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


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

 Our LAST PLANNING MEETING will be held on Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 PM, at the Parish Hall. Our festival currently has gathered food and performers from a diversity of Countries Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Ireland/Scotland, Italy, Mexico, Polynesia, Puerto Rico, Poland, Greece, and USA. If you would like to support any of these groups by volunteering or donations please contact the Parish office, or email to holycrossdov@gmail.com or attend our next meeting. We still need volunteers and donations. There are many ways you can support your Parish Family in this event.

We'll be glad to see you there!



 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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"For it is in giving...

...that we receive."

Francis of Assisi



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.



The 48th annual ACIES of the Manasota Curia Legion of Mary will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Holy Cross Parish, Palmetto, FL. All legionaries, both Active and Auxiliary, are invited and encouraged to attend. The procession of banners, opening prayers, and the renewal of the legionary promise will begin at 9:15 am. The Mass, celebrated by Bishop Dewane and co-celebrated by Father Mark, spiritual director of the Curia, as well as, the priests of Holy Cross Parish will begin at 10 am. A pot luck luncheon will follow in the Parish Hall. All active members are to bring a covered dish to serve six to eight people. Paper products and beverages will be provided by Our Lady of Guadalupe presidium. Please plan on arriving between 8:30 and 8:45 am, so you can get your food to the Parish Hall, your banners to the back of church and your seat in the sanctuary. This will enable us to begin on time. If you have any questions or need directions to Holy Cross, please call Ken Schwartz, president of Our Lady of Guadalupe presidium, Holy Cross Parish, Palmetto at 941-722-4438.

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.


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

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