Friday of Week IV of Lent
St. Eusebius was a priest in Rome who, prior to this martyrdom in 357 AD, held the Eucharist in his house here every day. Pope Liberius converted this house into the Church of St. Eusebius, which became one of the first parishes in Rome. The tomb of St. Eusebius is under the main altar.
Every year on January 17, pets are brought here to be blessed by the priests. The parish is administered by the Priestly Fraternity of the Missionaries of Saint Charles Borromeo.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the present archbishop of Galveston–Houston, is the Cardinal-Priest of the title. In 2007, he became the first archbishop in the southern United States to be created cardinal, a sign of the fast growing Catholic population in the region. His main cathedral-basilica in Galveston was destroyed by Katrina in 2008 and has not been reopened. The new co-cathedral in Houston became the de facto cathedral in the archdiocese.