Holy Cross Parish – Pastoral Care

COURES

Pastoral Care

Bereavement 

When you have a funeral to organise. Please contact one of the Priests to arrange a suitable date. You will be guided through what is required, as in readings and hymns.  Organist and Cantor if you require. Also you are asked for a brief biography of the person’s life.  Sister Francoise ofm.  also assists.

There is  annual Mass for the bereaved each November to which the familles of those who have lost a loved one, in the preceding year, from October to September, are invited, as are all parishioners to offer support.   

Older People’s Club

The objective of the club is to encourage people age 60+ to meet on a weekly basis to participate in social activities, to get to know fellow parishioners over  bingo, friendly banter and tea, which in turn stimulates feelings of being part of a community which prevents feelings of loneliness and isolation!  They  meet every Monday at 1.30pm. In the hall in Daisy Street. 

Fundraising by everyone pays for the treats. Volunteers are in attendance at all times to oversee the smooth running of the club’s curriculum

 

United As One: Charity Shop

The Shop opened in September 2002 as Holy Cross Thrift Shop.

In November 2005 the shop attained charitable status and is now known as United As One.

The object was to raise money for underdeveloped countries and other needs nearer home and to raise awareness of poverty at home and abroad. £45,000 has already been donated to projects such as the Franciscan Aids Project, Father Matthew’s St Joseph’s church in Ghana, Leprosy Colony & World Challenge. 

Unfortunately the shop had to close in June 2019

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