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Wednesday, July 30
8:30 am
† Souls in Purgatory
Thursday, July 31
8:30 am
† Maricruz Rodriguez
Friday, August 1
8:30 am
† Maria Celestina Abdegano
Saturday, August 2
8:30 am
† Arlen Hoffman
4:00 pm
† Earl Jarvis
Sunday, August 3
6:30 am
† Gaulia Krebsbach
8:00 am
† Thanksgiving
10:00 am
† Michelle De Marco
12:00 pm
† Betty Conley
2:00 pm
† Souls in Purgatory
4:00 pm
† Ramiro Inocencio & Family
Monday, August 4
8:30 am
† John A. Fallon
Tuesday, August 5
8:30 am
† Thomas Kabat
More Information

RE Registration

2nd Collections

Registration for all Faith Formation Classes

Register in the RE Office:
July 26 and 27—After all Masses
Monday, July 28 through Thursday, August 7 — 9:00-11:00am
Tuesday, July 29—3:00-7:30pm

You can download the registration form 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,
6th-12th grade: Patti Phillips,

La forma para inscribirse se puede bajar 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,
6º-12º: Patti Phillips,

New Office & Church Hours

Effective August 1, 2014

Church Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7:30am-12noon
Saturday: 7:30am-5:30pm
Sunday: 5:30am-5:30pm

Parish Office Hours:

Monday-Thursdays: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12noon
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Paving & Painting Project

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O Good Jesus, my God and my All, keep me ever near Thee, let nothing for a moment separate me from Thee.

Fr. Solomon Bandiho's "Personal Story"

Early Situation
Each of us has a unique journey. My story starts on the shores of Lake Victoria, in Bukoba, Tanzania some 49 years ago. I am the fifth born of eight children to the late parents who were small-scale farmers in an area dominated by hills and valleys [9 degrees below the equator] and with basically two seasons, the rainy and dry seasons.

Visiting Bukoba, you will find ‘forests’ of unending green banana plantations, which is the main food in that area. [It is in these plantations that people build their permanent homes. Apart from food, bananas serve many other purposes such as juice, fruit and beer. Leaves of banana plants serve as plates, glasses for drinking water or beer as well as umbrellas. Parts of their stem reserve moisture, which is used for cleansing when water is scarce. Banana barks serve as ropes; they are used in making baskets for grain storage, carpets, tablemats as well as decorations. Children use parts of a banana plant to make soccer balls and toys.] Other foods in the area include sweet and ‘Irish’ potatoes, yams and cassava, and fish from the fresh waters of Lake Victoria.

Basic Education
Although not educated themselves, my parents valued education. They couldn’t help me with my school assignments but made sure that a lantern was filled up with kerosene to enable me to study at night. The conditions to attend school were not easy at all. When I began my basic education at age seven, for example, I would wake up around 6 AM, grab previous night’s cold leftovers and walk [bare footed] seven miles to school where I was supposed to report at 7:30 AM. I spent the whole day without lunch and when classes ended at 4.30 PM, I returned home to help with house responsibilities like bringing family cattle home from grazing areas, chopping firewood and fetching water from the streams for cooking.

A Choice to Priesthood
While in grade three, I joined the altar server team at my home parish. After a couple of years, I felt a calling of being like the priests I served on the altar. Thanks to my Pastor, who made the necessary arrangements, I joined the junior Seminary at age 15. My departure from home was the beginning of the long journey to priesthood. I never looked back both academically and the route of life I had decided to take, although there were several bumps on the way related with limited funds. Thanks to the missionary priests who were ready to fill the gaps.

National Service Experience: A challenging year
The national service year was compulsory to all Tanzanian men and women at that time. It was a challenging year in many ways, none like we had experienced before. Through tough training and extensive demands, I came to recognize the importance of other people and team work, especially in times of great need and despair. Despite that positive experience, I almost left the priestly vocation while there. Being the best volley baller in our intake, I became the point of attraction to the army officers. Coming from a poor family and being assured of employment in the army, it was easy for me to accept the invitation, so as to get funds and help my poor parents and siblings back home. Thank God, the love for the priesthood was still strong that I ignored the offer.

Senior Seminaries, Ordination and Past Assignments
Having successfully completed high school education and National Service, I had philosophical studies for two years; then theological studies for five years [which included the year of discernment]. I was ordained transitional deacon on December 12 , 1993, and a priest on June 19, 1994 for the Catholic Diocese of Bukoba, Tanzania.

Apart from the year I spent at the parish immediately after ordination and the other two years I attended Graduate Studies in Nairobi, Kenya, the rest of the years have been spent in the Seminaries either as formator or lecturer in Systematic Theology.

After serving the National Senior Seminary community for 9 years in a row, 6 of which I obliged as Rector, the Bishops released me for a sabbatical leave and further studies. Thus, in August through December 2011, I attended the sabbatical program at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. Thereafter, Bishop Thomas Olmsted asked me to serve in the Diocese of Phoenix. I obeyed the calling and served at St. Helen’s Parish in Glendale as the Parochial Administrator from January to August, 2012. In the Fall of 2012 I joined the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, Berkeley campus, to pursue a doctorate degree in Systematic Theology.

New Ministry at Holy Cross Parish
Though still working on my dissertation, I wholeheartedly accepted the calling of the Holy Spirit, through the Bishop of Phoenix, Most Rev. Thomas Olmsted, to come and work with you and for you at this wonderful community of Holy Cross Parish. I appreciate and promise to uphold all the good things you were able to accomplish with Fr. Felt for the last 10 years. Together you built a Parish family where even outsiders feel at home. Indeed, that is how it should be. As the Second Vatican Council put it, the Church is the People of God, not a place. Our Church should be understood as God’s Family. Ours is not the Church of power but the Church of reciprocal service and mutual evangelization. I encourage you, dear parishioners, to continue to see God in one another and find strength and openness in the Holy Spirit. Let us cherish the multiplicity of cultures in our Parish where the motto has been, is and always will be ‘all are welcome.’ Yes, we are a community of faith, we are pilgrims on a journey, and that journey is moving on now.

Lastly, allow me to repeat what I already said in one of the previous bulletins: I have come to serve you as your friend and, together, continue with our journey of faith. Indeed, ministering to you is my life’s greatest privilege. Please pray for me, and be assured of my prayers and service for all of you.

Respectfully yours,
Fr. Solomon Bandiho


Situación inicial
Cada uno de nosotros tiene una jornada única. Mi historia comienza en las orillas del Lago Victoria, en Bukoba, Tanzania hace unos 49 años. Soy el quinto de ocho hijos, nacidos de mis padres ya difuntos, quienes eran agricultores en pequeña escala en un área dominada por valles y colinas (9 grados por debajo del ecuador) y donde básicamente sólo había dos estaciones, la lluviosa y la seca

Al visitar Bukoba, uno encuentra 'bosques' verdes interminables de plantaciones de bananos, que es el alimento principal en esa área. (Es en esas plantaciones donde la gente construye sus hogares permanentes. Aparte de alimento, los bananos sirven para muchos otros usos, como jugo, fruta y cerveza. Las hojas de las plantas de banana sirven como platos, recipientes para beber agua o cerveza y también como sombrillas. Parte de sus tallos guardan humedad, la cual se usa para lavarse cuando el agua escasea. La corteza de las plantas de banano sirve como sogas, se usa para hacer cestas para guardar grano, para hacer alfombras, tapetes individuales para la mesa, y también para artículos decorativos. Los niños usan partes de la planta de banana para hacer pelotas de fútbol y juguetes.) Otros alimentos en el área incluyen papas dulces y de las llamadas "irlandesas", camotes, yucas y pescado de las aguas frescas del Lago Victoria.

Educación Básica
Aunque mis padres no eran educados, ellos valoraban mucho la educación. No podían ayudarme con mis tareas de la escuela; pero se aseguraban de que hubiera una lámpara llena con gas kerosene para permitirme estudiar de noche. Las condiciones para asistir a la escuela no eran fáciles para nada. Por ejemplo, cuando comencé mi educación primaria a los siete años, yo tenía que despertarme a las 6 a.m., tomar las sobras frías de la cena de la noche anterior y caminar (descalzo) siete millas a la escuela donde se suponía que debía presentarme a las 7:30 a.m. Me pasaba todo el día sin comer y, cuando las clases terminaban a las 4:30 p.m., regresaba a casa para ayudar con las responsabilidades del hogar como recoger el ganado y traerlo a casa de los pastizales, cortar madera para el fuego e ir al arroyo a buscar agua para cocinar.

Mi elección del sacerdocio
Cuando estaba en tercer grado, me uní al grupo de monaguillos de mi parroquia. Después de un par de años, sentí el llamado de ser como los sacerdotes a quienes yo servía en el altar. Gracias a mi Pastor, quien hizo los arreglos necesarios, me uní al Seminario menor a los 15 años. Esa separación de mi hogar fue el comienzo del largo viaje hacia el sacerdocio. Nunca vi hacia atrás, ni académicamente ni en cuanto a la ruta que yo había decidido para mi vida, a pesar de que hubo varios obstáculos en el camino debido a mis fondos limitados. Gracias a los sacerdotes misioneros que siempre estuvieron listos a llenar ese hueco.

Experiencia de Servicio National: Un año lleno de desafíos
El año de servicio nacional era obligatorio a todo hombre o mujer en Tanzania en ese tiempo. Era un año lleno de desafíos en muchas maneras, y ninguno que yo hubiera experimentado antes. Por medio de entrenamiento pesado y de demandas enormes, llegué a reconocer la importancia de otras personas y del trabajo en equipo, especialmente en tiempos de gran necesidad y de desesperación. A pesar de la experiencia positiva, casi dejé la vocación sacerdotal mientras estuve allí. Como yo era el mejor jugador de volley ball en nuestro grupo, los oficiales del ejército pronto se fijaron en mí. Siendo de una familia pobre y recibiendo la seguridad de empleo en el ejército, se hacía fácil para mí aceptar la invitación de quedarme, para así obtener dinero y ayudar a mis pobres padres y hermanos allá en casa. Por la gracia de Dios, mi amor por el sacerdocio era todavía fuerte y eso me ayudó a no aceptar la oferta del ejército.

Seminarios mayores, ordenación, y trabajos anteriores
Después de completar exitosamente la educación secundaria y el Servicio Nacional, cursé estudios filosóficos por dos años; luego estudios teológicos por cinco años (que incluían el año de discernimiento). Fui ordenado como diácono en transición el 12 de diciembre de 1993, y ordenado como sacerdote el 19 de junio de 1994 en la Diócesis Católica de Bukoba, Tanzania.

Aparte del año que pasé en la parroquia inmediatamente después de mi ordenación y de otros dos años que asistí a la escuela graduada en Nairobi, Kenia, el resto de los años los he pasado en los Seminarios ya sea como formador y como profesor de Teología Sistemática.

Luego de servir a la comunidad del Seminario Nacional mayor por 9 años seguidos, seis de los cuales fue como Rector, los Obispos me otorgaron un sabático para descansar y para estudiar más. Así fue que desde agosto hasta diciembre de 2011 asistí al programa de sabático de la Escuela Oblata de Teología en San Antonio, Texas. Después, el Obispo Thomas Olmsted me pidió servir en la Diócesis de Phoenix. Yo obedecí el llamado y serví como Administrador Parroquial en la parroquia de St. Helen en Glendale de enero a agosto de 2012. En el otoño del 2012, me mudé para asistir a la Escuela Jesuita de Teología de la Universidad de Santa Clara en Berkeley, CA para completar un doctorado en Teología Sistemática.

Nuevo Ministerio en la Parroquia de la Santa Cruz
Aun cuando todavía estoy trabajando en mi disertación, con el mayor de los gustos acepté el llamado del Espíritu Santo, por medio del Obispo de Phoenix, Reverendísimo Thomas Olmsted, para venir y trabajar con ustedes y para ustedes en esta comunidad maravillosa de la Parroquia de la Santa Cruz. Yo aprecio -y les prometo mantener- todas las cosas buenas que pudieron lograr con el Padre Felt en los últimos 10 años. Juntos, ustedes construyeron una familia parroquial donde hasta los "fuereños" se sienten en casa. Y, definitivamente, así es como debe ser. Como lo dictó el Concilio Vaticano Segundo, la Iglesia es el Pueblo de Dios, no es un lugar. Nuestra Iglesia debe ser entendida como la Familia de Dios. La nuestra no es una iglesia de poder sino una Iglesia de servicio recíproco y de evangelización mutua. Los animo, queridos feligreses, a continuar viendo a Dios los unos en los otros y a encontrar la fuerza y la apertura en el Espíritu Santo. Apreciemos en todo su valor la multiplicidad de culturas en nuestra Parroquia, donde la misión ha sido, es y siempre será: "Todos son bienvenidos." Si, somos una comunidad de fe, somos peregrinos en una jornada, y esa jornada se está moviendo hacia adelante ahora mismo.

Por último, permítanme repetir lo que ya les he expresado en uno de los boletines anteriores: He venido a servirles a ustedes como su amigo, y he venido para que juntos continuemos con nuestra jornada de fe. Sin duda que servirles como Pastor a ustedes es el privilegio más grande de mi vida. Por favor recen por mí, y tengan la seguridad de que todas mis oraciones y mi servicio son para todos ustedes.

Padre Solomon Bandiho

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 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,
6th-12th grade: Patti Phillips,

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,
6º-12º: Patti Phillips,

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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

Church Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7:30am-12noon
Saturday: 7:30am-5:30pm
Sunday: 5:30am-5:30pm

Parish Office Hours:
Monday-Thursdays: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12noon
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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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

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

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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.

Next Cursillos:
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,, 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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Blood Drive

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.

Film Notes:
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 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

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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

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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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