The Feast of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Saturday, August 15th


8:00 a.m. AND 12:15 p.m.

Prayer for Protection from Storms 

God our Father, Creator of the Universe and Lord over all creation, we humbly stand before you as your children in thanksgiving for your loving care and protection. We ask that you keep us safe from all hurricanes which may threaten us in the coming seasons. Protect us from all fear and anxiety of storms and give us an ardent trust and hope in Your love and mercy. You alone have the power to command the sea, the wind and the rain. You alone bring peace, calm, and safety. Father, we thank you in advance for you are our only Refuge. We ask this through Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. Mary, Queen of the Apostles, and Patroness of our Diocese, pray for us.


Holy Cross Catholic Church welcomes our

New Pastor,

Fr. Thomas E. Barrett

Fr. Thomas E. Barrett Bio


10:45 a.m.

Here is the link for:

The 20th Sunday in Ordinary time

Check back every week, because

each link will be different.

OR – you can subscribe to the channel here:

Simply click on Subscribe, then on Set Reminder

and you will be alerted when the live-stream will start.

  Permission to live – stream the music in this service was obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #735206-A. . All rights reserved.

Here is a link for an ONLINE RESOURCE for

Children’s Liturgy of the Word:


Post them here because the book in the church is no longer available.

We at Holy Cross will be pleased to pray for your intentions.

Statement from Bishop Barbarito on the Pandemic and on Racism:

Stations of the Cross in time of Pandemic

The Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, New Jersey

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Father Murphy’s Funeral Mass went very well…

…if you missed it, on June 5th,

you can still view the live-stream recording here: 

You can still access Fr. Murphy’s access his obituary here:

Link to Strunk Funeral Home

Obituary, Guestbook and Condolences:

Holy Cross has REOPENED

 Click HERE for more information:

Church opening guidelines

Please NOTE – CONFESSIONS continue at their usual time

Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

During COVID-19,

Magnificat and Give Us This Day prayer editions

are available for free online:


More resources in the US Bishops link below…

 Pandemic LITANY

Litany of Supplication

Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Prayer of Consecration Mary, Mother of the Church

Pope Francis’ interview –

Fascinating, Powerful and Prayerful

Some Helpful MASS Links:

Diocese of Palm Beach weekly TV Mass:

Livestream Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York 10:15am

Mass from the Chapel of the University of Notre Dame, South Bend

The Catholic Tradition of Spiritual Communion


Pope Francis’ Urbe et Orbe (City and the World) Blessing and prayer

in the face of the CORONAVIRUS

Links to Other Masses and Prayer opportunities

From the USCC (US Bishops)

Online versions of print publications:

Give us this Day and Magnificat among others

The GOD MINUTE – Fr. Ron Hoye CM (2020 Holy Cross Mission Priest)

Pray the ROSARY with videos of all the mysteries

Liturgy of the Hours (Morning and Evening Prayer)

Stations of the Cross – Catholic Online

Bishop Barbarito’s Prayer for Protection

Diocesan Prayer for God’s Protection

Prayer in time of a Pandemic – Knights of Columbus

Prayer for Protection

Welcome to the Parish of Holy Cross!

We are pleased to have you as new members and pray that you will find our parish to be a place where your life of faith will be nourished.

It is our belief that we are a warm and loving parish, trying to share fully our time, talents and treasure as good stewards, doing the work of the Lord. We hope that you will share your own special gifts with our community.

We offer you our support and prayers in all the joys, sorrows and struggles that come with being followers of Christ. I look forward to meeting you if we have not met and it would be very beneficial if you would introduce yourselves after Mass if I have not already had the pleasure. I hope Holy Cross Parish will always be of service to you.

Yours Sincerely,
Reverend Richard Murphy
Former Pastor

Go to the Parish Ministries tab then into ADULT EDUCATION for the link to FORMED.

Link to Pope Francis’ Exhortation  Evangelii Gaudium November 24, 2013

Link to Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment; Laudato Sii May 24, 2015

Link to Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia March 19, 2016


Link to Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment; Gaudete et Exsultate March 19, 2018


This is what the Lord asks of you: Only this:
To act justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8