Live the Year of Mercy day by day with the Year of Mercy Calendar.
Each day of the week provides helpful suggestions to live a more merciful life. You may download the calendar, order a calendar, sign-up for daily emails, texts, follow facebook or twitter at: http://www.livemercy.org/
YOU ARE INVITED - The next Holy Cross book discussion will be held April 26, at 7 pm in the lower level.This month's selection is by Wendell Berry, titledHANNAH COULTER.It is a fictional story, narrated by a Kentucky widow. Chapter 14,"The Room of Love," in only six pages conveys volumes about love, marriage and an attitude of gratitude.Reading this book is like sitting at the knee of a grandparent telling about days gone by, but with a clear appraisal of the times we live in and of hope for our future.Refreshments will be served - come and enjoy listening to our discussion or if you like to read too, find a copy of this small book and join in our informal discussion about it.All are welcome.
Hospitality of the Face and Heart
“A day never passed without Dorothy Day speaking of the works of mercy: feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, giving shelter to the homeless, caring for sick, visiting prisoners, burying the dead, admonishing the sinner, instructing the ignorant, counseling the doubtful, comforting the sorrowful, bearing wrongs patiently, forgiving all injuries, praying for the living and the dead.
She helped us understand a merciful life has many levels: there is hunger not only for food but also for faith, not only for a place at the table but also for a real welcome, not only for assistance but also for listening, not only for kind words but also for truthful words. There is not only hospitality of the door but also hospitality of the face and heart. As she said, ‘We are here to celebrate Him through these works of mercy.’”
Excerpted from the Catholic Education Resource Center. The original article, “Dorothy Day: Saint & Troublemaker," by Jim Forest ran in Canticle Magazine (Winter, 1998).
Parents of Students at Holy Cross & Trinity
"Attention Parents - Parishioners of Holy Cross with Students at Holy Cross & Trinity:
As agreed by the schools administration and the priests of the three parishes, you should schedule a meeting with your parish priest and have your enrollment agreement form signed in his presence! This form is required for your kids' enrollment! PLEASE BRING THE CHILDREN ALSO!! This is an opportunity to ask questions and get clarifications on issues you may raise! Normally the meeting would last around 15-30 minutes!
Please call the parish office the soonest possible time to schedule your meeting! The sooner the better!"
Thank you! Fr. Roger
First Saturday with Benediction, Adoration and Confession
Holy Cross parish will now have First Saturday Mass followed by an hour of Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction! This begins Saturday, February 6th! Great opportunity to encounter mercy as we celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
On the first week-end of the month additional times for Confession include: Saturday: also, After 5:30pm mass Sunday: 8:30am and After 11:00am mass
Website Sponsorships Available!
In the weeks ahead, our parish representative from Solutio, Inc., will be setting up the advertising for our website for the year.
Please consider participating in this effort since the revenue from the ads is what makes the website possible at no cost to the parish.
It’s a great way to get your name in front of the families in the parish.Advertisements may be purchased for a business, family memorial, or you can sponsor an ad supporting Catholic Charities, Knights of Columbus, Vocations, etc.
Please give these ideas some thought. We need and appreciate your help!If you are interested or just curious as to prices and want more information, please contact 620.727.2031 or
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