"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.

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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. 

UNIFORMS:   Our uniforms are supplied by Dennis Uniform and Lands End.  

Our school identification codes are as follows: 

at dennisuniform.com: GHCSL.  

at landsend.com/school: 900138389

Dress Code

Uniform Guidelines for Holy Cross Catholic School
2013/2014 School Year
Students K – 8 will be required to be in uniform every day to attend classes. Preschool students are not required to wear a uniform.
All jumpers, skirts, blouses, polo shirts, pants, vests, sweaters and PE uniforms must be purchased through our uniform
providers. Our primary provider is Dennis Uniform and our secondary provider is Lands End. Please note the provider listed.
GIRLS Grades K – 3
Plaid jumpers (below or at the knee); Dennis Uniform
White Peter Pan Knit top, long or short sleeve;
(Lands End carries both the long and short sleeve and Dennis Uniform carries only the short sleeve)
Navy cardigan sweaters; Dennis Uniform
Grades 4 – 8
Plaid skirts (below or at the knee); Dennis Uniform
White oxford long or short sleeve blouse; Dennis Uniform
Navy cardigan sweaters; Dennis Uniform
Navy v-neck pullover sweater; Dennis Uniform
Navy pull over sweater vest; Dennis Uniform
Two-button navy vest; Dennis Uniform
Grades K – 8
White over the ankle socks, knee socks, or tights (Socks do not have to be purchased through uniform providers)
Plain black leather shoes with non-scuff soles, not more than 1” heel. (Shoes do not have to be purchased through
uniform provider)
One Religious necklace and scapular may be worn with no limit of medals
One Religious bracelet may be worn
One pair of simple non-dangling earrings may be worn on lower earlobe only
No makeup may be worn or colored nail polish including French nails
May wear pants under jumper or skirt for recess, and going to and from school
May wear navy blue leggings under their jumper or skirt; must be purchased through Dennis Uniform
BOYS Grades K – 8
Khaki pants (boys pants must not be worn any higher than their ankle); Dennis Uniform or Lands End
Navy long or short sleeve polo (mesh weave); Dennis Uniform or Lands End
Navy v-neck pullover sweater; Dennis Uniform
Khaki (tan) or black socks; Socks do not have to be purchased through uniform providers.
Belts should be solid black, khaki or navy; Belts do not have to be purchased through uniform providers
Black leather loafer or tie style shoes with non-scuff soles; Shoes do not have to be purchased through providers
One Religious chain and scapular may be worn with no limit of medals
Hair must be above the eyebrows and ears; Hair may not extend below the top of the collar
Must be clean shaven when it becomes necessary
No earrings may be worn
Grades 3 – 8 (Grades K – 2 will NOT require a PE uniform)
Gym Wear T-shirt in heather grey with Holy Cross Logo; Dennis Uniform
Gym Wear Mesh short in navy with Holy Cross Logo; Dennis Uniform
Blouses and polo shirts must be tucked in at all times
Hair must be clean, neat, conservative and free of dye, bleach or highlights
No head coverings, hats, kerchiefs, headbands with hanging ribbons or distractions deemed by Principal
No shaved heads
Must bring a gym bag with PE uniform and white tennis shoes for PE Class
A watch may be worn
No perfume or cologne can be worn
No tattoos or temporary tattoos permitted
Dress Up/Dress Down Days ~ Students are expected to represent themselves in appropriate dress with modesty at all times.
Please refer to your Holy Cross Family Handbook for full guidelines and policies.

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Events This Week

 Sun., April 6-Wed., Apr 9: Parish Mission, Fr. Dave Pivonka 7PM with confessions each night

Tues., April 8- Thurs., April 10:  Book Fair in the Library

Thurs., April 10:  Preschool Picture Day and Explorer Day at Marmion and Rosary for 7th Grade

Thursday, April 10- Sat., April 12:  Bulldogs (in Batavia)  Restaurant Fundraiser

Fri., April 11:  Career Day in Junior High and Living Stations

Sun., Apr 13: Palm Sunday

Upcoming Calendar Highlights

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


Thursday, Apr 17: Holy Thursday (no morning Mass) Late arrival 8:30AM; Early Dismissal 11:40AM;  Teacher In-service meeting; Mass of the Lord's Supper

Friday, Apr 18: NO SCHOOL Good Friday

Saturday, Apr 19: Holy Saturday Blessing of Easter Baskets; Easter Vigil Mass

Sunday, Apr 20: Easter

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