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November 30, 2022

Dear Holy Cross Families,

During this season of Advent, we have been starting our days with a special school-wide Advent prayer that invites students to seek quiet spaces to hear God’s voice and quiet moments to help prepare our hearts for Christ’s coming.  We purposefully take a few moments of silence before ending the prayer and this has become one of my favorite parts of the school day.  With nearly 360 students this year, moments of silence and stillness are hard to come by!  However, during the morning prayer, the stillness that comes over the school is noticeable and inspiring, knowing that we are inviting the Holy Spirit to fill our classrooms, fill our hallways, and fill our hearts. 

While we enjoy that stillness each morning, we also know that December will be a very busy month!  We will celebrate St. Nicholas Day, the Immaculate Conception, Advent Reconciliation, Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Christmas Musical Program for grades K-2, and our beloved Angel Mass…all before Christmas Break, which starts on December 23rd!  Please see below for dates, times, and ways to get involved in these many celebrations.  I pray this Advent season is full of blessings for you and your families. 

Ways to be involved:

  • Thursday, December 1st - Stay and Pray in the church 8:00 -8:15 a.m. 

  • Thursday, December 8th - join us for the Immaculate Conception Mass 8:30 a.m.

  • Sunday, December 11th - help prepare for Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration, sign up to help HERE

  • Monday, December 12th - join us for Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass 10:30 a.m. and fiesta following in the gym!

  • Thursday, December 15th - all K-2nd grade students and their families are invited to come for a short Christmas Program in the gym at 6:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, December 22nd - join us for the Kindergarten Angel Mass 8:30 a.m. 

Have a great week!

Annie Borjas

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Queridas familias,

Durante esta temporada de Adviento, hemos comenzado nuestros días con una oración especial de Adviento. Esta oración invita a los estudiantes a buscar espacios tranquilos para escuchar la voz de Dios y para ayudar a preparar nuestros corazones para la venida de Cristo. Deliberadamente tomamos unos momentos de silencio antes de terminar la oración y esto se ha convertido en una de mis partes favoritas del día escolar. ¡Con casi 360 estudiantes este año, los momentos de silencio y quietud son difíciles de encontrar! Sin embargo, durante la oración de la mañana, la quietud que se apodera de la escuela es notable e inspiradora, sabiendo que estamos invitando al Espíritu Santo a llenar nuestros salones, pasillos y corazones.

Mientras disfrutamos de esa quietud cada mañana, ¡también sabemos que diciembre será un mes muy ocupado! Celebraremos el Día de San Nicolás, la Inmaculada Concepción, la Reconciliación de Adviento, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, un programa musical navideño para los grados de kinder a segundo grado y nuestra amada Misa de los Ángeles... ¡todo antes de las vacaciones de Navidad, que comienzan el 23 de diciembre! Consulte a continuación las fechas, los horarios y las formas de participar en estas celebraciones. Espero que esta temporada de Adviento esté llena de bendiciones para ustedes y sus familias.

Maneras de participar: 

  • Jueves, 1 de diciembre - Quédese y ore en la iglesia de 8:00 -8:15 a.m. 

  • Jueves 8 de diciembre: únase a nosotros para la Misa de la Inmaculada Concepción a las 8:30 a.m. 

  • Domingo, 11 de diciembre - ayúdenos a preparar para la celebración de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, regístrese AQUÍ  para ayudar

  • Lunes, 12 de diciembre: son bienvenidos a la Misa de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe a las 10:30 a. m. y a ¡la fiesta que seguirá en el gimnasio! 

  • Jueves, 15 de diciembre: todos los estudiantes de Kínder a 2.º grado y sus familias están invitados a un breve programa navideño en el gimnasio a las 6:30 p.m. 

  • Jueves, 22 de diciembre: Misa de los Ángeles de Kinder a las 8:30 a.m.

¡Que tengas una buena semana!

Annie Borjas

Important Dates/ Fechas Importantes
12/02 - 8:30 a.m. School Mass
12/08 - 8:30 a.m. Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception School Mass
12/12 - 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of Guadalupe School Mass
12/15 - 6:30 p.m. K-2nd grade Christmas Program
12/22 - 8:30 a.m. Kindergarten Angel Mass
12/23-1/8 - Christmas Break
1/9 - Classes Resume

Our Advent Giving Tree is now up in the back of the church, inviting you to take one or more tags and, in doing so, to make a difference in the life of a child in need this Christmas season. This year we are collecting multiple gifts for twenty children… This year we also have tags for our newly-formed Walking with Moms in Need ministry, in order to stock a supply closet with baby items for moms in need who might reach out to us for support. We also have some tags for the most requested items that people who approach Catholic Charities throughout the year are most in need of… Please place them at the Giving Tree by next Sunday, December 11th , or bring them to the parish center by Monday, December 12th . Thank you for putting into action the love made incarnate in the birth of Jesus, the love which we as Christians are called to imitate and share.
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Walking With Moms would like to invite you to a Moms Luncheon on Sunday December 11 at 1:00 in the Crusader Commons. We’ll share a simple meal and have time to talk together. Childcare provided!  It would help if you could let us know you’re coming, but spontaneous drop-ins are welcome. Call or email Kathy Farthing (574) 360-3422 or
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