Houston-Galveston Co-Cathedral - March 24, 2009

It took a full bus plus several private carloads for our March adventure, but all 45 of us got to the Galveston/Houston Roman Catholic Diocese Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. It turned out to be a Daytrip attendance record, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the magnificence of the tour, plus the Pizza Party at CiCi's which followed.

The Church is just under one years old, and yet has already recorded huge visiting crowds from around the globe rivaling those of the many famous ancient churches of Europe and the rest of the world.

This limestone and marble structure is both inspirational and awesome at the same time -- both inside and out! Italian carved statues abound, lifelike sub-altar statues dominate at the cruciform apex's, the Nave is huge, and it's ceiling is embellished by a 117 foot dome over the altar area. Multiple stained glass windows permeate throughout, and are culminated by one forty foot tall Risen Christ Window at the main entrance/exit. Historic and (Church) symbolic renderings are everywhere: each having a spiritual and artistic message. The entire Sanctuary area, including the mensa (table) itself, is of rare rose-colored marble keeping in synch with the Cathedral's name.

It was truly a unique experience to witness such an edifice right here in greater Houston.

We hope that you will join us soon on another great Day Trip.
-Bob Gruber

Attendees were: Bill & Mary Young & daughter Sandy Williams, Charles & Sylvia Slanina & Maria Kucera (Sylvia's sister), Bill & Nita Davis, Bob & Gail Wolters, Abe & Connie Abdalla, Mercedes Alva & sister Treresa Lippold, Tony & Dee Amante, Sally Anderson & sister Judy Bachelor & guest Gale Steele, Howard & Mary Lee Cameron, Carlene Chaney & guest Dorothy Bigbee, Jean Dixon, Bob & Marian Gruber, Thomas & Jeanette Johnson, Tony & Susan Leigh, Daryl & Brenda Moss, Betty Parker & guest Dorothy Wanza, Patsy Seay & guest Ray Sims, Don & Lynn Stefan & guests Ron & Manda Ross, James & Dorothy Wade, Daren & Jewel Welch.