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April 18/19 From the Pastor's Desk...

My Dear Parishioners,

We continue our celebration of the Feast of Easter this weekend by welcoming into our faith community three babies through the Sacrament of Baptism. Congratulations to the Bishop, Schiller and Rein families whose children were welcomed into our faith. Through the Sacrament of Baptism these children are given the great promise of a share in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ with the promise of eternal life. Through their anointing with the Holy Chrism they are given a share in the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. From their parents (and hopefully through us) they will learn about our faith, our beliefs and come to know Jesus Christ.

This weekend our Boy Scout troop will be holding a “Pancake and Porkie Breakfast” after the Sunday 8 am & 10 am Masses. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your family not only to support our Boy Scout troop but to have a nice breakfast with your fellow parishioners and enjoy some fellowship. Why not consider stopping at the gym before you go home – I am sure you will enjoy it very much.

Each day it appears that SPRING is taking a greater hold in our area. I am faithfully following the growth of the daffodils and tulips in the rectory garden areas. Hopefully we have seen the last of the “winter white stuff. "

Please remember to hold in prayer the VandenHeuvel family as they mourn the death of Larry. I anointed Larry on Holy Saturday with his wife Dolly and his family in attendance. Larry was afforded Christian Burial here at Holy Cross last Friday. May he rest in Peace.

Next weekend we will begin our annual “Stewardship Program” during which time we are asked to consider and reflect on our gifts of time, talent and treasure to our parish community. Holy Cross Parish is able to be the wonderful place that it is because of the generous giving and good stewardship of so many of its members. In spite of the difficult times in which we live, God asks of us continual “generosity” to our family and faith community.

Oremus pro invicem,
Fr Tom

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With Sympathy on Behalf of the Holy Cross Parish Family

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