• Mass Times

    Mass Times

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

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

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

  • Novena for Life Aug 3 - Sept 28

    Novena for Life Aug 3 - Sept 28

    Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life: August 24 , 2018
    Pray

    May a change in the U.S. Supreme Court move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life.
    Our Father..., Hail Mary..., Glory Be...
    Fast
    Offer a sacrifice for the intention.

  • Interested in Becoming Catholic?

    Interested in Becoming Catholic?

    RCIA prepares adults to receive the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) and fully enter the Catholic Church. Know someone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Bring them to Holy Cross for our Inquiry Night. We will talk briefly about the fundamentals of our faith and open it up to questions of any kind. This is primarily for non-Catholics who are interested in joining the Church, so reach out and bring a friend! Thursday, August 23 @ 7:00 pm in the Lower Level.

  • Begins Sunday, September 16

    Begins Sunday, September 16

     The CHOICE WINE marriage enrichment program offered at Holy Cross is a great way to devote two hours a week to your marriage.  The fall program will begin on Sunday, Sept. 16th at 4:30 p.m. in the lower level at Holy Cross Parish. The nine-week program is limited to 25 couples (married or engaged) and there is a $10 registration fee per couple to defray the cost of materials. On-line registration here.

    document TCW Registration Fall 2018 (25 KB)

     

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  • 23 Aug
    RCIA inquiry Meeting-LL 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • 25 Aug
    Confession 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • 26 Aug
    Faith & Light Backwards Night Breakfast Meal 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • 29 Aug
    Mandatory Parent Meeting for all Catholic school families-HC GYM 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
  • 01 Sep
    First Saturday Mass 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM
  • 01 Sep
    Confession 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • 23 Aug - 01 Sep
  • 02 Sep - 08 Sep
  • 09 Sep - 10 Sep

The exterior of the church was built of cottonwood li­mestone, which is native to Southeast Kansas. The layout and exterior design of the church formed a cross symbolic of the parish name and representative of Christ crucified.

A bell tower and steeple rises from the body of the church. The tower, measuring 100 feet from the floor of the church, is crowned by a steeple covered with durano­dic finished aluminum. A gaelic cross sits atop the roof to the right of the steeple. It measures 8 feet high, 51/2  feet wide, and weighs approximately 4,000 pounds. The steeple and cross were assembled in Campbell. Kentucky.

The striking impact of the church exterior is comple­mented by the subtle beauty of the interior. A total of 39 stained glass windows adorn the church. The largest is the Rose Window above the choir loft in the rear of the church; it measures 8 1/2 feet in diameter. The windows, produced by Willet Stained Glass Studios of Philadelphia, were be­gun in November of 1981 and were finally completed in July, 1983. The other windows commemorate Biblical characters and events of the Old and the New Testa­ments as well as the seven sacraments and the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.

The main altar, made of white Georgian marble, is graced by the simple lines of a wooden Crucified Christ. The crucifix is flanked by statues of the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph. These fixtures and the Stations of the Cross were hand carved and made of lindenwood, a tree native to Italy.

The interior arches of the church are constructed of laminated wood. The ceiling rises to a height of 40 feet at the base of the altar.

One of the features of the church provides for ample seating for the parish size. As many as 1,000 can be seated in the church. The interior of the church follows the design of a gaelic cross with part of the seating housed .in the north and the south transepts. The entire seating area is carpeted and the pews are padded. Special seating consideration was given to young children and their par­ents. The cry room is situated above the main floor level in the north transept. The room with its own sound system, allows children to become involved in the Mass.

Opposite this is the south transept, known as Our Lady's Chapel, stands a portable altar. It is used for pri­vate services and daily Mass.

Other features of the interior include a library area, a bride's room, a special confessional known as a Reconcili­ation Room, and an automatic music system.

The unique music system provides chimes daily as well as Sundays. The angelus sounds three times a day to remind listeners of God's presence. The bell and music system was provided by I. T. Verdin Company of Cincin­nati, Ohio, a firm that has been in the field since 1842.

Music for the Mass and liturgy is provided by the new pipe organ produced for Holy Cross by the M.P. Moller Company of Hagerstown, Maryland, a hundred year old firm. The organ, composed of four components including the great organ, the swell organ, the choir organ, and the pedal organ, has a total of 1,445 pipes.

The lower level of the church houses a fully-equipped kitchen as well as offices and meeting rooms. The archi­tect's designs allow for an elevator to be added to the church at a later date.

This magnificent structure embodied the dream of a parish family - a family which had its beginning over 25 years before.

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