Parish News Blog

May 2020

May 24

Fr. Bart's Homily for Sunday, May 24

Hopefully, you have seen the movie Forrest Gump. There is a scene in the movie where Forrest is feeling rejected by the people he loves and he gets this urge to start running. He begins to run and continues running until he reaches the ocean and then turns around and runs the other way! He keeps crossing the country, running. He makes...
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May 17

Holy Cross Drive-in Sandwich Event Exceeds Goal

“On Saturday, May 16, the Holy Cross faith community once again showed that we are a community of believers,” said Ava Thompson, coordinator of the Social Action ministry at Holy Cross Catholic Church. “Parishioners’ response to the Drive-in Sandwich Event held at Holy Cross this past Saturday revealed that we do answer...
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May 17

Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

It is interesting that during this Easter Season in our Sunday readings, the Church takes us back to the Last Supper. Try to picture this scene ... Jesus and his twelve Apostles are in the upper room, gathered to celebrate the Passover, and Jesus tells them about his coming sufferings and death and that he will be leaving them to go...
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May 14

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

We may well be keenly aware of our mental states now that we have been in pandemic lockdown for a while. Maybe feelings of grouchiness, negativity, and frustration now accompany many ongoing feelings of boredom, listnessness, and anxiety. We may find ourselves feeling rather unmotivated and lethargic. Things that even up to recently gave us...
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May 12

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

"The time has come for your parish to celebrate the accomplishments you worked for," says Jeanetta Hopkins, director of faith formation at Holy Cross. "Unfortunately, unprecedented times are calling for creative methods of celebrations. Your tenacity will not go unnoticed. Our high school and college graduates are...
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May 7

Young people and COVID-19

Young people of varying ages – from the earliest stages through  the “age of awareness” on through adolescence and young adulthood – are in a somewhat different position relative to adults with respect to the global pandemic. Many young people are skeptical about the seriousness of this public health issue. Some have...
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May 3

A Message from Fr. Bart

My Brothers and Sisters of Holy Cross, About a week or so ago I received a surprise call from Fr. James McCurry, my Minister Provincial, with a request that I assume the position of the Guardian Superior of Immaculate Heart of Mary Friary in Baltimore, Maryland. After some prayer, reflection and some (lost) nights’ sleep, I have...
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