Youth

The Sacrament of First Reconciliation

The healing sacrament of Reconciliation is one of God’s greatest gifts to us. Our Young Parishioners will have the opportunity to prepare for this sacrament starting in November.

If your child is in 2nd grade or older and wants to experience Jesus in a more personal way, please attend ONE of our Reconciliation meetings:

Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 PM
OR Thursday, November 21 at 6:30 PM


Meetings are for both Parent & Child, in the School Cafeteria.
Sacramental registration forms are available in the parish Center Foyer.

We consider it a privilege to work with the parents and children in nourishing the Catholic faith of our parish families.

All parish children in grades 1-8, who are not attending a Catholic School, should be enrolled in a Religious Education Class. We provide instruction on the Catholic Faith in an age-appropriate format in a classroom environment. Our Religious Education teachers help reinforce an enduring belief and love of Jesus and knowledge of our Catholic Heritage and Church Doctrine.

Tweens & Teens

The Tweens and Teen Ministries provide our youth with social, educational, and spiritual enrichment. There are opportunities to develop lasting friendships while at the same time participating in parish life and assisting others.

Senior Hi Gathering
NEXT Sunday, November 10, 1:00—2:00 PM in the Convent


The Hunt is Coming! The Hunt is Coming!
23rd ANNUAL SCAVENGER HUNT
Scavenger Hunt for Items for Holy Cross Food Shelf


Holy Cross Parish Tweens/Teens with their Families & Friends
Saturday, November 16, 2019
10:00 AM – Meet in the Parish Center for Instructions
10:15 AM - Out for the HUNT! Ask about being a Street Captain
11:30 AM - Return to Parish Center with your items, and unpack

Please bring this permission slip with you on day of the hunt. If you have any questions please call 621-8133. Donna Jacobi, Holy Cross Tween/Teen Ministry Ask about being a Street Captain. See duties online at www.holycrossrochester.org.

Senior Hi Gathering & Coat Drive
Runs from Monday, Nov 17 through Sunday, Nov 24


For information on these or any youth ministry programs, please contact Donna Jacobi by e-mail at donnajacobi@hotmail.com or calling at 261-5552.

CYO

Holy Cross CYO Mass and Pep Rally, Gr 2 - 6
THIS Friday, November 22

All teams in Grades 2-6 will attend 5:20 Mass!


2nd grade b-ball & cheer should wear their “uniforms”. All other teams can wear jerseys or Bomber gear if they have them! Teams will sit together in the front pews! We will then walk over with our teams to the gym for the pep rally!

Parents can be seated in the gym and the teams will be announced! The pep rally will be followed by a pizza party & dancing! There is no cost to families! Spirit Gear will be available for purchase: T-shirts, sweats, hoodies etc!

Let’s help our parish Social Ministry Committee to fill the Holiday Food Baskets and stock the shelves in the food cupboard during this busy time of year! You can turn in items to the concession stand during the pep rally!

Ideas are: Instant potatoes, Cranberry sauce, Gravy, Stuffing mix, Cake/brownie mixes, Instant pudding, Canned vegetables, PB/jelly, Hotchoc/coffee, Toilet paper/paper towels, Pasta & Soup! Please remember that we are unable to use expired food!

Scouts

Since 1952, Cub Scout Pack 222 has provided young boys of Holy Cross an opportunity to build positive character, leadership skills, and personal fitness. Through their passion for the outdoors, Pack 222 provides multiple outings year around to provide the boys with a positive and supportive Scouting experience. Pack 222 meets on Wednesday at 6:30 PM in Beacon Place. Any questions can be directed to Thomas Richards, the Pack Cub Master, at [javascript protected email address] or 585- 732-7276.

We are Holy Cross Girl Scout Troop 61046. We are a multilevel troop with Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors from grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. We meet twice per month on Tuesday evenings at Beacon Place. From crafts to STEM activities and field trips to holiday parties and service projects, the girls are busy earning badges and having fun! Any questions can be sent to Kelly Thompson, Troop Leader, at [javascript protected email address]


The objective of all of these groups is to enable our young people to develop and grow a personal relationship with Jesus.