Holy Cross Celebration, Catholic schools week


Beginning in 2018, Hoban recognizes Catholic Schools Week with a tradition called Holy Cross Celebration. The week's scheduled events and activities perpetuate spiritual growth, reflection and celebration of our Catholic identity through the lens of Holy Cross core values. 

Monday, Jan. 30

Spiritual Engagement Prayer Opportunities: 

  • Divine Mercy Chaplet - 3:00-3:25 pm, Chapel 

School Events: 

  • Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheon, During Lunch Periods, Holy Cross Room

  • Project HOPE Donation Day: Let’s be disciples with hope to bring as we live out our core value of option for the poor. Students and Holy Cross Educators can bring in donations to support Project HOPE. Items needed include: granola bars, hand warmers, batteries, winter gloves, and socks. Donations will be collected in front of the Campus Ministry Office for the rest of this week!

Spirit Wear Guidelines (thanks to Student Council for providing this week’s themes!): Through the Ages

Tuesday, Jan. 31 

Spiritual Engagement Prayer Opportunities: 

  • Adoration - 7:30-7:50 am, Chapel 

  • Guided Meditation - 3:00-3:25 pm, Chapel 

School Events:

  • Hoban Spirit Pep Rally - 2:20 pm, Barry Gym

Spirit Wear Guidelines: Put the Irish to Sleep

Wednesday, Feb. 1 

Spiritual Engagement Prayer Opportunities: 

  • Morning Prayer on Option for the Poor - 7:30-7:50 am, Chapel 

  • Examen - 3:00-3:25 pm, Chapel 

School Events: 

  • February 1st marks the start of Black History Month! Stay tuned for more information on events that will be happening to celebrate Black History Month. Thanks to the BSU for planning these events! 

  • It’s National Signing Day! Be sure to congratulate our student-athletes who are planning to continue their academic and athletic careers next year at the collegiate level. 

  • Holy Cross Trivia During Enrichment B: Come test your Holy Cross knowledge during Enrichment B (location TBD). Prizes will be awarded to the winners. 

  • Treat Bags at Lunch: To continue to celebrate Holy Cross Celebration & Catholic Schools Week, be sure to get a treat bag at lunch tomorrow. Thank you to Mrs. Heller and the Parents Club for providing these!

Spirit Wear Guidelines: Salad Dressing Day

Thursday, Feb. 2 

Spiritual Engagement Prayer Opportunities: 

  • Rosary - 7:30-7:50 pm, Chapel 

  • Centering Prayer - 3:00-3:25 pm, Chapel 

School Events: 

  • One Hope One Dream Award Assembly - 10:35 am, Barry Gym: The Hoban community will gather to recognize two alumnae who will be presented with the One Hope One Dream Award. This important award is given annually to Hoban graduates whose values, attitudes and behaviors exemplify living out a dream that brings hope to others. The award recalls the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech and incorporates the Holy Cross motto, “Spes Unica,” which means “one hope.” 

Because of our all school assembly, regular school dress code must be worn today.

Friday, Feb. 3

Spiritual Engagement Prayer Opportunities: 

  • Mass - 7:20-7:50 am, Chapel 

School Events: 

  • Holy Cross Hoops Game - 1:30 pm, Barry Gym: It’s time for the annual Holy Cross Hoops Students vs. Faculty/Staff Basketball Game! Thank you to Student Council for planning this event. 

  • Find a Knight: 15 knights will be hidden around the school for you to find. When you find a knight, bring it to the Campus Ministry Office for a prize!

Spirit Wear Guidelines: Class Colors