Weekly Message from Bishop Olmsted: April 1

Diocese of Phoenix Mass Cancellations and Other Restrictions

Effective immediately and until further notice, Bishop Olmsted is suspending all weekday and Sunday Masses, and asking for all parish- and diocesan-based public gatherings to be cancelled.


Hermitage at Home

Lesson 5: Put on your best at home

04-01-2020Fr. Larry Merta

To my Flock at Holy Cross,

As we stay home over the next few weeks for the common good I plan to celebrate Palm Sunday and the Church’s most solemn liturgies of the Sacred Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil within our empty Church.

I encourage you to tune in daily to the liturgical celebrations you find on the various media portals. During these days, I have been busy with the soft remodel of our sanctuary. The new tabernacle is in place. Now I can dedicate myself to working with my liturgical team about the best way to livestream Holy Cross liturgies. The externals will be all so different this year. No presence of the faithful, no washing of the feet, no baptisms at this time for our numerous catechumens who have been anxiously preparing for the gift of divine adoption.


Family Catholic movies, talks, and study classes are all available for you to hear and view. All FREE for you to use!

Announcements and Events

Catholic Jewelry and Rosary Sale

Holy Cross Life Teen Youth Ministry will be holding a jewelry sale in the courtyard in the future. Proceeds will benefit Holy Cross teens attending a summer youth retreat.

For questions or more information, contact Patti Phillips in the RE Office at pphillips@holycrossmesa.org or 480-325-5375 . Thank you for supporting our Youth!

Music Ministry Needs

A good bass player to help us with the band at the 4:00pm Mass. You need to have your own instrument and you need to be able to play it well.

A person running our sound for the 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm Masses.

Please contact Jaime Cortez at jcortez@holycrossmesa.org.


Holy Cross is offering the Essential Courses developed by the Kino Institute.

8 courses consisting of 6 hours of instruction each. Tuesdays 9:15-11:00am from Sep through Apr.


Grief Support Group

May 6, 2020: 10:30am - 12:00pm

1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10:30am-12:00pm in Education Bldg Room D.


Grief Support Group

May 20, 2020: 10:30am - 12:00pm

1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10:30am-12:00pm in Education Bldg Room D.