Fourth Sunday of Advent

This year December 24 is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. The Sunday obligation is fulfilled by participating at one of the Masses of the regular Sunday schedule: Saturday, December 23, Vigil Mass at 5 pm, Sunday, December 24, Sunday Mass at 7:30 am, 9 am, 10:30 am and 12 noon.

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Breakfast with St. Nicholas

Thank you to all the school and church families that attended our festive St. Nicholas Breakfast on Saturday. We walked into Lewis Hall and discovered snowflakes above us, delicious food and beverages before us, friends surrounding us. Children heard the story of St. Nicholas from Father Robert, visited with Santa Claus, decorated snow globes, wreaths, Christmas trees, angels, and cards, and even got in a little Christmas shopping!

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Support Our Parish School

The Holy Cross Annual Giving Fund kicks off today, November 28th, also known as “Giving Tuesday”, a global day of giving!  Our 2017 campaign will run from November 28th through December 31st.  The Annual Giving Fund is a once per year appeal for financial contributions that will enhance the award-winning educational experience of every student attending our parish school.  Additionally, one of the ways we plan to use funds is towards school and parish playground improvements!

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The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the 12:00 Noon Mass.  What? The Sacrament of Healing by which the Lord, through His Church, gives His healing touch and forgiveness to those who are ill and trust in Him. For Whom?   The Baptized who are suffering from acute or chronic illness (physical or mental), are suffering from the pain or frailty of advanced years...

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Month of All Souls Novena

November is the month of All Souls and we have a month-long Novena at Holy Cross.  Every day in November, Mass will be offered for those whose names we receive to be remembered.  To participate in the Novena, use the All Souls Novena envelopes you received in your October mailing or pick up an envelope in the vestibule.  Write the names of your beloved deceased on the envelope or a separate sheet of paper and put it in the envelope, along with your offering.  The Novena begins November 1.

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Open House Nov. 10

Holy Cross School, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, is hosting an Admissions Open House on Friday, November 10th from 9 to 11 am.  Come find out why families choose Holy Cross for its challenging academics in a safe, nurturing and faith centered environment.  Our school is co-educational and serves children in Pre-K3 through 8th Grade.

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Author Talk with R. Scott Hurd

Award-winning author R. Scott Hurd will be coming to Holy Cross to discuss his new book where he employs the unique and imaginative stories of 14 biblical characters who were close to Jesus – including Thomas, Barnabas and Mary Magdalene as a means of better contemplating the mystery of the Eucharist.                       

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Bible Study

Monsignor Macfarlane will be leading a Bible Study from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the School Library on October 17 & 31, November 14, 21 & 28 and December 5. The group will determine the direction together during the first session! Email ilagan@hcrosschurch.org to register!

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Back to Basics

Are your children starting to ask questions about the Catholic Faith? In BACK TO BASICS and refresh your memory on the teachings of God through the Catholic Church! Meetings every Monday from 6:30-8:00pm in the Quinn Hall Meeting Room. Contact Michelle at ilagan@hcrosschurch.org to register. No prior readings. Come as you are for a visually stunning viewing of Catholicism and casual conversation. 

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DVD Group Series on Mary

Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother will place you in the midst of the powerful drama of Mary’s earthly life, taking you through her joys and her sorrows. You will learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her divine Son. Seeing Mary in this way will change you forever. She will become a part of your daily life and help you to become more like Christ.

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