Weekly Announcements


June 2, 2019


JUNE: (2) Connie & Carol Dederick; (9) Jane & Cathy; (16) Sheila & Carol Brown; (23) Adele & Bill; (30) Carol Dederick & Sheila

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

FEAST OF PENTECOST – On Sunday, June 9th, we will celebrate a BI-LINGUAL EUCHARIST, at 4:30 PM. The service will be followed by a pot luck supper in the parish hall. Four times a year we get together to acknowledge that we are ONE CONGREGATION that strives to grow in unity even as we honor and appreciate our differences. Please make every effort to be present to celebrate and witness to the gift of the Spirit at work among us.

GUN VIOLENCE VIGIL – A vigil of lament, remembrance, and hope will be held on Friday, June 7th at 7:30 at St. John’s Episcopal Church on 207 Albany Ave. in Kingston. It is co-sponsored by Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley. It will begin with a litany of prayer led by members of the Kingston Interfaith Council and Ana Herrnandez. Bring a white t-shirt to honor a victim.

THE INDOOR MARKET PLACE: This event will be a Fundraiser for Trinity Lutheran’s Food Pantry. It will be featuring vendors selling both new and used items. It will take place on June 7th & 8th from 9 AM – 3 PM at the church located on 72 Spring Street in Kingston.

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.

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 Network. The 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:

June: (2) Tebbie (TBA); (9) Chuck (Kathleen) – Bilingual Service; (16) Patty (Jane); (23) Tebbie and Sunday School Graduation (30) Beginning of summer break. Classes will resume in September.

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.

ATTENTION GARDENERS: Thanks to Vince, Patty, Connie & Tebbie for weeding, trimming and planting. Additional garden days are planned to try to accommodate varying schedules. Also we need some help watering until the new plants take hold. If the spirit moves you, the hose by the side of the church by back door is hooked up but does not reach the front gardens, so bring a watering can or use the one in the supply closet on the 2nd level of the Parish Hall outside the door to the Thrift Shop. The supply closet is not locked. WORK DAYS: MON, JUNE 3RD, 5-7; TUES, JUNE 4TH, 5-7; THURS, JUNE 6TH, 5-7, & MON, JUNE 10th, 5-7. We may not need all of these, so let Connie or Tebbie know if you can come, just in case there is a weather cancellation etc. We’ll be weeding, digging out invasive plants, mulching & maybe planting. Thanks from The Holy Cross Garden Committee.

RAIN OR SHINE: Corn Toss Tournament: A Fundraiser to benefit St. John’s Episcopal Church will be held on Saturday, June 15th at 207 Albany Ave. in Kingston. Warmup and registration will begin at10 AM and the tournament will start at 11 AM. First prize of $100 will be available.

You can register by email at stjohnseventregistration@hotmail.com

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.

JUNE: (2) Connie & Judy; (9) Herb & Vinnie, Patty & Joe; (16) Adele & Bill, Nejla; (23) Carol Dederick, Ernst & Betty; (30) June & Elaine & TBA.

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 Damron or 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.



Anniversary: (20) Ernst & Betty Schoen-Rene

Memorials: (02) Joseph Radell (candle by Betty Radell & family; (08) Gigino Gagliardi; (18) Theresa DeFalco; (22) Pamela Reed (candle by Judy Damron); (26) Rudy Michlewski (remembered by Faith Auriemmo)


Birthdays: (11) Joe Longendyke; (15) Thelma Lucas

Anniversary: (11) Michael & Katie Brandt

Memorials: (01) Michael Tyrrell (candle by Betty Radell & family); (04) Julia Radell (candle by Betty Radell & family); (08) Michael Boyd (candle by John Boyd & 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 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); 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.