Help Wanted: Religious Education Volunteers
The Religious Education Department is seeking individuals that have a calling to help children (K-5) through their faith formation. Volunteer positions available as aides in the classroom for the 2014-2015 school year.
No experience necessary, just the desire to show the love of Jesus to the children. Your commitment would be 2 hours a week.
For more information contact Catalina Zepeda, Coordinator of Elementary Faith Formation at 480-325-5375 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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Registration for all Faith Formation Classes
Registration for Faith Formation classes, grades K-12, will take place in the RE office on Sat, Jul 26 and Sun, Jul 27 after all the masses.
Additional summer hours for registrations are Monday-Thursday, Jul 28 – Aug 7, 9:00-11:00am. We will have an evening registration on Tue, Jul 29 from 3:00-7:30pm. You can download the registration form from our parish website or pick one up in the office. Please do not delay in registering your children for RE classes. Many classes fill up fast.
Questions? Contact us at 480-325-5375 or by email.
K-5th grade: Catalina Zepeda, email@example.com
6th-12th grade: Patti Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org
Inscripciones para la Formación de Fe para los grados Kinder al 12, se llevaran a cabo el 26 y el 27 de julio, en la oficina de Educación Religiosa después de todas las misas.
Otra oportunidad para inscribirse será del 28 de Julio al 7 de Agosto entre las horas de 9:00-11:00am de lunes a jueves en la oficina de Educación Religiosa. Tendremos inscripciones por la tarde el 29 de julio de 3:00-8:00 pm. La forma para inscribirse se puede bajar del la pagina de la red parroquia o puede pasar por la oficina también. No espere en inscribir a sus hijos en las clases de educación religiosa, muchas clase se llenan pronto.
¿Tiene preguntas? Háblenos al 480-325-5375 o escribanos por correo electrónico.
Kinder-5º: Catalina Zepeda, email@example.com
6º-12º: Patti Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Help Wanted: Bread Pickup Driver
St. Vincent de Paul still needs a bread-pickup driver. Because some members leave during the summer, we need a volunteer for a few months who is willing to pick up bread for the pantry two or three mornings per week from about 7:15- 9:00am.
Please call Bob or Dave at 480-985-9315 to obtain more information.
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NEW Church and Parish Office Hours effective Fri, Aug 1
Parish Office Hours:
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RE Adopt-a-Student Program
The Department of Religious Education and Evangelization at Holy Cross is dedicated to providing a high quality education where students and their families grow in faith and knowledge of the Catholic Church. During these difficult financial times, many families are struggling to live from day to day and often postpone religious education for their children because of the annual $60 registration fee. Our goal at Holy Cross is to reach out to these families by providing scholarship opportunities so that they will register their children in religious education classes each year.
Live the Gospel and give a deserving student an opportunity to learn more about our faith by becoming an RE Adopt-a-Student benefactor today! 100% of your gift goes towards the RE registration fee to help defray the cost of textbooks, teaching resources, and supplies. Remember, your gift is 100% tax deductible.
How to Become an RE Adopt-a-Student Benefactor: For additional information, please call Cindy Benzing, coordinator of Religious Education and Evangelization at 480-981-2021 x214 or email@example.com.
El Departmento de Educación Religiosa y Evangelización en la Iglesia de la Santa Cruz está dedicado a proporcionar educación de alta calidad para que los estudiantes y sus familias crezcan en le fe y en el conocimiento de la Iglesia Católica. Durante estos tiempos financieramente tan difíciles, muchas familias están haciendo muchos esfuerzos para pasar su día a día, y por esa razón a menudo tienen que posponer la educación religiosa de sus niños porque no tienen los $60.00 de la cuota de inscripción. Nuestra meta aquí en la Santa Cruz es tenderles la mano a esas familias y proveerles oportunidades de becas para que puedan inscribir a sus niños en las clases de educación religiosa cada año.
Practiquemos vivir según el Evangelio y démosle a un estudiante la oportunidad bien merecida de aprender más acerca de nuestra fe convirtiéndonos hoy mismo en benefactores dentro del RE – Programa "Adoptar un Estudiante". El 100% de los donativos se aplica al pago de la cuota de inscripción de un estudiante, la cual ayuda a cubrir los costos de libros de texto, materiales de instrucción, y suministros. Recordemos también que este donativo es 100% deducible de los impuestos.
Cómo convertirse en Benefactor dentro del programa RE – "Adoptar un Estudiante: Para información adicional, comuníquense por favor con Cindy Benzing, coordinadora de Educación Religiosa y Evangelización al número
480-325-5375 o firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Consider making a Cursillo!!
Cursillo is a Catholic Christian movement recognized by the Roman Catholic Church. It is not a typical retreat and is best described as an experience. It is an experience discovering a better life and what is fundamental in Christianity.
During the three day weekend, participants receive a deep and profound experience of Christian life.
- To begin to know ourselves better
- We experience the love of Jesus
- We see the goodness that can be provided by a loving and caring community.
The weekend helps us experience our Catholic faith more fully. We become motivated to engage in a spiritual life filled with joy, laughter and enthusiasm. We discover an enhanced relationship with God. The point of the Cursillo movement is ordinary people steadily growing in the love and service of God and His people for the rest of our lives.
Mens - Oct 20 - Nov 2
Womens - Nov 13 - 16
For further information, please call 480-396-0173. We will be happy to spend time answering your questions. Many people say it is the highlight of their life!
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"Mary of Nazareth" - 2nd viewing
Jul 30, 2014 (7:00p)
at Harkins Superstition Springs 25 Theater,
6950 East Superstition Springs Blvd, Mesa (next to Home Depot)
$10.00 per ticket
This is a private showing, advanced ticket sales only. No tickets will be sold or available at the Theater.
Contact: Steve Nosal, 602-290-2456, email@example.com, Holy Cross Parishioner
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First Friday Adoration
Aug 1, 2014 (9:00a - 11:30a)
Come join us the Fri, Aug 1 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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New Parishioner Welcome Sunday
Aug 3, 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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The Boujikians and the New Evangelization
Aug 5, 2014 (7:00p)
Christi and John Boujikian will be hosting an evening in the hall on Tue, Aug 5 at 7:00pm at St. Anne Parish in Gilbert to show the parish community more about the missionary work they have completed and, in John's case, will be continuing next year.
Christi served with NET Ministries in Glasgow, Scotland. John is a FOCUS missionary who spent his first year at University of Southern California and will spend his second year at San Diego State University.
Please come if you are interested in hearing more about the work being done to evangelize young people! Also, if you are interested in becoming involved in the New Evangelization whether financially, spiritually, or by becoming a missionary, please join!
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Annual Training & Pizza Party for Altar Servers
Aug 9, 2014 (11:00a)
All current Altar Servers are REQUIRED to attend the annual training followed by the pizza party on Sat, Aug 9 at 11:00am. This training is very important. Parents are not required to stay. We will provide pizza, drinks, and games.
Please try to attend this event sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. We would like to thank all our Altar Servers for the fine work they do all year long, spend time getting to know each other and complete our required annual training.
RSVP by Sun, Aug 3 to Jackie Shelley in the parish office.
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Aug 10, 2014
Give the gift of life and sign up this weekend for the Blood Drive Sun, Aug 10.
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Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
Aug 10, 2014 (7:00a - 11:00a)
in Wellens Hall
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"Heaven Is for Real"
Aug 11, 2014 (6:00p)
The Film Ministry Program, coordinated by Deacon Joe Scaccia will present the film, Heaven Is For Real, on Mon, Aug 11 at 6:00pm in Anderson Hall.
Please note that the starting time has been changed from 6:30pm to 6:00pm.
For further information , please refer to the following Film Notes. Parishioners and guests, as well as interested Catholics and other Christians or interested parties are welcome. For questions, contact Deacon Joe Scaccia at 480-981-2021.
Heaven is for Real is based on the best-selling book by Christian Minister, Todd Burpo. The book deals with the near-death experience of his 4 year-old son, Colton, who, after recovering from a serious surgery, announced that he had visited Heaven and encountered Jesus Christ. Colton's matter-of-fact statements about heaven included his description of two relatives who had died. One of these relatives was an unborn sister who had died in Carlton's mother's womb and who was previously unknown to Colton. Faced with these incredible stories, Todd's faith is shaken and many members of his congregation are hesitant to accept Colton's account as anything but a childish fantasy. These struggles with fundamental issues of faith and doubt test the marriage commitment of Todd and his wife, Sonja as well as Todd's attempts to preach effectively, In the end, Todd is able to use Colton's revelations as a source of faith affirmation and Christian hope, especially when a key member of the Church's governing board has to face significant grief over the death of her youngest Marine son to warfare.
The Catholic News Service has given this movie an A-1 rating for general audiences. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG, suggesting parental guidance for children.
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Caregivers Support Group Meeting
Aug 13, 2014 (2:30p)
Holy Cross caregivers: come join us at our next caregivers' support group meeting and immerse yourself in a caring, supportive environment that will renew and refresh you. Our August meeting will be held on Wed, Aug 13 at 2:30pm in classrooms 1 and 2 at Mountain Vista Medical Center which is located on the southeast corner of Crismon Road and Southern Avenue in Mesa. Park on the east side of the facility, enter through the outpatient entry and go to the second floor by the cafeteria.
Those planning to attend are encouraged to call 1-877-924-9355 to pre-register. For questions about the support group meeting, contact the facilitator and Holy Cross parishioner, Evelyn Sanchez, at 602-882-5197.
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RCIA Journey for the Unbaptized
Aug 17, 2014
Do you know any adult or child over the age of 7 who has never experienced the beauty of Baptism? The next RCIA journey begins Sun, Aug 17.
Classes for Adult Confirmation also begins Sun, Aug 17.
Please contact Cindy at 480-981-2021 x 214 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an registration meeting.
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Religious Education Classes begin on Tue, Aug 26 and Wed, Aug 27
Aug 26, 2014
The first class session is a Parent/Student Orientation. All parents and students will meet in Anderson Hall at your child's scheduled class time. At the conclusion of orientation you will have the opportunity to go to the classroom and meet the catechist and aides.
Registrations will be accepted Monday - Thursday, Aug 4 – 7, 9:00-11:00am. We will also have an afternoon registration on Thu, Aug 7 from 2:00-6:30pm Many classes are already filled up so please do not delay.
Las Clases de Educación Religiosa Comienzan el Martes, 26 de agosto y el miércoles 27 de agosto. La primera sesión es una Orientación de Padres/Estudiantes. Todos los padres y estudiantes se reunirán en el Salón Anderson a la hora que le corresponde a su niño. Al terminar la orientación, ustedes tendrán la oportunidad de visitar los salones de clase y conocer a los catequistas y a los asistentes.
Nuevas inscripciones se aceptaran de Lunes a Jueves, 4 Agosto – 7 de Agosto de 9:00-11:00am. También tendrá la oportunidad de inscribirse por la tarde el Jueves 7 de Agosto de 2:00-6:30pm. Muchas clases se están llenando no espere más!
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Retreat weekend with the Benedictine Monks at Holy Trinity Monastery
Sep 26, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
What does it mean to be a man of God? A man of God is someone who leads well during adversity.
He knows his bible and prays. He is someone who acts with integrity.
The man of God follows God in every way, he obeys His commands with joy, he does not live for the things of this life but for the things of eternity, he willingly serves his God in giving freely of all his resources yet gladly suffers as a consequence of his faith.
A man of God takes time to be with God, a quiet place to listen and to learn and to build spiritual muscles.
So if you are interested in this call to be a man of God: join Deacon Tom for a weekend with the Benedictine Monks at Holy Trinity Monastery, the last weekend of September in Saint David, Arizona.
Fri, Sep 26-Sun, Sep 28
Departure: Friday from Holy Cross Parking Lot at 3:00pm
Return: Sunday to church parking lot about 5:00pm
Cost: 2 nights, 5 meals = $120.00 ($25.00 non-refundable deposit)
For more information, contact Deacon Tom at 480-981-2021 or email@example.com.
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Catholic Retreat for Young Singles (CRYS)
Sep 26, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
Catholic...Single...21-40? Join us for our Fall retreat! It's a weekend of reflection, devotion, & fellowship, on Fri, Sep 26 at 6:00pm to Sun, Sep 28 at 4:00pm at Mount Claret Retreat Center at the base of beautiful Camelback Mountain in Phoenix.
Registration is $110. Register with a friend, get a $10 discount per person!
For more information, contact Brendan Wells at 480.540.4760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2014 Stewardship Golf Tournament
Nov 15, 2014 (8:00a)
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!
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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