Parish Office Holiday Hours, Inclement Weather, Other Reminders

Content quick links: Parish Office Christmas Week Schedule | Reconciliation Services |  Christmas/New Years Mass Schedule | First Sunday Reception and Kwanza Presentation | Year of Spirituality Book Reading Groups Launch | Weather

Note: Soup and Scripture has ended for the Advent Season. It will resume on the first Wednesday of Lent and continue until Easter week. Watch for details in early 2017.

Holy Cross office Hours for Christmas Week

  • Parish office: Closed from noon on Friday, December 23 until 9 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2017
  • Daily mass will be celebrated at the usual time, 8 a.m. on the weekdays between Christmas and New Year's Day.

Christmas Season Reconciliation Services

Haven’t had a chance to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation yet? Several parishes in our area are hosting services, as follows. Read about the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Monday, Dec. 19, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 7:00 p.m.

Christmas Week/New Year's Weekend Masses

Saturday, December 24 | Christmas Eve Masses

  • 5:00 p.m., Children’s Liturgy/Family Mass
  • 12:00 p.m., Midnight Mass. Come at 11:45 p.m. to join in the caroling before Mass

Sunday, December. 25 | Christmas Day Mass 

  • 10:00 a.m.

Saturday/Sunday, December 31, January 1 | New Year's Eve/Day Masses 

  • Regular schedule: 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Sunday

First Sunday Reception, January 1 

Includes brief Kwanza presentation, after 10 AM Mass

Monday, January 9 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Holy Cross Year of Franciscan Spirituality

Reading & Discussion Groups

We will be reading the book, "Simplicity: The Freedom of Letting Go," by Richard Rohr, a Franciscan, a prolific writer, and the director of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, N.M.

This revised and updated edition of one of Fr. Rohr’s bestselling books explores St. Francis’s ancient call to the simple life, where joy, not dry theology, helps us build relationships and find peace in ourselves. Need a preview? Read an excerpt. Invite friends who may be interested in this shared learning and spiritual growth experience. The book is available in Kindle and print, online at Amazon and other booksellers. Add the book to your Christmas wish list, then make a New Year’s pledge to participate in a discussion group. Sign up for reminders and other details

Inclement Weather | Details 


Watch the local TV stations for updates on inclement weather. The parish will submit weather-related schedule changes as needed. View details about where to check for weather-related announcements.

Tags: Christmas Office Hours, Reconciliation Services, Christmas Eve Mass, Christmas Day Mass, New Years Day Mass, Franciscan Book Groups, Fr. Richard Rorh Book Reading Groups

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