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


October is the month of The Holy Rosary


Holy Cross Fall Festival

All are invited to join us in our Annual Holy Cross Fall Festival mark your calendars on Sunday October 29th from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

We'll have live music, family fun and delicious food.

See you all there!



Doors open at 4:30 PM, food is available for purchase. Bingo starts at 6:00 PM.

Come and join the fun!!! 

Wall of Remembrance

The Knights of Columbus council 7414 have their annual "Wall of Remembrance" available in the narthex of the church during the months of October and November.

All are invited to place a memorial card of their departed loved ones on this wall.

If you want your memorial card returned, please retrieve it by the last week of November.

DAILY MASSES at  8:00 A.M. MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, will be held in The Chapel beginning on Monday, May 1st.

Eucharistic Adoration on weekday mornings from Monday through Friday will also be held in the chapel.

All Souls Envelops


Envelopes for All Souls Day Mass are available at the narthex of the Church and at the Parish Office. In the back of the envelope, please list the names of those loved ones who have died.

The envelopes can be dropped in the collection basket or at the Parish Office.

A Message from Father Bernie...

As you may have noticed, we have a new link on this website "A Message from Father Bernie". This is a blog link that will allow you to review all those enriching messages that Father Bernie shares with us every Sunday in our Parish bulletins. The first message available goes back to July 16, 2017 but we'll continue to make all upcoming messages available for you on this website.

Bulletin News

Our Sunday bulletins can now be delivered to your own email. Sign up at



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.


Online Giving 


"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 at Angelus: on being Christian in the world

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis prayed the Angelus with pilgrims and tourists gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday.

Addressing them ahead of the traditional prayer of Marian devotion, Pope Francis shared a reflection on the Reading from the Sunday Gospel, which this week came from St. Matthew and contains the maxim, “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and render unto God what is God’s.”

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Pope Francis at Angelus: Church's mission entrusted to Pope St. John Paul II

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has proclaimed October, 2019 an “Extraordinary Missionary Month” to be marked and celebrated in the whole Church throughout the world, and entrusted the mission of the Church in the world especially to Pope St. John Paul II.

The Holy Father recalled his intention to celebrate the Extraordinary Missionary Month on Sunday – World Mission Sunday – during the course of remarks to pilgrims and tourists gathered in St. Peter’s Square beneath the window of the Papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace, to pray the traditional Angelus with him at noon.

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UN General Secretary's video message for UN Day

All we need is the 'will' to overcome the challenges of the present day says the UN General Secretary in a video message on the eve of United Nations Day.

In his message the  UN General Secretary António Guterres says that the world’s problems transcend borders and so we have to transcend our differences to transform our future.

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