On the last friday of each month, small teams from Holy Cross serve supper at the Dorothy Day House, a local homeless shelter. Contact Sheila Parks (289-2992) to get signed up to bring food or help serve.
"We're taking care of orphans, semi-orphans, those who are poor, helping widows, giving relief, providing free medical aid, food camps and related activities at the time of calamities...these are all our social programs, besides the religious activities we do," - Suresh (Last name is withheld because of persecution in India).
To support Suresh's ministry, your offering can simply be marked "Missionary Suresh".
POBLO International is a Christian organization working to transform the way missions are approached in the United States by responding to the changing demographics that have brought the mission field to our own front yard. We serve immigrants and refugees. We train and educate churches on how to engage in cross-cultural outreach. We share the Gospel message. We love people.
Holy Cross Members are encouraged to watch for opportunities to serve in this area. Contact Kristine Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the POBLO image for the orgination web site.
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Since the summer of 2002, the Youth of Holy Cross have taken part in a program run by Group Workcamps Foundation; based out of Loveland Colorado, Group Workcamps has been giving teens a unique service and faith growth experience since 1977. Each summer, around 50 such camps are set up in towns all over North America, where teens spend a week doing light construction and repairs on the homes of people in need in those communities, growing close to other Christians, and growing enormously in their faith. Not to mention learning a few skills and gaining self-confidence in the process.
“The very, very best part of workcamp though, is the spiritual growth you’ll experience. I’ve been to two workcamps so far, and each time I came back so much closer to God. God is present in everything that goes on there. He’s there with the group of kids playing cards in the hallway, and He’s there with the singers as they practice for the evening program. He’s there in the hearts of the workers and the residents. It’s just so amazing to be able to walk around and see Him working everywhere! This past summer I came the closest to God I think I ever have, and it was an experience I will never forget; it still brings me to tears when I think about it.” - A 15-year old, talking about our workcamp trip to Wyoming in 2003
Full details at http://www.holycrossyouth.org/Workcamp.htm