Email Bulletin for Oct 6, 2023

This Sunday October 8, please join our monthly Coffee Sunday after all morning Masses (8am, 10am, 12pm) in the Holy Cross School gym.  We have various treats donated by parishioners, Cobs on Kensington and Valley Bakery.


This weekend, after each Mass, rosaries that have been blessed will be given out as it is the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary on Oct 7th. The rosaries will be given to each family at Holy Cross so that each family can form a habit of praying together.  The family that prays together stays together.


The Parish Office will be closed Monday October 9 for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Morning Mass will be at 9:00 am.


Please join Holy Cross and St. Helen’s Parishes in praying for CANADA on Saturday October 14, 2023 at 12:00 Noon.  The Public Square Rosary Rally, sponsored by Canada Needs Our Lady, will take place at the corner of Fell Avenue and Hastings Street (Kensington Park), Burnaby.  For more information, contact Susanne at 604-291-7282.


Thursday October 12 – General meeting at 7pm in the music room. 

The Knights of Columbus Annual Charity Appeal is now live and the link to the charity appeal draw is below.  Remember to pick “Burnaby-5423 Holy Cross” from the organization list when entering your billing information.

There are 10 early bird draws with the first being on October 9th.  Draw date is December 16th.


Thursday October 19 – Mass at 6:30 pm followed by a General Meeting in the downstairs Music Room. 

Holy Cross Parish Community Building & Fundraising Events – Summary for 2023

It has been so nice to see the Holy Cross Parish gathering in the true spirit of a Catholic community once again, after the lock down period of the Covid Pandemic. In spite of the rising costs of hosting our Super Bowl Party, Golf Tournament and Salmon Barbeque, we continue to have tremendous community participation and financial support at these events. A very sincere thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and participants who actively supported these events in 2023.

The following is an approximate summary of the funds raised at these community building events:

February Super Bowl Party – $2,500 (2024 date Feb. 11)

May Golf Tournament – $44,000 (2024 date May 10)

September Salmon Barbeque – $4,000 (2024 date Sept. 15)

These funds are extremely appreciated and go a long way in supporting our Holy Cross Parish.

PREP (Parish religious education program)

Registration for PREP is closed as our classes are full.

Share Christmas 2023 – Boxes Needed

Share Christmas will commence on the 1st Sunday of Advent this year. We will be requesting food items like we did before Covid. In the meantime, we are asking parishioners to collect boxes that will help us in transporting your food to the Sisters in the Downtown Eastside. If you happen to shop at AAA, Red Apple, Save-On, Safeway, or Superstore, please ask the staff if they can donate one empty box (size: apple box preferred). If you’re shopping at Costco, please ask the staff if you can take one empty tray (size: avocado, plum, kiwi, or tomato trays preferred). If you collect one box, as a parish community working together, we will have enough boxes. Please place your empty box on a table (Share Christmas Boxes) at the back of the church. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

MASS INTENTIONS for next week October 9 to 15, 2023 (requested by):

Mon. Oct 9        9:00 am           

+Bice Rosatti (Family)

Tues. Oct 10     8:15 am           

Spl. Int. Moe Aslam (Daphne)

Wed. Oct 11      8:15 am           

Spl. Int. Linda Yam (Psalm)

Thurs. Oct 12    8:15 am           

+Flora Calori (Family)

Fri. Oct 13         8:15 am           

+Melko Anzulovich (Family)

Fri. Oct 13        7:30 pm           

+Helen Morris (Diva)

+Tommaso Giannelli (Family)

+Maureen Morris (Diva)

+John Morris (Costanza Mancini)

+Adolfo Ortiz Junior (Family)

+Juanito Sason (Family)

++Gella Cruz and Bienvenido D. Cruz Senior (Family)

+Margaret Molnar (Diva)

Spl. Int. Ortiz Family (Family)

Spl. Int. Justin, Joel and Jerome Misenas (Nita)

Spl. Int. Carlos Leon (Diva)

Spl. Int. Marie and Allen (Family)

Sat. Oct 14       9:00 am           

Spl. Int. Gerald Leong and Family (Mary Fong)

Sat. Oct 14       5:00 pm           

+Marijo Carr (Hewitt Family)

+Leah Crescenzo (Tom and Jane Cikes and Family)

Sun. Oct 15      8:00 am           

+Janet Miller (Ollie Anzulovich)

Spl. Int. Tim and Denise Morris and Family (Diva)

Spl. Int. David Myung and Family (Family)

Sun. Oct 15      10:00am          

+Raffaele Merola (Tony and Linda Merola and Family)

+Frank Folino (Ada and Family)

++Rosa and Domenico Mobilio (Family)

+Leah Crescenzo (Ada Folino and Family)

++Anna, Luigi and Tony Faccone

Sun. Oct 15      12:00 Noon      

+John Morris (Jeanette B.)

++Karl and Rose Kamm (Diva)

Spl. Int. David and Rose Turrin and Family (Diva)

Spl. Int. Neetha and Febin (Family)

Spl. Int. Margarita Pitos (Diva)

Spl. Int. Father Medard Kamanzi (the Neocatechumenal Way Community)

Sun. Oct 14      5:00 pm           

++John and Antonio Porco and Claudia Ghostkeeper (Anna Auld and Family)

+Manlian Mary Bao (Vivian Shen and Family)

+Francesco Scaglione (Anna Auld and Family)

+Mike Servedio (Anna Auld and Family)

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