Warm greetings and best wishes from the Parish Council for this blessed time of Christmas and for a New Year 2013 full of joy, the power and the abundant graces from the Lord and His Spirit for our lives, for each one of us personally, for our families, our loved ones, for our parish of the Holy Cross, its priests, its people, for all our Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church and the people of God throughout the world!
The Parish Council met on 22 December and noted that over the last year it has been working in accordance with an Annual Plan which has been put together after serious consideration by all its members. The Parish Council worked through the year to implement it and to serve the Parish as best as it could. Among other things, we launched the Holy Cross Parish Website, the Movie Nights every first Friday of the month, the Parish Register, meetings with the local Latin community, Pilgrimages at special times during the year and the Holy Cross Annual Calendar. The
HOLY CROSS 2013 CALENDAR
dedicated to the Year of Faith proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI went to print in early December; one thousand copies were produced and they are available to everyone at 2 euro each. It is a wonderful calendar full of information and through which you can also follow the feasts and daily readings of the mass, the prayer weeks, the special occasions in the life of our parish and also be inspired by the articles and icons on the faith every month.
Finally, many more good things and gifts are ahead of us; the Annual Plan for 2013 of the Parish Council would be put together soon and we would be grateful for your good suggestions now in this respect – you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We call upon the mercy of the Risen Lord for each one of us in our Parish for every day over the coming year and beyond, the Lord emmanuel, who came to be with us always. May He bless us and protect us strongly through His love and His power to save and to give Eternal Life!
Akis HjiIossif (Chairman)