OUR MISSION

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

   

January is the Month of The Holy Name


 

 

 

 

Mass for World Day of Prayer for the Sick with

the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

Sunday, February 11th, is world day of prayer for the sick. On that day, at 4:00 p.m., we will celebrate mass for all those who have long-term and/or serious illnesses.  The sacrament of anointing of the sick will be offered at that mass.  Immediately following the mass, a light supper will be held in the parish hall.  Please call the parish office by Thursday, February 8th, to inform us if you are coming so that we can properly prepare the amount of food that we will need.

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. Michael Sullivan, O.S.A. will be this year's guest at our Lenten Parish Mission

From Sunday, February 11th–Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Church.

Fr. Sullivan will also preach at our 8:00 am and 10:00 am masses.

Fr. Sullivan's mission schedule concentrates on the seven Sacraments. The first night is Baptism, Confirmation, and the power of the Spirit. The second night is reconciling, healing, and forgiveness. The third night is fidelity and commitment. The fourth night is "call to be one bread, one body." 

On the fourth night there will also be hospitality immediately following in the Church Hall.

 Fr. Sullivan makes his message known while adding a bit of humor and fun to the mission. Fear is not part of Father Sullivan's mission talk approach. People leave with a smile, his message well taken, and a feeling of pride in being Catholic.

Father Sullivan only asks for a 'love offering' that is taken up the last day of the retreat. This offering goes to retired Augustinian priests. This is all that Father Sullivan requires for his services. 

 For additional information please call or visit our Parish Office.

Women Group

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.

BINGO WEDNESDAYS ARE BACK 

(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!!! 

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

https://discovermass.com/church/holy-cross-palmetto-fl/#bulletins

 

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

 

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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 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

ENGLISH MASS:

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

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


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:
Monday–Friday: 8:30 – 10:30 AM

Vatican News

Sunday Gospel Dec. 24, 2017

(Vatican Radio) In this week's edition of There's More in the Gospel Than Meets the Eye, Jill Bevilacqua and Seàn-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections for the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  Listen:

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Pope meets Ecuadoran president

Pope Francis, Saturday morning, received in the Vatican President ‎Lenín Boltaire Moreno Garcés of Ecuador, who later held talks with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher.

In a brief communique, the Holy See’s Press Office said that “during the cordial discussions, the special role of Christianity in the formation of the identity of the country was evoked, and appreciation was expressed for the contribution of the Church.” The Holy See and Ecuador highlighted the “importance of dialogue in facing the fundamental challenges of society.” 

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Pope greets artists of Christmas Concert in the Vatican

by Robin Gomes

“Christmas is a feast that is heart-felt, participatory and capable of warming the coldest of hearts, that removes barriers of indifference towards neighbours and encourages openness towards others and free giving.”  “This is why we need even today to spread the message of peace and brotherhood of Christmas,” Pope Francis said on Friday.  He was speaking to some 180 artistes of “Christmas Concert” who will be performing in the Vatican, Saturday evening.

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