20th Annual Great Lakes Catholic Men's Conference
"Walk the Talk"
NIU Holmes Student Center, DeKalb, Illinois
“I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life ” John 14:6
A dynamic team of speakers will help you to understand authentic masculinity and heroic virtue, inspiring you to stand up for God and help transform our world and our culture. From their personal experiences, you'll hear how you can direct your time, thoughts, and energy toward forming a personal relationship with God. Come and gather new insights that will help you find a new meaning for your life, gain a game plan for holiness, set your faith on fire and renew your commitments to God, Church, family and others.
Featured speakers include:
Our parish is selling tickets, purchase one after Mass $35 Early bird registration deadline is November 4th
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: email@example.com or Deb Bacorn at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Parish Office at 630-879-4750.
Enriching Lives Ministry
Please take 10 to 15 Minutes twice A Month to Make A Lonely Senior Happy by Ed Barsotti
We Want to Restart Entertaining the Seniors But WeNeed You!
(Editor’s note: For two or three years, parishioners and others entertained “slightly to considerably” dependent
Need Assistance, Or Know Of Somebody Who Does?
To join the Enriching Lives Ministry, Click on 'Want to Join Ministry?' at our newly-revised website above.
Helpline phone: 630 879-4750 x-321 E-Mail:email@example.com
St. Michael Bereavement Ministry
A thought to ponder ~ Eternal Father, I offer You the most precious blood of your Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, for those in my own home and in my family. Amen.
Today we celebrate All Souls' Day which is the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed. Each of us have members of our family or friends who have touched our lives and have shown us God's love, but He has called them to their eternal reward. We miss them deeply as we offer them back to God in thanksgiving for His gift of them in our lives. Because God has blessed our lives with these special people, our Church honors these loved ones today, November 2nd, the Feast of All Souls.
The St. Michael Ministry of Compassionate Care invites all parishioners to join us in prayer this evening, November 2nd, at the Annual All Souls' Memorial Candle Lighting Service which will be held at 7:00 PM in the Church. We remember and pray for the repose of the souls of all of our deceased parishioners, family members, friends, all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, and most especially those loved ones who have died between November 2013 and October 2014. Please join us for the All Souls' Memorial Candle Lighting Service tonight! All are welcome at this meaningful and inspirational service!
It is important for us to pray for our beloved departed.
May all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
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.
Holy Cross Boy Scout Troop 21 Annual Wreath Sale
Instructions on how to order: Please visit: WWW.TROOP21WREATHS.COM to order your wreaths today!
A tithe will be donated back to the parish community
Delivery at Holy Cross will be Mon. Nov. 24th
Everyone is invited to attend and worship in appreciation of our First Responders, their families, and the safety and security they provide.
November 6th, 2014 at 7:00pm
Holy Angels Church – 120 S. Lancaster Ave., Aurora Sponsored by Knights of Columbus #4849
Saturday, November 15th 8:00AM-11:00AM in Donovan Hall. The cost is only $39.00 (a $200 value).
Fasting cholesterol screenings include: TC, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, Glucose, Non-HDL and Heart Risk Ratio. A finger prick gives you results in 5 minutes. Call 630-879-4750x122 for an appointment.
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
Aurora Central Catholic
Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry
Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry
The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, volunteer agency that is directed and operated by community and local church volunteers throughout the Fox Valley. Those who visit and use the Food Pantry are our neighbors and friends: people with disabilities, seniors, low income families, and families who have lost their jobs. Holy Cross has a monthly collection the first weekend of each month. Our next collection is the weekend of November 1st/2nd. We are responsible for collecting non-perishable food items and paper products. All donations should be brought to church and placed in the coat closet in the narthex.
Hours of Operation for the Food Pantry:
Questions, or to volunteer, please contact Christina at via email or (630) 482-2395 for more info.
What is Hesed House?
There are MANY ways for ALL to get involved with the ministry of helping our homeless. Holy Cross provides relief for Hesed House on the first Friday of each month.
Our next time of service will be