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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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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The Four Gospels DVD Series
An Introduction to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
Nov 4, 11, and 18
Deacon Gene Messer, Facilitator
DVD-based Series Repeated on
Nov 5, 12, and 19
This is a 3-part 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.
If there's any part of the Bible that Catholics are familiar with, it's the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. However, in modern times, there is no part of the Bible that has been more attacked and subjected to criticism than the four Gospels. Who wrote the Gospels? Are they really anonymous? Do they tell us the truth about Jesus? Are they fact or fiction?
In this foundational Bible study, Dr. Brant Pitre takes you on a guided tour of the Four Gospels.
Please contact Cindy at 480-325-5375 x214 or email@example.com if you can join us so that we have sufficient handouts prepared. Walk-ins are also welcome.
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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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Nov 6, 2014 (12:00p)
in Room J
Come witness, share and celebrate the Cursillo movement with your friends from Holy Cross who have already made their Cursillo.
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First Friday Adoration
Nov 7, 2014 (9:00a - 11:30a)
Come join us Fri, Nov 7 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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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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Caregivers Support Group Meeting
Nov 12, 2014 (2:30p)
The caregiving journey can often be very lonely. If you are looking for companions who can share the journey with you, come join us at our next caregivers' support group meeting on Wed, Nov 12 at 2:30pm. We meet each month at Mountain Vista Medical Center in classrooms 3-4 on the second floor of the facility. The medical center is located on the southeast corner of Southern Avenue and Crismon Road in Mesa. Park on the east side and enter through the outpatient entrance.
If you plan to attend, please call 1-877-924-9355 to pre-register. For questions about the support group, call facilitator and Holy Cross parishioner Evelyn Sanchez at 602-882-5197.
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Nov 13, 2014 (9:00a - 11:00a)
Please join us on Thursday morning, Nov 13 from 9:00-11:00am in Room H for a morning of prayerful fellowship with other parishioners while making rosaries for our parish ministries. No previous experience needed. New members are always welcomed.
Please contact Cindy at 480-325-5375 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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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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Baby Item Collection and Baby Shower
Nov 15, 2014 to Nov 16, 2014
On the weekend of Nov 15/16, the Respect Life Committee will be collecting baby items for our babies at all the church doors. Also, on Sun, Nov 16, we will have a baby shower after the 10:00am Mass. All our welcome!!
Below is a list of items that would be gratefully appreciated;
- Diapers and wipes
- Baby formula and bottles
- New baby clothes
- Blankets, towels and wash cloths
- Please, NO TOYS
Items collected to benefit 1st Way Pregnancy Center
and Aid to Women Center.
en el patio de la Iglesia.
El Comité del Respeto A La Vida de la
Iglesia de la Santa Cruz presenta un Baby Shower esto es parte del Programa Adopción Espiritual. Vamos a recaudar artículos de maternidad que le ayudarán a madres solteras.
- Leche en Fórmula
- Toallitas Para Bebé
Nota: si no puede asistir al Baby Shower, también puede traer los artículos de maternidad a la Misa de las 2:00pm.
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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 email@example.com.
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Mass of healing and reconciliation for survivors of abuse and their families
Dec 9, 2014 (6:30p)
Bishop Thomas Olmsted and The Office of Child & Youth Protection would like to cordially invite you to gather for a Mass of healing and reconciliation for survivors of abuse and their families on Tue, Dec 9 at 6:30pm, at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave, Phoenix.
Questions: Please call your local parish or the Office of Child and Youth Protection at 602-354-2396.
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