Holy Cross Church
Ministries and Committees

Building and Grounds:

Lynn Joy
Robert Joy
Finance Council:

John Edwards
Jim Barry
Thomas Meyers
Marguerite Webster

Dana Mockovicak
Marguerite Webster

Opportunities to Serve:


A catechist shares their faith in the Risen Lord and their love for the Church by assisting parents in the faith formation of our parish children and youth. Training for this ministry is available in the parish at the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
Food Pantry Volunteers:

Volunteers assist people who come to the Food Pantry as well as helping with the Regional Food
Bank and Wal‐Mart food distributions. For information, contact Janice Hinkley at St. Mary’s –
432‐3920 X 212

Hospitality Ministry:

This ministry provides hospitality in the form of receptions for funerals and parish celebrations.
Members setup, prepare food, contact people to assist and host these gatherings.

Lazarus Ministry:

The Lazarus Ministry will offer those who mourn the gift of Presence and Time at all funeral liturgies. They will provide support through the communal prayers and song and with the priest; they represent the whole parish at the death of one of our own. During the liturgy they will minister by receiving the body of our deceased and welcoming the family, as well as serving in the liturgical ministries of reader, Eucharistic minister and acolyte.

Liturgical Ministries:
Volunteers for the liturgical ministries of Reader, Eucharistic Minister, Musician (Choir of instruments), Greeter, Server, and Usher are open to all parishioners. Preparation is provided.

Pastoral Care Visitors:
Volunteers connect the parish with the homebound and those in healthcare facilities by visiting and bringing Holy Communion to them. There is training offered for those interested in this ministry.

Peace and Justice Committee:
I would like to build a peace and justice committee – anyone interested in being involved please see me. Peace and Justice addresses social justice issues at home, nationally, and internationally. Some things it could include: working with Family Service Association, Habitat for Humanity of Otsego County, St. Mary’s Food Pantry or the Butternut Valley Food Pantry.
Prayer and Worship Committee:
Plans and visions for the liturgical life and worship experience of the parish.
Socities: meetings at St. Mary’s

Knights of Columbus:
a spiritual and social organization for Catholic men. See www.kofc.org
For local information, contact Council 4989 – Andrew Capra, Grand Knight 432‐6366
Rosary Society:

a spiritual and social organization for Catholic women. For information contact
Kathy Jones 432‐9015
Young at Heart (seniors):
social gatherings on Tuesdays at 12noon in the Parish Center. For information contact Angie VanBramer at 432‐6088