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


All women are invited to attend a special Endow one-day retreat on "Living the Feminine Genius In the Midst of Modern Culture" led by Mallory Smyth.  This retreat features three unique components, helping women grow in faith and understanding of their unique role in fulfilling God’s will in today’s modern world.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Holy Cross Chapel

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Cost: $40

Includes retreat, all materials, a light breakfast, and lunch.  

For more details or to register for this retreat, please click here

For questions, please contact: or

The Saturday Morning of Recollection for professional women will no longer take place at Holy Cross Chapel.  If you would like to attend a morning or evening of recollection, they are offered at the following locations:

Recollection for single professional women in their 20s:

            1st Saturday of the Month - Southgate Center            3:30pm - 5:45pm

Recollection for married and single women:

            1st Tuesday Morning of the Month - Our Lady of Czestochowa       10:00am - 12:45am

            1st Tuesday "Evening" of the Month - Sheridan Study Center           7:00pm - 9:15pm

            1st Wednesday Morning of the Month - St. Theresa Church              10:00am - 12:00noon

            1st Thursday Morning of the Month - Sheridan Study Center            10:00am - 12:45am

            2nd Wednesday of the Month - St. Ignatius of Loyola Church           10:30am - 12:30pm

All men are invited to Holy Cross Chapel on Wednesday, August 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, August 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 October 2017 and beyond!  Read "What does it mean to have a Mass 'offered' for someone?".


Current Announcements

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Day of Obligation - August 15, 2017

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15th is a Holy Day of Obligation. We encourage you to make an extra effort to attend Mass on that day when we celebrate Mary’s bodily assumption to heaven.

Mass times are 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m. Celebrants are posted on our calendar.  We look forward to seeing you then, and bring a friend!


                      Farewell Reception

                in honor of Fr. Jerry Jung

               Thursday, August 17, 2017

                      12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

                     at Holy Cross Chapel

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As many of you know, Fr. Jerry Jung is moving to Dallas to direct the Opus Dei Center there, and Fr. Frank Vera will become the new Director of the Chapel, effective August 23.  Please join us for a Farewell Reception in thanks of all the guidance, leadership, hard work and sacrifice he has given to the Chapel and its visitors.

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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