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


Save the dates, the series will consist of 5 sessions with Arland Nichols and Chris Stravitsch, Co-Founders of the John Paul II Foundation for Life and Family, will be presenting the series entitled “Perspectives of Pope Francis”.

Feb     25 --  Pope Francis on Evangelization

March 4 --  Pope Francis on Family

March 11 --  Pope Francis and the Synod on the Family

March 18 --  Pope Francis and Human Life

March 25 --  Pope Francis and Prayer

These dynamic speakers will certainly help enhance your Lenten faith journey.  All are welcome to the series, so bring a friend or coworker!  A light lunch will be provided.

Holy Cross Chapel is privileged to have Daniel Cardinal DiNardo celebrate the 12:15 p.m. Mass on Friday, March 20. This is a great opportunity to invite your family and co-workers to daily Mass. Please be prepared that the Mass may take longer than usual.

Catholicism 101 will resume on Thursday, February 26, 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.

The next Morning Recollection for Professional Women is scheduled on Saturday, March 7th.  The schedule is:

9:30 am    Meditation

10:15 am  Talk

11:00 am  Mass with extended homily as second 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. 

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


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Stations of the Cross

Please join us each Friday during Lent after the 12:15 p.m. Mass.


2015 Men's Lenten Study Forum

Do you want to become a better follower of Christ? Consider making the journey and sacrifice to reflect on the last words of Jesus from the cross.

All men are invited to attend the Lenten Study Forum on Tuesdays, starting February 24.  Fr. Jerry Jung will present the "Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross".  Continental breakfast will be provided.  Schedule is as follows:

6:30 am  Continental Breakfast

7:00 am  Talk Begins

7:30 am  Small Group Discussions

7:45 am  Closing Remarks

The Chapel’s monthly calendar is now available online at  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.


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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