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


November is the month of The Holy Souls in Purgatory


Thanksgiving Week




Join us for our Thanksgiving Mass

on Thursday November 23rd

at 10:00 AM

Let's celebrate together the goodness of  God.


Annual Christmas Pot Luck Dinner



Sunday, December 3th 2016

In the Parish Hall, at 3:00PM

 All parishioners, family and friends are invited to the Annual Christmas Pot Luck Dinner.

Each family is requested to bring a covered dish to serve EIGHT PERSONS.  Drinks will be provided.

Suggestions: If your Last Name begins with



M - Z          DESSERTS

Get in the Christmas spirit and join us for Christmas caroling with friends and family. 

Women Group


This parish ministry is open to all women ans will meet every SECOND TUESDAY of the month at the Parish Hall for social and service projects, after a 7:00 P.M. Mass in the church.

Please contact Sandy Dunigan at 941-722-7162 for further information.

The Amazing Giving Tree Secret

“THE AMAZING GIVING TREE SECRET: A STORY OF KINDNESS, LOVE, AND JOY” by Mary Fimbel, is available in our gift store and at the parish office.  The suggested donation for each book is five dollars, going toward “Andrew’s Toy Box, a charity which donates toys, puzzles, board games, and talking books to hospitalized children who are gravely ill and even close to death.

The author of the book and co-founder of Andrew’s Toy Box is a personal friend of Father Bernie.  Mary and her husband, Richard, lost their grandson, Andrew, to Spinal Muscular Atrophy years ago as an infant.  Andrew’s Toy Box was named in his honor and since its founding has donated gifts to gravely ill children in many parts of our country. 

Get your book today. It would make a beautiful Christmas gift for all ages.


(check the bingo page here for days off)

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

Come and join the fun!!! 

Angel Giving Tree

The Angel Giving Tree will return this Christmas season the weekend of Nov. 18-19. Please stop by one of the trees located at each entrance of the church and pick up an angel tag marked with either a child and their age or a senior.  We ask that you wrap the items and place the angel on the package for identification purposes.

Suggested dollar amount for each gift is $10-20.  Gifts can be dropped off in the front of the church or office.  The Senior Angels were enjoyed last year by our homebound and Manatee Assisted Living.  The children loved their toys too.  Please return gifts by December 10.

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.

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: homily for World Day of the Poor

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday – the XXXIII Sunday in Ordinary Time and the first-ever World Day of the Poor – in St. Peter’s Basilica. Below, please find the full text of his homily on the occasion, in its official English translation…


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Pope calls for common good, ethical responsibility in science, technology ‎

"Science, like any other human activity, has its limits which should be observed for the ‎good of ‎humanity itself, and requires a sense of ethical responsibility,” Pope Francis said on Saturday.  “The true measure of progress, as ‎Blessed ‎Paul VI recalled, is that which is aimed at the good of each man and the whole man,” the Pope told some 83 participants in the plenary assembly of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture.  The participants met the Pope at the conclusion of their Nov.15-18 assembly which discussed the theme, “The Future of Humanity: New Challenges to Anthropology.” 

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Pope prays for sailors aboard missing submarine

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is offering his “fervent prayers” for 44 Argentinian sailors aboard a submarine that has been missing since Wednesday.

In a telegram sent addressed to the Bishop Santiago Olivera, the head Military Ordinariate of Argentina, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin noted the Pope’s concern for the sailors and expressed the Pope’s spiritual closeness to the families of the sailors, and to the military and civil authorities of the nation. He also noted the Holy Father’s encouragement for the efforts being made to find the vessel.

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