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


March is the Month of St. Joseph



Welcome to our New Deacon

Deacon Wayne Sinclair

Women Group


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


(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!!! 

Lenten Fish Fry

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.



Monthly Welcome Coffee


at the Parish Hall

Everyone is Welcome!

Contact the Parish Office

the following next dates.

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.

Bulletin News

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.




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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

Catholic Bishops Conference News

U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference Chairmen Urge Support for the ‘First Amendment Defense Act’

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of

Louisville, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

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President of Catholic Bishops Conference Joins Other U.S. Church Leaders in Expressing Strong Concern Over Israel’s Plan to Tax Church-owned Real Estate

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston,

President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), joins other

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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Administrative Committee Offer Congratulations to Pope Francis on His Fifth Year Anniversary

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Conference of

Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Administrative Committee has issued the following statement

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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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