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;

Dec. 5 - 8

Advent Retreat, Thursday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Ruah Spirituality Center (6510 Lawndale St., Houston). The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word host a retreat to contemplate the Incarnation of Jesus in history, His presence with us today, and the fulfillment of his final coming at the end of time. 713- 928-6053 ext. 8103.

Dec. 7

Merry Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima (3600 Brinkman St., Houston). Holiday market with vendors selling goods, jewelry, treats, home decor and more. Free admission. Vendors: 713-692-9123;

Holiday Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. John Paul II (1400 Parkway Plaza, Houston). St. John Paul II Catholic School Holiday on the Parkway Market features vendors with holiday crafts and goods for gift giving. Free Admission and open to the public. Vendor opportunities are available.; 281-496-1500.

Seminar, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Clare Parish Hall (3131 El Dorado Blvd., Houston). Dr. Mario Sacasa, Ph.D., LMFT, hosts “How To Live With Hope” to examine hope as a psychological trait, a theological virtue and how to be a hopeful person. $20 suggested donation.;

First Saturday Mass, 7:30 a.m. at Christ the King (4419 N. Main St., Houston). 7:30 a.m. Mass followed by Adoration, Rosary, prayers, Divine Mercy and Benediction in the church chapel.

Dec. 11

Evening with Chris Stefanick, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus (6502 CR 48, Manvel). Popular speaker with visits Manvel parish to offer practical insight into living the life God has created for us all. $25. Register at 281-489-8720;

Dec. 12

Guadalupe Celebration, 6 p.m. to St. Maximilian Kolbe (10135 West Rd., Houston). Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration with 6 p.m. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. procession and serenade and 7 p.m. Mass.; 281-682-1211;


Dec. 13

Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy Live Performance, 7 p.m. at St. Joseph (1505 Kane St., Houston). Parish hosts this Saint Luke Productions performance live by Jennifer Pagano. Admission by free will offering. Suitable for ages 13 and older. Tickets and information: 713-222-6193;;


Dec. 13 - 15

Discernment Retreat, Friday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at Villa de Matel (6510 Lawndale St., Houston). The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word host a “Come & Explore” retreat for single women ages 20-plus who are curious or are seriously discerning religious life. Retreat offers a glimpse into the community’s life and mission through prayer, listening, conversation and meeting other women also on their searching journey. 713-928-6053 ext. 8103;

Dec. 14

Marian Consecration, 8 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa (1731 Blalock Rd., Houston). MI “Domus Mariae” Village hosts a Militia Immaculata Consecration/Enrollment ceremony, with 8 a.m. confessions and 8:30 a.m. Mass for consecration to Mary through Jesus and enrollment in St. Maximilian Kolbe’s Militia of the Immaculata in celebration of the Feasts of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Open to all Catholics, ages 7 and older. RSVP and more info at:;

Dec. 15

Lessons and Carols Service, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham (7809 Shadyvilla Ln., Houston). Chorus Angelorum, a semi-professional chorus devoted to the preservation and celebration of traditional Anglican music in the context of the Catholic Church’s Liturgy, presents a free Lessons and Carols service. Reception following.

Faustina, Messenger of Divine Mercy Live Performance, 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception (7250 Harrisburg Blvd., Houston). Our Lady of Guadalupe Society presents this Saint Luke Productions performance live by Jennifer Pagano. CCE students and seminarians FREE. Individual tickets $10. Tickets and information: 713-921-1261;

Dec. 23

Simbang Gabi Culmination Mass, 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus (6502 CR 48, Manvel). Daniel Cardinal DiNardo celebrates the Simbang Gabi Grand Culmination Mass that concludes the Simbang Gabi novena, a series of devotional Masses in the Filipino Catholic tradition. A Filipino pot luck dinner follows.

Dec. 24

Children’s Christmas Play, 4 p.m. at Annunciation (1618 Texas Ave., Houston). Downtown Houston parish hosts “God’s Love Revealed,” a short, Scripture-based children’s Christmas play featuring scenes from the Annunciation through Epiphany with child actors from the parish. All are welcome. First Vigil Mass of Christmas follows at 5:30 p.m. 713-222-2289.

Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Dance, 7:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace (19222 Tomball Pkwy., Houston). Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters of the Americas host New Year’s Eve dance with live band, hors d’oeuvres, party favors, beverages and toast at midnight. $40 per person, $75 per couple; $45 per person at the door. Tickets:

Jan. 15

Dominican Family Informational Gathering, 6:30 p.m. at 8 p.m. at Dominican Sisters of Houston (6501 Almeda Rd., Houston). Dominican Sisters host informational gathering about the Dominican Charism and Dominican Family, the lay association of the Dominican Sisters of Houston, with short presentation about St. Dominic by Sister Carol Mayes, OP, on the formation of the Dominican Family. RSVP by Jan. 10 to, 713-440-3710.

Jan. 16

kNOw Poverty Summit, at the University of St. Thomas (3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston). Catholic Charities presents innovative ways that faith communities assist individuals and families in moving from poverty to greater economic stability. Hear local experts and keynote speaker Dr. Donna M. Beegle, president and founder of Communication Across Barriers.; 713-874-6631.

Jan. 19

34th annual Archdiocesan MLK Jr. Mass, 3 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (1111 St. Joseph Pkwy., Houston). Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza will preside over the 34th annual Archdiocesan Mass honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Father Reginald Samuels, vicar for Catholics of African Descent will concelebrate. A reception in the Cathedral Centre follows.

Jan. 22

Memorial Mass for Infant Loss, at 7 p.m. Prince of Peace Mary Chapel (19222 Tomball Pkwy., Houston). All are welcome to join in prayer with families who have lost infant children or miscarried. Bring a new teddy bear donation to honor a child’s life and support a parish ministry. Reception follows Mass. Sponsored by Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court of the Holy Family #2597.; 281-381-0309.

Feb. 22

Gala, 6:30 p.m. at Regis School Student Life Center (7330 Westview Dr., Houston). The Regis School of the Sacred Heart annual gala and auction features entertainment by Molly and the Ringwalds. Proceeds benefit school improvements. Sponsorships start at $1,000.;

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