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)

archphila.org/joseph

 

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.

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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

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Third Sunday of Easter

(April 18, 2021)

Act of Spiritual Communion

“My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.  I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.  Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace You as if You were already there, and I unite myself wholly to You!  Never permit me to be separated from You!  Amen!”

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          Directives for Open (Green) Phase

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

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Holy Cross YouTube Channel


Archbishop Pérez’ Facebook Page: 

http://www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez.

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The 2021 Catholic Charities Appeal

“Giving Hope to All”

The Catholic Charities Appeal is a time for our Parish to come together to extend our love, generosity, and concern to those who need it most.  Your support will provide education, food, shelter, and medical assistance.  Please prayerfully consider showing your support to this great call for action.  Families and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic need our help now more than ever.  Taking care of those in need is one of the important things we can do as Catholics.  Help the Archdiocese of Philadelphia reach the needed $12.5 million goal!  Thank you in advance and may God greatly bless your generosity!

 

**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    

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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!

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

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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!

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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: 

https://virtualadoration.home.blog

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:

https://www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez/videos/1319307705125043/

https://www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez/videos/187608979204388/