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From Kevin Foy, Trustee
Holy Cross School Hardship Fund

Thus far, we have raised slightly more than $12,497. To support this effort, please place a check payable to Holy Cross School in the collection basket or drop it off at the parish office. Include “Hardship Fund” on the memo line.

In order to be eligible for the match, all contributions must be received by THIS Friday, May 31.

Thank you for considering a gift to support our school. 

Donate to the Food Pantry

We would be grateful if when you are shopping, you could pick up an extra one of any of the following:

  • Canned or individual size Fruit
  • Jelly/Jam (we do not need peanut butter)
  • Jello/Pudding/Cake or Brownie mixes
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towel
  • Tooth Paste
  • Shampoo

Volunteer & Ministry Opportunities

Volunteer to Clean the Church

We work in small teams on Saturday mornings after the 8:00 AM Mass. Tasks include tidying the sanctuary and sacristy, cleaning and refilling the holy water fonts, and other small duties. If interested, please call the Parish Office at 663-2244. Seeking a Flag We will be having our Annual Flag Raising Ceremony for Memorial Day at the end of the month. If you have a flag that you can donate, please call the parish office at 663-2244.

Around the Diocese

Camp Stella Maris Camper Alumni
Tuesday, June 25
Breakfast from 9:00-11:00 AM
OR Dinner from 5:00-7:00 PM

Were you a CSM camper between 1926-1969? We’d love to have you back to Camp for our 2019 Alumni Gathering! We’re looking to show our camper alumni everything that’s changed, and remained the same, about CSM over the years. We’ll be hosting two gatherings that day.

RSVP to either time by calling 585-346-2243 or by emailing

  Magnificat Breakfast Saturday, June 15, 2019 Diplomat Banquet Center, 1 Diplomat Way, (off Lyell Ave)

Magnificat Rochester invites all women to a breakfast; seating begins at 8:30 AM—program starts at 9:30 AM and ends at 12 Noon. Confessions will be heard at 8 AM and again at the end of the program. Our speaker is Minh Huynh. Minh immigrated to America from Vietnam as a teenager. She entered the Catholic Church in 2008 and embraced a life of poverty, simplicity and humility. She has taken a perpetual vow as a consecrated virgin in the world. Minh has written many beautiful icons and painted religious prints and cards. Come hear her amazing story. Reservations $20.00; $22 after June 8; Student $12; Deadline June 12; Registration required, no tickets sold at the door. To register, mail check to: Magnificat Rochester, PO Box 24787, Rochester NY, 14624; include your name, address, phone number and email address. You can also register via PayPal ($21.00) on our website at For more information: call Diane Hayes at 585-943-4759, or send an email to:

Gift of Speech - Gift of the Holy Spirit

Readers Needed for Pentecost

We would like to mark the celebration of Pentecost this year, as in the past, by proclaiming the Word of God in different languages at our Masses that weekend. We are hoping to have at least one individual at each Mass, who is able to speak a foreign language (Spanish, Italian, French, German, Sign, etc.).

If you are willing to offer your gift of speech in a foreign language for a Mass on the weekend of June 8/9, please call Mary Jo in the parish office at 663-2244 or e-mail her at

Victim Assistance

Victims of sexual abuse should always report to the civil authorities. To receive help and guidance from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, contact our Victim Assistance Coordinator: Deborah Housel 585-328-3228, ext. 1555 Toll-free: 1-800-388-7177, ext. 1555 Or by e-mail to

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