Parish News Blog

September 2020

Sep 18

Durham Congregations in Action September Update

The September 8 Durham Congregations in Action (DCIA) meeting focused on updates from Durham Public Schools on Students' Support. Following are brief notes from that meeting.  Eat North Carolina is a non-profit that partners with restaurants and organizations that address hunger in Durham to help feed families with children. Dinner...
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Sep 18

Update from the Durham CAN September Metro Meeting

Following is a summary of discussions at the September 17, 2020 meeting of the Durham Congregations, Associations and Neighborhoods (Durham CAN). Action Team Reports Jobs and Living Wages After hearing from Anthony Scott, chief executive officer of the Durham Housing Authority (DHA), that 60% of residents in DHA communities are unemployed,...
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Sep 10

Holy Cross Daily Mass Resumes - Outdoors

Given the level of community spread in the Durham Community, we are proceeding very cautiously to resume in-person Daily Mass on September 22, 2020 at 8 AM, outside on the portico.   The Liturgy team has reviewed Diocesan Guidelines and best practices to keep everyone safe. Please be reminded that Bishop Zarama has communicated that...
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Sep 7

Spiritual Direction: A Resource for Holy Cross Parishioners

“Life has a way of occasionally presenting everyone situations that can be confusing, uncertain, painful, rewarding, enlightening. It is in these times that we could possibly benefit from having someone to share our experiences,” says Vera Alston, Holy Cross parishioner. “Whether there is a pandemic or...
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Sep 7

Holy Cross Catholic Church Needs You!

As we near our reopen date, we are in need of volunteers for the registration desk and temperature screening.  We also are in need of Lectors, Ushers, and Eucharistic Ministers for both the Saturday 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM Masses. Please let us know if you are willing to serve by contacting our Parish Office by email at...
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Sep 7

Faith Formation Will be Online this Year

Faith formation for Holy Cross youth will begin on the second Sunday of October (October 11), for children from kindergarten through high school.   As with most things in the midst of Covid-19, faith formation will be online this year, said Jeanetta Hopkins, director of faith formation for the parish.  Jeanetta will be getting in...
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Sep 6

A Few Words on the Gospel for the Day - by Deacon Phil

From Deacon Phil – a few words on the Gospel for the day Sep 6 Sunday: Mt 18:15-20 | The theme in today’s gospel is reconciliation and unity among members of the community. Steps are given for reconciliation of a sinner or one who has offended others in the church. If in the end, the sinner is still not willing to be in agreement...
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Sep 2

Social Action Reminder about the 2020 Census

We are in the last month of the 2020 U.S. Census, which began on April 1 and concludes on September 30. If you live in the United States, you are required by law to complete the 2020 Census. Click here to access the Census Bureau’s Ways to Respond website.  If you have already completed and submitted the Census for your...
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