Weekly Message from Bishop Olmsted: April 1

Diocese of Phoenix Mass Cancellations and Other Restrictions

Effective immediately and until further notice, Bishop Olmsted is suspending all weekday and Sunday Masses, and asking for all parish- and diocesan-based public gatherings to be cancelled.


Hermitage at Home

Lesson 6: Making Use of Media to Celebrate Holy Week

04-03-2020Fr. Larry Merta

To my Flock at Holy Cross,

In my last article, I spoke of livestreaming the liturgical events of Holy Week from Holy Cross. That won’t be possible with such short notice. Allow me to refer you to Bishop Olmsted’s Sunday Celebration at 9:00 AM on AZTV7. A live broadcast will also available via Relevant Radio on 1310 AM at the same hour. You can also find it by LIVE FEED HERE.

As mentioned yesterday, there is a flipbook containing worship aids for your use during the sacred liturgies and other ideas that are meant to bring you spiritually together as a family and get more out of your celebrations while at home. Here’s the LINK again if you missed it yesterday.


Family Catholic movies, talks, and study classes are all available for you to hear and view. All FREE for you to use!

Announcements and Events

Catholic Jewelry and Rosary Sale

Holy Cross Life Teen Youth Ministry will be holding a jewelry sale in the courtyard in the future. Proceeds will benefit Holy Cross teens attending a summer youth retreat.

For questions or more information, contact Patti Phillips in the RE Office at pphillips@holycrossmesa.org or 480-325-5375 . Thank you for supporting our Youth!

Music Ministry Needs

A good bass player to help us with the band at the 4:00pm Mass. You need to have your own instrument and you need to be able to play it well.

A person running our sound for the 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm Masses.

Please contact Jaime Cortez at jcortez@holycrossmesa.org.


Holy Cross is offering the Essential Courses developed by the Kino Institute.

8 courses consisting of 6 hours of instruction each. Tuesdays 9:15-11:00am from Sep through Apr.


Grief Support Group

May 6, 2020: 10:30am - 12:00pm

1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10:30am-12:00pm in Education Bldg Room D.


Grief Support Group

May 20, 2020: 10:30am - 12:00pm

1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10:30am-12:00pm in Education Bldg Room D.