Address: 580 E. Jackson Street, San Jose, CA 95112

(408) 294-2440

Liturgy Ministries

Holy Cross Parish Liturgy Ministry helps make mass and special mass organized. The ministry includes, Eucharistic, Liturgy Committee, Music, Lectors/Readers, Collection Counters, Alter Servers and Ushers.


Click on tabs below for more info in English, Italian and Spanish.

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Eucharistic ministers assist the priest in distributing Communion at all of the Masses. They may also bring the sacrament to the sick, homebound, or those in convalescent homes.

  • Bro. Raul Ochoa, C.S. (5:00PM Mass) (408) 294-1310
  • Josephine Locquaio (8:30AM Mass) (408) 272-8621
  • Ramon Lopez (10:00AM Mass) (408) 998-4273
  • Sonia Peneyra (11:30AM Mass) (408) 259-3032
  • Caterina Ventimiglia (1:00PM Mass) (408) 297-8257
  • Guadalupe Hernandez (6:00PM Mass) (408) 298-8370

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This committee helps to plan the celebration of the parish liturgies. They listen to parishioners’ experiences of liturgy, evaluate them, and strive to make all aspects of the community’s worship as meaningful as possible.

  • Parish Office (408) 294-2440

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Music, such a significant part of worship, can involve parishioners in a variety of ways. Being a part of the seasonal choirs, playing an instrument, or leading as cantor are specific opportunities available. This ministry involves three English choirs, two Spanish Choirs and one Italian Choir. This ministry is performed at weekly Sunday Masses and during special celebrations during the year.

  • Joe & Rose Villegas (5:00PM Choir) (408) 297-9210
  • Aaron Curioca (10:00AM Choir) (408) 292-6644
  • Clement Santiago (11:30AM Choir) (408) 318-2152
  • Virginia Sacci (1:00PM Choir) (408) 923-0251
  • Pedro Contreras (6:00PM Choir) (408) 283-9348

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Lectors assist at the Mass and other liturgies in proclaiming the Word of God in the readings. They also present the prayers of the faithful and parish announcements, indicating the important role of the laity in the liturgy.

  • Ramon Lopez (408) 998-4273
  • Sonia Peneyra (408) 259-3032

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Parish members show stewardship through the weekly collection at Mass. Rotating groups of parishioners count the collection each week. This is to assure accuracy and accountability.

  • Fr. Leonardo Rocha, C.S. (408) 294-2440

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Those who received first Communion already are welcome to participate in the liturgy by serving with the priest at Mass. This is an important involvement for our younger members of the Parish. Training is provided by an adult minister.

  • Fr. Livio Stella, C.S. (408) 294-2440

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Ushers / Welcoming Committee 
Greeters create a hospitable environment before Mass by welcoming people with a smile as they enter the church, making them feel at home.
Ushers are primarily responsible for making people feel welcomed at Mass and assisting them in finding seating. They also assist with the offertory collection, processional direction, and distributing bulletins. It is the responsibility of this committee to make sure the missalettes are in order for the next Mass, the bulletins are in place, etc…

  • Fr. Livio Stella, C.S. (408) 294-2440

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I ministri eucaristici assistono il prete nella distribuzione della comunione durante la celebrazione della messa e possono essere incaricati della distribuzione eucaristica agli ammalati, ai senzatetto, e alle persone nei convalescenziari.

  • Bro. Raul Ochoa, C.S. (5:00PM Mass) (408) 294-1310
  • Josephine Locquaio (8:30AM Mass) (408) 272-8621
  • Ramon Lopez (10:00AM Mass) (408) 998-4273
  • Sonia Peneyra (11:30AM Mass) (408) 259-3032
  • Caterina Ventimiglia (1:00PM Mass) (408) 297-8257
  • Guadalupe Hernandez (6:00PM Mass) (408) 298-8370

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Questo gruppo aiuta a pianificare la celebrazione delle liturgie sulla base delle esperienze liturgiche dei fedeli al fine di dare un significato piu’ profondo alla messa.

  • Casa Parrocchiale (408) 294-2440

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La musica, uno dei mezzi che piu’ ci avvicina a Dio, puo essere esercitata dai fedeli in diversi modi. Se sapete suonare uno strumento o cantare, per favore unitevi ad uno dei nostri cori.
Questo ministero comprende tre cori inglesi, due spagnoli e uno italiano che esercitano ad ogni messa domenicale e nelle celebrazioni speciali che si tengono durante l’anno.

  • Joe & Rose Villegas (5:00PM Choir) (408) 297-9210
  • Aaron Curioca (10:00AM Choir) (408) 292-6644
  • Clement Santiago (11:30AM Choir) (408) 318-2152
  • Virginia Sacci (1:00PM Choir) (408) 923-0251
  • Pedro Contreras (6:00PM Choir) (408) 283-9348

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I lettori partecipano alla messa e ad altre liturgie proclamando la Parola di Dio attraverso le letture. I lettori presentano anche le preghiere dei fedeli e gli annunci della parrocchia, sottolineando il ruolo dei laici nella liturgia.

  • Bro. Raul Ochoa, C.S. (5:00PM Mass) (408) 294-1310
  • Josephine Locquaio (8:30AM Mass) (408) 272-8621
  • Ramon Lopez (10:00AM Mass) (408) 998-4273
  • Sonia Peneyra (11:30AM Mass) (408) 259-3032
  • Caterina Ventimiglia (1:00PM Mass) (408) 297-8257
  • Guadalupe Hernandez (6:00PM Mass) (408) 298-8370

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Il movimento neocatecumenale si basa su una triade: la Parola di Dio, la Liturgia e la Comunità. L’obiettivo di questo movimento e’ quello di portare la gente delle comunità parrocchiali ad una fede piu’ matura. Questo un carisma nella chiesa che ci chiama alla conversione.

  • Jorge Martinez (408) 292-5285

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Chi ha ricevuto la prima comunione e’ invitato a servire il sacerdote durante la celebrazione della messa. Questo e’ un compito importante per i piu’ piccoli. Un ministro adulto provvede all’allenamento dei giovani in questo compito.

  • Fr. Livio Stella, C.S. (408) 294-2440

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Gli uscieri creano un ambiente accogliente nel momento in cui i fedeli entrano in chiesa, offrendo un sorriso e trovando loro dove sedersi. Questo gruppo inoltre e’ responsabile della raccolta delle offerte durante l’offertorio, delle informazioni sulla processione, della distribuzione del bolletino della chiesa e deimessalini per la messa successive.

  • Fr. Livio Stella, C.S. (408) 294-2440

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Los Ministros de EUCARISTÍA ayudan al sacerdote a distribuir la Comunión en todas las Misas. Ellos pueden También llevar la Comunión a los enfermos, heridos, o a esos que están en casa convalecientes.

  • Bro. Raul Ochoa, C.S. (5:00PM Mass) (408) 294-1310
  • Josephine Locquaio (8:30AM Mass) (408) 272-8621
  • Ramon Lopez (10:00AM Mass) (408) 998-4273
  • Sonia Peneyra (11:30AM Mass) (408) 259-3032
  • Caterina Ventimiglia (1:00PM Mass) (408) 297-8257
  • Guadalupe Hernandez (6:00PM Mass) (408) 298-8370

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Este comite ayuda a planear las celebraciones litúrgicas de la parroquia. Ellos escuchan las experiencias litúrgicas de parroquianos, las evalúan, y se esfuerzan en hacer todos los aspectos de la celebración comunitaria los mas significante posible.

  • Rectoria (408) 294-2440

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La MÚSICA es parte significativa de la alabanza en la celebración, ya que puede envolver a los parroquianos de varias maneras. Ser parte del coro, tocar un instrumento, o simplemente cantar, son solo algunas de las oportunidades abiertas para todo parroquiano. Este ministerio envuelve a tres coros en Ingles, dos en Español y un coro en Italiano y participan semanalmente en las Misas Dominicales u otras celebraciones especiales durante el año.

  • Joe & Rose Villegas (5:00PM Choir) (408) 297-9210
  • Aaron Curioca (10:00AM Choir) (408) 292-6644
  • Clement Santiago (11:30AM Choir) (408) 318-2152
  • Virginia Sacci (1:00PM Choir) (408) 923-0251
  • Pedro Contreras (6:00PM Choir) (408) 283-9348

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Los lectores participan en la Misa y en otras liturgias proclamando la palabra de Dios por medio de las lecturas. También presentan las oraciones de los Fieles y los anuncios parroquiales indicando la importancia del servicio laico en la liturgia.

  • Bro. Raul Ochoa, C.S. (5:00PM Mass) (408) 294-1310
  • Josephine Locquaio (8:30AM Mass) (408) 272-8621
  • Ramon Lopez (10:00AM Mass) (408) 998-4273
  • Sonia Peneyra (11:30AM Mass) (408) 259-3032
  • Caterina Ventimiglia (1:00PM Mass) (408) 297-8257
  • Guadalupe Hernandez (6:00PM Mass) (408) 298-8370

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Miembros de la parroquia muestran su co-responsabilidad con la iglesia. Grupos de parroquianos se alternan cada semana para contar la colecta y así asegurar exactitud y responsabilidad.

  • P. Livio Stella, C.S. (408) 294-2440

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Aquellos que recibieron su Primera Comunión son bienvenidos a participar en la liturgia ayudando al Sacerdote durante la Misa. Esta es una manera muy importante para que nuestros pequenos miembros de la parroquia se envuelvan y participen en la Misa. El entrenamiento se imparte por un ministro adulto y responsable.

  • P. Livio Stella, C.S. (408) 294-2440

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Estas personas crean un ambiente hospitalario antes de la Misa y dan la bienvenida con una sonrisa a los que vienen a la iglesia, haciendolos sentirse en casa. Los acomodadores son primeramente responsables en hacer sentir a la gente bienvenida a la Misa ayudandolos a encontrar un lugar donde sentarse. También ayudan durante la colecta en el ofertorio, a dirigir la procesión, y a pasar los boletines. Es responsabilidad del comite asegurarse de que los misales estén en orden para la Misa siguiente, que los boletines estén en su lugar, etc….

  • P. Livio Stella, C.S. (408) 294-2440
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