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Monday, April 21
8:30 am
† Tom Condon
Tuesday, April 22
8:30 am
† Thomas Kabat
Wednesday, April 23
8:30 am
† Lee Babbit
Thursday, April 24
8:30 am
† James Leonard
Friday, April 25
8:30 am
† Beatriz Lacsina
Saturday, April 26
8:30 am
† Marcelina Claveria
4:00 pm
† Midge Mennen
Sunday, April 27
6:30 am
† Ralph Smith
8:00 am
† Richard D. Wals
10:00 am
† Joseph Corse
12:00 pm
† Jeffery Hurley
2:00 pm
† Maria Celestina Abdegano
4:00 pm
† Marla Wesolowski
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Missing Angels

Missing Angels: Mass of Remembrance

Monday, April 28 at 6:30pm
Holy Cross Church

White roses and candles provided


6:00PM Prelude / Signing of Book of Remembrance
Come, all parents, grandparents and all who have suffered the Loss of a child or baby, by miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion or other cause, or tragedy come pray with us for the intercession of Our Blessed Virgin Mary, as we affirm that our “innocents” share a special place with The Lord for eternity in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Fellowship and reception in the court-yard afterwards.

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O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

My dear parishioners,
As many of you may have heard by now, Bishop Olmsted has approved my request to retire from active parish ministry, effective July 1, 2014.

I have loved serving as a parish priest for 45 years now, in the Diocese of Phoenix. I was ordained on April 26, 1969 and have served in 8 parishes in our Diocese. I have been here at Holy Cross for ten years, the longest that I have served in any assignment, and I turned 70 years old last October. I thank the Lord for a long and beautiful ministry in this wonderful Diocese of Phoenix.

As I age, I find myself getting tired easily and not having the energy and stamina that a large and busy parish like Holy Cross demands. I’m sure you have noticed me slowing down over the past few years. Our wonderful staff carries the large majority of the work load demanded in a parish of 4000 families. I have been blessed with the priests, deacons, sisters and dedicated laity that have worked together so well to serve the Lord’s people in so many ways. It has been a beautiful experience to have served as pastor of this parish, and I leave with mixed emotions and many happy memories and good friends. But, as one of my retired priest friends says, it’s time for someone else to drive the bus – both for the safety of the passengers, and for my own peace.

Our Diocese has a process of advertising the parish to priests who are interested in applying for the position, and that will be taking place soon.

I ask you to keep me in your prayers during this time of transition in my life and in the life of this wonderful community. Thank you for your goodness to me over these ten years.

May our loving Lord bless you all.
Fr. Richard Felt, Pastor

Mis queridos feligreses:
Tal vez algunos de ustedes ya se han enterado que el Obispo Olmsted ha aprobado mi solicitud de jubilación como sacerdote activo en ministerio parroquial, comenzando el 10 de julio del 2014.

Me ha encantado servir como sacerdote parroquial ya por 45 años en la diócesis de Phoenix. Yo fui ordenado como sacerdote el 26 de abril de 1969 y he servido en 8 parroquias de nuestra diócesis. Tengo 10 años de estar aquí en la parroquia de la Santa Cruz, el período más largo que he tenido en todas mis asignaciones, y cumplí 70 años de edad este pasado octubre. Le doy gracias al Señor por este largo y bello ministerio en esta maravillosa diócesis de Phoenix.

Al avanzar en años, siento que me canso más fácilmente y no encuentro la energía y la vitalidad que una parroquia tan grande y tan ocupada demanda. Estoy seguro que han notado ustedes cómo me he puesto un poco más lento en estos últimos años. Nuestro maravilloso personal se encarga de la mayoría de la carga de trabajo que una parroquia de 4,000 familias exige. Yo he recibido la bendición de tener sacerdotes, diáconos, hermanas religiosas y personal laico muy dedicado que han trabajado juntos de tan buena manera para servir al pueblo de Dios en tantas formas distintas. Ha sido una experiencia muy linda el servir como párroco de esta parroquia, y me marcho con emociones mixtas y con muchos recuerdos felices y buenas amistades. Pero, así como uno de mis compañeros retirados dice, es hora de que otra persona maneje el busambos por la seguridad de todos los pasajeros y por mi propia paz.

Nuestra diócesis tiene su propio proceso para anunciar la parroquia a los sacerdotes quienes están interesados en la posición de párroco, y esto se llevará a cabo muy pronto.

Les pido que recen por mí en este tiempo de transición en mi vida y en la vida de esta comunidad tan maravillosa. Gracias por la bondad que me han mostrado en estos diez años.

Que nuestro amoroso Señor los bendiga a todos.
Padre Ricardo Felt, Párroco.

2nd Annual Carol Bock Memorial 2014 Respect Life Essay Contest

Directed to middle-school-aged students who are active and registered at Holy Cross.

The theme of the essay contest is "Explain how Respect for life requires opposition to abortion, assisted suicide, and opposition to the death penalty."

Cash awards of $100 for the First-Place Recipient and $50 to the second-place Recipient. A Participation Award certificate will be awarded to all Holy Cross Middle-School-Aged youth who submit a 500 TO 750 word essay.

Entry forms and detailed instructions are available from the RE Department and should accompany each essay. The entrant's name should appear ONLY on the entry form, not on the essay.

Essays must be submitted to the parish RE Office no later than 4:00pm on Thu, Apr 24.

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College Scholarship Opportunity

In its continuing effort to support our Holy Cross active youth, the Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Council 7904 and their Ladies Auxiliary are generously making a $2,000 college scholarship available to a current Holy Cross high school senior planning to attend College and actively involved in the Holy Cross parish community.

Applications with detailed information are available through the Religious Education Office. For more information contact: K of C Scholarship Committee Chairman, Ted Papuzza.

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Multicultural Invitiation: May Crowning

Do you speak, read or are learning a language other than English? If so, we need your help to make this year's MAY CROWNING even more beautiful and diverse.

Please call Laura in the Front Office (480-981-2021) by Fri, Apr 25 if you can join us on Mon, May 12 to honor our Blessed Mother by praying the Hail Mary in that language.

¿Habla, lee o está aprendiendo usted otro idioma además de inglés y español? Si es así, necesitamos su ayuda para que el DÍA DE LA CORONACIÓN DE LA VIRGEN este año sea aún más bello y diverso.

Por favor llame a Laura en la Oficina de la Iglesia (480-981-2021) a más tardar el viernes 25 de abril si desea acompañarnos el lunes, 12 de mayo a honrar a nuestra Santísima Madre rezando un Ave María en ese idioma.

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"Called to Protect" Safe Environment Renewal Training

Apr 7, 2014

Location: Rm. F
Mon, Apr 7, 10:00am and again at 6:00pm
Mon, Apr 28, 10:00am

Renewal training can also be completed through the online computer training. Go to www.safeenvironmenttraining.org, select "My Obligations". Then, enter your first name, last name and street address. You can make corrections to your profile, click "update information and continue." Next, you may select any one of the online training courses listed. The renewal training will take approximately 45 minutes. This program works best from a high-speed internet connection. Be sure to watch through the end of the credits so your profile is updated.

Contact the Parish Safe Environment Coordinator, Kathy Knapp at kknapp@holycrossmesa.org if you encounter any difficulties.

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Divine Mercy Sunday, Apr 27

Apr 26, 2014

We will have the opportunity to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy on:
Sat, Apr 26 after the 4:00pm Mass
Sun, Apr 27 after the 8:00am Mass and before the 2:00pm Mass.

La coronilla se rezará en español el Domingo 27 de abril a la 1:40pm antes de la Misa en español.
También habrá dos oportunidades en inglés: el sábado 26 de abril después de la Misa de las 4:00pm y el domingo 27 de abril después de la Misa de las 8:00am.

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Blessing for Unborn Children

Apr 27, 2014

The Vatican has approved a new rite of Blessing for Unborn Children in the womb as a celebration of the precious gift of life, to bestow upon expectant parents special graces, to encourage parish prayers in support of those parents awaiting the birth of their child and to foster respect for human life. It can be offered within the context of the mass as well as outside of Mass.

On Sun, Apr 27 at the 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm Masses.

Holy Cross Church will offer the Blessing for Unborn Children in the womb and for their expectant parents at all masses. All are invited to attend.

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Mass of Remembrance

Apr 28, 2014 (6:30p)

You are invited to celebrate a special Mass of Remembrance Mon, Apr 28 at 6:30pm.

6:00pm Prelude / Signing of Book of Remembrance
*White roses and candles provided *

Come, all parents, grandparents and all who have suffered the Loss of a child or baby, by miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion or other cause, or tragedy come pray with us for the intercession of Our Blessed Virgin Mary, as we affirm that our "innocents" share a special place with The Lord for eternity in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Fellowship and reception in the court-yard afterwards.

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St. Gerard's Mass of Comfort and Hope for all affected by infertility

May 2, 2014 (6:00p - 7:00p)

at Diocesan Pastoral Center Chapel, 400 E. Monroe, Phoenix

6:00pm Mass celebrated by Fr. Don Kline
at Diocesan Pastoral Center Chapel, 400 E. Monroe, Phoenix

Free Underground Parking-enter on 5th Street

For more information, please contact Erin Campbell at 602-952-1297.

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Mother's Day Cards from Maggie's Place

May 3, 2014 to May 4, 2014

Mother's Day cards from Maggie's Place will be available after all Masses the weekend of May 3/4 for a suggested donation of $5. Please stop by in the Court Yard after Mass! Maggie's Place is a community that provides houses of hospitality for pregnant women who are alone or on the streets.

Visit www.maggiesplace.org or call 602-262-555 to learn more about Maggie's Place.

Honor Your Mother and Honor All Mothers with a unique card from Maggie's Place.

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New Parishioner Welcome Sunday

May 4, 2014 (1:00p)

New to the Parish?? Wondering how to Register?? It's not too late to register!
Please come by or call the office at 480-981-2021 to receive your invitation.

You will also receive a reminder phone call. This will be a wonderful opportunity for new people to meet the staff, heads of ministry, and receive an orientation to the parish.

Welcome to Our Catholic Community. We look forward to meeting you.

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Summer Teen Apologetics Summer Bootcamp

Jun 16, 2014 to Jun 17, 2014 (8:00a - 4:30p)

at ASU Catholic Newman Center, Tempe

for 9th-12th grade boys and girls (open to incoming freshmen and graduated seniors)

Featured Speakers:
Trent Horn, Author & Apologist for Catholic Answers
Melanie Pritchard, Director of Vera Bella
Rev. John Parks, Chaplain at Notre Dame Prep
Tom Perna, Director of Adult Evangelization at St. Mary Magdalene, Gilbert

Regular Price $140 or $120 if you sign up before Thu, May 15!
Family Discount: 1st child: $120, 2nd child: $75, 3rd child: $60 until Thu, May 15

Register Online at www.verabella.org

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2014 Stewardship Golf Tournament

Nov 15, 2014 (8:00a)

EARLY REGISTRATION!!
Going to cooler temperatures for the summer? If you are a winter visitor and won't be back until the fall or if you just want to get a head start on reserving your spot, don't worry; early registration is now available for the 2014 Stewardship Golf Tournament!

Last year our tournament featured several exciting experiences, such as the opportunity to win prizes like a flat screen TV and multiple hole-in-one opportunities! So sign up today and don't miss out on what's in store for this year's upcoming tournament!

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
at Arizona Golf Resort (Located on the SE Corner of Broadway and Power in Mesa)
Shotgun start on Sat, Nov 15 at 8:00am
$85.00/player or $60.00/AGR Annual Golf Member
Entry Fee includes: Green fees, cart, range balls, tee gift, lunch and much more
Tournament format is a 4-person team scramble.

Please pick up an Early Registration Flyer from the parish office for more information!!

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