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  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil
4:00pmHoly Cross
5:30pmBlessed Sacrament

Sunday
8:00amHoly Cross
9:30amBlessed Sacrament
11:00amHoly Cross

Daily Mass
Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:00amHoly Cross
Tues,Thurs: 7:30amBlessed Sacrament

Reconciliation

Saturdays
Holy Cross
3:00pm to 3:45pm

Blessed Sacrament
3:15pm to 3:45pm

Outreach Services

ServicePhone
AA Helpline1-800-640-7545
Al-Anon1-800-339-9006
Birthright of Scranton570-961-1133
National Hotline For Abortion Recovery1-866-482+5433
Rachel’s Vineyard Post Abortive Healing1-877-467-3463
PA 24 Hour Child Abuse Hot Line1-800-932-0313

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A TIME OF REMEMBERING

As the liturgical year moves to its close and the earth gives up its bounty for us to harvest, the Church holds the month of November in dedication and remembrance of our beloved faithful departed, and honor with great respect, love and gratitude the memory of the dead. We believe that the ties of friendship and affection, which knit us as one throughout our lives, do not unravel with death.

ALL SAINTS DAY

We remember those who have lived lives of heroic virtue, the Saints in glory on November 1. All Saints Day is a Holy Day of Obligation, so signified is this day in the prayer of the church. The Saints provide us with an example to follow and through their intercession, we are blessed.

Our Mass Schedule for All Saints Day

Vigil Mass: Thursday, October 31, 5:30 PM at Blessed Sacrament, Throop (children are more than welcome to attend in their Halloween costumes).

Holy Day Masses: Friday, November 1, 7:30 AM at Blessed Sacrament, Throop; 8:00 AM at Holy Cross, Olyphant and 7:00 PM at Holy Cross, Olyphant.

ALL SOULS DAY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed We pray for ALL those who have died – our loved ones and also those we have never met or known – that, through the mercy of God, will rest in peace.

Saturday, November 2, 7:30 AM Blessed Sacrament and 9:00 AM at Holy Cross

MASS INTENTIONS

We remember members of our Parishes who have died (October 2018 – October 2019) in this past year.

Masses of Remembrance:

Saturday, November 2, Holy Cross at 4:00 PM Mass

Saturday, November 9, Blessed Sacrament, 5:30 PM Mass

Following the Masses of Remembrance, all are invited to share memories, conversation, friendship and light refreshments in our parish halls.

All parishioners are invited to attend these Masses and support those who have lost a family member this year.

ALL SOULS DAY PRAYER

Merciful father,

On this day, we are called to remember those who have died, and to pray for their joyful reunion with You, their loving Creator.

As your Son taught us to call the stranger ”neighbor”, our fallen are many –

Names we will never know,

Voices we have never heard,

Yet brothers and sisters all.

You raised your Son from the dead

That all may share in His joyful Resurrection.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.

May perpetual light shine upon them.

THE SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE OF HOLY CROSS AND BLESSED SACRAMENT PARISHES

will sponsor a discussion on Death and Grief on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 6:30 PM in Kelley Hall at Holy Cross Parish. Monsignor Michael Delaney, along with Mike Glinsky, Funeral Director and Vince Maletta, Funeral Director from the Michael P. Glinsky Funeral Home in Olyphant will be the discussion leaders and will be available to answer questions. Refreshments will follow.