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 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
  • 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;

Editor’s Note: For the latest updates about listings in the Around the Archdiocese section, contact each event’s organizers.

May 26 - 28
Encounter weekend, Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center (430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston). Time away from the distractions of everyday life for a married couple to reconnect and revitalize their marriage by focusing on each other and learning new ways to communicate more effectively in a private, positive atmosphere. $200 application fee. Apply at 713-482-1791;

May 27
Workshop, 9:30 a.m., Emmaus Spirituality Center (12211 Memorial Dr., Houston). “Resurrection in Moment, Resurrection in Movement” will deepen your understanding of Easter as God’s resurrection moment and Pentecost as God’s resurrection movement.; 281-241-9678;

June 3-4
Summer Festival, St. Patrick (4918 Cochran St., Houston). Festival with live music, games and food.

June 8
, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Our Lady Star of the Sea (1401 Fidelity St., Houston). "A Justice Series Juneteenth Celebration: Journey to Freedom" human trafficking awareness event with human trafficking survivor Kwami Adoboe-Herrera, who is now a speaker and anti-trafficking advocate. Father Thomas Frank, SSJ, also begins evening with an opening prayer followed by a talk on St. Josephine Bakhita. Refreshments in the hall. Free. Register here.

June 8-11
Men’s ACTS Retreat, Thursday 5:30 p.m. to noon on Sunday, Circle Lake Retreat Center (19000 Circle Lake Dr., Pinehurst). St. Rose of Lima (3600 Brinkman St., Houston) hosts a ACTS retreat for men 18 years old and older. Cost: $250, $50 deposit required and includes lodging, meals, snacks and transportation. Register: 832-291-0679.

June 10
Online retreat, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Emmaus Spirituality Center. Mike Gemignani explores the dynamics of being human in the spiritual life. Cost: $35.

June 11
Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession
, 11 a.m., Sacred Heart (109 N Frazier St., Conroe). Eucharistic Procession through downtown Conroe on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Procession will follow the 10 a.m. Mass outside the church. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the church follows the procession.

June 16-17
Choral festival rehearsal, Houston Christian University, Dunham Theater (7502 Fondren Rd., Houston). Join church choir members of all denominations for a weekend of fellowship and rehearsal on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 for rehearsal. Singers are $25 donation. Performance of Requiem for the Living begins at 7 p.m.

June 16-18
Young Adult Retreat, Friday 5 p.m. to Sunday 12:30 p.m., Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center (430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston). Three-day “A Father’s Heart: Abide in Me” retreat for young adults ages 18 to 30. Early Bird Registration $150 before May 13, $265 after. Scholarship available. 713-464-0211 ext. 10;

June 17
Choir festival, 7 p.m., Houston Christian University, Dunham Theater (7502 Fondren Rd., Houston). "Summer Sacred Music Choral Festival Requiem for the Living by American" features choirs of all denominations in an ecumenical concert. Orchestra Seating: $25 donation; Parterre Seating: $20 donation; Balcony Seating: $15 donation.

June 18
Jubilee Mass, 11 a.m., St. Leo the Great (2131 Lauder Rd., Houston). Father Bruce Nieli of Austin will celebrate a bilingual Mass to mark the 50th jubilee of his priesthood. 346-812-3467.

June 20
Workshop, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Emmaus Spirituality Center (12211 Memorial Dr., Houston). “Choices” features Joan McGovern on recognizing the triggers that prevent people from turning to God and living in greater freedom.

June 21
Luncheon, 12 p.m., St. Patrick Cafetorium at Holy Family Parish (1010 35th St., Galveston). All Ursuline Academy Alumnae alumnae, friends and family are invited to an afternoon of renewing old friendships, school girl memories and fun. 409-762-0834;

June 23-25
Women’s Retreat, Friday at 6 p.m. to Sunday at 12:30 p.m., Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center (430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston). Three-day “Rise Up in Christ’s Love: Generations in Action” retreat includes Mass, Reconciliation, conferences and prayer. Cost: $265. 713-464-0211 ext. 10;

July 14 - 16
Silent Retreat, Friday at 6 p.m. to Sunday at 12:30 p.m., Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center (430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston). Three-day silent retreat with Father Sebastine Okoye. includes Mass, Reconciliation, conferences and prayer. $265. 713-464-0211 ext. 10;

Retrouvaille weekend, Retrouvaille is for marriages in crisis or couples struggling to rebuild relationships. The weekend is not a spiritual retreat, a marriage encounter or a marriage seminar. Confidential registration is required. Register:;; 713-529-6242

July 20 - 22
Retreat, Emmaus Spirituality Center (12211 Memorial Dr., Houston). Renew body and spirit with a three-day retreat of relaxation, fun and rejuvenation. Cost: $75 to $280, includes snacks and lunch.

July 27 - 29
Garage Sale, July 27: Early Bird 4 to 7 p.m.; July 28: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; July 29: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus (6502 County Rd. 48, Manvel). CDA Court #2073 hosts a garage sale. Donations will be accepted at the Parish Hall only on July 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

July 28 - 30
Married Couples Retreat, Friday at 6 p.m. to Sunday at 12:30 p.m., Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center (430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston). Retreat for married couples with Father Kingsley Nwoko. Cost: $430 per couple, includes lodging, meals and materials. 713-464-0211 ext. 10; Register:

Aug. 12
75th Anniversary Celebration, 5 p.m., Assumption (901 Roselane St., Houston). Event honors parish's anniversary with procession followed by Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Italo Dell’Oro, CRS, at 6 p.m. Dinner to follow.

Aug. 24
Czech Catholic Heritage Mass, 4:30 p.m., St. Bartholomew (5356 11th St., Katy). 4:30 p.m. youth visit with Czech transitional deacons, 6 p.m. Czech Holy Mass at the church, 7 p.m. reception Czech Cover Dish.

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