Faith In Action

Beth Schafer
Beth Schafer
Faith in Action

Faith In Action Ministry at Holy Cross provides outreach opportunities in which to serve the local community. Each month a “Parish Day of Service” is planned. These activities provide an opportunity for parishioners to pray for, and to serve with, a parish group in a particular outreach ministry. Ideally, a different group of interested participants will grow out of each initial focus activity. Outreach groups developed at Holy Cross will provide ongoing support for their chosen ministry.

Partnership with Emmaus Ministry at St. James:

Saint James Emmaus Ministry is a dynamic ministry that brings the presence of the Catholic Church to the poor, hungry, isolated, and homeless of the south side and the city of Syracuse, New York. We at Holy Cross embrace the mission of Emmaus Ministry and in an effort to support them, offer opportunities to be involved in their outreach ministry. To learn more about Emmaus Ministry visit their website here or join our activities here at Holy Cross.

First & Third Tuesday Sandwiches

Join us downstairs after daily Mass on the first and third Tuesday of each month to prepare sandwiches for Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter.  At 9:30 am, volunteers deliver the sandwiches to the shelter at 1074 South Clinton Street.  Volunteers can also sign up to serve at the shelter later that day.

Women’s Shelter Outreach

A volunteer prepares a one-dish hot meal for the women staying at Catholic Charities Women and Children Shelter, Dorothy Day House. We are also seeking volunteers to help prepare toiletry bags once a month for the shelter.

Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement: Clothing Closet

Volunteer at the Northside CYO, 527 N. Salina Street. We sort clothing & help newly arrived refugees with their clothing needs.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Learn more about our Neighbors Helping Neighbors ministry here.

Brady Bread Sales

On a regular basis, Brady Bread is for sale after weekend Masses. Brady Bread supports Brady Faith programs: Jail Ministry & Pedals to Possibilities. Look for upcoming opportunities to purchase bread in the bulletin.

Food Donations

Contact Maureen McManus 445-0032

Collections on the first weekend of each month and holidays. Volunteers sort & pack food for distribution to several parish families and to food pantries: Downtown Emergency Center, St. Lucy’s, All Faiths at St. John the Baptist and the Jamesville Ecumenical Food Pantry.

Samaritan Center

Join our team of parishioners that prepare and serve meals at the Samaritan center throughout the year. If you’d like to learn more contact, Rick Coughlin at [email protected]