December 3     The First Sunday of Advent      at 11:00 a.m.
Advent Lessons and Carols with The Holy Eucharist:  Rite II
Anthems, hymns, and instrumental music of this reflective, beautiful Season of Advent.





            Francisco Javier Ballestas Sayas is a native of Cartagena, Colombia.   In Columbia, his teachers have included Milton Suescun and Jorge Pardo, and Alexancer Solomeniuk of Russia.
            In 2012, Mr. Sayas performed the Josef Haydn Trumpet Concerto with French conductor,  Francesca Canali.  Also in 2012, Mr. Sayas received a scholarship to study at Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
            A current student at Northwestern, Mr. Sayas is pursuing study in music education and performance.  His major professor is Galindo Rodriguez.  Mr. Sayas is the Principal Trumpet of the Northwestern Symphony Orchestra, and also plays in the Northwestern Wind Symphony and Jazz Orchestra.




October 1      Pentecost XVII       
Steve Snodgrass, violin, performs works of the rarely heard composer, Louis-Antoine Dornel





September 10          Pentecost XIV          Celebration of Holy Cross’ Name Day
11:00 a.m.          Confirmation with The Holy Eucharist:  Rite II         Bishop Owensby, Celebrant
2:00 p.m.             Festal Choral Evensong with Sermon, Bishop Owensby Officiant
                                 Service:   Dyson in Cm
                                 other music by Leonard Bernstein, Parry, Merbecke and Elgar




                                                               THE SHREVEPORT SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
                                                                                 A Midsummer’s Guitar Blast
                                                                         Sunday, August 20th at 3:00 p.m.
Join guitarist Giovanni de Chiaro and composer Kermit Poling for an
afternoon of guitar music and a special preview of their upcoming CD with the
London Symphony Orchestra.
                                                                 Free admission          Donations Welcome          
                        For more information          318-626-7996



August 27          Pentecost XII at the 11:00 a.m. Eucharist


Guest violinist Steve Snodgrass performs works by Telemann and Francois Duval












July 2          Pentecost IV at the 11:00 a.m. Eucharist
American Music with Carol Lynch, Oboe

Carol Lynch is a native of Denver Colorado and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She was a soloist with the Metro State Symphony for The Strauss Oboe Concerto and The Metro State Wind Ensemble for the performance of El Bosque Magico by Ferrer Ferran. She was a member of the Denver Young Artist Orchestra and has performed with a number of different groups across Colorado and Wyoming. Since moving to Louisiana in 2014, Carol has performed with the Texarkana Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, South Arkansas Symphony, and various other groups across the ArkLaTex area. Carol is currently a freelance oboist in the northwestern Louisiana region. 







PICTURE    Holy Cross Choir 3 20 2016The choir of Holy Cross rehearses every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m.  

Please join us.   A music folder will be waiting for you.
















Shreveport, Louisiana 
previously the parish of St. Mark’s Church, now St. Mark’s Cathedral

St. Mark’s Church
William B. Reeve     1905
Leo Bonnell Pomeroy     1920-1927
Bertha Moore     1928-1948
William C. Teague     August, 1948-1954

Church of the Holy Cross
Robert Searcy     1954
Edna Fitch     1955
Mamie Spence (Mrs. Raymond L. Spence)     1955
Conrad Soderstrom     1975-1985
Donald Clyde Hale, Jr.     1985-1992
Ronald E. Dean     1992-2015; appointed Organist/Choirmaster Emeritus     2015
Bruce Power     2015