Attention Holy Cross Parishioners

We are excited to announce that we will be live streaming Mass

Daily via the Diocesan website (www.rcdlc.org).

Online Mass Times:
Weekdays @ 7:00am, 12:00pm & 7:00pm (Español)

Saturdays @ 4:30pm
Sundays @ 10:00am (English) & 11:00am (Español)

Update March 17, 2020

Upon further prayer and reflection, Bishop Baldacchino has revised the suspension of funeral masses. Funerals will be celebrated in a private manner with only the immediate family present (less than 10 people).

Update March 16, 2020

With the foremost concern for our Parish community and recognizing the importance of social distancing in containing the spread of COVID-19, Bishop Baldacchino has made the difficult but necessary decision to temporarily suspend the public celebration of Mass including weddings and funerals. In addition, all parish events such as baptism and marriage preparation classes, group meetings, etc. are suspended.

The Pastoral Center is currently transitioning to a limited-service operation. During this period, the Pastoral Center will operate with minimal staff on-site and some employees working remotely. Although the Pastoral Center doors will be locked, personnel will be accessible by phone and email. This will allow for social distancing while minimizing foot traffic throughout the building. 

During this time the faithful are encouraged to pray individually or as a family, with the Liturgy of the Hours, reading scripture, reciting the Rosary, and with other means. Spiritual resources, including a Family Home Celebration During Suspension of Mass, are posted on the diocesan homepage. 

 

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Bible reading is for Catholics

The Church encourages Catholics to make reading the Bible part of their daily prayer lives. Reading these inspired words, people grow deeper in their relationship with God and come to understand their place in the community God has called them to in himself.

 

Prayer is the beginning and the end

Reading the Bible is not like reading a novel or a history book. It should begin with a prayer asking the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds to the Word of God. Scripture reading should end with a prayer that this Word will bear fruit in our lives, helping us to become holier and more faithful people.

 

The Bible is the Word of God. It is His personal letter to each of us.  The Bible says:

 

2 Timothy 3

16 All Scripture is given by God and is useful for teaching and for showing people what is wrong in their lives. It is useful for correcting faults and teaching the right way to live.  

 

Correctly understanding God's Word will involve much study, contemplation, and prayer.  It will involve asking the Holy Spirit to guide your learning and being committed to the Word in deed and thought.  The Bible says:

 

2 Timothy 2

15 Study to show thyself approved unto God

 

We have provided the following resources below to guide your personal learning.