News & Events

2021 Hoops Mania Fundraiser

The Development Committee is running an exciting sweepstakes based on college basketball! Each card contains 8 random teams, seeded #1 thru #8, in college basketball’s championship tournament. The teams for each seed # are announced a week before the tournament begins.  To play, simply add up the points your teams score throughout the entire tournament. The scores are tracked automatically and you will be notified if you win! Prizes range from $30 to $1,000.  Tickets will be sold after Masses. Each ticket is $20.00.

You can also donate/purchase a Hoops ticket online at https://www.charitymania.com/give/YB006- 1

 

2021 Calendar Fundraiser

Purchase a calendar for $50.00. Each calendar has a 4-digit number. Each day of the year there is a chanbce to win a cash prize. If your assigned number matches the PA nightly Pick 4 daily number (straight match) you win the cash prize on the calendar for that day. Fill out a calendar fundraiser form and return to the Business Office or place in the Sunday collection basket.  You can pay by check or online through parish giving. For any questions, please contact hcdevelopmentfund@gmail.com. Click on the link below to print out the form for the Calendar Fundraiser.

2021 Calendar Fundraiser

 

Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Report

Click on the link below to review the parish’s Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2020).  Included is the balance sheet showing the parish financial position as of October 9, 2020.

Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Report

 

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to our children that made their First Holy Communion here at Holy Cross on Saturday, May 1st!  It was a most beautiful day and our young people looked outstanding in their suits and dresses!  May you continue to deepen in your love for Jesus in the Eucharist!

 

Reconciliation

Confessions are heard on Saturdays 3:30-4:15 pm in the Lower Church.  Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. 

 Also, please note (for those who are sick or high risk due to COVID-19) the following from the Apostolic Penitentiary:

“Where the individual faithful find themselves in the painful impossibility of receiving sacramental absolution, it should be remembered that perfect contrition, coming from the love of God, beloved above all things, expressed by a sincere request for forgiveness (that which the penitent is at present able to express) and accompanied by votum confessionis, that is, by the firm resolution to have recourse, as soon as possible, to sacramental confession, obtains forgiveness of sins, even mortal ones (cf. CCC, no. 1452).”

 

Food Pantry

Through the generosity and willingness of our outstanding volunteers, the SVDP Food Pantry at Holy Cross remains open.  The Holy Cross Parish Family is especially grateful to people, businesses, and organizations throughout the wider community that have been so generous particularly during the current pandemic.  We are truly grateful and thank you in the name of those who have benefited from your kindness!

 

       

Directives

GENERAL POINTS

  • The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation continues to be SUSPENDED at this time.
  • Sunday Mass will continue to be available online at holycrosscatholics.org

MASS SCHEDULE

  • Sunday Masses: 4:30pm (Vigil), 8:30am, and 11:00am
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday Masses at 8:30am
  • Friday at 12:15pm
  • Confessions (Lower Church): Saturdays 3:30-4:15pm

ENTERING THE CHURCH

  • There will be only one set of doors open on each side
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available at each vestibule.
  • Please use the hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the Church.
  • Parishioners are encouraged to bring their own personal hand sanitizer and/or wipes

 

SEATING

  • Every third pew will be open to ensure proper social distancing.
  • Members of the same household may sit together as normal.
  • Please place 6 feet between your household and members of a different household.

DURING MASS

  • There will be no collection taken up during the Offertory.
  • A Collection Basket will be located in the front center of the sanctuary. Offerings may be placed there either upon entering church or upon leaving after Mass.  Offerings may continue to be mailed in or dropped off (drop box outside parish office or at front door of rectory).  Please consider the option of electronic parish giving (parishgiving.org)
  • There will be no Sign of Peace during Mass.
  • The Precious Blood will not be distributed.
  • Only Cry Room restroom is available (advisable to avoid public restroom use if possible).

RECEPTION OF HOLY COMMUNION

  • Holy Communion will be distributed from the Center Aisle Only
  • Please maintain social distancing in the Communion line and returning (6 feet).
  • All are asked to receive Holy Communion in the hand.
  • Anyone receiving on the tongue is kindly asked to present himself last out of respect for other communicants since hand sanitizing is required per archdiocesan directives.
  • Please remove your mask before receiving Holy Communion and then reaffix.

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  • Confessions — Saturdays—3:30—4:15 PM.
  • Opportunities for Giving — Catholic Charities Appeal – Holy Cross Development Fund
  • Magnificat Magazine—Daily Mass Readings and Prayers (Special trial/$5.oo)  See https://us.magnificat.net/free