The latest news from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston


December 20, 2012

Their religious vocations led them to unique ministries serving the local community

Sisters and priests are often associated with working in churches or in the field of education. But others fulfill their calling to serve God by ministering as professionals in the fields of medicine, law and non-profits. Meet three women with two big things in common, none of which they planned: They became Catholic sisters and all found themselves serving those less fortunate in very powerful ways.

November 29, 2012

First Catholic Church established to serve Houston’s African-American Community Celebrates its 125th Anniversary

Since 1887, St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Houston’s Third Ward has been a place of acceptance and sanctity for thousands of people. On Sunday, December 2, 2012, the parish will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a Mass and reception.

September 28, 2012

All are welcome to Mass honoring those who protect and serve

Mass at Co-Cathedral honors the men and women who protect us.

September 14, 2012

Celebrating lifelong marriage: Archdiocese to honor more than 900 couples

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo to celebrate annual 25th and 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass. Event marks 50th year Archdiocese has held Mass for couples celebrating golden, silver anniversaries.

August 18, 2012

Downtown Catholic Church Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

Since 1912, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church has been a beacon of hope, faith and love for thousands of people. On Saturday, August 18, 2012, the parish will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a Mass and reception.

August 9, 2012

1,400 Educators Celebrated the Start of a New School Year with Bishop Sheltz

On August 9, 2012, more than 1,400 teachers and school administrators from Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston celebrated the beginning of the new school year at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with a Mass and award presentation led by Bishop George Sheltz, Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese.

January 2, 2012

Pope Benedict names former Episcopal bishop to lead new U.S. ordinariate for former Anglicans

Pope Benedict names former Episcopal bishop to lead new U.S. ordinariate for former Anglicans • Ordinariate to be based in Houston.

December 2, 2011

Catholics honor Our Lady of Guadalupe in downtown Houston procession and Mass Sunday, Dec. 4

Marking the anniversary of the Virgin Mary's appearance to the humble Mexican peasant Juan Diego in 1581, thousands of Catholic faithful will come to downtown Houston at noon on Sunday, Dec. 4 for a procession and Mass honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe.

June 13, 2011

Black Catholic Heritage Celebrated at Unity Explosion Conference 2011, June 15-19

Join the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston for a vibrant celebration and exploration of our black Catholic heritage at the Unity Explosion Conference 2011. The event will be held Wednesday, June 15 through Sunday, June 19 at the Marriott Westchase Hotel.

March 28, 2011

Archdiocesan conference explores “Family & Values in the New Media Age” April 1st and 2nd

The Office of Family Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston invites you to its “Family & Values in the New Media Age” conference April 1st and 2nd at the St. Dominic Center, 2403 Holcombe Blvd.


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