Parish News Blog

June 2020

Jun 26

Introducing Fr. Daniel PalĀ 

It’s been nine days since I arrived in Durham, and I’m writing these words to introduce myself to the parishioners of Holy Cross in Durham, North Carolina.  Let’s start. My name is Daniel Pal, and I was born in Romania. Romania is known by Americans who have heard about Dracula and his old dark castle in a beautiful area...
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Jun 25

Holy Cross is Now an AmazonSmile Beneficiary

Holy Cross is now a registered charitable organization with the Amazon.Smile program, through which Amazon donates .05% of the price of eligible purchases to the organization designated by the buyer. Here's how it works. > Your shopping experience will be the same, other than logging in through this smile.amazon.com link. ...
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Jun 15

Holy Cross Bids Farewell to Fr. Bart, Honors Graduates, Treats Fathers

Despite COVID-19, we have had a few busy days at Holy Cross – virtually. While we have not been able to meet, worship and celebrate in person and ‘give a proper hug’ – as Fr. Bart said in his farewell message to the parish this weekend – we have been able to participate virtually in important moments in the...
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Jun 9

Holy Cross Stands for Justice

Holy Cross stands for justice for George Floyd and all our sisters and brothers slain at the hands of those sworn to protect and serve us. We are in solidarity with those, once again, called to march in peaceful protest as we witness still another appalling chapter in America's history....
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Jun 8

Statement of the Four Ministers Provincial, Franciscan Friars Conventual in the USA

The Franciscan Friars Conventual raise our voices in solidarity with all people of good will in grieving the death of George Floyd. In the wake of his killing, we echo humanity’s plea for justice, reconciliation, unity, and peace. May God fire our hearts these days with new hope. At the Last Supper, Jesus Christ prayed for unity...
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Jun 7

Homily for The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

When you pray, to whom do you address your prayer? Some people may simply answer, well, God. Let us go a little deeper. Is there a particular Person of the Trinity that you speak with or picture when you pray? Some people may, simply, pray to God. Some people may converse with a different Person depending on their need. For example, we often...
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