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Sunday, January 25
6:30 am
† Paul Ryan
8:00 am
In Thanksgiving, † Goldie Ramsey
10:00 am
Larry & Teresa Gonnering Family (SI), † David Garza
12:00 pm
Maureen & Peggy Ann Tucker (SI)
2:00 pm
Parishioners of Holy Cross
4:00 pm
† Edward W Easton Sr.
Monday, January 26
8:30 am
† Joyce Legge
Tuesday, January 27
8:30 am
† Don Paulsen
Wednesday, January 28
8:30 am
† Ida DiPoce
Thursday, January 29
8:30 am
† Joe Villegas
Friday, January 30
8:30 am
† Peggy Shetler
Saturday, January 31
8:30 am
† Louise Tripodi
4:00 pm
† Al Maskevich, Wyatt Martin

Parish Mission

Cursillo

Walk-a-Thon

SET Renewal

Car Wash

Appreciation Brunch

ATTENTION STUDENTS (Kindergarten through 12th grade) and your FAMILIES:

All are invited to participate in the upcoming Walk-a-thon. Help us raise money to benefit our Religious Education department. The walk will take place on the parish parking lot. There will be lots of prizes, music, and fun in store!! Walk-a-thon participation packets will be sent home through the RE class sessions. However, you do not have to be enrolled in Religious Education classes to raise money and join in the walk.

For a participation packet or more information, please contact Catalina in the R.E. office at 480-325-5375 or czepeda@holycrossmesa.org.

Get to know Father Thielo Ramirez and Father Matthew Jacob as they give a short presentation on their vocation into the priesthood and its responsibilities. We will then segue into a friendly competitive trivia game between the priest, deacons, and guest. RSVP to the parish office at 480-981-2021 by Monday, January 26th for your “place at the table” for food and fun during this entertaining way to get to know our priest, deacons, and fellow parishioners.

We welcome Deacon Glenn and Linda back to our Parish Faith Community.

Deacon Glenn and Linda have been in fulltime ministry for 23 years giving over 500 parish missions around the United States and Canada. This mission will give all of us the opportunity to spiritually prepare to grow closer to our Lord, Church and one another during this holy season of Lent.

Come prepared to be blessed!!

To make a donation or for questions, please contact Patti Phillips in the RE Office, 480-325-5375, pphillips@holycrossmesa.org.

Cursillo Offers:

An opportunity to grow in faith.
A chance to experience love and the Grace of God.
To learn more and have questions answered call Mimi or Jim Gersitz at 480-396-0173

Paving & Painting Project

ACH Donation Credit Card Donation
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless us now and at the hour of our death.

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

ENGLISH SPANISH

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Permanent Diaconate Inquiry Evenings

Sat, Feb 7 at OLPH Glendale, 5614 W. Orangewood, Glendale
9:00am-12:00pm

Tue, Feb 10 at Holy Cross
6:30-9:00pm

Sat, Feb 28 at Immaculate Conception, 700 N. Bill Gray Rd, Cottonwood
9:00am-12:00pm

RSVP to Deacon Al Homiski, Assistant Director of Formation and Recruitment, 602-657-2496, ahomiski@diocesephoenix.org.

For more informatin on the Permanent Diaconate, visit diocesephoenix.org/diaconate-office.php.

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Welcome to Holy Cross Library

Whether you are new to the parish or a long-time parishioner, our library has something for everyone. If you are new to the faith, you might discover answers you are seeking in our Apologetics section. If you enjoy quiet moments of silent prayer, try our Meditation section. There is a section for Bible Study and Scripture as well as Reference materials to assist your faith development. Preparing for the Sacraments? Try our Sacrament section. Looking for some parenting or personal guidance? Try our Self-Help section. If you need a light read, we have Inspirational Stories to refresh and inspire you. And, for our youngest members, check out " Kid's Korner" with a hundred different titles from toddler picture books to devotionals for teens.

The library is located next to the RE offices and is currently available for browsing most Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 11:30am and Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 – 6:00pm.

Please contact Cindy in the RE office, 480-981-2021 x 214, to talk about how you can help keep our Library beautiful and organized.

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2014 Year End Contribution Statement Request

2014 Holy Cross Contribution statements are available now upon request. The statements can be mailed or emailed to you. Requests can be made by contacting the parish office or by emailing jbushman@holycrossmesa.org.

Once a request is made, statements are processed within 3-5 business days. Please include your address and envelope number when e-mailing your request.

[ Year End ]

The Seven Sacraments: Are They Biblical?

Jan 27, 2015

Tuesday mornings, Jan 27 and Feb 3
9:15-11:00am in Wellens Hall

Repeated Wednesday evenings, Jan 28 and Feb 4
6:00-7:30pm in Wellens Hall

The Seven Sacraments are one the most important aspects of the Catholic faith. Yet many Christians reject them as 'unbiblical.' According to the Catholic Church, there are seven sacraments. According to some Christians, there are only two: Baptism and the 'Lord's Supper'. According to other Christians, there are no sacraments at all! Who is right? And who is wrong? What does the Bible say? Are the Seven Sacraments biblical, or are they just the 'traditions of men'? In part 1 we will cover the sacraments of initiation; in part 2 the sacraments of healing and the sacraments at the service of communion.

Deacon Gene Messer will facilitate this Sacrament DVD presentation by Dr. Brant Pitre, Professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, LA, who received his Ph.D. in New Testament and ancient Judaism.

Please contact Cindy at 480-981-2021 x214 or cbenzing@holycrossmesa.org if you can join us so that we will have sufficient handouts prepared. Walk-ins are always welcome.

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Winter Visitor Appreciation Brunch

Jan 28, 2015 (9:30a)

Come join us after the 8:30am morning Mass on Wed, Jan 28 for a free brunch and fellowship with our winter visitors in Anderson Hall. Get to know Father Thielo Ramirez and Father Matthew Jacob as they give a short presentation on their vocation into the priesthood and its responsibilities. We will then segue into a friendly competitive trivia game between the priest, deacons, and guest. 

RSVP to the parish office at 480-981-2021 by Mon, Jan 26 for your “place at the table” for food and fun during this entertaining way to get to know our priest, deacons, and fellow parishioners. 

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Attention Current Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, and Sacristans

Jan 31, 2015 (8:30a)

All are invited to our annual liturgical formation retreat. Please plan to join us on Sat, Jan 31 starting at 8:30am for our annual Liturgical Ministry Retreat.  This year, Deacon Gene Messer will present the DVD series "Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist" for all Liturgical Ministers. This is a required class for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC's), Lectors, Sacristans, and Mass Captains.

A light lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to Jackie Shelley in the parish office or by email by Mon, Jan 26.

Tenemos un Retiro De Formación Litúrgica el sábado 31 de enero de las 8:30am a 1:30pm. El diácono Gene Messer dará una clase basada en la serie de videos llamada "Jesús y Las Raíces Judías de la Eucaristía". La clase se dará solamente en ingles pero todos están invitados. Se dará almuerzo a todos los que asisten.

Pueden contactarse con Jackie Shelley o con Jaime Cortez en la oficina de la parroquia para avisarnos si quieren asistir.

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Knights of Columbus Annual State Raffle

Jan 31, 2015

The Holy Cross Knights of Columbus will be selling our annual State raffle tickets to support local Charities.  The drawing will be held Sat, May 16. Prizes range from $10K to $1K with four $500 prizes.  Half of all money collected is returned to Holy Cross.  Please ask any Knight of Columbus if you are interested.

Ticket Sales - Jan 31/Feb 1 after all Masses
Ticket Sales - Feb 28/Mar 1 after all Masses
Ticket Sales - Apr 11/12 after all Masses

Donation is $5 per ticket or $20 for a book of 5.

Los Caballeros de Colón de la Iglesia de la Santa Cruz estarán vendiendo boletos de su Rifa Anual para apoyar a diferentes localidades de caridad. La rifa se dará a cabo el 16 de mayo. Hay premios desde diezmil dólares hasta mil, y hay cuatro premios de quinientos dólares. La mitad del dinero que se colecta se regresa a la parroquia de la Santa Cruz. Los tiquetes cuestan $5.00 cada uno o se pueden comprar cinco por $20.00. Pueden consultar a cualquier miembro de los Caballeros de Colón si tienen preguntas.

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Car Wash

Jan 31, 2015 (8:00a - 11:30a)

in the North Parking Lot

Your support and donations will benefit our teens preparing to attend the Diocesan High School Retreat.

To make a donation or for questions, please contact Patti Phillips in the RE Office, 480-325-5375, pphillips@holycrossmesa.org.

[ Youth ]

February Ultreya

Feb 5, 2015 (12:00p)

in Room J

Come share and celebrate the Cursillo movement with your friends at Holy Cross who have made the Cursillo.

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First Friday Adoration

Feb 6, 2015 (9:00a - 11:30a)

Come join us Fri, Feb 6 for Adoration, from 9:00-11:30am. Benediction will be at 11:30am. We encourage everyone who is free to come and spend a half-hour of quiet prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.

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6th Annual Walk-a-thon for Fun, Fitness and Fellowship!

Feb 7, 2015 (10:30a - 12:00p)

** Major fundraiser for Holy Cross Religious Education

ATTENTION STUDENTS (Kindergarten through 12th grade) and your FAMILIES: All are invited to participate in the upcoming Walk-a-thon. Help us raise money to benefit our Religious Education department. The walk will take place on the parish parking lot. There will be lots of prizes, music, and fun in store!! Walk-a-thon participation packets will be sent home through the RE class sessions.  However, you do not have to be enrolled in Religious Education classes to raise money and join in the walk.  

For a participation packet or more information, please contact Catalina in the R.E. office at 480-325-5375 or czepeda@holycrossmesa.org.

Acompáñenos en la 6º Caminata Anual de Educación Religiosa de La Iglesia Santa Cruz

ATENCION ESTUDIANTES  (Kinder al grado 12) y sus familias Todos están invitados a participar en la caminata!  Ayúdenos a recaudar fondos para beneficiar al departamento de Educación Religiosa.  La caminata será en el estacionamiento de la Iglesia Santa Cruz. Habrá muchos regalos, música y diversión!  Se mandarán folletos de participación a cada casa en todas las sesiones de Educación Religiosa.  No es necesario estar inscritos en las clases para participar en la caminata. 

Para un folleto de participación o mas información, Por favor comuníquese con Catalina en la oficina de Educación Religiosa al 480-325-5375 o czepeda@holycrossmesa.org.

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5th Annual Catechist Congress

Feb 7, 2015 (8:00a - 3:45p)

The Department of Family Catechesis is excited to announce that the 5th Annual Catechist Congress will take place on Sat, Feb 7 at St. Mary's High School at 2525 N 3rd St, Phoenix, Arizona.

A dynamic line up of speakers includes William Keimig, former head of the Association for Catechumenal Ministry; Sr. Martin Therese of the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist; Sean Dalton from YDisciple; Eric Schoovoner with Ignatius Press; and many local parish leaders, including, David Portugal, Fr. Keith Kenney, Fr. Matt Henry, Sr. Anthony Mary Diago and AnneMarie Kresge.

The Congress begins with 8:00am Mass and concludes at 3:45pm.

The $25 registration fee includes lunch and 6 CEU credit hours for catechist re-certification.

More: www.familycatechesisphx.org or 602-354-2321.

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Mass for Migrants

Feb 20, 2015 (5:00p)

Join us as we remember our brothers and sisters who have died crossing the Sonoran Desert. This solemn occasion is on Fri, Feb 20 and begins at 5:00pm with a blessing of memorial crosses at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 400 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, followed by a procession to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for a 6:00pm Mass. A panel of experts will be on hand to discuss immigration, and a simple Lenten meal will be available.

More: Ignacio Rodriguez at IRodriguez@diocesephoenix.org or 602-354-2042.

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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 pdccw.com.
Hosted by the Phoenix Diocesan Council of Catholic Women

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Lenten Parish Mission

Feb 23, 2015 to Feb 26, 2015

"New Beginnings: Back to Basics" presented by Deacon Glenn & Linda Harmon
The morning session will be repeated at night.

We welcome Deacon Glenn and Linda back to our Parish Faith Community.
Deacon Glenn and Linda have been in fulltime ministry for 23 years giving over 500 parish missions around the United States and Canada. This mission will give all of us the opportunity to spiritually prepare to grow closer to our Lord, Church and one another during this holy season of Lent.

Come prepared to be blessed!!

[ Lent/Easter ]