Care of the Homebound
This important ministry is provided by both clergy and lay members of the parish. All of our homebound brothers and sisters receive a pastoral call once or twice a month.
Holy Cross+Santa Cruz Thrift Shop
We provide essential clothing and household goods at little or no cost, based on the level of perceived need. The prices are set to serve those who manage their lives on a limited budget. In situations of dire need no money is necessary to shop. The Thrift Shop has reopened in October 2020, and will run on Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Masks required. Social distancing enforced. Limit 3 people at a time. Please bring your own bag.
Holy Cross+Santa Cruz Soap Closet
We provide hygiene products to families in need at no cost. Supplies such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toiletries, laundry and dish detergent help families whose income would not make purchasing these products possible. It was originally started to provide those necessary items not covered by food stamps. The congregation and the community at large fund this ministry.
Ulster Immigrant Defense Network
The Ulster Immigrant Defense Network is a coalition formed by local faith communities and concerned residents to provide a network of safety and support for our immigrant friends and neighbors, who are valued members of our communities. Please visit www.ulsterimmigrantdefensenetwork.org to learn more.
Kingston Interfaith Council
Holy Cross+Santa Cruz is honored to be a member of the Kingston Interfaith Council, a coalition representing more than 20 faith communities, dedicated to working together to advance justice and administer charity in the community. The KIC advocates for social and political initiatives for the sake of the common good and sponsors educational seminars and forums to raise consciousness within the community about issues of concern.
Holy Cross+Santa Cruz Twelve Step Programs
The parish hosts several weekly meetings to support sobriety from alcohol addiction and other drug dependencies. We consider it a privilege to support the miracle at work in so many in the community who put out the effort to reclaim their lives in response to God’s grace. Due to COVID-19, we have suspended meetings at this location at this time. Please contact your local meeting leader for more information.
Peaceful Guardians Project
Holy Cross + Santa Cruz is pleased to have some mentors involved with the Peaceful Guardians Project. The Peaceful Guardians Project is a program, new for 2019, that links KCSD middle-school students with the Kingston Police Department police force. Details about the program can be found here.
Sister Parish and Community in Gitega, Burundi
Holy Cross + Santa Cruz is has established a sister church relationship with our brothers and sisters in the Gitega Community in Burundi. Join us in praying for them and their success in a new water and sanitation project to benefit their community.
We are always looking for new ways through which we might make God’s love visible and poised to take action according to our abilities and resources.