The latest news from the Archdiocese of Galveston-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.

January 19, 2014

Catholics from across the Archdiocese remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call for justice

This weekend the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will take time to reflect upon and remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at its 29th Annual Mass of Remembrance. The Mass will be Sunday, January 19, at 3:00 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy., Houston.

January 11, 2014

Houston-area Charities Come Together for Poverty Awareness Month

Three Houston-area organizations are banding together for Poverty Awareness Month this coming January. Catholic Charities, San José Clinic, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, with underwriting support from The Kristie Lee Tautenhahn Foundation, are promoting Poverty Awareness throughout the month with a variety of educational tools and resources, including a Mass on Saturday, January 11th, 2014.

December 23, 2013

Thousands of Houston-Galveston Area Vietnamese Catholics gather to celebrate Christmas

On Christmas Eve, several thousand Vietnamese Catholics from around the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will join together to celebrate the birth of Christ at the annual Vietnamese Christmas Vigil Mass. The Mass will begin at 6 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston.

December 5, 2013

The sights and sounds of ancient Mexican tradition will soon fill downtown Houston

Drums, costumes, music and dancing of centuries-old Mexican tradition will fill the streets of downtown Houston on Dec. 8, 2013 – all in an expression of devotion and thanksgiving to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Americas.


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