And so begins our Solemn Fast…

Our schedule for the distribution of Ashes on Wednesday, February 14th is as follows:

6:45am     Word Service at Holy Cross

9:00am     Mass at Holy Cross

4:30pm     Word Service at Holy Cross

7:00pm      Mass at Holy Cross


Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Friday evening at 7:00pm in Holy Cross Church.

Christmas Schedule

Happy Thanskgiving

I just want to take this opportunity to extend to you and your family and friends the wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I can remember as a child, my Nonna (grandmother) insisting on the completion of a tradition that I am sure most if not all of you do as well.  After the grace before meals, we would each need to highlight something for which we were grateful.  As tomorrow looms so closely, I have decided to share with you what I am most grateful for…You!  Each and every Sunday, as I look out toward the congregation I see all of you gathered together.  I see the crosses that many of you are carrying and I see the generosity of so many of you towards the poor and marginalized within our society and world.  This year, I was overwhelmed by your care and concern for the people affected by natural disasters and financial instability.  Your love for families in our parish experiencing medical crisis has been inspirational.  Our food pantry has served numerous families throughout the year, including 40 families this Thanksgiving.  The Thanksgiving outpouring from so many of our parish groups has been incredible.  From our Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, our Ladies Confraternity and the Knights of Columbus along with countless Parishioners, you made this possible.  Your continued support for the parish through your weekly contribution and your fulfilling your pledges  to the renew & rebuild campaign has allowed us to complete numerous projects with several large projects coming in the spring.  For all of these reasons, I give thank to the Lord for the gift of being your Pastor!  Enjoy this special day with your families…See you this weekend!

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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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)



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



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!



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!