Liturgy & Sacraments
SCHEDULE OF Mass TIMES
Saturday 4:30 PM
Sunday 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM (in Polish), 6:30 PM
Mon-Fri 6:45 AM
(Friday daily Mass will be preceded at 6:15 AM with
Adoration, Confession, Benediction)
Friday 7:00 PM (in Polish)
Saturday 8:30 AM (Ordinary Form in Latin, at the high altar ad orientem)
Saturday 4:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM
Tue, Fri 10:00 AM
Sunday 11:00 AM, 4:00 PM
Monday 5:45 PM
Thursday 7:45 AM
First Friday of the month 5:45 PM
St. Anthony of Padua Chapel:
Saturday 5:30 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM
Mon-Fri 11:30 AM
Schedule of Confession Times*
Fridays: 6:15 AM, 6:15 PM (English/Polish)
Saturdays: 7:30 AM, 3:45 PM
Sundays: 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM (in Polish), 5:45 PM
or by appointment at the Parish Office
Saturdays: 3:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM
First Friday of the month: 5:00 PM
Third Sunday of the month: 10:00 AM
Anointing of the Sick
Please call (612) 789-7238 during office hours 8am-4pm to request a visit. The Anointing of the Sick may also be received before surgery, in the case of chronic illness or simply advanced age. Holy Communion can be brought to the sick and homebound.
Pastoral Emergency Line - Outside of office hours, call the Emergency Line at 612-930-0870 in case of an accident or for Last Rites in danger of death.
Confirmation Preparation Classes
Confirmation preparation at Holy Cross is a two-year program consisting of an inquiry year followed by a catechetical year. Students may begin the program as early as the 7th Grade and as late as the 11th grade. Baptized Catholics in 12th grade or who have already turned eighteen must prepare for Confirmation through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). To register for Confirmation, contact the Parish Office. For non-Catholics (18+) wishing to enter the Catholic Church and receive Confirmation, please see our RCIA program.
k-12 Faith Formation Program - deadline registration is September 23, 2018
Continuing Adult Faith Formation
Introduction to Catholic Christianity with Fr. Byron Hagan - Four Part Sessions
Part 1: Knowing the Faith (Fall 2018)
Part 2: Living the Faith (Winter 2019)
Part 3: Grilling Priests, Preparing for Holy Week, the Easter Mystagogies (Spring 2019)
Part 4: The Easter Mystogogical Catecheses (Spring 2019)
Click here for the full schedule
Adoration Chapel and Saturday Holy HOur with Benediction
Our Adoration Chapel is located at the Holy Cross campus.
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
On Saturdays there is a Holy Hour with Eucharistic Exposition and Confession at Holy Cross at 7:30 AM.
Marriage Preparation Program
Wedding dates at Holy Cross are often booked nine to twelve months in advance. Except in extraordinary circumstances all engaged couples must complete the Holy Cross Pre-Cana (marriage preparation) program before celebrating the Sacrament of Matrimony. Please contact the Parish Office as far in advance as possible of your desired wedding day.
Scheduling a Funeral
Our parish is privileged to walk with you during the process of grieving a loved one. The funeral rites of the Catholic Church provide a powerful liturgy that simultaneously mourns the separation of death, offers prayers for the deceased, and looks forward to the joys of eternal life. To schedule a funeral, please call the Parish Office.
For Infants and Children
Baptisms for children under seven years old are held at the following campuses and times:
Holy Cross (Saturday 530pm after 430pm Mass, Sunday 830am between the 730am and 930am Masses).
St. Clement (Sunday 12 noon after 11am Mass).
St. Hedwig (Saturday 5pm after 4pm Mass).
A parish Baptism Catechesis will be held every month on the second Saturday of the month at 9:45am at Holy Cross (after the 8:30am Mass). All parents desiring Baptism for a child under the age of seven years must attend a Baptism Catechesis, after which they can register for a Baptism date at Holy Cross, St. Hedwig, or St. Clement.
The Church recommends that couples have their children baptized within 14 days after they are born. If this is not possible we strongly encourage Baptism within 30 days of birth.
Becoming Catholic as an Adult
RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. For any adult age 18 or older who has not been baptized (catechumen), or who has been baptized (whether as a Catholic or as a Protestant) but has not received the sacrament of Confirmation (candidate), RCIA is the normal path of preparation for reception of these Sacraments of Initiation. RCIA is also open to any adult Catholic (18+) who simply wants to experience an in-depth “refresher” on the Catholic faith.