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
Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:00 am & 12:30 pm (Spanish)

Wednesdays: 8:30 am - 11:30 am, 6:00 - 7:00 pm & First Fridays: 8:30am - 11:30 am (all followed by solemn benediction).

The sacrament of penance is available every Saturday at 3:00 pm, and Wednesday at 6:00 pm, or by appointment.

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

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - N3:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Our Values & Mission Statement


If you would like more information, please contact our Faith Formation Assistant, Blanca Velazquez, at [email protected].





In June, Elisheba House sponsored a Eucharistic Healing Retreat for adults, which sold out quickly. Due to the event’s popularity, a second retreat is being offered from October 20-21, 2023, at the Hampton Inn, in Trinity. If you are interested in registering, please visit https://www.elishebahouse.com/retreats.html


We invite you to participate in our sanctuary intentions program, an opportunity to support the heart of our faith by contributing to the essentials that keep the Mass and our worship vibrant. By scheduling an intention with the parish office, you can provide flowers for the altar, a sanctuary lamp, or the altar bread and wine for a week, ensuring that our liturgical needs are met. Just call us at 727-546-3315!


The Diocese of St. Petersburg is partnering with the St. John Paul II Foundation to sponsor a special event for married couples. “Together in Holiness,” a marriage conference that inspires spouses and empowers parents, will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, in St. Petersburg. This conference includes dynamic presentations, childcare, Mass, Adoration, Confession, and more! To learn more, contact [email protected].


Join us in the small hall on Wednesdays, from 1:00—2:30 pm. We start this Wednesday, September 6! No experience is necessary! Snacks will be provided! Join us in this beautiful ministry to bring comfort to the homeless while sharing in fellowship and fun!
“If a brother or sister has nothing to wear..., and you say to them, ‘Good-bye and good luck! Keep warm..., but do not meet their bodily needs, what good is that?” (James 2:15-16).
Contact: Pat Morrison – [email protected]

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!


Do you want to stay updated on the latest news and events happening at Holy Cross? If so, join our weekly eblast, a free email newsletter that will keep you informed and inspired. Just contact the parish office at 727-546-3315 or [email protected]!


Stay connected with our vibrant parish community! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on the latest news, events, and inspiring messages. Be part of our digital community and journey together with us as we grow in faith, share in fellowship, and spread the love of Christ. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with us and to be a part of our online parish family. Follow us today on Facebook and Instagram and let's walk this faith journey together! Our handle is Holycrossstpete



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The marriage encounter experience is a skill-building enrichment program where together, you, as husband and wife, learn how to be the best couple you can be. Over a weekend, the Marriage Encounter experience will give you the tools to remain strong as a couple and be a united force to provide a stable and loving environment for your children. As you become empty-nesters, you can use the same tools to continue growing and thriving in your relationship, living a lifetime love. To inquire about WWME Weekends: Call 813-270-7832 or wwme.org/apply. Upcoming Weekend: November 17-19, 2023, Franciscan Center, Tampa, FL.

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Spanish) - September 15, 2023

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Spanish) - September 10, 2023

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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

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, Meza Family, Miguel, Nick, Sharon, Frankie, Kathy, Lisa, Pam, Frank, Sara, Nick, Lynn, Sarah Kristen, Joseph & Theresa, Pierotti Family, Sarah, Maggie, Dyllan, Elba, Artie & Halai, Annie, 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, Fr. Tom, Arlene, Brooke, Vincent, Larry, Daniel, Kristen, Susan, Donna, Evelyn, Carmelita, Meg, Allen, Candy, Geegee, Marc, Betsy, Chrissie, Lucille, Kayla, Austin, Tracy, Jan, Lainey, Carol, Gary, June, Janice, Bill, Kathleen, Joseph, Sherrie, Norma, Laura Lee, Efrain, Lawrence, William, Francisco, Josephina, Juana, Eusebio, Francisco, Virginia, Dolores, Louisa, Jaime, Zaida, Anne Marie, Jenny, Miriam, Tommy, Camille, Monique, Marcellus, Jessica, Jay, Norton, Anne, Marietta, Taso, Lleya, Robert, Margaret H., Tina V., Frank, John, Linda, Idania, Stacey, Louis, Steve, Marge, Mrs. Blue & daughter, Emily, Walter, Nicholas, Helen, Kay, Mary Lou, Chris, Debora, Mariza, Halina, Leeann, Janet, Gary, Bill, Joseph, Cathleen, Helen, Gus, Kathleen, Philip, James, Carlos, Teresa, Cynthia, Josie, Mike, Miriam, Felix, Estrella, Ramos Family, Natalie, Robert, Richard & Maryann, Caceres Family, Scott, Jeffrey, Michael, Carol, Paul, Richard, Denise, Scott, Gloria, Dean, Frank, Ed, Kurt, June, Matt, Ricki, Sr. Williams, Joseph, Jennie, Melina, Miss Beede, Jeffrey, Cele, Jason, Elizabeth, Johnny, Genesis & Family, Brandon, Baby John, Carly, Robert, Fresher, Robert Jr., Sue, McEarhan, John, Cathy, Dinah, Robert, Anthony, Dave, Anna, Pasquale, Speranza, Mary, Jared, Christian, Will, James, Lauren, Will


Please join us in our parish prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ, 
You call us to build your Church,
Not of bricks and mortar, but of living stones.
Give us your Holy Spirit to transform us so that,
Nurtured by the Eucharist,
We may courageously strive to respond to your call
To make disciples for your glory and the salvation of the world.
Señor Jesucristo, nos llamas a construir tu Iglesia, no de ladrillos y cemento, sino de piedras vivas. Danos tu Espíritu Santo para que nos transformes para que, nutridos por la Eucaristía, podamos responder  alientemente a tu llamada de hacer discípulos para tu gloria y la salvación del mundo. Amén.

The  function of the Art and Environment Committee is the creation of a meaningful environment that will stimulate all the senses and help promote an understanding of the liturgy. The environment changes with each liturgical season and on special Feast and Holy days. Disciples in this ministry set up and take down the decorations and liturgical appointments with each change of season or special day. Do you have a talent for flowers, plants, and decorating? Consider offering those skills for the glory of God's house. Adults and teens are welcome to join us. If you would like more information, please contact: Michele Williams at [email protected].


Please join us for our weekly devotional activities:

  • Exposition of the blessed sacrament—Wednesdays and First Fridays from 8:30—11:30 am (followed by solemn benediction). Also Wednesdays from 6:00—7:00 pm (followed by Mass in Spanish)
  • The rosary is recited daily at 7:30 am
  • The miraculous medal novena is recited Mondays & Wednesdays after the 8am Mass
  • A rosary for priests is recited on Thursdays before the noon Mass
  • The divine mercy chaplet is recited on Fridays before the noon Mass
  • A holy hour for families takes place at 10 - 11am every First Friday

For more information, please visit dosp.org/revival/


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!



More numerous than the stars in the sky are your blessings, O Good and Gracious God. You have called us to spread the Good News of your Son, Jesus Christ, through our words and actions. Strengthen our faith and open our hearts to care for all our brothers and sisters, especially those who need us the most. Help us to understand the difference we can make, the love we can share and the lives we can bring to Christ through our Catholic Ministry Appeal. We pray that your grace, O Lord, will lead us to be your loving heart and hands today. Amen.

Más numerosas que las estrellas en el cielo son tus bendiciones, oh Dios bondadoso y compasivo. Nos has llamado para anunciar la buena nueva de tu Hijo, Jesucristo, mediante nuestras palabras y acciones. Fortalece nuestra fe y abre nuestros corazones para que cuidemos de todos nuestros hermanos y hermanas, especialmente aquellos que más nos necesitan. Ayúdanos a comprender la diferencia que podemos hacer, el amor que podemos compartir y las vidas que podemos acercar a Cristo a través de la Campaña para los Ministerios Católicos. Oramos para que tu gracia, oh Señor, nos lleve a ser hoy tu corazón y tus manos amorosas. Amén.