This Week at Holy Cross - July 28
In this issue: "The Over 50" Club, Living Catholic, Anniversary Cookbook Needs Your Special Recipe, RCIA, Current Mass and Confession Schedule, 60th Anniversary Committee Wants Photos
“The Over 50” Club
“The Over 50” Club will resume on Friday, August 6, at the IHOP on Rockville Pike. A big welcome back for the returning members and anyone new that would like to join us. If interested, please call Charlene Hubbard at 301-942-1522.
FOUNDATIONS FOR THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
We have a treasure of life and love which cannot deceive, and a message which cannot mislead or disappoint. It penetrates to the depths of our hearts, sustaining and ennobling us. It is a truth which is never out of date because it reaches that part of us which nothing else can reach.
Evangelii Gaudium, 265
is a day-long formation opportunity for Catholics and non-Catholics seeking to grow in their understanding of the Catholic Church. The session invites participants to reflect, in a personal way, on their relationship with Jesus Christ through a study of the key teachings of the Catholic faith as outlined in the
Catechism of the Catholic Church
. The workshop includes opportunities for personal prayer and group sharing.
is required formation for all employees of the Archdiocese of Washington and catechists seeking certification.
Saturday, August 28, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Holy Cross Catholic Church - Lewis Hall
4900 Strathmore Avenue
Garrett Park, MD 20896-0249
Lunch will be provided
RSVP to Michelle Ilagan
| (301) 942-8790
60th Anniversary Cookbook Needs Your Special Recipes -
Send it today!
anniversary committee is in the process of putting together a commemorative cookbook, filled with the amazing recipes from all of you!
We invite you to send in your favorite recipe and a photo, if you have it, to
. Please be sure to include how you would like to be listed under your recipe. We have seen some delicious recipes come in!
Recipes will be accepted until July 30
Do you know someone who wants to explore the Catholic Faith?
Holy Cross offers sessions of instruction and discussion to assist the individual in their spiritual journey as they seek answers to their questions and learn more about the Teachings and sacramental life of the Catholic Church. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 7-9pm starting in early October. Email ilagan@hcrosschurch for a registration packet.
CURRENT MASS AND CONFESSION SCHEDULE
The dispensation from Sunday and Holy Days Mass obligation has been lifted and the obligation was reinstated beginning Saturday, June 26, and Sunday, June 27. To see the full statement of the Bishops of the Province of Baltimore and the Archdiocese of Washington, visit the Archdiocesan website at
We look forward to safely welcoming you back into our beautiful sacred space. Wipes for the pews and hand sanitizer will continue to be available for your use. The clergy will continue to sanitize their hands during the distribution of the Eucharist. The faithful are encouraged to remain respectful of their neighbor in all circumstances.
Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 pm in Church
Sunday Mass - 9:30 am in Church
Sunday Mass – 12 Noon in Church (live-stream link at
Weekday Masses are offered Monday thru Saturday at 8:30 am in Church
On Saturdays, Confessions are heard from 9:00 to 10:00 am.
Holy Cross 60th Anniversary Committee Wants Your Photos!
Holy Cross 60th Anniversary Committee
is looking for photos from the far or recent past, to share as a part of celebrating the 60th anniversary of our church and school.
Please email photos to
in highest resolution and if possible, please identify “who is in the photo, what the occasion was, when it occurred, where the photo was taken”. Thank you!
Remember in Prayer
those who have died, especially Evelyn Articola, mother of Irene Articola-Lininger.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
You can access the parish bulletin by:
- viewing it
- select "News" on the parish website (
- pick up a copy at Church.
WAYS TO SUPPORT HOLY CROSS
Make a donation by credit card via Faith Direct. Go to the parish website:
and click on One-Time Donation. You do not have to enroll in Faith Direct or, if you are enrolled in Faith Direct, you can elect to not sign in.
or call 866-507-8757 (toll-free) to enroll in our electronic giving program using your bank account or credit card (Holy Cross Code is MD22). Another way is to use your bank's bill pay.
your contribution in the mail slot in the Rectory office door
your offertory to Holy Cross Church, PO Box 249, Garrett Park, MD 20896
Mary Anne Gadbois
on Wednesday, July 28 at 4:11PM