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Everyone Belongs

No matter what your present status in the Catholic Church, No matter what your current family or marital situation, No matter what your current personal history, age, background, or race, No matter what your own self-image — You are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved and respected here at Holy Cross Church. We are here to welcome and serve you. Together we are all called to conversion in Christ.

PARISH STAFF

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Fr. Quỳnh Tran

Pastor

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ABOUT US

Our Mission Statement

Holy Cross Church is a welcoming Catholic community founded in 1949.  We are dedicated to building the Body of Christ by fostering an inclusive parish community where all feel welcomed, valued, and supported.  We radiate Christ’s love through our celebration of the Mass and the Sacraments, our service to our neighbors, and our fellowship events.  We embrace the diversity of our congregation and encourage active participation in our parish life.

BUILD THE BODY OF CHRIST

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“No church can be prospered in which all the ministration comes from the pulpit”

Henry Ward Beecher

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HAPPENINGS AT HOLY CROSS

Were you there?

Thank you to all who came together to make Holy Week so wonderful and spiritual!  From the triumphant arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem and the blessing of the palms on Palm Sunday, through the establishment of the Sacrament of Holy Communion, the institution of the Priesthood and the washing of feet on Holy Thursday, to the Celebration of the Passion and Death of the Lord, the veneration of the Cross and the presentation of the Journey of Decision, A Way of the Cross, by Sarah A. O’Malley, O.S.B. and Robert D. Elmer, O.M.I, on Good Friday, and the Celebration of the Easter Vigil, the Confirming of 6 new full members of our Church, and the Rising of Jesus from the Tomb!  Alleluia!  So many of our parishioners came together with Fr. Quynh and Fr. Mark to make this Holy Week so memorable!  Thank you especially to our Spiritual Life Committee, our RCIA instructors and helpers and our Liturgical Music Director!  Below are a few pictures from the Good Friday Presentation and the Easter Vigil.

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Why Do We Light Candles? 

 

If you have not stopped by the Chapel recently, we have acquired two candle stands with electric push-button candles.  After numerous requests by parishioners for candles, we asked the Diocese if they had any in storage and they favorably responded with the candle stands that once belonged to St. Francis of Assisi Chapel in Springfield.  Thank you to the Diocese of Springfield and to the men who delivered them! So, why do we light candles? 

 

Through the ages, candles have played an important role in praising God.  Candles illuminate and comfort as they help one reflect on the goodness and glory of God.  This liturgical sacramental is used to help people remain mindful of the Lord, that the faith of mankind would be perpetual. Candles are visual reminders that all who believe receive the light of Christ to aid them in walking a path that is pleasing to Him.  Candles remind believers of the power and purity of God.  In keeping candles burning, figurately and symbolically in our minds and hearts, we note our desire to remain close to God, and to reflect the love of God as we go through our daily duties at home and in the workplace.  Candles remind believers that God is the author of all, and that His work of creation began with the phrase, “let there be light” (Genesis 1:3).   

 

Bring joy to your heart and strengthen your relationship with the Lord.... Light a candle! 

OUR NEWSLETTER

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The Holy Cross Chronicle is the weekly email newsletter for the parish.

 

In it you will find a preview of upcoming events in the parish, as well as items of interest to our parishioners.

A huge thank you and welcome to our new Chronicle publisher, Tom Domenichelli! Thank you for taking on this wonderful communication tool!  Clicking on "View previous campaigns" brings you to a listing of past issues.

 

To sign-up for the newsletter, or to update your information, please use the "Subscribe to the Chronicle" box. You can unsubscribe at any time through a link at the bottom of each email.

 

You will be sent an email confirming your subscription. Please check your "spam"  if you haven't received it, and be sure to add us to your contact list.

PARISH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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OUR HOLY CROSS COMMUNITY NEEDS

Eucharistic Ministers

Are needed to assist with the distribution of communion during weekend Masses.  We are also in need of ministers to visit and bring communion to our homebound.

Greeters

Volunteers are needed to assist in welcoming parishioners before weekend Masses.

Lectors

Are needed to proclaim the readings during weekend Masses. 

Assistant Sacristans

Are needed to help care for the sacristy, the church, and their contents.

FAITH FORMATION

HOLY CROSS

FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM

MORE INFORMATION

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Holy Cross

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mass times

Daily: 9:00 AM [Mon - Thu]

Saturday 4:00 PM

Sunday: 8:30, 11:00 AM

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Holy Cross Church

221 Plumtree Road

Springfield, MA 01118

contact us

Phone: 413-783-4111

Fax: 413-788-6143

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