Funeral arrangements for Archbishop Fiorenza announced

September 27, 2022

HOUSTON - Archdiocesan officials released the schedule for the late Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza's funeral arrangements, all of which are set to take place at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, located at 1111 St. Joseph Parkway in downtown Houston.


  • On Tuesday, Sept. 27, a solemn reception of the Archbishop Fiorenza's body will take place at 7 p.m. with a visitation with the Fiorenza Family who will be present. A Rosary will be prayed for Archbishop Fiorenza at 8:30 p.m.
  • On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the public is invited to pay their respects when Archbishop Fiorenza lies in state from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m, followed by a Solemn Vigil Liturgy at 7 p.m.
  • On Thursday, Sept. 29, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will celebrate the Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. with Wilton Cardinal Gregory, serving as homilist. A private Rite of Committal, which is closed to the public, will follow the Mass with interment at Forest Park Lawndale. 

The Tuesday Rosary, Wednesday Vigil Liturgy and Thursday Mass of Christian Burial will be live streamed at, where a livestream schedule is available. Directions and parking information for the Co-Cathedral is available here.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Archbishop Fiorenza's memory to the C.R.O.S.S. Academies and to Casa Juan Diego.