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Saturday, December 20
8:30 am
† Conrado Garcia
4:00 pm
† Winnie Janes
† Eleanor Newman
Sunday, December 21
6:30 am
† Maria Celestina Abdegano
8:00 am
† Lena R Tomei
10:00 am
Thomas Kabat
Fr. Ron Olson (SI)
12:00 pm
† Lorraine Whitton
2:00 pm
† Souls in Purgatory
4:00 pm
† Elmer Pakosta
Monday, December 22
8:30 am
† Gaylia Krebsbach
Tuesday, December 23
8:30 am
† Victoria M. Hoffman
Wednesday, December 24
8:30 am
† Kevin Lavery
4:00 pm
† Avelina Funtelar
The Hubbell Family (SI)
6:00 pm
† Janice Vye
8:00 pm
† Souls in Purgatory
12:00 am
† Jim & Janet Daley
Thursday, December 25
6:00 am
† Joseph Schaf
8:00 am
† Bartosz Rutkowski
10:00 am
† Frank Rega
† Joseph Gutierrez
12:00 pm
† Andrew Rutkowski
Friday, December 26
8:30 am
† Sabino Bomongcag

Solemnity of Mary

SET Renewal

Christmas Mass

Paving & Painting Project

ACH Donation Credit Card Donation
O Good Jesus, shelter me from the evil one, shed Thy dew upon me to calm my soul, and dwell in me fully, that I may wholly love Thee.

Statement of the Diocese of Phoenix Re: Arrest of Fr. Solomon Bandiho


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Art and Environment Department needs your help!

As you decorate your homes for this holiday season, consider donating some of your decorating talents to the Church in our Art and Environment department. Our Art and Environment decor needs updating and we need those with a talent for sewing, painting, flower arranging as well as those who can be called upon to help change the décor from season to season.

If you would like to help us out, please contact Jackie Shelley in the parish office or at

También buscamos a los artistas que pueden decorar nuestra Iglesia. Necesitamos actualizar nuestro departamento de Ambiente de la Iglesia y necesitamos talento de coser, pintar, hacer arreglos de flores.

Si nos pueden ayudar, por favor contacte a Jackie para tener sus datos en la oficina y poder llamarlos en los tiempos indicados.

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NEW Ministry: St. Joseph’s Workers

St. Joseph's Workers, a new ministry forming here at Holy Cross, needs able-bodied men and women who would be on-call to help with special projects that require moving/setting up chairs, hanging décor in Church and Anderson Hall, and moving altar furnishings.

If you can give us a couple hours from time to time especially as we change from one liturgical season to the next, please contact Jackie Shelley in the parish office or at

Los trabajadores de San José, un nuevo ministerio en nuestra parroquia, necesita personas en buena condición física que puedan llamarse para ayudar durante proyectos especiales que requieren mover y organizar sillas y mesas, colgar banderines y cortinas en el Salón Anderson y mover muebles en general.

Si tienen un par de horas que pueden donar de vez en cuando especialmente al cambiar las estaciones de la Iglesia, por favor contacte a Jackie Shelley en la oficina de la liturgia y avísenos para poder llamarles.

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Holy Cross Adopt-a-Student Program

** Religious Education Tax Deduction Opportunity

The Holy Cross Adopt-a-Student Program is a wonderful way to assist families during financial difficult times. Our goal at Holy Cross is to reach out to our families in need by providing scholarship opportunities so that they will register their children in religious education classes each year. A gift of $60.00 covers the RE fee for one child.

Please consider making a full or partial tax deductible donation. Envelopes are available in the back of church.

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End of Year Contributions

Thank you to all of our generous parishioners that have supported the parish during this past year. As we rapidly approach the end of the 2014 calendar year, we are reminded that in order for your End of Year contribution to be credited to the 2014 tax year, you will need to have your donation into the parish before Wed, Dec 31.

If possible, we ask that all end of year donations reach the parish office by Mon, Dec 29 for processing. We can also take your donation by credit card in the office, online, or by phone.

As always, thank you for supporting the parish and for your continued support of the Painting and Paving Project (PPP).

Muchas gracias a todos nuestros feligreses que han apoyado a nuestra parroquia durante este año pasado. Al acercarnos al final del año 2014, se nos recuerda que para tener el crédito en los impuestos del año 2014 acerca de sus contribuciones monetarias, esas donaciones tienen que hacerse antes del 31 de diciembre.

Si es posible, se les pide que todas las donaciones de final de año se traigan antes del martes 30 de diciembre para poder procesarlas. Estas donaciones también se pueden hacer por tarjeta de crédito, en línea o por teléfono.

Como siempre, muchas gracias por apoyar a la parroquia y por su ayuda continua del proyecto de pavimentar y pintar a la Iglesia.

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Annual Christmas Eve Rosary for Life

Dec 24, 2014 (11:00a)

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted will lead the annual Rosary for Life outside Planned Parenthood, 5771 W. Eugie Ave., Glendale. Come witness and pray for an end to the killing of our unborn brothers and sisters, for their mothers and fathers, and for those who work in the abortion industry.

More: 602-354-2355.

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Christmas Mass Times

Dec 25, 2014

Christmas Eve - Wed, Dec 24 -
4:00pm (Church & Anderson Hall)
6:00pm (Church)
8:00pm Mass in Spanish (Church)
12:00am Midnight (Church)

Christmas Day - Thu, Dec 25
6:00am (Church)
8:00am (Church)
10:00am (Church & Anderson Hall)
12:00pm (Church)
**NO 2:00pm and 4:00pm Masses today

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Holy Day of Obligation: Thu, Jan 1

Jan 1, 2015

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Wed, Dec 31
6:30pm Bilingual Mass (Church)

Thu, Jan 1
8:00am (Church)
10:00am (Church & Anderson Hall)
12:00pm (Church) (Church)

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Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist

Jan 6, 2015

Tue, Jan 6, 9:15-11:00am
Repeated on Wed, Jan 7, 6:00-7:30pm
in Wellens Hall
Facilitator: Deacon Gene Messer

Professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, LA, who received his Ph.D. in New Testament and ancient Judaism.

In this exciting talk, Dr. Pitre shines the light of the Old Testament and ancient Judaism on the words and deeds of Jesus to reveal the amazingly Jewish roots of the Eucharist. He shows how the hope for a New Exodus and the coming of the Messiah proves that Jesus really did intend to give us the Eucharist, and it is nothing less than the gift of Himself, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.

Please contact Cindy at 480-981-2021 x214 or if you can join us so that we have sufficient handouts prepared. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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Sacramental Preparation for Adults

Jan 11, 2015 (9:00a - 11:30a)

We are currently accepting registrations for the Spring Adult Sacrament Class. This session is for adults baptized in another Christian denomination and adults who are baptized Catholic but have not completed Communion and/or Confirmation.

Classes begin Sun, Jan 11 from 9:30-11:30am.

Please contact Cindy Benzing, coordinator of Religious Education, at 480-981-2021 x 214 or to schedule an introductory meeting.

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5th Annual Phoenix Catholic Women's Conference "That which is True, Beautiful and Good"

Feb 21, 2015

at Xavier College Prep, Phoenix

Speakers include: Leah Darrow, Leila Miller and Ruth Ristow
Please join us for a Spirit-filled day!
New this year: Breakout Session for young Catholic ladies ages 16-22 years old!
Vigil Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

Tickets now available!
Cost: Early bird tickets: $50
After Thu, Jan 15: $60
Young Catholic Ladies (16-22): $25

For more information call Roberta at 602-471-1944 or visit
Hosted by the Phoenix Diocesan Council of Catholic Women

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