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 tch@archgh.org.

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; www.eventwebsite.com.

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 bperez@domhou.org, 713-440-3710. domhou.org.

Bay Area Women’s Council Meeting, 9:45 a.m. at Mary Queen (606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood). The Bay Area Deanery of Catholic women host a meeting with 9:45 a.m. check-in, 10 a.m. meeting, 11 a.m. keynote on domestic violence, followed by 11:30 a.m. potluck lunch and raffle. A baby drive for formula, diapers (size 5 - 6), and baby clothes benefits a local crisis pregnancy center. Open to all women. kbrown@retreatcenter.org.

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. knowpoverty@catholiccharities.org; 713-874-6631.

Jan. 17

Fish Fry, 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist - Activity Building (800 W. Baker Rd., Baytown). The Ladies of St. John host a $10 fish fry. Plates include fish, fries and hushpuppies catered by Catfish on Wheels. Service times: Lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Dinner, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Delivers of 10 plates or more are available for businesses.

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. maryjalbert@sbcglobal.net; 281-381-0309.

Jan. 25

Wine tasting dinner fundraiser, at 6 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Loyola Christus Center (7810 Cypresswood Dr., Spring). KC Council 10861 hosts a wine tasting dinner featuring wines from the Pacific Northwest. $50 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advanced via email at winetastingtickets@silcc.org. Benefits parish needs and charitable efforts. No tickets will be sold at the door. Attendees must be 12 and older. 832-373-7617; tammysgolden@hotmail.com.

Jan. 30

Faith Matters Speaker Series, at 7 p.m. at St. Cecilia - Community Center (11720 Joan of Arc Dr., Houston). Dr. Gary Anderson of the University of Notre Dame will speak on “Incarnation in the Old Testament.” Free with online RSVP. saintcecilia.org/faith-matters-speaker-series. 713-465-3414.

Feb. 1

Evensong, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 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 Church’s liturgy, presents a free Evensong service Reception following.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Theresa Community Center (705 St. Theresa Blvd., Sugar Land). Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Theresa of Lisieux #2211 host a spaghetti dinner with $10 adult/$5 children under 10 plates with spaghetti with homemade sauce, meatballs and sausage, salad, garlic bread, dessert, and drink. Raffle tickets for sale. Dinner tickets available at door. Proceeds benefit scholarships and charitable donations.

Feb. 9

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Guardian Angel Parish Hall (5610 Demel St., Wallis). Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Queen of Angels host a spaghetti dinner with $10 plates of spaghetti with sauce, green beans, salad, garlic bread and tea or coffee. Dine-in or take-out available, with cake and silent auction and 1 p.m. raffle drawing. Proceeds benefit scholarships, educational causes, local first responders and state or national-endorsed charities and projects. 281-346-1243.

Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day Celebration, at 6:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall (3213 E. Mulberry St., Angleton). Most Holy Trinity ACTS team hosts a Valentine’s Day Celebration with Italian dinner, dessert and dancing. $25 per person, proceeds benefit ACTS ministry. Tickets: 979-215-1682.

Feb. 14 - 16

Married Couples Retreat, at 5 p.m., Feb. 14 to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center (430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston). Three-day weekend unpacks the graces of forgiveness, recommitment and prayer that can strengthen marriages. Registration and information: 713-464-0211; holynameretreatcenter.org.

Feb. 17 - 20

Parish Mission, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Holy Ghost (6921 Chetwood Dr., Houston). Father Peter Schavitz, C.Ss.R., presents “Awaken Your Spirit: Renew Your Relationship With Jesus” pre-Lenten Mission from Feb. 17 to Feb. 20. The evening’s themes are: Bible, Crucifix, Ashes and Altar. Childcare is available at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. 713-668-0463; holyghostchurch.net.

Feb. 19

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 enhancements. Sponsorships start at $1,000. tsandoval@lkuchlerpolk.com; cmoses@theregisschool.org; theregisschool.org.

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. tsandoval@lkuchlerpolk.com; theregisschool.org.

March 14

Catholic Women’s Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Our Lady of Walsingham (7809 Shadyvilla Ln., Houston). Catholic Women of Houston host a conference with a theme: “Enter Through the Narrow Gate” with speakers, Mass, music, confession, vendors and more. Early registration: $50, regular: $55 and late $65, includes lunch. Register online: houstoncwc.com; 832-278-8472.

April 24

Roaring 20s Auction, 6 p.m. at Northgate Country Club (17110 Northgate Forest Dr., Houston). Roaring 20s auction, with dinner and music, benefits St. Edward Catholic School in Spring. $99 per person, stedwardfundraising.org/auction.html. sher.minch@gmail.com.


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