Children from Holy Cross Parish and/or Holy Cross School, grades 2-6, may choose to participate in our Children's Mass Choir. We sing once a month during the school year at a weekend Mass. (We rehearse in the lower level about 45 minutes before the beginning of Mass.) Our job is to joyfully bring the congregation into the spirit of praise during the celebration of the Mass!
All 5th and 6th graders have the opportunity to participate in band at Holy Cross. Each band rehearses 1-2 times each week at the end of the school day. Students choose their own instrument with input from the band director, and stick with it throughout the semester. Both bands have a performance at the end of each semester in the Holy Cross gymnasium.
"THE LIBRARY LANTERN" Do you like working with books and want to share our wonderful Catholic Faith with others? Our Holy Cross Church library is a perfect place for you to express that love. If you have the ability to type book information onto library cards (either on a typewriter or labels on a computer) you are a good candidate. If you are interested, please call Ruth Howard at 620-669-0672
Fridays of Lent; 12:10-12:50 p.m. Fr. Ken VanHaverbeke and Dusty Gates will explore the parables of Jesus during the Friday Lenten lunch hours. Pack a lunch and join us or call 24- hours ahead of time to reserve a lunch from our dining room. No charge other than a reserved lunch.
MASS WITH CHILDREN Friday, Feb. 16; 11:15 a.m. This monthly celebration of our regular daily Mass is tailored especially for the littlest among us. Bring your infants, preschool, and school age children to this Mass to help them learn. No charge.
Holy Cross Ministry of Consolation will meet on Feb. 11, 2018 after 11:00 Mass at Holy Cross in the lower level. We will have a pot luck lunch followed by presentation and sharing. February is the month of love and Valentines. Our theme will center on continuing to love and remember those who are no longer on earth with us. Please join us if you think it might help in your grieving process. There is no right or wrong way to grieve and no time limit. Support from others can be very helpful. ContactDiane McCarville 620-662-3757
Fr. Bob Pinninti will be presenting in the lower level, “A Lenten Journey with St. Francis De Sales. welcome to practice holiness being in the midst of the world” as presented by St. Francis De Sales, Doctor of the church in his spiritual classic, Introduction to the Devout Life, in 7 one-hour sessions, on Friday at 5 pm. Sessions will end on March 16th . You will need a copy of Introduction to the Devout Life for the session. It is available on Amazon or from Fr. Bob.
FEB 17th & 18th - With the holiday season well in the past, the food donations tend to drop. Please open you hearts and make this February a super month for giving. The Food Band weekend this month is February 17th & 18th. Thanks so much to Carolyn & Jerry Arpin and Amy Wagoner for delivering the food in January
Beginning Ash Wednesday, February 14 at noon, the Faith Sharing Book Group will begin study of Perfectly Yourself, the book we received from the parish as a Christmas Gift. If you haven't taken time to begin reading this Matthew Kelly book, why not make this a Lenten promise to yourself and join us. We meet in the lower level at noon, so you could make this your lunch hour reflection. Eat your brown bag lunch and learn from the group simultaneously. We would love to welcome new members. Any questions, please call Linda Tegethoff 620-663-9734.
Feb. 1st 2018 through March 31st 2018. We need parish groups, families or friends to provide the meal for each day. This can be breakfast, sack lunches or the dinner meal. Providing for the needs of the these homeless men and women is foundational to our Catholic Faith. Please call RLSJ Office 316-269-3935 for more info.
Feb. 14 Rosemary Gottschalk / Kelley Anne Lanham Holy Cross delivers meals to the shut-in each Wednesday. Usually takes approximately 90 minutes. We meet at Wesley Towers to load meals at 10:45 a.m. If you are interested in seeking more information, call Bettie Sauber 662-0082
The church’s encouragement to times of fasting is an invitation not only to give up something that we like, but to give out of love. How appropriate that this year our Lenten season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving begins on Valentine’s Day - an occasion of remembering to love one another as God has loved us. Our parish will again provide Catholic Relief Services little cardboard “rice bowls” to keep on your table and participate in a Lenten journey for ourselves and for others. The CRS Rice Bowl program calls on U.S. Catholics to perform a simple act of Lenten sacrifice – substitute a low-cost meatless meal for more expensive dining once a week during Lent and put the money saved in a cardboard rice bowl. That concept remains at the heart of the program even as it has expanded to include broader Lenten faith enrichment through a wide variety of resources available for the millions of Catholics who participate. Included with each rice bowl to take home will be prayer resources, a daily Lenten calendar, weekly stories and recipes from various countries for meatless meals that can be enjoyed on Fridays during Lent. This is an opportunity to encounter what Lent means, what poverty means, what resilience means, what hope means. And to give out of love, in order to meet the need of someone, and to learn their struggle. Whether single or as a family, this program of prayer, fasting and almsgiving can make Lent more meaningful -- and make a real difference in others lives. The money saved at your table will be collected at our church at the end of Lent. Rice bowls will be available at the church entrances beginning Ash Wednesday. Please take one home.