Christmas Celebrations Across the Archdiocese

December 16, 2019

The diversity of Houston is illustrated even in Christmas celebrations throughout the Archdiocese and in 14 languages, including Spanish and Vietnamese.

Families of Filipino Catholics are celebrating “Simbang Gabi” (Night Mass) at 30 parishes this year. The largest Grand Archdiocesan Simbang Gabi is Monday, Dec. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 6502 County Rd. 48 in Manvel with Daniel Cardinal DiNardo as the main celebrant.

Cardinal DiNardo will also celebrate with the Vietnamese Catholic Association of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in its Annual Christmas Vigil Mass on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas. The event begins with Penance service at 4 p.m.; Christmas carols at 5 p.m. and Mass at 6 p.m.

Christmas celebrations at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston include English Masses at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 24 and a Spanish Mass at 8 p.m. A traditional Midnight Mass will also be held at the Co-Cathedral in EnglishOn Christmas Day, Dec. 25, an English Mass will be offered at 9 .m. and Mass in Vietnamese at 11 a.m.

In Galveston, St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, 2011 Church Street, will celebrate an English Mass at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24. And on Christmas Day, Mass will be at 12:30 p.m. in English.

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is a multicultural Church with about a million members in Houston from every continent of the world that prays and celebrates in over 14 languages in 146 parishes. We participate in activities of social justice, support the good works of persons in other countries — and we do all this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.