• Fasting & Abstinence

    Fasting & Abstinence

    Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics.  In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

    For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59.  When fasting , a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two small meals that together are not equal to a full meal.

    The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 on wards.

    If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil(on Holy Saturday night) as the "paschal fast" to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection.

  • Tim Francis Presents: Do You Believe in Miracles?

    Tim Francis Presents: Do You Believe in Miracles?

    Sunday, February 25th
    at St. Teresa of Avila

    Tuesday, February 27th
    at Church of the Holy Cross

    Click the link below and watch Tim explain what you can expect to see:

  • Mass Times

    Mass Times

    Monday 7:00 am
    Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 8:00am
    Wed.: 6:30pm

    Saturday: 5:30pm
    Sunday: 9:00am and 11:00am

    Saturdays: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Weekdays 30 minutes before Mass

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  • 22 Feb
    Faith & Sharing 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
  • 22 Feb
    RCIA 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • 23 Feb
    Fr. Bob Presentation on Holiness 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
  • 23 Feb
    Stations 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • 24 Feb
    Confession 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • 25 Feb
    Marian Devotion 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • 22 Feb - 25 Feb
  • 25 Feb - 27 Feb
  • 28 Feb - 01 Mar
  • 01 Mar - 04 Mar

By the mid-1950's the Catholic community of northern Reno County and the city of Hutchinson north of 14th Street, had grown to more than 300 families. To meet the spiritual needs of this growing population, the Most Reverend Mark K. Carroll, Diocese of Wichita, created a new parish, the Church of the Holy Cross - June 14, 1957

Appointed first pastor for Holy Cross was Father Vincent Brown who celebrated his first Mass in the 4-H building on the Kansas State fairgrounds on June 23, 1957. This sIte for Sunday Mass was used until a new church and school building could be constructed. It was decided at the outset to construct an interim church with an elementary school and defer construction of the permanent church.

After a general meeting of parishioners, church commit­tee members were selected and parish buildings were planned. It was in early July that members of the parish chose the name of the new church. Father Brown de­scribed the voting as .. . . . “practically a unanimous choice in balloting by members of the parish."           .

Under the direction of the pastor, Father Brown, the committee members, Joseph B. Hesse and Joseph P. O'Sullivan, Sr., mapped out strategies for the raising of funds for a temporary church and an eight-grade elemen­tary school.

Construction began in July, 1958. The construction cost of the church was $152,307 while the school cost was approximately $62,000.

The building committee sought pledges totaling what then was a staggering $215,000. The planners recognized the church only as a temporary structure. They planned that it would someday house additional classrooms and a gymnasium-auditorium. The vision of the permanent structure off 26th Street had already begun.

The original structure was begun with ground breaking on July 13, 1958. The building that now serves as Holy Cross Grade School was completed and Mass was held in what now is the gymnasium of the school on April 19, 1959. Dedication and blessing of the new church and rectory was on Sunday, June 14, 1959 by Bishop Mark K. Carroll. Holy Cross Elementry School opened in the fall of 1962.

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Rice Bowl

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