Borghese Chapel

11-10-2019Fr. Larry Merta

Here's the first photo gem from the Ordination Pilgrimage to Italy last month. The Borghese Chapel at Rome's Saint Mary Major Basilica offers a stupendous visual feast to help the adorer enter more captivatingly the beauty of the Catholic liturgy. Around the image of our Lady (Madonna Salus Populi Romani) is the largest slab of blue marble ever put into art called Lapis Lazuli, brought in from Afghanistan several centuries ago. It's the only privately owned property on the Vatican State. Even though St. Mary Major is located several miles from Vatican City, you enter Vatican State when entering it. But this Chapel, till this day still belongs to the Borghese Family. We are getting close to beginning the remodel of the Sanctuary. It will be done to enhance our own worship of God, in good taste, using finer art, and looking to put front and center the Sacrifice of Christ on the Cross. Please pray, in earnest, that this project will soon begin.

God Bless,
Fr. Larry


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Help Wanted: Custodial/Maintenance Part-time

Holy Cross Church-Mesa is seeking a self-motivated, detail oriented, reliable person to join our custodial team. This position requires ability to do various janitorial tasks, event setups, and light maintenance.


Rosa Mystica Prayers

Jul 13, 2019: 9:15am

The “Tears of Mary” beckon us to pray the Rosa Mystica Prayers on the 13th of every month in Rm. F.


Catholic Jewelry and Rosary Sale

Nov 9, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019

Holy Cross Life Teen Youth Ministry will be holding a jewelry sale in the courtyard after all Weekend Masses Nov 9/10 and Nov 16/17. Proceeds will benefit teens attending the Diocese of Phoenix Multi-Parish High School Retreat in February, 2020.


Dine at BJ's and support Holy Cross Knight of Columbus

Nov 13, 2019: 11:00am - 11:00pm

at BJ's Brewhouse, 6622 E. Superstition Springs Blvd, Mesa

Enjoy delicious food in a fun atmosphere along with your family and friends in support of K of C Council 7904. BJ's will donate 20% of food and soft beverage sales!

Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Nov 14, 2019: 1:30pm

Join a caregivers’ support group in classroom J at Holy Cross Parish, which will help you become renewed and refreshed while being affirmed for your dedication and caregiving efforts.

For questions about the caregiving journey, call Evelyn (Sanchez) Fink at 602-882-5197.

Training Session for Lectors

Nov 14, 2019: 6:30pm

Sacramental Requirements: Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation Diocese of Phoenix Safe Environment Training

RSVP to Carol Fuizzotti at cfuizzotti@holycrossmesa.org or by calling the parish office at ext. 216.

Rosary Makers

Nov 14, 2019: 9:00am - 11:00am

Please join us from 9:00-11:00am in Room H for a morning of prayerful fellowship with other parishioners while making rosaries for our parish ministries. No previous experience needed. Please contact Cindy at 480-325-5375 or cbenzing@holycrossmesa.org for more information.

Combined Humanitarian Aid Drives for Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program and for the Kino Border Initiative

Nov 16, 2019 - Nov 17, 2019

Sat, Nov 16 3:30-5:00pm and Sun, Nov 17 6:00am-5:00pm in the Courtyard


Bautiso Infantil

Nov 17, 2019: 3:00pm

Si tienen un niño menor de 7 años que quieren bautizar, daremos una sesión de orientación el domingo, 17 de noviembre a las 3:00pm.