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


The Red Mass is an annual Mass offered for all members of the judiciary and legal profession on Tuesday, November 2nd, at 6:15pm Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Parishioners in the legal profession are encouraged to participate in this centuries-old tradition, invoking the blessings of the Holy Spirit at the opening of the Judicial year.

Dinner following in the Cathedral Centre. 

Dinner Speaker: Archbishop Jose Gomez

For dinner reservations only, please visit

Lord, Teach Me To Pray is a prayer series for women based on Ignatian Spirituality.  “Praying Christian Virtues” is the first of three-part spiritual journey.  It helps deepen prayer life, and discover what to do for dryness and obstacles in prayer.  It also introduces the different methods of Ignatian prayer, meditation, contemplation and Consciousness Examen.  A small group will meet with 2 trained facilitators for 1 - 2 hours twice a week for 6 weeks on Monday and Friday to pray and faith share.  The series starts on October 7, 2016 and ends on November 18, 2016.  We will meet from 12pm-1pm on the third floor.  To register, please contact Maria Garcia at

Are you seeking a new way to Pray?  Has it touched your heart that you would like to give something back to Holy Cross Chapel?  Join a small group of women who care for the linens used during the Mass at the Chapel.

This is a beautiful ministry that will draw you closer to the Heart of Jesus.  Very little training is required.  For more information, please contact Laura Edstrom at 713-515-3692 or

The next Morning Recollection for Young Professional Women is scheduled on Saturday, November 5. 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?".


Current Announcements

All Saints Day

Solemnity of All Saints

Holy Day of Obligation

Tuesday, November 1

Mass Times:  10 am, 11 am, Noon, 1 pm. 

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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