Month: October 2020

November 1: Spiritual Communion

The global disruption to Mass attendance caused by COVID-19 — which for a time included the complete shutdown of churches in many areas, a shutdown which continues here at Holy Cross because of the poor health of our pastor —

November 1: Novena for All Souls (Day 8)

Many of those whom we remember in this Novena, on All Souls Day, and throughout the month of November were long ago perfected by God’s mercy and welcomed to their places in heaven. We remember and pray for them, too,

October 31-November 1: Preparing for Mass this Weekend

It is a special joy on this Feast of All Saints to remember all the saints in heaven that we don’t know about! These saints are the countless good Christians who have lived throughout the centuries (and even our own

October 31: Beatification of Fr. Michael McGivney

The founder of the Knights of Columbus, Father Michael McGivney, is scheduled for beatification this weekend. Born into an Irish-immigrant family, Fr. McGivney lived just 38 years — and died during the pandemic of 1889-90. He often asked what

October 31: Novena for All Souls (Day 7)

Our whole life on earth is a journey to the dwelling place Christ has prepared and reserved for us in His Father’s house. Sometimes we stay right on the path that leads us home and sometimes we take short cuts

October 30: Novena for All Souls (Day 6)

As we prepare to celebrate All Souls Day (Nov. 2), we gladly take the opportunity to pray for all the faithful departed. What an honor and important duty it is to spiritually assist the faithful departed as we offer our …