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Celebrating the Year of Saint Joseph

Marking 150 Years of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church

(December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021)



The Memorare to Saint Joseph

Remember, O most pure spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, my great protector, Saint Joseph, that no one ever had recourse to your protection, or implored your aid without obtaining relief. Confiding therefore in your goodness, I come before you. Do not turn down my petitions, foster father of the Redeemer, but graciously receive them. Amen.


Please note that there are still restrictions in place for health and safety.  The Sunday Mass Obligation is still suspended.  You are not required to attend Mass at this time.  Per Archdiocesan Directives, those who are sick or high risk should STAY HOME


The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

(24 January 2021)


   2021 Calendar Fundraiser

**Please check the News/Events Page (under “Our Parish” tab above) for more details.



          Directives for Open (Green) Phase

These Directives are also available for viewing on the New/Events Page


Holy Cross YouTube Channel

Archbishop Pérez’ Facebook Page: 



Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Appeal



**Please check the News/Events Page (under “Our Parish” tab above) for any new information during these times of suspended parish activities.


Pastoral and Temporal Response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to COVID-19

Center for Disease Control Website

Archbishop’s Address to the Faithful    


Dear Friends,

What a year 2020 has been!  We hope and pray that 2021 will be indeed be far different – for the better!  The support and generosity of Holy Cross parishioners is and has been truly uplifting!  Know that you and your intentions are always remembered in the Masses that I celebrate and the prayers that I offer everyday!  Please continue to remember Holy Cross in your planned giving.  Parish operations and services depend upon the weekly offerings.  Electronic giving always remains an option and I am grateful to those who have chosen this.  Please click the icon on the bottom of this page for more information.  Weekly envelopes, of course, may still be mailed-in or dropped-off.  I am grateful and inspired by our many wonderful Holy Cross parishioners and Holy Cross School students and faculty!  Let’s pray for a better New Year as we renew our trust in God and entrust ourselves anew under the protection and care of Our Lady of the Holy Cross!

Fr. Wilson
Our Lady of the Holy Cross!
Pray for us!


E-Mail Scam Alert!

Please be alert to e-mail scams requesting gift cards, money, or other assistance.  Such e-mails are not from Father Wilson or Holy Cross Staff!


Please note:  Mass is being said for all Mass intentions, though every Mass may not be available for public viewing.  Thank you for your understanding!


The ADORATION CHAPEL is now opened.  There are restrictions in place:  occupancy is limited to four adorers, masks are to be worn, please respect social distancing, and hand sanitizer is to be used.  Temporary chapel hours will be 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday until further notice.  PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE CHAPEL IF YOU ARE SICK.

                           For those wishing to make a virtual visit, here is a link to online Perpetual Adoration: 


The Parish Office is on a reduced schedule. Staff will be checking messages remotely from home.

Confessions will be heard at the regularly scheduled time in the Lower Church.  Please wear a mask and respect social distancing.  Thank you!



Opportunities to watch mass online:

Eternal Word Television Network

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Facebook Page



Archbishop Nelson J. Perez celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation here at Holy Cross on Sunday, March 8 at the 11:00 Mass. 

     Video of the Confirmation can be seen on the Archbishop’s Facebook page: