"Jesus said to His disciples, "Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me."

(Matthew 16:24)

Office Hours

School year office hours:

  • 8:30AM-3:30PM

School Phone:

  • 630-593-5290
  • 630-593-5289 (fax)

Parish Office Hours:

  • 8:30AM-4:30PM
  • (Closed Noon-1PM for lunch)

Parish Phone:

  • 630-879-4750

Mission Statement

Holy Cross Catholic School is a Christ-centered Parish ministry dedicated to providing an extraordinary Catholic faith foundation with standards of academic excellence in a loving, hospitable environment.

Related Parish News

ADORATION CHAPEL:  Please consider praying just an hour each week with Our Lord in our parish Adoration Chapel.  Christ is waiting there to provide you peace, help in daily life and companionship.  Contact Pat Roatch in our parish office at 630-879-4750 x 110 for more information or to be placed on our sub list.    

KIDS CURE CANCER T-SHIRTS order form here.

TOTUS TUUS ITEMS order form here. 



Please click here  to see the culmination of our October prayer and balloon launch in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary.


Monsignor Brodeski and our Crusaders (click here) enjoy an impromptu sing-a-long!  "Bless the Lord, O my soul" for our wonderful Pastor and priests! 






 CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS: Have you considered volunteering for our Home and School Association?  Many fun events and new friendships are ahead for us all in this school year!  Just click this link to find out how you can get involved!


Thanks to our Home and School Association Officers and Committee members for your fine help!

President: Nikki Hoolehan

Vice President: Tracy Fischer

Treasurer: Tracy Lee

Secretary: Lynn Boerman

Dear Families,


This is a path in keeping with our Totus Tuus theme ("Totally yours") to help all of us grow closer to Jesus, through Consecration to Mary.

It's called L.O.V.E.

Learn – Especially about our Blessed Mother this year and about our faith.  But also about all academic subjects and how God is a part of all we learn.  Bringing our faith into all subjects is ideal!

Oratio – Latin for “prayer” - especially morning Mass, adoration each week, households, before class, before/after sports and other extracurricular and throughout the day in our hearts.

Virtue – Especially learning and practicing the virtues of the month.

Enjoy – God wants us to love life and love everything we do.  Enjoy each other, make new friends, enjoy school, enjoy home life...we should truly try and enjoy all things which includes having fun throughout the year! 


God bless,

Msgr. Aaron


Please click here to share in a recent time of Second Grade Adoration


On the Miraculous Medal November 4, 2013

Who Says Praying Can't Also Be Fun?  October 16, 2013

Pastor's Update October 14, 2013

The Cross of Christ in the Life of My Sister Ann

Meet my lovely family and more

A video given to me by St. Mary Parish, Woodstock last week

Kindergarten Adoration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko7R_jfmC0A

8th Grade trip to D.C.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-Zo3RMy2mE

Visit of Bishop Malloy


Dear school families,

Our school was blessed today (May 7th) with a visit of Bishop Malloy.  He celebrated Mass with all the 8th grade classes of the Aurora Deanery and then stopped by to visit and bless the kids in the lunch room, the playground and several of the classrooms.  The  1st graders were excited to show him their newly hatched baby chickens and the 2nd graders were excited because he came to bless their 1st Communion articles.  I didn't think to take a picture of him with the kids on the playground (I wish I would have because it was quite cute), but I did take some pictures of him with the 1st and 2nd grade.  God bless, Msgr.



Holy Cross Crusaders 2012-2013

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Events This Week


Monday-Friday, Apr 21-25: Spring Break


Upcoming Calendar Highlights

Please refer back to this calendar often as there may be updates throughout the year


Monday-Friday, Apr 21-25: Spring Break

Monday, Apr 28: Classes resume

Thursday, May 1: Overnight Retreat at Bishop Lane for 8th Grade

Friday, May 2: Overnight Retreat concludes for 8th Grade

Saturday, May 3: First Holy Communion

Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-9

Monday, May 5: May Crowning at 8AM All-School Mass

Wednesday, May 14: Volunteer Appreciation Mass/Reception

Monday, May 19: Class Trip 8th Grade

Wednesday, May 21: Preschool 4 Yr Old Graduation during class times

Thursday, May 22: 8th Grade Graduation Mass 6PM

Friday, May 23: Preschool End of Year Picnic;

Monday, May 26: NO SCHOOL Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 27: Field Day

Wednesday, May 28: 8AM Honors Mass

Thursday, May 29: Used Uniform Sale

Friday, May 30: Last Day of School; Dismissal 1PM

Monday-Wednesday, June 2-4: Emergency Snow Days




Virtue Spotlight

Each month, our school community features a different Virtue

that is spotlighted in our school and among our behaviors that continually bring joy to our Lord! 


August/Sept.:  Self-Discipline

October: Work

November: Perseverance

 December: Faith/Trust

 January: Compassion

 February:  Friendship

 March: Courage

 April: Loyalty

 May: Responsibility 

Community Outreach

School Advisory Commission

Our School Advisory Commission meets regularly to provide Monsignor Brodeski and Mrs. Weis their valuable assistance.

SAC 2013-2014 Members:

Gael Hanauer

Deacon Larry Motyka

Mike Puttin 

Kevin Beirne

David Bruno

Linda Cattero

Nikki Hoolehan (HSA President)

Tammy Studebaker


Our School Advisory Commission may be reached through the school and parish's Voice Mail system or by e-mail.  Please dial 630-879-4750 x363 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   For more information, the SAC By-Laws are attached here.

Household Spotlight

Knights of God Household Covenant


We, the Knights of God, promise to be kind to each other, be good examples at home and at school, and be the hands and feet of Jesus.  We will do these things by using only kind words and actions, treating others the way we want to be treated, pausing to think before we act, and asking if Jesus would be pleased by what we are doing.

We pledge to participate in Mass, receive the Sacraments regularly, and share our faith with others.

We pledge to do our best to keep this covenant as the household of the Knights of God.


Fourth Grade, 2012-2013

Staff Rosary

  • Tuesdays, 7AM

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At the school entrance each morning at 7:35AM, we also pray a decade of the Rosary as students arrive for a new day. Come join us as we entrust our community's prayer intentions to the loving, immaculate heart of Our Blessed Mother.

Special Community Prayer Intention: 

Novena Prayer

O gentle, loving God, You chose Saint Joseph to watch over the Divine Child and our Blessed Mother, knowing that his care would be loving and sure, constant and wise.  We seek his care and protection, entrusting our spiritual and temporal needs to his fatherly intercession.

 INTENTION for HCCS needs:  Guide us as we place our parish spacing needs into your hands!

Saint Joseph, strengthen our faith, renew our hope and keep us steadfast in God’s love.  Surround us with His unseen light, and we will walk in your footsteps with trusting hearts that are ready to accept God’s Will and carry it out with courage and trusting confidence.  Amen.

cornerstone"The path we have walked (in building and opening Holy Cross Catholic School)...has been in the footprints of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Supreme Architect whose plan we have followed. All that we have tried to do has been for Him. There is a joy in this new ministry for our parish and the exciting work we have been able to accomplish under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

On behalf of the administration, faculty, parents and students, I wish to express gratitude and praise to God for all the good work that He has begun and prayerful hope for all that we have yet to accomplish...From daily Mass, confessions, adoration, prayer, classes, sports, friendships, challenges and joyful expectation for all that is to come, Holy Cross School is a place of love diffusing far and wide the goodness of Christ. Only in openness to the Holy Spirit can we continue to grow in body, mind and soul and give glory to Christ by becoming all that He calls us to be in His Holy Name.


Yours in Jesus through Mary,


Msgr. Daniel J. Deutsch    August, 2008