In early 2016 Parish Council approved the sponsorship of “a Syrian refugee family”. The Refugee Resettlement Committee was formed and parishioners quickly responded to the news of a sponsorship with financial contributions (almost $33000). Soon the parish had a couple of grainy photos and the names of the Maher family: Naim, Fadia, May and Mayar.
Preparation for First Holy Communion and Reconciliation is about to get underway. Parents of candidates are asked to review the information in the attached documents and to bring the registration form to the mandatory parents meeting on November 22 at 6:30 pm in the parish hall.
First Communion is scheduled for Sunday, May 5 at the 11:15 Mass and on Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 pm. Children will be able to select the Mass they wish to attend.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in the spring of 2019. 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 November 7 at 6:30 pm in the parish hall.
Holy Cross parishioners will once again be on Parliament Hill for the National March for Life, a yearly event sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition. Started 20 years ago, the March has become the largest rally on Parliament Hill. Last year 20,000 people were there. This year’s theme is “Life, We Stand on Guard for Thee.” Let us stand on guard for all life from conception to natural death.
A team of Friendly Visitors has been trained to bring the human compassion of friendship to home-bound frail elders and caregivers.
This dedicated group of volunteers at Holy Cross Parish has designed and pioneered a model of appropriate Christian Caring. Their work has been carried out with the cooperation of the Archdiocesan Office of Social Justice in Pastoral Services.