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Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada

 

PARISH NEWS DURING THIS TIME

November 7, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters: May the peace of the Holy Family be with you.

This is a challenging time for all of us including our church and school, and our hearts go out to everyone affected by the outbreak of COVID-19.  Our priority is the safety of our parishioners and our community.  We are working to help everyone stay safe while continuing to serve you.  The office has continued to serve you on a shortened work schedule with the rectory open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Fr. John Plans, Deacon Ernest Salazar and I along with our church ministries continue to plan for the future of the Parish and are striving to comply with the guidance and regulations from the Archdiocese, government and public health authorities. Each of us never lose sight of why we are here and how we must continue to provide for the needs of our parish community. Mass is being streamed live via Facebook. Faith Formation, Baptisms, Quinceaneras, Weddings, Confessions, Funerals and Annointing of the Sick are being administered with precautions in place.

I have included in this letter a year-end report through Fiscal Year 2020 which includes a comparison of FY 2019. Our challenges include a decline in our collection attributed to the lack of mass service because of COVID 19. The report reflects a $53,000 difference in the collection revenue. We have experienced an increase of parishioners registered for On-line Giving.  Please visit  our parish website at hcccsantacruz.org to see  how  your  continued contributions can be made from the privacy of your home. We greatly appreciate your continued support for our church.

Our annual fiesta was not held this year which accounted for a decrease in fund raising revenue of $36,000. We delayed our raffle for August 16th and winners were announced on our website.

Our annual Gala was cancelled during this challenging time. Annual Catholic Appeal has again been affected with a current shortfall of 18,400.

Our annual Christmas raffle is currently set for December 2020 but may be postponed due to ticket sales. Tickets can be picked up in the rectory. If necessary, we will postpone this to the spring. We  hope  this  will  not  be  the  case  and  hope that  all  families can sell a book of tickets or buy a book of tickets so we can have a successful Christmas raffle.

Holy Cross Catholic School continues to serve our community and has been enrolling students for the 2020-2021 school year. The school has implemented several safety procedures and has had live instruction along with video classes since August. The school will have its annual fundraiser which  will  only  include  a  cash  raffle  on  December  4, 2020  in  Marian  Hall.  Tickets are  now  on  sale  for  $10  and  are  available at the school or rectory with a grand prize of $5,000. We continue to invite you to consider adopting one of our children. Out of confidentiality and respect, their name has been replaced by a saint’s name. See our website for that list.

Our Parish is looking to the future. We continue to pray for our parishioners and our community during this time and work for the good of our parish family. We also ask for your continued prayers especially during this time of uncertainty and for the intervention of the Holy Family.

Sincerely yours in Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,

   Fr. Javier Gutierrez,

Pastor

 

                             FISCAL YEARS 2019, 2020

                                          HOLY CROSS CHURCH FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE PERIODS OF 07/01/2018 THROUGH 06/30/2019 AND          07/01/2019 THROUGH 06/30/2020

 

                                     HOLY CROSS CHURCH

INCOME

 

2019

2020

COLLECTIONS

 

$                   626,982

$               573,401

DONATIONS

 

$                    18,912

$                 21,825

BUILDING FUND

 

$                    35,532

$                 32,946

CEMETERY

 

$                      4,920

$                  6,405

OTHER INCOME

 

$                        978

$                  9,113

SANTA CRUZ FIESTA

 

$                    43,820

$                  7,445

GALA

 

$                    56,579

$                48,001

RAFFLES

 

$                     6,207

$                  6,862

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

 

$                     3,300

$                  2,210

SACRAMENTAL EDUCATION

 

$                     5,195

$                  4,490

ADULT EDUCATION

 

$                     1,335

$                    850

YOUTH FEES

 

$                     6,901

$                    835

HISTORICAL BOOKS

 

$                     1,519

$                    458

 

TOTAL

$                  812,180

$              714,841

EXPENSES

 

2019

      2020

CLERGY SALARIES

 

$                    31,764

$                 35,604

ADMINSTRATIVE SALARIES

 

$                  200,116

$               194,035

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SALARIES

 

$                    13,280

$                12,592

ALTAR WORSHIP SUPPLES

 

$                    16,944

$                 13,270

CLERGY COSTS

 

$                    47,843

$                 41,868

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COSTS

 

$                     3,805

$                  4,025

SACRAMENTAL COSTS

 

$                     7,121

$                  1,350

ADULT EDUCATION COSTS

 

$                     2,469

$                    382

YOUTH PROGRAMS

 

$                     3,233

$                    395

SEMINARY SUPPORT

 

$                    13,200

$                13,200

ADMINSTRATIVE COSTS

 

$                    20,477

$                21,993

UTILITIES

 

$                    57,012

$                54,937

MAINTENANCE COSTS

 

$                    29,705

$                37,066

HOME AND OTHER SCHOOL SUBSIDY

 

$                    35,000

$                33,000

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

$                    18,000

$                18,000

FUND RAISING EXPENSES

 

$                    26,574

$                11,278

DONATIONS TO POOR

 

$                    20,800

$                18,100

PROPERTY INSURANCE

 

$                    16,171

$                17,999

COLLECTION ENVELOPES

 

$                    15,616

$                20,232

WORKER COMPENSATION

 

$                      3,546

$                 3,155

ACA SHORTFALL

 

$                    20,037

$                17,272

REPAIRS AND MAINTENCE BUILDING

 

$                    46,808

$                68,090

CHANCERY ASSESSMENT

 

 $                    80,524

 $               80,333

 

TOTAL

$                   730,045

$              718,176

 

October 23, 2020 Letter from Fr. Javier

 

August 21, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

May the peace of Jesus Christ be with you and your families. On behalf of Fr. John Plans, Deacon Ernest Salazar, and staff, we assure you that we are keeping you in our prayers.  You are loved and greatly missed.  We encourage you to be safe and if needed, stay at home. 

Temporary office hours during this time are 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, provided you wear a mask. At the entrance of the church and in the office, you will find a table with missalettes, the People of God magazine, choir books and a pamphlet for online giving. Please take these items for your personal use. 

On this page is vital information to assist you as we walk this journey together. May God bless you and protect you as we give thanks for the many blessings we have received.

Sincerely yours in Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,

Fr. Javier Gutierrez, S.F., Pastor

 

Mass Schedule

Masses in Capillas are temporarily postponed at this time.  All masses will be celebrated in the Church of Santa Cruz.

Monday – Thursday:  7:00 AM and 6:00 PM

Friday:  7:00 AM

First Friday:  6:00 PM

First Saturday:  7:00 AM

Saturday:  5:30 PM

Sunday:  7:00 AM, 8:30 AM (Spanish), 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 7:00 PM

 

Returning to Mass Guidelines:  (click here)

Attendance capacity of 25% is still in effect per Archbishop. (click here)

 

Live Streaming

Facebook:  Santa Cruz Parish Espanola (click here)

Sunday:  8:30 AM, Spanish

Sunday:  10:30 AM, English

The above masses will be downloaded to YouTube to be viewed the same day at a later time.  Please subscribe to our YouTube page in order to view live in the future.

YouTube:  Santa Cruz Parish Espanola (click here)

  

96.7 FM St. Joseph Manyanet Catholic Radio (click here)

Sunday Radio Mass Times:

3:00 PM Spanish Mass from Holy Cross Church

5:00 PM English Mass from Holy Family Parish

 

Confessions

By appointment. Call the office during working hours to schedule. (505) 753-3345

 

Online Giving

If you are interested in joining others that have requested automatic online giving, (click here)

Also, Thank Youto all those who continue to support the parish financially.  Envelopes can be brought in during mass, dropped off at the office during working hours, placed in the drop box outside of the parish office at any time or mailed directly to the parish to the following address:  

Holy Cross Catholic Church

P.O. Box 1228

Santa Cruz, New Mexico  87567

 

 

 

Our Mission:  Guided by the Holy Spirit and the word made flesh, and centered in the Eucharist, fount of holiness, we, the community of Santa Cruz de la Cañada, build families rooted in the values of the Holy Family of Nazareth to bear fruit for the Kingdom of God.

Served by Sons of the Holy Family Priests

 

 

Important

Notice of Deadline for Filing Sexual Abuse Proof of Claim

If you need to make a claim arising from sexual abuse,
please read this Notice of Deadline and Proof of Claim Form .
If you have questions regarding these forms,
please contact the Vicar General’s Office at 505-831-8158.

 

 

 

 


 
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.  I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul.  Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you.  Amen. (click here to print)

 

Faith Formation Announcements

Grades 1-8:  Registration for Faith Formation (aka CCD) is now being taken by appointment.  Call or text Ms. Janice @ 505-470-5906 to schedule your appointment.  Last day to register will be September 20, 2020. 

Grades 9-12:  Registration for Confirmation Program is now being accepted at the parish office.  Click here for forms.

Orientation will be in September at 5:00pm.  More information will be provided via email address listed on the registration form.

 

Fiesta de la Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada Raffle Winners!

$5,000 - Theresa Lopez               $2,500 - Espanola Point              $1,000 - Tammy Romero               $500 - Estevan Trujillo                  $500 - John Hayes (donated back)     $100 - Ronnie Huerta                    $100 - Patricia Alvarado (donated back)     $50 - Mel Martinez                          $50 - Peggy M. Suazo-Romero       $50 - Nayeli Canales

Thank you to all who supported our parish raffle. God bless you.    

 

Holy Cross Catholic Church

Annual Catholic Appeal Report

Historical Book

Lectio Divina

St. Joseph Manyanet Catholic Radio

Vocations to Religious Life

Gala for September has been postponed till next year.

Get ready for our Christmas Raffle in December.

 

Holy Cross Catholic School (click here)

Adopt a Saint

 

Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Abuse Awareness Training (English)

Abuse Awareness Training (Spanish)

Mi Casa es su Casa

People of God Magazine

PMD Express

 



 

 

 

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