Jan 172016

In your prayers please remember Rachel Pena Gonzales.  Rachael Gonzales is the sister of Father Richard Pena.  Father Pena is a Holy Cross Alumnus, Class of 1963 and retired priest of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

Monday, January 18, 2016

At Funeral Home Castroville Rd & SW 39th St.

(Formerly Divine Providence Convent)

3:00 PM          Visitation Begins

7:00 PM          Rosary

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

At St. Gabriel Catholic Church

747 SW 39th St. – 78237

10:00 AM       Mass of Christian Burial

Interment to follow at

San Fernando Cemetery #2

Jan 152016


Interview with Miss. Briana Torres

We asked Miss Briana Torres, a current senior at Holy Cross, what benefits she receives from a Holy Cross education.  “This school has opened many doors for me,” Miss Torres said, “Holy Cross has given me a strong foundation, which I will take with me to college and beyond.” Miss Torres is accepted to several Universities such as St. Edward’s University, the University of Texas at Austin and Manhattan College. Since August 2015 she has raised $208,800 in scholarship money for college. Furthermore in early January 2016, Miss Torres was recognized at the Valero Alamo Bowl as a recipient of the Valero Alamo Bowl Scholarship. She concludes, “I have found much success this year and I know that it is because of Holy Cross.” We are very proud of Miss Torres’ accomplishments and we look forward to her success to come!

Congratulations Briana! Keep up the great work!

Jan 142016


Dear Holy Cross Community,

This is the last week to receive and turn in ALL Catholic Life Sweepstakes Tickets. All tickets stubs and money are due to the Holy Cross Business Office no later than January 15th at 4:00 p.m.

For questions, please call the Advancement Office at 210-433-9395 ext. 269

Jan 112016

Coffee with the Principal will be held on Wednesday, 1/13.

Join Holy Cross Principal, Mr. Galindo for Coffee and Pastries in Room 8 at 7:30-8:00 a.m.

Share with him what you love about Holy Cross, how you want to see our school grow, and ask him those questions that always seem to slip your mind when you see him.

Please feel free to send your questions and comments to Ms. Manganiello at  aida.manganiello@holycross-sa.org

We look forward to seeing you there!

Jan 082016

Incoming freshman, Miss Maggie Nava, Class of 2020, was interviewed about her decision to attend Holy Cross. Miss Nava is an accomplished student from St. Gregory the Great Catholic School and we are excited to have her walk the same halls as her father (Gabe Nava ‘80) and brother (Jay Nava ’17).

Why did you choose Holy Cross?

I have chosen to attend Holy Cross because my dad and uncles graduated from Holy Cross.  My brother, Jay also currently attends as a junior.  I enjoyed the 8th grade tour and there seems to be a lot of tradition and family at Holy Cross.

What are you looking forward to at Holy Cross?

I am looking forward to making long lasting friends who I will be spending the next four years with and hopefully many more after that.  I also look forward to being in a new environment where I will be improving my academics.

Below are some of Maggie’s accomplishments from this past year:

National Junior Honor Society President at St. Gregory

A-Honor roll first two quarters of 2015-2016 at St. Gregory

HITT Select Softball MVP (August 2015)

AIAL shot put / discus champion 2015 from St. Gregory

Jan 072016


In your prayers please remember Fernando M. Garcia who died on January 1, 2016.  Mr. Garcia is the father of Richard J. Garcia Class of 1967 and Fred M. Garcia Class of 1969.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

At Prince of Peace Catholic Church

7983 Grissom Road – 78251

9:45 AM-Visitation Begins

10:30 AM-Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, January 11, 2016

At Resurrection Cemetery

11624 W FM 471 (Culebra/next to Taft High School)

2:00 PM-Tribute and burial


Jan 072016


San Antonio Area Foundation SCHOLARSHIP applications are now open!

There are over 80 different scholarship funds listed.

Please go to the website at www.saafdn.org.

Click on the scholarship tab across the top and then the “apply for a scholarship” link on the left of the page.

Scholarship funds that have a deadline of Feb 12, 2016 will use the same application. Students will be able to complete this one application and be considered for all scholarships funds that fit their criteria.  This is determined by their responses to the questions.  The student will not be asked to select a fund on the application.

There are many other scholarship funds that have their own application.  The deadline for these other scholarships vary.  The scholarships are listed in categories.  Each scholarship states the fund name, criteria, deadline and application information.

Please feel free to contact Mrs. King with any questions or concerns!

Jan 072016

Battle of Flowers Band Festival Order Form

The Holy Cross Band and Color Guard will, once again, participate in this year’s Band Festival. The event will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the SAISD Alamo Stadium. The Prelude is at 6:30 p.m. and the Festival begins at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets will be pre-ordered for everyone interested in attending. The cost is $9 each and wheelchair seating is available for $18 for 2 people. All order forms will need to be turned in with the money (cash only) by Tuesday, January 12th to either Manny Gonzalez, Band Director or Melissa Covarrubia, Holy Cross Booster Club Secretary.


Please complete the form and return it with payment by Tuesday, January 12th. If you have any questions, please contact Manny Gonzalez (210) 861-4226 or Melissa Covarrubia (210) 273-4925 mmcovarrubia@eisd.net