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.
Fr. Quỳnh Tran
Our Mission Statement
The mission of Holy Cross Parish is to
BUILD THE BODY OF CHRIST
“No church can be prospered in which all the ministration comes from the pulpit”
Henry Ward Beecher
HAPPENINGS AT HOLY CROSS
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!
Look who showed up Easter Sunday morning!
And thank you to Sue and Frank for serving coffee and donuts!
First Day of Holy Cross Farmers Market
Blessing of the Animals
Our Three Kings: Marcello, Ziva, and Zaiden
Epiphany - Three Kings Day
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.
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PARISH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
OUR HOLY CROSS COMMUNITY NEEDS
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.
Volunteers are needed to assist in welcoming parishioners before weekend Masses.
Are needed to proclaim the readings during weekend Masses.
Are needed to help care for the sacristy, the church, and their contents.
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