Monday, September 23, 2013


Here, you will get a glimpse into the real life of our community. From the routine task of cooking a meal to the challenges of running a university, we seek to allow God to use us as “simple instruments” in His plan of salvation. When we believe that the Lord is truly present and active in even our smallest actions, our whole day can become an offering to God.

Holy Cross Cup Winners!

Winners of the Holy Cross Cup at St. Edward's University
All are from St. Francis High School, Mountain View, CA
At this year's annual Brothers' reception for St. Edward's students from Holy Cross schools, over 70 students and Brothers attended the gathering at St. Joseph Hall. 

As a part of the welcome and dinner, we once again hosted our annual HOLY CROSS CUP competition - a quick quiz based on knowledge of Holy Cross facts. Graduates from each school teamed up and tried to win the Cup for their school. This year's winner by a tiebreaker - was St. Francis High School, Mountain View, CA. Congratulations to the winners! They now proudly keep the cup for the year until they try to repeat next year.

Last year's winner was the joint team from Holy Cross High School, Flushing, NY, Holy Cross High School, Waterbury, CT, and Notre Dame High School, West Haven, CT. Their enthusiastic attempt at a repeat came up a point short.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Come, Holy Spirit!

Members of the Holy Cross community at St. Edward's University joined new students and their families at the opening Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, August 25, 2013.  Bishop Joe Vásquez of the Diocese of Austin, Texas, presided at the liturgy accompanied by Frs. Peter Walsh, CSC, Campus Minister, and Fr. Bill Crumley, CSC (retired) of the US Province.  Bishop Vásquez gave thanks for the ministry of Holy Cross in Catholic education at St. Edward's University.  After communion, families and other members of the Campus Ministry staff, including Bro. Larry Atkinson, CSC, blessed all of the entering students as they began their studies.

A Feast Day for All!

The Holy Cross community on the campus of St. Edward's University celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows with over 70 SEU students who are graduates of our Holy Cross secondary schools both in the States and abroad.  It makes all of us feel very proud to know that we have succeeded so well in educating the minds and hearts of our students that they chose to continue their university education with us!


Tukusanyukidde, (Welcome) Fr. Fulgens Katende, CSC, to New York City!

What is he eating?  It looks good!

Fr. Fulgens arrived in the States from the District of East Africa where he was most recently the director of André House, the District's candidate program, in Jinja, Uganda.  Fr. Fulgens will be a full-time student at Fordham University, studying spiritual direction.  He will live at Mt. Carmel parish in the Bronx and affiliate with the local Holy Cross community at Holy Cross High School in Queens, NY.  Attached is a photo of Fr. Fulgens enjoying an authentic Cantonese meal in downtown Flushing.  We look forward to having Fr. Fulgens with us for the next couple of years!

Monday, February 25, 2013

"This Vocation is Vital to the Church"

From L to R: Bro. Nich Perez, CSC, Bro. Jesus Alonso, CSC, Bro. John Paige, CSC, and the late Bro. Joseph Umile, CSC; Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, Indiana

By Beth Griffin
Catholic News Service

RYE, N.Y. (CNS) -- Religious brothers say they are an invisible group in the church, but that it's not such a bad thing because it allows them the freedom to be ordinary men performing an extraordinary ministry.

That's the view of brothers and other participants at a think tank convened last fall to examine their vocation.

"Our vocation is one of the church's best-kept secrets," Holy Cross Brother Paul Bednarczyk, Executive Director the National Religious Vocation Conference, told Catholic News Service. "We are vowed religious who commit ourselves to a particular ministry, live in community and share prayers.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Courageous Man of God!

Today is the 175th anniversary of the death of Fr. Jacques Dujarié, the founder of the original Brothers of St. Joseph who later became the first brothers within the Congregation of Holy Cross. Read below a reflection on his life written by Steven Scardina, a photographer, who visited the birthplace of this remarkable man. Fr. Dujarié, pray for us!