ROSARY FOR PRIESTS
WELCOME, JULIE SNEDDON!
Please join us in Welcoming Julie Sneddon our new Faith Formation Director here at Holy Cross! Julie comes to us from Cincinnati OH where she has taught in public schools, charter schools, Sylvan Learning, and Huntington Learning, as well as most recently teaching history and catechism at the junior high level at St. Lawrence School in Cincinnati. Julie was baptized and confirmed in 2011 after many years of struggling with the question of “what’s missing?” She is happy to say that, by the grace of God, she has found her way home to the Catholic Church, and she looks forward to getting to know the parishioners here at Holy Cross, serving the families in Faith Formation, and calling our parish her new home!
FORMED.ORG WEEKLY WATCH LIST!
Saturday, August 15, is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Click here to watch a Bible study about the illuminating doctrine of the Annunciation on Formed.org!
"Dr. Ben Akers, associate professor of theology at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, leads us through a brief reflection on the scene of the Annunciation in Luke 1:26-38. He engages the scripture verses line by line highlighting some of the key Old Testament passages evoked by the angel Gabriel’s words. The reflection concludes with some thoughts on how we can imitate Mary’s “yes” to the Lord in our own life, especially in this time of suffering." From Formed.org
FIRST COMMUNION AT HOLY CROSS
Due to Coronavirus, Holy Cross has organized small groups for her First Communion Students. The months of July and August bring joy, excitement and celebrations to the Parish family. These celebrations give relief to the community as we struggle amidst the coronavirus novel. The courage to live the Gospel and to celebrate these sacraments are found in the power and the strength we receive from the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Congratulations to our First Communicants, Class of 2020!
HOLY CROSS RECOGNIZES "HEROES"
Holy Cross Parish honored volunteers from four ministries for their commitment and courage to demonstrate the virtues and the spirit of missionary discipleship: Romulo, Marta and Pablo Castillo from Building and Grounds ministry for their commitment to maintaining the parish campus; Alejandra and Eduardo Padilla from The Keepers of the Cross who clean the Church building and its vicinity; Jesus and Angelica Espino for their leadership in Loaves and Fishes, the Holy Cross outreach ministry that provides food to Pinellas Hope; and finally, Millie Haylock and Blanca Velazquez for their dedication to the continued education of our Faith Formation students. Many Thanks and Congratulations to our “Heroes” for their faithfulness to the spirit of missionary disciple and their response to the call to Courageously live the Gospel.
PARISHIONER THANK YOUS
Some notes from parishioners that we wanted to share! Thank you for your feedback!
"Just wanted you to know, [my husband] and I have visited 2 other churches since covid, and Holy Cross is by far the cleanest and most beautifully marked off for pews and communion line. Thank you."
"I would like to compliment you and your staff on the way the church has been arranged to deal with the Covid 19 situation. It looks very dignified and functional. Much better than blue painter's tape that I've seen elsewhere."
PARISH OFFICE & SVDP CLOSED
PLEASE NOTE: Both the parish office and St. Vincent de Paul are closed to visitors until further notice. If you have any questions or need anything, please give us a call at 727-546-3315. Thank you.
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
Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:00 am & 12:30 pm (Spanish)
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 11:30 am (in the church, followed by solemn benediction)
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
The sacrament of penance is available every Wednesday at 10:00 am, Saturday at 3:00 pm, and Sunday at 11:30 am
The chapel is open for adoration and personal prayer every day from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
*we are not open to visitors at this time, so please give us a call at 727-546-3315
FACE MASKS MANDATORY
Please note that face masks are mandatory in the church. Thank you for your cooperation.
- Mondays & Tuesdays: 8:00 am & 12:00 pm
- Wednesdays: 8:00 am, 12:00 pm & 7:00 pm (Spanish)
- Thursdays & Fridays: 8:00 am & 12:00 pm
- Saturdays: 8:00 am, 4:00 pm vigil & 6:00 pm vigil
- Sundays: 8:00 am, 10:00 am & 12:30 pm (Spanish)
Please click on the image below for more information about returning to Mass.
REMEMBER TO REACH OUT
If you know someone who is alone during this difficult time, please remember to reach out to them with a phone call. It makes all the difference in the world to someone who is lonely, anxious or afraid!
PARISHIONER REGISTRATION & UPDATE FORM
Please be sure to register as a parishioner with us! You may also use this form to update your information. Please click here for our form, and be sure to answer each item so that our records for you are complete.
WEEKLY MASS READINGS
Readings for the week of August 9, 2020
- Sunday: 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a / Ps 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14  / Rom 9:1-5 / Mt 14:22-33
- Monday: 2 Cor 9:6-10 / Ps 112:1-2, 5-6, 7-8, 9  / Jn 12:24-26
- Tuesday: Ez 2:8—3:4 / Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131 [103a] / Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14
- Wednesday: Ez 9:1-7; 10:18-22 / Ps 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 [4b] / Mt 18:15-20
- Thursday: Ez 12:1-12 / Ps 78:56-57, 58-59, 61-62 [cf. 7b] / Mt 18:21—19:1
- Friday: Ez 16:1-15, 60, 63 or 16:59-63 / Is 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 [1c] / Mt 19:3-12
- Saturday: Vigil: 1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2 / Ps 132:6-7, 9-10, 13-14 1 Cor 15:54b-57 / Lk 11:27-28. Day: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab / Ps 45:10, 11, 12, 16 [10bc] / 1 Cor 15:20-27 / Lk 1:39-56
- Next Sunday: Is 56:1, 6-7 / Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8  / Rom 11:13-15, 29-32 / Mt 15:21-28
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