HOLY CROSS PARISH
Monsignor Hugh Bradley Parish Priest.
Father Johnson Mathew Assistant Priest
113 Dixon Avenue. Glasgow G42 8ER.
0141 423 0105
Web Site www.holycrossparish.org.uk
Daily Mass Monday to Saturday 9.30am. Sunday Masses Vigil. 6.00pm; 9.30am; 11.30am.
Resources to help Parents prepare your children for the Sacraments are now online.
Update Capacity for Holy Cross Parish
We still have Track and trace in place for everyone.
In line with the Government’s announcement to move Scotland into Tier 3 the rules on Mass capacity have been relaxed. Churches can now allow a congregation size which is commensurate with the size of the church while still maintaining a 2 metre social distance between individuals, bubbles or family groups. While Holy Cross can safely accommodate 50 individuals we can safely allow a bigger congregation if there are family groups or bubbles attending.
To give effect to this we are going to cease requiring people to book for the Vigil and Sunday Masses. Until the congregation is in place we cannot estimate how many people we can safely seat. So from Monday 26 April 2021 all Masses, including the Vigil and Sunday Masses, seating will be allocated on a first come basis. However, based on the attendance figures which we have seen between the lockdowns we hope to be able to accommodate everyone who turns up. If safe capacity is reached then we will have to close the Mass to additional attendees. Attendees at Mass are asked to attend as early as possible to allow the congregation to be safely seated. The impact of the change will be monitored for the next two weeks to assess its impact.
Monsignor Hugh Bradley
PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
I believe you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever. Amen
YEAR OF ST JOSEPH.
With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021. To celebrate this a special prayer to St Joseph will be recited after each Mass. You are encouraged to join in with the prayer above
Thankyou for all your generosity to Holy Cross over the past 14months. Please continue to remember us. This is a link for donating direct to Holy Cross Parish. Holy Cross Parish
Gift Aid If you are a UK tax payer you can help Holy Cross parish by Gift Aiding any donation or offering you make. Gift Aid allows the church to claim an additional 25p for every £1 that you give at no cost to you. In the difficulties caused by the pandemic it is important that any donations or offerings should provide the maximum financial benefit for the church.
There are three main ways that you can use Gift Aid in conjunction with your donations or offerings:-
1. If you make a regular donation or offering you can arrange Standing Order to make that regular donation or offering direct from your bank. A Gift Aid Declaration and Standing Order Form can be obtained by emailing.
2. You can ask to have a book of weekly and special collection envelopes along with a Gift Aid Declaration. Please provide your details to a Passkeeper and arrangements will be made to provide you with the book of envelopes.
3. Those who do not make regular donations or offerings; or those making a one off donation can now make a Gift Aid Declaration. Envelopes for your offering, 2021, with a Gift Aid Declaration Envelopes are available church and if unable to pick up can be sent to you. Please contact Parish.