Weekly Announcements


January 19, 2020



JANUARY:  (19) Jane Birmingham & Carol Brown; (26) John Meehan & TBA.

FEBRUARY: (2) Sheila France & Karen McGeeney; (9) Ernst & Betty Schoen-Rene; (16) Adele Calcavecchio & Bill Clare; (23) John Meehan & Carol Brown.

If you would like to serve as a lector, contact Judy Damron.

FATHER FRANK AWAY:  Father Frank will be on vacation in Costa Rica from December 31 to January 20.  In case of emergency you may contact him by phone or email. While he is away, Father Alan Ford will celebrate the Sunday liturgy, and in case of a pastoral emergency, please call either Madre Filomena or Mother Michelle Meech. [Contact info has been removed on the web for privacy, but it is available in your email or by contacting the parish office]

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND ASSISTANTS: 1/19 Patty (Barbara); 1/26 Tebbie (Stephanie).

A TRAINING OPPORTUNITY:  The Civil Disobedience Training will be rescheduled at a later date.

PIANO OR VIOLIN LESSONS – Available at Holy Cross, all ages and flexible times.  Call Linda Marion, (845) 255-9620 or leave a message at (845) 430-1819.

IN HONOR OF:  A Martin Luther King Musical Program will be held at the Pointe of Praise Church on 243 Albany Ave. in Kingston this Sunday at 4 PM to remember Black History Month.  On Monday, January 20 there will be a Prayer Breakfast at the same location starting at 8 AM.

ULSTER IMMIGRANT DEFENSE NETWORK (UIDN): Please visit the UlsterImmigrantDefenseNetwork.org  information about the NetworkThe Ulster Immigrant Defense Fund (UIDF) is part of the Network that can receive contributions through PayPal or by checks being written to Holy Cross Church and including UIDF on the memo of the check. If you are interested in becoming more involved in this good work please speak with Father Frank.

SOAP CLOSET UPDATE :  DONATIONS  are essential for its continued success.  Donations can be made by check (to Holy Cross/Santa Cruz with “Soap Closet” put on the memo line) or actual supplies can be brought to the Parish Hall such as laundry and dish detergent, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap and any samples from motel/hotel visits. In addition, reusable cloth shopping bags with handles are needed since plastic bags are being phased out.  Please do what you can!  Thanks for your continued support.  Betty Schoen-Rene

COFFEE HOUR: Due to the popularity of Coffee Hour and our growing parish, two families will now be assigned to provide the refreshments each week.  Please, both parties talk with each other so that both healthy and maybe not-so-healthy options are covered.  And please bring your contributions between 9:30 and 9:45 and if possible, be prepared to help with clean up when coffee hour is finished.  Many thanks.

JANUARY: (19) Maureen Scott, Stephanie Nystrom; (26) Vinnie DeStasio, Margot Jepson.

FEBRUARY: (2) Jim Kolessar, Catherine Giller; (9) Chuck Krulis, Kathleen & David Hattenbrun; (16) Cathy Lunn, Nejla Liias; (23) John Meehan, Waltraud Vianale.

The coffee set up and clean up are also the responsibility of the people providing food.  Hopefully, others will pitch in to help clean upon the completion of coffee hour.

If you need to switch with someone on the date you are assigned, please notify Peter Franceschetti (594-1984) of the change.




Birthdays: (11) Mary Beilman; (14) Victoria Blain; (18) Nejla Liias; (29) John Boyd; (30) Judy Damron.

Memorials: (3) Thelma Taylor; (3) Tom Koskie (remembered by Gloria DeFalco Hamilton); (6) Ray Meek (remembered by Karen McGeeney); (9) Julia Radell (candle by Betty Radell and family); (12) Vincent DeStasio, Sr.; (13) Randy Jones (brother of Adele Calcavecchio); (15) Frank Kates (father of Katie Brant); (16) Domenica Zoda (remembered by Gloria DeFalco-Hamilton); (26) Amos Hamilton (Gloria DeFalco-Hamilton); (30) Christine Lynn Snyder (remembered by Chuck Snyder).


Birthdays: (6) Catherine Giller; (15) John McGeeney, Jibril Shepherd; (20) Owen  Hattenbrun; (25) Susan Mason; (28) Adele Calcavecchio.

Memorials: (1) Daniel Meek (remembered by Karen McGeeney); (11) Katherine Beverly Hamilton (remembered by Gloria DeFaco-Hamilton); (14) George Moylan (remembered by Gloria DeFalco-Hamilton); (16) Anthony DeCicco (remembered by Betty Radell & family); (17) Christopher Meek (remembered by Karen McGeeney), Robert Hamilton (remembered by Gloria DeFalco-Hamilton).



Please continue to  keep these people in your prayers: Vita Mesnick (friend of  Peter & Chuck); Victims of New South Wales, Australia impacted by raging fires causing untold tragedy; Sheila France; Thelma Lucas; Bonnie Greene; Michael Kovarik (friend of Peter and Chuck); Brian Jones (brother of Adele Calcavecchio); Michael Brandt; Richard Brandt (brother of Michael Brandt);  Judy Buboltz; Jamie Canipe (friend of Sheila France); Ben Cross, Maryann Donaldson (sister of Gloria DeFalco Hamilton); Jean Krulis (sister of Chuck Krulis); Maria Gagliardi (friend of Gloria DeFalco Hamilton); Lori Kennedy (friend of Karen McGeeney); John McGeeney; Ali Miller (friend of Michael and Katie Brandt);  Nathaniel Ordway; Ruben Velasco, Gloria Zoda (aunt of Gloria DeFalco Hamilton); Susan Hayes; Carol Pitts; John Boyd. Please continue to pray for peace and for all military personnel and civilians whose lives are impacted by war.