Athletic Booster Club:
The Holy Cross Athletic Booster Club consists of a group of parents/volunteers that maintain the gymnasium and baseball/soccer facility for the student athletes of Holy Cross Parish, manage and run three fundraisers per calendar year, and help organize and run the soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, and basketball teams of Holy Cross Parish. The Athletic Booster Club strives to teach the student athletes that sports are a good way to stay physically fit, but Jesus Christ is always first in our lives.
Home & School Association:
The purpose of the association shall be:
Gaelic Gala Committee:
In 2004, Holy Cross held their first major dinner/auction fundraiser for the parish. It is held every March and is call the "Gaelic Gala." Each year a parishioner is selected for outstanding service to the parish and is awarded the Celtic Cross in appreciation for their support. We were fortunate enough to honor Monsignor Edward O'Donnell as one of our first recipients.
Holy Cross Church, located in the heart of Omaha’s largest Irish community, has long been known for its rich Irish tradition. Holy Cross Irish Festival is a two day event Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th. To reflect our Irish heritage, Holy Cross Catholic Church has transformed their annual church festival into the Holy Cross Irish Festival.
Legion of Mary:
The Legion of Mary is a lay Catholic organization of men and women who give service to The Church on a voluntary basis.
Members of the Legion of Mary offer their service to their pastor to aid him in performing Spiritual works in the parish. The unit of the Legion of Mary is called a Prasidium, which holds a weekly meeting, where prayer is intermingled with reports and discussion.
The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. The Members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish. Spiritual Directors are Fr. Ralph Librea and Fr. Tony Wilwerding. WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN US any Monday after 8:30am Mass. Questions?? Call Helen Smith at 402-551-5447.
Knights of Columbus:
Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Council 11364 was form in 1995 with about 35 members. Present membership is 178. The Council meets at 7:30 on the second Monday of each month.
The Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Council is very active in our parish. Most recently the Council purchased and installed the Ten Commandments monument in front of the school. The Council also provides an annual free dinner for all members of the parish, along with quarter pancake breakfasts. For the youth, the Council hosts an annual Altar Servers appreciation event and sponsors a basketball free throw contest. The Council also assists in building a Habitat for Humanity Home each year and provides financial support for seminarians and candidates to the religious life.
The Holy Cross Altar Society is the oldest continual organization in Holy Cross Parish. The Altar and church are the main focus. The Altar Society cleans the church twice a month.
The Altar Society also cooks and serves evening meals for residents at the Stephen Center, organizes funeral luncheons and greets people at funerals. The Altar Society has an annual Day of Recollection and invite a guest homilist and also assists with the HOPE program.
When a member dies the Altar Society says the Rosary before the funeral Mass and they also have an honor guard for the deceased.
The Altar Society’s monthly meetings consist of a lunch and a speaker or entertainment. A short business meeting is included. The Altar Society year starts in September and the annual dues are $10.00.
This ongoing Holy Cross fundraiser costs you nothing extra. You simply buy gift cards for your favorite stores. They are just like any other gift card, but the great thing about them is Holy Cross gets to purchase them for less than their retail value. You, in turn, purchase them at face value and the profit goes to Holy Cross! You may purchase HOPE during rectory hours and after all Masses.