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)
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Wednesdays and First Fridays: 8:30 am - 11:30 am (in the church, 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
The chapel is open for adoration and personal prayer every day from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
We are in need of individuals to sign up for an hour (or more!) of adoration during exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday and First Friday mornings. Please use the sign up sheet in the narthex. If you would like more information, please call the parish office!
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!
IN JUNE WE PRAY FOR OBEDIENCE
During the next few months we will be focusing on a virtue of St. Joseph's which we will pray for after each Mass. For the month of June, we will be asking him to intercede for us with God for the grace of OBEDIENCE.
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 OBEDIENCE. 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.
FORMED.ORG WEEKLY WATCH LIST
This week’s FORMED.org weekly watchlist is The Three Stages of the Interior Life by Matthew Leonard, a talk about the interior life according to Saint Teresa of Avila. Click here to listen to this enriching presentation for free on FORMED.org!
From FORMED.org: "Join Matthew Leonard as he walks through the three stages of the spiritual life, helping you progress toward union with God and enter the interior castle written about by St. Teresa of Avila. With humor and concrete examples, this presentation is sure to aid you in your journey to becoming a saint."
FAITH FORMATION NEWS
Please join us in congratulating our Candidates who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, June 5th at St. Catherine of Siena. Holy Cross is blessed in so many ways and our Faith Formation Team wishes to extend our thank you for your prayers. We could not be this successful without our Parishioners!
Let each of us continue to pray that our newly confirmed will always look to God with humility, grace and to pray fervently that Jesus Christ may be the constant light in their hearts. Come, Holy Spirit!
Faith Formation Director: Julie Sneddon at 727-546-3315.
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
PARISHIONER REGISTRATION & UPDATE FORM
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:
- You may receive verification letters to sponsor individuals for sacraments, receive sacraments yourself or your child (i.e. baptism, confirmation, matrimony)
- You will have the opportunity to establish easy online giving and receive end of year tax contribution statements
- You will receive important communications from the parish that non-registered parishioners won’t receive
- 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!
YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH
Pope Francis has announced that 2021 will be the Year of Saint Joseph! Look out for our weekly bulletin which will feature a page dedicated to the life and devotion to this great saint. For more information about the pope's announcement, please click here. St. Joseph, pray for us!
USCCB LETTER - COVID VACCINE
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement on the new COVID-19 vaccines. Do these new vaccines align or conflict with the Church’s teaching on life? Were they developed using aborted fetal cells? It’s a complicated issue but this statement provides guidance for the faithful.
Read the full text here https://www.usccb.org/moral-considerations-covid-vaccines
For instructions on how to sign up, please click here
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, Susan, Lydia, Annette, Angela, Cecelia, Christine, Jill, Finnley, Jim, Lupita, Jeremiah, Jared, Phyllis, Natalie, Virginia, Jenn, Joe, Rick, Bud, Donna, Maryann, Susan, Donna, 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, Mary Ann, 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, 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
WEEKLY MASS READINGS
Readings for the week of June 20, 2021
- Sunday: Jb 38:1, 8-11 / Ps 107:23-24, 25-26, 28-29, 30-31 [1b] / 2 Cor 5:14-17 / Mk 4:35-41
- Monday: Gn 12:1-9 / Ps 33:12-13, 18-19, 20 and 22  / Mt 7:1-5
- Tuesday: Gn 13:2, 5-18 / Ps 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5 [1b] / Mt 7:6, 12-14
- Wednesday: Gn 15:1-12, 17-18 / Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9 [8a] / Mt 7:15-20
- Thursday: Vigil: Jer 1:4-10 / Ps 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15, 17 [6b] / 1 Pt 1:8-12 / Lk 1:5-17
- Day: Is 49:1-6 / Ps 139:1-3, 13-14, 14-15 [14a] / Acts 13:22-26 / Lk 1:57-66, 80
- Friday: Gn 17:1, 9-10, 15-22 / Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5  / Mt 8:1-4
- Saturday: Gn 18:1-15 / Lk 1:46-47, 48-49, 50 and 53, 54-55 [cf. 54b] / Mt 8:5-17
- Next Sunday: Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24 / Ps 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11, 12, 13 [2a] / 2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15 / http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/062821.cfm
- Mk 5: 21-43 or 5:21-24, 35b-43
Holy Week 2021
On Tuesday, May 11, Bishop Parkes appointed our very own pastor, Fr. Emery Longanga to the office of Vicar Forane of the Southwest Deanery of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, effective July 1, 2021 (Fr. Emery will remain pastor at Holy Cross). The Vicar is “an experienced priest appointed by a bishop to exercise limited jurisdiction over a specific part of a diocese. He is charged with the care of the sick clergy, presides at conferences, supervises clerical discipline and diocesan property as well as other similar matters.” Congratulations!
SUPPORT OUR SEMINARIANS
Our seminarians have been in a quarantine "bubble" at seminary since March of 2020, when not home on summer break. Their quarterly breaks were cancelled in order to keep them safe and healthy, so they were away from family, friends and their parish homes for an extended period of time.
Please consider supporting our seminarians through prayer, letters and cards of encouragement, care packages, or however you would like. They will appreciate it very much!
For an updated list of our current seminarians, please click here.
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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.