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Belonging to God & Those We Serve

Belonging to God & Those We Serve

As Holy Cross religious and priests, we profess and promise that everything we are, have, and do belongs singularly to God alone. Since my...

Inspiring Hearts with Unbounded Hope

Inspiring Hearts with Unbounded Hope

During our orientation retreat for our men in formation in Chile this year, we watched a famous Chilean film called “No.” It portrays the end of the...

A Shepherd for the School

A Shepherd for the School

One of the great joys of pastoring a parish with a school, such as here at Holy Cross Parish and School in South Bend, is the opportunity to...

Encountering God’s Light: Lucernarium

Encountering God’s Light: Lucernarium

When we think about Holy Cross spirituality, we often think about the life and writings of our founder. These documents are a key part of our...

Journeying with Jesus and the Eucharist

Journeying with Jesus and the Eucharist

In my previous few articles, I’ve shared with you the various elements we’ve incorporated thus far into our parish observance of this year’s...

New Life and Renewed Spirit

New Life and Renewed Spirit

The first year of teaching always comes with challenges. My first year as a teacher was the 2021–2022 school year, when I taught fifth grade at St....

Forty Hours Devotion at Holy Cross Parish

Forty Hours Devotion at Holy Cross Parish

I’m pleased to continue to share with you highlights of the Forty Hours Devotion that Holy Cross Parish celebrated last fall as part of our parish...

Ministering in Prayer

Ministering in Prayer

Just a few days ago, the novices returned from their winter ministry experience. Each year, right around the mid-point of the novitiate, the men are...

Taking Up the Cross

Taking Up the Cross

Within the past few weeks, I have celebrated three funerals here at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, beginning on our Founder, Blessed Basil...

Communion in Eucharistic Procession

Communion in Eucharistic Procession

In my previous article, I shared with you a summary of the 40 Hours Devotion that Holy Cross Parish celebrated last October. It was truly a blessed...

Preparing for Lent

Preparing for Lent

As we prepare for Lent to begin, I thought I would turn to Moreau’s writings to see how he might help us get ready for this season. I was drawn to a...

The Power of Confession

The Power of Confession

One of the coolest things about being a priest is hearing confessions and absolving sins. In seminary, for me it was the most daunting prospect of...

Evangelized by the Poor: Known by Name

Evangelized by the Poor: Known by Name

I (finally) watched Hamilton this past week for the first time. I must say that it lived up to the hype that I’d heard around it for years. In the...

Common Table at the Holy Cross Novitiate

Common Table at the Holy Cross Novitiate

In Holy Cross we talk often about the importance of our common prayer, common purse, and common table. These are essential dimensions of our common...

Family Resemblance

Family Resemblance

This past November, I had the privilege of welcoming groups from two of our regional Holy Cross high schools to King’s College. Students and...

A Family of Families

A Family of Families

A couple of weeks ago the novitiate community had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. Each novice and staff member prepared a favorite...

Unity in Diversity

Unity in Diversity

One day a couple of weeks ago, I wandered into the common social area of our Holy Cross Court to find Fr. Richard Rutherford, one of our retired...