Holy Week Photo Opportunities

March 30, 2010

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2010
Contact: Jenny Faber, Director of Communications, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Holy Week Photo/Video Opportunities
Media are permitted to shoot video and photos during the following services on Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, April 1 – 4. The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will welcome 2,236 new Catholics into the Church at parishes around the Archdiocese this Easter.

Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway, Downtown Houston
Holy Thursday: 7 p.m., Washing of the Feet
Good Friday: 3 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Passion
Saturday Easter Vigil: 8:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday: 7 a.m.; 9 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. (Vietnamese); 5:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. (Spanish)

St. Francis de Sales Church, 8200 Roos Rd., Houston 77036
A diverse community representing 64 nations worships at St. Francis de Sales each week.
Good Friday: 3 p.m. (English); 5 p.m. (Vietnamese); 7 p.m. (Spanish)
Saturday Easter Vigil: 8 p.m.
Easter Sunday: 8 a.m.; 10 a.m.; noon (Spanish); 3 p.m. (Vietnamese)

St. Vincent de Paul Church, 6800 Buffalo Speedway, Houston 77025
Located near the Med Center, St. Vincent de Paul has a thriving community of 3,700 families.
Good Friday: 3 p.m.
Saturday Easter Vigil: 8:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday: 7:30 a.m.; 9 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 3 p.m. (Spanish); 5 p.m. (LifeTeen)

St. Rose of Lima Church, 3600 Brinkman, Houston, Texas 77018
Just outside the 610 Loop (between 290 and I-45), St. Rose has a growing and increasingly diverse membership of 1,700 families.
Good Friday: 3 p.m.
Saturday Easter Vigil: 8:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday: 8 a.m.; 10 a.m. (English); noon (Spanish)

Holy Family Parish, Galveston, various locations
Join Catholics in Galveston for these Holy Week liturgies:
Holy Thursday: 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, Corner of 34th St. and Ave. K, Galveston 77550
Good Friday: 4 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 1420 31st St., Galveston 77550
Easter Sunday: 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church,1302 Broadway, Galveston 77550

****The following churches are staging live re-enactments of Jesus' Passion on the Cross on Good Friday, April 2. These feature costumes and props and are very visual. ****

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7539 Ave. K, Houston 77012
5 p.m. (Spanish) Hundreds are expected to follow this reenactment that will travel 10 city blocks. The Passion will end at Immaculate Conception Church at 7250 Harrisburg.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 2405 Navigation Blvd., Houston 77003
For the first time, the parish will re-enact the Last Supper (at 4 p.m.) before the popular procession for the Stations of the Cross begins at 5 p.m. (Spanish)

All Saints Church, 215 East 10th Street in the Heights, Houston 77008
For more than a decade, people have come to All Saints for the re-enactment of Jesus' crucifixion and death. The Stations begin at 5:30 p.m. (Spanish)

Prince of Peace Church, 19222 Tomball Parkway, Houston 77070 will offer an outdoor re-enactment of the 7 last words of Christ on the parish grounds at 5 p.m. (Spanish).