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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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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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Holy Hour & Rosary for Christians in Iraq
Aug 22, 2014 (7:00p)
Please attend a Holy Hour on Fri, Aug 22 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral to pray for the Christians who are being persecuted for their faith in Iraq. Pope Francis has called on Catholics to pray for the tens of thousands who have had to flee and who are suffering for their faith in Christ. A collection will be taken to support them at the Holy Hour. The local Iraqi Catholic community will be in attendance and their pastor will offer the scriptural reflection.
For more information, call 602-242-1300.
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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 for sacrament preparations are closed, but general formation classes are still available.
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.
Inscripciones para clases de Preparación de Sacramentos ya están cerradas pero aun tenemos clases disponibles en formación general.
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Choir Rehearsals begin soon
Aug 26, 2014
We begin our Children's Choir season once again. Children from 4th grade to 7th grade are invited to join. We rehearse on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:20pm in the Church. Our first rehearsal is Tue, Aug 26.
We begin rehearsals with our Adult Choir once again. This choir sings at the 8:00am Mass on Sundays. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:45pm in the Church.
Our first rehearsal will be on Tue, Aug 26.
Please e-mail Jaime Cortez if you have any questions.
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"Mary of Nazareth" - 3rd viewing
Aug 27, 2014 (7:00p)
at Harkins Superstition 25 Theater,
6950 East Superstition Blvd. Mesa (next to Home Depot).
Cost: $10.00 per ticket
Advanced sale of tickets only. No tickets available at the theater.
Contact Steve Nosal for tickets. 602-290-2456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sep 4, 2014 (12:00p)
Wellens Hall, Rm. J
Attention Holy Cross Cursillistas...Come witness, share and celebrate the Cursillo movement with you friends from Holy Cross who have already made their Cursillo.
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Catholics in the Public Square
Sep 6, 2014 (8:00a)
Bishop Olmsted would like to invite everyone to join him for the "Catholics in the Public Square" event being held on Sat, Sep 6 at the Diocesan Pastoral Center. The event begins with 8:00am Mass at St. Mary's Basilica and will end at 12:00pm. The Phoenix Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and the Knights of Columbus are sponsoring this event, which is entirely free, includes breakfast, and features prominent national Catholic speakers.
RSVP to 602-568-5286 or email email@example.com.
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RCIA Journey for the Unbaptized
Sep 7, 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, Sep 7.
Sacrament Preparation Classes for Adults will begin on Sun, Sep 7.
Please contact Cindy at 480-981-2021 x 214 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an registration meeting.
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Aid to Women Center's Fall Fala Fundraiser "Heroes"
Sep 20, 2014 (5:00p)
at the Doubletree, Phoenix-Tempe
5:00pm Open House at Aid to Women Center
6:00pm Cocktail Hour
7:00pm Dinner & Program with featured speaker Josh Brahm.
Call Aid to Women Center
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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 = $125.00 ($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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Annual Celebrate Marriage Event with Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted
Sep 27, 2014 (10:00a)
at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral
Come celebrate marriage at this annual diocesan event consisting of a beautiful bilingual Mass with Bishop Olmsted and luncheon. This year's speakers at the luncheon are humorous and dynamic Steve and Becky Greene, radio hosts of The Catholic Conversation, "The Surprising Joys
Surrounding Marriage." Mass begins at 10:00am, luncheon follows in the parish hall. Those
celebrating 25th, 40th, and 50th
+ jubilee anniversaries receive a special blessing, group photo with Bishop
Olmsted, and frameable certificate when pre-registered.
$45 per couple for luncheon. Registration required.
For registration information, call Clarissa Quiring at 602-354-2132. Or register online at
www.OurCovenantofLovePHX.org. Seating for luncheon and speakers limited. Couples of all ages
welcome, as well as family members.
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7th Annual MP9K - A Race for Maggie’s Place Arizona
Oct 5, 2014
Sponsored by: Luis Gonzalez – Going Gonzo For Kids
at Arts Park at Tempe Town Lake Sun, Oct 5 at 7:23am
9K Run, 10K Run, 5K Run / Walk, 5K Stroller Push, Diaper Dash and Kids’ Dash
Join us at our 7th Annual MP9K in Tempe, AZ. Bring your friends and family to this fun, family oriented and stroller friendly event! Participants receive a custom Tech shirt and a chip timed result.
100% of the proceeds benefit Maggie’s Place.
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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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