Mission Statement

09-17-2017Fr. Larry Merta

I am profoundly grateful to Fr. Felt for the foresight he had in fostering a multi-cultural aware parish. In fact, by the time I got to Holy Cross, I didn't perceive any animosity from our diversity. For that reason I thought it was time to revisit our mission statement and speak to our new situation. I didn't want to do this alone. So, with the help of our Parish Council and Ministry Leaders we came together as a Parish Synod to reflect once again on our needs as a parish. Last May 13th, on the 100th anniversary of our Lady of Fatima's appearance in Portugal we entrusted our reflections to her and the fruit of that reflection is now woven into our new mission statement on the cover page of this bulletin. The statement has two parts: firstly, what is at the Center of our Catholic identity and secondly, because of that identity how should we engage the outside world with it. Note the missionary impetus that's there. Even before we took action to think deeply about the missionary status inherent to our Baptism, there were a number of parishioners already beginning new activities of outreach to those outside our Parish Community. I think we are heading in a very good direction.

  • Your Pastor,
  • Fr. Larry

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Help Wanted: Money Counting Ministry Volunteers

We are in need of 4 volunteers who would like to help us once a month (for approximately 2 hours).


Help Wanted: Mentor Couples through Marriage Preparation

Have you ever thought about using your beautiful marriage witness to help prepare couples for marriage in the Church?


2017 AZ Rosary Celebration Registration - Attention all Holy Cross Ministries

Ministries that want to participate with the Holy Cross Knights of Columbus as a part of the 2017 AZ Rosary Celebration Blessing Procession Oct 22 at the Phoenix Convention Center will need to register by Fri, Oct 6.


That Man is You
Sep 23 6:00am

at All Saints Catholic Church (McKay Hall), 1534 N. Recker Rd


Ice Cream Social with Fr. Larry
Sep 24

Fr. Larry would like to share his thoughts and ideas on the future of our Parish.


Theology of the Body for Teens
Sep 24

Holy Cross Youth Ministry and Respect Life Ministry invite all Middle School and High School students to attend two dynamic presentations on Theology of the Body.


Baptism Preparation Class - Spanish
Sep 24 3:00pm

Si están interesados en bautizar a sus niños menores de 7 años, vengan a una sesión para padres de familia el domingo, 24 de septiembre a las 3:00pm. La sesión será en el salón J.

40 Days for Life Fall Campaign
Sep 27 - Nov 5

Members of the Holy Cross Respect Life Ministry invite you to visit their table in the courtyard after all Masses the weekend of Sep 23/24.


Caregiver Support Group Meetings
Sep 28 2:30pm

Consider joining us for one or both of our two monthly meetings.