Around the Archdiocese

Events by ministries and parishes throughout Galveston-Houston

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.

Oct. 18

Book Presentation, 7:30 p.m. at St. Jerome Parish Activity Center (8825 Kempwood Dr., Houston). Author of “The Fisherman’s Tomb” John O’Neill will speak on his book about the 75-year search to find the tomb of St. Peter under St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. 713-468-9555;

Oct. 18 - 20

Bazaar, Friday: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday: 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Monica (8421 West Montgomery Rd., Houston). Parish bazaar features super bingo on Friday, presale bingo tickets: $20 or $25 at the door. Zydeco performances by Keyun & The Zydeco Masters, Nooney & the Zydeco Floaters, and Marcus Ardoin & Da Zydeco Legendz, with food, kids activities, games and fun all. Vendor booths available. Free admission and parking. 713-818-2048; 281-447-5837;

Oct. 19

Fall Festival, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Joseph (1505 Kane St., Houston). Parish fall festival includes entertainment by Father David Michael Moses and St. Joseph pastor Father Victor Perez; Magallie; Bachata dance lesson by Eduardo & Tami of Dance Heights; Yelba & Latin Fire; La Fila 8; and TJ Funk, and variety of food, carnival area games, silent auctions and vendors. Free admission, lawn chairs welcome; no coolers permitted. 713-222-6193;\SaintJosephFestival.

Fall Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd (18511 Klein Church Rd., Spring). All families, adults and kids welcome. Games for all ages, pony rides, petting zoo, paintball, rock climbing, inflatable games, international food, craft vendors, auctions, live entertainment and raffle. Free admission. 281-376-6831;;

School Gala and auction, 6 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (6646 Addicks Satsuma Rd., Houston).  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School hosts gala and live auction honoring Father Preston Quintela with cocktails, dinner and dancing. $80 per person, $150 per couple, $1000 table of 10.; 281-463-1444;

America’s Unholy Ghosts: Racist Roots of our Faith and Politics, 12:30 p.m. at Dominican Center for Spirituality meeting room (6501 Almeda Rd., Houston). Dominican Sisters of Houston invite the public to a free program with author Joel Edward Goza about racist and classist roots of America’s political and religious institutions. Please register by RSVP at or 713-440-3714

Oct. 19 - 20

Bazaar, Saturday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at St. Laurence Ave Maria Center grounds ( 3100 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land). Features international foods, games and activities for all ages, rides, bingo, live music and a raffle. Free admission. 281-980-9812;

Oct. 20

Fall Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle (1623 16th, Huntsville). Outdoor Mass at 10 a.m. Festival opens at 11 a.m. with Mexican food, burgers, barbecue and turkey legs. Features adult games, kids’ zone, homemade items, cake walk, auctions (begins at 1 p.m.), raffle, DJ music and Ballet Folklorico performance. Free admission and parking. 936-295-8159;

Bazaar, 11 a.m to 6 p.m. at St. Anne (1111 S. Cherry St., Tomball). Annual bazaar benefits the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and other church programs. Barbecue, food and sweets available for purchase, activities for all ages: bingo, inflatables, music, crafts, auctions, games and more. Free admission. 281-351-8106;

Fall Festival, 11 a.m to 6 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene (527 S Houston Ave., Humble) Features games, music, silent auction, petting zoo, Halloween costume contest, pumpkin patch, cake walk, entertainment tent, country kitchen, food and more. Free admission. 281-446-8211;

Fall Festival, 11 a.m to 4 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist (800 W. Baker Rd., Baytown). Features barbecue dinner plates, kids games, food booth and costume contest, with auctions and bingo. 281-837-8180;

Turkey dinner and Bazaar, 11 a.m at Columbus Club Hall (20632 N Highway 36, Brazoria). Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Sweeny and St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in West Columbia host annual event with $12 turkey dinner (includes dressing, buttered potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, dessert and tea). Takeout available. Also features homemade pastry booth, including kolaches, country store, raffle, auctions, kid activities and more. 979-548-2020;

Fall Festival, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Shrine of the True Cross (300 FM 517 Rd. E, Dickinson). Features kids activities, artisan alley, auction, games, vendors and delicious food. Free admission. Proceeds benefit parish and True Cross School. 281-851-3411,;

Fall Harvest Festival & Bazaar, 7:30 a.m. at Guardian Angel (5610 Demel St., Wallis). Annual festival starts with 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Masses, followed by barbecue service (includes homemade dressing and all the trimmings) at 10:30 a.m. Auction begins at 1 p.m. under the pavilion, with entertainment and music all day from Kevin Motsinger, Polish Folk Dance Group Wawel with special guest Edward Winiarski, and rides, games and booths. 979-478-6532;

Fall Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Immaculate Conception (7250 Harrisburg Blvd., Houston). Parish hosts 108th anniversary festival with live music, food, games, kids zone, silent auction and raffle. Free admission. 713-921-1261;

Bravura Concert Series, 6 p.m. at All Saints (215 E. 10th St., Houston). Concert series continues with Houston Cecilia Chamber Choir, directed by Gonzalo Ramos, performing selections from Goodall’s Eternal Light Requiem, with works by Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, and the premier of Ramos’s “O Nome Glorioso.” Free, donations accepted.;

Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception (816 Park Dr., La Porte). Bazaar includes live music, silent auction, raffle, bingo, food and activities for all. 281-471-2000.

Oct. 24

Beacon of Hope Appreciation Reception, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Galveston Yacht Basin (601 N. Holiday Dr., Galveston). Catholic Charities hosts the Beacon of Hope Appreciation Reception honoring honor Judge Jim and Lisa Schweitzer with the Beacon of Hope Award. The Beacon of Hope Center is the hub for Catholic Charities services on the Island and in Galveston County, with food pantries and financial assistance at the Galveston Island Community Center and in Texas City, in addition to other social services. RSVP by Oct. 18 to or 409-762-2064. 713-874-6687;

Halloween Dance, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. St. Dominic Village (2401 Holcombe Blvd., Houston). St. Dominic Village hosts Halloween dance open to all seniors with DJ music, food and prizes for best Halloween costume. Free. RSVP to 713-440-3417;;

Oct. 25

Taizé, 7:30 p.m. at at Villa de Matel (6510 Lawndale St., Houston). With the Taizé Houston community, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word host a Taizé prayer night, a contemplative, candlelit, ecumenical prayer service, especially for young adults, to connect with God through reflective music, chant, readings and moments of silence. 713-928-6053 ext. 8103;

Oct. 25 - 27

Retrouvaille, at Hyatt Regency North Houston (425 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston). Retrouvaille Couples Weekend is 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 or a marriage encounter or marriage seminar. Registration is required. Register:; 713-529-6242;

Oct. 25

Bioethics and medical issues Panel, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Prince of Peace St. Andrew Center (19222 Tomball Parkway, Houston). Parish pro-life ministry hosts panel discussion with bioethics experts and clergy.; 281-627-0340;

Oct. 26

Ursuline Academy Memorial Service & Brunch, 9:30 a.m. at Ursuline Chapel of Holy Family Catholic School (2601 Ursuline Ave., (Ave N 1/2), Galveston). Join alumnae and community members in remembering alumnae who have passed away. Service will be followed by brunch and fellowship. 409-744-3833; 409-771-4522.

Holiday Market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (6646 Addicks Satsuma Rd., Houston). Parish’s Ladies Auxiliary hosts 27th annual Gingerbread Village Holiday Market with more than 100 vendors with holiday goods.

Fall Festival and Memorial Run, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. John Paul II School (1400 Parkway Plaza Dr., Houston). Lauren Lockard Memorial 5K and 1K run kicks off fall festival, followed by free trunk or treat and pumpkin patch at 9:30 a.m. $30 - $20. Race registration online at 281-496-1500.

Coushatta Bus Trip Fundraiser, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at St. Luke the Evangelist (11011 Hall Rd., Houston). $20 per person bus trip heads to Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, La. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. with expected return at 9:30 p.m. 50 seats available, payments must be made by Sept. 20. Seat includes free breakfast, water, movies and games. Register at Parish Office, cash, check and credit cards accepted. All proceeds and donations benefit the St. Luke Building Fund. 281-935-2501; 832-640-1910.

Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holy Family Church Hall (1510 Fifth St. Missouri City). Guadalupe Society sponsors indoor flea market. 10 feet by 10 feet table reservations: 281-499-4289; 281-499-2326. $15 includes table and chairs. 281-499-4289.

Costume Party, at St. Monica Parish Hall (8421 West Montgomery Rd., Houston).  Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary #159 hosts a costume party. Food and drinks available for purchase. $7. 281-300-5686.

Nun Run, 7:30 a.m. at Villa de Matel (6510 Lawndale St., Houston). 15th annual motorcycle ‘Nun Run’ with the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word benefits CHRISTUS school clinics, serving Houston’s students at 16 schools in need of medical care. Escorted ride begins at the Villa de Matel and ends at Top Water Grill in San Leon.  Register:; 713-803-1808.

Oct. 26 - 27

Festival, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle (18223 Point Lookout Dr., Nassau Bay). Out of This World Festival features 7 a.m. fun run, 11 a.m. chili cook-off, auctions, international food booths, cake walk, ugly cake relay, pie contest, plant sale, raffle and more. 832-859-2949; 832-525-3557.

Oct. 27

Fall Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Andrew (827 Sheldon Rd., Channelview). 45th bazaar includes live bands, carnival games, ethnic foods, bounce-house, raffle, auctions; and an appearance by Houston Astros Mascot Orbit! Open to the public. 281-452-9865;

Fall Festival, 11:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Regina Caeli (81121 Breen Dr., Houston). Parish festival features KofC pulled pork sandwich $8 plate service, raffle, door prizes, 20-plus games, crafts, laser tag, auction and baked good booth. Proceeds benefit parish capital campaign.

Antorcha Guadalupana Run, 7 p.m. at Holy Ghost (6921 Chetwood Dr., Houston). Parish hosts an international group running with a torch lit from the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City.  The relay, honoring the pending Dec. 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe, seeks to promote friendship and solidarity among the Mexican-American community along its path that ends in New York. More than 25,000 people take part in the relay, and more than 22 million in the U.S. and Mexico watch its progress. 713-668-0463.

Oct. 28

Red Mass, 6:15 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (1111 St. Joseph Pkwy., Houston). Annual Mass for the members of the legal professions. Optional dinner at the Cathedral Centre (1701 San Jacinto St.) immediately follows. 2019 Speaker is Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Dinner seating is limited. 713-222-880;

Oct. 30

Painted Churches Tour, 7:30 a.m. at St. Bernadette (15500 El Camino Real, Houston). Departing from St. Bernadette at 7:30 a.m., Bay Area Deanery Council of Catholic Women host this bus trip and guided tour of the historic painted churches in Schulenberg, with lunch on your own at a nearby barbecue restaurant. Open to adults 55 years and older. $25. RSVP by Oct. 28 to 713-446-001 or karendavis832@

Nov. 1 - 5

Rekindling Hope Ignatian Silent Retreat, Friday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. to Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Villa de Matel (6510 Lawndale St., Houston). Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word host a five-day retreat for adults ages 25-plus who have previously attended at least two silent retreats and are comfortable with Ignatian Spirituality. $250. 713-928-6053 ext. 8103;

Nov. 2

An Evening of Reflection Dinner with Clergy, 7 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres (12606 Crosby Lynchburg Road, Barrett Station). Parish celebrates 75 year of ministry with an evening with former parish priests including Fathers Donald Fest, Anthony Ekanem, Joseph Uko and Roderick Coates. $20. RSVP to 281-328-4451 or 713-805-9793.

Rummage Sale, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Mary (8227 CR 205, Plantersville). Giant fall rummage sale features items from more than 1,100 families, including clean clothing, linens, crafts, appliances, kitchenware, knick knacks, holiday décor, furniture, electronics, toys, sporting goods, books, wall art, collectibles, concession stand and more. Cash, local checks and credit cards accepted. 936-894-2223;

Law workshop for teens, 9 a.m. at Texas Southern University Newman Center (3535 Wheeler St., Houston). Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary and Young Adult Catholics of African Descent sponsor this free workshop on “The Law and You” open to teens 13 to 18. Register: 713-747-7595;

Nov. 3

75 year Anniversary Celebration Mass, 10:30 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres (12606 Crosby Lynchburg Road, Barrett Station). Daniel Cardinal DiNardo celebrates Mass to honor the parish’s 75th anniversary. A lunch follows the Mass. RSVP to 281-328-4451.

Vocation Expo, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall (3600 Brinkman St., Houston). Second annual parish vocation expo. 832-287-9391.

Nov. 7 - 10

Journey to Damascus Women’s Retreat, at Kaiserhof Retreat Center (22610 Tuwa Rd., Tomball). Journey to Damascus, an ecumenical Catholic-sponsored organization sanctioned by the Diocese of Corpus Christi and the Archdiocese, promotes leadership and service among Christian women and men of all faith backgrounds. Its goal is the promotion of mutual Christian values, partnership in promoting God’s kingdom and servant leadership in church communities. The retreat for women, based on the popular Cursillo and Emmaus models, is meant to equip, inspire and challenge women on their faith journey. Cost: $200 includes lodging and meals. Scholarships available.;

Nov. 9

Black Catholic Community Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mary of the Purification (3006 Rosedale St., Houston). Led by Father Roy A. Lee, Ph.D., all are welcome to the Black Catholic Community Conference to be empowered, encouraged and enlightened. Theme: Healing a Fractured Church. 832-692-7658.

‘Share the Light Gala’, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Pius V Cafeteria (812 Main St., Pasadena). Inaugural St. Pius V Catholic School Alumni Association Share the Light Gala features Mathew Mendoza, Class of 2007, as keynote speaker with a St. Pius V S student music program and a silent auction. $15 pre-sale tickets available at 713-472-5172. $20 at the door.

Wine Tasting,  4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Columbus Hall 6557 (29237 S. Plumcreek Dr., Spring). Taste multiple Texas wines. 10 tasting tickets for $25 (advance) or $30 at door.;

Nov. 12

Maria Goretti Network Meeting, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Houston. Monthly meetings open to those affected by physical, sexual, spiritual or emotional abuse and their families. Meeting information: or call 713-851-3708. All correspondence is confidential.

Nov. 16

Share Your Blessings Luncheon, 12 p.m. at The Houstonian (111 N Post Oak Ln., Houston). Inaugural year of Catholic Charities’s new signature holiday family friendly event with acitivities for children: crafts, treats, silhouette artist, story time and kid-friendly meal. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities children and family services, Tickets:;; 713-874-6629.

Zydeco Dance, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea (1401 Fidelity St., Houston). Live music by Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie. Benefits parish recovery from flood and fire. Reserve and parties welcome, arrive by 7 p.m. $15. 713-674-9206.

Nov. 20

Bay Area Deanery of Catholic Women Meeting, 9:45 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle (18326 Point Lookout Dr, Houston). Open to all women, Bay Area Deanery Women meet for 9:45 a.m. check-in, 10 a.m. meeting, 11 a.m. keynote and 11:30 a.m. lunch. RSVP for free baby sitting to 713-412-8559. 281-337-1312, ext 1010;

Nov. 21

St. Laurence Holiday Market, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Laurence Ave Maria Family Life Center (3103 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land). St. Laurence Ladies Guild hosts annual Shop ‘Til U Drop holiday market with expanded hours more than 60 vendors with unique gifts, decor and food. Activities include door prizes, silent auction and food purchase. Proceeds benefit area charities.;

Nov. 25

Golf Tournament, 10 a.m. at Willow Fork Country Club (21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy). ACTS Ministry hosts Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church inaugural golf tournament fundraiser with 10 a.m. shotgun start with prizes and meals. $135 per golfer, $525 per foursome. Register:

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.;

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. 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;

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