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The Mass of Ordination of Bishop-elect Steven J. Lopes will broadcast live on EWTN on Feb. 2, 2016 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. CST.
Please encourage your friends and loved ones who cannot attend the Mass of Ordination in Houston to check their local cable provider’s schedule for access to this historic liturgy!
Don't subscribe to EWTN? Download the app and view the Mass on your tablet.
The Mass of Ordination of Bishop-elect Lopes will be held at 7 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway in downtown Houston, on Feb. 2, 2016. A public reception will follow at the Cathedral Centre.
All other events will be held at the Chancery of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter and Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church in Houston.
MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2016
12 to 5 p.m. - Ordinariate Help Desk open at the Hilton Americas-Houston. First come, first serve sign ups available for return shuttle service to IAH and Hobby Airport on Feb. 3; see Feb. 3 schedule below for departure times.
3:30 p.m. - Buses leave the Hilton Americas-Houston for the Chancery of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter/Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church
5 p.m. - Vigil of Prayer with First Evensong of Candlemas, Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church
5:30 p.m. - Last bus leaves the Hilton Americas for the Chancery/Our Lady of Walsingham
6:30 p.m. - Public reception for Bishop Steven J. Lopes, Chancery
7:30 p.m. - Buses leave the Chancery/Our Lady of Walsingham to return to the Hilton Americas-Houston
TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016
Ordinariate Festival and Luncheon
8 a.m. - Ordinariate Help Desk open at the Hilton Americas-Houston
8:30 a.m. - Buses leave the Hilton Americas for the Chancery of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter/Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church*
9:30 a.m. - Candlemas, Our Lady of Walsingham
10:45 a.m. - Texas-style Brunch (Breakfast Tacos and Kolaches)
11 a.m. - Optional tours of Our Lady of Walsingham: Church & Grounds
11:30 a.m. - Additional buses leave Hilton Americas for Chancery/Our Lady of Walsingham*
11:45 a.m. - Presentations by Msgr. Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham & Msgr. Harry Entwistle, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross; concurrent Children’s Activities
12:45 p.m. - Ordinariate Festival begins
2 p.m. - Texas BBQ luncheon with Bishop-elect Lopes; live music by Dusty Spur
3 p.m. - Buses leave Our Lady of Walsingham for the Hilton Americas (for guests who wish to return to the hotel before Mass)
4 p.m. - Buses leave Our Lady of Walsingham for the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
5:15 p.m. - Buses leave the Hilton Americas for the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
*During the Ordinariate Festival on Tuesday, Feb. 2, buses will circulate between the Hilton Americas and the Chancery/Our Lady of Walsingham as needed.
Mass of Ordination
7 p.m. - Mass of Ordination for Bishop Steven J. Lopes
9:30 p.m. - Public reception, Cathedral Centre, 1701 San Jacinto
11 p.m. - Buses return to the Hilton Americas and to Our Lady of Walsingham/Chancery
Feb. 3, 2016
6 a.m. • 8 a.m. • 10 a.m. - Shuttle service provided to IAH and Hobby Airport; first-come, first serve sign ups available at the Ordinariate Help Desk, Feb. 1 and 2.
8:30 a.m. - Travelers’ Mass at Hilton Americas-Houston (Conference Room to be announced — please check with the Ordinariate Help Desk or Hilton Americas Front Desk)
9:45 a.m. - Bus leaves the Hilton Americas-Houston for the Chancery of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter
10:30 a.m. - “Meet the Bishop”: A casual coffee hour with Bishop Lopes, Ordinariate Chancery (for those guests still in town on Feb. 3)
12 p.m. - Bus returns to the Hilton Americas-Houston
Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops: Please bring your alb and white mitre.
All other Clergy:
Priests and Deacons should bring an alb and white stole for the Mass of Ordination on Feb. 2. Vesting will take place in the Cathedral Centre, 1701 San Jacinto, directly across from the Downtown Chancery, at 6 p.m.
The schedule above specifies the times when the buses will be leaving the Hilton Americas-Houston for the Chancery/Our Lady of Walsingham and for the Co-Cathedral, as well as return trips from those locations.
NOTE: On Tuesday, Feb. 2, buses are scheduled to depart the hotel at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m., but will also circulate between the Hilton Americas and the Chancery as needed.
If you should miss one of the scheduled buses and wish to take a taxi cab or Uber to the event destinations, the addresses are:
Chancery of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, 7730 Westview, Houston, TX 77055
Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church, 7809 Shadyvilla Lane, Houston, TX 77055
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston, Texas 77002
If you should decide to drive to the Mass of Ordination, please note that parking is limited around the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston:
Free parking will be available at the Amegy Garage at the corner of Fannin and St. Joseph Parkway starting at 6 p.m. Look for the yellow signs near the Co-Cathedral directing cars to the Amegy Garage.
Limited free parking will be available in the lot behind the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston's Chancery, 1700 San Jacinto; across the street from the front of the Co-Cathedral, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway; and behind the Cathedral Centre, 1701 San Jacinto.
Limited street parking is available along San Jacinto, between St. Joseph Parkway and Pease.
Please note that the Houston Rockets are playing the Miami Heat at the Toyota Center (near the Hilton Americas and Co-Cathedral) on the evening of Feb. 2. Be prepared for traffic and parking lines.
A special room rate of $115 per night at the Hilton-Americas Houston has been arranged for Ordinariate families and friends visiting Space City for the Mass of Ordination and related events.
1600 Lamar, Houston, Texas
To reserve, call 1-800-445-8667 (HILTONS) or visit resweb.passkey.com/go/Members2016.
The group code for the special rate is 1MP.
Houston has two airports: Houston Intercontinental (IAH) and Houston Hobby (HOU). Hobby is 11 miles from the host hotel; IAH is 20 miles from the host hotel.
An Ordinariate “Help Desk” will be stationed in the lobby of the Hilton Americas-Houston on:
Monday, Feb. 1 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 8 to 10 a.m.
Please visit the table to ask questions about any of the events, find details on the bus pick-up location … and more!