The latest news from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston


December 10, 2019

Advent is prime time for reconciliation

From Huntsville to Nassau Bay, parishes are opening their doors for special hours for the Catholic faithful to encounter Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of Penance, also known as reconciliation or confession.

December 4, 2019

Upcoming Dec. 7-8 collection provides much-needed support for retired and elderly religious in Houston

The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held Dec. 7 to 8 in parishes of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO), and proceeds help hundreds of U.S. religious communities to care for aging members. Some 30,000 senior Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests benefit.

December 3, 2019

Festive celebration for Our Lady of Guadalupe set for downtown Houston Dec. 8

Colorfully costumed dancers and music highlight the annual Archdiocesan Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe set for Sunday, Dec. 8 in downtown Houston. Up to 1,000 Danzantes and Matachines (indigenous folk dancers), wearing elaborate headpieces and traditional Aztec-style dress, will process from 1700 San Jacinto St. to the George R. Brown (GRB) Convention Center.

October 30, 2019

All Souls Day Masses scheduled for Nov. 2

The public is welcome to join the celebration of loved ones at the Archdiocesan All Souls Day Masses, held at the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese on Saturday, Nov. 2.

October 10, 2019

Statement from Archdiocese re: Auxiliary Bishop Sheltz

In late June, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston received an allegation of abuse against Most Reverend George A. Sheltz, our Auxiliary Bishop and Chancellor. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has determined that the allegation against Bishop Sheltz is manifestly unfounded. Bishop Sheltz is now restored to full public ministry.

October 4, 2019

St. Mary Cathedral Basilica statue removed temporarily for restoration

The St. Mary, Star of the Sea statue atop St. Mary Cathedral Basilica (2011 Church St., Galveston, Texas 77550) was temporarily removed Sept. 24 from the church building structure for restoration and is available for public visitation.

October 3, 2019

Annual Firefighter Mass honors firefighters lost in line of duty

Every day, firefighters dedicate themselves to protecting the lives of residents and their property. The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will thank and pray for all firefighters from area departments and volunteers at the Annual Archdiocesan Firefighter Mass set for 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.


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