Mission

Working at Holy Cross

Holy Cross employs more than 1,000 full-time and part-time employees, including hourly staff members, administrators, faculty members, and Jesuits. Our mission to “pursue excellence in teaching, learning and research” commits us to recruiting, retaining, and fostering the development of faculty and staff who approach basic human questions from a rich variety of perspectives and diverse backgrounds. Faculty and staff are invited to help shape a transformative educational experience for the students we are privileged to serve.

Holy Cross pursues excellence by embodying the mission of the College. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross seeks to build a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are woven throughout the fabric of the College mission, and are paramount in all aspects of the community. We seek to nurture a diverse, engaged, social and intellectual community, marked by openness, respect and love.

Learn more about the Office of Mission for resources and support on new initiatives for faculty, staff and alumni such as the Campus Colleagues Program or Jesu-what? Program. These opportunities allow faculty and staff to engage more deeply in the College’s mission, guided by the Jesuit principle of “men and women for and with others,” to be united in their awareness of the broader world and commitment to make that world a better, more compassionate place.

McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture

The Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture sponsors and supports programming that explores basic human questions of meaning, morality, and mutual obligation.

Faculty and Staff are encouraged to attend the events and participate in dialogues that are interreligious as well as interdisciplinary, intercultural, and international in scope.

Faith & Worship on Campus

Jesuit holds a banner of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, as he and other clergy members process out of St. Joseph Chapel

Please note there are no masses held on campus during the summer break.  Normal scheduling resumes on Sunday, August 28.

Service Location Times
Catholic Mass - Weekly Service St. Joseph Chapel Sundays, 11:30am & 7pm
Catholic Mass - Daily Service McCooey Chapel Daily, 12:05pm & 9pm
Interdenominal Worship - Weekly Service McCooey Chapel Sundays, 4:30pm

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