Jul 122016



Last week (July 5-9), eight students and three faculty members participated in the Holy Cross Pilgrimage to Montreal, Canada.  Joining two other Holy Cross schools, they visited: St. Joseph’s Oratory (the product of the work and devotion of St. Br. Andre Bessete, the only Holy Cross Saint); Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral; St. Patrick’s Basilica; Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal; and, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours.  The group prayed, attended mass, walked the Way of the Cross and enjoyed fellowship.  “It was truly a spiritual experience and all were deeply affected by the trip.  We thank God for this time we spent together, for our safe travels, and for all those who helped make it possible with prayer and monetary assistance.  We look forward to the spiritual guidance these student leaders will bring to the entire student body in the coming school year.” said Dean of Student Development Richard Vasquez ’98.

Mar 072016

1. The Xavier Lopez Scholarship Board is hosting a BBQ plate sale at Fatso’s on Bandera on Saturday, April 9, 2016 and they are looking for students to:

  • Donate baked goods (2 – 4 hours credit for a donation of cakes, cookies or cupcakes)
  • Work at the location on April 9th helping us advertise outside Fatso’s  (2 – 4 hours shifts would be available)

2. The Beautify San Antonio Foundation is putting on an Earth Day event Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9am to 2pm at Woodlawn Lake Park (1103 Cincinnati Ave). Volunteers needed:

  • 1 person from 6:30 am – 8:30 am & 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm to report to Beautify San Antonio to check out tables and chairs, help vendors carry items to their booth location
  • 3 people to work the Raffle Booth for each of the following shifts: 8am – 11am; 11am – 2pm
  • 3 people to work the Tee Shirt Booth for each of the following shifts: 8am – 11am; 11am – 2pm

For additional information or to sign up, please contact Ms. Aida Manganiello at aida.manganiello@holycross-sa.org.

Nov 102015

Last Thursday, November 5th, was the first Reconciliation Day at Holy Cross for 2015-2016.
Early in the week Theology teachers reviewed the sacrament in their classes and students
signed up quickly. Between the hours of 11am and 1pm three priests saw over 100 Holy Cross
Knights. It was a very moving experience for the students and it was a delight to see them
partake in such a rejuvenating spiritual experience in our little chapel.

The next Reconciliation Day will be on March 3rd so be on the lookout for announcements. All are welcome.

Aug 262015


Good morning,

For those of you who don’t know who I am, my name is Brianna Salinas, and even though I may not look like it, I’m currently a senior here at Holy Cross. I transferred to Holy Cross my sophomore year of high school, and although I already had a couple of friends who attended here, I was still a little nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. I wouldn’t say I had a difficult time making friends but it took time for me to open up. Before attending Holy Cross, I would always make sure to make it to Holy Bowl almost every year and try to catch as many basketball games as possible, and there wasn’t a single time where I wasn’t amazed at the amount of school spirit there was and how close everyone seemed to be. Shadowing my 8th grade year, I couldn’t think of a better high school to come to that focused on family and the importance of tradition. The opportunities I imagined I would have and the success I hoped to obtain seemed endless. As I previously mentioned before, this is my third year here and my idea of what Holy Cross would be has more than exceeded my expectations. The bonds I have made with my friends and teachers are unlike any I’ve ever had before.

I’ve always been one to rely on my faith for everything, but before transferring, it was put to the test as I faced a really difficult time in my life. I guess that’s one of the reasons why I was so nervous on my first day of school, due to the fact that I was already struggling and I wasn’t looking forward to anything else in my life to turn for the worst. But boy, was I wrong. As I can remember, the first person I met on campus on my first day was Coach Arguello, and I couldn’t help but feel instantly welcomed. Regardless of the day I was having, he would always seem to be checking up on me, and even though he may not have realized it, it would really encourage me to keep bettering myself and keep pushing forward. And likewise, the group of friends I’ve made never fail to let me know that even when things aren’t going my way, there’s always something better in store for me. To me, that’s what Holy Cross is all about because I don’t have a doubt in my mind that despite the circumstances I’m faced with in the future, I know I won’t have to face them alone. As I mentioned him before, Coach Arguello saw something in me sophomore year that i didn’t see in myself. He believed in me and in my abilities to lead on and off court, and if I’ve gotten anything from him in these past three as his point guard, it would be that 1. He’s always right, even if we both know he’s wrong, 2. Success comes to those who work hard, and 3. There’s always hope to be given to those who want to succeed. And even though we may not always agree with each other, I appreciate him for always holding me to a higher standard than most. And that’s what family does; Family supports you, encourages you, and always pushes you to be the best you can possibly be. And how lucky am I, how lucky are we, to be able to attend a school that does just that.

Thank you,

Brianna Salinas, Class of 2016

Brianna’s Reflection

Jan 052015

Did you know that every 2 seconds… someone needs blood! In many cases, it is a life or death situation. If you are 16 or older, YOU can be that SOMEONE to help. Students please come and sign up in the library for next Tuesday’s blood drive. Those donating blood will also receive service hours.

DATE: Tuesday, January 13th

TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Holy Cross Convocation Center

** Everyone is welcome to participate. Only students need to sign up beforehand.

Dec 122014


Today, the Holy Cross Campus Ministry students reenacted the Vision of Juan Diego of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  The Senior and 8th Grade girls were able to go and pray before Our Lady and leave red roses at the Grotto.

In 1999, Pope John Paul II declared the date of December the 12th as a Liturgical Holy Day for the whole continent. During the same visit Pope John Paul II entrusted the cause of life to her loving protection, and placed under her motherly care the innocent lives of children, especially those who are in danger of not being born.

She is the Patroness of the Unborn and The Americas and her feast day is celebrated on December 12th.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, help us to remain faithful to your Son, even through our struggles. Renew in us a greater respect for life, especially for unborn children. Draw us constantly closer to your loving heart, where you comfort and care for us. Amen.