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

Longhorn Catholic Lunch Hour

Join fellow alumni and students of the University of Texas at Austin for a

Longhorn Catholic Lunch Hour

in downtown Houston

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Holy Cross Chapel

11:35am - Mass with Fr. Larry Rice, CSP
12:05pm - Box Lunch with meet and greet on second floor

Fr. Larry Rice, CSP, pastor of the Catholic Center, will be accompanied by student leaders home in Houston for winter break. Come and pray with us at Mass, visit us over lunch, and experience the vibrant Catholic Community of the University of Texas at Austin. RSVP by January 7 at

The Dynamic Brown Bag Discussion Group will meet on Thursday, January 10th from 12:15pm - 1:15pm in the basement of the Chapel. We will discuss Broken Mary - A Journey of Hope by Kevin Matthews.  A complimentary copy of this book is provided by Dynamic Catholic, and it is available at the bookstore on the 2nd floor of the Chapel.  Please bring your own lunch and a friend to enjoy a great discussion on our faith. 

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

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 2019 and beyond!  Read "What does it mean to have a Mass 'offered' for someone?".


Current Announcements

Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Holy Cross Chapel will be closed

on Monday, January 21,

for Martin Luther King Jr. Day!


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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