February is the Month of The Holy Family
Sunday, February 25th
at the Parish Hall
Everyone is Welcome!
THE LADIES OF OUR PARISH ARE FORMING A WOMEN’S GROUP CALLED THE MARTHA’S AND MARY’S (OR M & M’S FOR SHORT).
This parish ministry is open to all women. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday February 20th at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall.
Please contact Sandy Dunigan at the Parish Office for further information.
Prayers & Squares Ministry
Prayers and Squares is the Prayer Quilt Ministry of our Parish.
Join us at 9:00 AM every second Tuesday of the month at the Parish Hall.
For requesting a quilt or for more information contact Lois Mullins
BINGO WEDNESDAYS ARE BACK
Doors open at 4:30 PM, food is available for purchase. Bingo starts at 6:00 PM.
Come and join the fun!!!
The Knights of Columbus Council 7414 invite everyone to enjoy of their traditional Lenten Fish Fry at the Parish Hall.
Every Friday during Lent from 4:00PM to 7:00PM
This year the Knights are offering a new menu item. Come and enjoy your favorite.
Respect Life Ministry
Our Respect Life Ministry is collecting items for SOLVE mothers who are expecting their babies soon. We need diapers, blanket sleepers, onesies, sleep and plays, toiletry supplies (NO baby powder please), and any monetary donation you would like to make is welcome. Checks payable to SOLVE.
There will be baskets in each door during February 17 and 18 masses. Please contact Barbara Whitacre if you have any questions.
Rosary Makers Ministry
Our Lady's Rosary Makers ministry is back every Tuesday at 9:00 AM. If you would like to be part of this dedicated group of parishioners please join them the first Tuesday of each month.
DAILY MASSES at 8:00 A.M. MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, will be held in The Church.
Eucharistic Adoration on weekday mornings from Monday through Friday will also be held in the Church.
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.
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.
Our Sunday bulletins can now be delivered to your own email. Sign up at
"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.
Monday–Saturday: 8:00 AM
Saturday: 4:00 PM
Confession – 3:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM; 10:00 AM
Confession – 11:45 AM
ESPAÑOL / SPANISH MASS:
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
Catholic Bishops Conference News
02/14/18 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON—Following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, called for prayer and healing. The full statement is as follows:"We are deeply saddened by the shootings in Broward County, Florida, and by the needless and tragic loss of life. May the mercy of God comfort the grieving families and sustain the wounded in their healing. Catholics and many other Christians have begun the journey of Lent today. I encourage us to unite our prayers and sacrifices for the healing and consolation of all those who have been affected by violence in these last weeks and for a conversion of heart, that our communities and nation will be marked by peace. I pray also for unity in seeking to build toward a society with fewer tragedies caused by senseless gun violence. Our hope is in the Lord, as he promised after his resurrection, 'behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age' (Mt. 28:20)."---
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