HOUSTON - Church bells rang all over the country today as people gathered to celebrate Easter Sunday, and nowhere was the celebration more evident than at St. Joseph Catholic Church where the pews were filled to capacity by Houstonians eager to celebrate this holy holiday. That includes Reginald, who attended Easter services with his family. He finds a meaning a deeper meaning in celebrating the holiday.
"Easter means the resurrection of Christ. It is very important because we want to acknowledge the presence of God in family, and to let my children know that Christ has risen."
Today's message was one of forgiveness and faith. And with the recent attacks on Brussels churchgoers and church leaders kept the victims close to their heart.
"Bless all our beloved dead." prayed one priest during the ceremony.
"Especially the victims in Brussels Belgium. And all of the victims of violence in our world."
The celebration did not stop after church ended. Downtown families gathered at Harry's Restaurant and Cafe' for some good food and family time.
"It's Resurrection Sunday and we wanted to celebrate the day. And spend the day together and fellowship." says customer Lloyd Kirk, who was having dinner with his family.