Around the Archdiocese

Events by ministries and parishes throughout Galveston-Houston

The Around the Archdiocese is an 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 does not acknowledge each submission.

August 9

Fish Fry, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea (1401 Fidelity St., Houston). KPC Council and Court #139 hosts fish fry with $10 plates of two pieces of fish, peas and carrots, potato salad and bread. Pre-orders much be emailed by 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8. 10 orders required for delivery. 713-674-9206; 281-686-8329; 

August 11

2nd Annual Archdiocesan African Cultural Heritage Festival, 3 p.m., at The Catholic Charismatic Center (1949 Cullen Blvd., Houston) Mass celebrated by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo followed by colorful outdoor reception and entertainment celebrating African culture. 281-917-2303,

August 17

Senior Information Fair, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish Hall (11011 Hall Rd., Houston). For people aged 55-plus, fair offers resources via exhibitors, speakers, demonstrations, 2020 Census jobs, door prizes and more. Free. 281-481-6816.

Jazz Night, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at St. Monica Church Hall - Bldg. #5 (8421 West Montgomery Rd., Houston). All are welcome to an evening of jazz music by Phase 2 Jazz Group sponsored by the Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary Council & Court #151. $5 per person admission. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Food and drink available for purchase. Tickets available at parish office, or any KPC member. 281-447-5837.

Bible Seminar: Revelation, at St. Philip Neri Hospitality Room (10960 MLK Jr. Blvd., Houston). Father Chris A. Almaji, MSP continues a seminar on Revelation due to overwhelming demand. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to 713-734-0320.

Pro-Life Mass and Rosary, 8:30 a.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd (18511 Klein Church Rd., Spring). Join the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants for 8:30 a.m. Mass followed by a peaceful prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood (4747 Louetta Rd., Spring). 832-875-5126.

August 17 - 18

Garage Sale, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church (6220 La Salette Dr., Houston). Adult and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories, unique finds, keepsakes, furniture, toys and more. Food also available for purchase. 713-738-4817; 832-668-6802.

August 22

Painting with a Purpose Art Fundraiser Night, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Painting with a Twist - Heights (728 W 19th St., Houston). St. Monica hosts an evening of fellowship, light bites, drinks and painting. Must be 18 years or older. Online registration required at, select Heights location calendar and choose “St. Monica Pre-Bazaar Fundraiser” on Aug. 22. Register with passcode PWAP. $35 per seat ticket includes art supplies and canvas.; 832-687-3454.

August 23 - 25

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, Office of Pro-Life Activities hosts weekend retreat on post-abortion healing. All inquiries and registrations are confidential. 713-741-8

August 25

Silver Jubilee Mass for Bishop Oscar Cantu, noon, at Holy Name Catholic Church (1920 Marion Street). Bishop Cantu of San Jose, California, will be celebrating his anniversary both in San Jose and in his hometown of Houston and parish. 713-222-1255,

Student Retreat, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at University of Houston Catholic Newman Center (4805 Calhoun Rd., Houston). The UH Catholic Student Organization hosts a retreat for freshman and transfer students with interactive games, talks and personal stories about keeping close to the faith while at college. $10. 713-748-2529; 618-610-3708.

St. Monica Feast Day Celebration, 10 a.m. at St. Monica (8421 W. Montgomery Rd., Houston). All are welcome to celebrate St. Monica’s Feast Day at her namesake parish with 10 a.m. multilingual Rosary, 10:30 a.m. multilingual Mass, followed by multicultural event in church hall. Bring a dish to share. 281-447-58337.

Sept. 1

Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Joseph (101 Elmore St., New Waverly). St. Joseph in New Waverly celebrates its 150th anniversary with a parish bazaar on Labor Day, Sept. 1. Proceeds benefit restoration of the historic church.

Homecoming Bazaar, 11 a.m. at St. Mary (8227 CR 205, Plantersville.). St. Mary hosts its 125th Labor Day weekend homecoming and bazaar with barbecue dinner in A/C tent, kid’s zone, country store, booths and games, auctions, live entertainment and tours of expanded 1917 German Painted Church. 936-894-2223;

Sept. 7

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation Ecumenical Prayer service, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Villa de Matel Convent (6510 Lawndale St., Houston). Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, host a joint ecumenical prayer service with other Houston faith communities to offer a united voice for the care of creation, as called for by Pope Francis. Join other religious, civic and community leaders for this prayer service. Reception follows. 713 928-6053.

Sept. 8

Italian Mass & Pasta Lunch, 10:30 a.m. at Italian Cultural & Community Center (1101 Milford St., Houston). The ICCC hosts Mass every 2nd Sunday of the month, followed by a home-cooked pasta lunch served at $5 per plate, kids 10 and under are free. Meet with family and friends for Mass, or just for lunch. Interested in sponsoring a Mass? Contact Joyce Vento Coles at 713-524-4222.

Sept. 9

Apostles On Mission Young Adult Formation Program, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Dominic Chancery - Morkovsky Hall (2403 Holcombe Blvd., Houston). The Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministry hosts an 11-week formation program in leadership and evangelization. Open to young adults aged 20-39, the program focuses on cultivating a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, understanding personal gifts and strengths, and how to live these out. Continues each following Monday night until Nov. 18. Register by Aug. 31. Register online: 713-741-8778.

Sept. 12

‘Mission of Love’ Gala, 6:30 p.m. Safari Texas Ranch (11627 FM 1464, Richmond). Gala benefits Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston services at the Mamie George Community Center in Fort Bend County.; 713-874-6659.

Sept. 14

Galveston Seafarers Center Gala, at Hotel Galvez Music Hall (2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston). Ministry serving seafarers and fishers in Galveston and Texas City honors Galveston Propeller Club with a gala evening with casino, auctions and dinner.; 409-762-0026.

Sept. 15

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows Celebration, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows (3006 Kashmere St., Houston). Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows with 10 a.m. Mass followed by a procession. A festival of live music, food, games and raffle follows from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. All are welcome. 713-673-5600;

Bazaar, 11 a.m. at Sts. Cyril and Methodius (603 Parrott Ave., Damon). Annual bazaar features $10 barbecue beef and sausage plates with all the trimmings (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), 12:30 p.m. auction and live music by the Czech Mates from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. , games, pastries, homemaker’s market and more. 979-742-3383.


Sept. 21

Elvis Tribute Show, 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Loyola Christus Center (7810 Cypressswood Dr., Spring). Elvis is back as The Women’s Club of St. Ignatius Loyola host Vince King for an evening of dancing, entertainment and refreshments. Advance tickets: $25; At the door: $25. Group table reservations for up to eight available. 832-515-5977;;

Archbishop Fiorenza Symposium: Open Wide Our Hearts, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at University of St. Thomas Jones Hall (3910 Yoakum Blvd., Houston). UST Center for Faith and Culture hosts a daylong symposium with preeminent speakers responding to challenges of racism in daily life. $20 general admission; $10 students, includes lunch. Event earns six continuing education hours toward Catechist Renewal Certification. Register:;; 713-942-5066.

Stewardship Workshop, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Laurence Ave Maria Parish Life Center (3103 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land). Archdiocese and Stewardship Networking Group hosts a “Casting Nets Ministries Workshop” focused on discipleship, stewardship and evangelization. Casting Nets, a lay apostolate, will lead the workshop with speakers Tony Brandt and Chris Stewart. $15 before Sept. 1, $20 after; includes light continental breakfast. Agenda available online. Registration closes Sept. 18.

Sept. 22

Bazaar, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Gregory the Great (10500 Nold Dr., Houston). St. Gregory the Great hosts parish bazaar with live music and DJ, barbecue dinners, Mexican food, funnel cakes, desserts, drinks, kids’ zone and more. Free admission. Lawn chairs welcome, but no coolers allowed. 7 p.m. drawing. 713-631-3681.

Sept. 29

Bazaar and Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. at Sealy Columbus Club Hall (1310 Hwy 90 West, Sealy). Immaculate Conception in Sealy hosts annual event with $10 barbecue dinner plates starting at 10:30 a.m. with plates to go available, Mexican food, live music by Kovanda’s Czech Band, auctions, gift card booth, grocery and plant stands, country store, cake walk, kiddie rides and games. 979-885-3868.

Oct. 6

Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Albert of Trapani (11027 S. Gessner Rd., Houston). Parish bazaar features food, fellowship and fun that benefits parish needs. Free admission, activity tickets $1 each. 713-771-3596.

Oct. 26

Ursuline Academy Memorial Service & Brunch, 9:30 a.m. at Ursuline Chapel of Holy Family Catholic School (2601 Ursuline Ave., (Ave N 1/2), Galveston). Join alumnae and community members in remembering alumnae who have passed away. Service will be followed by brunch and fellowship. 409-744-3833; 409-771-4522.

Holiday Market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (6646 Addicks Satsuma Rd., Houston). Parish’s Ladies Auxiliary hosts 27th annual Gingerbread Village Holiday Market with more than 100 vendors with holiday goods.


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