TCADP members throughout the state hold vigils on the days of executions in Texas. We encourage your participation in these local actions as a form of witness against state-sanctioned killing. Check TCADP’s social media accounts for any last-minute developments regarding stays of execution.


Vigils held at the Corner of 12th and Ave. I in front of Walls Unit at 5:15 PM (location of executions).


Vigils take place in these locations:

  • On Congress in front of the State Capitol at 11th St.,  5:30 – 6:30 PM
  • St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church on Oltorf and S. Congress at 6:00 PM


A vigil is held at Diocese of Beaumont, Diocesan Pastoral Office, 703 Archie St., 4:00 PM on the days of executions.


Ecumenical Vigil hosted by Advocates for Justice and Peace located across from Holy Covenant UMC, Southeast Corner of Josey Lane and Peters Colony Road, 6:30 PM on the day of an execution.

College Station

Vigil held at 5:30 to 6 PM, east of Texas A&M campus at the corner of Walton and Texas Ave. across the street from the main entrance.

Corpus Christi

Sisters of Incarnate Word Convent hold a vigil at 2930 Alameda at 6:00 PM.


Dallas Peace and Justice Center sponsor a vigil on execution days at 5:30 PM on the Mockingbird Bridge at Central Expressway.

El Paso

Vigil held at 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:

  • St. Patrick Cathedral, Blessed Sacrament Chapel (1118 N. Mesa at Arizona)
  • Christ the Savior Parish, Daily Mass Chapel (5301 Wadsworth Ave.)
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Ysleta Mission (Alameda at Zaragoza)
  • St. Luke’s (930 E. Redd Rd.)
  • St. Mark’s/San Juan Diego (11700 Pebbles Hills Blvd.)
  • St. Pius X Church (1050 N. Clark) in the Prayer Garden
  • Corpus Christi Church (9205 N. Loop Dr.)
  • Blessed Sacrament Parish (9025 Diana Dr.)
  • San Francisco de Asis (5750 Doniphan)
  • All Saints (1415 Dakota St.)
  • St. Luke’s (930 E. Redd Rd.)
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe (2709 Alabama St.) – prayers during morning Mass


A figil takes place every execution evening at 5:30 pm at St. John’s United Methodist Church (1501 University Ave, Lubbock, TX 79401). Meet on the south front of the church where there are four small benches. Participants read scriptures, pray, and share.

San Antonio

Vigil locations:

  • 12 PM to 1 PM across from the main entrance to the Bexar County Justice Center at 300 Dolorosa.  There is parking at the South Flores Parking Garage, 211 South Flores (1 block south of the vigil site).
  • Join the Sisters of Divine Providence and friends in vigil and prayer from 5:30 to 6:00 PM on Texas execution days in front of Our Lady of the Lake Convent by the large crucifix.  515 S.W. 24th Street.