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.
Sunday Mass Lent Reflections
Sunday Mass LENT reflections
To help prepare ourselves for the Jesus’ arrival at Easter, at each Sunday Mass during Lent we will be having a reflection given from the ambo, beginning 15 minutes prior to each Mass. We hope you can plan to arrive on time to receive this encouraging message! To back up this reflection, the reflection will be available on the parish website for you, to revisit at your convenience.
Posted: 02/23/24 3:11 PM
*Update – Coldest Night of the Year Returns to Holy Cross!
Following last winter’s highly successful event, Holy Cross is pleased to team up with St. Boniface Street Links again to host Coldest Night of the Year. It is a family friendly walk to raise money for a vital charity that serves people experiencing hurt, hunger and homelessness.
WHO: Anyone who wants to form a team or walk with family and friends along a 2.5 km or 5 km walk that starts at the church. You can get people or businesses to sponsor you to raise money for Street Links or make a group donation.
WHEN: Saturday, February 24, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
WHERE: Participants will gather in the church basement between 3:30pm and 4:00pm at 252 Dubuc Street.
WHY: To raise money for this critical outreach service that seeks out those who are homeless and helps them secure safe and sober housing in the neighborhood. As you know, Holy Cross has teamed up with Street Links in the past to set up a warming shelter in our basement during extreme cold snaps. This is an opportunity for us to support this organization.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:
Organize a team to walk the route, make a pledge, or provide baking for the event which is expected to attract as many as 150 people.
For more information, check out the link below:
Holy Cross will be serving chili, snacks, and warm beverages to all participants when they return from the walk. Let’s see how many teams we can form and have another fun filled night of fitness, food and fellowship!
Nicole Gougeon has kindly agreed to organize our baking donations again this year. Please keep in mind we need some that are gluten-free.
Please contact Nicole at email@example.com to arrange for pick up or delivery of baked goods.
*BAKING FOR THE COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR
Holy Cross will be hosting approximately 150 people on Feb. 24th and any baking donations would be greatly appreciated, especially gluten-free items which often get overlooked. “Gluten-free” baking should be labelled as such so it’s not mixed in with regular baking. Baking can be delivered to the parish center office on the morning of Friday, February 23 from 9:00am-12:00pm noon or brought to the parish basement on Saturday, February 24. Please label the baked goods, “Coldest Night”. If you require baking pick up arrangement please reach out to Nicole Gougeon, at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the parish office at 204-233-7367 to let us know pick up is needed and someone will contact you. Be sure to leave detailed information so we can phone you back. Thank you in advance for your support.
THANK YOU EVERYONE!
Holy Cross Food Bank Coordinator
Posted: 02/1/24 2:03 PM
Holy Cross Senior Activity Survey
The “HOLY CROSS SENIOR ACTIVITY SURVEY” is here.
An online version is available and paper copies at the back of the church and in the annex. For the online version, click here. Please put completed paper surveys into the collection basket.
Our Parish Pastoral Council wants to ensure that there is something here at Holy Cross for every member of our Holy Cross family, including our seniors. We would like to enrich the parishioners’ spiritual and social needs. Tell us your interests and the activities you would like to see at Holy Cross and we will do our best to make them happen. Think outside the box. The possibilities are many.
Please call Jan at (204) 284-1630 with any questions or comments.
Posted: 01/5/24 11:44 AM
Catholic School of Evangelization Winter Camp Registration is Now Open!
We are getting ready for Winter Camps at the CSE. Don’t wait to experience powerful prayer, friendship, and connection with God. Winter Camp is a chance to go deeper in your faith and be equipped with more tools to live the adventure in every season.
Registration: click here.
Dates: *8-12 English: January 19-21. * 8-12 English: January 26-28. * 12-15 English: February 2-4. * 12-15 French: February 9-11. * 15-17 Bilingual: February 16-19 (Louis Riel long weekend).
More details at www.catholicway.net/winter-camps
Posted: 01/5/24 11:40 AM
SAVE THE DATE!!! Pilgrimage to Italy: On the Footsteps of the Apostles and Evangelists – May 12 to May 23, 2024
CCRS of Manitoba is delighted to invite you to join us on a wonderful pilgrimage to Italy from May 12 to May 23, 2024. Escorted by Fr. Jorge Londono and Melvin and Maria De Paz, our group will visit many of the most beautiful cathedrals of the world! A wonderful opportunity to visit the remains of many apostles and evangelists! We will visit Venice, Bologna, Loreto, Salerno, Rome and other sites related to Saint Mark, Saint Luke, Saint Padre Pio and others.
Please fill out the appropriate booking form ASAP or by January 31st at the latest as there is limited space.
For more information: 204-895-7544 or Link to Flyer: https://www.catholicrenewalservices.com/events
Posted: 01/3/24 2:58 PM
Surviving Divorce: 12-Week Catholic Program for the Separated and Divorced – January 17, 2024 to April 10, 2024 (no session during Holy Week)
Are you or anyone in your family Separated or Divorced? The Archdiocese of Saint Boniface Ministry to the Separated and Divorced will be hosting a twelve-session Surviving Divorce program that will bring hope and healing to those who are experiencing the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. Surviving Divorce features twelve video presentations that cover topics such as shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues, dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage. This program is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them find answers to their questions, restore their hope, and begin authentic healing.
This program will run on Wednesday evenings, starting on January 17th, 2024 at the Saint Boniface Archdiocesan Centre. Registration is required. The cost of the program for participants is $50 and includes the Surviving Divorce Personal Guide and all program materials. Find comfort and counsel consistent with Catholic Church teachings.
View an introduction to the program by clicking here.
For additional help and resources for the Separated and Divorced, visit: Archdiocese of Saint Boniface – Ministry to Divorced and Separated (archsaintboniface.ca)
Register here for the program: https://bit.ly/survivingdivorce2024
Posted: 12/14/23 8:53 AM
Unveiling the Gospels with Melvin and Maria De Paz (CCRS of MB Directors)
Do you want to grow and learn more about your Faith and Our Lord? Have you ever noticed that Matthew’s Gospel is different from Luke’s or John’s? Do you ever wonder about the parables and their meanings?
The Lord wants to bring everyone into everlasting-life and ever increasing joyfulness of Jesus Christ in our daily life. Jesus is the centre of the Church’s message. “Unveiling The Gospels” presents Jesus from the four different perspectives of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
You are invited to come and deeply re-discover the words of Our Lord and the accounts of those who walked and shared their lives with Jesus.
This Bible Study will look at all 4 gospels in preparation for Lent.
Start date: January 4, 2024
Every Thursday from 7:00pm—9:00pm with fellowship at 6:30pm
Location: Holy Cross Parish Basement (252 Dubuc St.)
Cost: $20.00 for all 12 weeks.
Please bring a bible, paper, pen and highlighter.
You can register by filling out the google form: UNVEILING THE GOSPELS – REGISTRATION FORM or phone the CCRS at (204) 895-7544 to leave a voicemail.
To view the poster, click here.
Posted: 12/1/23 10:39 AM
Holy Cross Parish Men’s Group
Attention men of Holy Cross! All men ages 18 and up are invited to the Holy Cross Men’s Faith Sharing and Prayer Group, which meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the every month at 7:00pm in the church. Video presentation, faith sharing, and discussion, closing with the holy rosary. We learn, we share, we discuss, and we pray.
Please contact Charles at 204-235-1725 or Christophe at 431-866-5138 for more information.
Posted: 11/10/23 2:07 PM
Devotions Prior to 7:45am Weekday Masses
There will be a new format of devotions, as below:
- 7:00am – Rosary
- 7:15am – Invitatory and Morning Prayer, from the Church’s Divine Office, also known as the Liturgy of the Hours – which the Church encourages all laity to pray.
- 7:35am – Sacred Silence
- 7:45am – Daily Mass
In order to follow along in this Morning Prayer, in lieu of everyone having to bring their own books, we suggest, for all who are able, to download the free iBreviary app for iPhone or Android phones or iPads/tablets. Then those who are able to use this app can participate in responses. All others may still follow along prayerfully.
We are excited to begin this new initiative, and to join with the prayer of the Church!
To view the poster, click here.
Posted: 10/19/23 8:37 AM
DIOCESAN RENEWAL AND GROWTH COMMITTEE
“…it is increasingly clear that in a parish, the two key sources and prime mover are the Pastor and the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) – Albert LeGatt, Archbishop of Saint Boniface
Fall is upon us and we are blessed with lovely weather & the beauty of nature. It’s also the time of year where many are back into our roles of ministering to our parish through the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC). For many parishes it is an issue of: “Where to start?” “How do we revitalize what we have?” “Not enough volunteers!” “We need help!”
DID YOU KNOW??
There is a Diocesan Committee called “the Renewal & Growth of Parish Pastoral Councils (PPC) which exists specifically to: Actively assist parishes in the Diocese in the development and implementation of PPC. The Vision of this Renewal and Growth (R & G) Committee is that “each parish in the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface have an active Parish Pastoral Council focused on the particular needs of the parish and its Mission and Vision.” Members of the R&G committee are on hand to meet with you, hear your needs, and journey with you through a process of Forming/Revitalizing your PPC. A good number of parishes have already walked through this process. They have revitalized their PPC and therefore their parishes.
There are informative documents pertaining to PPC on the archdiocesan website: www.archsaintboniface.ca Click on “Diocesan Services” and click on “Renewal & Growth of Parish Councils” in drop box. Or click here to access the Renewal & Growth of Parish Councils webpage.
We look forward to hearing from you and embarking on this journey of forming/revitalizing your PPC! Paulette Vielfaure Dupuis, (Chair of Diocesan Renewal & Growth Committee) email@example.com or: 204-253-2912
Posted: 09/29/23 6:48 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: firstname.lastname@example.org;
- 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.