Please help us evaluate our Parish Ministries by filling out the survey and returning it to Mike Choat (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kevin Perry (email@example.com), Therese Reckley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kevin Springer (email@example.com) by May 19th 2013.
17th Annual Health Fair
A Healthier Me is a Healthier Community
Sunday, May 19,2013
10:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Kelley Gym at Holy Cross
125 N. Oriental Street
Cholesterol, Vision, Bone Density
and Diabetes Screenings
* Information Booths
* Blood Pressure Checks
* Fire Engine on site
* Child Safety
* Children’s Activities
* MUCH MORE!
Call (317) 637-2620 for more information
The Indianapolis St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Changing Lives program will be graduating 6 participants soon and all have requested a mentor to “walk with them” as they strive to meet their goals of self-sufficiency. Examples of goals they hope to achieve are: employment, losing weight, spiritual growth, book publishing, real estate management, and debt reduction.
We are partnering with Trusted Mentors, an organization that will train and support volunteers who want to become mentors. Trusted Mentor’s will hold their next two-part training session in October, on Wednesday October 10th (Part A) and 17th (Part B) in the evening from 6:15 to 8:15pm.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor or want to know more about the program, please contact Sharon Teal @ 352-0740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will once again begin preparing for our traditional mission and outreach to our neighbors and community for a Thanksgiving and Christmas meal. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on the following dates.
Thanksgiving Food Distribution
Monday, November 19th @ 4:00 p.m. – First come first served.
Christmas Food Distribution
Monday, December 17th 4:00 p.m. – First come first served.
We will open the doors of the Kelley Gym at 3:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Food Distribution Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed are any of the following days to help:
Saturday, November 17th – Sorting cans donated from the high school canned drives beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Holy Cross Kelley Gym.
Sunday, November 18th – Putting together 1300 bags of food in Holy Cross Church after 9:15 a.m. Mass.
Monday, November 19th – Putting in final items for the bags of food beginning at 9:00 a.m. with distribution at 4:00 p.m. (We will prepare items in the gym to give to those in line hot soup, coats, gloves, etc).
Sometimes we think persecution and martyrdom for our faith is something from the early history of the church. Last week I went to see the movie, now showing, “FOR GREATER GLORY.” It tells the story of the Mexican government’s violent attempt to suppress the Catholic faith in Mexico. This oppression began the Cristero War, in which ordinary people rose up to witness to their faith and died in the process. It’s an inspiring move; I highly recommend it. – fr. Carlton
You may have noticed the TV spots recently aired about the Catholic Church. They are being used nationwide to invite those who have left the Church to return. Your invitation can be the instrument of God’s grace. You may be the messenger who invites another to “come back.” Go to http://catholicscomehome.org and see how.