The latest news from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston


August 12, 2014

1,400 Educators Celebrate a New School Year with Auxiliary Bishop Sheltz

On Friday, August 8, more than 1,400 teachers and school administrators from primary Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will celebrate the beginning of the new school year with a Mass and award presentation led Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy., Houston. The Mass starts at 9:30 a.m. 

June 18, 2014

Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston devote two weeks to promote and protect religious freedom

As our nation prepares to celebrate its freedom and the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, Catholics in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and across the country are urged to participate in the third annual Fortnight for Freedom, June 21 to July 4, 2014. This year’s theme is “Freedom to Serve.”


June 3, 2014

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to welcome three new priests

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014, Catholics throughout the Houston-Galveston area will welcome three new priests when Daniel Cardinal DiNardo ordains Richard Hinkley, Jesus Jesse Garcia and Oscar Dubon-Romero at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway in downtown Houston.

May 14, 2014

Catholics gather to pray for Nigerian school girls

This Sunday, May 18, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s Office of the Vicar for Catholics of African Descent and the Igbo Catholic Community of Houston will host a prayer service asking for the safe release of the more than 300 Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped last week.

The prayer service will be held at 3 p.m. at the Igbo Catholic Community of Houston Center, 8250 Creekbend Drive, Houston.

April 16, 2014

Easter Sunday Mass marks the re-opening of St. Mary Cathedral Basilica

It’s been a long journey, but at noon this Sunday, April 20, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will celebrate an Easter Sunday Mass marking the re-opening St. Mary Cathedral Basilica – the “Mother Church of Texas.” The historic church has been closed since September 2008 after sustaining significant damage during Hurricane Ike.

March 3, 2014

Catholics Mark the Beginning of Lent with Ashes (1)

Catholics will mark the onset of Lent with Ash Wednesday on March 5. Throughout the day, hundreds of thousands will attend Masses and Services and receive ashes across their foreheads in a ceremony known as the “imposition” of ashes. The ashes symbolize penance and are a reminder of our mortality.

February 26, 2014

Extraordinary combination of art and Scripture comes to Houston

It’s been called one of the most extraordinary undertakings of our time and at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, people in the Houston-Galveston area will have the rare opportunity to see a magnificent piece of art and Scripture at a special introduction to the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible. This free event will take place in the Nold Building at St. Mary’s Seminary, 9845 Memorial Dr., Houston.

January 27, 2014

Musicians visit Archdiocese to inspire vocations to the religious life

Grupo Emmanuel is well-known in Latin America and has travelled extensively throughout the world. This week, they are in the Houston-Galveston area for the first time.

January 26, 2014

Catholic Schools celebrate Catholic education in unique ways

With a theme of “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” the 60 schools of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are celebrating National Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 26 – Feb. 1, 2014. Instituted by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), the week is dedicated to celebrating faith and the exceptional standards of Catholic schools, as well as their achievements and communities.


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