Kids Operating with Real Enthusiam
KORE (Kids Operating with Real Enthusiasm!), is open to all youth in grades 6-8. No formal registration is required. It offers monthly team building meetings and events centering on a message or act of service. These meetings are held on Sundays (See the calendar for dates and times).
KORE also sponsors "Pure Fun" socials, retreats and special events. Several of these events offered throughout the year are planned in conjunction with other area parishes. Keep an eye on this site, "KORE KORNER" in the bulletin and our monthly calendar for other dates and times! Adult and High School volunteers are invited and encouraged to participate in this rewarding ministry.
If you are registered with Holy Cross Church but not registered with the Holy Cross Religious Education program (for example you attend a Catholic School or are home schooled) please call the Religious Education office to be placed on the KORE mailing list! Contact Jen Haviland at (630) 879-4751 x111
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Check out some of the pictures from our recent events. Check back often to see our new pictures.
Remember that some of the activities require permission slips BEFORE you go!! Don't forget or it will be a long and lonely ride home :-(
If you have questions or would like to volunteer to help with upcoming events, please contact:
Calling all Middle School and High School students...
We need your help, energy, and excitement with the little kids games at the parish picnic on Sunday, September 15th, after the 11:15AM Mass. Volunteers would lead a variety of games, face painting, and other fun activities. Bring your joy and willingness to have fun! RSVP to the Youth Ministry office by Friday, September 13th to let us know you can help out!
Save the Date… Youth Summit
The First Annual Dioces of Rockford Youth Summit is coming Sunday, October 6th at NIU. This is open to youth in grades 8-12. The day will include Mass and a Q & A with Bishop Malloy, Adoration, Reconciliation, Inspiring Talks and Music, and lots more! Watch for permission forms in early September. Permission slips are needed. The cost for the day is just $25. We will also need adult chaperones and drivers.
Saturday, September 21st - Open to all ages, families welcome, individuals welcome, teens, pre-teens, friends, etc.. Did you know that there are elderly and shut-in parishioners that need YOU? It's true. We have a long list of folks that just need a little assistance. It doesn't take much time, no major skills, and no cost to truly make a difference in their lives. Join us for our first Service Saturday of the year on September 21st from 9:00AM until Noon. We will be doing light yard work, washing some windows, and other light jobs. RSVP to the parish office by Wednesday, September 18th so that we know how many folks we will be able to help. You will never regret saying yes!!!