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
Impact of Tier 4 Further Restrictions on Holy Cross Parish
Closure of Churches for Public Worship In line with the new Scottish Government restrictions Holy Cross Church is no longer open for public worship or private prayer until further notice. Each day of the week Mass is celebrated at 9.30am and is live-streamed on the parish YouTube channel. It can also be watched at any time as each Mass is recorded. All are invited to share this celebration until the parish is able to resume public worship. Funeral Masses can still take place but these are limited to 20 persons and the family of the deceased will be responsible for issuing invitations. Only those invited will be allowed admission.
Thankyou for all your generosity to Holy Cross over the past nine months. Please continue to remember us.
This is a link for donating direct to Holy Cross Parish.
Holy Cross Parish
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, with a Gift Aid Declaration on the front, are now available at all times as you enter the church or at the back of the church at the Donations box.