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 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, 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.

May 20
Respect Life Violin Benefit Concert, 7 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham (7809 Shadyvilla Ln., Houston). Violinist Matthew Madonia and pianist Jennifer Gutierrez present a life-affirming concert to benefit Loving Choice Pregnancy Help Center. Tickets are $50. More info: to purchase and reserve tickets.

May 21
Tent Event, 5 to 8 p.m., Emmaus Spirituality Center (12211 Memorial Dr., Houston). Opportunity to visit the Emmaus Spirituality Center and see what it is all about. Food and drinks will be provided, and there will be face painting, balloons, snow cones and more for kids.

May 22
Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. John the Baptist (110 E South St, Alvin). Barbecue brisket plate are $15, Mexican food booths, beer garden, loteria, Bingo, kiddie game area, plants sell, raffle, live/silent auction, live Tejano bands and DJ. More info: Linda Krauskopf, 281-507-9185.

May 26
Panel Discussion, noon to 1 p.m., The Institute for Spirituality and Health is sponsoring an international Zoom presentation by Deacon Robert Hesse, Ph.D., author of new book “Faith and Science: A Journey into God’s Mystical Love.” Registration includes a copy of his book. Register here.

May 31
veterans Mass, 5 p.m., Holy Rosary (3617 Milam St., Houston). Mass launches church’s new veteran ministry. The principal celebrant and homilist will be retired Colonel Father Robert Ippolito, M.S. A 30-year veteran U.S. Air Force chaplain. Semper Fi #3 will present a sword salute for the Mass recessional. A light reception will follow the Mass in the parish hall. The Mass will be livestreamed on Holy Rosary’s YouTube channel. More info: 713-529-4854 or click here. .

June 9-12
Men’s ACTS Retreat, 5:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima (3600 Brinkman St., Houston). ACTS retreat held at Circle Lake Retreat Center. Cost: $250. More info: or call 832-309-9067

June 15
Luncheon, 12 p.m., Holy Family Catholic School (2601 Ursuline, Galveston). The Ursuline Alumnae Association will celebrate 175 years of Catholic education in Galveston and in Texas itself. Brown bag/bring your own lunch. Drinks, gifts and prizes. Public is welcome. More info: 409-939-4700 or

June 17-19
Young Adult Retreat, Friday at 5 p.m. to Sunday at 12:30 p.m., Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center (430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston). This three-day retreat, “Set Apart,” provides opportunity to spend a weekend with Christ while meeting other young adults. Individuals ages 18 to 29 and parish groups are welcomed. $250, Financial Aid available. More info: 713-464-0211 ext. 10;

June 24-25
Religious Freedom Conference, Prince of Peace - St. Andrew Discipleship Center (19222 Tomball Pkwy., Houston). Two-day “Truth Under Attack” conference features speaker Father Tad Pacholczyk, Ph.D., on Friday at 7 p.m. The event continues on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. Registration includes luncfh if registered by June 17. Register: More info: or call 281-627-0340.

June 25
Women’s conference, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Laurence Catholic Church (3100 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land). Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women hosts a Catholic Women’s Conference with Liv Harrison, Kate Mims of Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center and Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, who will attend the luncheon benefiting St. Mary’s Seminary. $30: luncheon only; $40: conference only (lunch not included). More info:

June 27
Golf Tournament, 7 a.m., Willow Fork Country Club (21055 Westheimer Pkwy., Katy). St. Bartholomew will host their fourth Annual Golf Tournament. 7 a.m. registration, 7:30 breakfast/warm-up, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, 1 p.m. awards. Team of four $550 or individual player $150. Best Ball Scramble, prizes, competitive buy-ins, raffle and silent auction. More info:

July 16
Show Chorus Concert, 5 to 7 p.m., Sts. Simon and Jude (26777 Glen Loch Dr., The Woodlands). Wine and cheese event with The Woodlands Show Chorus with silent auction, bake sale, door prize and more. Doors open at 4. Tickets are $25 for adult, $30 for reserved and $20 for seniors (50+) and children (12-). Tickets: More info: 713-688-6509.

July 23-24
Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes (10114 Hwy 6, Hitchcock). The parish hosts a two-day display of the international Vatican Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles of the World in English and Spanish.

July 26
Stewardship speaker series, 6 to 8 p.m., St. Mary’s Seminary - Nold Auditorium (9845 Memorial Dr., Houston). Stewardship Speaker Series, “How to be a Cheerful Giver” by Father T.J. Dolce. $10. Light snacks will be served. Free parking near Nold & Borski Athletic Center. Register:

July 29-30
Garage Sale, St. John the Baptist (110 E. South St., Alvin). Alvin CDA Court #2073 hosts a garage sale on July 29 from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and July 30 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Donations will be accepted at the Parish Hall on July 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. only. More info: Ida at​

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