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Two Ordained Holy Cross Priests

Published: April 26, 2017

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Rev. Michael Palmer, C.S.C., and Rev. Ryan Pietrocarlo, C.S.C., were ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The Most Reverend Arthur J. Colgan, C.S.C., Auxiliary Bishop of Chosica (Perú), conferred the Sacrament of Holy Orders.  View photos of Ordination Rev. Michael Patrick Palmer, C.S.C., is the fourth of seven sons of Warren and Victoria Palmer of Berkley, Mich. He...

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Peru Flooding Relief Fund Established

Published: April 4, 2017

Author: Angela Knight

Peru has been experiencing catastrophic flooding from heavy rains that even now continue in some of the hardest hit areas. It's being hailed as the worst flooding in coastal Peru in 20 years. In the wake of this flooding, the Holy Cross Mission Center, along with the Holy Cross International Justice Office (HCIJO), is seeking support for the Peru Flooding Emergency Relief Fund. According to members of the Holy Cross family in Peru, losses have been devastating. And, as is usually the...

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Archbishop Patrick D’Rozario of Bangladesh Among New Cardinals Announced by Pope Francis

Published: October 10, 2016

Author: Angela Knight

On Sunday, Oct. 9, the Angelus, His Holiness, Pope Francis, announced the convocation of a consistory at the end of the Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy (on Nov. 19) for the naming of 17 new cardinals from 11 different countries - with eleven also coming from places never before included. Among those named was our own Archbishop Patrick D'Rozario of the Archdiocese of Dhaka. He is the first Cardinal from Bangladesh and the second religious of the Congregation of Holy Cross to be named to the...

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Haiti Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund

Published: October 7, 2016

Author: Angela Knight

The Holy Cross Mission Center, sponsored by the United States Province, supports locations for which the U.S. Province has direct jurisdiction (Districts of Chile, East Africa, Perú and the Region of México), and maintains a special relationship with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Province of Bangladesh. The Mission Center additionally coordinates special mission initiatives, like relief efforts in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the Holy Cross Mission...

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Ten Given Spirit of Holy Cross Award

Published: September 20, 2016

Author: Angela Knight

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - To mark the Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows (September 15, 2016), the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers, named ten recipients for the 2016 Spirit of Holy Cross Award. In conjunction with the feast of the special patroness of the Congregation, the award is given annually to lay collaborators who faithfully serve the Province in the United States and abroad. The Spirit of Holy Cross Award acknowledges the critical importance lay...

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Ave Maria Press Releases Revised Matrimonial Titles

Published: August 31, 2016

Author: Angela Knight

Ave Maria Press has released the English translation of The Order of Celebrating Matrimony, which required them to thoroughly (and quickly!) revise two of their most important ministry resources, Together for Life and The Order of Celebrating Matrimony Ritual Cards (formerly The Rite of Marriage Cards). The Order of Celebrating Matrimony (OCM) (formerly The Rite of Marriage), may be used in the United States beginning September 8, the Feast of the Nativity of Mary, and must be used...

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Two Profess Final Vows in Holy Cross, United States Province

Published: August 30, 2016

Author: Angela Knight

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - With joy and thanksgiving, the Congregation of Holy Cross celebrated the Final Profession of Vows of two men at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame. Watch the final vows Mass. Rev. Thomas J. O'Hara, C.S.C., provincial superior of the Congregation of Holy Cross, U.S. Province of Priests and Brothers, presided at the Mass and received the vows of Mr. Michael Patrick Palmer, C.S.C., and Mr. Ryan Joseph...

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Superior General Completes the General Council with Four Appointments

Published: August 30, 2016

Author: General Administration

Fr. Robert L. Epping, C.S.C., Superior General of the Congregation of Holy Cross, announced the full slate of the General Council, which will serve with him these next six years. The first two members of the General Council were elected by the 2016 General Chapter: Br. Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., First Assistant and Vicar, and Fr. Abraham Kochupurackal, C.S.C., Second Assistant. Then, following the Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Fr. Epping appointed four more General...

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Three Brothers, CSC: The University of Notre Dame

Published: August 19, 2016

Author: Andrew Stevans

Brother Boniface, Brother Seraphim and Brother Hormisdas were known to many of us at Holy Cross Seminary (the Little Sem). All three were a presence at Notre Dame before, during, and after our departure from the university’s Little Sem and Moreau senior seminary ...

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2016 General Chapter Charts an International Missionary Course for the Congregation

Published: August 8, 2016

Author: General Administration

The 2016 General Chapter of the Congregation of Holy Cross, which concluded on Saturday, July 23, called for “a renewed invigoration of [the Congregation’s] global mission.” While reaffirming the Congregation’s longstanding apostolic priorities of “education in the faith” and a “preferential option for the poor,” the General Chapter set a path toward a “deeper sense of global Holy Cross mission that will help us do God’s work better.” “The Chapter was forthright in...

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