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

 

Lord's Day Liturgies:

 

  • Saturday Vigil:    4:00 PM

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

  • Sunday Evening: 6:00 PM  [September through June] Exceptions -Easter Sunday, Christmas and New Years Day.

 
 

 Holy Day Liturgies:

 

Immaculate Conception:  Monday, December 9, 2019  at 7:00AM Not a holyday of obligation this year.

Ascension Thursday,  Assumption, All Saints  

 7:00 AM  and  7:00 PM

 

Christmas Liturgies:  

  • Christmas Eve - 4:00 PM;   10:00 PM - music program at 9:30 PM by the Music Ministry
  • Christmas Day - 10:00 AM

 

New Years Day:

  •  Vigil: 4:00 PM -

  •  New Years Day:  10:00 AM

 

Daily Liturgies:

  • Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM 

  • Friday and Saturday:  no morning liturgy

  • Holidays:  7:00 AM   [Thanksgiving Day liturgy  on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 at 9:00AM.]

  • Ash Wednesday Services: Liturgies of the Eucharist  at 7:00 AM and 7:00 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.

 

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

Stations of the Cross: Friday evenings at 7:00 PM during Lent

Eucharistic Adoration

Wednesday afternoons beginning October 10, 2018: 

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

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

  

This information was updated November 13, 2019

 

Holy Week 

 

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

Holy Thursday: Liturgies at 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

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 evening liturgy.

Holy Cross Church 221 Plumtree Rd, Springfield, MA 01118

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