Activities

Parishioners Have Free Access to "Formed.org"

Formed.org overview

Holy Cross Parish has purchased a subscription to Formed.org to provide members of the parish free access to a comprehensive set of videos, audio recordings, study series and books. Enjoy these resources at your computer or from your Android or iOS mobile device.

To register, simply click on the blue Register Now button in the ad below. If you prefer to access the content from your mobile device, download the Formed app from your app store and register on holycrossottawa.formed.org.

Parish Mission Preached by Fr Eugene O'Reilly

Fr. Eugene O'Reilly, C.Ss.R., preached a four-day mission at Holy Cross Parish on the evenings of October 20-23. 

On the first evening, Fr. O'Reilly's topic was "Intimacy with God/Self". In speaking of our creation in the image and likeness of God, Fr. O'Reill explained, "When we look at one another, we are seeing a mirror, a reflection of God". A video recording of the first session is available below. 

Holy Cross and St. Bernard Parishes Seek a Lay Pastoral Assistant

Holy Cross and St Bernard are growing faith communities that bring people to Christ, to form disciples and sends them out to transform the world. Our community members commit to worship, to grow, to serve, to connect and to give.

Healthy faith environments are key to growth and made up of people who focus to transform lives, are humble to be ongoing learners, and relational when it come to work together as a community. They lead others in their giftedness to allow them to grow and become effective leaders.

First Communion 2020 Information for Parents - Revised

Children of the parish will receive First Holy Communion on April 26 or May 3, 2019 at either the 9:30 or 11:15 Masses.

The children will be enrolled at the 9:30 Mass on January 12 or January 19. Children and their parent/guardian are expected to continue to attend our 9:30 Masses so the candidates can participate in the children's liturgy as part of their preparation. 

The full schedule for the childrens' preparation is attached in the PDF file "First Holy Communion 2020 - Dates.pdf".

Sacrament of Confirmation, 2020: Important Information for Parents

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in the spring of 2020. The date will be published when the diocese confirms the schedule for the year.

Parents of candidates are asked to review the information in the attached document and to bring the registration form to the mandatory parents meeting on October 28 at 6:30 pm in the parish hall.

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