Holy Cross Catholic Church

We the family of Holy Cross in Southwest Orlando, consist of people of all ages, languages and cultural backgrounds who are called to be one in Christ.

Holy Cross Catholic Church, Orlando, FL.

Palm Sunday and Easter masses will be live-streamed by our priests at Holy Cross at 10am in English and 12pm in Spanish.

We will have daily masses as is customary at 8am in English and 12pm in Spanish on Monday-Wednesday.

Then, on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, we will join the Diocese of Orlando's live-stream masses here: https://www.orlandodiocese.org/under-your-protection-we-seek-refuge-holy-mother-of-god/livestream-mass/

Las misas para el Domingo de Ramos y el dia de Pascua se transmitiran por nuestros sacerdotes de Holy Cross a las 10am en ingles y a las 12pm en español.

Tendremos misas diaras a las 8am en ingles y 12pm en español como de acostumbre el lunes al miercoles.

Para Jueves Santo, Viernes Santo y Sabado de gloria nos uniremos a la diocesis de orlando para sus misas en vivo al: https://www.orlandodiocese.org/under-your-protection-we-seek-refuge-holy-mother-of-god/livestream-mass/

Holy Cross Catholic Church, Orlando, FL.

Urbi et Orbi blessing to begin at 1pm. Tune in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCONID8PEOo&feature=youtu.be

Bendicion Urbi et Orbi comenzara a las 1pm. Unanse al papa siguiendo este enlace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCONID8PEOo&feature=youtu.be


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Diocese of Orlando

Congratulations to the faithful community of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Orlando! They broke ground on their new Parish Hall Friday January 26. Bishop Noonan and Father Garcia blessed the people and the grounds. The project is expected to be complete after Thanksgiving.


List of Mortal Sins every Catholic should know


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Catholic News Service

"What would happen if we treated the Bible like we treat our mobile phones?" That was the question Pope Francis asked March 5 at his Sunday Angelus address. "If we read God's messages in the Bible like we read messages on the mobile phone -- what would happen?" Full story: http://wp.me/p5DZKA-34b

St Alphonsus' Daily Meditation

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Braving human respect, Veronica touched a towel to His visage, and as if to remind us that the likeness between Christ and us is most perfect in suffering and sorrow, the Divine Saviour left the impression of His Divinely sorrowful face.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Stations of the Cross)

Divine Office

We remember today Saints Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs, as we pray, https://divineoffice.org

Saints Perpetua and Felicity were African martyrs who died in 203. They became Christian catechumens despite Emperor Severus’ prohibition. The two young mothers were arrested but stayed true to their faith despite deplorable prison conditions and earnest pleas from St. Perpetua’s father to renounce her faith. Along with three other catechumens, they were executed in the amphitheater at Carthage. As they awaited death, members of the group sang Christian songs and preached to the crowds. The eyewitness account of their arrest and martyrdom is a precious legacy to the Church.[1][2]

Written by Sarah Ciotti and Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD
[1] *Catholicpedia: The Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. s.v. “Sts. Perpetua and Felicity.”
[2] F.L. Cross and E.A. Livingstone, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (London: Oxford University Press, 1974), 1064.
Note: During Lent this year, this Memorial is ranked an Optional Memorial. This “About Today” is provided so that you can celebrate these Saints as you worship Christ.
Image: Mary and Child with Saints Felicity and Perpetua By Anonymous (Greater Poland) (old.mnw.art.pl) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Diocese of Orlando

A new podcast for young adults! Learn more about the three pillars of Lent and how they can help you deepen your relationship with Christ.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

“Simon saw in the cross only the burden of wood. A few minutes, however, in the sweet company of Jesus changed his outlook. Slavery became freedom, constraint became love, and reluctance a sweet abandon.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Stations of the Cross)

Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

Gospel for March 6, 2017: Matthew 25:31-46

Jesus said to his disciples:
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory,
and all the angels with him,
he will sit upon his glorious throne,
and all the nations will be assembled before him.
And he will separate them one from another,
as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
Then the king will say to those on his right,
'Come, you who are blessed by my Father.
Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
a stranger and you welcomed me,
naked and you clothed me,
ill and you cared for me,
in prison and you visited me.'
Then the righteous will answer him and say,
'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you,
or thirsty and give you drink?
When did we see you a stranger and welcome you,
or naked and clothe you?
When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?'
And the king will say to them in reply,
'Amen, I say to you, whatever you did
for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.'
Then he will say to those on his left,
'Depart from me, you accursed,
into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels.
For I was hungry and you gave me no food,
I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,
a stranger and you gave me no welcome,
naked and you gave me no clothing,
ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.'
Then they will answer and say,
'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty
or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison,
and not minister to your needs?'
He will answer them, 'Amen, I say to you,
what you did not do for one of these least ones,
you did not do for me.'
And these will go off to eternal punishment,
but the righteous to eternal life."

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

“Three times Our Saviour was tempted on the mountain, and three times He fell on the way to the mountain of Calvary. Thus did He atone for our three falls to the temptation of the flesh, the world, and the devil.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Stations of the Cross)

Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent: Matthew 4:1-11

At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert
to be tempted by the devil.
He fasted for forty days and forty nights,
and afterwards he was hungry.
The tempter approached and said to him,
"If you are the Son of God,
command that these stones become loaves of bread."
He said in reply,
"It is written:
One does not live on bread alone,
but on every word that comes forth
from the mouth of God."

Then the devil took him to the holy city,
and made him stand on the parapet of the temple,
and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down.
For it is written:
He will command his angels concerning you
and with their hands they will support you,
lest you dash your foot against a stone."
Jesus answered him,
"Again it is written,
You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test."
Then the devil took him up to a very high mountain,
and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their magnificence,
and he said to him, "All these I shall give to you,
if you will prostrate yourself and worship me."
At this, Jesus said to him,
"Get away, Satan!
It is written:
The Lord, your God, shall you worship
and him alone shall you serve."

Then the devil left him and, behold,
angels came and ministered to him.

Church Militant

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

“He came on His own, and His own received Him not. As a symbol of the world’s contradiction of His life-giving message, they gave Him a Cross, in which one bar is at contradiction with another. The Horizontal bar symbolizing death for all, for all death is flat and prostrate, the vertical bar symbolizing life, for all life is upright and erect. By a Divine act, He made the sign of contradiction the sign of Redemption, and converted the Cross into the Crucifix. The Cross is the problem of pain and death, but the Crucifix is its solution, for once the God-man ennobled it by His Presence He reveals that pain is the condition of pleasure, death the prelude to life and that unless we take up our cross and follow Him we cannot be His disciple.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Stations of the Cross)

Diocese of Orlando

See how one parish community prepared for Ash Wednesday: http://bit.ly/2lZH0Uw


Parish community prepares for Ash Wednesday – Diocese of Orlando, Florida


orlandodiocese.org A fire burned brightly and billowing smoke rose above Holy Parish on Feb. 8, the day before Ash Wednesday, as a symbol of past sins and renewal.

EWTN Español

«La cuaresma es el camino de la esclavitud a la libertad, del sufrimiento a la alegría, de la muerte a la vida» Homilía del Papa Francisco en la Misa de Miércoles de Ceniza.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

“On his right stood Christ, the Just One, on his left stood Barabbas, the wicked one. Pilate asked the mob to choose between the two. How would I have answered that question Good Friday morning for it is as actual now as ever. My conscience is the tribunal of Pilate. As often as I choose to speak the uncharitable word or consent to the evil thought and choose Barabbas means to crucify Christ.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Stations of the Cross)

Diocese of Orlando

#AshWednesday words to live by as we begin the season of #Lent – a time of increased prayer, fasting and charity leading up to Holy Week and Easter.

Diocese of Orlando

During the season of Lent, Bishop Noonan encourages us to make a holy resolution to grow in the love of Jesus.

Divine Office

Today is Ash Wednesday!

“Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near,” (James 5:8). [1][2]

Today is Ash Wednesday and the start of a new Lenten season. Today Pope Francis encourages the faithful to live “in the presence of the Father [who] gives us a much deeper joy than worldly glory can give us. May our attitude this Lent be one of living in secret where the Father sees us, loves us and waits for us. Naturally, exterior things are important too, but we must always choose to live in the presence of God.

Let us do what we can, in prayer, in sacrifice, and in acts of charity, humbly before God. This way we will be worthy of God the Father’s reward.” May each of us have a blessed Lent.[3]

[1] New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
[2] Irish Province of Society of Jesus, Sacred Space for Lent 2015, (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2015).
[3] Pope Francis, Audio-message to the young people of the Prelature of the Pontifical Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii., www.vatican.va.
#Lent at https://divineoffice.org


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integratedcatholiclife.org Helping you to live your faith at home, work and in the public square.

Become a Spiritual Child of St. Padre Pio

He who does not meditate is like a person who never looks in the mirror and therefore does not bother to be tidy when he goes out, since he can be dirty without knowing it. The person who meditates and thinks of God, who is the mirror of his soul, tries to discover his defects attempts to correct them, controls himself and straightens out his conscience. St. Padre Pio

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

“The supreme business of a foreign missionary society is to put itself out of business as soon as possible. Since the aim of the missions is the establishment of the Church through the native clergy, foreign missionaries should strive to be self-liquidating. In theory, a day ought to come when the whole world would have had Christ preached to it and Africa, India, Japan, and Mongolia should have their own hierarchy, their own clergy, and be as free from the need of missionary imports as is the United States today.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Missions and the World in Crisis)

Vatican News

Pope Francis on Twitter: Prayer is the key that opens God’s merciful heart.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

“The Eucharist is so essential to our one-ness with Christ that as soon as Our Lord announced It in the Gospel, It began to be the test of the fidelity of His followers. First, He lost the masses, for it was too hard a saying and they no longer followed Him. Secondly, He lost some of His disciples: "They walked with Him no more." Third, it split His apostolic band, for Judas is here announced as the betrayer.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Treasure in Clay)

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

“hate comes from evil men who cannot stand the reproach of goodness because it makes demands upon them that they are unwilling to accept. The more intense the evil, the greater the fear of goodness. That is why Supreme Goodness is nailed to a cross.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Catholic Study Fellowship

He said that some of these people should also say "'my life is not Christian, I don't pay my employees proper salaries, I exploit people, I do dirty business, I launder money, lead a double life'."

"There are many Catholics who are like this and they cause scandal," he said. "How many times have we all heard people say 'if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist'."

Diocese of Orlando

Ash Wednesday is one week away! Here are resources to help you stay connected to your faith this Lent.

Diocese of Orlando

A NEW podcast for young adults from Father Martin and Steve Bucklin (St. James Cathedral). How can you avoid the seven deadly sins? Do you know what they are?

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

“Since envy is so rampant in the world today, it is extremely good counsel to disbelieve 90 percent of wicked statements we hear about others.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen (The Seven Capital Sins)

Divine Office

We remember today Saint Polycarp of Smyrna, Bishop and Martyr, as we pray, https://divineoffice.org

“Stand fast therefore in these things and follow the example of the Lord, being firm in the faith and immovable, in love of the brotherhood kindly having affection for one to another, partners with the truth, forestalling one another in the gentleness of the Lord, despising no man.” [1]

St. Polycarp was a Christian bishop early in the 2nd century. A letter addressed to him by St. Ignatius tells him to care for the Church and his own surviving epistle shows he encouraged the Philippians on the path of righteousness. Additionally, St. Iraneus praises his defense of orthodoxy and his energy in combating heresy. During a visit to Rome, St. Polycarp spoke to the bishop, Anicetus, who agreed to let the Eastern churches calculate the date of Easter in their own way. He was arrested and martyred during a pagan festival in Smyrna, when he refused to deny Christ.[2][3][4]

Written by Sarah Ciotti and Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD
[1] St. Polycarp, “Epistle of St. Polycarp,” in The Apostolic Fathers, ed. John Lightfood (Baker Book House: 1956), 10.
[2] F.L. Cross and E.A. Livingstone, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (London: Oxford University Press, 1974), 1107.
[3] Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, The Martyrology of the Monastery of the Ascension, 2008.
[4] Catholicpedia: The Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. s.v. “St. Polycarp.”

Ash Wednesday / Miércoles de Ceniza

March 1, 2017 / 1 marzo de 2017
Mass Schedule / Horario de Misas

6:00 AM Bilingual
8:00 AM English/Inglés
10:00 AM English/Inglés
12:00 PM Spanish/Español
2:00 PM Spanish/Español
4:00 PM Bilingual
6:00 PM English/Inglés
8:00 PM Spanish/Español

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