Latest Parish Bulletin
December 2, 2022
ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICE AT HOLY CROSS
Please join us on Tuesday December 13th at 7:00 pm in the Church for our Advent Penitential Service. There will be 7 priests available to hear your confessions. If possible, please plan your Advent Confession for this night.
For information on confession times at other parishes
PURDY’S CHOCOLATES ORDER PICKUP ON SUNDAY DEC 4 ONLY
You can pick up your Purdy’s chocolate order on Sunday December 4th after the 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 Noon and 5:00 pm Masses in the lobby of the Church. Those orders that don’t get picked up on Sunday will be available to pick up from the Parish Office next week during office hours.
The ladies of our CWL wish to thank everyone who supported our Purdy’s Christmas fundraiser. Thanks to your support, we made over $1500.00!
Thank you to all CWL members who have paid their 2023 membership dues. It is not too late to pay your $40.00 membership – you can drop it off at the Parish Office or leave it in the collection basket at the front of the Church when you come for Mass. (Please make sure that you label your envelope CWL and if you are paying cash, put your name, address, phone number and email address on the front of the envelope.)
Poinsettias and Christmas decorations for the Church
If you wish to donate red poinsettias to decorate our Church for Christmas, please drop them off at the Parish Office by Friday December 16th. You are also welcome to give cash for Christmas decorations for our Church.
KINDERGARTEN – HOLY CROSS ELEMENTARY
Holy Cross Elementary School will be accepting applications for prospective Kindergarten students for the September 2023 intake. Children born in 2018, who will be 5 years of age, are eligible to enter Kindergarten in September. If you are interested in having your child attend Holy Cross, please complete the application form on the school website and return it with a copy of your child’s birth certificate, Baptismal certificate (if baptised Catholic) and any other documents as outlined on the form. All documents and a $25 non-refundable application fee, payable by cash or cheque, are to be submitted to the school office from November 28th to December 7th between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Families selected for an interview are expected to attend an in-person interview on January 7, 2022. Appointment times are to be determined.
2023 Sunday donation envelopes and wall calendars
Your 2023 Sunday donation envelopes and 2023 wall calendars from the local funeral homes are available for pickup in the Church lobby.
We are in the Season of Advent and Christmas and, with that, comes the awareness of sharing and giving. With that thought in mind, we are beginning our annual Share Christmas campaign. As in the past, proceeds will be going to the Sisters in the Downtown Eastside. The campaign for “Share Christmas” will run from NOV 27 – DEC 11. To keep things simple, we are requesting cash donations or cheques payable to Holy Cross. If you would like to help the Sisters, please place your donation in an envelope clearly marked “Share Christmas” and deposit it in the collection basket in the lobby of the church before Mass begins. If you are unable to attend a Sunday Mass, or a morning Mass, you can certainly come to the Parish Office and leave it there. Your cash donation, regardless of denomination, will be most graciously received by the Sisters in Downtown Eastside and most certainly used to help bring nourishment and joy to those whom they serve. Also, if you would like to receive a tax receipt, please write your name, address, & the amount of your donation on the envelope.
Christmas Cards and 2023 Calendars FOR PRISON MINISTRY
We are collecting unused Christmas cards and calendars for 2023 for the Prison Ministry. Calendars can be wall, desk or appointment calendars without coils and should have a modest theme. Please put the cards and calendars in the boxes in the lobby of the Church.
2023 SUNDAY MISSALS, CHILDRENS MISSALS AND LITTLE BOOKS
The 2023 Sunday Missals and the Little Books for Advent and Christmas are available for sale in the back of the church. The Sunday Missals are $4.00 each, the Children’s Missals are $7.00 each and the Little Books are $2.00 each. Please place the money in the brown box.
SAVE THE DATE – 2023
Please mark your calendars for our Super Bowl party on Sunday, February 12, 2023 from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm and for our annual Holy Cross Golf Tournament on Friday, May 12, 2023 from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
MASS INTENTIONS for Dec 5 to 11, 2022 (Requested by)
Mon. 8:15 am
++Hyacinth and Bill Yang (May and Don Chan)
Tues. 8:15 am
+Flora Calori (Emma Van Essen)
Wed. 8:15 am
++Nick and Anna Garcea (Toni Pesa and Family)
Thurs 8:15 am
++John Hong and Melko Anzulovich (Children and Families)
Fri. 8:15 am
Spl. Int. Aaron and Jerome (Family)
Fri. 7:30 pm
+Emilia Diaz Clemente (Family)
+Emma Isaac (Diva and John)
+Hyacinth Yang (Lanny and Danny)
+Presentacion Rivera (Diva)
+Pero Dinh Guoc Dinh (Family)
Spl. Int. Father Maciej (Regina)
Spl. Int. Olivia Panis (Lanny and Danny)
Spl. Int. Paul, Martha & Pan Family (Family)
Spl. Int. Marie and Allan
Spl. Int. Maureen Morris (Family)
Spl. Int. James Harrington (Family)
Sat. 9:00 am
+Mark Baldonero (Family)
Sat 5:00 pm
+Carlo Piovesan Senior (Family)
+Stefano Macri (Dorothy and Dave)
+Domenica Losorelli (Carmine and Makiko)
Sun. 8:00 am
+John Comuzzi (Mattiazzo Family)
+Michael Dennis (Family)
+++Eva Ceolin and Angelina and Mario De Bei (Giuseppe Ceolin and Family)
++Argentina, Agosto and Ivana and Giorgio Ceolin (Giuseppe Ceolin and Family)
+Nadine Gerard Benquet (Nicole and Mike)
+John Pavich (Marisa Demare and Nick Gentile)
++Carl Heinz Kay and Albina Kay (Family)
+John Comuzzi (Lina Boffo and Family)
+Andreina Artuso (Lina Boffo and Family)
Sun. 12:00 Noon
++Antonio and Ida Rossi (Giuseppina G.)
+Saverion Filippelli (Family)
+John Pavich (Jane and Family)
+Carlo de Renzio (Parishioner)
+Hyacinth Yang (Parishioner)
++Anna Maria & Hernando Gamez (Family)
++Maria and Gino Sain (Family)
Spl. Int. Santa Lucia (Franca Z.)
Spl. Int. Francesca Quarantotto
+John Pavich (Marie and Angelo Baldonero)
+Manuel Rocha (Family)
++Roma Waignein & Michael Gomes
+Margaret Molnar (Holy Cross CWL)
SHARE CHRISTMAS We are in the Season of Advent and Christmas and, with that, comes the awareness of sharing and giving. With that thought in mind, we are beginning our annual Share Christmas campaign. As in the past, proceeds will be going to the Sisters in the Downtown Eastside. The campaign for “Share Christmas” will run …
November 18, 2022 CWL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Our CWL is holding their annual membership drive after every Mass on the weekend of November 19 and 20 and new members are welcome to join. Your support of our CWL Council by joining our Council or renewing your membership is very much appreciated. If you or your friend …
November 10, 2022 Remembrance Day November 11 The Parish office is closed on Friday November 11th for Remembrance Day and morning Mass will be at 9:00 am. COFFEE SUNDAYOn Sunday November 13th, please join our monthly Coffee Sunday after all morning Masses (8am, 10am, 12pm). Now that the weather is colder, we will have coffee and …
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October 21, 2022 Religious Articles SALE If you are looking for something to help you or your family live your faith, the CWL is selling religious articles at the back of the Church after the 5:00 pm Mass this Saturday (October 22) and after the 8:00 am, 10:00 am & 12:00 pm Masses on Sunday …