I'm New

When you visit

Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?

We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.

What should I wear?

We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you're joining us and want you to be more focused on the service than what you're wearing. In the summertime, it's not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt. Others prefer to still put on their "Sunday best," and that's fine too! However, we do request that shorts be of a conservative length (no “short-shorts”) and that in general, clothing be respectable and conservative.

How do I get to HOLY CROSS PARISH?

Our church is located at 128 E. Washington St., Auburn, IL 62615. Here is a map.

Where should I park?

You may park in our church parking lot which is directly East of the church.  If handicapped parking is needed, you may park along the East side of the church and use the handicap ramp.

I’m not Catholic ... so, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?

Coming Soon.

I’m not Catholic ... is it okay for me to participate in communion?

Coming Soon.

Am I expected to put money in the offering?

If you are visiting with us, we don't expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by. If you consider our parish your church home, we'd love for you to prayerfully consider giving to our parish on a weekly basis. You can give by check or cash during the service, or you can sign up for online giving here

I have a hearing problem. Is there any special assistance?

There are Assisted Listening Devices on the stand outside of the Reconciliation Room.  You may use one of these.  We do ask you to bring your own ear buds to plug in to the ALD.