The search committee for a new principal for Holy Cross School continues its work after a brief rest for the Easter holiday vacation. Pray for the committee's success. It was no small measure of consolation to note that the Walt Disney Corporation has persuaded its own CEO, Bob Iger, to postpone retirement for the third time, since finding a suitable replacement for him is so difficult.
New carpeting and security is being installed in Holy Cross Chapel in preparation for its use an Adoration Chapel for the Blessed Sacrament.
Repair of the snow melt cable under the main church stairway has gotten underway.
A final proof list for the engravings in our Book of Donors will be published soon.
New designs for the organ pipes and cabinets in our choir loft were approved and ordered. Preparations are underway for their installation.
A brass handrail alongside the ambo and protective window bars on the stained glass windows will be installed.
Evergreen plantings along the parish playground and fence will be installed. Replacements for the dead/dying boxwood hedges will be planted.
Planning has begun for the early fall concert in honor of our parish feast, The Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Watch for an ecletic, but beautiful mix of sacred, American spirituals and traditional hymnody to celebrate the theology of our salvation through Christ's cross. We anticipate the participation of invited solists and both the adult and children's Holy Cross Choir.
This week we have a second meeting regarding the sacred art for the reredos. I can't wait to see the second study.
One of our Sunday night Latin masses will be celebrated with song each month. We plan the relatively simple variant of one priest with choir/schola singing the mass, with or without incense.
And of course, excitement in growing in anticipation of the celebration of our Confirmations and First Holy Communions.
Blessed Easter Season!
Well, at least for a few minutes! It was fun standing behind giant cutouts of priests and sisters to get an idea of how people would see us a priest or a nun.
We had some good fun and the children welcomed the opportunity to ask many questions about religious vocations.
Crafstmen are about to begin work on the church organ pipes and cabinets for installation in the choir loft. We have received beautiful designs and reasonable estimates.
We are still in need of financial donors for this beautiful addition to the church. Please call the office if you are willing to memorialize a gift.
We finally got the burned out LED's replaced on the sanctuary ceiling (40% of them were already out) and have brightened up the sanctuary quite a bit. It's still not as it will be, but better. The Holy Cross had been pretty much in the dark for Lent, but that surely wouldn't do for Easter!