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

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;

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

Oct. 5 – Oct. 21

Online Bioethics Course, 7 to 8 p.m. Office of Pro-Life Activities hosts a series of six online bioethics classes in collaboration with Christ the Redeemer parish on Monday and Wednesday evenings, Oct. 5 to Oct. 21. Topics include contraception and sterilization, assisted reproductive technologies, ethics of prenatal testing, surrogacy agreements and more. $25. Register: Registration closes at 12 p.m. on Oct. 5. 713-440-3443.

Oct. 26

KC Council 6527 Charity Golf Tournament, KC Council 6527 host 20th annual charity golf tournament on , Oct. 26 at Willowfork Country Club with proceeds benefitting our seminarians. Info and registration: 713-562-2932;

Nov. 6

Crusader Open Golf Tournament, 11:30 a.m. at Clubs of Kingwood (1700 Lake Kingwood Trl., Kingwood). St. Martha Catholic School hosts the 25th anniversary Crusader Open Golf Tournament, a 4-person scramble on Forest Course, with 11:20 a.m. lunch at 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Registration includes giveaways, prizes, round of gold with cart and two meals. Proceeds benefit St. Martha students. $175 per person or $675 for four. 281-358-5523 ext. 330;;

Nov. 13 - 14

Christ the Redeemer Catholic School Online Chili Cook-Off, Three way to participate: Register as a chili team for “Best Bowl” competition on Friday, Nov. 13 ($25 registration); purchase a Texas Chili Kit. Pick-up is on Saturday, Nov. 14. The $60 kit includes ingredients for CtRCS Texas Chili and all the fixings, add choice of chili meat. Ingredients and supplies are packaged in a reusable CtRCS Chili Cook-Off Bag along with a cutting board; join the chili cook-off online auction Nov. 2 to 14.; 281-469-8440.

Nov. 15

Young Adult Silent Retreat, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Holy Name Retreat Center (430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston). Discernment retreat for young adults (ages 18 to 40) exploring St. Ignatius’ Discernment of Spirits following the s book “The Discernment of Spirits.” $40 cost includes lunch and spiritual direction. Limited space. Register online by Nov. 9 at

Nov. 16

Driving for Good Golf Tournament, 8 a.m. at South Shore Harbor Golf Club (4300 South Shore Blvd., League City). Christian Renewal Center’s annual golf tournament benefits the center's programming and development. 8 a.m. check-in (driving range and putting green open) with 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch, auction and awards follow. ​$125 per golfer, $500 per foursome. Tournament sponsorships available

Nov. 19

Café Catholica Lite, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. held online. Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministry hosts a personal witness of Blessed Karl of Austria by Archduchess Maria-Anna of Austria, Princess Galitzine, his granddaughter. The night will also include a brief history refresher by Dr. Christopher Wolfe from the University of St. Thomas. Open to all young adults. Register online:;; 713-741-8778.

Dec. 4 – 7

Ignatian Silent Retreat for Single Young Adults, Ages 18-35. Men staying at at St. Mary Seminary (9845 Memorial Dr., Houston), Women (at Holy Name Retreat Center, 430 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston). Inspiring talks and guidance for discernment process, learn the tools of discernment, sharpen your discerning skills, and have a one-on-one visit with a spiritual director. $275 registration fee for 5-day retreat ($200 for 3-day retreat). Retreat begins at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and ends at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 7.). Space is limited. Deadline Nov. 29. 

Dec. 7 – 11

Advent Silent Retreat, at Christian Renewal Center (1515 Hughes Rd., Dickinson). Four-night retreat includes lodging, meals, Sacraments, daily spiritual direction and daily reflections for meditation. Cost: $459 (early registration). Retreat Master: Kim Brown. Register:


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