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.

The Christmas Season is here Alleluia! God calls us to come and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and to renew our commitment to our God and community. The Advent Season is one of preparation. It is a time to slow down and meditate on the Word of God. Our Pastor reflected on the 2nd Sunday of Advent and gave us the following Christmas gift for growing closer to God.

A Letter from Jesus

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

How I personally feel about this celebration of my birth can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children and/or grandchildren of your own. I don't care what you call the day. What I do care about is, if you want to celebrate my birth, then just get along...and love one another! Also, if you want to give me a present in remembrance of my birth, here is my wish list. Choose something from it, please:

  1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way my birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers who are away from home. They are more lonely and more afraid at this time of year.l I know: they tell me all the time.
  2. Visit someone in a nursing home or care center. It might be someone you know- or perhaps someone you don't know. Those folks just need to know that someone cares about them.
  3. Instead of (or, at least in addition to) giving your children or grandchildren a lot of gifts which you can't afford and they don't need- spend time with them. Tell them the story of my birth, and why I came to live with you down there. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them. Tell them how much you depend on me and how much you want them to learn to love me and trust me, too.
  4. Think of some person or persons who have hurt you in the past...[are you thinking of them?] Now, really work at forgiving them -and , if possible and if helpful, let them know you've forgiven them.
  5. Did you know that some people in your city are so lonely in this season that they feel hopeless? Since you may not know who they are, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile and a kind word: it could make a difference for someone...for everyone!
  6. Instead of nit picking about what the retailers in your city call "the holiday," be patient with the people who work in their stores. (They deal with all kinds of customers all day long!) Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they are aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry Christmas"that doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Right?
  7. If you really want to make a difference, support an active missionary or a retired Nun- especially one who brings my love and the good news of the Gospel to those who have never heard my name... or, in the case of the retired Sister, has done that all her life-long.
  8. Here's a good one. There are individuals [and whole families] in your city who not only will have no "Christmas" tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive... and they might be short on food. If you don't know them, buy some food [and a few gifts] and give them to your church [ maybe it has a St. Vincent de Paul Society! ] or give in a meaningful way to some other charity which will know how to get those gifts and food to those who need them the most. (Actually...if you think about it...you could do this in any month of the year-even every month of the year!)
  9. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in me and your loyalty to me, then live like a Christian! Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in my presence. Let people know [by your words and deeds] that you are one of mine.                                                                                                                                                                                  Don't forget: I am God and I can take care of myself. Just love me... and love one another...and do what I've told you    to do. I 'll take care of all the rest, trust me.

Mindful that John the Baptist was asked by people, long ago, "what should we do?" I've given you 9 things to do. If                 you want to put a 10th thing on the list -thank you, in advance.

But do give this list you attention, pray about it- and then get to work- time is short!

One last time: I'll help you. But the ball is now in your court.

Do have a most blessed Christmas with all those you love...

Remember: I LOVE YOU!

Now, love others as I love you!

Jesus

 

 

 

What's Happening

Advent and Christmas at Holy Cross Parish!

Holy Cross Parish celebrated thoughtful and lovely Advent and Christmas seasons! We spent our weeks of Advent in preparation and prayer for the birth of Jesus. The Christmas season was filled with celebration and joy as we moved into this new Church Year! May the year ahead be filled with hope and blessings!     […]
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Christmas Mass Schedule ~

December 24th: Christmas Vigil (Family Mass) at 5pm December 24th: Misa Vigilia (de Familias) 7:30pm December 25th: Mass on Christmas Day at 10am with Carols at 9:30am December 31st: Feast of Mary, the Mother of God English Vigil Mass at 5:30pm and Spanish Mass at 7:30pm January 1st: Feast of Mary, the Mother of God […]
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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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January 2019

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  • Daily Mass
  • Keeping Families Together Rosary
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  • Daily Mass
  • Senior Luncheon
  • Reconciliation
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  • Daily Mass
  • Adoration
  • Grupo de Oracion Faustino Prayer Group
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  • Daily Mass
  • Community Coffee and Treats after Mass
  • Faustino Prayer Group
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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
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  • Daily Mass
  • Keeping Families Together Rosary
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  • Daily Mass
  • Anointing of the Sick
  • Mom's Group
  • Reconciliation
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  • Daily Mass
  • Adoration
  • Grupo de Oracion Faustino Prayer Group
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  • Daily Mass
  • Community Coffee and Treats after Mass
  • Faustino Prayer Group
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  • Reconciliation
  • Vigil Mass
  • Community Potluck
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
13
  • 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
14
  • 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
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  • Daily Mass
  • Adoration
  • Grupo de Oracion Faustino Prayer Group
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  • Daily Mass
  • Community Coffee and Treats after Mass
  • Faustino Prayer Group
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  • Men's Bible Study
  • Reconciliation
  • Vigil Mass
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
20
  • 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
21
  • Daily Mass
  • Juan Diego Prayer Group
22
  • Daily Mass
  • Keeping Families Together Rosary
23
  • Daily Mass
  • Reconciliation
24
  • Daily Mass
  • Adoration
  • Grupo de Oracion Faustino Prayer Group
25
  • Daily Mass
  • Community Coffee and Treats after Mass
  • Faustino Prayer Group
26
  • Reconciliation
  • Vigil Mass
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
27
  • 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
28
  • Daily Mass
  • Juan Diego Prayer Group
  • Gods Girls (Women's Bible Study)
29
  • Daily Mass
  • Keeping Families Together Rosary
30
  • Daily Mass
  • Reconciliation
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  • Daily Mass
  • Adoration
  • Grupo de Oracion Faustino Prayer Group

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