Around the Archdiocese

The Around the Archdiocese is a brief calendar listing of events by the Archdiocese, parishes, ministries and other organizations throughout our ten-county region. Learn how to submit your own event to Around the Archdiocese here. The Herald is not able to acknowledge each submission.

Around the Archdiocese - Event Submissions

  • To submit events for the Around the Archdiocese section of the Texas Catholic Herald, use this form or email the Herald the details of the event to
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  • Deadlines: Submissions must be received by 12 p.m., at least three weeks (21 days) prior to the publication date. Click here for deadlines. Due to increased total number of submissions, we are unable to acknowledge each submission.

Note: Priority is given to parish-based and parish-hosted ministries, groups, religious orders and organizations found in the Archdiocesan Directory. Also, due to space and other factors, we cannot guarantee placement or frequency in Around the Archdiocese but we will whenever possible do our best to get your event into the section. 

Include the following information in your e-mail:

1. The name of your event (for example, "Chili Cook-off Scholarship Fundraiser")
2. Date, time, location (with full address) of your event
3. A brief description of your event (see example below)
4. The name of your organization (if applicable)
5. If the event is for charity, include the benefiting group or organization
6. Include the cost for tickets or note that it's free
7. Name, phone and/or e-mail address of the contact person that you want readers to call/e-mail with questions (do not include personal contact info that you do not want released to the public)
8. Web site address for your organization (if you have one)
9. Name, phone and e-mail address of the lead contact person, to verify info

Listing example:

March 3
TALK BY SISTER HELEN PREJEAN, 6 p.m. at Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Cathedral Centre Cameron Hall (1701 San Jacinto St., Houston). Nationally-recognized opponent of the death penalty and author of "Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States," Sister Helen Prejean will speak to the community. Free, open to the public. 713-000-0000;

Editor’s Note: For the latest updates about listings in the Around the Archdiocese section, contact each event’s organizers.

Sept. 23
Movie Screening, 6:45 p.m., Mary Queen (606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood). “The Letter Movie - A Message For Our Earth” will be screened as part of the global movement for the Season of Creation, an annual month-long season when Christian communities pray and act to protect creation.

Sept. 23-24
Bazaar, St. Philip Neri (10960 Martin Luther King Blvd., Houston). Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., features Super Bingo, $15 fried wings with fries, $5 boudin (mild/spicy) and drinks. Sunday, noon to 9 p.m., features booths, barbecue dinners, gumbo, Sweet Tooth booth, children’s corner and silent auction. 713-882-1134.

Sept. 24
Festival, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., St. Jerome (8825 Kempwood Dr., Houston). Live music, food, games and rides for all ages.;

Slavic Heritage Festival, noon to 6 p.m., Northside Columbus Club (607 E. Whitney Dr., Houston). Festival will feature ethnic foods, music and dancing, vendors and more. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to humanitarian aid for Ukraine.

Bazaar, 10:30 a.m., Immaculate Conception Sealy Columbus Club Hall (1310 US-90 W, Sealy). $13 barbecue plates (sausage, chicken) served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., (dine-in or drive-thru available). Features live music by Kovandas Czech Band, Mexican food, auction, cake walk, gift card booth, country store, kids activities and raffle. 979-885-3868,

Bazaar, 11 a.m., Christ Our Light (9677 N Hwy 6 Loop, Navasota). Barbecue with all the trimmings, Mexican plates, Vietnamese food, booths, live auction, country store, raffle, games. $15 a plate. 936-825-1869;

Bazaar, noon to 8 p.m., St. Gregory the Great (10500 Nold St., Houston). Food, drink, raffle, plants, games and more.

Sept. 26
Movie Screening, 6:30 p.m., St. Theresa (6622 Haskell St., Houston). “The Letter Movie - A Message For Our Earth” will be screened as part of the global movement for the Season of Creation, an annual month-long season when Christian communities pray and act to protect creation.

Sept. 27
Workshop, 1 to 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday until Nov. 15, Emmaus Spirituality Center (12211 Memorial Dr., Houston). Eight-week book study on “The Gift of Years” by Joan Chittister. Cost: $10 per week.

Sept. 28
Golf Tournament, 7 a.m., Tour 18 Golf Club (3102 FM 1960E, Humble). Tournament benefts Journey to Damascus retreats. Team of Four Scramble. $150 per person. 713-834-5669;;

Sept. 30
Workshop, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Emmaus Spirituality Center (12211 Memorial Dr., Houston). “Spiritual Biography” explores different approaches to recording the spiritual events and ways to preserve them to pass on to children, grandchildren and others. Cost: $40.

Retreat, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center (430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston). Catholic Literary Arts presents priest/author Father John Bullock,L.C., and author Sarah Cortez discussing “A Catholic Writer’s Retreat: Writing as a Vocation.” In-person single-day retreat will cover the artist’s role from the writings of St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.; 713-331-9342.

Conference, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Dominic Auditorium (2403 Holcombe Blvd., Houston). Archdiocesan Hispanic Ministry Conference, themed “The Eucharist, source of Synodality,” is inspired by the National Eucharistic Revival and the Synod on a Synodal Church. Keynote speakers include Father Edgardo Jara, OFM, and Alejandro Aguilera-Titus.

Oct. 1
Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Queen of Peace (626 Laurel, LaMarque). Games, music, food, Loteria Bingo, raffle, live and silent auctions. 409-938-7000 or 409-938-4594;

Festival, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic Church (9915 Hollister Rd, Houston). Food, games, rides, a flea market, bingo, raffles and live music.

Oct. 3
Mass, 6:30 p.m., St. Theresa (6622 Haskell St., Houston). A Mass for Care of Creation will be held as part of the global movement for the Season of Creation, an annual month-long season when Christian communities pray and act to protect creation.

Oct. 5
Book Discussion, 7 to 9 p.m., Emmaus Spirituality Center (12211 Memorial Dr., Houston). Tea and book club reading on “Borders of the Heart” by Connie Longsworth, an ESC spiritual director. Cost: $40.

Oct. 6-8
Marriage Weekend, 7 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Sunday, Holy Name Passionate Retreat Center (430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston). Marriage Encounter Weekend offers time away from the distractions of daily life for a married couple to reconnect and revitalize their marriage by focusing on each other and learning new ways to communicate more effectively in a private, positive atmosphere. $200 application fee.;

Oct. 7
Craft Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Hall (6723 Whitefriars Dr., Houston). Third “Christmas in October” sale includes crafts, food and more.

Memorial Service, 11 a.m., Ursuline Chapel at Holy Family Catholic School (2601 Ave. N, Galveston). Ursuline Alumni Association host annual memorial service for alumnae, teachers and classmates who died in the past year. 409-762-0834;

Oct. 7-8
Festival, St. Edward (2601 Spring-Stuebner Rd, Spring). Saturday, Oct. 7, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. includes live auction and dinner (dinner tickets required). Sunday, Oct. 8, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. includes food, games, inflatables, a rock wall, beer garden, train, silent auction and a raffle.

Festival, St. Faustina (28102 FM 1093, Fulshear). Saturday, Oct. 7, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. includes fajita dinner (dinner tickets required), live music, dancing. Sunday, Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. includes barbecue, live music, games, inflatables, a rock wall, train, petting zoo, live and silent auction and a raffle.

Festival, St. Ignatius of Loyola (7810 Cypresswood Dr., Spring). Saturday, Oct. 7, noon to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 8, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Event features food, games, Bingo, shopping, live and silent auction, raffle.

Festival, St. Edith Stein (3311 N. Fry Rd., Katy). Saturday, Oct. 7, noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. includes live music, games, inflatables, folks dancing, silent auction, a sweet shop, a raffle, and more.

Bazaar, St. Albert of Trapani (11027 S. Gessner Rd., Houston). Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Features soccer tournament Saturday (finals on Sunday), international food, Bingo, kids’ games, inflatables, live entertainment, DJ and raffle.;

Oct. 8
Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Stanislaus Kostka (1511 Hwy. 90 South, Anderson). 10 a.m. Mass starts the 69th annual homecoming and bazaar, followed by barbecue dinner at 11 a.m., games, booths, kids’ area, homemade items in the country store, live auction, free 150-year history books, 1917 church open for viewing, live Polish music and dancing with Brian Marshall and the Texas Paradise Band. 936-873-2291;

Festival, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Notre Dame (7720 Boone Rd., Houston). Features food, drinks, music, and games and fun for the children.

Turkey dinner & Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sacred Heart (507 South Fourth St., Richmond). Event features a turkey dinner served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., dine-in/take out/drive thru, game and food booths, live music, homemade crafts and desserts, a children’s midway, live and silent auctions and a raffle.

Mass and Lunch, 10:30 a.m., The Italian Cultural and Community Center (1101 Milford St., Houston). Father Leon Strieder celebrates a bilingual (Italian/English) Mass. Lunch with pasta, meatballs, salad, dessert and iced tea or coffee follows. Cost: $10 per person. 713-774-2628; Register:

Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus (6502 CR 48, Manvel). Features kids’ games, pulled pork sandwiches, food and craft booths, silent auction, raffle prizes, live music, dancing and more.

Oct. 9
Bus trip, 9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., St. Bernadette (15500 El Camino Real, Houston). Bay Area Deanery Council of Catholic Women host a bus trip to Our Lady of Walsingham and Bering’s Hardware. Adults 50 years or older are welcome. Cost: $15 per person. RSVP by Oct. 4. Food not included. 832-605-8360;

Oct. 11
Workshop, 9:30 to noon, Emmaus Spirituality Center (12211 Memorial Dr., Houston). “Deeper Wisdom of the Enneagram” explores is the many layers of self-awareness and self-knowledge through Enneagrams. Cost: $40.

Oct. 13
Bingo, 7 to 11 p.m., St. Monica - Church Hall Bldg. #5 (8421 West Montgomery Rd., Houston). Event features food and 10 Bingo games. Bring your daubers. Admission: $20 Presale/$25 at the door. 281-447-5837.

Oct. 14
Benefit Dinner, 6 p.m., The Revaire (7122 Old Katy Rd., Katy). Wine & Dine Dinner benefitting Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Evening features four-course dinner at 7 p.m. with sommelier-selected wine pairings from around the world. Welcome reception at 6 p.m. includes a wine pull. Mystery Wine Game during dinner and live auction also included.; 713-874-6629.

Bazaar, 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Holy Rosary (1416 George St., Rosenberg). Event includes food booths, pastries, silent auction, kids’ games, cake spin, plant booth and more. 832-278-9403.

Oct. 14-15
Bazaar, St. Laurence (3100 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land). Event includes ethnic and carnival food, live music, Bingo, kid’s games, inflatables, a rock wall, a raffle and more. 713-252-4594;

Oct. 15
Bazaar, noon to 8 p.m., St. Monica (8421 West Montgomery Rd., Houston). Event features foods, sweets, DJ, music, games and raffle. Vendor booths available. Free admission and parking. 713-419-7239; 281-447-5837.

Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Resurrection (915 Zoe St., Houston). Live music, kids’ games, Folklorico dancers, dance, games, pumpkin patch, food, drinks and raffle. Free admission.

Bazaar, 10:30 a.m., Guardian Angel (5610 Demel St., Wallis). Thanksgiving Masses at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Barbecue plates with homemade dressing and trimmings. Event includes rides, games, booths, drawing and 1 p.m. auction. 979-478-6532;;

Mass for women, 9:30 a.m., St. Mary’s Seminary (9845 Memorial Dr., Houston). Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will celebrate a Mass honoring all Catholic women hosted by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Council of Catholic Women. RSVP at

Turkey Dinner, 11 a.m., West Brazos Columbus Club (20632 N. Hwy. 36, Brazoria). Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sweeny and St. John the Apostle in West Columbia host a dinner with turkey, dressing, buttered potatoes, green beans, dessert and tea for $15. Drive-up lane available. Event includes pastry booth, live music, Mexican food, country store, raffle, live and silent auctions, and children’s activities. 979-548-2020;

Festival, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., True Cross (300 FM 517 Rd. East, Dickinson). Events include live and silent auctions, raffle, food, games, craft vendors, general store, mystery gift booth, gift card extravaganza, plants, cakes and more.

Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception (7250 Harrisburg, Houston). Event features food, games, raffle and live music. 713-921-1261.

Oct. 18-22
Choral Workshop, 6:30 to 9 p.m., St. Anthony of Padua (7801 Bay Branch Dr., The Woodlands). International performing arts group Gen Verde hosts a two-day choral workshop for all local musicians and singers. Ends with a liturgical ensemble at Sunday 6 p.m. Mass at St. Anthony of Padua. 832-482-4039;

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