TCADP invites your participation in the following meetings and events:
TCADP along with, Texas Mercy Project, The Office of Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., and the Catholic Mobilizing Network, is sponsoring “Journey to Mercy: Rethinking the Death Penalty in Texas” on October 23rd. The event will take place at the Texas Capital Auditorium and Legislative Conference Center (1100 Congress Ave.) from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. To RSVP for this free conference, please visit http://bit.ly/1McTsbc.
Following, “Journey to Mercy: Rethinking the Death Penalty in Texas,” TCADP will participate in Walk for Life, Hope and Mercy: Standing Against the Death Penalty on October 24th. The walk will begin at 9:00 AM at St. Austin Catholic Center (2010 University Avenue) and end at 12:00 PM at the State Capitol (1100 Congress). All are welcome to attend.
Ecumenical Vigils hosted by Advocates for Justice and Peace will take place on days of executions. Vigils will begin at 6:30 PM at the SE Corner of Josey Lane and Peters Colony Road across from Holy Covenant UMC. Please contact Jason Redick at email@example.com for more information.
El Pasoans Against the Death Penalty, a chapter of TCADP, meet on the last Tuesday of the month. The next meeting will take place at 7:00 PM on October 27th at St. Pius X Church in the Pedro Maldonado Room (1050 North Clark Drive). For more information, please contact Pat Delgado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Demonstrations for executions will take place on day of executions from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in front of the El Paso County Courthouse, 500 E. San Antonio (downtown, between Mesa and Campbell Streets).
Prayer vigils are held in several parishes to pray for those on death row awaiting execution, their families, the victims and their families, all involved in executions and for an end to the death penalty. The vigils are bilinguals and are held once a month when there are executions scheduled.
At this time, the following parishes have confirmed vigils. Please check parish bulletin, or contact the church directly for more information:
- Christ the Savior Parish, Daily Mass Chapel (5301 Wadsworth Ave.)
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Blessed Sacrament Chapel, 1118 N. Mesa at Arizona
- Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Ysleta Mission (Alameda at Zaragoza)
- St. Luke’s, 930 E. Redd Rd.
- Hope Chapel at St. Pius X Church (1050 N. Clark), a Living Rosary
TCADP’s Houston Chapter meets every other month on the 1st Tuesday of the month, starting in January. All meetings will take place at 7:00 PM at Central Market, 3815 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77027.
The next chapter meeting is November 3rd.
After his mother’s murder in 1991, Chris Castillo became involved in prison ministry. His work taught him how to find forgiveness. Chris is currently the coordinator of chaplain volunteers for the Diocese of Beaumont’s office of Criminal Justice Ministry.
Contact information for local leaders is available on the Work Locally page.
If you have participated in an event on behalf of TCADP, please complete an Event Report Form for our records. Thank you!