Update October 2, 2020

Dear Parishioners: 

We are beginning the month of October which, in our Church calendar, is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, “Our Lady of the Rosary”.  We celebrate this Feast Day on October 7th.  It would be wonderful if every family in our parish recited the rosary together and offered it for the ending of this pandemic.  During this month, we also celebrate Thanksgiving, although perhaps not in our usual way of gathering in large numbers.  However, we still have much to be thankful for…our family and friends; our health and safety; and the support and prayers of our Parish Community  

Another celebration will be held this Sunday in our Parish at the 10:00 a.m. mass – my “official installation” as Pastor of Holy Cross.  This is done by the Archbishop of Vancouver, Archbishop J. Michael Miller.  I intentionally did not announce this event ahead of time, but waited until the regular reservations for this Mass would be closed.  Yes, it would have been nice to have all of you there, but due to the number restrictions still in place this was not possible. The good news is that we will be livestreaming this 10.00 am Mass and you will be able to watch it in your homes. 

Please take note:  Last week I mentioned that there was a possibility of Mass time changes and the addition of additional Masses.    However, due to the “Order of the Provincial Health Officer’ emailed from the Archbishop’s Office on Thursday, October 1, “there must be at least one hour between events” (see below).  Therefore, it is no longer feasible for us to implement this change and there will be no change to our Mass schedule.

“There must be at least one hour between events during which there are no patrons present on the place or the area of the place to permit cleaning and sanitizing, and the place or area of the place must be cleaned and sanitized once no patrons are present and before patrons are permitted to enter the place or area of the place for another event” 

We are asked by the Archdiocese to ensure this directive is followed in our parish with respect to Holy Mass and all other events.


Fr. Chris Pastuszka, SDS 


MASS INTENTIONS (Requested by)

Oct 5 to 11, 2020

Mon    8:15 am        Spl. Int. Vikky Levan (John and Diva)

Tues.  8:15 am        +Felice Ferraro (Yanko Family)

                                +Raymond Hon Lau (Makiko and Carmine)

Wed.  8:15 am        +Frank Noc (DeLazzari Family)

                                Spl. Int. David Cuchinan (Albina Halfar)

Thurs 8:15 am        Spl. Int. Rodney Fong (Family)

Fri.     8:15 am        Spl. Int. Doris Ataat (Lanny and Danny)

Sat.    9:00 am        +Paolo Catania (Wife)

Sat     5:00 pm        ++Dina and Lino Natola (Giuseppina G.)

                                +Tommaso Giannelli (Family)

                                +Augusto Achacoso (Family)

                                +Emilio Bosa (Wife and Family)

                                ++Lester and Charlotte De Silva (Lucille S.)

                                Spl. Int. Moe Aslam (Daphne)

                                Spl. Int. Anna Lo (Eva R.)

Sun.   8:00 am        +Melko Anzulovich (Family)

                                +Martin Shim (Miseon Shim)

                                +John Hall (Gazzola Family)

Sun.   10:00am       +Seung Yul Kim (Family)

                                +Gianfranco Nicoletti (Holy Cross CWL)

                                +Sonia Magaton (Rosina and Jack)

                                Spl. Int. Giuseppina G. (John and Diva)

Sun.   12:00 Noon   +Augusto Achocoso (Family)

                                +Ann Patrice Martin (Clare Tomura)

                                +Fred de Spirito (Franca Z. and Family)

                                +Robert Regan (Adeline Yu and Family)

                                +Anna Patano (Adeline Yu and Family)

                                +Betty Parel Valera and Vicente Parel (Perla)

                                +Raymond Lui (Perla)

                                Spl. Int. May and Michelle Yao (Juliet)

Sun.   7:30 pm        +Rosalia Molnar (Parishioner)

                                Spl. Int. Edyana and Helyana (Lanny and Danny)

                                Spl. Int. Frank Molnar and Family (Parishioner)

                                Spl. Int. Rick (Parishioner)