2019 Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday (April 14)
Easter Sunday (April 21)

April 13 – Saturday
Confessions in Church:
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

April 14 – Palm Sunday
Vigil: 5:00 pm
Palm Sunday: 7:30 am and 10:00 am

April 15 – Monday
6:30 am – Communion Service in Chapel
6:00 pm – Mass in Chapel

April 16 – Tuesday
6:30 am – Communion Service in Chapel
8:00 am – Mass in Chapel

April 17 – Wednesday
6:30 am – Communion Service in Chapel
8:00 am – Mass in Chapel

April 18 – Holy Thursday
No Communion Service or morning Mass
7:00 pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Church
NO Adoration

April 19 – Good Friday
No Mass today – No Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
Chapel open until 3:00 PM for Adoration without Exposition.
7:00 pm – Reading of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion in Church

April 20 – Holy Saturday
No Morning Mass or Adoration
10:00 am – Decorating the Church for Easter
12:00 pm – Blessing of Easter Food
7:00 pm – Easter Vigil Mass

April 21 – Easter Sunday
7:30 am – Mass in Church
10:00 am – Mass in Church


Lent 2019 – Stations of the Cross and Benediction Schedule

Lent 2019 – Stations of the Cross and Benediction Schedule:

  • Friday,  Mar 8th,  12 PM: Stations & Benediction in the Chapel
  • Friday,  Mar 15th, 7 PM: Stations & Benediction in the Church
  • Friday, Mar 22nd, 7 PM: Stations & Benediction in the Church
  • Wednesday, Mar 27th, 10 AM: Stations & Benediction in the Church
  • Friday, Mar 29th, 7 PM: Stations & Benediction in the Church
  • Friday,  Apr 5th, 12 PM: Stations & Benediction in the Chapel
  • Friday,  Apr 12th, 7 PM: Stations & Benediction in the Church

Holy Cross Cemetery: 2019 Price Increases

Effective:  March 1st

Cemetery Rates:

$1,400 Full Burial
$  700 Cremation

$1,600 Full Burial
$  800 Cremation

Grave Opening Fees: Parishioner & Non-Parishioner
$  250

Parish Breakfast will Return on April 14, 2019

Please note, there is no parish breakfast scheduled in February and March. The Parish Breakfast will resume on Sunday, April 14, 2019 in the Parish Hall. Please check back for more details.

We hope to see you in April!

Current Liturgy Letter

December 19, 2018

Dear Liturgical Ministers,

Please find enclosed the Sunday Mass Schedule for the 1st Quarter of 2019 for Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Altar Servers (youth and adult).  This schedule also covers Ash Wednesday.

Several reminders:

  • Lectors should check in with each other in the sacristy before Mass.
  • Servers should be in the sacristy and vested 15 min. before the start of Mass.
  • Older Youth Servers please do your best to assist our younger servers.  If your name appears on the schedule with + next to your name then we have designated you as a Senior Server with the duty to assist younger servers assigned with you.
  • All Ministries: If you are unable to attend a scheduled Mass please find a substitute.  Do not call the parish office, Linda Franks or Deacon Franks or Deacon Kennedy asking them to find someone.  It is your responsibility to make sure the assigned Mass is covered.
  • Eucharistic Ministers are reminded to please be aware of their assigned positions (Distribution of the Precious Blood resumes this schedule.).
  • Eucharistic Ministers are asked to be aware that there will be times when there may be additional ministers (in Alb and cincture) in the sanctuary. If that is the case we may not need the full complement of EMs that are scheduled. If the extra person is standing on the altar platform next to the priest or deacon that will indicate that they will be assisting with Holy Communion and someone should stay back. I know it is confusing but we do not like to have to send folks back once they have come forward.
  • Also, if you will be away during April, May or June of 2019, please let us know no later than March 1, 2019 so we do not schedule you while you are away. Just drop us a line at deaconmikefranks@verizon.net.  Or leave a message at the rectory office (215-679-9275).

Please Note – Very Important: We are asking that everyone please look at the Liturgical Minister’s List and verify that we have the correct phone numbers for you. If the number listed is incorrect please send message containing the correct number to deaconmikefranks@verizon.net. We no longer communicate through email as addresses change. Check the bulletin for schedules or go on line at the parish website: www.spnparish.org.

Thank you all for your dedication in assisting at Sunday Mass!

Linda Franks

PREP/Religious Education

PREP registrations are now closed except for new/transferring members to the Parish.

Call Wendy Benner at: 215.679.7839 for more info.

Little Church

Curious about Little Church? This is a Program that takes place during our 10:00 am Mass. Children ages 3 – Kindergarten are invited to participate. This Program teaches the children about Mass and they participate in a weekly Service where they hear the Good News, explore its meaning and interact with parts of the Service. There is no fee for this Program; however, registration is necessary is now being accepted for the 2018-2019 year. Please consider having your little children participate in this program. If you are interested or have questions about this Program, call Wendy Benner at: 215.679.7839, or click here for more information.