HOLY CROSS CHURCH
In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus says: “you are my friends...I call you friends” [John 15:9-17]. A friend is someone who knows our weaknesses and strengths yet still accepts us and loves us. A friend is someone who is not only with us in our good times but also, happy to be with us in our difficult life situations. A friend is someone who is not only glad to praise us when seeing our goodness but is also prudent and courageous to point out when our life journey is not heading on the right path. This is the glory we cherish from Jesus that we are His friends. May we cherish the friendship of Jesus Christ and share it with everyone to make this world a dwelling place of God. Fr Antony
All the Masses will be live-streamed: https://holy-cross-stream.click2stream.comPlease Note: with the new regulations, we will only be able to hold up to 40 people in the church. We shall follow a “First Come, First Served” rule. Since the obligation to participate the Holy Mass on Sundays is still suspended, please consider attending on weekdays with your family members so that those who cannot make it on weekdays can come during the weekends. Please wear a face mask, sanitise your hands and keep a sufficient distance always in the church. Kindly follow the guidance of Welcome Ministers. Looking forward to seeing you.It has been noticed that the number of parishioners attending Mass has increased. Whilst I am, of course, delighted to see you all, unfortunately due to the covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to accommodate everyone safely in the church. Please note that Hartley Hall will now be available to use by those unable to be accommodated within the church, where the Holy Mass will be live streamed for the 11.30am Mass. Welcome ministers will assist you and guide you to receive Holy Communion in the church at the appropriate time.
* First Holy Communion: There will be two Masses for the children to receive their First Holy Communion - Saturday, July 17th and Saturday July 24th, both at 10.00 a.m. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic we will not be able to celebrate this at the weekend parish Masses.* Confirmation – Please note additional dates: The sessions will take place on the following Saturdays at 4.30pm: May - 8th, 15th, 22nd June - 12th, 19th, 26th July - 10th September 11th, 18th.
This year, the Celebrations for Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum will be in the presence of Christ’s faithful. This differs from the situation faced last year when acts of public worship were suspended because of the covid-19 pandemic.Please remember that we follow...
- The wearing of face coverings in church by the faithful (unless the person has a valid exemption from this regulation)
- Social distancing of people within the church building
- Frequent hand cleansing with sanitiser
- Good ventilation of the church building to refresh the air quality within
- Cleaning of the church building after each act of public worship
- The timely dispersing of the faithful after the acts of worship avoiding congregating in car parks or on the streets outside the church.
Father Antony will be offering 4 Masses over each of these weekends: Sat 6.30pm ,Sun 9.00am, 11.30am and 1.00pm