Minor electrical fire damage at Co-Cathedral, 12:10 Mass canceled Friday, but Saturday ordinations will continue

June 2, 2023

A small electrical fire caused smoke and minor damage at the newer downtown Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway, early Friday morning, June 2.

No injuries were reported, and the Houston Fire Department responded promptly to extinguish the small fire. With clean-up occurring today, Friday’s 12:10 p.m. Mass and other Co-Cathedral events are canceled.

But the 10 a.m. ordinations for three new priests tomorrow, June 3, will continue as scheduled, announced the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

“We give thanks to God that no one was harmed in this minor incident. I am grateful for the prompt and attentive care of the men and women of the Houston Fire Department to prevent any significant damage to our sanctuary,” said Father Jeffrey L. Bame, rector and administrator of the Co-Cathedral.