Holy Cross Parish Baptism Eligibility Policy
Anyone wishing to have their child baptized at Holy Cross Parish must be registered members of the parish, in
good standing for at least three months. To be in good standing, registered members must show continual
meaningful contact with the Parish as evidenced by the use of contribution envelopes documenting the attendance
at Mass several times each month. Prior to the baptism, parents must also register for and complete the Baptism
Preparation Class which is held on the third Tuesday of every month at the Blessed Sacrament Parish Center.
Family members and guests of Holy Cross parishioners are always welcome to celebrate baptisms here at Holy Cross,
and may do so with a brief letter of permission from their home parish pastor. To register to become a member of
Holy Cross Parish, or to register for an upcoming baptism class, please call Jane at the parish office at 712-277-2949.
To schedule a baptism once the above requirements have been met, please contact Deacon Rich Kallsen at 712-277-2949,
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baptisms for adults joining the Catholic Church typically occur at the Easter Vigil.
If you are an adult desiring to be baptized, or have a child over the age of seven to
be baptized, contact Deacon Kallsen.
We all sin and fall short of the lives God calls us to lead.
Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation we confess
our sins and experience God's forgiveness.
Reconciliation is available Monday-Friday at 6:15 a.m., and the first
and third Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament.
Reconciliation is available Monday-Thursday at 5:00 p.m. and
Saturday from 3:30-4:00 p.m. at St. Michael.
Parish Reconciliation Services are held during Advent and Lent--watch the bulletin for dates and times.
Our Christian lives find their source and summit in the celebration
of the Holy Eucharist, particularly at Mass. In the Holy Eucharist,
we share the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ under the
appearance of simple bread and wine.
Here at Holy Cross, children in second grade Faith Formation prepare
for their first Reconciliation and Eucharist. For information on preparation,
contact the parish office (712-277-2949).
If you, or your child who is older than second grade, have not had their first
Communion and wish to do so, please contact the parish office (712-277-2949).
Confirmation, a seal on baptism and a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit,
reminds us of God's presence with us in every moment of our lives.
Our students experience confirmation in the 10th grade.
All preparation is covered through the High School and PREP Faith Formation.
Adults seeking Confirmation please contact the parish office (712-277-2949) to learn more.
The love of God poured out for humanity is sanctified in the sacrament
of matrimony when two become one. If you
are preparing for marriage, congratulations! Your parish family shares
your joy and welcomes you to the sacrament.
Arrangements for weddings are to be made at least six months in advance
of the wedding date. Please contact Deacon Rich Kallsen (712-277-2949) to
set a date and begin marriage preparation.
Through this sacrament men are called by the Church to a life-time commitment of servant leadership.
They are to preach the Gospel, celebrate the sacraments, and encourage and support the people of God
in their mission of service especially to the poor and needy.
There are three "orders" to the sacrament: deacon, priest, and bishop. If you feel called
to be a priest, contact Father Shane Deman, the Vocations Director at 712-233-7522.
Sacrament of the Sick
In the Church's Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest,
it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin--and sometimes even from
physical ailment. His cures were signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The
core message of his healing tells us of his plan to conquer sin and death by his
dying and rising. Anointings are available after mass, or in emergencies by a simple call
to the parish office (712-277-2949).