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


Please join us on Thursday, September 14, at the 12:15 p.m. Mass for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.  A Cake and Champagne reception will follow from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.  Please RSVP to

All men are invited to a morning of spiritual talks, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, confession and spiritual direction on Saturday, September 16.  Continental breakfast is served at 8:45am.

Beginning October 2017, the morning recollection for professional men will be held at Westcott Study Center located at 410 Westcott St, Houston, TX 77007.

All men are invited to Holy Cross Chapel on Wednesday, September 20, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for an evening of spiritual talks, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confession, and Spiritual Direction.

The Saturday Morning of Recollection for professional women will no longer take place at Holy Cross Chapel.  If you would like to attend a morning or evening of recollection, they are offered at the following locations:

Recollection for single professional women in their 20s:

            1st Saturday of the Month - Southgate Center            3:30pm - 5:45pm

Recollection for married and single women:

            1st Tuesday Morning of the Month - Our Lady of Czestochowa       10:00am - 12:45am

            1st Tuesday "Evening" of the Month - Sheridan Study Center           7:00pm - 9:15pm

            1st Wednesday Morning of the Month - St. Theresa Church              10:00am - 12:00noon

            1st Thursday Morning of the Month - Sheridan Study Center            10:00am - 12:45am

            2nd Wednesday of the Month - St. Ignatius of Loyola Church           10:30am - 12:30pm

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 November 2017 and beyond!  Read "What does it mean to have a Mass 'offered' for someone?".


Current Announcements

Meet Our New Director, Fr. Frank Vera

Fr. Frank was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, where he studied industrial engineering.  After earning an MS in operations research at Northeastern U. in Boston, he returned to Mexico and worked three years at a major manufacturing corporation.  In 1983, he moved to Houston for the first time, working ten years as the head of MIS for a small chemical company.  He then worked another ten years as an independent IT consultant in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. Fr. Frank moved to the Eternal City in 2003, where he finished his studies in theology and obtained a doctorate in philosophy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in 2008.  Ordained to the priesthood for the Prelature of Opus Dei in 2007 he began his pastoral with two short stints of a few months in Valencia, Spain, and in New York City, before spending several years in Miami.  In 2011, he returned to Houston and was the chaplain at Western Academy for 6 years until he recently became the new Director of Holy Cross Chapel.

Lunch with the Saints - Fall 2017

Holy Cross Chapel will host a monthly talk every third Wednesday on the lives of some of our favorite saints.  The talks will be presented by various priests and will begin at 12:15pm and conclude by 1pm.  The schedule is as follows.

September 20:  St. Marianne Cope - presented by Fr. Richard Wahl, csb.  Archdiocesan Tribunal.

October 18:  St. Dominic - presented by Fr. Martin Iott, Dominican Friar at Holy Rosary.

November 15:  Sts. Priscilla and Aquila - presented by Fr. Frank Vera, Director of Holy Cross Chapel.

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.

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