This Week at Holy Cross - July 21
In this issue: "The Over 50" Club, Brighton Gardens Mass Resumes, Anniversary Cookbook Needs Your Special Recipe, Religious Education, First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, 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.
We’re Happy to Announce…
The celebration of monthly
Mass at Brighton Gardens resumed
on Saturday, July 17th. Father Perkins graciously welcomed all those present, spoke about Holy Cross, Sister Veronica and his history with the facility. Father thanked the Brighton Gardens staff and Holy Cross volunteers who helped with the Mass.
Close to thirty people, including a few non-Catholics, attended. It was good to see many of our regular attendees again.
It was truly lovely and a very special celebration of Mass.
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
Registration for Religious Education from Grades 1-8 will open the first week of August. Registrations will be accepted until September 6. Families who attended the School of Religion last year will receive an email with a link to the registration form. New families are asked to email Michelle Ilagan at
to access the form.
Mass for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
July 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:
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, 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.
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 21 at 3:33PM