We, the people of Holy Cross Catholic Church,

form a diverse Christian community that

challenges each of us to proclaim and live

the Gospel message of Jesus Christ in our world

through worship, evangelization,

Christian formation and outreach.

Holy Cross Catholic Church



                Our celebration for this weekend will be filled with blessings, prayers and wonderful music.  Everyone is invited to come and take part in this celebration, even if you were unable to participate in the Novena.  Come, bring your friends and give them the opportunity to experience the many wonderful graces associated with this feast. 

We will begin our celebration at 3:00 PM on Sunday, April 23rd.  REMEMBER THAT THERE WILL BE NO MASS DURING THIS CELEBRATION. Please attend one of the Masses earlier this weekend. 

                May you experience a conversion of heart through the simple “ABC’s” of Divine Mercy during this time of merciful loves:

Always be open to God’s mercy.
Be an instrument of His mercy for others.
Completely trust in Him.


Eucharistic Adoration ministry is always in need of MANY MANY more committed Adorers, if you want to accompany Him for at least 30 minutes sign-up is available at the Parish Office.


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"For it is in giving...

...that we receive."

Francis of Assisi



MSGR. JOSEPH FERRARO Monsignor Joe has published a wonderful collection of prayers, a reverent expression of sailors talking to God from the heart. This is available with a DVD of him singing duets and solos taken from past productions that he took part in during the late 1980’s. The cost is a donation of $6.00 for the book and DVD. Please stop at the Holy Cross Gift Shop or the Parish office to get your copy. All money collected will be donated to Holy Cross.




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501 26th Street West
Palmetto, Fl 34221
(941) 729-3891

Mass Times


Monday–Saturday: 8:00 AM

Saturday: 4:00 PM
Confession – 3:00 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM; 10:00 AM
Confession – 11:45 AM


Lunes / Monday: 7:00 PM

Domingo / Sunday: 12:30 PM
Confesión – 11:45 AM

Monday–Sunday: 7:30 AM
(prayed daily prior to 8 AM Mass)

Monday–Friday: 8:30 – 10:30 AM

Vatican News

Pope Francis: 'martyrs are the living blood of the Church'

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday paid tribute to modern day martyrs whom he said “are the living blood of the Church".

The Pope was presiding over a Liturgy of the Word at the Church of St. Bartholomew on the Tiber, a shrine to the martyrs of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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St Egidio church honours memory of modern day martyrs

(Vatican Radio) The memory of the modern martyrs, killed for their Christian faith over the past century, will be honoured on Saturday evening as Pope Francis presides at a prayer service in Rome’s Basilica of St Bartholomew on the Tiber island.

The initiative, organised by the lay Catholic St Egidio community, also aims to highlight the difficulties and discrimination that many Christians still face in countries around the world today as they try and witness to their faith.

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Pope Francis to pay tribute to modern day martyrs

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis will celebrate a Liturgy of the Word in memory of the martyrs of the 20th and 21st centuries on Easter Saturday.

The commemoration is to take place in the Rome Basilica of St. Bartholomew together with members of the Community of Sant’Egidio who look after the Basilica’s Shrine to the memory of modern martyrs.  

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