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 does not 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.

October 16
Day of Remembrance, 10 a.m., St. Mary of the Expectation (1612 E. Walker St., League City) is hosting a Remembrance Mass for the Little Ones in observance of National Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month. No registration needed.

Rosary Rally, Noon, St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church (10503 Westheimer Rd., Houston). Rosary will be recited in church parking lot.

October 17
Firefighters Mass, 11 a.m. at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (1111 St. Joseph Pkwy., Houston). Annual Mass honors firefighters.

Oktoberfest, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at St. Thomas More, (10330 Hillcroft St., Houston). International foods, games, Bingo, music and entertainment. More info:

Turkey Dinner and Bazaar, 11 a.m., at Columbus Club Hall (20632 N Hwy 36, Brazoria). Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sweeny and St. John the Apostle, West Columbia host the annual turkey dinner and bazaar. $12 meal includes turkey, dressing, buttered potatoes, green beans, dessert and tea. Drive-thru takeout available. Features a homemade pastry booth, live music, Mexican food booth, country store, raffle, live and silent auctions, dunking booth and children’s activities. 979-548-2020,

Fall Festival and Bazaar, 10:30 a.m., Guardian Angel Church (5610 Demel St., Wallis). Barbecue, homemade dressing and all the trimmings. Thanksgiving Masses at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Grand auction begins at 1 p.m. under the pavilion. Music all day. Drawing, rides, games and booths. More info: 979-478-6532;;

Bazaar, Noon to 8 p.m., St. Monica (8421 West Montgomery Rd., Houston). Foods and sweets, DJ music, games, raffle drawing and vendor booths available. Free admission and parking. More info:; 713-419-7239; 281-447-5837.

October 19
Red Mass, 6:15 p.m. Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (1111 St. Joseph Pkwy., Houston). Annual Mass celebrated by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo honors lawyers and members of Houston’s legal community. An optional dinner program, “Open Wide Our Hearts - The U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter Against Racism,” with Bishop Brendan J. Cahill of Victoria, Bishop Emeritus Curtis J. Guillory, S.V.D., of Beaumont, and Father Reginald Samuels, Archdiocesan Vicar for Catholics of African Descent. More info and to register:

October 21
Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westin Houston Medical Center (1709 Dryden Rd., Houston). San José Clinic’s 11th Annual Fall Speaker Series Luncheon features speaker Dr. Stephen Hahn, former commissioner of Food & Drugs, FDA. Rice University President David Leebron will moderate. Sponsorship opportunities available. More info:

October 23
White Mass and Reception, 5 p.m., Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (1111 St. Joseph Pkwy., Houston). Mass honors health care professionals. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is the celebrant. Reception and talk follow with Father Tad Pacholczyk, PhD, National Catholic Bioethics Center. Register:

Sewing Retreat, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cathedral Centre (1701 San Jacinto St., Houston). The Stitching Angels of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart host a sewing retreat. The project of the day will be the “Tall Trim the Tree” quilted wall hanging or “A Little Bit Shorter Tall Tree.” Bring your own machine or rent one for a nominal fee. Supply list available upon registration. Class fee: $50. Foundation piecing pattern provided. Limited space. Register:

October 24
World Mission Sunday Mass, 11 a.m. at St. Martha (4301 Woodridge Pkwy, Porter). Annual Mass prays for the global missions of the Church. Father Tom Rafferty will be the celebrant.

Fall Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. John (800 W. Baker Rd., Baytown). Parish fall festival features food, auction, games and more. $10 Barbecue chicken plates available for purchase. More info: 281-837-8180;

October 26
Golf Tournament, at Sugar Creek Country Club (420 Sugar Creek Blvd., Sugar Land). 9 a.m. Shotgun start. 26th annual Tuition Assistance Golf Tournament benefits St. Laurence Catholic School. Player fees $200+, various sponsorships available. Food and drinks also available. More info:,

October 31
Asian Mass, 2:30 p.m. Christ the Incarnate Word Catholic Church (8503 S Kirkwood Rd., Houston). Mass celebrates diverse Asian cultures.

Halloween festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School (10114 Hwy 6, Hitchcock). Costume contest, Trick-or-Treat alley with free candy, games, prizes, haunted house, teenager chill zone, giant turkey legs, caramel apples, cake wheel, and more. Open to the public, free parking. Social distancing protocols will be observed. More info: 409-925-3224;

November 6
Kris Kringle Craft Show & Food Trucks, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School (10114 Hwy 6, Hitchcock). Shop a variety of handmade arts, crafts and more at open-air pavilion. Also unique gifts and home decorating treasures. Crafters and food trucks are invited to rent space. Free parking. Social distancing protocols will be observed. More info: 409-925-3224;

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