In response to Jesus' loving plea to spend time with him, Holy Cross Parish offers the faithful an opportunity to worship.

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Parish Bulletin

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.

 

Current announcements

We’d Love to Hear From You!

Holy Cross Parishioners are most welcome to write articles, stories or poems (15 to 20 lines) to be published in our weekly bulletin. We also encourage the children of Holy Cross Parish to write any poems or stories they wish to be published in the bulletin.

If you wish to submit something, please forward it to the parish office at office@holycrossparish.ca no later than Wednesday at noon.

 

Posted: 01/17/22 9:02 AM


Birthdays and Wedding Anniversaries

Those who are celebrating their birthdays or wedding anniversaries, please register your names at the parish office (office@holycrossparish.ca or 204-233-7367) to have special prayers during and after the mass.

 

Posted: 12/24/21 8:10 AM


UPDATE – New COVID-19 Restrictions Extended until February 1, 2022

Changes to the existing Public Health Orders took effect on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 and have been extended until February 1, 2022.

Therefore, the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface is issuing the following clarifications, having obtained updated information from the official government liaison to communities of faith during the COVID-19 pandemic, in coordination with the Archdiocese of Winnipeg and the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg.

The changes or clarifications obtained by the Public Health Officer, Dr. Brent Roussin, and by the Provincial liaison person, affect churches in the following manner:

All masses are on a first come, first served basis.

  • The booking system is discontinued.
  • The 50 people (25 in the main body of the church & 25 in the annex) allowed entry to masses will be on a first come, first served basis. 
  • If the doors are locked, that means we have reached maximum capacity.

Face masks are required at all times in the church for the duration of the mass.

  • Parishes are reminded that masks must be worn at all religious services and indoor events. Parishes are legally and morally responsible for ensuring that everyone who attends a Mass, religious service or event wears a mask.
  • Anyone who refuses to wear a mask is to be politely invited to leave the premises and participate via livestream, or via television. Such a person may call their priest to set up an appointment, either within the church or at the parish office, to receive the Eucharist other than at mass.
  • Masks must be worn in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin without gapping.
  • Face shields may not be used as a substitute as a mask. 

Attendees are still required to fill out the Contact Tracing Sign-In Sheet 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.
  • We realize it’s tedious to keep filling out the Contact Tracing Sign-In Sheet, however, until this pandemic is over, it is still required.
  • Please write legible and write only one person per line.
  • Social distancing rules are still in place except within individual households.
  • Please use hand sanitizer upon entry to the church and before you exit the church.
  • Please sanitize your pew before you leave.

Mass times are as follows: 

  • Monday–Saturday:  7:45am
  • Saturday:  4:00pm
  • Sunday:  7:45am, 10:00am & 12:00pm 

Reconciliation Schedule:  Monday–Saturday after the 7:45am Mass.

  • No confession on Sundays.
  • Private confession is also available by appointment only. Please contact the parish office.

Funerals, prayer vigils for the deceased, weddings and baptisms.

  • The maximum number of people allowed for indoor funerals, weddings and baptisms is 25. 
  • Individuals, or groups residing at the same residence, must maintain at least a 2-metre distance from others.
  • Face masks are required at all times in the church.
  • Masks must be worn in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin without gapping.
  • Face shields may not be used as a substitute as a mask.

Please note that the celebrant, as well as other persons assigned by the parish, such as a cantor or lector, or persons responsible for the livestreaming of the event, are NOT to be counted among the ten persons attending indoors. In the case of funerals, staff from a funeral home are NOT to be counted. A photographer or videographer is also NOT to be counted among the 25 persons attending indoors.

 

 

 

Posted: 11/2/21 9:58 AM


Clarifications Regarding COVID-19 Measures (Mask Wearing)

Dearest Parishioners,

We kindly ask you to read part of the memo from the Archdiocese of St. Boniface dated October 28, 2021, regarding masks.

As we move deeper into the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Church is called to greater and greater charity. As the people of God, following Jesus, we are called to seek the good of all, overcoming division and isolation.

Since our parish liturgical celebrations are occasions where we can gather together for prayer and discernment in shared mercy, in a very real sense, our churches are spiritual hospitals. That is why our weekday Masses and Sunday Mass, in particular, are meant for the entire people of God, and will continue to be open to all the faithful. Proof of vaccination will not be asked for any parish liturgical celebration.

Reminders regarding Religious Services

  1. Masks

Parishes are reminded that masks must be worn at all religious services and indoor events. Parishes are legally and morally responsible for ensuring that anyone who attends a Mass, religious service or event wears a mask. Masks must be worn in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin without gapping. Face shields may not be used as a substitute as a mask.

Anyone who refuses to wear a mask is to be politely invited to leave the premises and participate via livestream, or via television. Such a person may call their priest to set up an appointment, either within the church or at the parish office, to receive the Eucharist other than at Mass.

 

 

 

 

Posted: 05/21/21 4:34 PM


Adoration Chapel COVID-19 Restrictions – December 21, 2021 to February 1, 2022

Changes to the existing Public Health Orders took effect on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 and have been extended until February 1, 2022.

Please read the following carefully:

  • The Adoration Chapel will remain open for 2 PEOPLE AT A TIME.
  • The booking system has been discontinued.
  • Please sign your name in the binder provided.
  • Whoever is the 2nd adorer to arrive at the chapel, please turn the sign to say “Occupied” and slide the latch to lock the door, and whoever is the 1st adorer to leave, please turn the sign to say “Vacant” and slide the latch to unlock the door for the next adorer.
  • If there are already 2 people inside, you must wait outside or in your car until the chapel is available. Do not wait in the foyer or the washroom.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times in the chapel. Face shields may not be used as a substitute as a mask.
  • Masks must be worn in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin without gapping.
  • Please sanitize or wash your hands before you enter and after you exit the chapel.
  • Use the spray provided to sanitize what you touch.
  • We understand that this is a difficult time and things are not “normal”, however, we need to follow the new protocols to allow the chapel to remain open.

ANYBODY WHO JEOPARDIZES THE CHAPEL BY NOT FOLLOWING THE PROTOCOLS WILL RISK HAVING THEIR CARD DEACTIVATED. 

 

Posted: 05/10/21 8:58 AM


The Resurrection, a Sign of Hope! COVID-19 Faith Stories

Our lives were turned upside down roughly a year ago by the pandemic. Working from home, homeschooling, participating in virtual meetings, wearing a mask, and social distancing have all become regular practice. Some of us may still be facing uncertainty surrounding our employment and our mental and physical health and are feeling concerned for our loved ones. We could allow ourselves to give in to feelings of hopelessness and the belief that this past year hasn’t born any fruit.

To read these faith stories, from people and parishes in our Archdiocese during the COVID-19 pandemic, go to:  Archdiocese of Saint Boniface – COVID-19 Faith Stories (archsaintboniface.ca)

We encourage everyone to read the story, “Human Warmth, Spiritual Warmth”, which was written about Holy Cross Parish’s Warming Shelter.

Human Warmth Spiritual Warmth

 

 

Posted: 04/16/21 8:47 AM


Videos on Estate Planning and Planned Giving

A great way to donate to Holy Cross Parish’s Kitchen Renovation Project is through estate planning and planned giving.

In 2018, the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface formed a committee of experts in estate planning, accounting, and financial planning to discuss questions of estate planning and planned giving, with the intention of preparing useful resources for the Archdiocese, its parishes, its schools, and Catholics in general. Presentations in parishes on estate planning were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so a five-part video series was created. To view the videos, please click here.

  •  A Word from Archbishop LeGatt and the Testimony of Mr. Julien Fradette

In this video, Archbishop LeGatt speaks to us about the stewardship of the resources available to us, of his decision to make a planned gift to the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface and invites us to consider a similar gift.  Mr. Fradette, past Director of Pastoral Services for the Archdiocese, explains that his bequest is in support of formation.

  • Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, Wills

Taylor McCaffrey lawyer Solange Buissé specializes in estate planning and estate administration.  She is featured in videos pertaining to three important legal documents when it comes to succession planning: powers of attorney, health care directives, and wills.

  • Planned Giving

Christine Beaumont, Certified Financial Advisor with the designation of Master Financial Advisor in Philanthropy (Paul Craft Financial Inc.), speaks to us about integrating our philanthropic goals into our financial and estate planning, as well as maximizing our impact on charities that are important to us while minimizing the taxes we pay.

We extend a sincere thanks to Ms. Buissé and Ms. Beaumont who have generously given of their time to produce these videos!

Please note that the information shared in these videos is general in nature and that we strongly encourage you to seek independent professional advice in accordance with your personal situation.

For more information, visit the Archdiocese’s website: Archdiocese of Saint Boniface – General Estate Planning (archsaintboniface.ca) You can also send an email to the Archdiocese’s Development Officer at infogiving@archsaintboniface.ca or call the reception at 204-237-9851.

 

Posted: 12/2/20 9:11 AM


Worship in Troubled Times by Deacon Gilles Urquhart

Parishioners, we encourage you to watch the YouTube video from Deacon Gilles Urquhart’s talk at St. Timothy Parish.

Posted: 11/17/20 8:09 AM


Holy Cross Parish Youth Group

Do you have nothing to do on a Thursday night? Well, do we have the place for you! Come make some new friends, see some funny memes, and learn about our Catholic faith. Youth group meets every Thursday from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Please note that due to COVID, the youth group will be online until further notice. We will send out an email when we will be meeting in person

For more information contact Dominique Gougeon-Gagnon by email at holycrossparishyouthgroup@gmail.com or on Instagram @youthinourfathershouse if you would like more details or the zoom link.

Posted: 09/17/20 10:46 AM


Interact e-Transfer

For security reasons, please be advised that Holy Cross Parish is unable to accept Interact e-Transfers any longer.

Please sign up for Automatic Withdrawal, use PayPal, cheques, or your regular Offertory Envelopes. Thank you!

Posted: 08/4/20 10:08 AM


Announcement submissions

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:

All announcements are subject to approval by our Pastor.