Knights of Columbus
Catholic men (18+) can join the work of the Knights of Columbus.
Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month following the 7:00 p.m. Mass.
Contact Francis St. Pierre, Grand Knight at 905-873-6455.
Catholic Women’s League
Open to all Catholic women (16+) of the parish, the CWL is involved in many ways in our community.
Monthly meetings take place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month following the 7:00 p.m. Mass.
For details contact Leslie Rutherford, President at 905-877-1176 or Michele Meitz, Co-President at 416-505-4354.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (also known as “the Atrium”) is a parish-based ministry offering children between the ages of 3 – 12 a unique opportunity for faith development. This program is a soundly traditional method of introducing children to the mystery of God based on the principles of Montessori education.
The adult’s task is to prepare the sacred space for children, so that they can respond to this holy relationship, first proclaimed to them through Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Weekly (1.5 hour) sessions run in the evening from October to May. Training of new catechists in the Diocese of Hamilton will be carried out through the joint offering of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Office in the Archdiocese of Toronto and the University of St. Michael’s College (Continuing Education Division). Training for level one (ages birth to 6 years) requires a commitment of 90 hours of instruction which takes place over 2 years.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is offered each summer, usually the third week of August. This program is offered to children who have just finished JK to grade 3. The one week program runs from 9 a.m. – noon each day and children rotate to five stations throughout the morning.
We need adults to help prepare the five stations: Crafts, Snacks, Bible Story, Music and Activity room. Adults are also needed to travel with the groups from station to station. High School aged volunteers are welcome to join us and can put this towards their high school volunteer hours. The commitment is generally the week of, as well as some preparation if involved in one of the five program rooms. All program information and suggestions are provided. Planning starts around mid May.
Ministry of Hospitality
Hospitality is an important ministry for Holy Cross. The mission for our Ministry is to be the friendly welcome to parishioners and visitors as they enter our church and the pleasant goodbye as we hand out bulletins at the end of Mass. Always ready to lend a hand, we help to seat parishioners and we take up the collection. We also keep a general eye on things; providing guidance and assistance as needed. If you feel you would enjoy this ministry please contact the office.
Health & Wellness Committee
Holy Cross Helps
All volunteers are screened and mentored. Meetings take place on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Volunteers make calls to clients at times which are mutually convenient. The privacy of volunteers is respected and confidentiality regarding clients is expected. Holy Cross HELPS looks forward to and welcomes new members.