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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.

2013 Old Fashion Parish Supper, Saturday November 2

The Hospitality Committee hosted the annual Old Fashion Parish Supper on Saturday, November 2. More than 190 parishioners and their guests enjoyed a turkey and ham dinner.

Images of Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for Philippines disaster relief

Holy Cross Council 10617 of the Knights of Columbus sponsored a pancake breakfast on Sunday, November17 to raise funds for victims of the disaster in the Philippines. The Council donated the cost of the supplies and all the labour so that all donations would go directly to those in need. Many thanks to the volunteers and to those who attended breakfast after Mass.

K of C Marian Prayer Program - Mary, the Immaculate Conception before the altar

The sacred image of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, the centrepiece of the Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Program, before the altar at Holy Cross Parish from late December until January 1, 2014, the Feast of Mary, Mother of God. Holy Cross Council 10617 is honoured to have been one of the first councils in Ontario to host the prayer program, the sixteenth organized by the order since 1979.

Holy Cross Parish Youth Group Pasta Dinner, February 1, 2014

The Youth Group at Holy Cross Parish hosted its annual Pasta Dinner on the evening of February 1, 2014. Despite a heavy snowfall, parishioners filled the hall to enjoy a lasagna dinner prepared and served by the youth of the parish.

Various views of Confirmation at Holy Cross Parish, May 26, 2014

Archbishop Prendergast confirmed 26 candidates on May 26, 2014. The young people had been preparing for several months, aided by their teachers and a team of volunteers from the parish, led by Tom Flynn.

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.

Scenes from Session 1 of the 2014 Holy Cross Parish Faith Formation Program

September 29, 2014: approximately 120 parishioners and visitors gathered to hear our pastor, Fr. James Raphel, and André Regnier, founder of Catholic Christian Outreach, discuss dynamic Catholics and evangelization. This year, the theme of our six-session program is based on the very popular Apostolic Exhortation, EVANGELII GAUDIUM (“The Joy of the Gospel”) by the Holy Father, Pope Francis. The next session, October 6, features talks by Fr. James and Tavis Goski, a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Ottawa.