Weekly Announcements

August 11, 2019


AUGUST: (11) Cathy Lunn & Carol Dederick; (18) Jane Birmingham & Carol Brown; (25) John Meehan & Karen McGeeney

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

3RD ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY:  Trinity Lutheran Church on 72 Spring Street in Kingston along with Iron Sharpening Our Sisters Partners in Ministry are hosting the event on Saturday, August 24th from 10 AM – 3 PM (or until supplies run out) at Trinity Lutheran. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  The recyclable bins in the kitchen are clearly marked as to what can go into each one.  Unfortunately, items are being placed in them incorrectly such as plastics.  What happens is when they are to be picked up to be emptied and have things in them which should not be, the recyclable company refuses to take them.  They get so filled up that there is no longer any room left in them.  Joe Longendyke has had to sort through the bins on several occasions in order to make sure they are done correctly.  Please be mindful of this, read the labels before depositing anything so that they can get picked up on a regular basis or so that someone is not left with the responsibility of having to pick through them.  Thank you for your cooperation.

REPURPOSE FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHERS:  As you know, Ulster County has kicked off the Bring Your Own Bag Act that goes into effect on July 15, we know this means there are still many single use plastic bags hanging around. Pastor Kendra at Fair Street Reformed Church is heading a project to repurpose these bags. The hope is to turn these bags into sleeping mats which will be made available for indigent persons here in Ulster County. While we are hoping for corporate donations for the bags needed, there may be work parties organized in the fall to weave them into mats! More details to follow as more information arises. –Susan Mason

MEALS TO GROW: Holy Cross/Santa Cruz along with other churches and organizations have been involved in the Kingston Backpack Program for the past few years.  Currently, food is distributed to 40 children each weekend and during school vacations during the school year. The food is provided by the Regional Food bank of Northeastern New York.  The food goes to children in need.  The Program is in need of $4000or more in order to continue for the 2019-2020 school year.  There will be a Hunger Walk in October which will be an effort to raise some of the money needed.  However, if anyone would like to support a very worthy cause please make a check out to Holy Cross/Santa Cruz with Kingston Backpack Program in the memo section.  Thank you from your Food Deacons – Susan Hayes & Peter Franceschetti.

ADULT EDUCATION: Following coffee hour, from 11:45 to 12:45 the study will focus on Fleming Rutledge’s work “The Crucifixion” for the next several weeks.   See Father Frank or Mary Vandezande if interested.

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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Classes will resume in September. Thanks to everyone who assisted in making it a successful experience for the children.

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.

EXERCISE YOUR GREEN THUMB: Come help in the garden! If you feel like weeding, there is always something to be done -just head to the church when it is convenient for you.  Also, if you are able to help with watering the new plantings until they are established, let Tebbie know and she can show you what needs to be done.

MID-WEEK SERVICE:  Starting Wednesday, May 15th, there will be a mid-week Eucharist at 5 PM.  As you are able, please join in this opportunity to pray.

SOAP CLOSET UPDATE : The Soap Closet is closed for the summer months and will reopen on September 24-25.  There is a possibility that limited summer hours may be made available.  Please stay tuned.

The Soap Closet is depleted of supplies so 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.  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.

AUGUST: (4) Peter Franceschetti, John Meehan; (11) Carolyn Dickey, Adele Calcavecchio & Bill Clare; (18) Barbara Lee, Vinnie DeStasio & Herb Wilcox; (25) Chuck Krulis, Jim Kolessar.

SEPTEMBER: (1) George Allan, Jane Birmingham; (8) Tebbie Collins, Nejla Liias; (15) Bilingual Service and potluck dinner; (22) Carol Brown, Judy Damron; (29) Patty Parker & Joe Longendyke, Chuck & Connie Snyder.

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 of the change.

OFFICE HOURS:  In general, someone will be in the office during the following times: Mondays – (10-1); Tuesdays (8-12); Wednesdays (9-1); Thursdays (9-12).  On Fridays, someone may be in office in the morning but not on a consistent basis.  Please feel free to contact the Parish Administrator (Peter) if some church business needs immediate attention, especially if the office is closed.

Birthdays: (13) Joe Buboltz, Jr.; (25) Chuck Krulis; (26) Katie Brandt
Anniversaries: (6) Joe & Judy Buboltz; (27) Chuck & Connie Snyder
Memorials: (10) Paul J. Hamilton 


Birthdays: (1) Carol Dederick; (3) Elaine Mertine; (5) Chase Snyder; (8) Father Frank; (17) Peter Franceschetti; (25) Patty Parker.

Anniversary: (11) Jack and Tebbie Collins-Weeks

Memorials: (9) Francis Radell; (11) Sarah Moxon; (12) Joseph Radell – all remembered with candles by Betty Radell and family; (17) Aletha Meek (candle by Karen McGeeney).


Please continue to  keep these people in your prayersBea Moore; Sheila France; Thelma Lucas; Bonnie Greene; Myrna Capaldi (UIDN member); Sloane Shortley (grand daughter of Cantor Bob); 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); Gloria DeFalco Hamilton; Lori Kennedy (friend of Karen McGeeney); June Lamark; John McGeeney; Ali Miller (friend of Michael and Katie Brandt);  Nathaniel Ordway; Ruben Velasco, Gloria Zoda (aunt of Gloria DeFalco Hamilton); Susan Hayes; Julie Cook; Tom Rinella. Please continue to pray for peace and for all military personnel and civilians whose lives are impacted by war.