Parish News Blog

February 2016

Feb 26

The Scrutinies, Lent, Fish Dinners and Children

We are now three weeks into the Lenten season, a time for spiritual growth and renewal for all of us, a time for deepening our commitment to our Catholic faith, and most important, a deeper communion of love with God. Scrutinies This weekend is a special weekend for a young lady and two men - Sydney, Frank and Laurence - who have been...
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Feb 21

Expanded schedule for visit of St. Maximilian Kolbe relics at Holy Cross

Holy Cross Church is hosting the relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe on March 4-6. The relics are on a pilgrimage to various Conventual Franciscan parishes in the U.S. through August 2016.  Parishioners and others are invited to take advantage of this unique opportunity for prayer and veneration. In response to growing...
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Feb 17

Spiritual reflections for this Jubilee Year of Mercy

A number of people have asked how to get access to reflections related to the Pope's 354 Days to Mercy during this Jubilee Year of Mercy. Our Sunday Visitor, which manages our website, has a free 365 Days to Mercy app that's available via iTunes and GooglePlay app stores. Go to your App store and search, "365 Days to Mercy"...
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Feb 17

Black History Month | A time to explore local black history, meet a few people

Why explore history? Quotes on the Mechanics and Farmers Bank’s history page speak to that. “If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.”  -– Cicero “The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies...
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Feb 14

Save the Date for upcoming events in the area

Following are a number of opportunities in the area to learn, gain spiritual insight, and be of service during this Lenten season. Some of these may be of interest for either men or women, for a Women's Event, for a couples' night out, or for a family activity. The dates are on our parish calendar as "In the Area' entries. ...
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Feb 9

Meet St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Conventual Franciscan

You've heard Fr. Andy mention St. Maximilian Kolbe during prayers at Mass. Soon, you will have a chance to learn more about him and to experience the pilgrimage of his relics which will be making a stop at Holy Cross on March 5-6. The pilgrimage of his relics to Fanciscan Conventual churches throughout the U.S. celebrates the...
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Feb 8

Lenten Opportunities

Holy Cross is offering a number of opportunities for prayer, scripture study, and reconciliation. View the attached schedule [PDF]. It has details about the following: Friday evening Stations of the Cross, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction [beginning this Friday, February 12] Wednesday evening Soup and Spirituality sessions...
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Feb 1

Holy Cross Choir members part of "Celebration of our Faith in Music"

Update: The Holy Cross choir did not travel to this function, but they did travel to the UNC Newman Center the week prior, in a 'choir swap' among two of the Franciscan Conventual parishes in our deanery. Holy Cross was pleased to welcome the UNC Newman choir - and both parishes enjoyed celebrating with their visiting choirs. Plans are to...
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