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Tuesday, March 3
8:30 am
† Arthur D. Gallegos
Wednesday, March 4
8:30 am
† Ilario Panetta
6:00 pm
 
Thursday, March 5
8:30 am
† Don Helgerson
Friday, March 6
8:30 am
† Joseph & Rose Panigutti
Saturday, March 7
8:30 am
† Emily Benjamin
4:00 pm
† Peter Acton, Donna Louise Clark
Sunday, March 8
6:30 am
† Johanna Vreeburg
8:00 am
† Richard Wals
Parishioners of Holy Cross
10:00 am
† Melvin Pohlman, Viola Chaidez
12:00 pm
† Catherine Affatigato
2:00 pm
† Manuela Padilla
4:00 pm
† Joe McCormick
Monday, March 9
8:30 am
† Bill Benton

Lenten Stations

Adult Education

SET Renewal

Catholic Burial

Wed. Mass/Confession

We hope you will attend. Refreshments will be served.

Should you need information before then, please contact our parish representative, Maureen O’Connell at (623) 521-6620.

Facilitator: Deacon Gene Messer
Location: Holy Cross’ Wellens Hall
Tuesday Mornings, 9:15 – 11:00 a.m.

March 3 – The Fourth Cup and The New Passover
March 10 – Eucharist
Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 – 8:15 p.m.
March 4 – The Fourth Cup and The New Passover
March 11 – Eucharist

“The Fourth Cup and the New Passover” is a DVD presentation by Dr. Brant Pitre, Professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Pitre will take you step by step through what the Passover sacrifice and the Passover meal were like at the time of Jesus. He explores questions such as:

  • Why were the Passover lambs “crucified” in the shape of a cross?
  • Why were four cups of wine required for every Passover?
  • Did Jesus actually finish the Last Supper? When did he drink the fourth Passover cup?

By seeing the Last Supper through Jewish eyes, you will learn how Jesus transformed what would have otherwise been simply a Roman execution into a Passover sacrifice—the new Passover of the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

The “Eucharist,” is a DVD presentation by theologian, Fr. Robert Barron (creator of the popular Catholicism series). Fr. Barron offers inspiring insights into the mystery of Christ’s presence in our lives and the centrality of the Eucharist as an important part of that presence. This fresh look at the Eucharist brings to light its reality as sacred meal, the sacrifice necessary for communion with God and the real presence of Christ.

Please contact Cindy at 480-981-2021 x214 or cbenzing@holycrossmesa.org if you can join us so that we have sufficient handouts prepared. Walk-ins are always welcome.

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Sacred Heart of Jesus, burning with love for us, may the whole world burn with love of You.

Wednesdays during Lent - Mass and Confession

Join us on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm during Lent for Mass. Confessions will be before Wednesday Mass from 5:00-5:45pm.

[ Lent/Easter ]

Fridays during Lent

Stations of the Cross
3:30pm (English)
6:30pm (English)
7:00pm (Spanish)

Lenten Fish Fry Dinner
4:30-6:30pm in Wellens Hall

[ Lent/Easter ]

Vestment Replacement for Priests and Deacons

Many of the vestments worn by our Priests and Deacons are in need of replacement. The majority of vestments currently used by our clergy were purchased over 15 years ago and are showing signs of wear. We are ordering some replacement Chasubles (worn by the Priests) and Dalmatics (worn by the Deacons).

You can make a contribution to purchase an individual vestment to honor a deceased family or friend. The parish would then have a label sewn in to the inner vestment which could read, "In Memory Of ... (your family member's name")

If you would like to make a donation for a vestment, please contact Fr. Ramirez or Deacon Gene Messer.

[ Donations Needed ]

Knights of Columbus Annual State Raffle

Feb 28, 2015

The Holy Cross Knights of Columbus will be selling our annual State raffle tickets to support local Charities.  The drawing will be held Sat, May 16. Prizes range from $10K to $1K with four $500 prizes.  Half of all money collected is returned to Holy Cross.  Please ask any Knight of Columbus if you are interested.

Ticket Sales - Feb 28/Mar 1 after all Masses
Ticket Sales - Apr 11/12 after all Masses

Donation is $5 per ticket or $20 for a book of 5.

Los Caballeros de Colón de la Iglesia de la Santa Cruz estarán vendiendo boletos de su Rifa Anual para apoyar a diferentes localidades de caridad. La rifa se dará a cabo el 16 de mayo. Hay premios desde diezmil dólares hasta mil, y hay cuatro premios de quinientos dólares. La mitad del dinero que se colecta se regresa a la parroquia de la Santa Cruz. Los tiquetes cuestan $5.00 cada uno o se pueden comprar cinco por $20.00. Pueden consultar a cualquier miembro de los Caballeros de Colón si tienen preguntas.

[ Knights of Columbus ]

Statement of the Diocese of Phoenix Re: Arrest of Fr. Solomon Bandiho

Mar 1, 2015

ENGLISH SPANISH

[ Around the Diocese ]

The Fourth Cup and The New Passover

Mar 3, 2015

Facilitator:  Deacon Gene Messer
Location:  Holy Cross’ Wellens Hall

Tue, Mar 3, 9:15-11:00am
OR
Wed, Mar 4, 6:30-8:15pm

The Fourth Cup and the New Passover is a DVD presentation by Dr. Brant Pitre, Professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, LA.  Dr. Pitre will take you step by step through what the Passover sacrifice and the Passover meal were like at the time of Jesus. He explores questions such as:

  • Why were the Passover lambs “crucified” in the shape of a cross?
  • Why were four cups of wine required for every Passover?
  • Did Jesus actually finish the Last Supper? When did he drink the fourth Passover cup?

By seeing the Last Supper through Jewish eyes, you will learn how Jesus transformed what would have otherwise been simply a Roman execution into a Passover sacrifice—the new Passover of the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

Please contact Cindy at 480-981-2021 x214 or cbenzing@holycrossmesa.org if you can join us so that we have sufficient handouts prepared. Walk-ins are always welcome.

[ Faith Formation ]

First Friday Adoration

Mar 6, 2015 (9:00a - 11:30a)

Come join us this Fri, Mar 6 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.

[ First Friday ]

Eucharist

Mar 10, 2015

Facilitator:  Deacon Gene Messer
Location:  Holy Cross’ Wellens Hall

Tue, Mar 10, 9:15-11:00am
OR
Wed, Mar 11, 6:30-8:15pm

The Eucharist is a DVD presentation by theologian, Fr. Robert Barron (creator of the popular Catholicism series).  Fr. Barron offers inspiring insights into the mystery of Christ’s presence in our lives and the centrality of the Eucharist as an important part of that presence.  This fresh look at the Eucharist brings to light its reality as sacred meal, the sacrifice necessary for communion with God and the real presence of Christ.

Please contact Cindy at 480-981-2021 x214 or cbenzing@holycrossmesa.org if you can join us so that we have sufficient handouts prepared.  Walk-ins are always welcome.

[ Faith Formation ]

Caregivers Support Group Meeting

Mar 11, 2015 (2:30p)

Holy Cross Caregivers: spring is in the air and it's time for renewal. Come get your caregiving energy renewed at the next caregivers' support group meeting on Wed, Mar 11 at 2:30pm. We meet in classrooms 1-2 on the second floor of Mountain Vista Medical Center which is located on the southeast corner of Southern Avenue and Crismon Road in Mesa. Park in the east parking lot and come in through the outpatient entry located on the east side of the Center.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to call 1-877-924-9355 to pre-register. For any questions about the caregivers' support group, call Holy Cross parishioner and group facilitator, Evelyn Sanchez, at 602-882-5197.

[ Caregivers Support Group ]

Diocese of Phoenix Cemeteries and Mortuaries Catholic Heritage Plan

Mar 12, 2015

Representatives from The Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries will be visiting our parish to explain the Catholic Heritage Program to us.

In the near future all interested families in our parish will be contacted by a cemetery representative and be given the important "Family Memorial Estate Planning Guide" – an important tool for making good decisions before a time when grief and concern throw the mind into turmoil. There is no obligation in receiving the "Family Memorial Estate Planning Guide".

If for any reason you do not wish to be contacted by representatives of our Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries, please call 602-267-1329 and your name will be removed from the list.

[ Catholic Cemeteries ]

Catholic Burial and Mortuary Pre-Planning

Mar 12, 2015 (9:00a)

a representatives from the Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries will be presenting an informative information seminar on Catholic Burial and Mortuary Pre-Planning in the Wellen’s Hall at 9:00am after the daily Mass.

Refreshments will be served.

Should you need information before then, please contact our parish representative, Maureen O’Connell at 623-521-6620.

[ Catholic Cemeteries ]

Holy Cross Cursillistas Evening Ultreya

Mar 12, 2015 (5:30p)

Please bring your favorite cookies and enjoy good music, meet new friends and experience a wonderful evening.
Host—Gary Zimmermann
Guest Speaker—Floyd Wakefield

[ Cursillo ]

Rosary Makers

Mar 12, 2015

Please join us on Thursday morning, Mar 12 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 cbenzing@holycrossmesa.org for more information.

[ Rosary Makers ]

Baby Bottle Drive

Mar 14, 2015 to Mar 15, 2015

9 out of 10 pregnant women, who see the ultra sound image of their baby in the womb, choose LIFE for their child, instead of aborting the baby. Will you help us to save the life of that baby? Holy Cross Church will support "Product Ultrasound", co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, with a "Baby Bottle Drive" to help raise funds to assist a pregnancy center in the area to purchase their ultrasound unit.

Baby bottles were distributed so save your change each day!! Turn in the baby bottles with donations on the weekend of Mar 14/15.

[ Respect Life ]

Lenten Penance Service

Mar 16, 2015

at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

[ Lent/Easter ]

Understanding Death as a Christian

Mar 17, 2015

Tue, Mar 17
"What Happens When I Die as a Christian?"
Presented by Jan Reagor

Wed, Mar 18
"How We Grieve as Christians"
Presented by Deacon Tom

in Wellens Hall 6:00-8:00pm

For Questions call Jan Reagor 480-830-8346

[ Faith Formation ]

Fashion show hosted by the Catholic Daughters Court #2164

Mar 19, 2015 (9:00a)

A morning just for you! A Fashion show hosted by the Catholic Daughters Court #2164. Join us at the Dillard's store at San Tan Mall at Greenfield and Williams Field Rd on Thu, Mar 19 at 9:00am. We will enjoy breakfast and then set back, relax and the fun begins: The fashions, the shoes, the jewelry, Make-up demonstrations, learn proper bra sizing, win door prizes and more.

Tickets just $10.

Call Genny Leggett at 480-734-8427 or Elaine Hughes at 480-539-4243

[ Catholic Daughters ]

Diocese of Phoenix Men's Conference: Freedom - Men for All Season

Mar 21, 2015 (9:00a - 5:30p)

at Xavier College Preparatory, Phoenix

Speakers include:
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares
Dr. Peter Kreeft, Author and Professor of Philosophy at Boston College
Tom Peterson, President & Founder: CatholicsComeHome.org and VirtueMedia.org
Fr. John Parks, Priest for the Diocese of Phoenix

Tickets now available!
Cost: Individual $56.50
$46.50 when 10 tickets are purchased at one time
Students (with student ID): $33.50

[ Around the Diocese ]

Annual Chrism Mass

Mar 30, 2015 (7:00p)

The Mass of Oils and all priest renew their priestly commitment.
Mon, Mar 30 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, Phoenix

[ Around the Diocese ]

2nd Annual Laugh4Hope Comedy Night

Apr 11, 2015 (7:00p)

Proceeds to benefit Life Choices Women's Clinics and the Hope Mobile.

Fundraiser on Sat, Apr 11 at 7:00pm at Grand Canyon University Arena. New talent. New date. Same venue.
Doors open at 6:00pm. Show starts at 7:00pm.

Get tickets at www.gcuarena.com/ or call 602-639-8979, or visit us at www.laugh4hopePHX.com.

[ Around the Diocese ]

Vacation Bible School 2015

Jun 8, 2015 to Jun 12, 2015

Set sail with the Holy Trinity and Saint Patrick

Registration opening soon!

Help us go GREEN
Do you have any left-over Saint Patrick's Day décor and don't know what to do with it? Bring it to the RE Office! We're looking for kid-appropriate décor, table ware, balloons, streamers, and shamrocks for this summer's Vacation Bible School. Please contact Patti Phillips in the RE Office for more information. 325-5375 ext. 213 or pphillips@holycrossmesa.org.

[ VBS ]