The Confirmation Candidate and Sponsor Retreat scheduled for Sunday, March 2, 2014 will be taking place as scheduled.
The retreat works best if the sponsor is present, however the candidate may attend the retreat with another adult if the sponsor is unable to attend due to weather and travel concerns. If no other adult is able to attend with a candidate, please send the candidate only. We will work to pair the candidate up with a staff member or catechist.
The staff has worked to modify the retreat schedule, and we anticipate the retreat will end between 4:15 PM and 4:30 PM. We ask that all attendees arrive on time so that we can get started right away.
For those who are scheduled to help with the Hearts for Life Service Project scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2014 – the service project is still on. Please use your own discretion when deciding to travel to the parish.
Due to the snow storm, Holy Cross Regional Catholic School and the St. Eleanor Parish Religious Education Program will not have classes on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
Since many people will be home with their children tomrrow, Holy Heroes has FREE Sunday Mass prep materials that you can use the pass the time.
Here are THREE things you can do to prepare your kids for Sunday Mass
* * 1. Watch our Sunday Gospel video — so your children will better be able to listen on Sunday, because they will have heard it before, so they’ll be able to recognize it and follow along when they hear it again on Sunday.
* * 2. Print out our coloring page download — so you can have the little ones color them, you can read the Gospel caption, and spark their imaginations visually for what they will hear this Sunday!
* * 3. Print off our “Mass Quiz” and take it to Mass — it is easy to fill out and helps the children follow along during the Liturgy of the Word!
Also, it was announced that Holy Cross Regional School is closed today.Since it seems that some of us will be home today with children in the house, you may consider some of the activities below to help pass the time while also celebrating our faith:
Please stay safe and warm.
I want to remind everyone that tests will be given to all After-School Confirmation Candidates on Tuesday, January 14th, Wednesday, January 15th, or on Sunday, January 26th during the regularly scheduled Confirmation P.R.E.P. class. The Confirmation Candidates should take this test very seriously. The information included in this study guide is information that we have already covered during the classes, and general items that every Catholic should know. In addition to this study guide, Msgr. Sweeney wants every Confirmation Candidate to review the 15 questions that are attached to the end of this study guide. These too will be on the test.
Those who do not pass the test or who are absent will need to come in for a make-up test on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 5:15 PM. For those in our regularly scheduled Sunday classes, a make-up will be announced at a later time.
Masses will be celebrated on:
Wednesday, December 25th
7:30 AM, 9:00 AM,
10:30 AM, and 12:00 Noon
All Christmas Day Masses will take place in the Church.
There will be no 7:00 PM Mass on Wednesday, December 25, 2013.
Below there is a link that will take you to a wonderful Christmas Tree Blessing. This special blessing can be used on Christmas eve. This is a great opportunity to pray as a family and celebrate the meaning of the Christmas season.
CLICK HERE to view the Christmas Tree Blessing.