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.
Enriching Lives Ministry
A SPECIAL NOTE FROM A PARISHIONER WHO VISITS A SENIOR by Shawn Touney
WE ENTERTAIN AT SENIOR RESIDENCES
You may not be aware that we have restarted the immensely popular entertainment at senior residences in the area. A number of parishioners
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Michael Bereavement Ministry
A thought to ponder ~ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ~ The Sign of the Cross
Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. This feast is celebrated one week following Pentecost Sunday. The Holy Trinity is fundamental to our Catholic faith, but it is also our greatest mystery. As stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: The dogma of the Holy Trinity states that the Trinity is One. We do not confess three Gods, but one God in three ersons...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all equally God and they cannot be divided. Perhaps it would be helpful to think of them as:
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.
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
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.
Interested in this ministry? Contact Carole Meeker at 630-761-4252 or via email: email@example.com.
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.
Vocation Camps 2015
Registration forms for all three camps are available at: www.rockforddiocese.org/vocations/vocation-camps
Camp will begin with check-in at 6:00 PM on Sunday, June 21, 2015. After you are settled into your room we will have a Mass at 7:00PM for you and all your family members if they are able to attend, then camp/retreat will commence after Mass. The camp will end at 11:00AM on Wednesday, June 24th. There will be separate discussion groups for those who are seniors and college-aged.
Meet some of the Sisters that will be at our Camp/Retreat this year.
Camp begins with check-in at 6:00PM on Sunday, July 12, 2015 and ends at 11:00AM on Wednesday, July 15th. Parents and siblings are welcome to come on Sunday for an opening Mass at 7:00PM, with camp commencing after Mass.
The retreat begins with check-in at 6:00PM on Sunday, July 19, 2015 and ends at 11:00AM on Wednesday, July 22rd. Parents and siblings are welcome to come on Sunday for an opening Mass at 7:00PM. The retreat will commence after Mass. There will be separate discussion groups for those in college and high school