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Holy Cross Parish, a community of clergy, religious and laity who, strengthened in Christ, and thankful for our blessings, seek to root ourselves in an authentic Christian community which is called to serve God in praise, each other in sharing, caring and healing, and our brothers and sisters, near and far, in prayer, peace and justice.

Mass Schedule - Holy Cross Parish, Ottawa

Holy Mass is celebrated daily, except on Monday. Mass intentions and changes to the schedule are announced in the bulletin, available on the website. The Rosary is recited at 4:30 Saturday, prior to the 5:00 p.m. Mass. Children's Liturgy is conducted during the 9:30 Sunday Mass.

Images from the Holy Cross Parish AGM, June 8, 2014

Members of Holy Cross Parish gathered after the 11:15 Mass for the parish's annual general meeting on Sunday, June 8. Fr. James Raphel provided a report on the activities of the parish. Committee chairs provided brief oral reports to supplement their written reports. Lunch was served by the Hospitality Committee.

Collage of image from Feast of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, 2014, Holy Cross Parish Ottawa

The Feast of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ was celebrated on Sunday, June 22, 2014. After the 9:30 Mass, a solemn process was held outside the church, followed by a Benediction service.

Collage of images from the Holy Cross Parish Feast, 2014

Holy Cross Parish celebrated its Parish Feast on Sunday, September 14, 2014. The activities included Mass at 10:00 a.m., followed by games for the children, musical entertainment, a barbecue and an organ recital. Fresh popcorn and cotton candy were especially popular with the children. Approximately 400 people braved the cool temperatures to enjoy the event.

Speakers at the Holy Cross Faith Formation 2014 Program

Speakers at the Faith Formation 2014 series were (clockwise from upper left) Fr. James Raphel, Deacon John Kennedy, André Renier, Tavis Goski and Bishop Christian Riesbeck. The 6-session series features talks on Dynamic Catholicism, evangelization, the Gospel of John and Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel).

Images from Confirmation 2015

Archbishop Prendergast confirmed 25 candidates on May 11, 2015. The young people had been preparing for several months, aided by their teachers and a team of volunteers from the parish, led by Fr. Gilles.

Parish members on Parliament Hill during the March for Life

Members of Holy Cross Parish gathered at the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill before the National March for Life, May 14, 2015.