Funeral Arrangements for Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza
September 21, 2022
The Faithful of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are invited to join in prayer and celebration of the life of Most Rev. Joseph A. Fiorenza, Archbishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston, who died on September 19, 2022.
The following arrangements have been made and are open to the public to pay their respects to Archbishop Fiorenza:
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
1111 St. Joseph Parkway
Houston, Texas 77002
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Solemn Reception of the Body
Visitation with Fiorenza Family Present
7:15 - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Lying in State
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Solemn Vigil Liturgy
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Rite of Committal Following Mass - Private
The Solemn Reception of the Body, the Vigil Service and Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the Archdiocesan website at www.archgh.org/live
Due to the space limitations of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for the Funeral Mass, we are encouraging the public to honor the Archbishop with your presence while the Archbishop is lying in state throughout the day on Wednesday or that evening at the Vigil Service.
For those interested in reading tributes to Archbishop Fiorenza from religious and civic officials, please click here.
Above all else, the Faithful of the Archdiocese and of the whole Church are invited to pray for the repose of the soul of Archbishop Fiorenza, and for the consolation of his family and many friends in this time of grief.
Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.