This year the bishop has permitted individual blessing of the throat with candle in the usual manner. The celebrant will wear a mask.
Blessing of the Throats will take place after the
9:00 AM Mass on the Memorial of St. Blaise, Thursday, February 3rd.
Please take a moment to complete our survey on Holy Cross Academy as we begin our search for a new principal.
Our current principal, Dr. Mark DeMareo has capably completed his 5 year tenure at Holy Cross, having overseen the establishment of the Academy and weathering the worst of COVID.
Bridge Construction Finally Beginning
Crew swiftly removes trees lining Rumson Road on Thursday.
Contact information and details on the construction work is available on the county website.
No construction or workers' vehicles are permitted at any time on church property as per instruction of the County project manager. Please inform us of any violations AND contact the construction manager using the county's contact information.
County officials and bridge construction managers have been very cooperative with Holy Cross and we anticipate that cooperation to continue. I am sure, however, we will welcome the completion of the project when that time comes!
Recent News on the project website: www.rumsonseabrightbridge.com/news
Travel Advisory https://www.rumsonseabrightbridge.com/travel-advisor
The printed bulletin contains the wrong week of Mass Intentions. My fault. Next week's printed bulletin will contain the skipped week and the new week. This online version is current.
Although S49/A6260 is not called the “Reproductive Freedom Act (RFA),” it does include nearly all the provisions of RFA, including:
The New Jersey Catholic Conference expects the bill to be scheduled for a vote in both the Senate and General Assembly on Monday January 10, 2022, only four days after being introduced to the Senate for the first time on January 6, 2022.
We urge you to contact your state elected officials immediately and ask them to vote NO on S49/A6260.
Rumson, NJ—January 4, 2022 — Today, Fr. Michael Manning, Pastor of Holy Cross Church, announced the beginning of a search for a new principal to lead Holy Cross Academy in forming educated disciples of Christ for the next generations. He met with Dr. Fran Stromsland, Chairperson of the Committee, to discuss the qualities necessary for this challenging, but rewarding task, to begin academic year 2022-2023.
“I am excited to begin the process, by serving as chair for the committee, to search for our new school leader. This is a tremendous opportunity to find an individual who will grow Holy Cross Academy to be a model of excellence in Catholic education that is cutting edge and future focused for all,” said Dr. Stromsland, former Superintendent of Watchung Regional High School in Somerset County and now Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University.
Stromsland chairs a committee who together have decades of experience in Catholic and public education and bring varied professional backgrounds from education, administration and accounting. Fr. Manning was pleased to announce the willingness of such a qualified board to help in the search. “Several committee members also have a rich history with Holy Cross Academy and parish,” said Manning.
The academy’s present principal, Dr. Mark DeMareo, will complete his five-year tenure at the end of this academic year. He has not only helped lead the school during its transition to an academy, but also during the worst of COVID with one of the best in-person instruction days for students in all neighboring schools.
Holy Cross is a fully accredited parochial preK-8 school operated by Holy Cross Parish under the direction of the Diocese of Trenton. The school has been educating since 1941 and enrolls 220 students.