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Sunday 28 January: Aboriginal Sunday

Choir Concert: “Songs of Heaven and Earth”

Join us for a fabulous concert featuring Holy Cross & St Margaret’s Good Faith Choir (directed by Susan Reid) and Canberra Community Voices (directed by Ken Teoh).

Tickets by donation (recommended $15, $10 concession) are available at www.holycrosshackett.org.au/concert

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Come all to Holy Cross fete, 10-3 Sat 18 Nov

Come along to our Holy Cross fete, a fabulous community event with food, goods and fun!

10am-3pm Saturday 18 November

Enjoy scones and tea in the morning, and sit in the sun listening to live music for lunch while enjoying food from around the world.

Pick up repurposed treasures from our bookstall, clothes and famous white elephant, and get ready for Christmas with handmade crafts, jams, gifts, cards and beautiful decorations.

Let your kids have fun on the jumping castle, kids’ games and face painting, then end the day with gelato, cake and lemonade.

All welcome!

Hackett’s 60th Birthday Party – Saturday 28 October, 3-8pm

We are honoured to be holding Hackett’s 60th Birthday Party on the church grounds, co-hosted with the Hackett Community Association and our friends from St Margaret’s Uniting Church. It’s going to be an amazing community occasion, and everyone is welcome!

Featuring FREE kids entertainment (bouncy castle, face painting, Funky Fairy), a wide range of food trucks, and live performances including:

  • 3.00pm: student bands from Dickson College
  • 4.00pm: CAKE CUTTING AND “HAPPY BIRTHDAY HACKETT”
  • 4.15pm: Good Faith Choir – gospel / world music
  • 4.30pm: Folk Dance Canberra
  • 4.40pm: local piano students including rising star JJ Neeman
  • 5.15pm: Broad Spectrum – folk / rock / blues
  • 6.15pm: a breezy summer set from a Mystery Local Celebrity
  • 7.00pm: Chris Van Der Wielen Trio – classic hits from 1963 to 2013

Plus classical music by members of the ACT Youth Orchestra and local performers

Also featuring the HACKETT SQUARES community art show – enter your 30cm square artwork and win a cash prize! Entries close Wednesday 26 October.

Christmas in July in June

Our Christmas in July is on once again on Friday 30 June, with beautiful carols, warming mulled wine, a Christmas feast, and plenty of cheer!

6pm winter carols (free, no registration required)
7pm Christmas feast (Adults $20, Kids $5). Please register at www.holycrosshackett.org.au/christmas to join us for dinner.

Easter Services

We would love to see you this Easter!

Our services are:
April 2, Palm Sunday
9am with a procession of Palm Crosses
April 6, Maundy Thursday
7.30pm: Last Supper with communion and foot-washing
April 7, Good Friday
9am: Ecumenical Service with St Margaret’s Uniting Church
2pm: Meditation at the Cross
April 8, Easter Saturday
7pm: Easter Vigil
April 9, Easter Sunday
9am: Family Eucharist

Please join us and bring your family and friends!

Welcome to Lent!

On Tuesday 21 February, join the Holy Cross church family for our famous all-age Pancake Party! Sign up online at www.holycrosshackett.org.au/pancakes (to help us with numbers) .. or just turn up on the day.

  • 5.30pm: a short all-age time of prayer and praise (for those who wish)
  • 6.00pm: pancakes, fun and games
  • $5 adults, free for kids – pay online, or cash / card on the door.

On Wednesday 22 February, come along to a special meditative time of prayer, and receive the traditional sign of ash on your forehead as a symbol of your desire to make a good Lent.

  • 10am: Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
  • 6pm: Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

And from Monday 27 February, please do join one of our many Lent Study Groups for a six week Missional Spirituality course (click here to buy a copy of our Lent book). Take some time out of your busy week for prayerful reflection, to make some great new friends, and learn more about how we can join in with what God is doing in the world around us. Sign up online at www.holycrosshackett.org.au/lent

  • Monday night: Hackett home group
  • Tuesday night: Ainslie home group
  • Wednesday night: online group
  • Thursday 10.30am: onsite at Holy Cross Hackett
Change the Heart, Hear the Call

Community BBQ and #ChangeTheHeart Service

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Join us this Wednesday evening from 5.30pm for a community BBQ and #ChangeTheHeart service. Led by Common Grace, ChangeTheHeart is a service of acknowledgement, lament and prayer as we approach January 26th – a day of mourning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As we regather for the year, our BBQ and ChangeTheHeart service is a chance for us to enjoy time together in gratitude, and create space to hear the call toward a vision in the world of reconciliation, healing and restoration.

Spring BBQ and party!

It’s a season of longer days, warmer weather, and … pumpkins?! Once more our families and friends are gathering for a spring barbecue and firepit, party games and a touch of spooky fun. Kids’ costumes are encouraged!

Join us from 4.30-7.30pm.

All are welcome!

Community, food, fun and fabulous wares at our Holy Cross fete!

Join us one and all for a fabulous day at Holy Cross Hackett on Sat 19 Nov. Our fete is back for another year, with new games, activities and stalls, and all the wonderful things you have come to enjoy from Holy Cross. Join us from 11-3.30pm for food, activities, fine wares, Christmas goods, and our famous Holy Cross book stall. Join us on the day or reach out to us at events@holycrosshackett.org.au for more details.

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