It saddens us to announce that our Pastor,
Fr. Richard Murphy
passed away peacefully Monday, March 23 in the
Hospice House of Indian River County.
Visitation and Funeral Arrangements are pending the resolution of the Coronavirus situation.
Please access his obituary here:
Link to Strunk Funeral Home
Obituary, Guestbook and Condolences:
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR
PRAYER REQUESTS HERE
We at Holy Cross will be pleased to pray for your intentions.
Because the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is not readily available, Pope Francis has granted a special PLENARY INDULGENCE. See attached for and explanation and the procedure to follow:
In order to prepare more fully to complete the Plenary Indulgence, attached is a resource for everyone:
Holy Week Prayer Sheets – For use at home
- Bishop Barbarito has closed all churches in the Diocese of Palm Beach, including HOLY CROSS, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, effective this THURSDAY (March 19) after the 12:15pm Mass.
- Bishop Barbarito’s Letter on Coronavirus Church Closings
- There will be NO MASSES and NO CONFESSIONS until further notice.
- We are unsure when Masses will resume.
- Neither the CHURCH nor the BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL WILL BE ABLE TO REMAIN OPEN AT ALL.
- Let us continue to pray that this crisis will soon pass. Please refer to the following links to help us get through this crisis time together:
Some Helpful MASS Links:
Diocese of Palm Beach weekly TV Mass:
Bishop Robert Barron’s DAILY 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
OTHER PRAYER RESOURCES
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
Prayer in time of a Pandemic – Knights of Columbus
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.
Reverend Richard Murphy
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.