Parish News Blog

June 2021

Jun 26

Deacon Corner - St. Irenaeus, Bishop, Theologian and Martyr

Who was St. Irenaeus? He was the first to provide a coherent rationale for a Christian Bible, including both testaments and the first to offer a comprehensive account of belief in God’s universal providential and redemptive economy.  St. Irenaeus, one of the first theologians of the Church, was born in Asia Minor about 130 AD....
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Jun 26

Introducing our New Pastor, Fr. Pius Wekesa

On June 29, Fr. Pius Wekesa, previously pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., joins Holy Cross as our new pastor. He will celebrate his first Mass at Holy Cross on Sunday, July 4, at 10 AM. His Installation Mass will be at Holy Cross on July 18, at 10 AM. Click here to sign up to attend these and all other...
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Jun 18

Deacon's Corner | St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Patron Saint of Youth

Who was St. Aloysius Gonzaga? He is an Italian Jesuit saint of the 16th century, and his feast day is celebrated on June 21.  Aloysius is the Latin form of his given name, Luigi. In English, the equivalent form would be Louis. Aloysius Gonzaga was born at Castiglione near Mantua, Italy, in 1568 to a family of wealth and prestige. As...
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Jun 11

Pastoral Council Letter - Opening Up the Church

June 11, 2021 Dear Parishioners of Holy Cross, Thank you for your patience and cooperation during the pandemic which has restricted our ability to worship within our beautiful church home. Now we have a current goal of moving our parish slowly toward normal operations in a safe and effective way. Government officials have reduced...
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Jun 9

Deacon Corner: The Sacred Heart of Jesus

  On Friday, June 11, we celebrate The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a devotional with a long and historic background within Christianity, and in modern times has been established as a Solemnity for the universal Church. The Solemnity was first celebrated with a Mass in France in 1670. In 1856,...
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Jun 7

Holy Cross Father’s Day Celebration - 2021

A FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATION – DRIVE-BY Sunday, June 20, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Please join us in a Special Day for Holy Cross fathers and father figures. We are celebrating YOU on Father’s Day! Sign up and Drive by ... to pick up your special Father’s Day gift! Click here to sign up...
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