Parish Time of Renewal

Save the Dates!

Sunday, Nov 12 through Tuesday, Nov 14
7:00-8:15 PM
in church

Plan on attending our Annual Parish Time of Renewal. Our presenters this year are Deacon Dick Lombard and his wife, Rose Marie Lombard. Their focus will be on the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

Refreshments* in Parish Center follow each presentation.

Session I: Breaking Open the Word - Sunday, Nov 12, 7:00-8:15 PM 

Session I: Breaking Open the Word - Monday, Nov 13, 1:00-2:15 PM 

Session II: As Bread that is Broken - Monday, Nov 13, 7:00-8:15 PM

Session II: As Bread that is Broken - Tuesday, Nov 14, 1:00-2:15 PM 

Session III: Blessed to Go Forth - Tuesday, November 14, 7:00-8:15 PM Mass 

Families begin & end each evening together in Church. Children will then move to the Parish Center for their own program on Sunday and Monday. Children will be in church with their parents on Tuesday evening for Mass.

*Can You Help with Hospitality?

Following the renewal program each afternoon and evening, we will have a reception with refreshments in the Parish Center. We need your help. Please bring donations of baked goods, hors d’oeuvres, snacks, candy, or finger sandwiches to the parish center before the program each afternoon and evening. Thank you in advance for your continued support!

Renewal to be Streamed Live

Please be sure to let anyone you know who is unable to attend any or all days of our Time of Renewal, that they can watch it live on our website, www.holycrossrochester.org.



Holy Cross designates a Parish Theme each year and this becomes the focus for our liturgical celebrations, Evenings of Reflections and various Parish activities September through May.

This Parish Theme is a means of bringing the readings home into our lives - trying to see the connection to Jesus in our daily life. With our Parish Time of Renewal in the fall, we 'officially' start using our parish theme.


Time of Renewal

Our parish hosts a "Time of Renewal" - a time of spiritual growth or re-awaking for parishioners and friends. Each fall, over 3 or 4 days and evenings, we welcome a guest presenter who presides over the renewal events.

A team of parishioners start the preparations early in June to begin the planning process. Their planning process culminates in several days of enrichment, affording all parishioners and friends (adults, children, teens, married, single, widowed) an rewarding time of reflection.

Our presider usually preaches the homily at all of the weekend Masses, so that our parish family can get a taste of what is to come. And then over 3 or 4 evenings beginning at 7 PM, our presider leads us through this "Time of Renewal". Check the bulletin for exact details of events scheduled.