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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Closings & Cancellations

With the forecast of 16″-24″ of snow, we have decided to close the Rectory Offices tomorrow.  In addition, all Religious Education classes have been cancelled along with all scouting programs.  There will be no activities either on or off campus tomorrow.  I will be offering the weekday Mass for all of your intentions but ask that you remain safely at home.  We will be watching the storm conditions and its effects to determine Wednesday.  Please be safe and enjoy the snow day.  Be sure to pray for all of the first responders, the road crews and those who keep the power flowing.  God Bless you!  Father Michael

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!

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



I am certain that everyone joins me in praying that everyone who must travel over the next few days, that they do so safely.  With the forecasted snow to primarily take place on Saturday, I have decided to add an additional Mass on Sunday afternoon.  The Saturday Mass will still be offered, but for those who are unable to attend this additional Mass I hope will be helpful.  So the Mass schedule for this weekend, January 23rd & 24th will be as follows:     Saturday, January 23rd             5:30pm at Holy Cross

                                    Sunday, January 24th            7:45am at Holy Cross

                                                                              9:15am at Scapular

                                                                             10:45am at Holy Cross


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Be safe and see everyone at Mass!


Father Michael

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Due to the impending snow event, Minisink Valley CSD has cancelled all after school activities.  We have cancelled all sessions of religious education for tonight including the Teacher Conference.  May everyone stay safe and sound in their homes and enjoy this very first snow day…

Valentine’s Dinner Dance

Our Knights of Columbus Council #16365 is hosting a Valentines Day Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 13th from 7pm-11pm in our Parish Center.  Tickets are $15 per person and $30 per couple.  There will be food, music, soda, water and coffee and tea.  Tickets will be available for purchase after every Mass until February 7th and during office hours at the rectory.  Please join us!

It’s that time of year again…Fall Festival!!!

Once again, Holy Cross will host our annual Pumpkin Patch.  Beginning on Sunday, October 11th and ending on Saturday, October 31st from 10am-6pm.  We will host our annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 18th from noon until 3pm.  There will be food, hayrides, face painting, balloon animals and fun and games along with many wonderful Tricky Tray baskets and raffles and a 50/50 and a special visit from the Great Pumpkin!  Come out and support our parish and have a wonderful afternoon with friends and neighbors.  Looking forward to seeing you there!