Sunday, April 7th, 2024

Second Sunday of Easter


A bonsai tree, cultivated with patience and skill, mirrors our relationship with Jesus. He shapes our lives, pruning away what's unnecessary and leading us to spiritual growth. Though challenging, it requires us to trust his plan.


Second Sunday of Easter:

Sunday, April 7th at 10:30 AM. Sunday Worship. Stay after the service for fellowship and treats.

Clergy Message








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Good morning and welcome!

The figure of Thomas, the apostle of doubt, sometimes distracts us from the true focus of this gospel and all the gospels of these Sundays: the Risen One. Instead of dwelling on Thomas, we should use this time to lift our eyes and see the resurrected Jesus, allowing his presence and words to touch our hearts.

Today, Jesus offers the frightened disciples a message of peace, which is much needed in times of turmoil. This peace stems from the powerful presence of God. With Jesus' resurrection, a new era has begun, and the Kingdom is already present. Therefore, there's no need for fear; God's peace is with us.

However, Jesus doesn't intend for us to keep this peace to ourselves. He urges us to go out, preach, and testify to what we have experienced. We are sent forth with the same mission as Jesus himself. This mission knows no boundaries and is for all people.

During these Easter Sundays, let's refocus on Jesus. Let's allow his gaze to meet ours and feel empowered to be his witnesses. As Christians, we are called to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth, reaching out to our brothers and sisters, near and far, with the same love and compassion Jesus has shown us.

Faith isn't meant to leave us unchanged. It transforms us, urging us to step out of our comfort zones and share our experiences with others. Through faith, we recognize each other as brothers and sisters, united in the hope that Jesus brings for humanity.

With love and blessings,

José Luis +

Schedule at Holy Cross

Important Dates:

Stations of the Resurrection. Monday, April 8th, 2024 at 6.30 PM.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024. Japanese Bible Study at 4.30 PM via Zoom.

Join by Zoom app or by phone at 778-907-2071.

..........Zoom Meeting ID: 875 7190 0570 ..........No passcode required

Parish Council Meeting. Sunday, April 14th at 9.30 AM.

Holy Rosary. Join Fr José Luis in praying the Holy Rosary via Zoom on the last Saturday of the month at 10:30 am.

Join by Zoom app or by phone at 778-907-2071.

..........Zoom Meeting ID: 969 0827 4159 ..........No passcode required


Please talk to Fr. José Luis if you want to be received, confirmed, or reaffirmed. The ceremony will be held at the Cathedral on Saturday, April 27th.

You can use this link if you would like to register for the Confirmation Preparation Day on Saturday, April 13th.

We will have an informal conversation in person, at Holy Cross, or via Zoom on Monday, April 8th, at 5.15 PM.

Please click here to read these texts.

Confirmation Conversation at 5.30 PM via Zoom.

Join by Zoom app or by phone at 778-907-2071.

..........Zoom Meeting ID: 875 7190 0570 ..........No passcode required

The Sunday services are available on our YouTube channel!

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Sunday Readings. Click here.

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