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Holy Cross Welcomes Synod

Posted on January 26, 2022 in: General News

Holy Cross Welcomes Synod
What is Synod? First of all, it's a spiritual process led by the Holy Spirit. It is a 2-year process of listening and dialogue which begun in Rome in October 9-10, 2021. The entire process will end in 2023.  Pope Francis invites the entire Church to reflect on a theme that is decisive fo...

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Congratulations to Fr. Arackathara Babychan - Jubilee Anniversary
Wishing Fr. Babychan many more fruitful years in the garden of the Lord. Conntinued blessings on the 25th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood. Ordained on January 8, 1997. Congratulations from Fr. John, Holy Cross and Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission parishioners. 

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Christmas Mass Schedule

Posted on December 23, 2021 in: General News

Christmas Mass Schedule
Holy Cross Church December 24 - Children's Mass at 4:00 pm                                                                 ...

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Happy Birthday Fr. Babychan  - April 25th
Join us in wishing Fr. Babychan a Happy Birthday!!!

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May Crowning & First Holy Communion Sunday - Rescheduled
May Crowning has been rescheduled to May 9th beginning at 8:30am with faith formation students processing into church and offering flowers to our Blessed Mother. First Holy Communicants will have the honor of crowning our Blessed Mother.   A rosary led by our faith formation stud...

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HOLY THURSDAY - APRIL 1st Mass at 7:00 pm with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following Mass   GOOD FRIDAY - APRIL 2nd Stations of the Cross led by CYO members at Cross Hill - 1:00 pm Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of th...

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Penance Service - March 18

Posted on February 25, 2021 in: General News

Penance Service - March 18
Penance Service will be held on March 18 beginning at 6:30 pm. We will have 3 priests available for confessions.  "Let us pray with confidence to Christ, the Good Shepherd, who seeks out the lost sheep and carries it back with joy."

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Holy Hour with Lenten Reflection

Posted on February 25, 2021 in: General News

Holy Hour with Lenten Reflection
Join us on March 24th at 6:00 pm for Holy Hour and Lenten Reflection. A time to fully prepare your heart and soul. For repentance is much better, in the eyes of God, than all other offerings, For there is nothing in the world better for God than the human soul. Everything in the world, will per...

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Altar Servers to be Commissioned - March 6th & 7th
After careful training and preparation these young members of our parish family will be commissioned at the weekend Masses on March 6th & 7th.  We pray that all our Altar Servers, and their parents, will be abundantly blessed in this very special ministry.  

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Due to anticipated severe winter weather conditions the Parish Office will be closed on Monday, February 15th. We will resume regular office hours on Tuesday. Stay safe, stay warm!!!! Fr. Babychan & Fr John

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Ash Wednesday - February 17

Posted on February 11, 2021 in: General News

Ash Wednesday - February 17
Ash Wednesday may look a little different this year…. The health situation caused by Covid19 continues to force changes on daily life, which are also reflected in the Church. On Ash Wednesday, the priest will bless the ashes and sprinkle them with holy water. Then he will recite once, for all...

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Parish Office - CLOSED - January 18, 2021
The Parish Office will be closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr, Day. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 19th. 

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Novena for Life

Posted on January 16, 2021 in: General News

Novena for Life
Novena for Life Sponsored by The Knights of Columbus council 7163 January 21st, through January 29th, culminating with a March for Life from the Depot to the Cemetery The 21st-28th At Holy Cross (Start 5:30 PM on Weekdays and before Rosary at Mass on Weekend) Friday the 29th we will meet...

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January 8, 2021 marks the 24th Anniversary of Fr. Babychan's Priestly Ordination. Let us keep him in our prayers as he begins his Jubilee year. We pray that he continue to preach the Gospel with priestly zeal and lead the Church with wisdom and strength. May his example be an inspiration to a...

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Religion Classes For April

Posted on January 06, 2021 in: General News

Religion Classes For April
  April 25, 2021:  Confirmation Class  Lower North Room  8th Grade  Upper North Room  7th & 6th Grade  Upper South Room  5th Grade  Lower North Room  1st Grade ...

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Christmas Mass Schedule

Posted on December 21, 2020 in: General News

Christmas Mass Schedule
HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH December 24 | Vigil Mass - 4:00 pm December 24 | Choir begins at 11:30 pm followed by Midnight Mass December 25 | Day Mass - 9:00 am  IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY MISSION December 25 - 11:30 am   NOTICE: We are still required to a limit of...

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Advent Reflection & Prayer - December 15 at 7:00 pm
You and your family are invited to an Advent evening of prayer & reflection as we prepare for the celebration of Christ's birth.  Music - Advent prayer - Advent reflections Presented by Fr. Tom, MSFS Fr. Tom served as a parochial vicar and completed his Master's in Family T...

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day - December 12
Rosary at the Grotto on Friday, December 11th at 5:30 pm (Weather permiting) Mass at 9:00 am on Saturday, December 12. Fr. John will bless the restored statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe during Mass. 

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Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - December 8
  Holy Day of Obligation: Mass at 7:00 am and Mass at 7:00 pm 

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Religion Class Schedule For December
NO CLASSES : DECEMBER 27th & JANUARY 3rd  Classes resume on January 10th. A complete schedule will be posted soon.   

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Parish Office CLOSED on Thursday, November 26
Wishing everyone a safe and blessed Thankgsgiving. We will resume regular hours on Monday, November 30th. 

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Altar Server Training Course

Posted on November 09, 2020 in: General News

  Sunday, November 29th at 3:00 pm at Parish Hall Group picture will be taken of all the altar servers from Holy Cross & Immaculate Heart at this time. 

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Cemetery Plot Rates to Increase in 2021
The current cost of a cemetery plot at Holy Cross and San Francisco cemeteries is $400.00. This includes a $200 plot fee and a $200 perpetual care fee. Effective January 1, 2021, the cost of a plot will increase to $600.00. This will include the $200 plot fee and a $400 perpetual care fee.  &nb...

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All Souls Day Mass - November 2nd at 9:00 am
Blessing of cemeteries following Mass: Holy Cross Cemetery, San Francisco Cemetery, St. Dominic's Cemetery, Cortez Cemetery.   Fr. Babychan will bless cemetery in Yancey at 10:00 am. 

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Archbishop Gustavo invites clergy, consecrated women and men, Catholic school teachers and lay people from across the Archdiocese to unite on a virtual platform. Join us as we work to strengthen, renew and celebrate our Catholic identity to witness a Culture of Discipleship. Assembly 2020 is a...

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Our Lady of the Rosary - October 7th
Come join us in praying the rosary in honor of the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary. We  will be praying the Glorious Mysteries on Wednesday, October 7th at church beginning at 6:00 pm. Leading the rosary will be Linda Cote. 1st Decade: Altar Society member 2nd Decade: Altar Server...

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Office CLOSED  September 7th - Labor Day
The office will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 8th. Have a safe holiday!!!

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Congratulations & Blessings to Deacon Sam Heinz
We express our heartfelt "Congratulations" to Sam Heinz on his well deserved success. He was ordained deacon by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller on Saturday, August 15 at St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church in San Antonio. We also thank his wife, Michelle for all of her support and walki...

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Sausage Plate & Raffle Fundraiser - November 8th
Our annual Holy Cross Church Homecoming will be celebrated in an abbreviated format this year. We will be having the event on November 8, 2020. It will consist of a “Plates-to-go” only and a raffle. Tickets for the meal may be purchased at West Medina Water Office, Medina Co W C &am...

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Silver Rose Service - August 13 - 6:00 pm
UPDATE: The date for the arrival of the Silver Rose is on Thursday, August 13 at 6 pm and not as it is listed in the bulletin. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.  This program is sponsored by Knights of Columbus, St. John the Evangelist- Hondo & Holy Cross -D&...

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Welcome Fr. John, Our New Parochial Vicar
A Warm Welcome to Fr John Cyriac, MSFS.  Fr. John is a missionary of St. Francis de Sales ordained on Dec 26, 2003. Fr. John has a brother who is also a priest and his only sister is a nun. After his ordination nearly 10 years ago he worked in educational institutions and parishes in Southern I...

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Recently ordained priest, Fr. Armando Alejandro Jr., will be celebrating Holy Mass at Holy Cross Church on Sunday, July 5 at 9:00 am. The Mass will be celebrated indoors. Please keep in mind due to Covid 19 and directives of the Archdiocese of San Antonio we can only allow a limited number of peo...

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Mass for this Friday, July 3rd has been changed to 7:00 pm. Please let others know.  Fr. John Cyriac, MSFS, our newly appointed Parochial Vicar, will be here to celebrate Holy Mass. WELCOME!!! Father John Cyriac

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Join Us For the Daily Rosary at The Prayer Garden
Monday through Fridays at 5:30 pm at the Prayer Garden. There are a few benches available or you may bring your own chair. As we all know, our communities, our country and our world are in need of prayer. At the Prayer Garden we pray for relief from this Corona virus, we pray for peac...

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Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart - June 19
The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated on the Friday after the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi).  Join us tomorrow morning for this special Mass at 7:00 am. [Mass will also be lived streamed.]        ...

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Farewell & Best Wishes to Fr. Anthony
After 2 years as pastor for Holy Cross, St. John's and Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission, Fr. Anthony has been asssigned to Holy Faith Catholic Church in Gainesville, Florida.  Thank you Fr. Anthony for your service. Our prayers & God's blessings as you journey to your new parish....

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On The Way - ¡Ándale! Capital Campaign Celebration
From Archbishop Gustavo   We thank YOU for your hard work and commitment to the success of the On the Way - ¡Ándale! Capital Campaign.  Blessedly, together, we have raised nearly $59 million, more than any other previous effort.  Now it is time to celebrate! See full le...

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Annual Church Homecoming Celebration Postponed
Our annual church Homecoming Celebration/Fundraiser has been postponed until a later date when restrictions on public gatherings are no longer in effect. We will announce the rescheduled date at least 60 days in advance. 

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First Holy Communion Mass - Sunday, June 14 --- Mass will be held indoors
Join us in welcoming our First Holy Communicants to the Table of Our Lord at our 9:00 am Mass on Sunday, June 14.  This Mass is very important for our children because they will be receiving the Body and Blood of Christ for the very first time. A celebration to be celebrated inside the Lord'...

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Parish Office Closed - Memorial Day - May 25th
Office will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday. 

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Volunteers Needed

Posted on May 14, 2020 in: General News

Volunteers Needed
We are needing to form at least 2 teams (4 people to a team) to help with cleaning and disinfecting the church after each Mass. This would consist of cleaning pews, kneelers, door handles, etc. Parish cleaning teams must wear face masks and gloves while sanitizing. Parish wi...

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Holy Rosary Honoring Mothers - Sunday, May 10th
It is very fitting that we celebrate Mother's Day during Marian month. As we honor the Mother of God, our spiritual mother, we also remember our earthly mothers. We will pray a rosary remembering all our mothers, both living and deceased on Sunday, May 10 beginning at 8:30 am foll...

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On April 16, Archbishop Gustavo extended the decree regarding changes impacting parishes in the Archdiocese of San Antonio due to COVID-19 until May 18. The archbishop will be consulting with his senior staff, Presbyteral Council, and clergy prior to resumption of the celebration of public litu...

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We understand some may not be feeling quite comfortable in returning to public mass therefore Ladies Bible Study Group will continue in assisting with Drive-thru tithe / collection offering. You may continue to drive up to the front of the church, roll down your window and place your donation i...

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UPDATED Information for Palm Sunday & Holy Week
Due to the updated directives from the Archdiocese there will not be any distributions of palms. You are invited to get a palm of your own or a tree branch and have it blessed while viewing the live stream Mass. This directive was put in place in order to avoid people gathering to pick up bless...

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Prayers at Home - When Gathering For Mass Is Not Possible
In these extraordinary times when we cannot gather as a Christian Community to celebrate Mass, let us unite ourselves spiritually to the Mass as it is being celebrated in our churches.  You can do this by joining broadcast Masses on radio, parish radio or television or via the internet....

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Holy Week Liturgy will be Live Streamed via Facebook
  Holy Cross Church: Monday - 7 pm Tuesday - 7 am Wednesday - 7pm Holy Thursday - 7 pm Stations of the Cross at 2 pm Good Friday Service - 3pm Holy Saturday Vigil Mass - 8:45 pm Easter Sunday - 9:00 am Immaculate Heart of Mary - Yancey Easter Sunday - ...

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The Guadalupana Society scholarship fundraiser has been postponed till a later time. We do not plan on having it in the near future but sometime later in the year. If anyone has purchased tickets, we will contact you so that we may refund you your money. Thank you!!

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Confirmation within Mass - March 8th
A special welcome to Archbishop Gustavo as he confirms our six young candidates with the Holy Spriit. 

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Parish Lenten Mission has been cancelled.
Fr. Dominic comes to us from Kansas where he is the parochial administrator of three Catholic Churches in the towns of Eureka, Hamilton, and Madison. He was born in Andhra Pradesh State, India and has been a priest with the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales for the past 14 years. He has authored ...

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Penance Service - March 19

Posted on March 03, 2020 in: General News

Penance Service - March 19
We will have Penance Service immediatley following our 6:00 pm Mass on Wednesday. 

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Knights of Columbus Council #7163 College Scholarship
This Scholarship Program was designed and established to award two $500 scholarships. One will be awarded to a deserving child or grandchild of a Knights of Columbus, Council #7163 member in good standing. The other will be awarded to a graduating high school senior of Hondo High School or D’H...

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Ash Wednesday - February 26, 2020

Posted on February 19, 2020 in: General News

Ash Wednesday - February 26, 2020
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, when many Catholics will go to mass and receive ashes in the form of a cross on their foreheads. The ashes will be from burned palms from last year's Palm Sunday. Ashes will be distributed at the end of each mass.  Mass Times Holy C...

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Fr. Anthony's Ordination Anniversary - February 25th
Everyone is invited to St. John's Parish to celebrate Fr. Anthony's 23rd Ordination Anniversary on Tuesday, February 25th. The celebration will begin with Holy Mass at 8:00 am followed by a Pot Luck Breakfast at St. John's Parish Hall. Please contact Charlotte Aaron at 210-859-9050 to si...

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Saint Blaise - Blessing of Throats
The Church celebrates the feast of St. Blaise with the Blessing of Throats after each of the masses this weekend: Saturday, February 1st and Sunday, February 2nd. 

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Parish Office Closed January 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr Day
Parish office will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. 

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Religion Classes Resume - January 12
Just a reminder: Religion classes will begin this coming Sunday, January 12. 

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Join Us As We Celebrate Fr. Babychan's 23rd Priestly Ordination Anniversary
We will be celebrating Fr. Babychan’s 23rd Priestly Ordination with a Mass of Thanksgiving on Wednesday, January 8th at 7:00 pm. Immediately following mass we will have a "Potluck Dinner" in the parish hall. Bring your favorite dish or dessert to share. Please join us!!!   ...

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Solemnity of Mary - Holy Day of Obligation
Masses for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, a Holy Day of Obligation, will be on: December 31, 2019  - 7:00 pm January 1, 2020 - 9:00 am January 1, 2020 -  11:30 am - Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission - Yancey 

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Parish Office will be CLOSED - January 1, 2020
Parish Office Closed in Observance of Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation) .We will resume regular hours on Thursday, January 2, 2020 Wishing everyone a Blessed & Peaceful New Year from Fr. Anthony, Fr. Babychan & staff!!!

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Pancake Breakfast for Religious Ed Program
All children in our Religious Education Program along with their catechists will be treated to a Pancake Breakfast at the parish hall on Sunday, December 22nd right after our 9:00 am Mass. Pancakes, sausage links & juice will be served.  We encourage all children to attend Mass on S...

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Come Celebrate Christmas With Us

Posted on December 10, 2019 in: General News

Come Celebrate Christmas With Us
Holy Cross Catholic Church December 24..... 4:00 pm Vigil Mass Christmas Carols begin at 11:30 pm followed by Midnight Mass - 12:00 am December 25..... 9:00 am Christmas Day Mass December 31.....7:00 pm Vigil Mass (Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God) January 1..........

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CYO Living Nativity - Sunday, December 15 - 7:00 pm
Our Annual CYO Living Nativity performed by our High School CYO members will take place on Sunday, December 15 in the pecan orchard right in front of the church.  You are invited to celebrate the meaning of Christmas with a live, open-air reenactment of Christ’s birth story. Featuring ...

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Virgen de Guadalupe Feast Day - December 12
We will have the blessing of the Grotto at 6:15 pm followed by a rosary. We will then proceed to church for Mass at 7 pm with festivities to follow at the hall afterwards. Everyone is invited. 

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Advent Penance Service - Wednesday, December 11
Mass begins at 6:30 pm followed by reconciliation service at 7 pm. We will have several priests available for confessions. 

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Children’s Christmas Pageant - Sat., December 14 at 5 pm
Choir directors, Vicky & Ralph Reyes would like the children that are in the choir (4th grade thru 8th grade) to be at church at 3:45 pm to go over the songs on the day of the pageant. Pre-K thru 3rd grade children will gather at church at 4:30 pm. Pageant will begin at 5 pm followed by our 5:30...

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Parish Office Closed on Thanksgiving Day - November 28
We will resume regular business hours on Monday, December 2nd.  We wish everyone a safe & blessed Thanksgving Day!!!

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Thanksgiving Day Mass - November 28

Posted on November 12, 2019 in: General News

Thanksgiving Day Mass - November 28
Mass will be celebrated on November 28 at 9:00 am. Parishioners are welcome to bring a food item which they will be serving at their Thanksgiving meal to be blessed. Come early and place the items on the table that will be situated in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe statue.  Fr. Bonela & ...

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All Saints' Day - Holy Day of Obligation - November 1st
Mass will be celebrated at 7 am and at 7 pm. 

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All Souls' Day - November 2nd

Posted on October 25, 2019 in: General News

All Souls' Day - November 2nd
Mass will be celebrated at 8 am followed by Blessing of Cemeteries.  Blessing of Cemeteries south of Hwy 90 will be blessed by Fr. Babychan: (1) Holy Cross (2)  Woodman (3) San Francisco (4) St. Dominic's. Blessings of Cemeteries north of Hwy 90 will be blessed by Fr. A...

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Parade of Saints' - Faith Formation Children
Parade of Saints will be held on Sunday, November 3 at the 9 am Mass. Please make sure your children are dressed in their saint costume and are ready to process in as Mass begins. Please gather in the foyer or in the cry room. 

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Blessing of Grotto - October 7th at 6:30 pm
Everyone is welcome to the Grotto site for the blessing of our restored Grotto on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Along with the blessing we will also pray a rosary celebrating the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. You are welcome to bring your lawn chairs.

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Living Rosary by Students - October 6th
Come join our Faith Formation students pray the rosary on October 6 beginning at 8:30 am. Students please gather in front of church by 8:10 am.

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St. Francis of Assisi - Blessing of Animals - Oct. 4th
Please join us for our annual Blessing of the Animals service on October 4th following the 7am Mass. Please gather in front of church. In case of rain we will gather in front of the hall.

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Chips & Sandwich Social - September 28th
The Knights of Columbus Council 7163 will host a chips & sandwich social after Mass on Saturday, September 28th at the parish hall. All parishioners are invited. We hope to see you there. 

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Life Chain - October 6th

Posted on September 19, 2019 in: General News

Life Chain - October 6th
Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful, public witness of Pro-Life Americans standing for 90 minutes, holding signs and praying for our nation for an end to abortion. Our Life Chain will be held on October 6th. We will be standing on the south side of Hwy 90, holding signs, between Ave K and Ave M in H...

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 Altar Server Training - October 5th at 9:30 am
This training is for all current altar servers and also for boys or girls in grades 4 through 12 who would like to join this ministry. Altar servers assist at the altar during liturgical celebrations such as Mass, funerals, weddings, Stations of the Cross, Benediction, and other special church event...

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NOTICE: NO Holy Hour - Wednesday, September 18
Please note, there will not be a Holy Hour service on Wednesday, September 18. Mass will be held at 7:00 pm with Fr. Anthony. Please let others know. Thank you!

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Catechetical Sunday - September 15

Posted on September 03, 2019 in: General News

Catechetical Sunday - September 15
This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 15, 2019. The 2019 theme is "Stay with Us." Those who have volunteered to serve as catechists will be called forth at the end of Mass to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportu...

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Parish Office Closed - September 2, 2019
In Observance of Labor Day -  Have a safe weekend!!!

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Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, August 18, 2019
Knights of Columbus is hosting a Pancake Breakfast at the parish hall on Sunday, August 18, 2019 following the 9:00 Mass in honor of our Altar Servers. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy fellowship and a delicious breakfast. A donation jar will be available for anywho who would like to donate and...

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Blessing of the Backpacks

Posted on August 15, 2019 in: General News

Blessing of the Backpacks
Saturday, August 24th & Sunday, August 25th we will have a special blessing at the end of each of the Masses for all students and teachers. Students, please bring your your backpacks to Mass so they may be blessed.

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Altar Servers Appreciation Mass - August 18, 2019
Altar Servers will be honored with a special Mass on Sunday, August 18 at 9:00 am. Certificates of appreciation and a small gift will be presented to each of the altar servers by Knights of Columbus. A pancake breakfast will follow at parish hall in honor of all of the altar servers. Everyone i...

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The parish office will be CLOSED on Wednesday, August 15 in Honor of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a holy day of obligation. Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. Regular hours will resume on Monday. Have a safe & blessed weekend...

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Father Raja's Farewell Letter

Posted on July 15, 2019 in: General News

Father Raja's Farewell Letter
Greetings to you, People of God, Holy Cross Catholic Church from Fr. Raja My Gratitude to My First Home D’Hanis-Hondo-Yancey, USA. Though it has been a short time, this time was a great blessing for me and was filled with opportunities to know the people, the culture and the tradition, to s...

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Welcome Fr. Babychan Arackathara - Parochial Vicar
We welcome Fr. Babychan Arackathara as parochial vicar at Holy Cross, St. John’s and Immaculate Heart of Mary. He is the youngest of five children and was born in a tiny island in the backwaters of Kerala, South Africa. After completing his primary and secondary education he felt the call...

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172nd Annual Homecoming Celebration -August 3rd & 4th
SAVE THE DATES: Our celebration will begin with our 29th Annual Softball Tournament on Saturday, August 3rd. Food concession will be available all day long!! Mass on Saturday will be at 5:30 pm and at 10:00 am on Sunday.  Fun activities will follow including a variety of children'...

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Everyone is welcome to join us for The Rite of Confirmation within the Mass celebration on Sunday, April 7 at the 9:00 am Mass. Celebrant: Bishop Mike Boulette and Concelebrant: Rev. Anthony Bonela 

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UPDATE on Schedule: LENTEN PARISH MISSION
Father Richard Pagano will be at Holy Cross Parish and at St. John's in Hondo beginning on Saturday, March 23 through Wednesday, March 27th.  Father Pagano, a priest of Italian descent from the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida was ordained on May 18, 2013. He grew up in Palm Coast, Fl. ...

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With Joy and Gratitude, Holy Cross Parish & Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission cordially invite you to Fr. Anthony Bonela's 22nd Ordination Anniversary. A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Monday, February 25 at 7pm followed by potluck dinner at parish hall. Everyone is invited.

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Parish Office will be CLOSED on Monday, January 21, 2019 in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday. We will return to normal operating hours on Tuesday, January 22nd.

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Our Advent Penance Service will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Holy Cross Church. There will be several priests available for confessions. We invite and encourage all parishioners to join us in the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for Christma...

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Christmas Mass Schedule

Posted on November 29, 2018 in: General News

Christmas Mass Schedule Vigil Mass - December 24 at 4:00 pm Christmas Carols at 11:30 pm Midnight Mass at 12:00 am December 25 at 9:00 am - HCC December 25 at 11:30 am – IHM  

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Our elementary faith formation program children will present their Christmas pageant at 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Everyone is invited!! Mass will follow at 5:30 pm.  There will not be a rosary before Mass on this day. 

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December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. However, this year (in 2018), the Immaculate Conception remains a Holy Day of Obligation, even though December 8 falls on a Saturday. In general, the Immaculate Conception remains a Holy Day of Obligation, even i...

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Blessing of Food - Anyone wishing to bring an item which will be served at their Thanksgving meal is welcome to bring the item and place it on the table which will be located in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Father will bless the items at our 9:00 am Mass.    Wishing everyone a b...

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Liturgical Ministers Training

Posted on October 31, 2018 in: General News

Liturgical Ministers training is being held Saturday, November 17th at St. Andrew's in Lytle.  This workshop is for Lectors, Musicians, Cantors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Ushers, & Hospitality.  Please see the bulletin or call the church office for more detail.

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Daily Masses will resume on November 8th. Mass will be at 7am. Daily Masses will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 7am with evening Mass at 7pm on Wednesdays. NO Mass on Mondays.

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November 1st is a Holy Day of Obligation. Our parish office will be closed. We will resume regular business hours on Monday, November 5th.

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 On The Way - ¡Ándale! Capital Campaign
We have officially kicked off the On The Way - ¡Ándale!   Capital Campaign. Over the last few months, with the help of lay leadership at Holy Cross and Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission and the Archdiocese of San Antonio, we have identified our most pressing needs as a parish and...

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2018 Church Picnic Profit Report

Posted on September 29, 2018 in: General News

2018 Church Picnic Profit Report
Results are in - see 2018 profit report by clicking below link.  Thanks to everyone for helping to make the church picnic a great success again this year.

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Cemetery Clean-Up which was scheduled for Saturday, October 20th, for Holy Cross, San Francisco, and St. Dominic's cemeteries has been postponed until further notice. Please check back later for more details. For more infomation, please contact any cemetery committee member.  &nb...

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Holy Cross Cemetery Perpetual Care Guidelines and Rules
The cemetery guidelines and rules have been updated. You may come by the parish office to pick one up or by clicking the Ministries link and selecting Holy Cross Perpetual Care Cemetery Committee. For additional information please contact any cemetery committee member.  

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Annual Church Homecoming Celebration - August 5th
Highlighting our celebration this year will be our LIVE AUCTION!!!!! Other attractions include raffle for prizes and quilts, country store, bingo, crafts, plant stand, decorated clay pots, toy stand, and a variety of children's games. Food menu includes brisket & sausage plate...

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Parish Office Closed - 4th of July Holiday
Parish Office will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. We will resume regular hours on Thursday.

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We will be holding a LIVE AUCTION at our church celebration this year on August 5, 2018. Antiques, vintage/repurposed furniture, quality rugs, quilts, fixtures, farm inplements, jewelry, and any other cool or interesting items are all candidates for the auction. If you have items that need to be pic...

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Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy fellowship and a 'pot luck" meal on Saturday, June 9th following our 5:30 pm Mass. We wish to thank Fr. Tomy Thomas, Fr. Joseph Binoj, and our visiting priests, Fr. Sales & Fr. Raju for their service this past year.

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Memorial Day - Office Closed
Parish Office will be CLOSED on May 28, 2018 in Observance of Memorial Day.

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Catholic Life Insurance Graduate Scholarship Hondo Branch #80
The Catholic Life Insurance Branch #80 Scholarship committee would like to invite D'Hanis High School graduates to apply for this year's Graduate's scholarship. Note: You do not need to be a member of Catholic Life Insurance to be able to apply. Application forms are available at th...

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Procession of the Palms - March 24 & 25
Our Procession of the Palms will begin at the Grotto. Parishioners who plan on making the procesion on Saturday, March 24, please be at the Grotto at 5:00 pm. For those joining us on Sunday, March 25 please be at the Grotto at 8:30 am. Anyone who cannot make the walk, p...

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Lenten Reconciliation Service - March 12th
~~Beginning at 7:00 pm. We will have several priests available. According to Church law, all Catholics “having reached the age of discretion” are required to confess all “grave sins” at least one a year. It is also recommended that they confess venial sins. Lent is an idea ti...

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Week Day Mass Schedule Notice

Posted on January 04, 2018 in: General News

As of Monday, January 8, 2018, we will not be holding Mass durng the week, with the exception of Wednesdays. We will continue having Mass on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. We will not be having Holy Hour. Our weekend Mass schedule remains the same. Updated schedule will remain in effect ...

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Holy Cross Hymnal Drive

Posted on August 30, 2017 in: General News

Holy Cross  Hymnal Drive
The new Glory & Praise Hymnals include Lectionary readings for important feast days and all three liturgical years, songs for worship, the Order of Mass, and nine Mass Settings (musical parts of the Mass), and will enrich our Parish Mass Celebrations for years to come. The Hymnal Drive, which la...

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170th Year Anniversary Video

Posted on July 26, 2017 in: General News

170th Year Anniversary Video
Great News!  You can watch the video that was shown at our 170th year celebration.  Click "Read More" below.

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