13 places to observe Easter in Houston

FILE - Thousands trace Jesus' footsteps on Good Friday in Jerusalem. Good Friday commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Christian churches.

In Houston, there are a number of Easter services and masses planned for those who would like to observe the Holy Week.

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

1111 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston 77002
  • Good Friday: Stations of the Cross at 12 p.m. in English; 5:30 p.m. in Spanish
  • Conclusion of the traveling Way of the Cross from University of St. Thomas - 1 p.m.
  • Liturgy of Good Friday at 3 p.m. in English; 7 p.m. in Vietnamese
  • Saturday Easter Vigil: Mass in English at 8:30 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday Mass: 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mass in English; 1 p.m. Mass in Vietnamese; 7:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish


Tallowood Baptist Church
555 Tallowood Rd. Houston, Texas 77024
  • Good Friday: 7 p.m.

  • Easter Sunday: Sunrise Service- 7:30 a.m., Traditional Worship- 8:45 a.m., Sunday School- 10 a.m., Contemporary Worship- 11:15 a.m.


St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
8200 Roos Road, Houston 77036
  • Good Friday: Stations of the Cross at 12 p.m. in English
  • Celebration of the Lord's Passion at 3 p.m. in English; 5 p.m. in Vietnamese; 7 p.m. in Spanish
  • Saturday Easter Vigil: Mass in English at 8 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday Mass: 8 a.m., *10 a.m. Mass in English; 12 p.m. Mass in Spanish; 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mass in Vietnamese

*Most populated Mass, with 71 nations represented

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6800 Buffalo Speedway, Houston 77025
  • Good Friday: Stations of the Cross and Novena of Divine Mercy at 12 p.m. in English
  • Liturgy of Good Friday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in English; 5 p.m. in Spanish
  • Saturday Easter Vigil: Mass in English at 8:30 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday Mass: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mass in English; 3 p.m. Mass in Spanish


Assumption Catholic Church
901 Rose Lane, Houston, TX 77037
  • Good Friday: Liturgy of the Word at 3 p.m. in English; and at 5 p.m. in Spanish followed by Living Stations of the Cross
  • Saturday Easter Vigil: Mass in English and Spanish (Bilingual) at 8 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday Mass: 7:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish; 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Mass in English


Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
2405 Navigation Blvd., Houston 77003
  • Good Friday: 3 p.m. "7 Last Words of Jesus on the Cross" in Spanish; 5 p.m. Living Stations of the Cross in Spanish; 7 p.m. The Lord's Passion in Spanish
  • Saturday Easter Vigil: Mass in English and Spanish (Bilingual) at 8 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday Mass: 7:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish; and 9 a.m. Mass in English

Good Friday Services and Activities



University of St. Thomas Way of the Cross Procession
Beginning at 10:15 a.m., women and men, 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.
The two-mile procession travels from:
  • 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, to
  • Catholic Charities, 2900 Louisiana St., Houston 77006
  • Ending at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston 77002, welcomed by Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza at around 1:30 p.m.


Assumption Catholic Church
901 Rose Lane, Houston, TX 77037
  • 5 p.m. - Thirty parishioners will lead hundreds through their re-enactment of the Way of the Cross.


Holy Ghost Catholic Church
6921 Chetwood Dr., Houston, 77081
  • 9 a.m. - Parishioners complete a dramatic image using 25 carpets made with colored salt and decorated with religious designs.
  • 5 p.m. - More than 400 people will process over the carpets and follow a live re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross. In a symbolic gesture, the carpets are destroyed in the procession. This primarily Central American tradition was introduced to Holy Ghost Catholic Church by parishioners.

St. Jerome Catholic Church
8825 Kempwood Dr., Houston, 77080
  • 4 p.m. - One thousand parishioners attend the live re-enactment in the neighboring parochial school field, followed by Veneration of the Cross inside the church.


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
6646 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, 77084
  • 2 p.m. - In probably the largest procession in the Archdiocese, approximately 2,000 people will follow a live re-enactment of Christ's Stations of the Cross.


St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church
3131 El Dorado Blvd., Houston, 77059
  • 12 p.m. - Starting at 6 a.m., parishioners can pray and meditate in silence before the cross. Then at noon, a live re-enactment of Christ's Stations of the Cross takes place inside the church, with 700-800 expected to attend.


St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
501 Tidwell, Houston, 77022
  • 2 p.m. - The Spanish-speaking young adult group will lead a live open air dramatization of the Passion of Christ. Approximately 1,000 people are expected to attend.


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