"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. 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLY CROSS

CRUSADER UPDATE

(March 4, 2011)

Holy Cross Catholic School is a Christ centered parish ministry dedicated to providing an extraordinary Catholic faith foundation with standards of academic excellence.

SCHOOL WEBSITE

www.holycross-batavia.org/hccs/

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Saturday, March 5

Dress Rehearsal for Talent Show 12-3PM

Marmion Math competition

 

Sunday, March 6

God-given Talent Show 3PM in the Gym

 

Wednesday, March 9

Ash Wednesday

NO FUN LUNCH

IMSA Math Competition

 

Friday, March 11

Stations of the Cross 2:30PM

 

Saturday, March 12

Confirmation Retreat for 8th Graders

Irish Fest after the 4:15PM Mass

 

Sunday, March 13

AM/FM Concert in Church 7-8:30PM

(Acoustic Ministries for Mary)

 

In this communication:

Message from Principal Weis

Announcements

Reminders

Attachments

Message from Principal Weis

Dear Family,

     I can’t not miss the opportunity to rave about the outstanding talk given by Monsignor this past Monday regarding Human Sexuality and how to talk to your children about it.  Since then I have heard many positive responses about how well it was explained as he took us all the way back to the Garden of Eden.  Something that stuck with me is what Monsignor said about the foundation that our homes are built on and what our children see as we model for them the sacrament of Marriage.  Does your marriage reflect the trinity where mind soul and body are united in all things?  When children see two people united by love and the gift of Jesus Christ, through good and bad times, they are brought up in a home where sexuality and the marital act is valued and treasured.  When we as parents make a mistake do our children see us come to the foot of the cross seeking Jesus. . .. as we climb back up the ladder of mercy, forgiveness, compassion and trust? 

      Monsignor spoke about Fathers protecting the home at all costs, not allowing the serpent to enter.  Are you watching what is on T.V, the internet. .. by whom and the content of what is being texted to your child ?  Does your children have a private life where you are outside just peeking in every so often or is your relationship with your children open, honest, where ample time is spent in conversation about what is going on in their lives on a daily basis?  As a working mother of five, I know how hard it is to live up to the expectations we as parents must embrace to do a good job of raising our children.  Take the time to speak to your family about the areas you are doing well and areas that you could improve upon. 

     Make a renewed commitment to turn off the TV that is saturated with negative sexual role models.  Make prayer part of your daily routine with your spouse and children.  Go on a spiritual renewal retreat like Light of the World, Marriage Encounter or become involved in a church ministry.  Surround yourself with positive people who are on the journey toward holiness who will continue to point you and your family on the path of purity.  Be a parent who has a firm discipline plan and concrete expectations for boy/ girl relationships.  Don’t be taken off guard as your child grows as a sexual human being thinking that you will have the big talk and everything will be OK.  Jesus forms us as sexual beings from the moment of conception.  From day one we mold our children by the things we say and the way we respond to them as sexual beings.  God made male and female different and beautiful each with a very significant purpose.  It is never too young to begin talking to your children about sexuality.  For further insight and information please look to the Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality put out by Paulist Press or go online to www.vatican.va Monsignor’s must hear talk will be on the Church website soon! 

 

Have a super weekend.  See you at the talent show!

 

Mrs. Weis

 

 

Announcements

 

Please come support our students in the God Given Talent Show this Sunday at 3:00 in the gymnasium.

 

The following students are registered to attend the IMSA competition next Wednesday!  Congratulations students and thank you to our Mathlete leaders Mrs. Baier, Mrs. Ward and Mrs. Madlinger.  Your service is tremendous and your time so appreciated.

 

8th grade - Stephanie Abello, Patrick Baker, Sophie Barrett, Mary Dant, Michaela Ping, Sharbel Romanos, Bobby Stephens

 

7th grade - Kevin Loiselle, Caitlin Madlinger, Michael Middendorf, Rachel Ping, Sara Ryan, Joe Schafer, Christian Surtz

 

6th grade - Ryan Callahan, Emily Emerson, Matthew Middendorf, Anna Stephens, Nicholas Ward, Olivia Wulbert

 

Congratulations to the following students from Holy Cross participated and earned awards:

Trophy Winners:

Joey Duhownik, Gabriella Garbaccio, Abigail Kennedy, Caitlin Madlinger, Matthew Middendorf, Anna Stephens, Robert Stephens, Christian Surtz, Louisa Surtz, Steven Walgenbach
 Gold Medalists:

Christopher Baker, Patrick Baker, Alyssa Dian, Rebecca Kaminski, Sam Kluber, Jake Lee, Adriana Mazzocchi, Helen Melcher, Joseph Schafer, Tony Schafer, Jacob Skomer, Cailida Werner, Olivia Wulbert
Silver Medalists:
Stephen Baker, Catheryn Middendorf
 Bronze
Annalyse Howland

 

FUN LUNCH is not provided during Lent, beginning Ash Wednesday, March 9th.  It will resume after our Easter/Spring Break.

Irish Fest will be in the CECC Gym on Saturday, March 12th after the 4:15PM Mass.  Be sure to bring the family for delicious Corned Beef or Hot Dog dinners, Bagpiper, Irish Dancers, a DJ and Soda Bread Contest!  Tickets are on sale in the school office now.

Thank you. .. thank you!

Thank you parents for your help in making sure that our students can get right back to class after Mass.  I appreciate your understanding and consideration so that we can make the very most of our academic day! 

Attachments

 

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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