Holy Week Schedule

April 10 - Monday of Holy Week

6:45am  Mass

8:30am  Mass

2:00pm  Living Stations of the Cross

April 11 - Tuesday of Holy Week

6:45am  Mass

8:30am  Mass

9am-9pm  Eucharistic Adoration

April 12 - Wednesday of Holy Week

6:45am  Mass

8:30am  Mass

9am-10pm  Eucharistic Adoration

6:30-8pm  The Light is ON for You!


April 13 - Holy Thursday

Church open at 8:30 am

No Eucharistic Adoration

9:00am  Mass

7:30pm  Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Adoration to follow in Church until 11pm

April 14 - Good Friday

Church open at 9am

No Morning Masses

Divine Mercy Novena begins

3:00pm  Stations of the Cross

7:30 pm  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion


April 15 - Holy Saturday 

Church open at 9am

No TMIY, Morning Mass or Confessions

12:00pm  Blessing of the Easter Baskets

8:00pm  Solemn Vigil Mass of Easter

Reception to follow in Lewis Hall


April 16 - Easter Sunday

Church open at 8:30am

No 7:30am Mass, School of Religion, or DVD Series

9:00am  Mass of Easter Day

10:30am  Mass of Easter Day

12:00pm  Mass of Easter Day

Youth Night

All high school students are invited to the kick-off Youth Night at Holy Cross on Friday, April 28, from 7 to 9pm in Lewis Hall! The evenings will be run by members of the Campus Ministry of the Catholic University of America. Pizza and games are on us and the evening will be capped by a personal witness and talk dealing with the everyday challenges our youth face today...

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Blessing of Easter Baskets on Holy Saturday

We invite you and your family to bring your unique family basket(s) to the church on Holy Saturday, April 15th, at noon for a brief blessing service. Do come and share in this beloved custom with your parish family, or make this the start of a new Easter tradition with your own family, relatives, and friends!

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Ash Wednesday

March 1 is Ash Wednesday. While it is not a Holy Day of Obligation, the Church encourages us to attend Mass, which at Holy Cross will be celebrated at 6:45am, 9am, noon, and 7:30pm. Ashes will be distributed during all Masses.

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DVD Seminar on the Mass

The DVD Group presents "A Biblical Walk through the Mass" by Dr. Edward Sri.! Have you ever wondered what the prayers and gestures in Mass mean? Go deeper into your encounter with God in the Mass by registering by February 19. Details inside.

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Holy Cross Auction & Party Fundraiser

On March 25  Holy Cross will be having a BALL! Will you be there? Our theme is "Celebrating March Madness". We’re offering an evening out without the children to enjoy ourselves and our Holy Cross community. Come dressed up, come dressed down.  Come in your team’s favorite color or come ready for date night. Watch the latest March Madness game or bid on your favorite items.  We truly have something for everyone attending!

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Christian Unity Service

The annual Christian Unity Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11200 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda on January 29th at 3 pm.  The theme of the 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is "Reconciliation - The Love of Christ Compels Us." The...

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Pro-Life rally Kickoff

The Knights of Columbus, Father Rosensteel Council #2169 is presenting its 25th  annual Pro-Life Rally Kickoff on Sunday, January 22, at the Council hall (9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring) beginning at 5:15 pm. Father Stephen Imbarrato, Priest Associate, Priests For Life, is this year’s keynote speaker. The rally will begin with a short reception, the presentation of Colors by the Cardinal O'Boyle Assembly Color Corps, the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, welcome by the Grand Knight, a free traditional spaghetti and meatball dinner followed by Father Stephen Imbarrato and other distinguished pro-life speakers and dignitaries. For additional information, please contact Pro-life chair and PGK C. Michael Koon at 301-922-9101.  All are cordially invited.

Men's Retreat: Discover a Courageous Spiritual Life

A men’s retreat, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom,” will be held on February 10-12 and will be directed by Fr. Dave Wells and Fr. Rick Kramer at Priestfield Pastoral Center in Kearneysville, WV, which is a short drive from the Washington, DC area and provides space for quiet reflection away from all the distractions. Fr. Wells and Fr. Kramer will lead talks on living a courageous life in the Holy Spirit, and they will celebrate Mass and offer opportunities for spiritual direction. You will have the opportunity to go to confession and spend quiet time with our Lord in Adoration. The cost of $225 for the weekend covers a double occupancy room (two double beds and a private bath) and meals including dinner Friday night; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday; and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Visit www.adwmenretreat.eventbrite.com to register or for more information.