Holy Cross Catholic Church

Holy Cross Catholic Church

Mass Times

Monday: 8:00 am & 12:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am & 12:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am, 12:00 pm & 7:00 pm (Spanish)
Thursday: 8:00 am & 12:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am & 12:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am, 4:00 pm vigil & 6:00 pm vigil (French)
Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:00 am & 12:30 pm (Spanish)

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Wednesdays and First Fridays: 8:30 am - 11:30 am (followed by solemn benediction).

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
The sacrament of penance is available every Saturday at 3:00 pm, and Sunday at 11:30 am, or by appointment.

CHAPEL HOURS
The chapel is open for adoration and private prayer every day from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
FINANCE COUNCIL PRESENTATION

This weekend, December 4 & 5, a member of the parish finance council will be presenting at each of the Masses. See you there!

For the parish finance report in English, please click here

For the parish finance report in Spanish, please click here

SAINT NICHOLAS GIFT CARD WEEKEND

We will be collecting gift cards during the weekend of December 4 & 5 to help the needy families in our parish. Just drop your purchased cards to PUBLIX, TARGET, WALMART, or WAWA in the collection basket. Please write the amount on the card (no less than $20, please). Call the parish office for more information. God bless you!

PARISH SYNOD DECEMBER 11

IMPORTANT!
Our parish-wide synod is happening Saturday, December 11. 9:00 am in the small hall. ALL are invited! Please join us as we gather to pray and faith-share during this integral part of the 2023 synodal process. No RSVP necessary! Coffee and snacks will be served.
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

HOLIDAY LITURGICAL MINISTERS

December 7
Eucharistic Ministers: 4pm - M Colravy, K Hossley, Lectors: 4pm - C Estock
December 8
Eucharistic Ministers: 8am - A Gerardi, S Pacheco, 12pm - K Hossley, M Jones, Lectors: 8am - L Reale, 12pm - M Taylor, 7pm - Rigo, Alejandra
December 24
Eucharistic Ministers: 8am - K Harkins, T Charron, 8pm - M Aguirre, V Aguirre, Lectors: 8am - K Noakes, 4pm - J Terrell, 8pm - S Michalski, J Michalski, 11pm - 
December 25
Eucharistic Ministers: 8am - M Colravy, P Jones, 10am - T Chaoui, R Hughes, Lectors: 8am - M Taylor, 10am - L Reale, 12:30pm - 
December 31
Eucharistic Ministers: 4pm - M Colravy, K Hossley, Lectors: 8am - A Convery, 12pm - L Ferreira, 4pm - C Estock, 12am - A Convery
January 1
Eucharistic Ministers: 8am - , 10am - Sr Patrick, R Hughes, 4pm - K Harkins, R Vidro, Lectors: 8am - A Convery, 10am - M Taylor, 12:30pm - , 4pm - C Capista

SYNOD ON SYNODALITY

Pope Francis will invite bishops from across the world to Rome in October of 2023 for a Synod to discern ways to engage more people in the decision-making process that affects the whole Church. The theme is: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission.” A synod is a meeting of bishops, gathered to discuss a topic of theological or pastoral significance.

Leading up to this gathering, local dioceses will be consulting with local Catholics and others to create a report to submit to their national bishops’ conference. Pope Francis commenced this initiative the weekend of Oct. 9-10, 2021 with an opening session and a Mass. The theme for the “Synod on Synodality” is Communion, Participation and Mission:

  1. Communion– Bringing people together as communities in the local Church begins this prayerful insight into the ways of the Holy Spirit. When the Church gathers for the Eucharist, and what flows from it, is when the necessary self-understanding of the mission of the Church is best understood. Thus, the dialogue at this level is rooted in the life of the ecclesial communities and parishes.
  2. Participation– The reflections that the local Churches and communities are undertaking regarding the pandemic form the context of how the Church looks forward, not backwards, to revitalizing its mission of bringing the Good News to all. The gentle call of invitation to the full practice of Catholic life, with the Eucharist at the center of all the Church does, is an integral part of the “walking together.”
  3. Mission– Understanding the local situation will feed necessarily into an overview of the mission in the whole diocese. Like a mosaic, the vision is formed of the needs for renewal so that mission to all people is firmly rooted in the life of the local community who gather, by gentle invitation by the Lord, to worship him, to be sanctified by him and to exercise both an individual and collective prophetic voice.

For more information, please visit https://www.dosp.org/synod/

BINGO

Every Monday. Doors open at 4pm. First games start at 5:45pm. Bring a friend! $12 to start. We look forward to seeing you there!

LAY CARMELITE MEETINGS

The lay Carmelite community # 1048 meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm here at Holy Cross. For more information, please contact [email protected]

FRENCH MASS

SLEEPING MATS FOR THE HOMELESS

Sleeping Mats for the Homeless (a new Holy Cross ministry) is meeting again this coming Wednesday, September 8, at 1pm in the small hall. Please be sure to join us! Snacks will be provided.
FORMED.ORG WEEKLY WATCH LIST

This week’s FORMED weekly watchlist is The True Meaning of Christmas by Fulton Sheen, a collection of his timeless reflections on the meaning of the Incarnation of Jesus. Click here to listen to this inspiring recording for free thanks to FORMED.org!

PRAYER FOR THE INTERCESSION OF ST. JOSEPH

Please join us for the month of December as we ask St. Joseph to intercede for us and obtain for us the virtue of TRUST IN GOD. This prayer will be recited after all daily Masses and before all weekend Masses. 

Great Saint Joseph, who are the director, the friend, and the protector of those souls who desire to be perfect, you who did learn from Jesus and Mary how to conquer the powers of hell, and to practice all virtues, obtain for me the grace of TRUST IN GOD. Beloved Saint Joseph, my father, my guide, and my model, you  ho have so much zeal for the glory of Jesus Christ, and for my sanctification, please listen to my petition. I have the sweet confidence that you will not reject it. Your goodness will supply that which is lacking in my fervor, and according to the depth of your love for me, and of your power with Him Who has deigned to be called your Son, you will favorably hear me. Amen.

For instructions on how to sign up, please click here

PRAYER LINE

Please note that names will be automatically removed from this list after three months. Please call the parish office to add a name to this list.

Please pray for the following

José, Rose, Andrew, Sonny, Allison, Marty, Roia, Rose, Jim, John, Carol, Anna, Virgil, Gus, Dianne, Rebecca, Barbara Lilly, Elaine, Jacob, Donald, Mitchell, Faith, Mary, Meghan, Paul, Edith, Peggy Anne, Sylvia, Jean Ann, Felicitas, Adolfo, Jesus, Ileane, William, Jacob, Jeremy, Miranda, Lydia, Annette, Angela, Cecelia, Christine, Jill, Finnley, Jim, Lupita, Jeremiah, Jared, Phyllis, Natalie, Virginia, Jenn, Joe, Rick, Bud, Donna, Susan, Denise, George, Carmelita, Margaret H., Gianna, Tina, Laura, John, Edward, Gail, Karon, Beth Anne, Joe, Evelyn, Gerry, Ben, Mr. & Mrs. Verstappen, Victor, Karen, Rose Marie, John, Maureen, Colin, Paul, John, Joseph, Peggy, Kami, Katie, Anne-Marie, Simo, Josephine, Terry, Bill, Maria, Edward H., Holly, Doris, Zima, Craig, Sharon, Mike, Robert, Phyllis, Elaine, Jodi, Carly, Ann, Sharon, Beverly, Emily, Lynn, Mary Lou, Catherine, Roger, Maria, Alfredo, Eleanor, Dayana, Janet, Marilyn, Mary Ann, Bobby, Charlie, Christina, Peggy H., Mark, Renee, Glenn, Mary, Lynn, Sandra, Sally, Nick, Frank, Ed M., Paulette, Frank, Bozana, Mary Ellen, Sharon, Patty, Carlos, Maria Julia, Paula, Pam, Catherine, Amanda, Pat, Dennis, Lauren, Grace, Heidi, Scott, Lisa, Dawn Marie, Declan, Bodhi, Zora, Marie, Miguel, Nick, Sharon, Frankie, Kathy, Lisa, Pam, Frank, Sara, Nick, Lynn, Sarah Kristen, Joseph & Theresa, Pierotti Family, Sarah, Maggie, Dyllan, Elba, Artie & Halai, Annie, Marie, Jeanie, Anne, Lynn, Chuck, Carl, Bella, Bill, Montana, Eli, Susan, Karen, Fran, Diane & Troy & Family, Lori, Patricia & Anthony, Paul, Kathy, Maryann, Mario, Anthony, Christina, Joseph & Lucy, Chuck, Robert, Missa, David, Chuck, Sue Ann, Tina, Angie, Don, Justine, Maria, the Agars, Eleanor

EXPOSITION

YOU'RE INVITED

Please join us for the following!

  • Rosary: every Monday through Saturday, beginning at 7:30 am
  • Rosary for Priests: every Thursday, beginning at 11:30 am
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy: every Friday, beginning at 11:45 am
LOAVES & FISHES DONATIONS NEEDED

We need your help! Our "Loaves & Fishes" ministry, which feeds the hungry through Pinellas Hope, needs your donations! Please make checks out to Holy Cross, being sure to note what the contribution is for. Contributions may be dropped off at the parish office, mailed to us, or left in the Sunday offertory. Thank you for your generosity!

Blog Summary

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ONLINE GIVING

DISPENSATION ENDED

Bishop Parkes has written a letter about the end of the General Dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation.

 
PARISHIONER REGISTRATION & UPDATE FORM

Every Catholic Should Be Registered in a Parish

Beside the active support and involvement that the registration enables, the parish registration is also a mandatory condition for sacraments such as baptism and matrimony.

It is therefore important to register at your parish as soon as you start attending Mass there regularly. Here’s why:

  1. You may receive verification letters to sponsor individuals for sacraments, receive sacraments yourself or your child (i.e. baptism, confirmation, matrimony)
  2. You will have the opportunity to establish easy online giving and receive end of year tax contribution statements
  3. You will receive important communications from the parish that non-registered parishioners won’t receive
  4. The parish will know the demographics and respond to needs. Further, the Diocese will know that our parish has a healthy base of registered, active parishioners

Please click here for our form, and be sure to answer each item so that our records for you are complete!

GULF COAST CATHOLIC

Introducing a new, local Catholic news website!

"Gulf Coast Catholic was created by the Diocese of St. Petersburg to serve Tampa Bay, the Suncoast and the Nature Coast. We share positive and relevant articles that help you live your best Catholic life. Bishop Gregory Parkes is the publisher and Teresa Peterson is the Content Manager. You can reach us at [email protected]."

https://gulfcoastcatholic.org/

MEALS ON WHEELS

Do you have challenges getting out of your home to buy groceries and prepare meals?  Meals On Wheels of Tampa may be able to help.  Serving the Tampa area for 45 years, a caring volunteer will deliver freshly cooked meals to your doorstep.  The cost of the meals depends on your situation. They will work with you to find a price that fits your budget. If this might help you or someone you know, please call their office at 813-238-MEAL to learn more about this important mission.