New Altar Server Training
Would you like to be an Altar Server? The Altar Server Ministry is open to all boys and girls in the parish who are in the 5th grade or older. Training Sessions will be held here in the church on:
Attendance is required at all training sessions. Altar Server Training Forms are available in the narthex and must be completed and turned in at the first training session on February 7th. A brief introductory meeting (20 min.) for parents will be held at the start of the first session - parents must attend. You must register for Server Training in advance. Please call Greg Norris, training coordinator, at 630-879-0706 or via email at: email@example.com no later than January 29th to register for training, or with questions regarding server training or training session attendance.
Help and Healing
Holy Cross Catholic Church has chosen to undertake a new ministry for our parish called Help and Healing. This team will minister to the needs of victims of domestic violence or abuse. We are currently looking for people who would like to assist with this Ministry. If you have an interest, please contact Gael Hanauer at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Deb Bacorn at: email@example.com or call the Parish Office at 630-879-4750.
Greeters Are Needed
Share your gift of hospitality by being Jesus’ voice and smile as your fellow parishioners come to worship at Holy Cross Church. It will only take 20 to 30 minutes of your time once a month. We are in need of greeters for the 4:15PM Saturday Mass and 6:30AM and 11:15AM Sunday Masses. Your love of serving Jesus is the only requirement for this rewarding ministry.
Please call Jean Porter at 630-879-2223 or the parish office at 630-879-4750 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Cross Meal Ministry
The Holy Cross meal ministry offers an opportunity to serve others through meal delivery. The meals ministry serves parishioners providing ready-to-eat meals. Our meals ministry meets needs within the church body during challenging times, such as severe illness, convalescence, new baby, or grief. If you would like to learn more, serve in this ministry, or know of a family that would benefit, please contact Kathleen at: email@example.com
Enriching Lives Ministry
A big THANK YOU to all our volunteers. Without you our ministry couldn’t happen. Your example of doing God’s work has brought many people closer to God. A little kindness and compassion means so much to those you share it with. So many of you respond positively whenever an e-mail request to help is sent out. There are so many wonderful heartfelt stories I hear from those we help and those who volunteer. You are doing God’s work. God Bless all of you.
Please Sign-Up To Receive Help Requests
The ELM ministry from time to time sends out special requests to its mailing lists. These requests go out approximately once every two to three weeks and cover things like taking a senior to Mass once per month, picking up something for a senior, ocassionally helping with yard or housework for a needy family or senior, etc. Members do not respond to the e-mails unless the particular request is something they would like to do or have their family do. Consider joinning the Special Requests ELM ministry. It does not commit someone to a
long-term commitment but one which requires helping someone in need a few times. We could use you. Thank you in advance!
Helpline phone: 630 879-4750 x-321 E-Mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Michael Ministry of Compassionate Care
A Thought to Ponder ~ Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above! ~ James 1:17
Here we are on the Fourth Sunday of Advent...the Advent Season has passed so quickly this year, but we seem to say that every year!
Our loving Christ Child arrives in our hearts and homes this week! Make way for His coming! He is the real Spirit of Christmas as He brings us the greatest and perfect gift of Himself and His love for us! God is with us!
Love came down on Christmas Day so many years ago
Peace came down on Christmas Day to fill the hearts of men
Joy came down on Christmas Day as angels came to earth
Let us rejoice on this day that Christ was born! May the Peace of the Christ Child surround you and yours this Christmas Day and beyond! Treasure the Peace of Christmas in your heart and in your memories!
A Blessed and Merry 'Mary' Christmas to all!
The Funeral Liturgy Team is willing to meet with any parishioners who would like to pre-plan their Funeral Liturgy. This is a great gift of love for yourself and for your family. We will gladly meet with you at your convenience, just call to arrange an appointment with Mary Ann Sestak at 630-879-8525 or Bob Pogwizd at 630-262-3395.
Batavia Brotherhood Banquet
February 13, 2014 at 6:30PM
At Holy Cross Donovan Hall
Tickets are $15 each
Featuring: Lester Munson
Tickets on sale following all Masses
Montini Catholic School in McHenery, Illinois has an opening for its principal position for the 2014-15 school year. Montini is a Pre-K--8 elementary school with an enrollment of approximately 315 students which is sponsored and supported by the three parishes in the community. Candidates must be practicing Catholics and possess an Illinois admininistrative license or be eligible for a license. Candidates with a master’s degree and previous Catholic shcool administrative experience are preferred.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume and credentials to: Michael Kagan, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Rockford, P.O. Box 7044, 555 Colman Center Drive, Rockford, IL 61125 or: email@example.com.
American Heritage Girls (AHG)
AHG is a Christian, faith-based, non-profit organization for girls. AHG's program is similar to scouting and teaches many life skills. The mission of AHG is to “build women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.” The all girl units within the AHG troop structure, provide a nurturing environment for learning and building positive relationships. Through the AHG program, girls are enriched physically, mentally, and spiritually through a diverse range of badge activities, community service projects, camping, and outdoor programs. Our troop is diverse with members from area Catholic schools, public schools, and homeschool groups.
Our Troop meetings are usually held on the second and fourth Fridays of every month from 7:00-8:30PM in Donovan Hall.
Box Tops for Education
Our school will earn 10 cents for every Box Top Label that you cut from products you already buy. Please help us by cutting them out, and placing them in the box located on the table in the narthex. All money earned goes toward enhancing the children’s education. For more information about this wonderful program please go to: http://www.boxtops4education.com
Fox Valley Catholic Bible Study of Life Eternal
7 week Bible Study,
Wednesday mornings beginning January 29th,
9:15AM - 11:00AM
What is Hesed House?
Hesed House is our local PADS Homeless Shelter located in Aurora, IL and run by charitable donations and volunteers.
Holy Cross Parish volunteers the first Friday of each Month.
We are looking for two Hesed House volunteers to work an overnight shift.
Attention All Hesed House
Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry
With the continuing economic difficulties, the client roster at the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry increases weekly and the pantry serves more than 400 hundred families every month. Did you know our parish supplies monthly volunteers to help at the all-volunteer run Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry? Please consider joining us for an occasional morning or afternoon shift. Volunteers are most needed on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings. If sharing your time is not possible, please consider sharing your resources; nonperishable and monetary donations are appreciated! Questions, or to volunteer, please contact Christina at via email or (630) 482-2395 for more info.
Rosary to Host 34th Annual Superbowl Party
Turf Room in North Aurora
Rosary High School Sports Boosters will hold its 34th Annual Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 2, 2013, at 3:00PM at the Turf Room in North Aurora, 1033 Kibery Lane (near Randall and Orchard). The event will include mini raffles, a $5 raffle, a silent auction, the “Lotto” Drawing, plenty of boards, and of course the ability to watch the big game on more than 25 flat screen TVs. The Lotto drawing is $50 per ticket and $12,000 will be awarded in cash prizes. Prizes for the $5 raffle include 1st :$1500 toward a dream Vacation of your choice, 2nd: Large screen TV, 3rd: iPad Air, 4th: A night’s stay in Chicago (includes $100 Visa Gift Card), and 5th: $500 Rosary tuition credit or $250 in cash.
Admission is $38 and includes a heavy appetizer buffet (5:00- 7:00PM) and complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks (4:00- 6:30PM). A full menu and cash bar are available throughout the night. Tables of 4 to 12 are available. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
Tickets will not be sold at the door. Event tickets and raffle/lotto tickets are available online at http://rosaryhs.com/superbowl. All proceeds benefit Rosary Athletic programs. For information about the Turf Room, visit http://theturfroomrestaurant.com/. For more information about the Super Bowl Party, contact Michael Haddad at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 804-9122.