Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
News & Upcoming Events
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM WEEK
Religious Freedom Week will be celebrated in dioceses nationwide from June 22nd to June 29th. Please go to www.usccb.org/ReligiousFreedomWeek to download the "Pray-Reflect-Act” pages for each day on various religious liberty topics. These excellent resources are intended to help us pray about particular issues and provide us with the tools to act on what we learn. Additional information can be
found at www.worcesterdiocese.org/religiousfreedomweek.
CUSTODIAL JOB OPPORTUNITY
Holy Cross Parish is looking to hire a person for a Part-Time, Facility Maintenance/ Lawn Care Position 10+ hours per week. If interested, please see or call Fr. Patrick at 978-632-2121.
Every 1st Sunday of the month, we have a Coffee Hour/Breakfast after the 7:45 AM Mass, generously offered by a family in the parish for parishioners' fellowship. All are welcome and we encourage you to attend.
PARTNERS IN CHARITY
The final weeks of the Annual Partners in Charity pledge drive are rapidly approaching. The support provided to our Diocese’s agencies and ministries is a source of hope to so many people during this pandemic. Your pledge or one time gift is a tangible way to be a ‘face of Christ’ through these agencies and ministries which rely on this appeal for the funding each year. And you, in turn, share in the joy of bringing hope into the lives of those we serve. Text-giving is an easy and a secure way to give. If you know how to send a text message, you can make a gift to Partners in Charity in seconds on your phone. Text donate to 84576. That gift will be credited to Holy Cross Parish. You can also make your gift online at partners-charity.net. Thanks so much for your support to help our parish reach our goal of $18,800. As of June 17th, we have received 73 gifts/pledges and reached 89.5% of our parish goal. We need $1,975 to reach our goal before the drive ends in August.
Weekly Mass Schedule
4:30 PM on Saturday
7:45 AM and 10:45 AM on Sunday
8:00 AM on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
The Rosary is recited prior to weekday Masses at 7:30 AM.
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:
Saturdays 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM or 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
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).
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