This year Spring is in full force as we are celebrating Holy Week and Easter. Winter to spring brings change, new life, and transformation.
We need that transformation in our lives too. We who believe in the resurrection and trust in God’s power to transform death into life are summoned to be agents of transformation and healing for others. By God’s grace, may we ever more witness to and participate in God’s ongoing transformation of all in need, of ourselves and our world.
Christ is risen!
Fr. Tomas and Fr. Chris
HOLY WEEK MASS SCHEDULE
Holy Thursday April 14th at 7:30 pm
Good Friday April 15th Stations of the Cross 10:00 am
Good Friday April 15th Service at 3:00 pm
Holy Saturday April 16th Blessing of the Festive Foods at 11:00 am
Holy Saturday April 16th Easter Vigil 8:00 pm
Easter Sunday April 17th 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 1200 pm, No 5:00 pm Mass
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
The Parish Office will be closed Good Friday April 15th and Easter Monday April 18th. Morning Mass on Monday April 18th is at 9:00 am.
Divine Mercy CELEBRATIONS
Good Friday after the 3:00 pm service Divine Mercy Novena
Holy Saturday 3:00 pm Divine Mercy Novena
Sunday, April 17th till Saturday, April 23rd 3.00 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Divine Mercy Novena
Sunday, April 24th 3:00 pm Mass of Divine Mercy with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Benediction to follow
GOOD FRIDAY 2ND COLLECTION FOR THE HOLY LAND
The Good Friday collection is requested by the Holy See to help maintain the Christian sites of the Holy Land and to support the Church in the pastoral, educational, and social works that contribute to a sustained Christian presence in the land where Jesus Christ once walked.
If you wish to contribute on line, go to canadahelps.org and search for “Commissariat of the Holy Land”.
EASTER EGG HUNT
Holy Cross Parish presents an egg hunt this Easter Sunday, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Weather permitting, the egg hunt will take place on the back lawn, following both the 10am and 12pm Masses. If raining, then it will take place under cover. More details to follow at the end of these two Masses.
LITTLE BOOKS FOR EASTER
The Little white Books for Easter are available for sale at the back of the Church for $2.00 each. Please place the money in the designated box.
FROM THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
The Holy Cross Annual Golf Tournament is back this year. It is on Friday May 13, 2022 at Riverway Golf Course.
We are happy to announce that the tournament is sold out for golfers! If you wish to put your name on a waiting list or attend the dinner only, please email Dino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also want to thank those sponsors who have committed to supporting the event this year.
MASS INTENTIONS (Requested by)
April 18 to 24, 2022
Mon. 9:00 am +Mary Sie (Lanny)
Tues. 8:15 am +Flora Calori (Emma Van Essen)
Wed. 8:15 am Souls in Purgatory especially the forgotten Souls
Thurs 8:15 am Spl. Int. Guido Orsatti (Giuseppina G.)
Thurs 9:15 am School Mass +Rita Pereira (Francis Family)
Fri. 8:15 am +John Van Essen (Family)
Fri 7:00 pm Confirmation – HC School and PREP – Parishioners
Fri. 7:30 pm No Divine Mercy Mass
Sat. 9:00 am +Gianfranco Nicoletti (Giuseppina G.)
Sat 5:00 pm +Gregorio D. Anonas (Family)
+Beatriz D. Cruz (Family)
++++++Cosimo and Carmela Peronace, Rosalba Gasparre,
Nicola and Caterina Tassone and Elisabeta Arcadi
++Stephen and Frances Morris (Family)
++Harry Bradley and Jeremiah Harrington (Family)
+Dr. Eleanora Iorio (Angelina and Family)
Spl. Int. Makiko Morelli (Barbara V.H.)
Sun. 8:00 am +Maria Santagiuliana (Family)
++Angelo and Flora Visentin (Family)
+Domenico Terragni (Family)
Spl. Int. Bell and Iorio Family (Family)
Spl. Int. Clara Myung and Family (Ceceilia)
Sun. 10:00am +Franklyn Chowsen (Philomena Yee)
+Vittorio Maneli (Giuseppina G.)
Spl. Int. Ivy Wong (Kit Wong)
Sun. 12:00 Noon +Chan Kar Sing (Family)
+Saverino Filipelli (Family)
+Naz Crispino Da Silva (Francis Family)
+Jun Lopez (Family)
+Paul Pazdera (Marguerite Ann)
+Leonardo D’Alfonso (Daughter and Family)
+Carmela Sorace (Teresa and Family)
+Paul Pazdera (Marguerite Ann)
Spl. Int. Carmen Cristobal (Perla)
Spl. Int. Helen Morris (Family)
Sun 3:00 pm +Father Zeno (Nicole and Mike)
+Doris Ataat (Giuseppina G.)
+++Jesus Antonio Avelino and Corazon and Francisco Avelino
+Adelina Flores (Honorieta Flores)
+Eleuteria Rillera (Cristina)
+Precilla Chiu Ka Lai (Heidi and David)
+Darek Mikulski (Lanny and Danny)
Spl. Int. for Faith of Children and Grandchildren (Roslyn Jacobucci)
Spl. Int. Emilia Castellucci (Giuseppina G.)
Spl. Int. Bozena Szucs (Diva and John)
Spl. Int. Noah Hirji (Family)
Spl. Int. Catherine, Angela and Monica Chen (Agnes)
Spl. Int. Steve and Tony (Lanny and Danny)
Sun. 5:00pm Parishioners