We, the Parish Community of St. Helen of the Cross Roman Catholic Church, empowered by the Holy Spirit and our love for one another as Jesus loves us, are called to serve all the people of God in our community through our corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
We, as a worshiping parish community, will continue to expand the works of Jesus' saving grace through respect, outreach, evangelization, teaching, ministering to the sick and the poor, and serving the least and most vulnerable among us, as Jesus taught us.
A few months ago, our parish of St. Helen of the Cross Roman Catholic Church sent in a grant to the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson to petition them to assist us in replacing our very old and aging technology here within our parish office.
The parish telephone system itself was from the 1960’s and our current desktops, which the secretaries currently use tend to crash, are too slow, and do not have the necessary memory capacity for the use of their purposes.
I am very happy to report that we have been awarded our grant in the amount of $8000.00 to do the necessary replacements and upgrades to our technology here at the office.
I would like to extend our warmest heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Tucson, especially to Mr. Eddie Nedder, Executive Director, but most especially to Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, for their support and consideration to us and our cause.
This of course was all made possible by all the generous contributions made by all who participate in the Annual Catholic Appeal each year. To all our generous parishioners who have participated in the Annual Catholic Appeal, your gifts have tangible returns which we can see right here at St. Helen of the Cross Roman Catholic Church.
Join us! For only the fourth time in Church history, the Pope has declared an Extraordinary Jubilee Year. And the focus? Mercy. Learn to give and receive forgiveness, to forgive others, to forgive yourself. We invite you to join us as we participate in a parish wide program, Doors of Mercy. This is not a bible study, there is no written homework, just eight simple sessions that will allow you to experience God’s hope, healing and loving mercy in this once-in-a-lifetime program. Even if you’ve never participated before, please, we invite each and every one of you to join us – you’ll be so glad you did.
The first session begins on May 12 at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall
Register after masses in the vestibule or in the Office
Mary Abilez, Jorge Alba, Eddie Albert, Alfredo Aleman, Whitney Anderson, Hector Andujo, Roberto Araiza, Frank Arredondo, Daniel Baeza, Jr., Krissy Baker, Tina Barrett, Frankie Beltrán, José Ángel Beltrán, María Beltrán, Manny C. Bojorquez, Maria Calderón, Richard Calderón, Alicia Olga Cevedia, Francisco Cevedia Jr., Francisco Cevedia Sr., Robert Cevedia, SSGT. Steven Clarke Donald Clutterham, Elena Coronado, Frank Cruz, Carolina Davis, Evelyn Davis, Lupe Delsi, Lucy Domínguez, Fernando Ruiz, Sr., Roberta Estes, Evan, Charity Eveland, Tommy Finucane, Dominic Flores, Sylvia Fuentes, Adela Galaviz, Justin Gall, Manuel García, Peria García, Becky Gómez, Soila Gomez, María Guadalupe Gonzales, Trinidad Gonzales, Elvira Granado, John & Tracey Gumina, Giovanni Gumina, Taylor Gumina, Luis Gutiérrez, Del & Kay Jacobs, Philip & Betty Hart, Harley Herrera, María Isabel Ibarra, Ben Jackson, Dwayne Jackson, (D-J), Kelly Leivas, Victor Lerma, Yolanda Lerma, Ashley Lock, Arnoldo López, Blanca López, Christopher López, Clara López, Delia López, Dolores López, Kyrie López, Tomas López, Ana Lucas, Armani Lucio, Jimmy Madrid, Jose Mariano, Ellen Martínez, Jordan Martinez, María Martínez, Sally Martínez, Ken McBride, Francis McBride, Nelly Medrano, Elizabeth Michaels, Sylvia Marrufo-Briggs, Gabby Montijo, José Luis Montijo, Hector Montijo, Sr., Hortencia C. Montoya, Fernando Moreno, Sr., Fernando Moreno, Jr., María Mosier, Ray Mosier, Joey Murrieta, Sr., Amanda Nabor, Rosemary Nabor, Pablo Nieto, Diego Norrid, Rachell Ochoa, Paul Olvera, Michelle Orquidez, Beatriz Parra, María Perales, Irma Pennington, Cynthia Pensa, Henry Perales, Macario Pérez, Theresa Peterson, Alejandro Procela, Ernie Ramírez, Michael Reyes, Teresa Reyes, DJ Rivers, Christian Robinson,Chris Robles, María Rodríguez, Sonia Marie Rodríguez, Jesús Rojas, Patrick Rojas, Priscilla Ruiz, Gilbert Sánchez, Jacob Saucedo, Rosemari C. Segaria, Mary-Ann H. Segaria, Martha Sejkora, Tony Serda, Rosie Silvas, Leticia Sherwood, Juanita Soto, Francisco Tapia, Leo & Judy Tipman, Lala Treviño, Lupita Treviño, Ethel Turner, Bertha Valenciano, James Valentine, Iden Valenzuela, Arminda Vidal Valdez, Josie Vidal, Lupe L. Vidal, Jr., Queta L. Vidal, Ricardo Y. Vidal, Terry Wise, MAJ Jeff Wright, SGT Kevin Wright, Josie Ysaguirre, Orlando Ysaguirre, Gilbert Zamorano, Sr., Conrad Zapata, Jr., Phoenica Zapata
Readings for the Week of March 6, 2016 Sunday: Jos 5:9a, 10-12/Ps 34:2-7/2 Cor 5:17-21/Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 Monday: Is 65:17-21/Ps 30:2, 4-6, 11-13/Jn 4:43-54 Tuesday: Ez 47:1-9, 12/Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9/Jn 5:1-16 Wednesday: Is 49:8-15/Ps 145:8-9, 13-14, 17-18/Jn 5:17-30 Thursday: Ex 32:7-14/Ps 106:19-23/Jn 5:31-47 Friday: Wis 2:1a, 12-22/Ps 34:17-21, 23/Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 Saturday: Jer 11:18-20/Ps 7:2-3, 9-12/Jn 7:40-53 Next Sunday: Is 43:16-21/Ps 126:1-6/Phil 3:8-14/Jn 8:1-11
Observances for the Week of March 6, 2016 Sunday: 4th Sunday of Lent Monday: Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs Tuesday: John of God, Religious Wednesday: Frances of Rome, Religious Thursday: Friday: Day of Abstinence Saturday: Next Sunday: 5th Sunday of Lent
Our Knights of Columbus Council here at St. Helen of the Cross will be promoting the devotion to the Blessed Mother by praying the Rosary before all the Masses when there is a fifth Sunday in the month. All Knights are especially encouraged to attend and wear their council shirt if they have one.
St. Helen Knights of Columbus Council #13841 meets every third Tuesday of the month.