We, the people of Holy Cross Parish, part of the Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Rockford, celebrate the presence of Christ in Word and Sacrament. We are called and sent by Christ to live gratefully the life God has given us and to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. In the spirit of faith, service, and community, we strive to bring people closer together and closer to God.
God alone suffices
“Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away:
God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices.”
- Teresa of Ávila
"And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."
- Matthew 28:20
Where True Faith Began
"I will go peaceably and firmly to the Catholic Church: for if Faith is so important to our salvation, I will seek it where true Faith first began, seek it among those who received it from God Himself."
- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
You have to trust God
"Although the life of a person is in a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God."
- Pope Francis
With sadness we say farewell to Fr. Ariel who is being transferred to St. Peter Parish in Geneva, IL. There will be a reception for him on Sunday, June 19th, following the 11:30AM Mass in Donovan Hall.
Please join Deacon Sean Grismer, who will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, June 4th, as he celebrates his First Mass of Thanksgiving here at Holy Cross on Sunday, June 5th at 2:00PM. A reception will follow in Donovan Hall.