315 Douglas Avenue East Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 1H7 Phone 306-757-1325
The Bible : A Movie Miniseries
Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible
Spiritual Education is offering an 8-part Bible study on Thursday evenings at Holy Cross Parish. Click here for more details.
The Bible in a Year
Archbishop Donald Bolen for the Appeal (video) :
Catholic TRC Healing Response Appeal
On July 13, 2021, the Bishops of Saskatchewan announced a new province-wide Appeal for Support of Healing and Reconciliation – sponsored by our dioceses and eparchy here in Saskatchewan. The overall goal of this campaign is to support Indian Residential School survivors and their communities, and to engage more deeply in our own ongoing commitment and response to the Truth and Reconciliation process.
APPEAL GOAL: To support Indian Residential School survivors and their communities, and to engage more deeply in our own ongoing commitment and response to the Truth and Reconciliation process.
FUNDING PRIORITIES: Healing and Reconciliation, Cemeteries on the sites of former residential schools, Education and Cultural Support
Funds will be allocated to national and local initiatives responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action involving a financial commitment, as guided by Indigenous communities here in Saskatchewan (cf. Calls to Action #61, #73-76; #82).
WORKING WITH INDIGENOUS PARTNERS: We are collaborating with potential participants, and consulting with Indigenous dialogue partners, including Survivors, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Chiefs, and other community members. Out of these conversations, each diocese and eparchy will discern and communicate separately how they will proceed with the Appeal in their respective dioceses and communities.
FINANCIAL GOAL & TIMELINE: We look forward to announcing our province-wide goal and timeline by September 2021.
Make your gift online by clicking the “Donate Now” here. Gifts of cheques may be made out to “Archdiocese of Regina" with “TRC Response” in the memo (address listed below). If you wish to give your gift by pre-authorized debit, please contact your local diocese.
Archdiocese of Regina
445 N Broad St, Regina, SK S4R 2X8
From the Marian Centre
The Marian Centre Staff wish to thank you for your generous support of our lunch program during the many months of Covid restriction. We have served approximately 650 bagged lunches each week, and the donation of baked goods (muffins and cookies) and other lunch food donations have been a great support for us in this effort. We are closed for the month of August but will resume serving lunches, at the door, on Friday September 3. It is our hope to begin serving meals inside our dining room on October 18. Until then we send our warm greetings (video) and the Peace of Christ to you all. Thank You!
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Fr. Richard is Available
Fr. Richard is available directly for emergencies, including hospital calls and funerals or confession. Pleased phone 306-757-1325 and press #3.
Sacramental Classes for Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist
It’s time. With the start of school, Sacramental classes will start soon. If your child is 7-8 years old (Grade 2 or 3), and mature enough and ready, Fr. Richard and Martin will be offering Sacramental classes starting Wednesday evenings in October. The parents and children take a series of classes as we move to have First Reconciliation at Holy Cross' Advent Reconciliation celebration, and Confirmation and First Eucharist just after Easter. For more information and to register, contact Martin at email@example.com or phone 306-347-0929.
When a family member or friend is going into or has gone into a hospital, please call the parish office and inform us :
Catholic chaplains visit patients & their families to address any spiritual needs, to pray, to provide a friendly face & comforting presence, to talk about people’s fears & concerns, to bring Communion, & to contact a priest for anointing of the sick.
Pasqua Hospital, 306-519-1380
Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, 306-530-6511
General Hospital, 306-519-1405
Mandatory Masking in Parishes effective September 17, 2021
Directive from the Archdiocese of Regina
As the COVID infection rate rises in Saskatchewan, yesterday the Government announced new public health orders. You can find all of these details on the government website at https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/public-health-measures
The details affecting places of worship are as follows:
Mandatory mask order:
Effective Friday, September 17, masks must be worn in every indoor public space. This means that places of worship will need to ensure that all attending are wearing masks.
Masking exemptions can be found on the Public Health Order. The following would apply in places of worship:
4(c)(i) Individuals aged two and under;
4(c)(ii) Individuals aged three to twelve who are not reasonably able to wear a face covering;
4(c)(iii) Subject to subsection (g), individuals who, in the determination of a health professional, are unable to wear a face covering due to a particular medical condition and have received written confirmation of same in accordance with subsection (f);
4(c)(iv) Individuals who, due to cognitive impairment, an intellectual disability, or a severe mental health condition, are unable to understand the requirement;
4(c)(vi) Individuals who are leading a service, ceremony, or other public event while speaking from a podium, lectern, platform, stage, desk or other standing or seating area dedicated to speaking, but only when the individual can maintain a distance of three metres from other individuals;
4(c)(vii) Individuals playing a woodwind, brass, or other instrument operated by breath, but only if they can maintain a distance of three metres from other individuals, as measured from the mouth or opening/bell end of the instrument, whichever is closest, to another individual while playing;
Individuals may remove their mask briefly in order to consume the Eucharist.
Proof of vaccination:
Places of worship are exempt from the proof of vaccination policy.
Please continue to be cautious and prudent. Encourage regular hand sanitizing. Physical distancing is not required but is encouraged. Physical touching (shaking hands, hugging, etc...) is discouraged. There are no indications yet whether there will be limits on serving food or beverages in places of worship.
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Electronic Pre-Authorized Donation Form
The option of Pre-Authorized Deposit (PAD) available for your financial gifts to Holy Cross is available. You determine the amount and where it goes, and free to change or cancel at any time.
Holy Cross website updated
October 6, 2021