Originally from India, father Jose has been in the United States since 1994 and has been a pastor of the Holy Cross parish since 2008, since his arrival father has been working tirelessly  to make the parish a place where we can all growth in spirituality  and service in our lord Jesus Christ. 

Parish Council

Formed by five member the Parish council is here to support our pastor and to serve as a liason between the community and the parish

JOY Group

JOY Group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am for mass and then we share lunch, this group is about friendship and fellowship, we believe that by sharing our experinces and our faith we can all grow as a family

Nursing Home Ministry: 

Every Sunday the nursing home ministers take the body and blood of Jesus Christ to those elderly Catholics unable to make it to mass. Richard Kilhs is looking for volunteers willing to donate 1.5 hours once a month to be part of this rewarding ministry.

Lucia Villanueva

Associate Assistant

Women's Group

The Women's Group mission is to further our spiritual and personal growth, we participate in continuing education programs, coordinate activities to develop friendships and conduct philanthropic work to assist the church and communities in which we live.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults: 

Are you an adult thinking of becoming Catholic or just curious of the Catholic faith? are you a Christian missing one or all of the three sacraments of initiation baptism, confirmation or communion?  or would you like to help with this program? if so Bobby Joyce and Roxy McKee welcome you into this ministry. 

Father Jose Issac


Patricia Barth 

Associate Assistant

Melina Lagarreta

Associate Assistant

"My name is Melina Legarreta, I am 23 years old and have 6 siblings. My family and I moved to Sparks, Nevada three years ago from Phoenix, Arizona. I have been in youth ministry for ten years, thanks be to God. I started out being part of a youth group and slowly made my way to becoming a leader. Serving God brings me immense joy and leading teens to Him is what I love most. I am blessed to be a part of such an incredible community like Holy Cross and I pray that God continues to allow me to serve Him in this wonderful Parish. "

Hey, my name is Lucy! Im 26, I love cats, spending time with my family and Im a fan of positive change in myself and in others. I love learning more about my Faith and teaching others what I know. I currently help out with  office work and special events during weekends. I enjoy helping others in anyway I can. My goal for being a part of Holy Cross is to make a positive impact in this church, in the community and with every person I interact with. 

Parish Groups

Consejo Guadalupano

El consejo Guadalupano esta dedicado a promover la devoción a nuestra madre la virgen de Guadalupe, la virgen Morena es nuestro modelo de vida y aspiramos a ser sus fieles devotos

Eucharistic Ministers: 

Joe Hagarty leads the extraordinary ministers of the Eucharistic, this very important ministry is in charge of helping the presider distribute the body and blood of Jesus Christ during regular mass.

Knights Of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded by Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, it was named in honor of the explorer Christopher Columbus.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Patricia Barth and Father Jose has entrusted me with the opportunity of bringing ‘our’ children closer to Christ.
I have been blessed with three grown children and am a grandmother (Nana) to five beautiful granddaughters. 
My mission this year and in the years to come is to maintain a very successful program with an emphasis on the faith formation of our children and families. I pray you will join in my mission to work together not only to form our children in faith but also grow in faith ourselves as teachers and parents in our quest to develop a closer relationship with Jesus Christ or Lord. 


Jesus is the living word of God, when you lector you are sharing Jesus with the community. John Bell is in charge of this ministry and welcomes new lectors willing to share the good news.

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Funeral Ministry: 

As a parish, we would like to be able to reach out to families who are suffering the loss of a loved one.
We would like to be able to provide refreshments for the family and friends after a funeral service. In order to do this, we need to find people who are willing to help with this ministry. We will need those who are willing to set-up, host and clean up afterwards, those who are willing to make phone calls to those who are willing to bake some cookies or other finger desserts.