Our Pastoral and Office staffs assist in all phases of care and ministering to our parishioners, along with managing all our active ministries. Lives are touched in times of difficulties and celebrated in times of joy, in a safe and caring environment for all our people.
Our goal has been to clarify what Holy Cross stands for and promotes, as well as to be a member of our parish family. It lets fellow parishioners and outsiders know what to expect from Holy Cross as quickly as possible.
Congratulations NEW Parish Council Members for 2023-24! The following people were selected from the Spirit Bowl on Sunday, May 28 to serve on the Pastoral Council at OMOS: Tracey Ferris and Tom McCall.
The call of a parish community is to express the love of God through a variety of ministries that are carried on by the community. Each parishioner is called to share their gifts and talents within the community so that the Word of God.
Our Mother of Sorrows & Holy Cross Parishes—Edition 2, Vol. 1
Disciples: Jim & Lorraine Christie
Jim and Lorraine Christie have worshiped at Holy Cross Church for the past seven years. They have four daughters and ten grandchildren, three of whom attend Holy Cross School.
Jim is one of eight children raised in a strict Irish Catholic home. He attended Holy Rosary School, served as an altar boy, and even considered the priesthood as a young boy...As a young adult, Jim drifted from his Catholic roots. However, receiving a charitable invitation from a perfect stranger, he began the journey back to his Catholic roots. Holy Cross reminded him of his boyhood home at Holy Rosary Church....
Lorraine had Lutheran roots, but later joined the Methodist Church becoming quite involved in ministries. Lorraine and Jim worked together leading marriage encounter groups and a ministry for the grieving...
They were both involved with Holy Cross parish for seven years before she made the decision to “cross the Tiber” and become Catholic this year through RCIA. With grandchildren at Holy Cross School, Lorraine has been very involved as a Girl Scout leader. She helps at coffee hours, participates in a nursing home greeting card ministry, and now works with Jim as an usher and greeter.
Lorraine says her conversion to the Catholic faith was quite smooth as she was already attending Mass with Jim and their grandchildren...
You can find Jim and Lorraine greeting at the 10:00 AM Mass. We pray for Jim and Lorraine as they continue to grow in Christ and live out their mission as Disciples of Christ.
Stop to say hello and welcome Lorraine to our family of faith.
In Catholicism, the Mass comprises one of its most definitive elements, involving unique beliefs in the liturgy of the Eucharist, as well as the unity that it symbolizes. The Mass itself is composed of more than just its Eucharistic liturgy, and in fact, forms a thorough and fundamental foundation for divine worship in Catholicism.
Parish Life is how we define fellowship at Holy Cross. It's the many opportunities available to share and enjoy God's gifts of friendship and fun with others who share the same Christian values.
The ministry of the parish is not limited to just our immediate community. It reaches out to other churches, both Catholic and of other faith traditions. We are concerned about all those marginalized by society. We must join with others to raise our voices for the Right to Life, for Peace and Justice. Many things can be done better with the involvement of the larger community.
Holy Cross began as a mission church in 1863. She was blessed and dedicated by Bishop Timon of Buffalo on May 3rd. Reverend John M. Maurice of Our Mother of Sorrows served as pastor for the first ten years.
"As we were looking for a new parish, we knew there were many options. There are several that are an easy drive. We know people at most and also know the various schedules and the value each could offer. But there was something special about Holy Cross."