Parish News Blog

July 2021

Jul 22

COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinic at Holy Cross

           Holy Cross Catholic Church is hosting a mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic, in collaboration with UNC Health. Read details below, and sign up to receive your vaccination. This opportunity is for those age 12 and older.  Friday, August 6, 3 PM - 7 PM Holy Cross Church 2438 S Alston Ave, Durham, NC...
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Jul 22

Deacon's Corner | St. Mary Magdalene: July 22

Mary Magdalene was one of the original Galilean disciples of Jesus and one of the many women who followed him in his itinerant ministry. Little can be said of her origins; she is characterized simply as a “woman from whom seven demons had gone out.”  There is no scriptural basis for the later tradition that depicted her as a...
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Jul 21

Holy Cross YouTube Subscriber Drive 

For the past year, our volunteer videography team at Holy Cross has been livestreaming our 10 AM Sunday Mass. Their service is helping many of us to stay spiritually fed and socially connected (albeit virtually) as we all grapple with the impact of COVID-19. They now also live-stream the Saturday 5 PM Vigil Mass. Now they are ready to...
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Jul 13

Deacon's Corner | St. Kateri Tekakwitha: July 14, “Lily of the Mohawks”

St. Kateri was born in 1656 near present-day Auriesville, New York. Her mother, a captured Algonquin, was a Christian, while her father, a Mohawk chief, viewed the new religion with deep suspicion. Both parents died from smallpox when Kateri was four. Her own scarred face showed the marks of the disease, which also darkened her vision, causing...
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