Act of Spiritual Communion

All are encouraged to make an Act of Spiritual Communion using the following prayer:

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.


Letters from the Pastor

Holy Cross Online

Check your Flocknotes or email for the private video links.

After Easter Sunday…

Tuesdays from 10:00am-11:00am (Starting on April 14)
Six-part Video Series featuring priests from the Archdiocese of Washington "The Source" There will be a live discussion with other parishioners after each video.

Wednesdays from 10:00am-11:00am (Starting on April 15)
Join us for a Prayer Meeting with short spiritual readings for reflection. There will be an opportunity to share prayer intentions.

Thursdays from 7:00pm-8:00pm (Starting on April 23)
Join Deacon Rob Stout as he shares excerpts from the Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales and opens the session for reflection and discussion.

Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 12:30 pm (Starting on April 18)
The Lord's Day with Fr. Robert Buchmeier
Join fellow parishioners as Fr. Robert reflects on the Sunday Gospel.

Celebrating Mass & additional information

Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm
Weekdays: 6:45am and 8:30am

Eucharistic Adoration

The Adoration Chapel in Quinn Hall is
open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday: 9:00am - 10:00am or by appointment

Holy Cross is a Catholic parish located in Garrett Park, Maryland. We were founded in 1961 on land donated by the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Our parish offers opportunities to deepen one's faith through the sacramental life of the Catholic Church, provides continued faith formation and sacramental preparation for children and adults, and has a proud tradition of service through ministries to the poor and the sick. All are welcome.

Daily Word of God


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