• The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil
4:00pmHoly Cross
5:30pmBlessed Sacrament

Sunday
8:00amHoly Cross
9:30amBlessed Sacrament
11:00amHoly Cross

Daily Mass
Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:00amHoly Cross
Tues,Thurs: 7:30amBlessed Sacrament

Reconciliation

Saturdays
Holy Cross
3:00pm to 3:45pm

Blessed Sacrament
3:15pm to 3:45pm

Outreach Services

ServicePhone
AA Helpline1-800-640-7545
Al-Anon1-800-339-9006
Birthright of Scranton570-961-1133
National Hotline For Abortion Recovery1-866-482+5433
Rachel’s Vineyard Post Abortive Healing1-877-467-3463
PA 24 Hour Child Abuse Hot Line1-800-932-0313

Latest Tweets

Veteran's Day Prayer

We remember with great esteem all who gave their lives in service to our country that we might live in freedom and peace. We honor all our veterans who served us so valiantly. We especially pray for those currently serving in our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard. May God bless you all.

Heavenly Father, today we honor our veterans, worthy men and women who gave their best when they were called upon to serve and protect their country. We pray that you will bless them, Lord, for their unselfish service in the continual struggle to preserve our freedoms, our safety, and our country’s heritage, for all of us. Bless them abundantly for the hardships they faced, for the sacrifices they made for their many different contributions to America’s victories over tyranny and oppression. We respect them, we thank them, we honor them, we are proud of them, and we pray that you will watch over these special people and bless them with peace and happiness. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

HURRICANE SANDY COLLECTION

Each of us is aware of the devastation and loss being encountered by people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Many of our brothers and sisters from counties within the Diocese of Scranton remain without power, while countless others of our neighbors in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, West Virginia and beyond need our prayers and support as they begin to recover, rebuild their lives and restore hope.

In order to support those in need, Bishop Bambera has authorized a special collection in all parishes of the Diocese of Scranton. The collection can be taken up during Masses the weekend of November 17th and 18th.

If individuals are either not able or not prepared to give a donation during the weekend, monetary donations can be made out to: Diocesan Relief Fund and can be collected by the parish and sent to the: Diocese of Scranton, 300 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503; or individual donations can be sent directly to the Diocese. Various Diocesan offices have been and will continue to work with our local parishes and Catholic Charities USA, which provide critical disaster services to those in need. Your cooperation in forwarding receipts from this collection to the Diocesan Finance Office is deeply appreciated.

Please pray for those who have lost so much as our willingness and ability to provide prayerful and tangible assistance in the form of prayers and charitable donations will support those affected as they face the long road to recovery.

NOVEMBER is Dedicated to the Holy Souls

NOVEMBER is dedicated to the holy souls. We remember all of our beloved deceased this month. Place pictures of your departed ones in a special spot with a candle and pray for all of our dead and ASK THEM TO PRAY FOR US ALSO. Eternal rest grant to them O Lord and may Perpetual Light shine upon them; may they rest in peace. Amen and may their memories be eternal.

PASTORAL CARE OF THE SICK

Please note, the Federal privacy laws make it difficult for the parish to obtain information regarding a parishioner’s status in one of the local hospitals or his/her placement in one of the area’s long-term facilities. We request that you contact the Parish if a family member or friend is hospitalized (especially if they are admitted through the Emergency Room) or placed in a long-term facility so that Msgr. Delaney, can visit with them. We apologize to any parishioner that may have been hospitalized recently and did not receive a visit. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

FALL BEHIND – STANDARD TIME RETURNS

Time to turn the clocks back!

Daylight Savings Time concludes on Sunday, November 5. Don’t forget to “Fall Behind!” on Sunday at 2:00 AM. You get an extra hour of sleep as we return to Standard Time!

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YEAR OF FAITH: Oct. 11, 2012 - Nov. 24, 2013

"…They called the church together and reported what God had done with them and how he had opened the door of faith..."(Acts 14:27).

In the Acts of the Apostles, we learn that God has opened the door of faith for the early Church. But did you know that God has opened the door of faith for each one of us and he invites us to step through the threshold into a deeper relationship with him. The upcoming Year of Faith is an opportunity for every Catholic to turn towards Jesus Christ, encounter him in the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist and rediscover the Faith and Church. We are all looking for happiness, peace and love. “Have not fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that God is with you, therefore no harm can befall you, all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.: Pope John Paul II And whether we know it or not, we will find ourselves most fulfilled when we find Jesus, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop, has offered ten ways Catholics can live the year of Faith:

  • Participate in Mass often, if not daily
  • Make a good confession
  • Learn about the lives of the saints
  • Read the Bible daily
  • Read the documents of Vatican II
  • Study the Catechism
  • Volunteer in the parish
  • Help those in need
  • Bring a friend to mass
  • Incorporate the Beatitudes in daily life

Holy Cross/Blessed Sacrament Choir

Our Choirs need you! If you have sung before, great. If this is your first time, no problem. If you read music, that's a plus, but it's not a requirement. If you're ready to join, please contact Mr. Ned Dructor at Blessed Sacrament or Mrs Mary Therese McKane at Holy Cross or stop by the choir loft after Mass.

Diocesan Annual Appeal: "Serve One Another" (1 Peter 4:10)

Last Call for Pledges!

"Serve One Another" 1 Peter 4:10

Congratulations and thank you to all who have contributed to the Diocesan Annual Appeal. Blessed Sacrament raised $18,130 which is $1,620 over their suggested goal. Holy Cross raised $45,464 missing their goal by $$6,536.

Parking Around Parish

Parking around Holy Cross Parish and the Parish Center is very limited. However, Olyphant Borough has asked us to remind all parishioners, for safety reasons, parishioners should not park illegally. Recently, the Olyphant Police have been issuing citations to all cars that are parked illegally, especially on Grant Street. Those who are able to walk, please consider using the Holy Ghost parking lot. Also, please do not block the rectory garage as the priests need to exit and travel to other Masses.

New Web Site

Our new Web Site is up and running!!! Take a look at www.holycrossblessedsacrament.org.

Cemetery Graves - When are they Filled?

A number of Parishioners have asked when their loved one's grave would be filled and reseeded. Please keep in mind that when a grave is dug it must settle for at least 3-6 months before any work can be done. A grave typically continues to settle for several months after the body has been interred--especially if that section of the cemetery is/has been wet. Last week, the maintenance men spent several days filling in and reseeding a number of graves throughout our six parish cemeteries. If your loved one's grave was not addressed, please know that it must continue to settle before it can be filled in. Also, a reminder that headstones should not be installed until the grave has settled and been reseeded. Please have the monument company contact the parish to receive permission to install the headstone. The parish does not install headstones or military markers.

Baptismal Instruction

Congratulations to those parents who have experienced the great gift of a new child or are expecting the birth of a newborn. As you prepare for your child’s Baptism, just a reminder that parents should contact the Parish Office to register for Baptismal Instruction. The next class will be held Sunday, January 11 at Holy Cross Parish in the Parish Center (Willow Avenue).