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
Holy Cross Religious Education serves youth from preschool age 4 through grade 8 and their families. If you are interested in registering your child(ren) in our religious education program, please click the link below, print the registration form and submit the completed form at our parish office. If you cannot open the link, you can pick up a registration form at the parish office or in the narthex of the church building.
For more information, please see the link below entitled NEWSLETTER.
Please note that families registering in our religious education program should also be registered in the parish.
Important information re: sacraments: Baptism is the first sacrament we receive as Catholics.Children in second grade celebrate First Reconciliation and Holy Communion. Youth in eighth grade receive Confirmation. If you have a child who has not received Baptism, Reconciliation, Communion, or Confirmation and is beyond the grade level indicated for reception of any of these sacraments, please note the following: You must register with our parish and complete a religious education registration form. If your child is not baptized, you are to submit a BIRTH CERTIFICATE for him/her. Your child will be placed in their current grade for religious education and minimally 2 years of religious education is required for reception of First Holy Communion and for Confirmation. Baptism will be administered at the Pastor’s discretion.