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Regarding the COVID-19 and the Celebration of Mass
News & Upcoming Events
PARTNERS IN CHARITY 2021
This year, you will be receiving Partners in Charity Appeal request via mail from our Diocese of Worcester. The2021 theme for Partners in Charity Appeal is "Faith in Action: Called to be Merciful." The world around us offers us many opportunities to live our Faith in Action. The least among us need the compassionate outreach of Catholic Charities. New generations are waiting to be educated and formed in our diocesan schools and parish religious education programs. Our retired priests, who have given their lives in prayerful witness and those now responding to God's call, need our support. Our annual Partners in Charity Appeal is the principle means of support for all that we do in common as the Church in the Diocese of Worcester. Giving to the Appeal is one of the most powerful ways that we can live our Faith in Action every day, grateful for the many blessings God has given us. This year Holy Cross Parish's goal, once again, will be $18,800. Please view the appeal video at www.partners-charity.net.
ONLINE HOLY HOUR
Join St. Edward the Confessor parish online each Wednesday for a livestream Holy Hour, from 6 to 7 PM on their Facebook page and YouTube channel. Find the links at St Edward's website.
“FORMED” -A FAITH RESOURCE FOR ALL OUR PARISHIONERS
We are excited to announce that the parish has received enough donations to subscribe to a new resource through Ignatius Press called “FORMED.” Diving into the beauty of the Faith has never been easier: at home, on the go, or from any internet connected device. Discover thousands of books, audio talks, movies, documentaries, and studies... there is something for every member of the family to help them grow closer to Christ and His Church. To access it, Go to: FORMED.Org/signup. Enter our parish name: Holy Cross Church, Templeton, Enter your name AND email, Then Access the link that they send in your email. If you have any difficulty accessing this resource, please reach out to email@example.com
Weekly Mass Schedule
4:30 PM on Saturday
7:45 AM and 10:45 AM on Sunday
8:00 AM on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
When conditions warrant “Delays or No School” cancellations, there will be NO MASS. Mass intentions can be transferred to another day. We value the lives of our parishioners. Stay Safe!
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Anytime by appointment
Sacrament of Baptism
Please call the rectory for registration, preparation, and details.
Sacrament of Matrimony
Please call the rectory at least one year in advance of the desired date to begin the Couple to Couple Marriage Preparation Program.
Sacrament of the Sick/Communion Calls
Please notify the rectory if anyone is hospitalized, moving to a nursing home, or confined to home due to illness, handicap, or age, so that we may keep them in prayer, visit them, and support them with the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and the Sick.
Mass Intentions can be scheduled by calling, emailing or stopping by the rectory. Dates and times are available on a first come first serve basis. Mass stipends are still only $10
Pastor: Reverend Patrick Ssekyole
Deacon: Dennis Cormier
Parish Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Mary Beaulieu
Parish Office Hours:
Monday - Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Prayer in Time of Pandemic
O God, whose Only Begotten Son bore the weight of human suffering for our salvation, hear the prayers of your Church for our sick brothers and sisters and deliver us from this time of trial.
Open our ears and our hearts to the voice of your Son:
Be not afraid, for I am with you always.
Bless all doctors and nurses, researchers and public servants;
give us the wisdom to do what is right and the faith to endure this hour, that we might gather once again to praise your name in the heart of your Church, delivered from all distress and confident in your mercy.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen