Assistance to our parish family and local neighbors
We offer many opportunities for parishioners to work together as a team to provide practical, emotional, and spiritual support for parishioners in times of hardship. You can do what you enjoy doing for others, when you are able, in an organized way, with a built-in support system.
Services may include preparing and delivering meals during times of crisis, such as illness or hospitalization, or providing support in a unique situation. To report needs or to be on call, please contact email@example.com. You are invited to help with the programs listed below.
Holy Cross Driver Program: Volunteer drivers are matched with parishioners who request rides to Mass, medical visits and for other needs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a ride or if you can be a volunteer driver.
Friendly Visitors and Sunshine Program: Volunteer visitors with varying time commitments visit our elderly, sick, and homebound parishioners, and those in assisted living and nursing home facilities. Visits are made year-round, but especially at Christmas and Easter, to brighten up their days with cookies, flowers, prayers, and good company. If you know anyone who may enjoy a visitor, a friendly email, or a card, or if you would like to participate in this mission, please e-mail email@example.com.
Our Partners in Providing Emergency Services
- Catholic Charities
- Quick Resource Guide for Emergency Services
- McCarrick Family Center in Silver Spring - Gateway to many Catholic Charities services.
- Mid-County United Ministry in Wheaton - Food pantry; prescription assistance, eviction counseling and other services.
- Interfaith Works - Interfaith Works (formerly known as Community Ministry of Montgomery County) is a non-profit coalition of more than 165 congregations of diverse faiths working together to meet the needs of, and advocate on behalf of, the poor and homeless in Montgomery County. Holy Cross has been a member of Interfaith Works since its inception.