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 tch@archgh.org
  • 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; www.eventwebsite.com.

For the latest updates about listings in the Around the Archdiocese section, contact event organizers.


May 31
Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m., Notre Dame (7720 Boone Rd., Houston). Youth orchestra is hosting a symphonic fundraiser concert in honor of Mary, Our Mother for their summer pilgrimage. Cost: $25 per ticket donation. rebrand.ly/2ea75au.

June 1
Priesthood Ordinations, 10 a.m., Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (1111 St. Joseph Pkwy., Houston). Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will ordain Deacon Luis Armas, Deacon Viet Nguyen and Deacon David Ramirez to the priesthood. Open to the public. Livestream: archgh.org/live.

Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Regina Caeli (8121 Breen Dr., Houston). Gently used clothes, books, etc. Free to attend. reginacaeliparish.org.

June 5
Holy hour, 7 to 8 p.m., Sacred Heart (507 S 4th St., Richmond). A Eucharistic Adoration Holy Hour, held every first Wednesday of the month, includes Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick. sacredhrt.com/adoration.

June 6-8
Men’s Retreat, Thursday 5:30 p.m. to Sunday 10 a.m., St. Rose of Lima (3600 Brinkman St., Houston). A three-day and three-night Catholic lay retreat presented by parishioners. 10 a.m. Mass celebrated with the parish community. Holy Scripture and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church are the guides for the retreats. The goal is to develop a new or deeper relationship with the Lord and retreatants. Cost is $275. jgvega@msn.com, 713-446-9575.

June 7
Holy Hour, after 8:30 a.m. Mass, St. Paul the Apostle (18223 Point Lookout Dr., Nassau Bay). Join St. Paul Vocations Committee and Bay Area Deanery Council of Catholic Women for a holy hour and Rosary for Bay Area Deanery Priests and Deacons for World Day of Prayer For The Sanctification of Priests. All are welcome.

June 8
Eucharistic Procession, 9 a.m., Sacred Heart (109 N Frazier St., Conroe). Eucharistic Procession through downtown Conroe for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus follows an 8 a.m. bilingual Mass. Procession begins outside of church at around 9:15 a.m. Benediction inside the church follows. Free, open to public. the99SH@gmail.com.

June 14-15
Music Festival, The Centrum at Cypress Creek Christian Community Center (6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring). Second Annual Summer Sacred Music Choral Festival features an ecumenical choir of 200 voices from across the Greater Houston Area under the direction of Gonzalo A. Ramos, artistic director of the Bravura Concert Series and the Houston Cecilia Chamber Choir. Rehearsals take place Friday and Saturday. Saturday concert features full orchestra. archgh.org/choralfestival.

June 14-16
Young Adult Retreat, Friday 5 p.m. to Sunday 12:30 p.m., Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center (430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston). “Do Whatever He Tells You” provides an opportunity to spend a weekend with Christ while meeting other young adults. Individuals ages 18 to 30 and parish groups are welcomed. $265. Scholarship available upon request. 713-464-0211 ext. 10; holynameretreatcenter.com.

Married Couples Retreat, Friday 7 p.m. to Sunday 4 p.m., St. Anthony of Padua (7801 Bay Branch Dr., The Woodlands). Non-residential Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend provides time away from the distractions of everyday life for a married couple to reconnect and revitalize their marriage. Stay in your own bed at night and come to the church during the day for the sessions. $200 application fee. Apply: houstonme.org. 713-482-1791; flores@welovewwme.com.

Through June 15
Shoe drive
, St. Angela Merici (9009 Sienna Ranch Rd., Missouri City). Parish shoe drive collects gently worn, used and new shoes of all kinds until June 15. Shoes are donated to developing countries to create employment. Donate shoes in drop boxes in church narthex and parish office.

June 21-23
Women’s retreat, Friday 6 p.m. to Sunday 12:30 p.m., Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center (430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston). This three-day retreat, “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Presence,” includes the celebration of the Eucharist, Reconciliation, conferences and time for private prayer. Parish groups, mother/daughters (16+), and individuals are welcomed. $265. 713-464-0211 ext. 10; holynameretreatcenter.com.

July 3
Holy Hour, 7 to 8 p.m., Sacred Heart (507 S 4th St., Richmond). A Eucharistic Adoration Holy Hour, held every first Wednesday of the month, includes Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick. sacredhrt.com/adoration.

July 12-14
Silent retreat, Friday 6 p.m. to Sunday 12:30 p.m., Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center (430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston). This three-day retreat with retreat master Father Elmer Herrera-Guzman includes the celebration of the Eucharist, Reconciliation, conferences and time for private prayer. Parish groups, couples and individuals are welcomed. $265. 713-464-0211 ext. 10; holynameretreatcenter.com.

July 26-28
Married couples retreat, Friday 6 p.m. to Sunday 12:30 p.m., Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center (430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston). This three-day retreat, “Love on Flames,” with retreat master Father Kingsley Nwoko, STL. Married couples welcomed. $430 per couple. The registration fee includes lodging, meals and materials. 713-464-0211 ext. 10; holynameretreatcenter.com.


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