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

History of Holy Cross Chapel

Who founded Holy Cross Chapel?  How did it start?  What does it offer?  Click here to flip through our online brochure and find out more about the Chapel and what it has to offer.

Sin, Sacrifice, and Virtue
Don't just give up Chocolate, Let's Strive for Virtue!

Grow in holiness this Lent by focusing on paths to virtue.  Join us for this four-part series led by Mary Caprio, Pastoral Associate at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas.

Tuesdays:  Feb. 20, Feb. 27, Mar. 6, and Mar. 20 

    11:45 am   Lunch provided
    12:10 pm  Opening prayer
    12:15 pm  Talk
    12:55 pm  Closing prayer

“I invite all Christians, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ... No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since 'no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord.'”  - Pope Francis

Strengthening the Foundations of Interior Life


Holy Cross Chapel and Catholic Resource Center will host a men's breakfast and study forum on "Strengthening the Foundations of Interior Life."

February 20:  Made in the Image of God - The relational, loving nature of God the Trinity and its implications for human dignity and behavior
February 27:  Charity - Self-sacrificing service for others
March  6:  Prayer & Suffering - Understanding and doing God's will
March 20:  Eucharist & Confession - Grace-filled, energizing sacraments
March 27 (Holy Week):  Meditation & Benediction - Invoking divine help, blessing, and guidance during Holy Week

Lenten Study Forum Schedule:
6:30 am Breakfast (coffee and tacos)
7:00 am Presentation
7:30 am Group discussions
7:45 am Confessions available

All men are invited to Holy Cross Chapel on Wednesday, March 21, 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.

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 April 2018 and beyond!  Read "What does it mean to have a Mass 'offered' for someone?".


Current Announcements

Lunch with the Saints - Spring 2018

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.

March 21:  St. Catherine of Siena - presented by Fr. John Rooney, Director of Spiritual Formation at St. Mary's Seminary.

April 18:  Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati - presented by Fr. Lucien (Luke) Millette, J.C.L., Judicial Vicar at Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Stations of the Cross

After the 12:15 Mass on each Friday in Lent

Holy Thursday - March 29

NO MASSES. Confessions available from 9 am - 4 pm

Good Friday - March 30

There are NO MASSES on Good Friday

Stations of the Cross prayed at 11:35 am and 12:15 pm

Confessions available from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Chapel closes at 2:00 pm

Easter Monday - April 1

The Chapel is CLOSED

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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