How do I get to Holy Cross Chapel?

Holy Cross Chapel is located in Downtown Houston on the east side of Main Street, between McKinney and Walker. You can get there by car, Metrorail, bus or tunnel. Read more detailed directions on how to get to the Chapel.

What is main phone number and contact email address?

The main phone number is 713-650-1323. The main contact email address is info@holycrosschapel.org.

Where is the best place to park?

The most convenient parking garage is an 11-floor garage at the southwest corner of Fannin and Walker. It costs $1 per every 20 minutes, but it is connected to the lobby of the 1001 McKinney building whose door facing Main is just a few yards south of the Chapel building. The McKinney Garage on the northwest corner of McKinney and Main is also quite convenient since it is directly across the street from the Chapel. There is a also small surface lot behind Houston 2 Center on the northeast corner of Fannin and Walker. If your visit to the Chapel is expected to last 90 minutes or less, will take place on a weekday or Saturday between 9-4pm, and you don't mind walking, then it's most cost-effective to find any available metered parking on the streets around the Chapel. There are usually available metered parking spots along the streets near the intersection of Fannin and Walker.

What is Opus Dei?

Opus Dei is a Catholic institution founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá. Its mission is to help people turn their work and daily activities into occasions for growing closer to God, for serving others, and for improving society. More information about what is Opus Dei.

When are the monthly recollections?

For women, the monthly recollection is held at the Chapel on every 1st Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  For men, the monthly recollection is every 3rd Saturday from 9:15am to 11:15am. These recollections are a silent "mini-retreat" and consist of spiritual talks and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with confession and spiritual direction available throughout.

Can I just stop by anytime during the day and spend some quiet time in the Chapel?

Of course. The Chapel is open to the public from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Feel free to stop by. Make a brief visit to the Blessed Sacrament or spend a few minutes in silent prayer. Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be Catholic nor  Christian to visit the Chapel. It is truly and oasis of peace and prayer in the heart of Downtown Houston.

Is Holy Cross Chapel a parish?

Holy Cross Chapel is not a parish and depends upon the generosity of those who visit in order to maintain it's operations. Find out how you can support the Chapel.

What I want to talk to a priest? What should I do?

It's best to call the Chapel ahead of time to make sure there is an available priest. The main phone number of the Chapel is 713-650-1323. Find out more about the priests at Holy Cross Chapel. The priest of Opus Dei who help at the Chapel are also available for spiritual direction. Ask these priests for more information about the practice and benefit of regular spiritual direction.