Dickinson’s Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will host its annual Strawberry Festival — for the 84th time — from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at 4613 Hwy 3.

“It began in 1930 and has brought the Dickinson and surrounding areas to our campus to enjoy a beautiful day filled with strawberry shortcake, barbecue plates both beef and chicken, games and activities for the kids, crafts, baked goods, white elephant booth, plants, music, silent auction and vendors plus so much more,” said publicist Teresa Antley. “Members of Holy Trinity, present and past, work well together to make this festival a memorable event.”

For details, call 281-337-1833.



The 2014 Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday on the Kemah Boardwalk with the Rev. Paul Felix, pastor of Annunciation Church in Houston, presiding.

“It is a celebration of our local shrimping culture for a safe and bountiful season,” said Dyana Babik, of the Clear Lake Elks Lodge, one of the event’s sponsors. 

“The Blessing of Holy Water asks God to help protect the shrimpers for a bountiful harvest and to keep them safe from the perils of bad weather.”

The public is welcome to attend and there is no admission required for viewing from the Boardwalk.

For details, call 713-545-5246 or 281-733-7184.



Hitchcock’s Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church will hold its annual Lone Star Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at 10114 Hwy 6.

“Bingo is just one of the many things here,” said Dean Patterson, coordinator. “I love the homemade delights like the fried chicken dinner, Mexican food and baked goods. The live and silent auctions are always fun and will have great items. My children really enjoy the kiddie midway and train rides. We hope to see you there. You will not be disappointed.”

For details, call 409-925-3579.



Friendswood’s monthly community prayer breakfast will recognize graduating high school seniors from public, private and home schools at 7:10 a.m. on May 17 at Friendswood Community Church, 2821 W. Parkwood.

The Rev. Trent Henderson, pastor of Heritage Park Baptist Church will challenge the students with a talk called “Framing your decisions.”

“We all make decisions every day,” he said. Some are good. Some we wish we could redo. My encouragement and teaching will help the graduates understand how to make decisions with wisdom and perspective.”

For details, call 832-607-1734.



Update: Pope Francis has brought many changes to the face of Catholicism. Although he isn’t specifically credited with the Holy See’s new website, it has been updated to the latest web standards and comes in eight different languages. It’s available at http://w2.vatican.va.

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