Holy Cross Catholic Church



Adult Catechism

Designed for those seeking a deeper connection to their Catholic heritage or to those new to the faith, Adult Catechism class at Holy Cross is a program that offers a rich tapestry of knowledge, wisdom, and divine revelation. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our sacred traditions, explore the profound teachings of the Church, and engage in meaningful dialogue with fellow Catholics.

Adult Catechism offers several advantages that make it a compelling choice for individuals seeking spiritual enrichment:

  • A More Comprehensive Knowledge of the Faith
  • Increased Personal Growth
  • Community & Support
  • Strengthening of Sacramental Life
  • Renewed Faith & Joy
Contact: Tony Chaoui [email protected]



Bible Study (The Ethiopian’s Journey)

In the Acts of the Apostles, we are told the story of the Ethiopian whom the Apostle Philip baptized after opening him to the intelligence of the Scriptures (Acts 8: 26-40). The Bible Study Program is passionate about helping believers connect with God through Scripture and testimonies. Parishioners and visitors alike are offered the opportunity to interact while studying the Bible as a personal religious or spiritual practice. We focus on teaching and shedding light on spiritual and prophetic meanings in the Word that can be applied to believers’ lives.

Here are some advantages of joining the Bible Study Program at Holy Cross. Bible study:

  • Illuminates our Scripture daily reading.
  • Protects us from twisting the truth.
  • Amplifies our service as disciples.
  • Opens our understanding.
  • Deepens our devotion to Christ.
Contact: Kristen Noakes-Fry [email protected]


Book Study

The Book Study Club at Holy Cross is made up of parishioners who meet to discuss books focusing on spirituality and spiritual growth. It is open to anyone else interested in reading and discussing Catholic literature from devotional and theological writings to saint biographies and fiction. The books are chosen by the group and are not limited to any one genre of literature. Everyone is welcome to join in and participate.

Contact: Laura McKenna [email protected]


Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is an invitation to intimate conversation with our Lord and Savior, truly present. It is a place for us to pour out our souls. God waits to give Himself to us completely. It is as if He is saying, “I am always here for you.” We look at God and God looks at us. We allow the gaze of God to penetrate our deepest selves and transform us with His Love—Love like no other.

The hour you sign up for is spent in silent prayer and meditation. You may bring your own prayer books, use the books in the chapel, read the Bible, pray the rosary, or just sit and enjoy the peace that comes from simply being in the Presence of God.

Think of a visit to the Blessed Sacrament as coming to see your best friend. Sit quietly and enjoy being in each other’s company. Instead of talking to the Lord, try listening to what He wants to tell you.

The exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the main Church takes place every Wednesday and the First Friday of the month following the 8 am Mass. The Adoration Chapel is open each day between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. except for certain times during the holidays and these will be listed in the bulletin. Should the Church be closed for inclement weather or some other reason, the Chapel will be closed as well.

Contact: Laura McKenna [email protected]



Home Enthronement of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The ministry of the enthronement of Our Lady as Queen of our home invites us to respond to Christ's call made at the moment of his blessed Passion, to take Mary into our homes.​ We recognize Mary's great place in God's plan of salvation for His people. She is Queen in the truest sense of the word, for she rightly reigns at Jesus' side over the Kingdom He established: The Kingdom of God in Heaven, and the Kingdom of the hearts of men. 

As Queen of Heaven and Earth she enjoys having a special place in Jesus’ Sacred Heart and ours. She is both the Mother of Jesus and is our mother as well. Mary is the primary and most important intercessor to her divine Son for us -- He is the Intercessor to the Father for us.

Contact: Maria & Reinaldo Rojas [email protected]


Small Groups

Small Groups is a new ministry. Ron and I live across the parking lot in 5 Towns and will be starting the first Small Group meetings with residents of our community, in September. All of you are invited to form and join small groups throughout the Holy Cross parish family.

The goal of this ministry is:

  • to bring parishioners together in a small group setting in someone’s home,
  • to build friendships with others who share our faith,
  • to talk about how our faith applies to our daily lives, what God is doing in our lives, and
  • to grow in faith, love, support and encouragement for one another.

We have experienced a deep personal tragedy and know that being in the company of people of faith, who care about you, and understand  your difficulties, can be tremendously uplifting. A person could attend a Small Group meeting, for example, and prefer not to even speak, but just listen, and still benefit from the presence and blessings of the Holy Spirit upon everyone who is present. We know from experience how powerful is the gift of friends who will laugh with you, and provide support, encouragement, and prayer through all the ups and downs of life.

We invite everyone to consider joining, or becoming a leader, of a Small Group. We would be happy to answer your questions and provide more information. You can call the office and leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Also, forms will be available in the narthex for you to take home, complete, and return to the church so we can contact you if you have some interest. Thank you very much.

Contact: Debbie & Ron Meledandri [email protected]


Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction Ministry Mission Statement:

As faithful disciples we pray, journey, and grow with our brothers and sisters as spiritual companions, listening to the Spirit and guiding them in their relationship with Jesus.  The role of the director is to listen to you. The focus of the conversation is on your relationship with God. The director may make suggestions for prayer; however, the priority is to help you find God in all things.  Pray about the idea and then call to set up and appointment with one of our English-speaking spiritual director in our parish. 

Contact: Laura McKenna [email protected]