Celebrating the Sacraments

Baptism Preparation

In requesting Baptism for infants and young children, it is important for parent to have an overall understanding of the sacrament, its scriptural roots, the Baptism ceremony, and the importance of godparents and parents.Parents must be registered, active members of the Parish for a minimum of four months prior to arranging for a Baptism.


Baptism Information


For information about adult baptism please see our Faith Formation page.

First Penance (Reconciliation)

First Penance (Reconciliation) is traditionally celebrated in second grade.  One full year of Faith Formation must be completed before First Penance.


Application for First Reconciliation and Eucharist

First Eucharist (Communion)

 First Eucharist (Communion) is traditionally received at the end of second grade.  Two consecutive years of Faith Formation are required before the reception of First Eucharist.  All candidates in the Parish Faith Formation, Catholic School or Home Schooled must participate in the sacramental preparation before receiving the Sacrament of Eucharist.  Parent Orientation is in September.


Application for First Reconciliation and Eucharist



The Sacrament of Confirmation is traditionally received at or around age 14, but may be received anytime from eighth grade through twelfth grade through our Youth Ministry. Requirements for our Confirmation program include at least two consecutive years of Faith Formation before your teen can participate in Confirmation Sacrament Prep. Our prep classes run throughout the school year with Confirmation happening sometime in April or May, as decided by the Diocese. Our Parent/Candidate Orientation is scheduled for September 10, 2017, 4:30 – 6:30 pm in the Salesian Hall. This orientation is for the teen, parent and sponsor, if available. Click HERE to view the 2017 – 2018 Confirmation Calendar.


All questions about Confirmation Prep can be directed to the Youth Ministry Coordinator, Denys Davis at 336-497-1408 or holycrossyouthministry@yahoo.com



 For information about adult confirmation please see our Faith Formation  page.

Marriage Preparation

The marriage preparation ministry is intended to prepare couples for their marriage vocation in the Catholic Church.  Because Marriage is a Sacrament of the Living, the bride and groom must enter into the bonds of Matrimony in the State of Grace and free from all impediments.  The Sacrament of Penance should be received prior to the marriage.In order for Engagement Encounter or Pre-Cana to be scheduled, Matrimony preparation must begin at least six months prior to the wedding date.  Please call the parish office to schedule an appointment (996-5109 ext. 10).


Wedding Information

Holy Orders/Religious Life 

If you feel called to the priesthood or the consecrated life, please contact the Pastor [336-996-5109 x11] for assistance with your vocational discernment.

Annointing the Sick

Please contact Parish Care [336-497-1767] to arrange an anointing or attend the First Saturday Mass at 10 AM.



Parish Mission Statement

Redeemed and united by Christ's love, we take up the Cross to make Jesus known, loved and served.
In support of this mission, Holy Cross Catholic Church strives to: 

                * Worship God with joy and devotion;

                * Deepen our faith to be a reflection of Christ through discipleship and service to others;

Strengthened by his body and blood we become the body of Christ.Come worship, grow and serve with us.