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Prayer Vigils, Adoration, and Masses: Aug 13,14,15, 2019


Santa Cruz Church responds to the recent mass shootings: forgiveness, healing, and peace

Fr. Stephen Watson and the Carmelite Friars of Santa Cruz Church offer our prayers on behalf of the families of those killed and the victims who were wounded at the mass shootings recently. 

The parishioners of Santa Cruz Church are responding in faith to this terrible tragedy and are holding prayer vigils and Masses on August 13, 14, 15, 2019.  

This senseless violence, against the innocent and defenseless horrifies our consciences. Although it may seem to be no end to the bloodshed that overwhelms a community and a country, we will not stand-down. 

We stand against any form of intolerance or perverse ideologies and we call upon the Lord in the Holy Spirit that we may return to Jesus Christ asking for forgiveness of sins, and to heal and restore our communities in the bounds of dialogue and understanding, so that peace may rule in our nation. 

 P. Stephen Watson y los Carmelitas de Santa Cruz piden en oración por las familias de las victimas de las masacres en estos últimos días.

Los feligreses de la Parroquia de Santa Cruz responderán en fe y oración a esta terrible tragedia por medios de vigilias y Misas Agosto 13, 14, 15, 2019. 

Esta violencia contra el inocente e indefenso nos inquieta la conciencia. Auque estas atrocidades no aparenten de tener fin ¡no seremos vencidos! Unidos estamos en contra toda forma de intolerancia y ideologías perversas. 

Unidos en oración pidamos al Señor en el Espíritu Santo de volver a Jesucristo y recibir su perdón por los pecados más profundos. Unidos en oración pidamos a Dios sanación y restauro en nuestras comunidades por medios del dialogo y respeto al ver el día donde en nuestro país reine la paz. 

Tuesday/Martes Aug. 13, 2019

  • 7:00 PM Rosario/Rosary 
  • 8:00 PM Eucharistic Adoration/Exposición del Santisimo
  • 9:00 PM  Benediction/Bendición Solemne
  • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM Confessions/Confesiones

Wednesday/Miercoles Aug 14, 2019

  • 6: 00 PM Procession with the Blessed Sacrament / Procesión con el Santisimo
  • 7:00 PM Santa Misa - Solemn Mass  Vigil of the Assuption (Asunción) of the BVM Bilingual
  • 8:15 PM Eucharistic Adoration/ Expocision del Santísimo
  • 9:15 PM Benediction/Bendicion Solemne
  • 8 - 9 PM  Confessions/Confesiones 


Thursday / Jueves  Aug. 15, 2019

  • 7:00 PM Mass Solemnity of the Assumption of BVM / Solemnidad de la Asuncion de BVM Bilingual
  • 8:15 PM Eucharistic Adoration/ Expocision del Santísimo
  • 9:15 PM Benediction/Bendicion Solemne
  •  8 - 9 PM  Confessions/Confesiones 

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64th Annual Fiesta de la Familia at Santa Cruz Church Tucson

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100 years of blessing

Homily of Bishop Edward on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Santa Cruz Church February 9, 2019

100 Anniversary

100 Years of Blessings

Holy Mass and the celebration of the centenary February 9, 2019

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Reception and Fun

100 th Anniversary Reception and Friends

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  • 6:30 AM and 8:00 AM  Monday -Friday
  • Sunday Vigil (Saturday Evening Mass) 5:30 PM
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