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Support 6th Grade Trip Fund Raiser

Order by Friday, December 6.

Pick up on Monday, December 16, 3:00—6:00 PM in the Parish Center.

Last year, for the first time ever, the sixth grade class of Holy Cross School went on an incredible over-night trip and experienced unforgettable camaraderie and remarkable experiences! Every member of the class could attend the trip without charge. They worked hard to earn the funding, AND the class had so much support from their school and Church community—all of YOU! 

We’d love to do it again! We are beginning our fund raising with items which everyone purchases during the Christmas season —The sixth grade class is teaming up with

Fabulous Flowers to provide you with florist-quality Christmas decorations that will add sparkle to your homes!

Red Poinsettias in foiled pots, Evergreen Wreaths with velvet bow and pinecones (Deluxe also has berries and trim,) Low & Round or Low & Long Evergreen Center Pieces with candle(s) ribbons, pinecones, and berries! Interested in ordering?

Complete the order form found in the November 17 bulletin, attach a check and bring it to the parish office--they will see that the school gets it! 

Thank you so much for your support of this endeavor! You are a remarkable parish community and we appreciate you.

Volunteer & Giving Opportunities

Holy Cross Food Pantry
There is a current need for the following items to help fill our pantry shelves:

  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Mac n Cheese
  • Jello/Pudding
  • Brownie/Cake mixes
  • Instant potatoes
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Bath soap

Holiday Food Baskets

With Christmas fast approaching, over the next couple months there will be a need for food donations to fill the Christmas baskets. Items needed for those will be:

  • Instant potatoes
  • Apple sauce
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Gravy
  • Stuffing
  • Canned corn/green beans
  • Muffin mix
  • Brownie/Cake mixes/Frosting
  • Olives/Pickles
  • Hot chocolate/Tea
  • Anything that would make the holiday meal special

Please remember that we are unable to hand out any food that is past the use by date or opened.

Anyone willing to help make up the baskets or deliver can call Sheila Metzger at 621-8711.

In Need of a File Cabinet
Gina, our Office Manager/Accountant, is in need of a locking 4-Drawer Lateral File Cabinet. If you (or someone you know) have one not in use and would like to donate it to the parish office, please call 663-2244. Please leave your name and phone number and you will get a call back to schedule a date and time, and make arrangements for a way to get it here. parish office, please call 663-2244. Please leave your name and phone number and you will get a call back to schedule a date and time, and make arrangements for a way to get it here.

Outwear Collection
Continue cleaning out your closets!
The Sr Hi teens are collecting outerwear again this year. Collection boxes will be in the parish center foyer from Sunday, November 17 through Sunday, November 24.

Coming Soon

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 7, 2019
9:00 – 11:00 AM

Holy Cross School Beacon Place
Family ticket $15 - two adults and two children under 12
Senior ticket - $5
Adult ticket - $6
Child ticket - $5
Children under 2 free call Donna J;) 261-5552 to request tickets

CRAFTS for CHILDREN make a Christmas Craft

Arrival time depends on the Reindeers flying time which changes with the weather and how
loud the children sing.

*PICTURES WITH SANTA will be available too

Santa loves “kids” of all ages so bring your friends and come join in the fun


Bible Study

Final Session Offered for Bible Study

Our Bible Study will have one more session this week on Tuesday, November 19 at 1:00 PM in the Parish Office Conference Room. NO 7:00 PM Session.

Around the Diocese

Stand Out for Life

Saturday Morning

Peaceful Public Witness and Prayer to End Abortion

Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 until 10:30 AM

Rosary from 9:00 until 9:30 AM

114 University Avenue, 14605

Featured Speakers: Kate Maloney, Students for Life of America

and Hudson Byblow, International Speaker

They will know we are Christians by our love and as long as these abortion centers remain in our backyard, let's make use of the opportunity to unite there in love and be the hands and feet of Christ to a world in desperate need of Him.

CHOOSE LOVE, and show up for the next Stand Out for Life on November 23rd!

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