Christmas Services

Christmas Eve

4:00 PM Mass

6:00 PM Mass

12:00 Midnight Mass*

*Carols begin at 11:30 pm

Christmas Day

8:00 AM Mass

10:30 AM Mass



4112 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13214


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Prepare the way of the King

May your Advent journey be peace-filled and transforming. May you know you are loved by the Lord for who you are, and not for what you do. Join our parish family as we prepare for the joy and celebration of Christmas.


Giving Tree

Our 35th Annual Giving Trees will be at the church entrances the weekend of November 24 & 25th. Please take a tag & return an unwrapped gift with tag attached by the weekend of December 8-9th. Gifts can be placed under the trees during the weekend Masses or brought to the parish office during the week. Please be sure to have your gifts back on time! Volunteers will be sorting the gifts and preparing them for delivery on Sunday, December 9th.

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Breakfast with Santa

Join us for Breakfast with Santa at Holy Cross on Sunday, December 2nd at 10am. Snap a family photo, have more than a few pancakes, and sign up for our Children's Christmas Pageant. We hope you'll join us for this festive tradition! Ages 4 & under are free. Ages 5-12 is $5; ages 13 and up is $6. $20 family max.


Lessons & Carols

Join us for Lessons & Carols on Tuesday, December 11th at 7pm. This Advent tradition is the perfect way to prepare our hearts for the celebration of Christmas. Come enjoy a festive evening carols led by our talented choir and scripture readings that will deliver the good news of Jesus Christ.

Children’s Christmas Pageant

Holy Cross is very excited to announce our 2018 Children’s Christmas Pageant! This very special celebration of the birth of Jesus has become one of the most anticipated Christmas traditions at Holy Cross. This year our Christmas Pageant will be on Saturday, December 15th at 5pm. Learn more and sign up here.

Penance Services

Join us for the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Monday, December 17th and Tuesday, December 18th from 4 - 7 PM at Holy Cross.