To help us put our faith into action and meet our Christian responsibility to help the less fortunate, Social Ministry has several outreach programs geared to meeting the many needs of brothers and sisters in our parish and community.

Social Ministry meets four times a year on the third Monday of September, October, March and May. There is always a need for new talent and energy to maintain these many and varied projects. Even if you are unable to attend meetings, we welcome your help on any or all of our projects.

In addressing a need for food, Social Ministry manages food drives and our parish food shelf.
In addition, a long-time and on-going can and bottle recycling program continues to raise money to fund food vouchers for needy families. (You can leave your rinsed "empties" at the church entrances.) Members of Social Ministry also participate in the on-going weekend Meals-on-Wheels program and the Blessed Sacrament Supper Program.

Special Outreach Projects
Annually, Social Ministry oversees the Christmas Giving Tree and organizes volunteer packers and drivers for the Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets. They also send holiday cards to members of the parish that are in senior centers or areas other than their own home.

During Lent, they manage Operation Rice Bowl whose funds support humanitarian efforts around the world.

Their Bread Sales support various agencies that work with the needy in our area.

Put Your Faith Into Action

Chair the Social Ministry Committee
Please call Mary Bringley at 467-9274.

Serve at the Blessed Sacrament Supper
Anyone interested in helping Holy Cross serve dinner at the Blessed Sacrament Supper Program, should call Mary Bringley at 467-9274. We need a commitment of about 2 hours of your time on any 1st Tuesday of the month. We serve dinner and then clean up. Everyone is welcome!

Be Our Representative for Habitat for Humanity
Holy Cross is one of nine Greece churches that have joined together to sponsor a Habitat home in the City of Rochester. Anyone interested in being our parish representative, should call Mary Bringley at 467-9274.