Community Outreach

Community  & Fellowship

“For I was hungry and you gave Me food;
I was thirsty and you gave Me drink;
Naked, and you clothed Me;
I was sick, and you visited Me;
I was in prison, and you came to Me…
…Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.”
Matthew 25: 35-40

Birthright Volunteer

Birthright offers free pregnancy testing, counseling, and maternity and baby clothing.  Birthright volunteers offer gentleness, love and understanding to pregnant girls and women.  One need not be a professional counselor to volunteer as training is provided.  Help is also needed with sorting and sizing clothing.  The Birthright house is located at 214 East 3rd.
Birthright phone number: 620-663-5872
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Contact Shelli Ridder
200-8536
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Food Bank

Food collection for the hungry is used first for our parish SVDP to feed those who have a need for food.  The pantry is in the lower level in the SVDP office.  Food collected is sorted and shelved for selection by volunteers to be added to fresh items purchased by SVDP. The food not selected will then be taken to the food bank by the volunteers for Food Bank. Please be generous in your food donations for the hungry. Jesus commanded us to feed the hungry and SVDP works diligently to do that.

Contact

Ron & Netta Touzel

620-663-2146
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Meals on Wheels

Our parish delivers Meals on Wheels for the community of Hutchinson each Wednesday.  Meals are ready to be picked up at 10:45 AM and it usually takes about one hour.  We could use more volunteers to help with deliveries.

Contact Bettie Sauber
662-0082
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Ministry of Consolations

Holy Cross Ministry of Consolation offers pastoral and spiritual support to those who grieve and strives to help them receive the healing comfort of God.

Contact Diane McCarville
662-3757 
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Mitten Drive

We sponsor an annual mitten drive.

Contact Courtney Clennan
899-4378
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or

Karin Neal
620-663-8535 
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Persons with Disabilities/Faith and Light

This ministry works with special needs members of the parish to provide them with instruction in the teachings and doctrine in the Catholic Church.  Volunteers are always welcome to share in this ministry.
The Faith and Light service organization meets the spiritual and social needs of the disabled and their families.  Faith and Light reveals to people with and intellectual disability their call to share the riches of their heart, their tenderness, their fidelity.  Faith and Light gives the parents support, and helps them to better recognize the inner beauty of their child and his/her unique vocation.  Faith and Light allows brothers, sisters, and friends to discover the presence of the risen Jesus in their family member and their friend.
Regular monthly meetings are held on the last Sunday of the month in the lower level of Holy Cross at 5:00 p.m., unless otherwise announced.

 

Contact

Jalane White
585-6482
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Prison Ministry – St. Dismas Volunteers

Volunteers (especially male) are needed in our Prison Ministry.  There are five ways you can be involved in prison ministry at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility.

  • Attend Mass at 1:00pm on Thursdays.
  • Teach a Thursday class at 7:30pm. (catechism/RCIA, prayer/scriptural studies)
  • Sponsor an inmate in RCIA.
  • Help with Kairos weekends & periodic Kairos prayer & share meetings.
  • Agree to be “matched” with an inmate to visit and write to him.

We will meet with all volunteers for this multi-parish ministry to explain the opportunities in greater detail.

Contact

Paul Hilger
620-259-6057
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Jim Schinstock
662-1055
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   or   

Kairos
Jim Corwin 
727-3677
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Respect Life

The Holy Cross Respect Life Ministry lives the Church’s teaching in caring for all human life in all stages from preborn to natural death.  Activities include participation in the Life Chain, celebration of Respect Life Month with poster contests at Holy Cross Grade School and PSR, baby showers for Birthright, participation in rosaries, novenas, prayer services in the community, and supporting the parish priests in other pro-life efforts.  This is a wonderful ministry—all volunteers are welcome and needed.

Contact Teresa Fink
474-6464
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or Betty Rejewski
728-0292
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St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Holy Cross Conference of St Vincent de Paul is a Lay Ministry which offers services to those in need.  "Vincentians are men and women, young and old, who strive to grow spiritually by offering person to person service to individuals in need." Food collection for the hungry is used first for our parish SVDP to feed those who have a need for food.  The pantry is in the lower level in the SVDP office.  Food collected is sorted and shelved for selection by volunteers to be added to fresh items purchased by SVDP. The food not selected will then be taken to the food bank by the volunteers for Food Bank. Please be generous in your food donations for the hungry. Jesus commanded us to feed the hungry and SVDP works diligently to do that. The Conference can be contacted by calling the SVDP phone at 620-708-1863.

Contact

620-708-1863

Soup Kitchen Ministry

The purpose of this Ministry is to feed the hungry and to help parishioners who are interested have an opportunity to work at the Soup Kitchen at 3rd and Maple. Our Holy Cross Soup Kitchen Day is the second Monday of each month. There are opportunities for individuals and families to prepare the food, serve the food, and/or deliver food to shut-ins.

Contact Kyle Philbeck
474-2703
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