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, please email the Herald the details of the event to

Please 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. Deadlines: Submissions must be received 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.

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: Please contact each event’s organizers for the latest updates about listings in the Around the Archdiocese section.

Jan. 19
Café Catholica Lite, 7 p.m. Christ the Redeemer (11507 Huffmeister Rd., Houston). Young adult speaker series with Sister Bernadette Mota, FMA, Vocations Director for the Salesian Sisters, speaking on “New Year Resolutions: Be who you are and be that Well.” Includes light snacks, talk, Q&A, and prayer. Free, open to young adults 18-39.; 713-741-8778

Holy Hour for Life, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. at St. Mary’s Seminary (9845 Memorial Dr., Houston. Join the U.S. bishops and Catholics around the country for an overnight Eucharistic Adoration on the vigil of the National March for Life in Washington. Auxiliary Bishop Italo Dell’Oro, CRS, will open and close the vigil. Pre-register to ensure all-night Adoration coverage and parking at the seminary at no later than Jan. 16. Info: Office of Pro-Life Activities at 713-440-3443

Jan. 22
Lunar New Year celebration, 12:15 p.m. at Ascension Chinese Mission - Activity Center (4605 Jetty Ln., Houston). A lion dance, other performances, red envelopes for kids and door prizes celebrate the Lunar New Year. Purchase tickets after Saturday/Sunday Masses starting Dec. 25 or by calling 713-822-8985 or emailing or by Venmo to @Eugene-Ng-5 with a note including the purchaser’s name and number of tickets.

Jan. 25
Memorial Mass, 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace (19222 Tomball Pkwy., Houston). Diapers, pull-ups, wipes and formula donation drive benefits Mercy Ministry. A reception follows in the Community Center. Sponsored by Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court of the Holy Family.; 281-381-0309.

Jan. 28
Bus Trip to Texas Rally for Life in Austin, 8:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Center (2401 Holcombe Blvd., Houston). Bus check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., with a 9 a.m. departure for the annual Texas Rally for Life at Austin in remembrance of and to march in support of all human life. Register to ride the bus at Cost: $35. The trip includes two stops at Buc-ee’s (to and from Austin). 713-440-3443.

Casino night, 6:30 p.m. at St. Jerome Parish Activity Center (2749 Hollister Rd., Houston). “A Night of Purpose - Mardi Gras Casino Night” features casino tables, slot machines, poker tables and auctions to benefit St. Jerome Catholic School. Cost: $50 per person, includes $500 in casino chips, hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. For ticket purchase and/or sponsorship information: 713-468-7946;

Sacred Art Live, 6 to 9 p.m., St. Mary’s Seminary (9845 Memorial Dr., Borski Center). A celebration of living artists, both local and national, creating inspired works including the Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate. Free.

Feb. 2-4
Garage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., each day at St. Ignatius of Loyola Christus Center (7810 Cypresswood, Spring). Furniture, household items, clothing, jewelry, baby items, toys, books and other treasures. Rain or shine.

Feb. 3
Anniversary celebration, 6 to 9 p.m. at Cathedral Centre (1701 San Jacinto St.). U.S. Spiritan 150th Anniversary Celebration. International food, music and stories. Tickets are $150. Purchase:

Author Event, 7 p.m., Prince of Peace - St. Andrew Center (19222 Tomball Pkwy., Houston). Catholic Grandparents Ministry hosts Peggy Stanton, author, illustrator and painter, who will speak about her latest book, “From the White House to the White Cross.” Free.; 713-244-4217;

Feb. 4

Eucharist speaker event, 9 a.m., St. John the Baptist Parish Hall (110 E. South St., Alvin). Catholic Daughters of Americas Court #2073 host Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio who will speak on the Eucharist. Light breakfast will be served.; 281-331-3751.

Feb. 5
Retreat for parents after infant loss, Office of Pro-Life Activities hosts “Pierced by Sorrow, Released into Joy” retreat for parents following miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant loss. This single-day retreat is part of the Jerome’s Hope ministry. Cost is $35/person; $60/couple. Register online at Info: 713-741-8728.

Mass for World Day for Consecrated Life, 11 a.m., Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (1111 St. Joseph Pkwy.). Daniel Cardinal DiNardo presides over a Mass honor men and women religious.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm, Guardian Angel (5610 Demel St., Wallis). $12 spaghetti plates with homemade meat sauce, salad, green beans and garlic bread. Homemade desserts for donation. Features raffle with cash prizes, cake live and silent auctions. Sponsored by Wallis CDA, proceeds benefit college scholarships, high school ‘Project Graduation,’ local and national/state CDA charities. 281-224-0477.

Feb. 11
Heart of Worship Conference, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., St. Laurence Catholic Church (3100 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land). Full day of inspiring talks, prayer, praise and worship, Mass, Adoration, dinner and fellowship. Early Bird Registration just $30 by Jan. 20; after that it is $50 per person. Open to everyone sixth grade and older (No childcare available). Information and register:

Black History Program, 7 p.m., Holy Family (1510 5th St., Missouri City). Father Reginald Samuels, vicar for Catholics of African Descent, will be the speaker. Info: 281-499-6883;

Dinner Fundraiser, 6 to 9 p.m., Our Lady of Walsingham, St. Jude Hall (7809 Shadyvilla Ln., Houston). Catholic Literary Arts hosts a dinner with James Matthew Wilson, Ph.D., as keynote on “Creating a Culture of Beauty.” Booksales benefit teach youth creative writing. Tickets: $150-plus, tables begin at $1,000. Underwriting and sponsorships are available. 713-331-9342;

Feb. 15
Lenten Day of Reflection, 8:30 a.m., St. Paul the Apostle (18223 Point Lookout Dr., Houston). The Bay Area Council Catholic of Women host a Day of Reflection for men and women. 8:30 a.m. Mass, then light breakfast; 9:30 a.m. brief meeting; 10 a.m. presentation with Deacon Scott Daniel and Steve Oliveri sharing reflections on their pilgrimages to the Holy Land.

Feb. 17
Mardi Gras Dance, 6 to 10 p.m., St. Benedict the Abbot - J-Hall (4025 Grapevine St., Houston). The Knights of Peter Claver Council & Court #248 host a night of dancing, food and fun. $25 advanced tickets, $30 at door. 713-870-4393 or 281-253-5520.

March 2
Golf Tournament, 11 a.m., Wildcat Golf Club (12000 Almeda Rd, Houston). Tournament supports the mission of St. Dominic Village and celebrates the memory and legacy of Bishop Rizzotto.

March 4
Couples Day Retreat, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Dominic Center Auditorium (2401 Holcombe Blvd., Houston). Family Life Ministry hosts a couples retreat for married couples and individuals to rekindle love by participating in a day of praise, talks, reflection and conversation. Cost: $35/ person; $60/couple, includes breakfast, lunch and all materials.

March 5
Turkey and dressing dinner, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sealy Columbus Hall (310 Hwy 90 West, Sealy). $12 plates include turkey, dressing with gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, hot roll and tea. Desserts are by the slice with free will offering. $10 whole cakes for sale. Dine-in, take home or drive thru. CDA cakes and homemade goods, silent and live auction, JCDA silent auction and drawing at 1 p.m. Homemade cheese rolls for $15. 281-220-9084.

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