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Holy Cross Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #7414 would like to thank all of you for joining us at our Multicultural Festival this past Sunday March 26. We are beyond thankful for the amazing Parishioners that donated their time, goods and talent for our event. Our Parish have been blessed with a multicultural diversity that makes each of us unique and special. 

God bless every member of our Parish and their loved ones.

 Lenten Fish Fry Fridays


The Knights of Columbus Council #7414 Fish Fry of the season will continue this Friday from 4 to 7 PM. Fish Fry Fridays will be held every Friday during Lent season.

Join us for a delicious meal that includes drink and dessert. Suggested donation is $10.oo per adult and $5.oo per child.

Thank you for your support!


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...that we receive."

Francis of Assisi



You are invited on April 30, 2017 to join us for Msgr. Joseph Ferraro’s 50th Anniversary of his Ordination. Space is limited so please RSVP at the Parish Office. You must have a free ticket for admission. If you would like to help with the preparations, please contact Jane Shambour at 941-722-0735.

Lenten Bible Study


LIVING IN EXILE is our Lenten Bible Study hosted by Holy Cross Family Prayer Group and presented by Madge Diaz. The study will start on March 13 through April 3rd, meeting for 4 Mondays on two convenient times:

Morning Group from 10:45 to Noon

Evening Group from 7:00 to 8:15 PM


Evening Adoration will be available during Lent on Mondays nights from 5:00 to 6:45 PM. We need MANY MANY more committed Adorers, if you want to accompany Him for at least 30 minutes sign-up will be available this weekend in the vestibule of the church or you can contact the Parish Office.


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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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

Vatican ‘s message to Jains on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti ‎

The Vatican has sent a message to Jains across the world wishing them on their most important festival and urging their collaboration to "foster non-violence in families to nurture peace in society.” The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue offered its "warmest felicitations" on the occasion of the 2,615th birth anniversary of Tirthankar Vardhaman Mahavir, who gave Jainism its present-day form.  “May this festive event bring happiness and peace in your hearts, families and communities!‎” read the message signed by Council president, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and secretary, Bishop Muguel Angel Ayuso Guixot.

The annual festival called Mahavir Jayanti, is the biggest in their calendar, and falls on April 9 this year. Mahavir is the 24th and last tirthankara (teacher) of the Jain religion, whose core tenet is non-violence and respect towards all living beings.  Jainism, born as a non-Brahminical religious movement in 6th century B.C. in India, has some 5 million ‎followers, mostly in India.  The religion’s three main principles are non-violence (ahimsa), non-absolutism and non-possessiveness.    

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25 thousand join Lenten walking pilgrimage for peace

About 25 thousand people took part in the annual Lenten Walking Pigrimage in the western Indian city of Mumbai in which Catholics, members of other Christian Churches and other religions also participated.  A large number of priests, religious, Catholic lay people and members of other confessions and religions participated in the overnight march led by the Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay.    The pilgrimage that started at night on March 25 from Cross Maidan, wound its way to the Basilica of Mount Mary some 20 km away the following morning, Sunday, where it concluded with Holy Mass.

Card. Gracias, who is president of India’s Latin-rite bishops, began the pilgrimage with his blessings and reciting prayers to the Virgin, interceding for the city of Mumbai and the whole of India.  He prayed in particular for harmony and peaceful coexistence among the different components of Indian society, asking that "Christians in India may live their faith in peace."

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Pope appeals for protection for Iraqi civilians trapped in war

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has appealed for a concerted effort to protect Iraqi civilians who are victims of the ongoing bloody war in their nation and he prayed in particular for those who are trapped in the embattled city of Mosul.

Iraqi forces backed by US-led coalition air strikes are fighting to clear Islamic State militants from Iraq's second city where the coalition allegedly had a role in a March bombing which killed over 200 people..

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