The parish bulletin is posted each week, including a weekly message by our Pastor. This is a wonderful resource for the lastest news and announcements and events in the parish and our local faith community.
Holy Cross Parish Movie Night
On Saturday, January 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room, Holy Cross Parish (252 Dubuc Street), will be hosting a Movie Night. There will be a showing of “Manna from Heaven”. Cost for the movie is $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family with a hotdog, popcorn and drinks included. Additional hotdogs are $2.00 each. Tickets for raffle prizes are $2.00 each.
Posted: 01/16/18 9:25 AM
Holy Cross Parish Fundraising Concert
In order to serve those in need at the Food Bank, as well as ourselves, we continue to fundraise for renovations to our Parish Kitchen and Hall. You can help by purchasing tickets for our upcoming fundraising concert on April 15, 2018, given by Father Robbie McDougall on piano and Claudine St-Arnauld on violin. Buy tickets for yourself, or for friends and family! Tickets are available at the Parish Office, or by calling Cecile at (204) 253-9735 or Caroline at (204) 237-6177.
Posted: 01/15/18 9:14 AM
Holy Cross Parish is host to this amazing perpetual Adoration Chapel, to which the faithful from across the greater Winnipeg area come to adore the True Presence – 7 days a week, 24 hours a day! There are a few time slots that we still need a fill. Please consider spending some time with our Eucharistic Lord.
Sunday: 3:00 a.m. & 8:00 a.m.
Monday: 12:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Posted: 01/12/18 8:39 AM
Holy Cross Parish Presents: Hot Button Topics Mini Series
Abortion: Reaching Hearts & Minds in Today’s Culture
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Paola Aguilar
Assisted Suicide: What it Really Means
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Larry Rados
Homosexuality & Living the Catholic Faith
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Deacon Gilles Urquhart
How to reach hearts and minds on the issue of abortion in today’s culture of death and hostility. What does assisted suicide really mean? Homosexuality, same sex marriages and living in the Catholic Faith. You don’t need to sign up, just show up. These are topics parishioners have been asking to hear more about for months. See you there!
Posted: 01/2/18 10:19 AM
Holy Cross Parish is thrilled to be the recipient of a grant in memory of Father Martin Bradbury, from The Adrian & Maylene Cancilla Foundation in the amount of $50,000 towards the Kitchen and Basement Renovation Fund. Holy Cross Parish is so profoundly grateful to the Cancilla family for their kind generosity!
Posted: 12/21/17 10:23 AM
Extraordinary Communion Ministers of the Sick and Homebound
Beginning in February 2018, there will be a change of practice. All ECMs who are bringing Communion to the sick and homebound will be obligated to register themselves and the communicant at the parish office at (204) 233-7367. Before each Mass, the registered ECM will place the pyx on the credence table. After the Communion prayer (closing prayer), Father Chris will invite the designated ECMs to come forward to receive their pyx. For questions or concerns, please call John at (204) 257-8353 or Carla at (204) 237-7707.
Posted: 12/11/17 10:09 AM
Parish Feast Day
Sunday, September 17th | To celebrate our parish feast day we held a short procession of the cross followed by a parish-wide potluck dinner.
Posted: 09/19/17 8:48 PM
2017-2018 Children’s Programs
Information and registration forms are now available for our 2017-2018 Children’s Programs on our parish website: www.holycrossparish.ca, in the Parish Office and at the back of the Church.
These programs are:
- The “Atrium” – Children’s Catechism program
- Sacramental Preparation – Children who are looking to receive the sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation
- Children’s Liturgy – Children are taught about the meaning of Sunday Scripture readings during Mass
Forms and fees should be completed and submitted to Sister Bibiana at the Parish Office by July 20, 2017, by mail or placed in the offering basket on Sundays. Please contact Sister Bibiana by phone at (204) 233-7367 if you have any questions.
Posted: 07/13/17 7:45 AM
Fatima – 100 Years
The 100th Anniversary Celebration of Fatima Continues at Holy Cross Parish
Cenacle Prayer Meeting with Adoration and Reconciliation will follow the 7:50 a.m. Mass on the following days:
Thursday, July 13th
Saturday, August 19th
Wednesday, September 13th
Friday, October 13th
All are welcome! (There is a plenary indulgence attached to this prayer meeting with the usual conditions.)
Fatima – 100 Years
By Denise Walleyn
A bright and sunny day greeted the faithful who responded to the invitation to celebrate, ponder and commemorate the profound message of Our Lady on the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima that was celebrated at Holy Cross Parish in Winnipeg on Saturday, May 13. Hundreds of the faithful from the Archdioceses of St Boniface, Winnipeg and the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Winnipeg participated in the events of the day recognizing that devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary leads us to a deeper understanding of our Lord and His message. This joyful and spiritual event led us to reflect and give thanks to God for the grace of apparitions and all the prayer that has flowed from the encouragement by our Blessed Mother to pray the Rosary every day, to sacrifice and to love.
The solemn and beautiful early morning opening Mass was presided by Archbishop Albert LeGatt and con-celebrated by Bishop Noel Delaquis, Father Peter Krasuski, Father Peter Nemcek and Deacons Gilles Urquhart and Alphonse Tran. The music was led by Joanne Mercier and choir. Members of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus formed the Honor Guard. Archbishop Albert inspired the almost 700 with profound words during the homily. At the end of the Eucharistic celebration, the litter with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima surrounded by dozens of roses, was brought forward and incensed in readiness for the procession.
The procession, led by a Cross Bearer and Altar Servers, banner bearers and the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard, preceded the litter holding the statue of Our Lady of Fatima carried by 6 bearers. A beautiful touch was the carrying of a large Rosary by several children. Hundreds followed in procession along the 5.2 kilometer route through the streets of St Boniface, passing by the St Boniface Hospital and the St Boniface Cathedral. Beautiful music along the way was supplied by Father Geoffrey Angelus and choir from St Mary’s Cathedral. Along the way, the Rosary was prayed in 20 different languages that are representative of the many cultural groups that make up our Church.
A much appreciated hour long lunch break provided sustenance to the pilgrims and volunteers alike.
The afternoon opened with a four hour prayer service including Exposition of the Holy Eucharist, praying of the four Mysteries of the Rosary, music led by Alcide Bouchard, silent adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation with Father Peter, Father Leonce, Father Tomy, Father Chrys and Father Henryk and finally Benediction and Reposition of the Holy Eucharist.
The closing Mass, presided by Father Peter Krasuski with music led by Jason and Natalie Madden, was very well attended and was a beautiful and fitting end to a beautiful day. Homilist Deacon Gilles drew attention to mothers in honor of Mother’s Day encouraging that Mary be the chosen model.
The 100th Anniversary Fatima Committee worked diligently to bring this beautiful day to reality. Thank you for your grand efforts and thank you to the many volunteers, those who inspired and encouraged this celebration, the bishops and priests present, including Father Chris who was unable to attend the celebration, the sisters, altar servers, catechists, musicians, sound crew, bearers of Our Lady and their coordinator, Couples for Christ, florist, carpenter, children carrying the Rosary, ushers, marshals, cooks and organizers of the food, lift operator, MC, gardeners, sacristans, seamstresses, leaders of the Rosary, lectors, greeters, Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, promoters, photographers, medical first aiders, and all the behind the scenes workers. We have been greatly blessed!
Holy Cross Parish would like to acknowledge the generous financial contributions from several sources, including the Knights of Columbus, Desjardin’s Funeral Chapel, Brunet Monuments, the Catholic Women’s League, along with the suppliers of banners, bottled water, safety vests and individual donors.
Photos submitted by Denise Walleyn and Carla Gervais.
Posted: 05/18/17 9:20 PM
A Plenary Indulgence For the 100th Year Fatima Anniversary
Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Our Lady of Fatima apparitions throughout the centennial year, from the 27th of November 2016 until the 26th of November 2017. Listed in a statement from the Fatima Shrine in Portugal, there are three ways to obtain the indulgence:
- Make a pilgrimage to the shrine. The faithful can make a pilgrimage to the Fatima Shrine in Portugal and participate in a celebration of prayer dedicated to the Virgin. In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke the Mother of God.
- Pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The faithful, with devotion, can visit a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place place of prayer during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month from May to October 2017, and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honour of the Virgin Mary. In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.
- The elderly and infirm. The faithful who, because of age, illness or other serious causes, are unable to get around, may pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and must spiritually unite themselves to the jubilee celebrations on the days of the apparitions, the 13th of each month, between May and October 2017. They must also “offer to merciful God with confidence, through Mary, their prayers and sufferings or the sacrifices they make in their own lives.”
To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must also fulfill the ordinary conditions:
- Go to confession and communion
- Be interiorly detached from sin
- Pray for the intentions of the Holy Father
Posted: 05/9/17 8:19 PM
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All announcements are subject to approval by our Pastor.