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


Father’s Day Mass Cards are available in the Bookstore or from the Security Guard. Envelopes are provided so that you may make an offering for Masses in honor (for the living) or in memory (for the deceased) of your loved ones.

The next Morning Recollection for Young Professional Women will be in September.  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. 

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 three locations in order to serve more young adults throughout the archdiocese. 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.

June 26               WEST location - St. Cyril of Alexandria, 10503 Westheimer Rd.  Julie Fritsch, Director of Pro-life Office “New Frontiers in Defense of Human Dignity”

July 10                CENTRAL location - Catholic Charismatic Center, 1949 Cullen Road.  Rev. Luke Millette and Kevin Becker(NYC) “A Call To Sainthood: Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati Patron of Young Adults”

July 17                CENTRAL location - Catholic Charismatic Center, 1949 Cullen Road.  Rev. Agustino Torres CFR, (Pure Heart NYC) “Seeking a Real Connection”

July 24                CENTRAL location - Catholic Charismatic Center, 1949 Cullen Road. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo “The Church’s Response”

July 31                NORTH location - St. Simon and Jude, 26777 Glen Loch Dr.  Sr. Bethany Madonna SV (Sister of Life NYC) “Be Not Afraid of God’s Call”

For more information on this free event, please visit their website at


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


Current Announcements

Feast of Saint Josemaria Escriva

Solemn Mass for the

Feast of Saint Josemaria Escriva

Founder of Opus Dei

You, your family, and friends are cordially invited!

Monday, June 26, 2017

7:00 p.m.

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

1111 St. Joseph Parkway

Houston, Texas 77002

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo

Archbishop of Galveston-Houston

Main Celebrant

Independence Day - Chapel Closed

The Chapel will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4, in observance of Independence Day.

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.

August 16:  St. Maximilian Kolbe - presented by Fr. Paul Kais, Vicar of Opus Dei in Texas.

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, Chaplain of Western Academy.

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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