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Holy Cross Mass Recording (3/29/20)

Please click here to see a recording of this week’s Mass, the Fifth Sunday of Lent (English and Spanish Masses).  

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Life, Health, Forgiveness, and Healing

“Repent and Believe in the Good News.” Although the Archdiocese has encouraged pastors to make Confessions available during this time, our situation here at Holy Cross is unique. Our pastor is preparing for surgery on April 14th and he has diabetes; although he is not yet 60 years of age, these two health factors make […]

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Encouragement from Archbishop Sample

A Message from Archbishop Sample “As your local shepherd, I want to assure you of my continued prayers for you. These are challenging times that call us to seek God with all our hearts. Governor Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” order requires us to remain home to the “maximum extent possible” for our own sake […]

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Pope Francis

On Friday, we witnessed a blessing like no other, in a time like no other, near the end of a Lenten season unlike any we have ever lived through. A lonely man in white walked through an empty square in twilight, as rain fell and candles burned, and the world held its breath. And the […]

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El Papa Francisco

  Por primera vez en la historia de la Iglesia católica, el Papa Francisco ofreció hoy (el viernes) la oración conocida como “Urbi et Orbi,” a las 6 de la tarde, hora de Roma, en una solitaria y lluviosa Basílica de San Pedro para unir al mundo en oración, en medio de la pandemia de […]

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La Cercanía Espiritual

Hermanos y Hermanas de la Parroquia de Santa Cruz, Más que nunca, en este tiempo de incertidumbre y de pandemia, es importante rezar los unos por los otros, y poner nuestra confianza en el Señor. Lo sabemos, el miedo nunca es una buena respuesta. La compasión es la respuesta, la cercanía espiritual, y el abrir […]

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A Friday Message from Your Pastor

Good People of the Parish, My main concern for all of you is: be at peace, stay safe, and be well! As we continue to see our parish, our Archdiocese, our country, and our world rocked by the present pandemic, please know that I am praying for you and the people whom you love at […]

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A Prayer for the Parish and the Archdiocese

Heavenly Father, you hear the cry of the poor. The voices of the faithful in this parish and this Archdiocese join the chorus from around the world, imploring your divine assistance in this difficult season. We entrust our families, schools, and parish communities to your loving mercy. Heal the sick, console the anxious, be our […]

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Spiritual Closeness

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25,35-36 Let us use this difficult time of “social distance” to grow in “spiritual […]

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Pray Without Ceasing

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.” I Thessalonians 5, 16-18 Pope to Lead Prayer On Friday, March 27, at 10am (PT), Pope Francis will lead a broadcast prayer service and offer a special blessing to the city (of Rome) and the […]

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