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 does not acknowledge each submission.


June 10 - 13

POSTPONED: Seminar on Spirituality, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at University of St. Thomas Crooker Center (3909 Graustark St., Houston). Donald S. Nesti, CSSp, Center for Faith & Culture hosts an encounter an dialogue with Contemporary Cultural Issues.” This spirituality seminar will explore two human experiences, sexuality and suffering, which every person desires to integrate into life as a faithful disciple of Jesus the Lord. Cost: $200. Register: cfc@stthom.edu; 713-942-5066.

June 15

St. Anthony of Padua Feast Celebration, 6:45 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini (10727 Hartsook St., Houston). Indian community hosts 10th annual celebration of St. Anthony of Padua’s feast day.

Pro-Life Vigil and Mass, 8:10 a.m. at Annunciation (1618 Texas Ave., Houston). Morning Mass followed by Rosary at Houston Women’s Clinic (4820 San Jacinto St., Houston). 832-875-5126.

June 22

Corpus Christi Celebration, 5 p.m. at Sacred Heart (507 S. Fourth St., Richmond). Celebration begins with 5 p.m. Mass, followed by a Eucharistic procession at 6:15 p.m. 281-342-3609; www.sacredhrt.com.

Juneteenth Brunch, 11 a.m. at TSU Catholic Newman Center (3535 Wheeler St., Houston). Young Adult Catholics of African Descent host the 3rd annual Juneteenth Brunch. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Free, open to all young adults. yacad7@gmail.com.

June 23

Dance, 2 to 6 p.m. at KC Hall (607 E. Whitney St., Houston). Live music by Mark Halata & Texavia. $10 per person. 281-356-3535; kbroniko@hotmail.com

Luncheon, 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall (5102 Dabney St., Houston). The Drexel Society of the North Houston Chapter hosts the13th Annual Parade of Hats & Salads Luncheon with keynote speaker Mary Jane Joseph. Theme: “Celebrating the Lord with Joy in our Hearts.” $20 per person admission includes food, door prizes, entertainment and a hat judging contest. Proceeds will benefit food pantries and scholarships. For 281-446-7469; rmbrou@aol.com.

June 24

UPDATED: St. John the Baptist Celebration, 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart (1302 Broadway Ave., Galveston). Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will celebrate 10 a.m. Mass to mark the feast of St. John the Baptist in this Sicilian tradition of faith that has continued for more than 60 years on Galveston Island. After Mass, a statue of St. John the Baptist is carried during a processed around the church. A lunch at Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant (628 Seawall Blvd., Galveston) follows at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome. The Mass and celebration is free, lunch is $15 per adult, $10 per child 12 and under, children under 5 are free. RSVP for luncheon to 409-744-2188.

June 28 - 30

Retrouvaille, at Hyatt Regency Houston Intercontinental Airport (425 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. E., Houston). Retrouvaille is a couples weekend for marriages in crisis or couples struggling to put the pieces of their marriage back together and rebuild loving relationships. (The weekend is not a spiritual retreat, marriage encounter or marriage seminar). Registration is required. HelpOurMarriage.org; retrovibnc@gmail.com; 713-529-6242.

June 30

Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Ambrose (4213 Mangum Rd., Houston). Features live entertainment, family activities, raffle, variety of delicious foods, beverages, and auctions. Free admission.

Cursillo Fundraising Dinner, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at KofC Council 4577 Hall (6320 Madden Ln., Houston). Barbecue and entertainment to raise funds for the St. Paul Cursillo Center and Cursillo Movement of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. All Cursillistas, families and friends are welcome to meet to share their friendship, love and witness to Jesus Christ at work, home, parishes and community. Proceeds benefit St. Paul Cursillo Center maintenance and repair fund. $30. 713-643-7682; cursillohouston.org.

July 5 - 6

Life awareness Vocations Retreat, 5 p.m. at Holy Name Retreat center (430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston). Open to single men and women, ages 18 to 40, who are searching and discerning God’s call in their lives. Overnight retreat offers young adult a chance to learn and explore the vocations of priesthood and consecrated life in a pressure-free environment. $20. Deadline: June 24. Short interview may be required. houstonvocations.com/life-awareness. 832-606-1372.

July 8

Café Catholica, at St. Michael (1801 Sage Rd., Houston). “Ever Ancient, Ever New” young adult summer speaker series continues with Patrick Rivera, director of young adult ministry for Diocese of San Diego, speaking on “ Give Me Crazy Love: Your Body and God’s Plans.” Open to young adults 18 to 39, each night begins with confession at 5:15 p.m., Mass at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 7:15 p.m. and talk at 8:15 p.m. No registration required, donations welcome. 713-741-8778; archgh.org/cafecatholica.

July 15

Café Catholica, at St. Michael (1801 Sage Rd., Houston). “Ever Ancient, Ever New” young adult summer speaker series continues with Father Josh Johnson, a priest of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, speaking on “The Struggle Is Real: Continual Conversion.” Open to young adults 18 to 39, each night begins with confession at 5:15 p.m., Mass at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 7:15 p.m. and talk at 8:15 p.m. No registration required, donations welcome. 713-741-8778; archgh.org/cafecatholica.

July 22

Café Catholica, at St. Michael (1801 Sage Rd., Houston). “Ever Ancient, Ever New” young adult summer speaker series continues with Michelle Benzinger, a national speaker and host of the Ascension Press podcast “Abiding Together,” speaking on “Beauty Ever Ancient, Ever New.” Open to young adults 18 to 39, each night begins with confession at 5:15 p.m., Mass at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 7:15 p.m. and talk at 8:15 p.m. No registration required, donations welcome. 713-741-8778; archgh.org/cafecatholica.

July 29

Café Catholica, at St. Michael (1801 Sage Rd., Houston). “Ever Ancient, Ever New” young adult summer speaker series continues with Daniel Cardinal DiNardo speaking on “Millennial Wisdom from the Church Fathers.” Open to young adults 18 to 39, each night begins with confession at 5:15 p.m., Mass at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 7:15 p.m. and talk at 8:15 p.m. No registration required, donations welcome. 713-741-8778; archgh.org/cafecatholica.

August 2 - 3

Blessed Is She Shine Retreat, at Prince of Peace (19222 Tomball Pkwy., Houston). The Blessed is She Shine Retreat is all about recognizing God’s light in and around us. We focus on how He is shining through us to be His light in the world. Come and learn about His great light and how you shine solely because of His goodness. With worship and talks, Vigil Mass and Eucharistic adoration, food, Blessed is She swag, and sisterhood, this retreat is open to all women 18 and older. Early bird registration starts at $135. blessedisshe.net/retreat.

Garage Sale, Friday, Aug. 2 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist (110 E. South St., Alvin). Catholic Daughters Court #2073 host two-day garage sale. Proceeds benefit local charities. Donations accepted on Wednesday, July 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. 281-468-7052.

August 5

Christus Vivit Workshop, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Dominic Chancery (2403 Holcombe Blvd., Houston) The Offices of Young Adult and Campus Ministry, Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization, and Vocations host a workshop that examines  what could be done in parishes to accompany youth and young adults. The workshop is open to parish and school staff, clergy, youth/young adult ministers, DREs, vocation teams, Hispanic ministry and all who connect with young people in the Church. Translations will be available. Free.  Register online at  www.archgh.org/yacm by Aug. 1, or call 713-741-8778.


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