News & Upcoming Events
ANNUAL CO-OP MISSION APPEAL - SEPT. 11-12
Our Annual Parish Mission Co-op Appeal will take place on the weekend of Sept. 11-12. Due to Covid-19 constraints on travel, parish pastors have been asked to speak on behalf of the Co-op Mission Appeal Needs. This year our parish will help support the missionary work of the Friars of the Order of Servants of Mary (Servites)-U.S.A. -Province, in Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, Republic of South Africa.
The Servites are one of the mendicant orders and were founded in the 13th century in Florence, Italy. At the present time, they serve all over the world in every type of apostolate. Their main task today continues to be the proclamation of the Gospel and the establishment of viable Catholic communities. Other ministries include education and running primary health care centers, improving water systems, digging of wells in the areas that do not have clean water, fighting malaria, building of homes for the very poor, and the formation of young Zulu seminarians. Prayers are always needed to carry on these ministries,
NEW PARISH FUNCTION COMMITTEE NEEDED
Our parish is now in need of a “Parish Function Committee” to help out with occasional functions throughout the year. Parishioners of all ages will be of great benefit to a committee such as this. Please prayerfully consider signing up for this committee. The more parishioners involved, the easier the work load will be.
PARTNERS IN CHARITY 2021 FINAL RESULTS
Thank you to everyone who donated to this year's Partners in Charity Appeal. According to the Partners in Charity website, our parishioners made 81 gifts/pledges for a total of $15,628, or 83% of our goal. Overall, the Appeal has reached 87% of its goal as of Sept. 2nd. Donations are being accepted for this vital fundraiser until September 10th. You can make a donation, or view the appeal results, at www.partners-charity.net.
“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
Those who cannot attend Mass are encouraged to pray with our Catholic community by virtual attendance weekday mornings at 9 AM and Sundays at 10 AM and 6 PM, streaming at worcesterdiocese.org. You may also view the Sunday Mass from St. Paul Cathedral in Worcester on Templeton Cable TV, Channel 8 on Comcast. The Mass is aired at 10 AM each Sunday. EWTN Catholic Television also airs Daily Mass at 8:00 AM, with an encore at 7:00 PM (Comcast channel 56 or Direct TV channel 370).
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