In the past two weeks we celebrated two important events at Holy Cross. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, both of them had to be restructured and simplified in order to meet the safety guidelines of social distancing.
On Friday June 19, we celebrated the Graduation Mass for our Grade Seven students of Holy Cross School. Unfortunately, parents were not able to attend. However, we were able to live stream the celebration and parents were able to watch it sitting in their cars on our parking lot. After Mass, the students joined them for the “Drive-Through” Graduation Ceremony.
The next day on Saturday June 20, 36 students from our PREP Program, divided into three groups, celebrated their Confirmation. It was a “Celebration” as there was no Mass. Only one parent and a sponsor were able to attend with the candidate. The Archbishop could not attend and he granted me special permission to administer this sacrament to our students. This Friday evening, June 26, we will be celebrating Confirmation with the students from Holy Cross School.
On Wednesday, July 1 we will all celebrate Canada Day! This special day reminds us that we should be grateful for the privilege of living in this beautiful, safe and prosperous country.
Also, on July 1st, our parish office will be closed. Going forward, we begin “summer hours” -the months of July and August our parish office will be open from 9.00 am – 12.00 Noon.
I wish you all a very safe and happy summer. Let us relax, but not become complacent with the guidelines in place re Covid-19. Please. . .be kind….be patient…be safe.
Fr. Chris Pastuszka, SDS
MASS INTENTIONS (Requested by)
Mon 9:00 am Spl. Int. Ria Velasco (Diva and John)
Tues. 9:00 am +Salvatore Laurita (Family)
Wed. 9:00 am ++Meynard and Virginia Villarico (Family)
Thurs 9:00 am Spl. Int. Bryan San Juan (Grace San Juan)
Fri. 9:00 am Parishioners
Sat. 9:00 am +Paolo Catania (Wife)
Sat 5:00 pm +Tracy D’Souza (Rodrigues Family)
+Steven Leong (Peggy and Family)
+Nadia Nancy Smigel (Dave and Dorothy Demare)
+Eduardo Caro (Natividad Caro)
Sun. 8:00 am +Domingo Parado Junior (Parado and Ly Families)
++Belen and Jesus Irureta (Family)
Sun. 10:00am +Alessandro Peretto (Family)
+Irma Frigo (Tony and Liz Crescenzo)
+Amedeo Merlo (Diva and John)
+Lucia Morcia (Rosina & Jack)
Sun. 12:00 Noon +Paul Thow (Family)
+Ann Patrice Martin (Tomura Family)
+Salvatore Chiodo (Rasquinha Family)
+Juan Francisco Filomeno (Jacobsohn Family)
Spl. Int. Olga Hoffman (Daphne)
Sun. 7:30 pm Spl. Int. Francesca Quarantotto (Family)
Spl. Int. Ryan Dee (Parishioner)
Spl. Int. Richard Harty (Parishioner)
Spl. Int. Vernon Robertson (Parishioner)