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 to register or for more information.

Married Couples Retreats

Two Married Couples Retreats are being offered in the spring: March 3-5 and April 7-9 at the Priestfield Retreat Center in Kearneysville WV.  Take time out to rest and be alone with your spouse and with Our Lord.  The cost of the retreat is $350 per couple which covers comfortable accommodations, meals and a stipend for the priest (Fr. Rick Kramer, from the Office of Family Life in Washington DC). For more information call the Rupperts 301 933-7646.

Catholics in Annapolis

On Wednesday, February 15, the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC)’s annual Catholics in Annapolis event will serve as an opportunity for Maryland constituents to meet with their state legislators and share the Catholic viewpoint on issues with the General Assembly. The MCC...

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