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.


April 14

Crawfish Boil and Car Show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle (6220 La Salette St., Houston). Knights and Ladies of Council and Court 238 host a crawfish boil and car display $12 presale tickets, $15 at the door. 832-236-3986.

Race: Power of Illusion presentation, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Dominican Center for Spirituality (6501 Almeda Rd., Houston). Cherry Steinwender and Lucy McLaughlin of the Center for the Healing of Racism facilitate discussion about contemporary science on differences of race and roots of race concepts in North America. Free, open to public. RSVP to 713-440-3714 or for seating and lunch registrations.

9th annual AMSP walkathon, 8 a.m. at Tom Bass Regional Park Pavilion 4 (15108 Cullen Blvd., Houston). Sign in/on-site registration starts at 8 a.m. with walk start at 9 a.m. $10 - $20, proceeds benefit education, care of the needy in Africa and other world missions served by the Missionary Society of St. Paul. Registration includes shirts.; 713-747-1722.

Living Rosary, 8:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney (625 Nottingham Oaks Trail, Houston). SJV Respect Life Ministry hosts 6th annual living Rosary and celebration of life event, with outdoor Rosary followed by food, music and lawn games. Donations benefit SJV’s Gabriel Project. 281-497-4434;

Shroud of Turin Encounter & Exhibit, 6:30 p.m. at Notre Dame (7720 Boone Road, Houston). Unique big-screen media presentation and exhibit focuses on the renown Shroud of Turin, featuring Shroud expert Russ Breault discussing the history, science, art and theories of the shroud with a museum quality life-size replica of the Shroud on display. $5 admission. 281-498-0104;

April 14 - 16

St. John Marie Vianney Relic Visit, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at St. John Vianney (625 Nottingham Oaks Trail, Houston). The holy relic of the incorrupt heart of St. John Marie Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests, the ‘Curé of Ars,’ will be available for veneration at the west Houston parish with Mass, benediction, Rosary and confessions. 281-497-1500;

April 15

Sacred Heart Society 95th anniversary, 4 p.m. at Whitney Oaks Hall (816 E. Whitney Drive, Houston). The Sacred Heart Society marks its 95th anniversary by celebrating its history and founders’ efforts with a presentation and well-known traditional Italian meal of pasta and meatballs with sugo. $5 for lunch. 713-816-0001;

April 17

Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London Concert, 7:30 p.m. at St. Martha (4301 Woodridge Parkway, Porter). Internationally-acclaimed Choir of Royal Holloway performs an exquisite program of music from around the world. $7 - $12. 281-358-6637.

April 21

Zydeco Dance, 8 p.m. to 12 midnight at St. Francis Xavier (4600 Reed Road, Houston). Knights of St. Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary Council and Court 138 host a Zydeco dance with music by Curtis Poullard and the Creole Zydeco Band. $20. 713-501-0242.

April 21 - 22

Spring Festival, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Justin Martyr (13350 Ashford Point Drive, Houston). Features family activities, international food, games, raffle, auction, bingo, garage sale and more. 281-556-5116;

April 22

Chorale Evensong, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham (7809 Shadyvilla Lane, Houston). Features Chorus Angelorum, comprised of Catholics and Episcopalians, a semi-professional chorus devoted to the preservation and celebration of traditional Anglican music in the context of the Church’s liturgy. 713-683-9407.

Crawfish Festival, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Benedict the Abbot (4025 Grapevine St., Houston). Features crawfish, fried fish and chicken wings, beverages and more, with live music by Step Rideau and Herman Williams. Free admission, proceeds benefit the parish. 832-512-4309.

April 26 - 28

St. Mary Quilt Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Mary (8227 County Road 205, Plantersville). Fourth annual quilt show highlights 125+ hand-stitched quilts in the historic hand-painted church. Features expanded show times offer more access to view the quilts, Quilter’s Quick Pass for scheduled times, visit vendors and Dresden Plate Cafe.; 713-882-5850.

April 27

Holy Rosary School Gala, 6 p.m at Safari Texas Ranch (11627 FM 1464, Richmond). Holy Rosary Catholic School in Rosenberg hosts its 16th annual gala, themed “A Night in Monte Carlo,” with auctions, dinner, live band and dancing. 281-342-5813;;

April 28

Taizé Prayer at the Villa, 7:30 p.m. at Villa de Matel Chapel (6510 Lawndale St., Houston). With Houston Taizé community, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word welcome those seeking God for healing and reconciliation. Taize’ prayer is a contemplative, candlelit, ecumenical prayer service with reflective music, readings and moments of silence. Free, open to the public.

April 29

Spring Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Ambrose (4213 Mangum Road, Houston). Features games, activities for all ages, food, live music by Horizon. 713-686-3497.

May 4-6

Polish Festival, Our Lady of Czestochowa (1731 Blalock Road, Houston). Festival highlights Polish cuisine, live music and traditional Polish dancing with vendors, auction and kids activities.

May 5-6

Cinco De Mayo Spring Festival, at St. Hyacinth (2921 Center Street, Deer Park). Features food and drink, live entertainment, booths, kids games and activities, auctions. Benefits parish needs. 832-262-7795; 281-479-4298;

May 6

Bazaar, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Matthias (302 FM 1774, Magnolia). Features barbecue plates, variety of food, raffle, auctions, Mexican bingo, video game bus, kids activities and more. 281-356-2000


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