Sunday, February 25th, 2024.

The Transfiguration of Christ, tempera on wood panel by Duccio, 1308–11; in the National Gallery, London. This painting, like others of a group portraying the temptation and miracles in the life of Christ, is located on the reverse side of the Maestà's predella. © Image


Second Sunday in Lent

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

Clergy Message









ホセ・ルイス +


Good morning and welcome,

This Sunday, we have two Gospel stories. One is about Jesus transforming on a mountain, discussed two weeks ago. The second is about Jesus predicting tough times, urging us to focus less on worldly things and warning that those ashamed of him will face consequences. It teaches us about fully committing to following Jesus.

These Markan stories show Jesus faced challenges but had something extraordinary about him. They teach us that following Jesus can be challenging but worth it, with positive outcomes even in difficult times.

Recently, I've discussed Kintsugi, turning broken pieces into beauty, and Sakura, a metaphor for change. Transformation means becoming happier and the best version of ourselves.

As a counsellor, I've seen how discussing problems helps make positive changes. Transformation is about becoming better.

In the sacrament of confession, we admit mistakes and receive forgiveness for a fresh start. It aids our transformation journey, especially during Lent—a perfect time to talk to a priest.

Just as Jesus guides us to positive change, Holy Cross is more and more becoming a place where everyone thrives.

With love and blessings,

José Luis +

Schedule at Holy Cross

This Week

Sunday, February 25th, 2024 (Second Sunday in Lent)

Sunday Worship at10:30 AM

Tuesday, February 27th, 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


Saturday, February 24th, 2024 (and every last Saturday of the month)

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

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

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

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Readings for Sunday, February 25th, 2024. Click here.

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