The Cross Makes All Things New
My dear brothers and sisters,
Today we are celebrating a special feast, which, no being a holy day of obligation and following this year on a Sunday, might be somehow new for many: the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. It is a very ancient feast that goes back all the way to the events happened in Jerusalem after the relics of the cross were found by St. Helena in 326. Majestic churches were built on the sites of Golgotha and the Holy Sepulcher, and there were great celebrations every year on the anniversary of the dedication of those churches. Today’s feast was part of the octave of those festivities and, in remembrance of the very day in which the holy cross was found, the relics of the Holy Wood were exposed for adoration.
Our parish Mission Week will run from September 15 through 21. The theme for our Mission Week this year is “A Joy Ever New”. As in recent years, the goal of our mission week is to share the joy of our Catholic faith amongst ourselves, but even more important, with those of our family, friends, neighbors and co-workers who have not encountered the Lord in the Catholic faith.. Start thinking now of those you would like to invite to these activities for men, women, children, and couples—and start praying for the success of our mission.
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In the News
Colorado parish cultivates 'new evangelization' spirit
By Kevin J. Jones
Denver, Colo., Oct 25, 2013 / 12:10 am (CNA).- A Denver-area parish’s mission week seeks new and creative ways to bring people to church and to encourage Catholics to create “a culture of the new evangelization.” Read more.