October 22, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

Great new things have been happening in the parish recently. You already know recently that 42 children received their First Holy Communion, and another 54 teens were Confirmed. So far in 2020 we have baptized one adult (Douglas Judge who received the Easter sacraments at the beginning of August) and 15 infants into the Catholic Church:
Kayla Brown Kieran Costello     Ian Benvie             Andrew Bonda
Charlotte LeFort                        Teagan Kessel       Emma Rattigan
Deacon Louko                           Adam Binney         Catherine Wright
Lucas Stewart                            Bryce Tipton          Andrew McAvoy
Scarlett Camara                         Hailey Morales
Two additional adults, Alex Gonsalves and Mia Tiberius, joined Doug in early August and were received into Full Communion with the Catholic Church receiving First Holy Communion and Confirmation. We have had 28 new families register at Holy Cross so far in 2020.  Please join me in welcoming to Holy Cross Parish:

Lindsey Almeida                                            Eileen Nemerowski
Richard O’Brien                                             Jeff dos Reis
William Moschella                                          Stephen and Jennifer Clarke
Chris and Rachel Cimildroro                          Peggy Dwyer
Sarah Carey                                                   Melissa and Philip Pennellatore
George Sullivan                                             Wayne Brudige
Lisa Shea                                                       Adam Gingras
Jeff and Tara Camara                                    Pauline Gilbride
Wayne Brundige                                            Steven Madonna
Andrew Yelle                                                  Brian and Jillian Berry
Steven and Lindsay Bonda                            Forrest and Janice Lindwall
Kathreen and Gary Kessel                             Shannon and David Correa
Aaron and Andrea Brown                               Kevin and Joanne Kinch

Another new addition to the exterior of the church has been three new oak trees and two benches, parishioner Anthony Calisi’s Eagle Scout Project, “From Benches to Beautification.” Anthony wanted to do something to make a positive difference at the parish. We put our heads together and came up with these new additions after needing to remove three old pine trees and a damaged ornamental pear tree and noticing there is no seating where people congregate outside church. He held three Games and Movie Nights here at the parish to raise funds for his project. Many of you have commented about noticing the new benches. I am proud of Anthony’s ingenuity and patience persevering through the planning, paperwork, ordering, and installation of the trees and benches. The trees were installed on November 8, 2019 with the help of Oliver Ames students, scouts from Troop 193, and his uncle, Anthony Cogliano of Blueview Nurseries. The benches were installed on September 24, 2020 with the help of Pete Larsen of Peter Larsen Masonry, Anthony’s family, two other scouts, and Anthony’s project coach and parishioner Jim Abate. Anthony and I thank all of them and many parishioners for their generosity, support, and patience during the completion of his Eagle Scout Project.
It is inspiring and motivating to experience this new life and growth in the parish. We all need signs of hope as the pandemic continues. I look forward to the months ahead with you here at Holy Cross as we all continue making God known, loved and served through our individual, family, and parish commitment of enrichening our faith, deepening our hope, and sharing the life of Jesus Christ through our words and actions.

God Bless,

Fr. Brad

The Respect Life Committee is celebrating the annual October Marian Evening of Song & Prayer honoring the sanctity and dignity of life this Monday, October 26th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the church.  Consider attending with mask and social distancing to pray with fellow parishioners and friends.

ParTYYYYYY!!!
Our recent Outreach Drive was a wonderful success.  In addition to other donations, My Brother’s Keeper received a large amount of food pantry staples and Family and Community Resources received vital basic supplies.  These are all much needed during these difficult times.
Within the next 6 months, 23 children living at the Louison Shelter in Brockton will have a birthday.  During the Outreach Drive, Louison Shelter received: “a ton of snacks for the kids”,
plus enough birthday party supply donations to make
26 birthday bags!!!

Each bag includes cake mix, frosting, pan, sprinkles, paper party supplies, decorations and party favors.  Your generous donations mean that a lot of children will celebrate their special day in a special way.

Thank you!

It is inspiring and motivating to experience this new life and growth in the parish. We all need signs of hope as the pandemic continues. I look forward to the months ahead with you here at Holy Cross as we all continue making God known, loved and served through our individual, family, and parish commitment of enrichening our faith, deepening our hope, and sharing the life of Jesus Christ through our words and actions.
God Bless,
Fr. Brad
The Respect Life Committee is celebrating the annual October Marian Evening of Song & Prayer honoring the sanctity and dignity of life this Monday, October 26th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the church.  Consider attending with mask and social distancing to pray with fellow parishioners and friends.
ParTYYYYYY!!!
Our recent Outreach Drive was a wonderful success.  In addition to other donations, My Brother’s Keeper received a large amount of food pantry staples and Family and Community Resources received vital basic supplies.  These are all much needed during these difficult times.
Within the next 6 months, 23 children living at the Louison Shelter in Brockton will have a birthday.  During the Outreach Drive, Louison Shelter received: “a ton of snacks for the kids”,
plus enough birthday party supply donations to make
26 birthday bags!!!
Each bag includes cake mix, frosting, pan, sprinkles, paper party supplies, decorations and party favors.  Your generous donations mean that a lot of children will celebrate their special day in a special way.
Thank you!