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.

July 15-17

Garage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at St. Ignatius of Loyola Christus Center (7810 Cypresswood, Spring, 77379). Furniture, household items, clothing, jewelry, baby items, toys, books and other treasures. Rain or shine. For information, email

July 17

Anniversary Mass, 10 a.m., St. Philip Neri Catholic Church (10960 MLK Blvd., Houston), will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is the celebrant. RSVP by calling the parish office at 713-734-0320 or watch live on Facebook.

July 25-27

Marriage Encounter Weekend, Virtual Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend for married couples to increase love and romance in their marriage and improve their communication. Join from the comfort of home. $100 application fee. Registration and information:

July 29-31

Garage Sale, Thursday: 6 to 9 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon, at St. Theresa Community Center (705 St. Theresa Blvd., Sugar Land). CDA Court St. Theresa of Lisieux #2211 hosts garage sale, featuring adult and children’s clothing, shoes, household items, linens, knick knacks, furniture and outdoor equipment. Proceeds benefit scholarships and charitable donations. Info: Carol Snowbarger: 281-494-1983 or 713-256-7358.

July 30-31

Garage Sale, Saturday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at St John the Baptist (110 E St. Alvin). CDA Court #2073 hosts a garage sale, drop-off items on Wednesday, July 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Information: Ida Salinas at 281-468-7052 or

August 12

Stewardship workshop, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Seminary - Nold Education Center (9845 Memorial Dr., Houston). Archdiocesan Stewardship Advisory Board hosts a stewardship workshop with Father Joe Creedon, pastor emeritus of Christ the King Parish in Kingston, Rhode Island and stewardship spirituality speaker. $10 registration, online or in-person. Register: Info: 713-652-8217,

August 21-22

Parish Anniversary Celebration, at St. Hyacinth (2921 Center St., Deer Park). Weekend of parish prayer, remembrance and celebration. Saturday begins at 9 a.m. with prayer and Adoration. Events culminate on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. with food, activities, silent auction and raffle. Tickets/info:,

September 9

Gala, 6:30 p.m. at Safari Texas Ranch (11627 FM 1464, Richmond). “Mission of Love Gala” benefiting Mamie George Community Center of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. To purchase tables and tickets, visit Matt Johns,, 713-874-6659.

October 9

Gala, Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center (430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston) is hosting their third annual gala. Call 713-464-0211, email, or visit for more information.

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. For more information:



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