Weekly Announcements

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March 15, 2020


MARCH: (15) Bill Clare & Adele Calcavecchio; (22) Ernst & Betty Schoen-Rene; (29) Tebbie Collins & Sheila France.

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

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND ASSISTANTS: 3/15 Tebbie (Victoria); 3/22 Tebbie (Carolyn); 3/29 Patty (Barbara); 4/5 Palm Sunday – No Sunday School; 4/12 Easter – No Sunday School; 4/19 Tebbie (Stephanie); (26) Patty (Nejla).

Episcopal Catechism (for grades 6 & up) with Chuck Krulis will be on March 15, April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17.


EUCHARISTIC SERVICE: There will be a Mass at 5 o’clock which will continue every Wednesday from then on. In addition, at 12 Noon each Friday during Lent will be praying of the Stations of the Cross

A CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE TRAINING – The training is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, from 9AM to 12Noon, at Congregation Emanuel.  The invitation if open to all members of the clergy, interested members of their congregation and representative of organizations in the community who are serving the interests of justice.  The trainer is the Rev. Joe Paparone, Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State.  Please register with Peter Franceschetti, holycrosskingston.org@gmail.com

EXPAND YOUR SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE: On Wed., March 18 and 25 Father Frank will be teaching for one hour a class at the Kingston Library, 10:30 – 11:30.  This is a series of classes on religion chaired by Cantor Bob.  This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of a group discussion.  Come one; come all!

NOW YOU CAN:  Contributions to the Church (yearly Pledges, for example) can now be made through PayPal.  You can see information on the Church website.  You need to go to Paypal.com and use the user ID – holycrosskingstontreasurer@yahoo.com to access the account.  Follow the prompts on the site to make payments.  You may need to set up your own PayPal account to do which is fairly easy to do on their site.


BIBLE STUDY: Teaching and discussion of the Bible will resume each Sunday, at the end of coffee hour.  Please consider attending.

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.

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.

MARCH: (15) Peter Franceschetti, Susan Mason; (22) Joe Longendyke & Patty Parker, Mary Beilman; (29) Karen McGeeney, Betty & Ernst Schoen-Rene.

APRIL:  (5) Tom Rinella, Carol Brown; (12) Carolyn Dickey, TBA;

(19) Vinnie DeStasio, Mary Vandezande: (26) Jane Birmingham, Victoria & Anthony.

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 changes.





Birthdays: (13) Jack Weeks: (24) Evelyn Nystrom.

Memorials: (7) Sarah Moxon (remembered by Betty Radell & family);

(18) Herbert Wilcox; (22) Kevin Redman (husband of Mary Beilman);

(24) Bob Dederick; Francis Radell (remembered by Betty Radell & family).

APRIL: (1) Bill Clare; (12) Chuck Snyder; (16) Ken Nystrom; (19) Betty Radell; (22) Joe Buboltz; (27) Vincent DeStasio.

Memorials: (14) Eugene Radell (remembered by Betty & family); (16) Hilda Brown Carr; (29) Allen 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.