Parish News Blog

October 2021

Oct 25

Swing By Trunk or Treat 2021

There's a bit of chill in the air now, and that means it's time for children of all ages to pull together a costume and have some Halloween fun. Holy Cross households are invited to a Swing-By Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 30, 6-7:30 PM, at Holy Cross. What is a swing-by trunk or treat? You swing by Holy Cross for a bag of...
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Oct 24

Deacon's Corner | Pope Francis World Meeting of Popular Movements

Pope Francis said he knows “it often annoys people” when he promotes Catholic teaching on social issues like poverty, migration and ecology, but he is going to keep doing so because the Gospel demands it. “Principles such as the preferential option for the poor, the universal destination of goods, solidarity, subsidiarity,...
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Oct 18

St. Luke

Luke wrote one of the major portions of the New Testament, a two-volume work comprising the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. In the two books, he shows the parallel between the life of Christ and that of the Church. He is the only Gentile Christian among the Gospel writers. Tradition holds him to be a native of Antioch, and Paul calls...
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Oct 15

St. Teresa of Avila| Mystic, Doctor of the Church

"As far as I can understand, the door of entry into this castle is prayer and meditation…the soul is advised to enter within itself." (from Interior Castle) Reflection: Seeing Beyond the Veil We are all souls with our own castles, but not all of us may desire to move from the outer to the inner court. Happy to remain on...
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Oct 4

Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi was a poor little man who astounded and inspired the Church by taking the Gospel literally – not in a narrow fundamentalist sense, but by actually following all that Jesus said and did, joyfully, without limit and without a sense of self-importance. Serious illness brought the young Francis to see the emptiness of his...
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