1210 E. Wood St., Paris, TN 38242 (731) 642-4681 CONTACT US
We are called by Jesus to be a living community of God's people through worship, teaching, and service.
Our mission is as follows:
• To worship with one another in prayer, liturgy, and sacraments.
• To nurture our Catholic life as individuals, families, and as a parish community.
• To provide an authentic Catholic vision of the Roman Catholic Faith.
• To personally live the Gospel of Jesus as Catholic individuals, families, and as a parish community.
• To continually renew our faith as we grow to understand its significance in our daily Christian life.
• To offer a program of Catholic Education to all members of our parish and community at large.
• To personally reach out and share our faith-filled lives within our parish and beyond.
• To care for each other as Jesus has taught us and to extend that care to others beyond our community.
Rev. Martin Orjianioke, Pastor
Deacon Rodney Seyller
Kim Rutherford, Director of Religious Education
Mrs. Leila Kackley, Office Manager
Mrs. Judy Warrer, Receptionist
Mrs. Brandilyn Gutierrez, Youth Minister
If you would like to schedule a Mass or Sanctuary candle, please download the form and fill it out, put the donation with it and mail it to Holy Cross Church, 1210 East Wood St., Paris, TN 38242 or Mark office on the envelope and put it in the Weekend collection basket.
Holy Cross has a library filled with books, CD’s and DVD’s. Also available are audio cassettes and VHS tapes. The library is available from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 6:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. Please see Judy Warrer, our librarian, for assistance in checking out your books.
Al-Anon meets every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference room.
Holy Cross Catholic Women (HCCW) meets the third Wednesday of each month after noon Mass from September through May. After Mass, they meet in Conference Room #1 next to the kitchen in Heenan Hall. Bring your sack lunch; dessert will be provided. All women of the parish are welcome to attend.
For more information, please call Lorraine Hamilton or the church office.
Holy Cross Catholic Preschool is a loving, Catholic preschool dedicated to helping your child grow spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. We believe that children are a gift from the Lord, and our mission is to further your child on the path to know Him and to enrich his/her early childhood experience.
At Holy Cross Catholic Preschool, we are committed to the families we serve and the children we care for. We offer the following incentives
†---Rated a 3-Star Quality Child Care Program
†---Qualified, Professional Staff (TN Certified Director)
†---All Staff Members CPR and First Aid Certified
†---Preschool Programs & Graduation
Our preschool program is conducted from 8:15 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. daily, Monday through Friday during the school year. Our school year begins the Tuesday after Labor Day and ends in mid-May. Children must be four years old on or before September 30th of the year they would like to attend.
Every child should know the joy of self-worth and the love of God. Through both discovery and spiritual guidance, the child will find that God's world is a wonderful place, and that He is an important part of it.
Our curriculum includes the following:
†---Practical life experience & social skills
†---A continuum of activities for pre-reading
†---Science & language development
†---Music & movement
†---Art & creativity
†---Prayer & devotions
Holy Cross offers religious education at no cost to students in First through Eighth Grade.
Classes are held each Wednesday night from 6:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. during the regular school year. At this same time, parents may attend the adult class when offered and/or spend time in our library.
Teens in the 9th through 12th grades are also invited to join LifeTeen, which meets on Sunday evenings.
Adult classes and workshops are held at various times throughout the year. Please consult the weekly bulletin for those times.
In the event of inclement weather, Wednesday PRE classes will follow the PSSD and Henry Co. Schools schedule of cancellation.
If either school system cancels or dismisses school on a Wednesday, PRE classes will be canceled also. If you live outside Henry County or are in doubt you may call the Holy Cross Church office.
Have you ever wanted to become Catholic or had questions about what Catholics really believe? Are you a “non-practicing” Catholic and now desire to return to the church? Have you received some of the sacraments, but not all of them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then these inquiry classes are for you!
These classes will meet every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and discuss issues such as:
--- In 33 AD Jesus founded His one Church on Peter (Matthew 16:18-19)
--- What came first, the Church (founded by Jesus in 33 AD) or the Bible?
--- What is the "pillar & foundation of truth," the Church or the Bible? (1 Tim 3:15)
--- Who decided which 73 books would be in the Bible?
--- The Bible alone or the Bible plus Tradition (1 Cor 11:2 and 2 Thess 2:15)
--- Mary, the Mother of God (Luke 1:35 & 1:43)
--- Confession to priests (John 20:22-23)
--- Different degrees of sin (1 John 5:16-17)
--- Faith alone or faith plus works (James 2:24 & 2:26 and 1 Cor 13:2)
--- Judged according to our deeds (Rom 2:5-8; 2 Cor 11:15; 1 Pet 1:17 & Rev 20:12-13)
--- Jesus truly present in Communion (John 6:35-71; Luke 22:17-20
& 1 Cor 11:23-29)
There is no need to register in advance and the classes are free.
Holy Cross is located at 1210 E. Wood St, Paris, TN.
Any questions call 642-4681.
Everyone is cordially invited.
The Knights of Columbus at Holy Cross Catholic Church is the local chapter of the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization.
They meet the second Thursday of every month. Locally they have helped students with scholarships and raise money for local services, such as Tomorrow's Hope.
It is a men's organization whose principal work involves helping others in need.
The Knights of Columbus was founded by an Irish-American Catholic priest, The Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut.
He gathered a group of men from St. Mary's parish for an organizational meeting on October 2, 1881 and the Order was incorporated under the laws of the U.S. state of Connecticut on March 29, 1882.
The primary motivation for the Order was to be a mutual benefit society. As a parish priest in an immigrant community, McGivney saw what could happen to a family when the breadwinner died, and wanted to provide insurance to care for the widows and orphans left behind.
He himself had to temporarily leave his seminary studies to care for his family when his father died.
Oktoberfest is a parish and communitywide festival to provide fellowship, participation, and enjoyment for all. The secondary purpose is to generate funds for our charitable organizations within our community and our Holy Cross Catholic parish.