October begins with the Transitus ... resumes Year of Spirituality opportunities to grow in faith

And it's also time for the Holy Cross Flu Shot Clinic and Pink Tea

The days are shorter and weather a bit cooler as we move deeper into the fall season. 

At Holy Cross, this time of transition in seasons is also a time to remember the crossing of St. Francis into eternal life. All are invited to participate in the beauiful Transitus service on Monday evening, Oct. 2, at Holy Cross. The service will be celebrated in collaboration with the Catholic communities at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University. Read more about the Transitus in Fr. Andy's Blog. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Holy Cross is providing an opportunity for all women to learn more about breast cancer at the Fifth Annual Pink Tea. It will be held Saturday, October 22, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. It's a time for women to gather, to celebrate life, to remember those who have succumed to cancer, and to learn more about it and how to watch for signs. Women of the parish are invited to sign up to host a table, or accept an invitation when offered to join another table hostess. Table hostesses bring a decorative table setting and refreshments to share, and all women are asked to wear something; hats and gloves are optional. 

Before we move into October, though, there is one more special September event, the African Diaspora Mass being celebrated this Sunday, October 2, at 10 a.m. Diaspora refers to the movement of people, typically not by choice, from their original homeland. Holy Cross is blessed with members who enrich the parish with a diversity of cultures, from many regions of Africa and other continents. This essay by historian Colin Palmer provides a historical perspective on the meaning of diaspora, and in particular, the African diaspora.


Tags: Transitus, October events, Flu Shots, Pink Tea

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