Merry Christmas

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) and all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

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And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

Luke 2:1-20. Merry Christmas.

Cookie Sale 2018

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Cookie sale 2018 was a great success! We completely sold out of soup and cookies this year, and had lots of sales from wonderful artisans. Thank you to all who came, and who contributed to this success!

Misa Bilingüe / Bilingual Mass / Third Sunday of Advent 2018

Please join us for a bilingual (Spanish-English) celebration of the Holy Eucharist this third Sunday of Advent, December 16, 2018. Service time is 4:30pm at Holy Cross + Santa Cruz. Potluck supper to follow!

(Note: There will be only a single service on this date.)

Únase a nosotros para una celebración bilingüe (español-inglés) de la Sagrada Eucaristía este tercer domingo de Adviento. El tiempo de servicio es a las 4:30 pm en Holy Cross + Santa Cruz. Potluck cena a seguir!

(Nota: solo habrá uno servicio en esta fecha).

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Cookie and Craft Sale Dec. 8, 2018

cookie in shape of christmas treeHoly Cross/Santa Cruz Church will hold a “Christmas Cookie & Craft Sale” on Saturday, December 8th. The event will also feature hot soups by the quart to-go for sale. Sale begins at 9 am and lasts until the cookie and soup are sold out. Arrive early for best selections! The church is located at 30 Pine Grove Avenue, across the street from the Ulster County YMCA parking lot.

Cookies will be $8.00 per pound and soups will be available at $6 per quart.

A small contingent of unique craft vendors will be on hand, along with a Christmas decoration jumble sale filled with holiday items at prices you can’t beat to round out your holiday shopping.