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 cannot acknowledge each submission.


Through Sept. 3

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. at The Corinthian (202 Fannin St., Houston). Rome comes to Houston in an exhibit presented by Brilliant that highlights Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel wonders via 34 full-scale replicas of the renown Vatican artwork never-before-seen in Houston. $10 to $20. Use promo code: ARCHGH and save $5 off admission. Tickets:; 713-222-2002.

August 18

Vegas Night Fundraiser, 6 to 10 p.m. at St. Hyacinth Guyot Hall (2921 Center St., Deer Park). Casino night fundraiser benefits parish needs. $20 admission, 21+ only, entertainment, food, drinks and chips included. 281-479-4298

August 31 - Sept. 2

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, is a Catholic Scripture-based retreat for women, men and their families and friends suffering after abortion presented by the Archdiocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities and Rachel’s Vineyard Houston that combines prayer, reflection, counseling and Sacramental Reconciliation to share peace and healing for attendees. All inquiries and registrations are confidential. Info/registration: Julie Fritsch,, 713-741-8728; Cindy Renaudo,; 713-825-0649.

Sept. 8

Concert, 7 p.m. at St. Cyril of Alexandria (1050 Westheimer Road, Houston). Houston New Arts Movement performs South American and Spanish origin music. $15. Tickets:; 832-819-4626.

St. Clare Monastery Fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prince of Peace - St. Andrew Discipleship Center (19222 Tomball Parkway, Houston). Mass, auctions and catered lunch benefits St. Clare Monastery and the Brothers and Sisters of Charity founded by John Michael Talbot.

Sept. 8 - 9

Bazaar, Saturday, Sept. 8 from 12 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea (1401 Fidelity St., Houston). Bazaar with food and live music and DJs benefits parish repairs. 713-674-9206.

Sept. 10

Fisherman’s Tomb Presentation, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Holy Cross Chapel (905 Main St., Houston). St. Thomas More Society host John O’Neill and Sarah Wynne to present “The Fisherman’s Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican’s Secret Search.” Paid contribution, accepted at check-in, includes lunch. RSVP: by Sept. 6. 713-650-1323.

Sept. 11

9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, 6 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (1111 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston). 6 p.m. Vespers with Co-Cathedral Schola Cantorum and Dr. Crista Miller, followed by 6:30 p.m. service projects* at the Cathedral Centre (1701 San Jacinto St., Houston) and 8 p.m. dinner provided by the CCSH Young Adults. *Pre-registration required at; 713-659-1561.

Sept. 13

A Place For All, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chancery at St. Dominic Center (2403 Holcombe Blvd., Houston). Seven interactive training sessions that teach behavior management philosophy and methodology to better meet the needs of diverse learners. APA is for everyone wanting to learn effective strategies to implement immediately in a variety of instructional or home settings. Early registration through Aug. 18 is $210; $30.00 per session (includes lunch). Financial assistance available. Register or view details at; 713-741-8793.

Sept. 14 - 16

Steubenville Encounter Houston, at Marriott Marquis Houston (1777 Walker St., Houston). Weekend conference for families, young adults and adults in a relaxed vacation-like setting features dynamic speakers, worship, Sacraments and Adoration. Speakers include Father Louis Merosne, Katie Hartfiel, Bob Lesnefsky, Paul George, Ennie and Cana Hickman, and music by Ben Walther and Josh Blakesley Band.

Sept. 16

Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sts. Cyril and Methodius (603 Parrott Ave., Damon). $10 plated barbecue service begins at 11 a.m. with 12:30 p.m. auction with music by Czechmates and games. 979-742-3383.

Sept. 17

Palliative Care and Spirituality for Life,  at Houston Methodist Research Institute (6670 Bertner Ave., Houston). A symposium focusing on end-of-life issues and open to the public is a collaboration with the Pontifical Academy for Life (Vatican City), the Houston Methodist Research Institute, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. The conference begins with 8 a.m. breakfast, registration and check-in and lasts through closing remarks by 6 p.m. or

Sept. 19

Bay Area Council of Catholic Women Gathering, 10:30 a.m. to noon at St. Mary (816 Park Dr., La Porte). Monsignor Fred O’Connor will speak on the history of St. Mary’s when it was the original seminary for Galveston-Houston and then share lunch with the council. 281-827-4232.

Sept. 26

Made for More Night with Christopher West and Mike Mangione, 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace (19222 Tomball Parkway, Houston). Night blends teaching, live music and art that offers a vision of the Gospel through St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. $20, 281-469-2686.

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