This Week at Holy Cross - July 14
In this issue: Current Mass and Confession Schedule, "The Over 50" Club, High School Volunteers Needed, Hyde Amendment, First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, Looking for Family Recipes and Photos
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 and wear a mask 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.
“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.
Holy Cross Church in cooperation with Catholic Charities, Washington DC invite high school teens to join the Cup of Joe Food Ministry. The Cup of Joe Food Ministry assists five shelters in the area. Each shelter resident is given a bag of food and coffee as they leave to find work every day.
Teens will be packing at least 350 brown bags to be distributed in five homeless shelters every month after a 5pm Saturday Mass to be determined. Teen volunteers will meet for Mass then proceed to Lewis Hall for dinner and packing. Volunteers will be asked to write encouraging notes from scripture to include in the brown bags. This program will begin in October and end in May. Food to be packed will be provided by Holy Cross. Participation in this project is eligible for service hours/SSL.
Interested teens and their parents should email
Call to Action
This week, the House Committee on Appropriations will mark-up the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) and State, Foreign Operations (SFOPs) appropriations bills which currently exclude longstanding bipartisan policies that prevent taxpayer dollars from being spent on elective abortions. Three decades-old provisions which were eliminated from these appropriations bills prevent taxpayer funds from being used to pay for abortions in the District of Columbia, through foreign assistance, and for federal employee health plans that cover abortions.
TAKE ACTION NOW
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Bishop David J. Malloy, chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, issued a statement expressing deep concerns, saying:
“The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations should not eliminate the long-standing, bipartisan provisions that prevent taxpayer funding of abortions… I call on the Appropriations Committee and all members of Congress to protect taxpayers from having to pay for the evil of abortion, and to instead use our tax dollars for the common good and welfare of all.”
The full statement can be read
Over the next few weeks, the House Appropriations Committee will be voting on several other appropriations bills, including the Labor/Health and Human Services bill that is expected to eliminate the Hyde Amendment. Without the Hyde Amendment and Hyde-related policies,
of taxpayer dollars could be used to pay for abortion in the United States and throughout the world.
Don’t let our government make you pay for the taking of innocent human life.
Congress needs to hear from you: tell Congress to keep the Hyde Amendment and Hyde-related policies in the appropriations bills, and to oppose any bill and to oppose any bill that expands taxpayer funding of abortion.
CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TODAY
To learn more, click
Mass for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
Sunday, June 25, 2021 at 10 am
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
1725 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
to read the Holy Father’s message for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.
for a video message from Cardinal Gregory.
Watch on YouTube:
Calling Family Recipes – Deadline Extended!
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
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, Pauline Freider, sister of Josie Shore.
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.
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- 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 14 at 2:48PM