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Festival celebration

Parish Staycation Weekend, 13-14 August

Amidst this unpredictable winter, our parish ‘retreat’ will be a weekend of fellowship, fun and prayer right here at home.

We have put together an exciting program! Attendance is free – please sign up at www.holycrosshackett.org.au/weekend if you haven’t already put your name down on a sign-up sheet.

Saturday 13 August

MORNING (Church Annex)

  • 9.00-9.45: breakfast (coffee, fruit, pastries)
  • 9.45-10: Morning Prayer
  • 10.00-12.00: Drawing Close to Jesus – spiritual session
  • 10.00-12.00 (younger kids): games, movie

LUNCH

  • hospitality in homes (for those who wish) – please make sure you register or email if you are hoping to join us

AFTERNOON (Mt Majura, then Church)

  • 3.00: All Age Walk (with scavenger hunt for kids)
  • 5.00: fire pit, hot chocolate marshmallows
  • 6.00: supper – soup, sourdough, slice
  • 7.00 (optional): games in the Annex

Sunday 14 August (Church, then Belconnen)

  • 9.00: All Age Church Family Service
  • 11.00: games and BBQ at John Knight Memorial Park, Lake Ginninderra – BYO meet and salad – drinks, plates and sauce provided
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Pentecost Sunday Taize and ABM fundraiser for Myanmar

Our joint Pentecost service with St Margaret’s is 9.30am 5 June. In addition, Holy Cross is delighted to host an ABM fundraiser for people of Myanmar suffering from Covid-19 and military repression. Anglican Board of Mission Canberra is working through its Anglican partner, the Church of the Province of Myanmar, leading this initiative.

  • Join us for a special ecumenical Taizé service at 5pm
  • Hear first-hand (illustrated) stories from ABM’s 2020 pilgrimage to Myanmar.
  • Enjoy a sumptuous supper of authentic Myanmar food with wine or fruit juice (no charge).
  • Have an opportunity to donate to the ABM’s tax-deductible Myanmar Emergency appeal (cash or credit card). (This event is now over).

National Reconciliation Week services: ACT joint churches and at Holy Cross

Ecumenical service of reconciliation and healing at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

This year the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity coincides with National Reconciliation Week. ACT Churches have organised an ecumenical service of reconciliation and healing, followed by refreshments.

4.30pm Sunday 29 May
Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
15 Blackall Street, Barton

All are welcome to gather for the lighting of the fire at 4pm at the Meeting Place fire circle. The service will begin outside at 4.30pm, before moving inside to the Chapel after sunset at 5pm.

The service will include an act of acknowledgement and commemoration led by Making Peas/ce reconiliation ministry, focussing on colonial era conflicts.

Please invite your friends and download and share the poster.

At this time, the ACT Churches Council invite all Canberra churches to reflect on how to listen to the “Uluru Statement from the Heart” and respond in real and practical ways.

Our 9am morning service at Holy Cross Hackett on Sunday 29 May will focus on how Holy Cross can respond to the call from the Uluru Statement from the Heart, reflect on our journey and commitment for reconciliation, and understand our own place in this wider story.

Holy Cross regular Sunday worship in person and online

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All are welcome to join us for our regular Sunday Eucharist worship services at 9am each week. During school terms these include kids’ church and activities for families with young children. For those who can’t be with us in person, you are welcome to join our weekly Sunday worship online via Zoom.

Occasional joint services with St Margaret’s take place at 9.30am as noted in our church calendar.

Pancakes … and Lent at Holy Cross

Join us Tuesday 1 March 6pm for pancakes in the church! Family friendly, free (donations welcome), open to all! Book online: holycrosshackett.org.au/pancakes

You’ll also find our Lent programme below, with something for all ages – please do come along and join us.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES – update

All our Christmas services (other than the Kids Nativity) will be available on Zoom: click here to join.

CHRISTMAS EVE, Fri 24 Dec

5pm: Kids Nativity

– this will be held OUTSIDE under the cherry tree, by request of parents who would prefer their children to be in a space with better ventilation. The weather should be fine. Bring a rug if you want somewhere comfortable to sit! Chairs will also be available.

11pm: Midnight Mass in the church

CHRISTMAS DAY, Sat 25 Dec

9am: All Age Eucharist in the church (NB no morning tea will be served)

BOXING DAY, Sun 26 Dec

10am: a simple said Eucharist, followed by morning tea in the Annex

Darkness Into Light, Sun 28 Nov, 7pm

Join us for a beautiful service of music, readings and prayers to mark Advent Sunday. No need to book.

Or you can attend via Zoom at the usual Parish link.

All Souls Eucharist, Tues 2 Nov, 6pm

This year we are marking the traditional feast of All Souls Day by holding a gentle contemplative Eucharist. It will be a time to remember all the suffering and losses of this strange and challenging year, to hold before God all our loved ones who have died, and together to take a step of hope.

Join us in person or on Zoom: click here for the Zoom link.

Sunday Worship, 31 October

31 October marks our return to Sunday worship in person at Holy Cross after two months of lockdown. We will be celebrating All Saints Day at our 9am Eucharist.

Today is also our “Offering Sunday”, as we give thanks to God for all the many blessings we have received. Copies of the offering cards we’ll be using in our service can be found below.

We will be continuing to offer the option of attending all our services via Zoom for the foreseeable futures. To join us via Zoom, click here.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Sunday worship, 24 October

Good morning and welcome to Holy Cross on this beautiful spring day.

This is our final Sunday service exclusively on Zoom; we will be resuming in-person worship on Sunday 31 October (though Zoom will still be an option for all our principal services). Today we are celebrating “Gratitude Sunday”, giving thanks to God for all that God has given us.

Click here to join us on Zoom from 8.45am for a chat and a catch-up. Our worship will begin at 9.15am.

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