Welcome to Your Holy Cross Family, Chana and TJ!

As June begins, we are thanking Jerry and Joy for their years of dedication to Holy Cross and its people - and at the same time, we have lots of folks who are working on "rolling out the red carpet" for Chana and TJ Tetzlaff, as they prepare to join us in July.              As we begin this new journey together, I continue to think about the proverbial "leap of faith" that you hear about when you are ready to make a big decision, to make a big change.  So Holy Cross in 2016 took steps that amou…

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Father Jerry...Ministering to Others with Joy!

I don't know about you, but whenever I think about Father Jerry, I see his big smile and hear his infectious laugh which punctuates his homilies.  It's not an accident that Jerry married Joy - he exudes joy in every conversation with everyone he meets, and Joy does as well!  What a wonderful gift that they found each other 43 years ago, and that they have ministered to all of us at Holy Cross for over 5 years.             Jerry has cared for us in so many ways:  He has preached and enlightened …

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Update from ERD

April 25th was World Malaria Day.  Since 2006, ERD’s NetsforLife® program has been effectively reducing malaria contraction and deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.  Here are the program results from 17 countries through the region from 2006-2015: Distributed 22,025,978 Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs). Reached 41,726,540 people with malaria education. Trained 111,000 volunteers and government health workers. Saved the lives of 112,235 children under 5. Influenced net distribution policy i…

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Reflection from Father Jerry

Out of the mouths of Babes...                                                       Children Write to God Dear GOD, Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each other so much if they had their own rooms. It works with my brother.  -Larry Dear  GOD, I bet it is very hard for You to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it.  -Nan Dear GOD, In school they told us what You do. Who does  it when You are on vacation?  -Jane Dear GOD, Are You …

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Easter Baskets 2017 Thank you!

Thank you to everyone for stuffing eggs, making Easter baskets and gathering books! You helped bring a lot of fun and joy to a lot of children this Easter. Even though the weather was gorgeous, we had fewer children than usual at La Familia Sagrada in Newton Grove--- about 300 instead of 400—since this year we had over 450 baskets and over 6,000 eggs (instead of 4,000), Father Tony was able to take baskets and eggs to the children at his other two churches as well—San Jose in Smithfield and San…

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