Outreach Update – Aug. 2019

Mothers & Children in Crisis

Backpack & School Supplies Collection

Our annual collection of backpacks & school supplies for children experiencing poverty has begun. We will be collecting school supplies in the gathering space after Mass until August 18th. Please consider purchasing an item such as a backpack, pencils & erasers, glue sticks, or tissues. A detailed list is available here. For more information, contact Mary Beth Smith: marybeth@holycrossdewitt.org


Matthew 25 Farm

Saturday, August 24th* | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 

Matthew 25 Farm is a not-for-profit public charity with farm locations in Tully and LaFayette. They work to ensure that no Central New Yorker goes without fresh produce. The farm grows, harvests and distributes fresh vegetables and fruit to food pantries & soup kitchens throughout CNY.  Holy Cross parish families and friends of all ages are invited to join together in the fields to help with the harvest Saturday morning, August 24th. We will meet at Holy Cross to carpool or caravan. Contact Beth to sign up: beth@holycrossdewitt.org

*please note the changed date


Thank you to our July Emmaus Ministry Volunteers! 

Thank you to our July volunteers who helped to serve a Thursday evening meal at the South Salina Street outreach center: Patty Kirshner, Gayle Resetarits, Regina Harty, Terry Chylinski, Melody Foster, Mary Beth Domachowske, Karen & Elaine Suderi, Jo Oliva & Rita White. The next Holy Cross meal will be August 15th, 4-6:30pm. Emmaus has many other August opportunities to serve a meal. Contact Sheila Austin: saustin@emmausministry.org or Beth Schafer: beth@holycrossdewitt.org


Thank you to our Men’s Shelter breakfast volunteers! 

Thank you to Carolyn Smith & Gayle Resetarits for the donations for the breakfast groceries. Thank you to our Confirmation candidates & volunteers, including: Ron & Diane Deluca, Stella LaParne, Bella DeRegis, Ron Rabideau, Bill Sovik, Patty Kirshner, Carolyn Smith, Melanie, Julio & Amarise Rodriguez & Reese’s sponsor Yvette Lay! Save the date: our next Men’s shelter breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, November 17th.