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


Now is the time to join an exciting educational ministry that brings women together to pray, study, and learn.  Endow is a Catholic educational program created for women to discover their God-given dignity and to understand their role in humanizing and transforming society.  Enjoy faith and fellowship with other women during the lunch time as we study St. Pope John Paul II’s Letter to Women.

Name of Class:            Endow - Letter to Women

Location:                     Holy Cross Chapel – 3rd Floor

Time:                           12 noon – 1 pm

Start Date:                   Sept. 1, 2015

Facilitators:                 Laura Edstrom & Nancy Gold

Register online: 

To register or for more information email: or call (713) 515-3692 

Endow ~ Love the Learning ~ Build the Friendships ~ Live the Faith

The next Morning Recollection for Professional Women is scheduled on Saturday, September 12.  The schedule is:

9:30 am    Mass with extended homily as second meditation

10:15 am  Talk

11:00 am  Meditation

12:00 pm Conclusion

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

All men are invited to Holy Cross Chapel on Wednesday, September 16, 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.

All men are invited to Holy Cross Chapel on Saturday, September 19, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. for a morning of spiritual talks, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confession, and Spiritual Direction.   A continental breakfast is served at 8:45 a.m.  For more information, please call the Chapel.

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 2015 and beyond!  Read "What does it mean to have a Mass 'offered' for someone?".


Current Announcements

Closed for Labor Day

Holy Cross Chapel will be closed on

Monday, September 7th,

for Labor Day!


St. Jude Stained Glass and Candle Stand

The Chapel has recently purchased a candle stand which has been blessed and is in the rear of the Chapel.  Those who light them usually say a prayer over one candle at a time, and by keeping these individual candles lit for extended periods of time, the individual prayer is believed to be prolonged and amplified along with the intentions of other believers' prayers.  This creates a collective spirit of prayer for the entire church that is comforting and empowering, because even when churchgoers leave, their prayers remain in the Church.

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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