The parish bulletin is posted each week, including a weekly message by our Pastor. This is a wonderful resource for the latest news and announcements and events in the parish and our local faith community.
Holy Cross Parish Parking Lot During Construction
Demolition of the kitchen will be underway on Monday, April 5.
Starting Monday, April 5, please park away from the east side lane of the parking lot where the construction worker’s trucks and bins will be.
You may only park in the spots along the west side of the parking lot facing Traverse Street.
You may also park on Traverse, Genthon, or Dubuc Street.
Posted: 03/31/21 10:44 AM
Use of Washroom, Basement and Multi-Purpose Room During Construction
Starting Monday, April 5, construction will be underway in the basement.
Please only use the washroom in the Church Annex during the basement renovations.
The basement and multi-purpose room will be off-limits during construction.
Posted: 03/31/21 10:41 AM
Holy Cross Parish Food Bank
The Holy Cross Food Bank has moved to Precious Blood Church (200 Kenny Street) due to the kitchen renovations, and will be there for approximately three months.
Food donations will not be accepted during this time.
Posted: 03/3/21 8:24 AM
At this time, we are no longer accepting clothing donations for the warming shelter.
Please drop them off at:
- Centre Flavie-Laurent (450 Provencher Blvd.)
- The Salvation Army Thrift Store (145 Goulet St.)
- Siloam Mission (300 Princess St.)
- Main Street Project (75 Martha St.)
Posted: 02/19/21 11:57 AM
Holy Cross Parish Mass Schedule – Effective March 5, 2021
New Code Red Alert restrictions for all of Manitoba will come into effect on March 5 and will be applicable until at least March 25. In accordance with the latest update from the Archdiocese, effective Friday, March 5, places of worship can hold regular religious services, if such a service does not exceed 25% of usual capacity, or 100 people, whichever is lower.
The maximum number of people allowed inside Holy Cross Parish is 93.
Please read the following carefully:
- The reservation system will be discontinued.
- The 93 people allowed entry to Masses will be on a “first come, first serve basis”.
- Attendees will be asked to sign the Contact Tracing Form upon entry.
- Should an infection occur, it will be used to notify parishioners who attended the Mass.
- Privacy will be assured, and the information used only as stated.
- The number of Masses and the Mass times will return to the pre-pandemic times.
- The Mass times will be as follows:
- Monday – Saturday 7:45am
- Saturday 4:00pm
- Sunday 7:45am, 10:00am, 12:00pm & 7:00pm-(during Lent only)
- The 1stFriday, 1st Saturday and 3rd Friday devotions will be restored.
- Reconciliation schedule will return to the pre-pandemic times.
- Monday to Saturday after the 7:45am Mass
- Please line up after the Mass is finished and the priest will hear your confession.
Posted: 02/11/21 1:33 PM
Adoration Chapel Open
The Adoration Chapel will open effective February 12, 2021 as per the latest COVID-19 update.
Please read the new Adoration Chapel policy carefully.
For the safety and protection of our Adorers, we are ONLY PERMITTING 3 PEOPLE IN THE CHAPEL AT A TIME.
MANDATORY FACE MASK OR FACE COVERING EVEN IF YOU ARE ALONE!!!
If upon arrival there are 3 Adorers, come back at another time or wait outside in your car until someone leaves before entering.
We kindly asking our Adorers to not jeopardize our Adoration Chapel opening by exceeding the 3 person limit, even if you are the 4th person but are just popping in for a couple of seconds – yes it still counts as a 4th person!!!
Those who have an assigned time slot are encouraged to continue to attend. If there are already 3 Adorers, please wait until someone leaves.
Sanitize your hands before you enter and after you exit the Adoration Chapel.
These are challenging times, and we ask for your cooperation in keeping our Adoration Chapel open during this crisis.
Posted: 02/11/21 1:29 PM
COVID-19 Restrictions Changes in Effect – March 26, 2021
New Code Red Alert restrictions for all of Manitoba will come into effect on March 26, and will be applicable until at least April 15.
Funeral, weddings and baptism gathering limits will increase to 25 people. No change will occur regarding regular religious services, which remain at 25 % of usual capacity, or 100 people, whichever is lower.
Please be advised that places of worship can hold regular religious services, if such a service does not exceed 25% of usual capacity, or 100 people, whichever is lower.
The maximum number of people allowed inside Holy Cross Parish is 93.
The celebrant, lector, cantor, musician and technical staff for livestreaming are not included in the 25% or 100-person maximum.
Please also take note that prayer meetings, Adoration, catechesis and sacramental preparation can resume, provided the 25% of capacity — 100-person maximum is respected.
Posted: 02/11/21 1:21 PM
Kitchen/Hall Renovation Update
After numerous delays due to financing, COVID and hazardous material remediation, we finally have movement on our kitchen renovations.
We have secured roughly 90% of the funds for the renovations and will be working over the next couple months on securing the remainder once the tender packages come in with final numbers.
The tender for securing the contractor is going out the beginning of February and the plan is to have construction begin April 6th – after the Easter weekend.
It will be a phased approach beginning with the kitchen. The remainder of the basement will be given a facelift until such time as funding can be secured to complete the bathrooms and the hall.
We thank you all for your generous support for this project and for your continued patience.
Posted: 01/22/21 10:37 AM
Christmas Eve Photos
Here are a few photos of the altar that was beautifully decorated for the livestreamed Christmas Eve Mass and of the exterior of the Church:
A huge thank you to the wonderful parishioners who decorated the Church so beautifully, and for the cleanup afterwards!
Posted: 01/8/21 11:46 AM
Livestreaming of the Diocesan Sunday Masses at Holy Cross Parish- Important Changes
Please note that beginning Sunday, February 21st, Masses celebrated in English will be livestreamed at 10:00am from Holy Cross Parish.
His Grace, Archbishop Albert LeGatt will preside.
The liturgies will be streamed via the Diocese’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArchSaintBoniface/live
Posted: 01/4/21 9:24 AM
Any announcements you wish to submit for the bulletin must be ready for publication. Please submit your announcements prior to the event for consideration.
Contact us with particulars of which dates you would like the announcement to appear, by:
- E-mail: email@example.com;
- Fax: (204) 233-5355; or
- Drop it off in person at the Parish Office (252 Dubuc Street)
All announcements are subject to approval by our Pastor.