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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

Bulletin

Saturday

October 18, 2014

Cathedral Centre Parking Lot

@ Jefferson and Caroline Street , Houston, 77002

If you know of a family, individual or senior who is struggling to make ends meet and would benefit from Mobile Food Distribution on July 19th, please invite them to come and receive. Recipients should bring their own bags/boxes for food and a picture form of I.D.

First Come– First Served. Distribution begins at 9am and will last until food bins are empty.

 

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 Red Mass is an annual Mass offered for all members of the judiciary and legal profession on Tuesday, October 21st.

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 Speaker:  John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, former Dean, Boston College las School, and former assistant to the Solicitor General

To purchase tickets for the dinner, please visit www.archgh.org/redmass.

All men are invited to Holy Cross Chapel on Saturday, October 18, 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.

Catholicism 101 will resume on Thursday, December 11, from 12:05 to 12:30 pm. Come and join us in exploring the fundamental aspects of the Catholic Faith on every second and fourth Thursday of the month.  We gather for a short presentation on some feature of Catholic life such as confession, religious liberty, the Pope and the Magisterium, the Sacraments, Mary and the Saints, the Priesthood, the Laity, Salvation and many more.  Presentations are followed by a friendly and frank discussion.  Catholics and non-Catholics alike are very welcome!  Come to whichever discussion interests you.  You need not have attended prior sessions to join us.

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

 

Current Announcements

Announcements

The Chapel’s monthly calendar is now available online at www.HolyCrossChapel.org/calendar.  You may check out the celebrant for each Mass and other activities or special events scheduled at the Chapel.  Please call the Chapel for confirmation.

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.

Resources

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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