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!