The Holy Cross Youth Group has been very active during November and December.
The Annual Bazaar was a great success and we were very happy to be a part of it! A BIG thank you to all of you who purchased a hot dog meal and cupcakes.
Face painting was also a huge success! Congratulations to Cynthia Mulherin who won a yummy candy cake by correctly guessing how many skittles were in our
On November 15th, the youth group volunteered their time at the Benedict Labre House, a day center for the homeless in Montreal. Our youth
served lunch to over 140 homeless men and women. In addition, we also donated coats, socks, soap, shampoo, razors, and other personal hygiene products.
In November, we participated in Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse. The Youth Group got together and filled 19 shoeboxes with toys,
treats, and other items so that a few children living in less fortunate areas of the world could receive a gift at Christmas. This year, our donations are
being sent to children in Chile, El Salvador, Senegal, Costa Rica, Uruguay, and the Ukraine.
We also got together to make cookies for Meals on Wheels in Rosemere. Our cookies will go out in mid-December....Just our way of adding something sweet to
an already delicious meal!
In the spirit of Christmas, Holy Cross and the Youth Group are giving back to the community by collecting food donations for those less fortunate. As many of you have already noticed, we have begun collecting food for families in our community who are in need. For those of you who haven't already, please help us by bringing in non-perishable food items so that the holidays may be a little brighter for everyone! And for those of you who prefer to offer a monetary donation that will allow us to purchase food for Christmas baskets, we will be collecting donations after mass. On Friday, December 18, we will be sorting food items and putting together Christmas baskets for the many families that we will be helping out this holiday season.
Thank you for your continued generosity and support! Wishing you all a blessed Christmas, and a new year filled with peace, love, and good health!
Joan Ortiz (450-934-2569)
Vito Lepore (Chairman)
Interested in joining or getting more information
contact Sandra Lyng
Knights of Columbus
Bob Gervais (450-435-6996)