Welcome to Holy Cross! ¡Bienvenidos a la Iglesia Santa Cruz!

Holy Cross Church is eager to be a part of your life and have you as a part of our life. We are committed to growing in the likeness of Jesus Christ, a daily process that requires prayer, sacraments, discipline and a community of individuals striving for the same goal.

La Iglesia Católica Santa Cruz está muy emocionada de ser parte de su vida y de tenerle a usted como parte de nuestra vida. Estamos comprometidos en crecer a semejanza de Jesucristo, un proceso diario que requiere de oraciones, sacramentos, disciplina y de una comunidad de individuo que luchan por el mismo objetivo.

 

Most Recent News of Clergy Abuse:

Archbishop Sample’s Response

Dear Clergy, Religious, and Lay Faithful of the Archdiocese of Portland,

Like many of you, I was shocked, angered, and  discouraged by the recent revelations concerning retired Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. Then came the release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report on clergy sex abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, covering more than seven decades. These horrific revelations are particularly painful in light of what victims in our own Archdiocese have suffered and the impact that sexual abuse has had on the Church here. I am sorry beyond words for the harm that has been done.

These most recent accusations and details expose - yet again - certain systematic and profound failures of episcopal leadership in our Church. These failures are both institutional and spiritual in nature, and date back many decades. First, it is an institutional failure for the Church, in that this is not just a matter of a refusal to follow policies or of negligent oversight; but rather, at least in the McCarrick case, that someone entrusted with pastoral responsibility and care could, apparently, act in such a heinously sinful and criminal manner. It is also an institutional failure that someone like this could rise to such a high level unimpeded and without being challenged or held accountable. As for the Grand Jury report, amidst the sordid and graphic descriptions of clerical sex abuse it tells of yet more examples of Church leaders covering up, keeping quiet or looking the other way when confronted with allegations of evil among their own. All of these allegations should have been brought to light much sooner; and then dealt with swiftly, justly, and transparently.

Second, the tragedy of clerical sex abuse is a profound spiritual failure; and especially so when someone called to be a good shepherd, to live a  holy and chaste life consecrated to Christ and his people, and to serve as Jesus served, acts in such a gravely sinful, evil manner. If bishops, clergy, and religious lose the personal relationship with God, a way of life at odds with the Gospel often results. This diminishes or quenches the flame of love and life in Christ that we must have in serving the  People of God. . . .

(Please look for the rest of the Archbishop’s response and Pope Francis’ response at archdpdx.org or holycrosspdx.org)

 

What's Happening

Join us for Youth Mass!

Join us for our monthly Youth Mass at 10 am! The next Youth Mass is on December 9th! Each Youth Mass engages the youth in the various ministries, helping the children and teens to understand the parts of the Mass and how they fit into each.   Our Youth Masses for this School Year: October […]
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Bishop Barron Series: The Mass

The Mass is a privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. Join us  for the new series of presentations by Bishop Robert Barron on The Mass. See how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy  Eucharist. This series, The Mass, will help us understand how to fully, […]
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Register for Family Faith Programs at Holy Cross Parish!

Now is the time to register for family faith formation programs at Holy Cross Parish! We have a variety of programs to help support your family as you progress in your faith life. From young children through high school and beyond, we have resources for you! Kindergarten through Sixth Grade: Religious Education Classes These classes […]
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Our Parish’s Response

Keeping Families Together and Helping Immigrant Children Our parish’s response includes the following: Donating to RAICES Legal Aid—Please support the LEAF program to support children through legal help, advocacy, and education. In the past few weeks, we took on a mission as a parish. Our goal was to gather in solidarity and in community to […]
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Steubenville Teens Shared Powerful Weekend

  Over the weekend of July 27-29, twenty-four teens from Holy Cross travelled to Spokane, WA for the Steubenville NW Conference. They attended with thousands of other teens, celebrating our Catholic faith and learning about what it means to grow in the spirit and to become Catholic adults. The teens bonded together through games, songs, […]
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December 2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Men's Bible Study
  • Reconciliation
  • Vigil Mass
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
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  • Mass
  • Religious Education (Spanish) September- May
  • Community Doughnuts and Coffee
  • Mass
  • Children's Liturgy of the Word (English)
  • Community Doughnuts and Coffee
  • Religious Education (English) September-May
  • Mass in Spanish
  • Jr. and High Youth Groups
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  • Daily Mass
  • Juan Diego Prayer Group
  • Gods Girls (Women's Bible Study)
4
  • Daily Mass
  • Keeping Families Together Rosary
5
  • Daily Mass
  • Senior Luncheon
  • Reconciliation
6
  • Daily Mass
  • Adoration
  • Grupo de Oracion Faustino Prayer Group
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  • Daily Mass
  • Community Coffee and Treats after Mass
  • Faustino Prayer Group
8
  • The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Reconciliation
  • Vigil Mass
  • Community Potluck
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
9
  • Mass
  • Religious Education (Spanish) September- May
  • Community Doughnuts and Coffee
  • Mass
  • Children's Liturgy of the Word (English)
  • Community Doughnuts and Coffee
  • Religious Education (English) September-May
  • Mass in Spanish
  • Jr. and High Youth Groups
10
  • Daily Mass
  • Juan Diego Prayer Group
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  • Daily Mass
  • Keeping Families Together Rosary
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  • Daily Mass
  • Anointing of the Sick
  • Mom's Group
  • Reconciliation
13
  • Daily Mass
  • Adoration
  • Grupo de Oracion Faustino Prayer Group
14
  • Daily Mass
  • Community Coffee and Treats after Mass
  • Faustino Prayer Group
15
  • Men's Bible Study
  • Reconciliation
  • Vigil Mass
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
16
  • Mass
  • Religious Education (Spanish) September- May
  • Community Doughnuts and Coffee
  • Mass
  • Children's Liturgy of the Word (English)
  • Community Doughnuts and Coffee
  • Religious Education (English) September-May
  • Mass in Spanish
  • Jr. and High Youth Groups
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  • Daily Mass
  • Juan Diego Prayer Group
  • Gods Girls (Women's Bible Study)
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  • Daily Mass
  • Keeping Families Together Rosary
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  • Daily Mass
  • Reconciliation
20
  • Daily Mass
  • Adoration
  • Grupo de Oracion Faustino Prayer Group
21
  • Daily Mass
  • Community Coffee and Treats after Mass
  • Faustino Prayer Group
22
  • Reconciliation
  • Vigil Mass
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
23
  • Mass
  • Religious Education (Spanish) September- May
  • Community Doughnuts and Coffee
  • Mass
  • Children's Liturgy of the Word (English)
  • Community Doughnuts and Coffee
  • Religious Education (English) September-May
  • Mass in Spanish
  • Jr. and High Youth Groups
24
  • Daily Mass
  • Juan Diego Prayer Group
25
  • The Nativity of the Lord
  • Daily Mass
  • Keeping Families Together Rosary
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  • Daily Mass
  • Reconciliation
27
  • Daily Mass
  • Adoration
  • Grupo de Oracion Faustino Prayer Group
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  • Daily Mass
  • Community Coffee and Treats after Mass
  • Faustino Prayer Group
29
  • Reconciliation
  • Vigil Mass
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
30
  • Mass
  • Religious Education (Spanish) September- May
  • Community Doughnuts and Coffee
  • Mass
  • Children's Liturgy of the Word (English)
  • Community Doughnuts and Coffee
  • Religious Education (English) September-May
  • Mass in Spanish
  • Jr. and High Youth Groups
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  • Daily Mass
  • Juan Diego Prayer Group
  • Gods Girls (Women's Bible Study)

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