Parish News Blog

August 2020

Aug 31

A Few Words on the Gospel for the Day – from Deacon Phil

Aug 30, Sunday: Mt 16:21-27 | What is your cross? How do you pick it up? Jesus reveals the Father’s will for him. As his disciples, we must discern the Father’s will for us. Will we aim to make life comfortable and safe for us? Or will sacrifices be made to live a life according to God’s standards? We are challenged to fight...
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Aug 26

Parishioner Ericka Charles in Top 5 of Ms. Health & Fitness Competition

Ericka Charles, a Holy Cross parishioner and athlete, is in the Top 5 of her group in the 2020 Ms. Health & Fitness Competition. You can read an earlier story about her here, written as she began the first phase of the competition. Her mother, Patrice Charles, this week provided the following update. Click here to vote for Ericka, before 11...
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Aug 23

A Few Words from the Gospel of the Day - from Deacon Phil

Aug 23, Sunday: Mt 16:13-20 | “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” The one thing Peter discerned before the other Apostles was that no merely human description was adequate to describe Jesus. One cannot equate Jesus to John the Baptist, Elijah, or Jeremiah. There is a statement often used regarding having knowledge...
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Aug 17

A Few Words on the Gospel of the Day - from Deacon Phil

From Deacon Phil – a few words on the Gospel for the day Aug 16, Sunday: Mt 15:22-28 | Jesus ventures into non-Jewish territory for a little while. He encounters a woman, a pagan, who is deeply distressed about the condition of her daughter. Somehow, she knows that Jesus is a healer and she pleads with him to heal her daughter of...
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Aug 17

Pastoral Council Update

Your Holy Cross Pastoral Council has been busy since it was reorganized and commissioned in January 2020. Progress includes the development of the Holy Cross Pastoral Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025 and the Holy Cross Emergency Preparedness Plan. The Strategic Plan groups Holy Cross ministries into five Ministry Clusters, each...
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Aug 16

Homily for the 20th Sunday of the Year – Year A

First Reading: Isaiah 56:1 6-7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 Second Reading: Romans 11:13-15, 29-32 Our first reading takes place during the time the Israelites are returning to Israel after their exile in Babylon. While in exile along with the Hebrews, people of different cultures became friends with the Jews. They were...
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Aug 12

Parish 2 Polls Webinar - Event Video and Feedback Survey

If you missed this event, check back soon. We will have a video of the event posted to our Facebook page and YouTube channel, and will include links here, for easy access. We welcome your feedback - whether to the live event or the video recording. Please complete this survey.  on Day is less than three months away, and there's been...
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Aug 8

A Few Words on the Gospel for the Day – from Deacon Phil

Aug 9 Sunday:  Mt 14:22-33 | Jesus needed some time alone. A multitude of people had just been fed. The crowds were dismissed. He made the disciples get into a boat and go ahead of him to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. Off by himself, he prayed. Alone through the rest of the evening, surely he was at one in prayer with the Father. It...
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Aug 2

A Few Words on the Gospel for the Day

Aug 2 Sunday Mt 14:13-21 | “They all ate and were satisfied.” The total of what was collected as fragments was, at least, twenty-fold more than what was started with. When there is need among others, Jesus calls on us to give whatever we have available. It may appear very small in proportion to what is actually needed; however,...
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