A Word from our religious Education Coordinator

Hello Families,

As each of you begin to get your children ready for a new school year, I would like to remind everyone that the Holy Cross Religious Ed program will begin the 2nd week of September.  If you haven’t registered, please do so soon.

Our sessions are as follows:
Sunday’s 9-10:30am
Tueasday’s & Wednesday’s 4:15-5:45pm

Any questions, please call the rectory at 355-4439.

Thank you,
Nancy Mazany

It’s that time of Year Again

Greetings everyone, as the summer begins to fade into happy memories, our minds and hearts turn to a new school year.  It is with great excitement and joy that we look forward to another year of Religious Education in our Parish.  Our classes begin on Sunday, September 10th.  Classes will be held on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  For all those who have registered, we will meet in the church on this first day as has been our custom.  For all those who have yet to register, please do so as soon as possible to ensure that your child is placed in the class day of your choosing.  Our classes are filling up very fast.  Let us ask Our Lady Seat of Wisdom to guide all teachers and students throughout this new academic year.

Vacation Bible School 2017

Its that time of year again.  Our Vacation Bible School will be held the week of August 14th-18th.  This free program runs daily from 9:30-12noon.  There are a limited number of spaces.  Please click on the link below for the registration form and submit it to the rectory by mai, drop off or by placing it in the collection as soon as possible.

VBS 2017 Registration Form

 

Paschal Triduum

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PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD, Sunday, April 9th, 2017

5:30pm Mass at Holy Cross

7:45am Mass at Holy Cross

9:30am Mass at OLS

11:15am Mass at Holy Cross

 

RECONCILIATION MONDAY, Monday, April 10th, 2017

Confessions will be heard from 3:00pm-9:00pm at Holy Cross

 

HOLY WEDNESDAY, April 12th, 2017

Confesions will be heard from 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

HOLY THURSDAY, April 13th, 2017

9:00am     Tenebrae

7:30pm   Mass of the Lord’s Supper

8:45pm-11:00pm  Adoration in the Repository (Parish Center)

 

GOOD FRIDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION, April 14th, 2017

9:00am   Tenebrae

3:00pm    Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion

7:00pm  Solemn Stations of the Cross

 

HOLY SATURDAY, April 15th, 2017

9:00am   Tenebrae

10:00am  Blessing of the Easter Foods

8:00pm    Great Vigil of Easter

 

EASTER SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION, April 16th, 2017

7:30am Mass at Holy Cross

9:00am Mass at OLS

10:45am Mass at Holy Cross

 

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Feast of the Assumption

Monday, August 15th is the Feast of the Assumption, a Holy Day.    While the obligation is lifted this year because it falls on a Monday, a special Mass will be offered at 9am in Church to honor our Blessed Mother.  Please join us!

 

PARISH MISSION

Our Parish Mission begins this weekend at all Masses (May 21st 7 22nd) and then with a special program on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening at 7pm in the Church.  Our mission director, Mr. Tony Bellizzi, is quite well known here in our parish.  For years he has been doing our confirmation retreats for both the parents and the 8th grade Confirmation students.  I promise you this will be an incredible spiritual experience.  This is also a wonderful opportunity to reach out to friends and neighbors, perhaps some of who may have wandered away from the church, to come back home.  Invite them as Jesus did simply by saying….”Come and See”.  I hope to see you here for the mission.  Please also join in praying for the success of this mission.

Wine Tasting Fun Raiser

Please join us on Friday, May 20th, 2016 for our second annual Wine Tasting Fun Raiser.  The event will take place from 7pm-10pm in our Parish Center.  There will be a full dinner and desert served along with various wines throughout the evening. There will also be music, raffles and 50/50.  We will also be holding our annual lottery basket raffle so be sure to purchase your tickets!   The cost of the event is $25 per person and tickets can be purchased before and after all Masses and from the rectory.  Please join us for what is expected to be a most wonderful evening!

Holy Week Schedule of Masses and Services

Monday, March 21st Reconciliation Monday

Confessions will be heard at Holy Cross from 3pm-9pm with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday, March 24th– Holy Thursday

9:00am Tenebrae

7:30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper at Holy Cross

Friday, March 25th– Good Friday

9:00am Tenebrae

3:00pm Commemoration of the Passion at Holy Cross

7:00pm Solemn stations of the cross

Saturday, March 26th– Holy Saturday

9:00am Tenebrae

12:00pm Blessing of Easter Food & Baskets at Holy Cross

8:00pm Easter Vigil at Holy Cross

Sunday, March 27th– Easter Sunday

7:30am at Holy Cross

9:00am at Our Lady of the Scapular

10:45am at Holy Cross

He is Risen!  Alleluia!!!

Tuesday, February 16th…

Due to the weather, Minisink Valley CSD has closed school today.  We have cancelled all sessions of religious education for tonight.  May everyone stay safe and sound in their homes and enjoy this snow day…

Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal

The Appeal has begun!!!  Our Parish goal is $29,500   Together we can meet and exceed our goal.  Take a fe moments to watch the following video from His Eminence.

Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal Video 2016