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
In the Roman Catholic church, All Souls Day commemorates all the Christians believed to be in purgatory. Celebrated on November 2, it was first established by Odilo (d. 1049), Abbot of Cluny, in the 11th century, and it was widely celebrated by the 13th century. The date follows All Saints' Day, with the idea that remembering the saints in heaven should be followed by remembering the souls awaiting release from purgatory. Roman Catholic doctrine holds that the prayers of the faithful on earth will help cleanse these souls in order to prepare them for heaven.
It is a tradition for Catholics to offer Masses for their deceased family and friends on this day and during the month of November. If you would like to do this for a dear one, envelopes will be available in the narthex of the Chapel. You may take an envelope, complete the information, insert your offering and place it in the Offering Box in the lobby. The envelopes will rest on the tabernacle table during the month of November and your loved ones will be remembered in prayer throughout the month.
The next Morning Recollection for Young Professional Women is scheduled on Saturday, December 3. The schedule is:
9:45 am Confessions
10:00 am Meditation
10:30 am Confessions
10:45 am Talk
11:30 am Meditation
12:00 pm Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
12:15 pm Confessions
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 February 2017 and beyond! Read "What does it mean to have a Mass 'offered' for someone?".
"Living Holiness: The Corporal & Spiritual Works of Mercy Personified"
November 30, December 7 and 14
As we end the Jubilee Year of Mercy, let us reflect on and share with others the compassion of God as shown through His Most Holy Son, Jesus Christ, personified through our Immaculate Mother in the Nativity.
You are invited to join us for the Holy Cross Chapel Women’s Advent Series as we prepare for the coming of Christ. The three-session series will be presented by Mary Caprio, Program Director at the St. John Paul II Foundation for Life and Family where she oversees the Foundation's Converging Road's medical ethics conferences. We will meet on the second floor of the Chapel. Lunch is provided. Bring a friend or coworker!
Holy Day of Obligation - December 8, 2016
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on December 8th is a Holy Day of Obligation. We encourage you to make an extra effort to attend Mass on that day.
Mass times are 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you then, and bring a friend!
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 9:15-11:15am 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.