Around the Archdiocese

A calendar of events from parishes, ministries and organizations

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, use this form or email the Herald the details of the event to
  • To submit a flier, click here.
  • Deadlines: Submissions must be received by 12 p.m., 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.

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. 

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

Nov. 29 - Dec. 1
Retreat, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Jerome (8825 Kempwood Dr., Houston). Father Matthew Linn, SJ, hosts “Letting Christmas Change your Life” three-day Advent mission.; 713-468-9555.

Dec. 1
Eucharistic Revival Night, 7 p.m., St. Angela Merici (9009 Sienna Ranch Rd., Missouri City). Event includes music, guest speakers and Eucharistic Adoration.

Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., St. Cyril of Alexandria (10305 Westheimer Rd., Houston). Event includes photos, kids gifts, sweets, Santa Claus and more. Admission is one bag of non-perishable food items. Concert benefits the West Houston Assistance Ministries.

Dec. 1-2
Christmas Boutique Market and Luncheon, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mary Queen (606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood). The Mary Queen Christmas Boutique and Tea Room Luncheon includes 60 local vendors and artisans with quilts, home décor, crafts, jewelry, wreaths, ornaments, soaps, dips, ceramics and more. Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 2
Workshop, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Emmaus Spirituality Center (12211 Memorial Dr., Houston). “Releasing the Power of Prayer: Deepening Our Image of God” explores seeing where God’s image is distorted and understanding the lifetime process of healing with God. Cost: $75.

Day of Reflection, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Angela Merici (9009 Sienna Ranch Rd., Missouri City). Themed “Re-Igniting Our Hope,” the reflection is led by Kathleen Messina, director of the Spiritual Direction Institute at the Emmaus Spirituality Center. Free, but registration is requested.; 281-778-0400.

Merry Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Rose of Lima (3600 Brinkman St., Houston). “Merry Market” will be held at the East and West Hall and feature items for early Christmas shopping.

Dance & Dinner, St. Peter Claver Hall (6005 N Wayside, Houston). Knights of Peter Claver #152 host the “Black & Red Benefit Dance & Dinner” with a dance, food and senior recognition. Cost: $25. 281-451-1790;

Dec. 5
Eucharistic Adoration, 7 to 8 p.m., Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (1111 St. Joseph Pkwy., Houston). Eucharistic Adoration by candlelight floods the sanctuary with natural candlelight and some of the Church’s timeless musical treasures.

Dec. 6
Bus Trip, 3:30 to 8:30 p.m., St. Bernadette (15500 El Camino Real, Houston). Men and women 50 years of age or older are welcome to sight-see Christmas lights in the Houston area. Cost: $15. Dinner is on your own. RSVP by Dec. 4 to 832-605-8360;

Dec. 9
Archdiocesan Guadalupe Celebration, 8 a.m., Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (1111 St. Joseph Pkwy., Houston). 8 a.m. procession begins at 1700 Bell St. and ends in front of the downtown Chancery (1700 San Jacinto St.) followed by 10 a.m. Mass at the Co-Cathedral with traditional dancing and singing to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe at 12 p.m. Mass livestreamed online at

Dec. 9-10
Retirement Fund for Religious Collection, Annual collection benefits 24,000 elderly religious sisters, brothers and religious order priests across the U.S. Several men’s and women’s religious congregations in the Archdiocese have benefited from this collection in the past.

Dec. 15
Advent Mass & Luncheon, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Mary’s Seminary (9845 Memorial Dr., Houston). The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Council of Catholic Women hosts a Mass, celebrated by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, and luncheon Seafarers Port Ministry. Port Chaplain Father Jan Kubisa and Spiritual Advisor Monsignor Dan Scheel will be in attendance. Cost: $25 per person or $240 for reserved table of 8.

Jan. 26-27, 2024
Aging conference, Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Prince of Peace - St. Andrew Community Center (19222 Tomball Pkwy., Houston). Office of Aging hosts “Nurturing The Roots of Our Communal Tree: A Catholic Conference to Honor and Support Aging,” a two-day event with presentations and vendors that support pastoral and practical care for families with older adults. Friday’s sessions are geared for parish leaders; Saturday is for older adults and family members. View agenda and register at

Feb. 23-25, 2024
Weekend Retreat, 5 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Sunday, Mother of Perpetual Help Retreat Center (3417 W. Little York, Houston). Marian Servants of the Incarnate Wisdom present “Healing Through the Power of Jesus Christ” with speaker Father Greg Bramlage, founder of the Missionaries of the New Evangelization. Cost: $250 per person.

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