Hundreds attend two-mile Way of the Cross

April 21, 2015

HOUSTON — On Good Friday, Catholics from all across Houston participated in the sixth annual Way of the Cross, processing in reverent silence from the University of St. Thomas (UST) campus to the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston. Led by the cross, and welcomed by Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza at the Co-Cathedral, women and men religious, priests, and hundreds of lay people participated in the journey, which spans just over two miles. 

The procession stopped at Holy Rosary Church and Catholic Charities, where the Gospel was proclaimed, with classic commentaries of the Passion and reflections. The Way of the Cross is prepared by the Houston community of the Communion and Liberation lay movement, along with the Co-Cathedral, UST Campus Ministry, Holy Rosary Church and Catholic Charities. Each year the congregation gathers in the midst of the city as a public witness to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

The Way of the Cross is walked in cities in more than 70 countries around the world and has become a fixture in the landscape of Houston's Good Friday events. For more information visit or

View a video of the event below: