Holy Cross Catholic Church

Holy Cross is the premier Catholic parish of southeast Dallas, crossing cultures to praise the One God!

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Mission: Holy Cross Catholic Community is a family of believers in the Good News of Jesus Christ. We are a people who blend our diverse tongues, talents and cultures into a unified expression of God’s will. As we bring our multi-fold gifts to the worship table, we witness to God’s love by service to our greater community through works of social justice, peacemaking, education and praise. We welcome all to join us in our efforts to be a people of a creative and all-embracing God. Foremost, we want to keep this vision alive by sharing with our young people all our resources and wisdom so that real community will continue to happen in new and exciting ways at Holy Cross.

A suggestion from our friend Bro. Mickey McGrath ...

A gentle suggestion for Lent: instead of (or in addition to) giving something up, enjoy fifteen intentional minutes of silence each day. No phones. No texts. Maybe soft music, crayons, and a journal. Do it faithfully for Lent, and I PROMISE you will be a new and improved person.

What is Fasting and Abstinence?
For Catholics age 14 and older, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinence. Fasting means that we can have only one full, meatless meal. Some food can be eaten at other regular meal times if necessary, but combined they should be less than a full meal. Liquids are allowed at any time, but no solid food should be consumed between meals. In addition, all other Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence. Abstaining from meat during Lent is a penitential practice. On the Fridays of Lent, we remember the sacrifice of Christ on Good Friday and unite ourselves with that sacrifice through abstinence and prayer.

Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses -- show your pride. Wear your African/ethnic attire to church this weekend.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Peter Claver thank those of you who braved yesterday's rain and supported us at our Mardi Gras fundraiser. If you'd like, donations still are appreciated, payable to St. Fidelis Court 102.


Meditation Hymn - Sunday February 15, 2020 -"Worthy God" lead vocals by James Vaughn

It happened last Sunday ...


Sunday, February 15, 2020 - Order My Steps"

Order our steps, dear Lord. Guide us every day!

Reflection for Black History Month

“What does it mean to be black and Catholic? It means that I come to my church fully functioning. I bring myself, my black self, all that I am, all that I have, all that I hope to become. I bring my whole history, my traditions, my experience, my culture, my African-American song and dance and gesture and movement and teaching and preaching and healing and responsibility as gift to the Church.”

— Sr. Thea Bowman, as quoted in the book "The Franciscan Saints"

Happy and blessed St. Valentine's Day!

Wear your red to Mass this weekend as we celebrate Go RED Sunday!

Nearly 80% of cardiac events can be prevented, and cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat. Make a commitment to take charge of your heart health as well as the health of those you can’t bear to live without.


Dallas Works - Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program |

Young people, it's time to sign up for the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program ... get in where you fit in!



Celebrating unsung black Catholic women in U.S. history

Imagine this ...

uscatholic.org On the evening of Sunday, May 10, 1891, Father Augustus Tolton, the nation’s first self-identified black priest, traveled to a home in Chicago’s “Negro district” to administer death rites to a pious, but once-lapsed laywoman. Writing about the incident two days later, Father Tolton noted tha...

Register now for next week's webinar that looks at the film "Just Mercy" and discusses how we can be inspired to be heard and address racism. CORRECTED LINK - You may register at:


Pay it forward! Share the gift of life this Sunday at Holy Cross from 9am-2pm ... you never know when YOU might be in need! The Carter BloodCare mobile unit will be in the parking lot outside the cafeteria.

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FREE FLU SHOTS!! This Thursday in our Thea Bowman Hall. 10AM-12NOON. All you need is your ID.


Statement from Bishop Burns regarding the arrest of Richard Brown

Dear Parishioners,

As you may know, an arrest has been made of Richard Brown, a former priest in the Diocese who was named on the "List of Priests with Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors Since 1950" released in January 2019. Bishop Burns has prepared this video out of concern for the faithful in the Diocese and to keep you well informed.

As he has said in the past, Bishop Burns encourages all victims of sexual abuse to report allegations to law enforcement. We continue to pray for all victims of abuse and continue to work diligently in creating a safe environment.
Queridos Feligreses,

Como ustedes sabrán, se ha realizado el arresto de Richard Brown, un ex sacerdote de la diócesis quien fue mencionado en la "Lista de Sacerdotes con Acusaciones Creíbles de Abuso Sexual de Menores desde 1950" publicada en enero de 2019. El Obispo Burns ha preparado este video dada su preocupación por los fieles en la diócesis y para mantenerlos bien informados.

Como lo ha expresado en el pasado, el obispo Burns exhorta a todas las víctimas de abuso sexual a presentar las denuncias a las fuerzas del orden. Seguimos orando por todas las víctimas de abuso y seguimos trabajando diligentemente en la creación de un ambiente seguro.

As you may know, an arrest has been made of Richard Brown, a former priest in the Diocese who was named on the "List of Priests with Credible Allegations of…


He went to Mass this morning.

Rest in Peace Kobe.



2020 Bishop's Annual Appeal (with subtitles)

Please be generous this weekend in supporting the Catholic Church of Dallas -- all its ministries, parishes and Catholic schools.

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal is our yearly fundraising campaign that supports the ongoing ministries and programs throughout the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.…


Hometown Heroes: Yvonne Brown, Deitra Mosley and the AKA's

To Holy Cross' and all AKA members, thank you for doing what you do!

fox4news.com Yvonne Brown has been a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority for 35 years. Detra Mosley has been an AKA for 49 years. They both volunteer at Aunt Bette's Food Pantry and their sorority sisters helped them stock the shelves on MLK, Jr. Day.

Bro. Mickey O'Neill Mcgrath, OSFS

One of my favorite quotes from a great prophet and martyr is seen here with a Lakota Madonna and Child. We are each charged with bringing peace and justice into this increasingly frail world of ours. Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest....




NBCC | The National Black Catholic Congress

Now Pope Saint Paul VI and Rev. Dr. King met in 1964. It was arranged by Archbishop Paul Hallanan of Atlanta. A brief report about it can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/1964/09/19/pope-and-dr-king-confer-on-rights.html

"...'Justice will bring about Peace' (Cf: Is 32:17). We repeat this today in a more incisive and dynamic formula: 'If you want Peace, work for Justice.'"

-- Pope Saint Paul VI, World Day of Prayer for Peace Message (1972)


"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

-- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" (1963)


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If I Can Help Somebody

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ... a drum major for justice and non-violence. May we remember, and do our part to improve the world in which we live!

This is a musical tribute to Bro. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This program was held at the Dexter Ave. King Memorial Baptist Church on April 2, 2011. The bro...


Union Performance Choir Christmas Concert Holy Cross Catholic Church

You missed our Christmas Concert? No worries ... We hope you enjoy!

Vocal Music


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Merry Christmas

Christmas Family Mass this evening at 4pm.

Christmas Mass of Night begins with carols at 10:45pm, followed by Mass at 11pm.

Christmas Day Mass at 10am Christmas Day.

May you receive in your heart the gift of PEACE from the newborn Christ child!

The Richard Matthew Morris Memorial Scholarship was presented at 9am Mass by Deborah Dennis and family:
Judah Foster - $300
Angelique Sheffield - $800
Mariah Burdette - $2,000

Congratulations, and keep up the good work in your college studies!

Congratulations to Jennifer Stimpson on another well-deserved award!

Please share widely with families that could use monthly help with nutritious food items! The next distribution is this Saturday, December 14, here at Holy Cross!

We are constantly surrounded by advertising in a growing variety of forms. Ads creep into nearly everything we do. And this ramps up even more during the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Advent invites us to take a break from the deluge of ads and seek something deeper and more lasting than the latest electronics or the best deal on that kitchen appliance that everyone needs this year.

Advent invites us to seek a sense of peace and wholeness in our hearts and in our daily lives. If we do that even in small ways this year, we will have an immeasurable gift to share with our loved ones and possibly even with our world.

—from the book Simple Gifts: Daily Reflections for Advent by Diane M. Houdek

A suggestion from our dear friend Bro. Mickey ...

In this second week of Advent, enjoy fifteen minutes of silence each day at the time of day that works best for you, throw in a cup of tea or a glass of wine, and think only of things that you have to be thankful for to God - not your stresses and worries.

Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
—Matthew 24:42

“Come, Lord Jesus,” the Advent mantra, means that all of Christian history has to live out of a kind of deliberate emptiness, a kind of chosen non-fulfillment. Perfect fullness is always to come, and we do not need to demand it now. This keeps the field of life wide open and especially open to grace and to a future created by God rather than ourselves.

This is exactly what it means to be “awake,” as the Gospel urges us! We can also use other a words for Advent: aware, alive, attentive, alert, awake are all appropriate! Advent is, above all else, a call to full consciousness and a forewarning about the high price of consciousness.

When we demand satisfaction of one another, when we demand any completion to history on our terms, when we demand that our anxiety or any dissatisfaction be taken away, saying as it were, “Why weren’t you this for me? Why didn’t life do that for me?” we are refusing to say, “Come, Lord Jesus.” We are refusing to hold out for the full picture that is always given by God.

“Come, Lord Jesus” is a leap into the kind of freedom and surrender that is rightly called the virtue of hope.

The theological virtue of hope is the patient and trustful willingness to live without closure, without resolution, and still be content and even happy because our Satisfaction is now at another level, and our Source is beyond ourselves. We are able to trust that he will come again, just as Jesus has come into our past, into our private dilemmas and into our suffering world. Our Christian past then becomes our Christian prologue, and “Come, Lord Jesus” is not a cry of desperation but an assured shout of cosmic hope.

-- Richard Rohr

We thank God for you, and we encourage you to join us in a Mass of giving thanks to the One who makes everything possible. He alone is worthy of the honor and praise! THANKSGIVING DAY MASS IS AT 10AM THURSDAY.

What prevents you from being fully immersed in this moment, the holy ground of “now”?

Every grace-laden moment,
is primed with possibilities
for anyone who is wide open and ready to receive.

The only limit
to our Maker’s abundance
is our limited capacity to receive.

Consider a time when you lost yourself
and fell into fullness —
fully alive, fully connected.

— from the book Wandering and Welcome: Meditations for Finding Peace by Joseph Grant

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