Weekly Announcements

April 20 & 21, 2019 


Great Vigil of Easter: Solemn Vigil Liturgy – 7:30 PM.

Easter Sunday – 10 AM in English/ 4:30 in Spanish.

St. John’s will join us here at Holy Cross/Santa Cruz for the Easter Vigil Liturgy.

MINISTER OF MUSIC:  WELCOME Reggie!  We look forward to the beautiful music as we will greatly benefit from all your knowledge and expertise.


APRIL: (7) Sheila & Tebbie; (14) Jane Birmingham & Carol Brown. (18) Holy Thursday: Sheila France & Jane Birmingham (19) Good Friday: Sheila France & someone from St. John’s; Great Vigil: Sheila France, Adele C., Bill Clare, John Meehan & 4 other people from St. John’s; (21) Easter Sunday: Adele C. & Bill Clare.
If you would like to serve as a lector, contact Judy Damron.

THEATRE OPPORTUNITY:  Garrison Keillor of Prairie Home Companion & The Writer’s Almanac will be at the Woodstock Playhouse on April 27th, 7:30 PM, with an evening of poetry and song.  The proceeds from this solo show are being donated to the Performing Arts of Woodstock. Tickets available at woodstockplayhouse.com or call 845-679-6900.

A CHORUS OF VOICES:  Join the Songclub with Debbie Lan (Director of Bloom & the B2s) for an afternoon of community singing.  The audience is the choir and no experience is necessary.  Debbie will lead us in an original arrangement of a song – pop, rock, folk or traditional – in three-part harmony.  $10.00 at the door but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. This event will be at Holy Cross/Santa Cruz on Sunday, April 29th from 2 – 4 PM.

ADULT EDUCATION: There are two adult education opportunities that  began on Sunday, October 28th and moving forward will alternate from Sunday to Sunday, following coffee hour, from 11:45 to 12:45 between an hour of Bible Study and an hour of theological reflection.

BIBLE STUDY: It will focus on the Parables of Jesus. The theological reflection will be a study of the insights advanced in Fleming Rutledge’s work “The Crucifixion”. The focus of the latter will be the Reality of Human Suffering and the Mystery of God.

Upcoming dates for Bible Study & Adult Crucifixion Study;

  • April 21st – No Study
  • April 28th – No Study
  • Rotation between Bible and Adult Studies will begin after April 28th.

Please let Mary Vandezande or Father Frank know if you are 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.

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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Information on Sunday School including the schedule, teacher assistant list and overview of the curriculum will be available in the Church Office on one of the bulletin boards.

Teachers and Helpers:  

April: (21) No Sunday School – Easter Egg Hunt; (28) No Sunday School – Children’s Eucharist.

SOAP CLOSET : It will generally be open the last week of each month on Tuesdays (from 10-12) and Wednesdays (from noon- 2 pm) through the end of June. Our stock is getting low and we are looking for donations.  We particularly need laundry and dish detergent, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes (singles), soap and any samples you may have from motel visits.  We also accept money which we use to purchase things when they are on sale!  Thank you for all your contributions!     Thanks, 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.            

APRIL: (21) David & Kathleen Hattenbrun/ Tebbie Collins & Cathy Lunn; (28) Jim Kolessar & Chuck Krulis.

 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 Judy or Peter 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: (01) Bill Clare; (12) Chuck Snyder; (19) Betty Radell; (22) Joe Buboltz; (27) Vincent DeStasio.

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


Birthdays:  (01) John Meehan; (17) Barbara Lee; (26) Tebbie Collins.

Anniversary:  (05) John and Karen Meek McGeeney.

Memorials: (14) Wellington Silva (remembered by Gloria DeFlaco-Hamilton); Shawn Frankowski (remembered by Sheila France); Anthony DeCicco (candle by Betty Radell & family).



Please continue to  keep these people in your prayers:  Sloane Shortley (grand daughter of Cantor Bob); Michael Kovarik (friend of Peter and Chuck); Brian Jones (brother of AdeleCalcavecchio); 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; Paula Slater (niece of Betty Radell); Ruben Velasco, Gloria Zoda (aunt of Gloria DeFalco Hamilton); Bea Moore; 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.