Visit Holy Cross Chapel in Downtown Houston Today! 

If you work in Downtown Houston and would like to have a place to simply spend a few moments in silence or prayer, feel free to stop by the Holy Cross Chapel. People from all denominations are welcome! If you are Catholic, then you will find additional benefit from the Chapel as a place where you can attend weekday mass, go to confession, browse a bookstore full of solid and trustworthy Catholic doctrine and literature, have access to regular spiritual direction from holy and excellent priests, and receive good formation to foster spiritual growth and a stronger relationship with God...  all conveniently located within close proximity to your workplace.

From the Weekly Bulletin


Café Catholica is a young adult (ages 18-30's) dinner lecture series featuring some of the most dynamic speakers in our Archdiocese. The Cafe is held Monday evenings each summer at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (6800 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, 77025). We begin with Confessions at 5:15 pm; Holy Mass at 6:15 pm (come if you can); dinner at 7:15pm; and the speaker starts at 8:15 pm.

July 11                 "Compassion, Community, Christ" - Fr. Preston Quintela

July 18                "Endless Mercy, Lasting Joy" - Daniel Cardinal DiNardo

July 25                "Walk Humbly, Love Mercy" - Msgr. William L. Young

For more information, please visit their website at

The Archdiocese is looking forward to the 2016 Archdiocesan Prayer Breakfast at Hilton-Americas on July 28, 2016.  Bishop Michael Sis of San Angelo will be the keynote speaker at this event and tables and tickets are selling quickly.  You may purchase tickets online at or call 713-652-4417.

The next Morning Recollection for Young Professional Women is scheduled on Saturday, August 6. The schedule is:

9:30 am   Coffee

10:00 am  Meditation

10:45 am  Talk

11:30 am  Mass

12:30 pm Conclusion

We hope you are able to come and unwind from your busy week in a quiet, intimate atmosphere that Holy Cross Chapel offers.  For more information, please call Kathy McGarry, 713- 524-9782 Ext. 113. 

If you like to give a special gift for someone, please consider having a Mass in honor of that Special Someone for their Birthday, Anniversary or just because.  There are Masses available throughout the month of October 2016 and beyond!  Read "What does it mean to have a Mass 'offered' for someone?".


Current Announcements


The Men's Reading Group will meet the first and third Wednesday of each month from 12:00-12:30 on the 2nd floor. The group is reading and discussing recent documents written by Pope Francis. The next meeting is this Wednesday April 6. All men are invited

Brown Bag Lunch Series for Women

All women are invited to a 13 week Brown Bag Lunch Series at the Holy Cross Chapel on Tuesdays from 12 noon - 1pm beginning on May 24th.  This Brown Bag will feature a Scott Hahn's DVD, The Lamb's Supper.

Mass Times and Confession

Mass is celebrated Monday through Friday at 11:35 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Confessions are available weekly from 9:15-11:30am and 2:00-3:30pm.  Please call ahead for Priest’s availability. More on activities at the Chapel.


Daily homilies are recorded and available for listening and reference. Read book reviews of noteworthy books available in our bookstore. See a list of recommended websites and apps. More on our online resources.

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