Sacraments & Worship Times

SACRAMENTS

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturdays 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM, and by appointment.

 

Sacrament of Marriage

Contact the rectory a year before the wedding and before  making final arrangements with a reception facility. The preparation period involves meeting with the priest for an initial interview, the Premarital Inventory, a Pre-Cana Program, meeting with the music minister, and planning the details. Visit Music Ministry page for more information.

 

Sacrament of Baptism

This is celebrated in the church on the second Sunday of the month at 12:30 PM. There is an evening class and rehearsal for parents and godparents on the first Monday of the month. Please call the Rectory to make arrangements.

 

Sacrament of Confirmation 

Confirmation is a two year program at Holy Cross.  Tenth graders begin their sacramental preparation in the fall. The program includes various sessions of presentations and discussions on the life of a committed Catholic, an evening of recollection, and Christian service.

 

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the sick takes place in the church on the first Sunday of each month following the 11:00 AM liturgy.

 

Worship Times

Please check the weekly bulletin [available at mass and on this site] for any schedule changes  during these difficult days of the pandemic.

 

Lord's Day Liturgies:

 

  • Saturday Vigil:    4:00 PM

  • Sunday Morning: 8:30 AM,  11:00 AM

  • Sunday Evening: 6:00 PM  Beginning First Sunday of Advent, 2020

 
 

 Holy Day Liturgies:

 

Immaculate Conception, Ascension Thursday,  Assumption, All Saints  

 

 

Christmas Liturgies:  

  • TBA

New Years Day:

  •  Vigil: 4:00 PM -

  •  New Years Day:  10:00 AM

 

Daily Liturgies:

  • Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM  [Beginning May 3, 2021]

  • Friday and Saturday:  no morning liturgy

  • Holidays:  

  •  Thanksgiving Day liturgy: 9:00 AM

  • Ash Wednesday Services: Liturgies of the Eucharist  at 7:00 AM and 5:30 PM.  Ashes are distributed during the services.  [Check current weekly bulletin.]

      

Sacrament of Reconciliation

The sacrament of reconciliation is celebrated from 3:00-3:30 PM each Saturday in the reconciliation room in the church or by appointment. 

There is no Advent Penance service this year.

Check the weekly bulletin for other times/call the rectory at 783-4111.

 

Sacrament of the Sick

 

The sacrament of the sick is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month following the 11:00 AM. liturgy.  Those who wish to receive the sacrament are asked to meet in front of the Eucharistic chapel following the liturgy [approximately at 11:45 AM.  Those experiencing a chronic disorder or anticipating surgery are invited to receive the sacrament.  For further information, please contact the rectory [783-4111].

 

Devotions

Miraculous Medal Novena: Monday after 7:00 AM Mass

Rosary: Monday to Thursday after 7:00am Mass

Sacrificial Meal at 5:45PM and Stations of the Cross at 7:00PM Friday evenings during Lent

Eucharistic Adoration

Wednesday afternoons:

  • Eucharistic Adoration from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

  • Chaplet of the Divine Mercy recited from 5:00 - 5:15 PM

 

Holy Week 

 

Palm Sunday Liturgies:  Saturday at 4:00 PM;  Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Holy Thursday: Liturgy at 7:00 PM.  Holy Hour to follow liturgy

Good Friday: Stations of the Cross at 3:00 PM;  Evening Service at 7:00 PM.

Holy Saturday: Vigil at 8:00 PM

Easter Sunday: Liturgies at 8:30 and 11:00 AM;  there is NO 6:00 PM liturgy.

This information was updated April 27, 2021.

Holy Cross Church 221 Plumtree Rd, Springfield, MA 01118

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