Parish News Blog

November 2019

Nov 30

Funds and Volunteers Needed for DCFP Christmas Dinner Project

Holy Cross volunteers and donors provide great support to the Durham Community Food Pantry in its service to those in the Durham community needing food assistance throughout the year, and especially during the holiday seasons. With Thanksgiving behind us (you can read the story here), it's time to help the Durham Community Food Pantry...
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Nov 30

Christmas Season Mass Schedule

Advent is a time to prepare to welcome Jesus. View this Advent Calendar from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops for inspiration and reflection. You can also sign up for reflections from Richard Rohr and foillow Bishop Barron's blogs and video commentaries. Also, here's an Advent video reflection by Fr. Scott McCue, pastor at St....
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Nov 30

Holy Cross Exceeds Share Your Blessings Goal

The Holy Cross Catholic Church’s "Share Your Blessings" Thanksgiving Project exceeded its goal for this year, receiving enough donations from parishioners to purchase 100 turkeys and fixings for distribution to households in need through the Durham Community Food Pantry (DCFP). The extra funds will go toward purchasing hams...
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Nov 22

Feasibility Study Underway for Possible Catholic High School in Durham

The Diocese of Raleigh is in the process of conducting a feasibility study of the possibility of starting a Christo Rey High School in the Durham area. A representative of this study will be here at Holy Cross on December 15, and will meet with those interested in learning more after the 10 AM mass. The representatives will be in the Holy...
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Nov 14

Celebrating our Elders

Warren Harris, left, was moderator of the discussion with panelists, left to right: Zita Bowal, Sid Myers, Celina Umari, Helen Hudson and Violet Duport. The Holy Cross Catholic Church community in Durham marked the start of Black Catholic History Month with an oral history presentation at a special Celebrating our Elders event...
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Nov 13

Children's Christmas Play Will be December 8

Holy Cross children are preparing to present their annual Christmas Play: A Reindeer Tale: What happens when Santa gets sick? Will Christmas be cancelled? Find out!  Join us after the play for a Christmas Party hosted by the Knights of Columbus. ... and Santa will come by to take pictures!  It all begins at 12 noon on Sunday,...
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Nov 11

Holy Cross Book Club Series: Sister Thea Bowman

The Holy Cross Book Club will be reading and discussing the new (2019) biography of Sr. Thea Bowman, written by Father Maurice Nutt. Sessions will be held at Holy Cross on Mondays: November 25, December 2 and December 9, with two time options:  Afternoons: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Evenings: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m....
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Nov 1

November and December Holy Day and Holiday Mass Schedule

Plan ahead for the November and December Holy Day and Holiday Mass Schedules. Friday, November 1, Feast of All Saints: 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM Saturday November 2, All Souls Day: No morning Mass; 5:00 PM Mass is the 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time Wednesday, November 27, Pre-Thanksgiving Day Mass: 7:00 PM Thursday, November 28, Thanksgiving...
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