November is the month of The Holy Souls in Purgatory
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 2017
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
A - E SALADS or VEGETABLES
F - L MAIN DISHES—MEATS
M - Z DESSERTS
Get in the Christmas spirit and join us for Christmas caroling with friends and family.
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 DECEMBER 19th at 1:00 PM at the Parish Hall.
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.
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!!!
Angel Giving Tree
The Angel Giving Tree is back this Christmas. 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.
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.
"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
11/22/17 10:49 am
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday, November 23, will preside over a Prayer for Peace in South Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo in St. Peter’s Basilica.
The event, organized by “Solidarity with South Sudan” in association with the Justice and Peace office of religious organizations worldwide, invites Christians across the world to join in prayer for Peace in the world, and especially for South Sudan and DRC, two conflict ravaged nations in which millions of displaced people are suffering the effects of violence and terrible humanitarian crises.Read More
11/22/17 10:49 am
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has released a Thanksgiving Day (November 23rd) message to the American people and expressed his thanks for the gift of immigrants and refugees in the country.
Thanksgiving is celebrated on fourth Thursday of November and began as a day of giving thanks to God for the blessing of the harvest and for the preceding year.Read More
11/22/17 10:49 am
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has written the preface to a new book that contains his various pronouncements on the vocation to the diaconate which he says is “primarily realized in the service of the poor.”
The book by the Reverend Enzo Petrolino, a deacon from the diocese of Reggio Calabria-Bova in Italy, brings together the Pope’s statements about the permanent diaconate from his time as archbishop of Buenos Aires with his most recent ones as Bishop of Rome.Read More