Holy Week media opportunities 2022

April 8, 2022

MEDIA CONTACT:   Jo Ann Zuniga, Media Relations Manager, email jzuniga@archgh.org, 713-652-8213 (office), 713-503-8034 (cell)

Photo and Video Opportunities

Palm Sunday April 10, Good Friday April 15 and Easter Sunday April 17

With Covid cases waning, more people are returning to church especially for the very important Holy Week and Easter Season. Please contact me if you wish to cover an event.

Palm Sunday, April 10,  Assumption Catholic Church, 901 Roseland, Houston

Live donkey and outdoor procession with palms reenacting when Jesus entered Jerusalem: 10:30 a.m. English Mass; biggest crowds at Noon and 1:45 p.m. Spanish Masses

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston 77002

Chrism Mass April 12: 7 p.m. Tuesday; Priests renew vows; Blessing of Oil of the Sick; the Catechumens, and Consecration of Holy Chrism – Daniel Cardinal DiNardo celebrating

Saturday Easter Vigil

April 16: 8:30 p.m., Mass in English with Daniel Cardinal DiNardo: Celebrant            

Easter Sunday Mass

April 17: 9 a.m. Vietnamese Mass; 11 a.m. English Mass with Bishop Italo Dell’Oro; and 1 p.m. Spanish Mass with Bishop Dell’Oro

GOOD FRIDAY – APRIL 15

The following churches are staging live re-enactments of Jesus’ Passion on the Cross on Good Friday, April 15. Each of these observances vividly brings to life the last hours of Our Lord, with costumes, props and dramatic acting of the events along the Way of the Cross (Stations of the Cross).

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 7250 Harrisburg, Houston 77011

Friday 9 a.m. Drawing start. Parishioners create dramatic images using carpets of colored sawdust decorated with religious designs. Bilingual Service at 3 p.m.

Then a 5 p.m. live re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross with Confirmation candidates. In a symbolic gesture, the carpets are destroyed in the procession.

University of St. Thomas Living Way of the Cross Procession

Friday 10:15 a.m. - Led by the cross, the 2.2-mile walking procession travels between 4 stopping points:

  • Beginning at University of St. Thomas Chapel of St. Basil (W. Alabama at Yoakum St., Houston, 77006) to
  • Holy Rosary Catholic Church (3617 Milam St., Houston 77002), and
  • Catholic Charities (2900 Louisiana St., Houston 77006) and
  • Ending at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (1111 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston 77002), welcomed at around 1:30 p.m.

Women and men religious, priests and hundreds of lay people attend this pilgrimage through Houston’s Montrose, Midtown and Downtown neighborhoods. Sponsored by UST Campus Ministry and Houston’s Communion and Liberation lay movement community.

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 501 Tidwell, Houston, 77022

Friday 2 p.m. – The Spanish-speaking young adult group will lead a live open-air dramatization of the Passion of Christ.  Approximately one thousand people are expected to attend.

St. Mary Cathedral Basilica, 2011 Church St., Galveston

Easter Sunday 11 a.m.– Daniel Cardinal DiNardo celebrating

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston serves 1.7 million Catholics in 10 counties. It is the largest Roman Catholic diocese in Texas and the 5th largest in the United States.

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