Parish News Blog

October 2020

Oct 30

Temporary Guidelines for Outdoor Sunday Mass, 12 PM at Holy Cross

Holy Cross is offering a 12 Noon outdoor Mass on Sundays, starting November 1, weather permitting.  There is no obligation to attend in-person Mass. Any individuals with high risk underlying health conditions and compromised immune systems are strongly encouraged to stay home. Outdoor Mass will take place on the parking lot...
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Oct 29

Early Voting ends Saturday, October 31, at 3 p.m.

Following are early voting and voting updates provided by our Social Action committee.  Early Voting ends Saturday, October 31, at 3 p.m. Early voting sites and times for Durham County.  Early voting site locator for Durham County.   YOU CAN STILL REGISTER TO VOTE AND VOTE AT ONE STOP VOTING SITES (EARLY VOTING) If you...
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Oct 29

Swing-by Trunk or Treat a success

Pictures help to tell the story ... and following are photos of several of this year's Holy Cross Swing-by Trunk or Treat costume competition winners. "No words can express how much I appreciated your help last Saturday. We couldn't have done the Swing-by Trunk or Treat without you. I think overall everything went perfectly! The...
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Oct 29

Opportunities for Women, all Young Adults

Check out these two opportunities to grow in faith through theatre/retreat and service. Fulfillment of Faith: Women's Retreat Featuring Olivia Woodford, Bible Women Speak ministry November 6-7, 2020 Catholic Conference Center Hickory, N.C. Olivia Woodford is a theater artist, storyteller, and founder of Healing Theater, and a member of the...
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Oct 21

Early Voting and Census Update

Early Voting View Early Voting site wait times for Durham County, updated every hour. You can still register to vote and vote at one-stop voting sites  If you are a US Citizen. If you have lived in North Carolina for 30 days as of Election Day. If you’re 18 years old by or on Election Day you should register to vote at...
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Oct 15

Holy Cross Catholic Church Reopening Plan: “Move Outdoor Daily Mass Indoors”

It is our goal to safely return our church life to a worshiping schedule as close to normal as allowable in this COVID -19 Pandemic environment. We are proceeding very cautiously to resume in-person daily Mass, with a maximum starting capacity of 25 (subject to change) people. There is no obligation to attend in-person Mass. Any...
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Oct 8

Swing By Trunk or Treat

Holy Cross Swing By Trunk or Treat October 24 | 6-7:30 PM Click here to register Activities include... Take a picture & grab a goodie bag Costume Judging  children + adults Want to help?  Click to Volunteer  Click here to Donate via Holy Cross Online Giving        Bring...
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Oct 2

Holy Cross Altar Society’s POINSETTIA  FUNDRAISER

Please join the Holy Cross Altar Society for our 2020 POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER, under way now through October 18. Poinsettias bring beauty to homes, offices and churches. Donations can be made in Honor or in Memory of someone special in your life, and they make great gifts for a friend or family member. You can also donate poinsettias to decorate...
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Oct 1

Blessing of Pets this Saturday

Sunday, October, 4, is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals. To honor St. Francis, some churches conduct a blessing of animals and pets. We will be doing this at Holy Cross on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 AM to 12 PM. Everyone is invited to bring your pet(s) to be individually blessed. The blessing will be...
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