Parish News Blog

July 2020

Jul 26

A Few Words on the Gospel for the Day

Jul 26 Sunday Mt 13:44-52 | To live our life in union with the Trinity by  praying to the Father, walking in companionship with Jesus, and paying attention to the Holy Spirit breathing within our hearts: Is that the treasure to be cherished, the one fine pearl, and being counted among the righteous in the end? We are called to...
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Jul 19

Holy Cross Mass and Homily for July 19, 2020

Read Deacon Phil's homily for Sunday, July 19. If you missed today's Mass, you can view it here on our YouTube channel. It’s true that the kingdom of heaven is the hope of eternal life, but according to Jesus, the kingdom of heaven is not only something in our future. It’s here already, planted like a seed in the hearts of those who...
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Jul 19

Food Drive for Durham Community Food Pantry

The current economic situation has stretched thin the supply of surplus food available for organizations like the Durham Community Food Pantry (DCFP), negatively affecting their ability to meet the needs of their clients. While the weekly delivery of fresh vegetables from the Holy Cross garden is much appreciated – 137 pounds donated so...
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Jul 19

A Few Words on the Gospel for the Day, Week of July 19-25

Jul 19 Sunday : Mt 13:24-43 | Are we the wheat growing amongst the weeds in society? Be patient and lenient like God the Father with whoever or whatever upsets you. We are to be the leavening yeast that animates others towards goodness. May others with whom we associate rise in Spirit to produce much wholesome life-giving bread. For if we...
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Jul 18

Holy Cross Parishioner Ericka Charles: In the Running for Ms. Health & Fitness

Holy Cross Parishioner Ericka Charles: In the Running for Ms. Health & Fitness   Voting starts 2 PM EDT on Monday, July 20, to select the next Ms. Health and Fitness, and Holy Cross parishioner Ericka Charles is among those competing. The winner receives $20,000 and will be featured on the cover of Muscle & Fitness magazine....
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Jul 12

A Few Words on the Gospel for the Day, for this Week

Jul 12 Sunday: Mt 13:1-23 | When you are about to listen to the Word of God, let your heart open prayerfully with anticipation of Good News. Thus, you may be ready to understand what He is teaching you. The seeds of wisdom that are sown need good soil to sprout within you. By such means growth within you can happen and produce fruit. Thus you...
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Jul 11

Celebrate 10 AM Sunday Mass Online

This Sunday, Holy Cross will begin broadcasting our 10 AM Sunday Mass – via our new live stream service – to the parish’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Click on the links in this blog post to access the Mass. You can also access the Mass via the Facebook and YouTube icons on this website.  Following are...
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