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


The Knights of Columbus Council #7414 is hosting an Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, January 28th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Parish Hall. All proceeds will go toward our Parish Scholarship Fund for families in financial need.

Come and join us on this Italian Dinner!

 A PLANNING MEETING will be held on Thursday, January 26th at 7:00 PM, in the Parish Hall.All are invited to participate and support our Parish in this fun filled event. If you want to show pride of your Parish and your ethnic background, this is the event where your need to be. 

We'll be glad to see you there!

Pilgrimage to Fatima & Lourdes with Barcelona

Hosted by Fr. Bernie Evanofski

Father Bernie will lead a Pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes, Barcelona and other sites in Portugal, France, and Spain, from June 11 to 20, 2017. This year is the one hundredth anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions and Messages to the three shepherd children in Fatima. We will be blessed to be in Fatima on the 100th Anniversary of Mary’s Second Apparition. Some of the other highlights of the Pilgrimage will include Aljustrel, Valinhos, Santarem (site of one of the Eucharistic Miracles), the Cathedral of Burgos, the Monastery of Santa Maria Real de las Huelgas, Lourdes, the Grotto of Massabielle, Carcassone, and the Church of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Flyers with all of the details available in the Parish Office or click on the link below https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/781733.


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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 Church office to get your copy. All money collected will be donated to Holy Cross.




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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

Berlin Wall: symbol of reconciliation for Christian unity week

(Vatican Radio) Wednesday January 18th marks the opening of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, focused this year on the theme of ‘Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us’. The annual celebration concludes here in Rome with Vespers, presided over by Pope Francis, in the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls on January 25th.

The ecumenical context for this year’s week of prayer this year is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. For that reason the Council of Christian Church in Germany, where the Reformation began, was asked to prepare material for use in local communities around the world.

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Bishop on pilgrimage says 'tension is palpable' in Holy Land

(Vatican Radio)  The Holy Land Co-ordination, comprising bishops from across Europe, North America, and South Africa, is on its annual pilgrimage to the area with the aim of visiting and supporting the local Christian communities.

Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces in New Mexico, USA, is participating in the pilgrimage which runs from 14-19 of January. In an interview with Devin Watkins, Bishop Cantú said the Co-ordination's theme this year is on the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Palestine.

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Pope Francis baptises babies in Santa Marta chapel

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis baptized 13 newborns in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta on Saturday afternoon.

Each of the babies was born to a family from the areas of central Italy that were hardest-hit by earthquakes late last year.

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