Captain Jack from Jenkinson's Aquarium visited the Holy Cross School students on the last day of school. Doesn't the last day of school say "penguin" to you?
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The end of the year school mass at Holy Cross School ended with the best "Lift High the Cross" singing by the students I have ever heard! The air was filled with reverence and enthusiasm...what a great combination. May our students be the salt and light of the earth this summer and may God protect them during their waking and their sleeping.
Thank you to all their teachers, the faculty and administration for a great year.
Have a Blessed Summer!
Many blessings on you and your families. The faculty, principal and myself are proud of the Christian way you treated each other this year and were happy to have the year end on an optimistic and enthusiastic note!
Holy Cross School 8th Grade Graduation and Baccalaureate Mass Tonight June 8, 2018 at 5 PM in Holy Cross Church
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We prayed Mass with our parish community this morning and were joined by the Holy Cross School students to mark this Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Immediately following mass we prayed Day Five of the Nine Day Novena For Life. Today's intention was "May each person suffering from the loss of a child through abortion find hope & healing in Christ."
who held the best attendance record for Sunday masses from Holy Cross School,
for six consecutive weeks.
Everybody's praying about Mary this month! One of our First Grade Classes drew their homages to Mary. It's always interesting to listen to the explanations of their drawings.
Here are more photos of the Living Rosary which give a different perspective of the liturgy itself. The children group into five decades and each wears a distinctive color chosen for that particular decade. There are usually several children making up each "bead." The framework of the rosary is a plastic chain with the appropriately colored beads, consisting of plastic hoops.
A group of 8th grade boys carry the cross to each "bead" along with a microphone which transmits the beginning of their prayer over an outdoor speaker system to enable the other children to know when to join in with the second part of the Hail Mary, The Our Father, or the Glory Be.
It has been a tradition at Holy Cross to pray a rosary outdoors during the month of October, Mary's month. This year's Living Rosary was prayed in our prayer garden during a beautiful, sunny, summer-like afternoon. The children were reverent and well prepared. The support of their teachers and parents helped make the day especially prayerful. Thanks to the photos from Teresa Makin, our school's Director of Public Relations.
Thank you to our teachers who took the lead as Liturgical Ministers this morning at our opening mass for the academic year. It was great to see both the returning students and so many new faces as they prayed reverently for the Holy Cross School family which gathered today for the first time in church.
Welcome back to returning and new students at Holy Cross School. It's hard to believe summer vacation is over but the cooler weather has been giving us hints for the last couple of days. Hopefully the cooler weather will stay with us.
The teachers have been preparing diligently for the arrival of our students and the facilities have been spruced up inside and outside too.
Our opening school liturgy is on Friday. By then, everyone should be settled a bit and ready for formal prayer.
Great story about Mr. Belluzzi and Holy Cross School. The photo was taken at our recent First Communions. It was a glorious day in many ways!
PS Thanks to Teresa Makin for all the terrific publicity throughout the last year!
It was a pleasure to celebrate mass this morning with parishioners, students, faculty and parents in attendance to give thanks for the blessings we have received this year. On hand were our retiring principal, Mr. Bill Belluzzi and our incoming principal Dr. Mark DeMareo. Dr. DeMareo will be informally greeting faculty and students this morning before final dismissal.
Let us pray for everyone to have a healthy and joyful summer and to grow as Jesus did in wisdom, age and grace!
Our new principal, Dr. Mark DeMareo, will have his formal meeting with our faculty tomorrow on the last day of school.
Tomorrow is the official last-day-of-school starting off with our the last school mass of this academic year at 9:00 AM in the church. All parishioners are invited and we hope to see many parents there to give thanks to God for the blessings we received this past year and to ask God's protective care during the summer months.