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


October is the month of The Holy Rosary


Holy Cross Fall Festival

All are invited to join us in our Annual Holy Cross Fall Festival mark your calendars on Sunday October 29th from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

We'll have live music, family fun and delicious food.

See you all there!



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

Come and join the fun!!! 

Wall of Remembrance

The Knights of Columbus council 7414 have their annual "Wall of Remembrance" available in the narthex of the church during the months of October and November.

All are invited to place a memorial card of their departed loved ones on this wall.

If you want your memorial card returned, please retrieve it by the last week of November.

DAILY MASSES at  8:00 A.M. MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, will be held in The Chapel beginning on Monday, May 1st.

Eucharistic Adoration on weekday mornings from Monday through Friday will also be held in the chapel.

All Souls Envelops


Envelopes for All Souls Day Mass are available at the narthex of the Church and at the Parish Office. In the back of the envelope, please list the names of those loved ones who have died.

The envelopes can be dropped in the collection basket or 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



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: letter to Card. Filoni on World Mission Sunday

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a letter to the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, on occasion of the 2017 iteration of World Mission Sunday. In the letter, the Holy Father reflects on the upcoming centenary of the great missionary charter of the 20th century, the Apostolic Letter Maximum illud of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XV, promulgated on November 30th, 1919.

Below, please find the full text of the letter in its official English translation

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Pope meets Brazilian student priests of Rome

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Saturday reminded Brazilian priests studying in Rome that they were first of all priests and pastors of the people of God before being teachers and doctors.  While many Brazilians back home seem to have “lost hope in a better future because of enormous social problems and scandalous corruption,” the Pope said, the nation “needs its priests be a sign of hope.” 

The Holy Father made the remarks to some 100 Brazilian student priests and staff of the Pontifical Pio Brazilian College of Rome who met him in the Vatican. Most Pontifical Colleges in Rome are hostels where priests from various nations reside while pursuing ecclesiastical studies in various pontifical universities in the city.

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Pope Francis to participants in conference on disabled persons

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday received participants in a major international conference organized by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. Catechesis and Persons with Disabilities: a necessary engagement in the pastoral life of the Church was the title of the conference, which was held in the Vatican.

Time for persons with disabilities to become catechists

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