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 30 - 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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40 Days for Life Fall Campaign
Help to save the lives of Unborn Babies. Offer your prayers & fasting for an end to abortion in America.
If we do God's work, we can accomplish this through prayer and fasting and the 40 Days for Life Vigil for Life.
It is a nation-wide pro life movement. endorsed by our bishop., for the 40 days from Wed, Sep 24 to Sun, Nov 2. Each one of us is given the opportunity to put our Catholic faith in action to save lives, bring healing and receive the grace of God Pledge your Prayer and Fasting and a daily Rosary for an end to abortion in America.
Stop at the Respect Life table in the Court yard after Mass the weekend of Sep 20/21.
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Fr. Robert Barron’s new DVD-based Study Program: Priest, Prophet, King
Jesus is the Anointed One – the ultimate priest, prophet, and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. Join us as we deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ through
Fr. Robert Barron's new DVD-based Study Program: Priest, Prophet, King.
Explore the biblical archetypes (model) of priest, prophet and king and see how Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment of each one. Throughout this experience, you will better understand who Jesus really is and also realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission.
Oct 14, 21, and 28
9:15 – 10:45am
6:00 – 7:30pm
Oct 15, 22, and 29
in Wellens Hall
Deacon Gene Messer, Facilitator
For registration and/or more information, contact the Religious Education department at 480-325-5375 or email@example.com.
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Rosary for Life - Thursdays in October
Every Thursday night During the month of October, Holy Cross Church will celebrate a special Respect for Life Rosary service at 6:30pm in the church. Each week the Rosary is sponsored by a different parish ministry.
All are urged to attend to raise your voice in prayer for an end to abortion in America and to preserve the sanctity of life, as a gift of God.
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Help Wanted: Men/Women interested in forming small church communities
Men/Women interested in forming small church communities
Your choice of daytime or evening groups
No experience necessary
Must be able to meet at least twice a month
Meetings are in member's home
Must commit to those meeting days or nights
(Deacon Tom will attend first meeting to offer assistance)
10 to 15 minutes of shared conversation
Meeting begins with brief prayer
Start your pre-selected program
Members may select program best for their group
Most programs are available at Holy Cross
Read next Sunday's Gospel from Faith First Booklet
Respond to a Gospel reflection question
Close with personal prayer petitions and brief prayer
Total time 90 minutes
Refreshments and conversation at conclusion
Please contact Deacon Tom for more information:
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Pro Life Dinner benefits Maggie's Place
Oct 25, 2014 (5:30p)
in Anderson Hall
Dinner & Speaker Program
William Montgomery, Maricopa County Attorney.
Dedicated prosecutor, Decorated war veteran, Committed law enforcer, a Pro-Life activist and Advocate for Religious Freedom
Donation: $ 10.00 / plate
Mail to: Jerry Walsh, 1869 Leisure World, Mesa 85206
Or call: 480-218-6369
Make checks to: Knights of Columbus #7904
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Prayer and Rosary Vigil at Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic
Nov 1, 2014 (10:00a - 11:15a)
You are invited to join the Holy Cross Parish Respect Life Committee for Prayer and Rosary Vigil at Planned Parenthood
1250 Apache Blvd, Tempe
1st Saturday, Nov 1
We will gather in front of Holy Cross Church at 9:15am, just after the morning Mass. Maps and Rides will be available.
Gather to pray for the expectant mothers, that they may realize that life is a precious gift from God and that they make the decision to preserve the lives of their unborn child.
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Now and Later Sale
Nov 2, 2014
Ice Cream Sundaes
1 scoop $1
2 scopps $2
And Life Teen Bake Sale
Sun, Nov 2 following the 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm & 4:00pm Masses.
Questions? Contact Patti Phillips at 480-325-5375 or
Proceeds benefit 40 teens going on retreat in November.
Thank you for your support!
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Mass of Remembrance
Nov 3, 2014 (6:00p)
If you have lost a loved one since Nov 2, 2013, please join us on Monday, November 3rd for a Mass of Remembrance at 6:30pm. It is our tradition to have a candle ceremony at this Mass mentioning the names of all those who have died this past year.
If you have lost someone in the past year and would like to participate in the candle ceremony, please complete the form in the bulletin and turn it into the Parish Office by Mon, Oct 27. There are extra forms on the tables at the entrance of the Church.
Also, our Book of All Souls is available if you would like to sign the names of any of your beloved deceased. The book will be mentioned in our intercessions in the month of November. Please contact the parish office if you have any questions. (Your loved one may be from another parish or another state.)
Please Note—This Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated on Mon, Nov 3 at 6:30pm. Please plan to arrive at Church by 6:00pm.
Return the form to the parish office
by Mon, Oct 27.
Venga a orar con nosotros el lunes, 3 de noviembre para conmemorar a todos nuestros queridos difuntos en el día de los muertos. Habrá una Misa bilingüe a las 6:30pm. Es nuestra tradición el tener una ceremonia de candelas durante ésta Misa donde mencionamos a todos los feligreses que han fallecido éste último año.
Si quiere tomar parte en la ceremonia, por favor llene el formulario que aparece debajo. (por favor con LETRA DE MOLDE). Entregue el formulario llenado a la oficina de la parroquia. En el vestíbulo de la Iglesia hay formularios adicionales si se necesitan.
También está el Libro de los Difuntos a su disposición para anotar los nombres de cualquiera de sus seres queridos que han fallecido en cualquier año. Este libro se menciona en las peticiones durante las Misas en noviembre. Si tiene alguna pregunta llame a la oficina de la parroquia.(Su ser querido puede ser de otra parroquia o de otro estado).
NOTA: Este año esta Misa con la ceremonia de candelas se celebrará el lunes 3 de noviembre. Por favor llegue a la Iglesia a las 6:00pm. Por favor entregue esta hoja a la oficina el lunes 27 de octubre.
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5th Annual Annulment Information Seminar
Nov 8, 2014 (10:00a - 12:00p)
The Diocese of Phoenix Tribunal invites you to attend the 5th Annual Annulment Information Seminar on Sat, Nov 8 from 10:00-12:00pm at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 400 E. Monroe St., Phoenix.
Learn everything you need to know about annulments and the application process with presentations in English and Spanish. Tribunal staff will be available to answer questions following the seminar. No RSVP is required. No petitions will be accepted; this is a non-committal, informational event.
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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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Dealing with Grief during the Holidays
Nov 19, 2014 (6:00p - 9:00p)
Workshop with Jim and Jane Santa Cruz Thu, Nov 19, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Light supper and sign-in begin at 5:30pm.
at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery & Mortuary.
Reservations are required. Call Debbie Reed 602-267-1329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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