Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez has suspended all public Masses in the Archdiocese including Holy Week and Easter Sunday until further notice.

Updated Statement from the Archdiocese

Center for Disease Control

Archbishop’s Address to the Faithful 

A Message from Archbishop Pérez Announcing the Launch of “The Power of Faith and Hope in a Time of Uncertainty: A Virtual Lenten Retreat
“Our Lenten journey has taken an unexpected turn with the worldwide outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to impede the spread of the virus and to protect those most vulnerable among us, all of us have changed the way that we live. Life as we understand it has temporarily changed, but this too shall pass. We are people whose hearts are grounded in our faith and in our hope, that is the strength that helps us during this time of uncertainty.
Though we are living out concepts such as isolation, quarantine, and social distancing – as believers and followers of Christ we know we are never truly alone and that He is always by our side.  It has been a painful, confusing, trying time for all of us, but in Christ and His triumph over the cross there is hope.  Until we can safely be together again physically, we can pray together in spirit.
I am overjoyed to announce a new Lenten initiative, “The Power of Faith and Hope in a Time of Uncertainty: A Virtual Lenten Retreat.” Beginning Monday, March 30th I will share a video each night at 7:00 p.m. via my Facebook page. The series will extend to Palm Sunday and will include dynamic presenters from across our Archdiocese who will bring Catholic Families closer to Christ through scripture, reflection, and prayer. Six of the videos will be in English and American Sign Language and one will be in Spanish.
Please consider participating in this upcoming Lenten Video Retreat. Give this gift of hope to yourself.  Christ is hope and through Him we’re a people of hope.  I’m praying for you during this time of uncertainty.”
+Nelson J. Pérez
Archbishop of Philadelphia
Additional Information Regarding “The Power of Faith and Hope in a Time of Uncertainty: A Virtual Lenten Retreat”
This initiative commences on Monday, March 30th at 7:00 p.m. That evening, and on each of the following evenings leading up to Palm Sunday, a video will be posted to Archbishop Pérez’s Facebook page. At that same time each night, installments will be posted to his Instagram page as well as the Archdiocesan Vimeo Channel, the Archdiocesan website, and, the official digital news agency of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.


Dear Friends,

During these uncertain and trying times, I am very grateful and inspired.  The support and generosity of Holy Cross parishioners is truly uplifting!  Know that you and your intentions are remembered in the Masses that I celebrate!  I would ask that to the extent possible, please remember Holy Cross in your planned giving.  Parish operations and services depend upon the weekly offerings.  Know that electronic giving is always an option.  Please click the icon on the bottom of this page for more information.  Otherwise, weekly envelopes can be mailed-in or dropped-off.  Again, I am grateful to and inspired by our many wonderful Holy Cross parishioners.  Together let’s pray fervently for an end to the current crisis knowing that God never abandons His people!

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



Due to Updated Directives in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the ADORATION CHAPEL will be closed until further notice.

Since our Adoration Chapel here at Holy Cross is currently closed, here is a link to online Perpetual Adoration, courtesy of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Doral, Florida.

Online Perpetual Adoration

Friday Stations of the Cross have been suspended. Everyone is encouraged to pray the Stations of the Cross from home.

Until further notice, 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.


Opportunities to watch mass online:

Eternal Word Television Network

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Facebook Page

Hoops Mania – March Madness

We would like to thank you all who have purchased Hoops Mania (March Madness) tickets. During our fundraising efforts, we sold 140 tickets for a profit of $1,960.00. In total, we sold 10 winning tickets with one winning $1,000.00 and the other 9 winning $30.00 dollars each.
Thank you!

* Holy Cross PREP Classes have been suspended until further notice. *


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:

Two wonderful programs for Lent:

Best Lent Ever

Amazing Grace