Calendar, Events, and Special Activities

Christmas Concert

NEXT Sunday, December 15, 3:00 PM in Church

Join us for an afternoon of Christmas carols with origins from around the world!

Featuring the Holy Cross Music Ministry Adult Choir and Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Free-will offering to benefit the Holy Cross Music Ministry.

Reception immediately following concert.

The Night of the Little Candles

This Monday, December 9th after the 5:20 PM Mass

Fr. Jorge will celebrate the Night of the Little Candles at Holy Cross Church. Please join Fr. Jorge in this Colombian tradition* in honor to our Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary and her Immaculate Conception.

All are welcome!

*From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Little Candles' Night (SpanishLa noche de las Velitas) is one of the most observed traditional holidays in Colombia. It is celebrated on December 7 & 8, on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, which is a public holiday in Colombia. This day is the unofficial start of the Christmas season in the country.[1]

On this day, people place candles and paper lanterns on windowsills, balconies, porches, sidewalks, streets, parks and squares; in short, everywhere they can be seen, in honor of the Virgin Mary and her Immaculate Conception. On December 8 it is customary for houses to hoist a white flag with the image of the Virgin Mary all day. They also hold numerous events, from firework shows to competitions.

 

Next weekend, December 14/15, we celebrate Gaudete Sunday. 

We will have a revival of a time-honored Italian custom that is called “Il Bambinello.” We invite you to bring the image of the Baby Jesus from your family Manger to Mass to obtain a special blessing after Communion.

Holy Cross Annual Christmas Caroling

Monday, December 16, 6:00—7:00 PM

Put on your Best Holiday Smile while bringing Joy into this Holy Season for some very special residents at Shore Winds. Wear something Christmassy….but remember it’s warm in there.

We will meet all tweens & teens at the nursing home at 5:45 PM and parents may pick them up at 7:00 PM. Parents are welcome to stay and sing with us too. The feeling that comes from this is what this season is all about. Questions, call 621-8133.


Keep your eye on the upcoming events. There is sure to be one that fits with your idea of a good time.