• 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

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THE EASTER PASHAL CANDLE at Holy Cross Parish

has been donated in memory of Charles and Anna Misiura offered by daughters. Thank you!

Adoration - Hours Available

Adoration Hours are Available

We are nearing 12 years of Eucharistic Adoration in our St. John Paul II Chapel at Holy Cross Parish. Would you consider coming to the chapel for an hour each week? There is an hour open on Thursday at 7:00 am & Monday 11:00 pm. To sign up for an hour or for more information, please call Eydie at 570-489-8816.

Eucharistic Adoration 12th Anniversary Mass & Dinner

Members of the Eucharistic Adoration Program are invited to attend the 11:00 am Mass on Sunday, May 21 which will be offered for the deceased members of our adoration program. Our members will also gather socially after Mass for a buffet dinner at Fiorelli’s Catering, Main Street, Peckville. Parishioners, family and friends are invited to attend. Adults - $15.00, Children under 12 - $5.00, no charge for toddlers. Anyone interested in attending can place your reservations in the basket at weekend Masses, drop it off or mail it to the rectory. If you have any questions, please call Eydie at 489-8816. (Please Note, the date in our May Calendar is incorrect)

WHAT IS EUCHARISTIC ADORATION?

Eucharistic adoration is the act of worshiping God as He is present in the consecrated Eucharist. Since the Last Supper, when Jesus broke the bread and distributed the wine, saying, “This is my Body” and “This is my Blood,” Catholics have believed that the bread and wine are no longer merely baked wheat and fermented grape juice, but the actual living presence of the Second Person of the Trinity. Spending time before the Blessed Sacrament, in prayer and devotion, is exactly the same as spending time before the living God. Adoration occurs whenever someone kneels in front of a tabernacle that contains the Blessed Sacrament, genuflects toward a tabernacle, bows before receiving the Blessed Sacrament at Mass, or, in a more focused way, when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for adoration. Published by Our Sunday Visitor. Copyright 2003

An unsolicited comment from one of our own parish Eucharistic Adoration participant: A woman parishioner, also an eleven year participant, said when asked why she would commit to one hour for life, she replied, “It’s the best hour of my week”. Commitment is not for life, it’s for only as long as one is able to fulfill it.

HOLY CROSS LOTTERY IS BACK!

Tickets are ready for pick up in the vestibule of Holy Cross. No money necessary to pick up ordered tickets. Tickets are also on sale $10.00 for the month of June. We have 112 tickets left. You can’t win if you don’t purchase!

MOVIE NIGHT: “LION”>

Lion

Thursday, May 11th, 6:30 PM, Kelley Hall

Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train traveling away from his home and family. Somehow he survives on the streets to be, ultimately, adopted by a family in Australia. As an adult he suppresses his past and his emotional need to discover more about his history so as to not offend his adoptive parents. His journey to find home and his first family is amazing and extraordinary. This remarkable true story is a beautiful tribute to all Moms, birth Mothers, adoptive Mothers and all who love their children like a Mother.

PG13 118 minutes

There is no fee. Refreshments served.

CELL PHONE ETIQUETTE AT MASS

In keeping with the sacredness of the liturgy, please make every effort to turn off or silence your cell phone during the Celebration of the Eucharist. Children should also be reminded that Mass is a special time to listen and pray to God; it is not a time to be texting others.

CHURCH ETIQUETTE

  1. Dress appropriately.
  2. Arrive a few minutes early – take a few minutes to pray and ready yourself for the Celebration of the Eucharist.
  3. Observe silence before Mass begins – people are trying to pray.
  4. Please join the entire congregation by taking a seat; don’t stand in front of the confessionals, especially while Confessions are being heard.
  5. Don’t forget to bless yourself with Holy Water when you enter and leave the church building.
  6. Before entering the pew, as a sign of reverence, genuflect to the Blessed Sacrament reserved in the tabernacle.
  7. Turn off all cell phones or any other electronic device that may disrupt the celebration.
  8. Please do not chew gum in church.
  9. Did you fast one hour before receiving Holy Communion? Are you in the state of grace?
  10. Don’t forget to make a bow as a sign of reverence before receiving Holy Communion.
  11. Did you say ‘Amen’ as you received Communion?
  12. Take a few moments after receiving Holy Communion to express your gratitude in private prayer. What are you saying to God if you leave church as soon as you receive Holy Communion?
  13. Pick up any tissues or wrappers that you may have left in the pew.
  14. What’s the rush? Stay until the priest exits the church.
  15. Don’t forget to take the bulletin home with you!

How You Can Make a Difference

Holy Cross Parish has served the Catholic community of the Diocese of Scranton by spreading the Gospel message, celebrating the sacraments and serving the poor in Olyphant. You can help keep that activity alive by providing for the future financial needs of each parish.

Please consider Holy Cross Parish in your estate planning. Some ways you can provide lasting benefits to the parish include:

  • Bequests through Will – Designate a dollar amount or percentage of your estate;
  • Annuities – Donation of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. You receive the interest or dividends and upon death, the remainder of the gift goes to the parish;
  • Life Insurance – Name the Holy Cross Parish as the beneficiary to an existing life insurance policy;
  • Other Assets – A contribution of a specific cash amount or property.

Contact your accountant or financial ad visor for additional information on how you can benefit from making a charitable donation to your parish.