“I have come, not to be served, but to serve”

Just as the members of a family come together to help one of their own, a stewardship parish family serves those who are hurting or have needs, are doubting or seeking salvation. Parishioners seek the parish family as a primary community to serve and be served—to give and to receive. The members of a stewardship parish recognize that they also have a need to give beyond their own members. They have a need to serve and to give in the diocese, the community and the universal church. Service, by those of all ages, provides the opportunity to practice hospitality, prayer, and formation.

“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

Shelli Ridder, 200-8536
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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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Dianne Kelsey, 921-1158
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Throughout the year the need may arise for the pastor to call on volunteers to advise and/or assist on given projects inside the church or rectory, or outside on the church property.  Included in this ministry would be the need of carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and helpers.

Help is also needed for snow removal from church, school, parking lots, and sidewalks before any Mass or parish function.

Ron & Netta Touzel, 620-663-2146
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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.

 

 

Lora Lobmeyer, 770-1234
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Elaine Meier, 663-3547

This ministry is open to all men and women in the parish.  There are opportunities to assist the Altar Society in food preparation, helping to serve the dinner and helping with set-up and clean-up. Those who cannot attend can bring food for the dinner.

Lora Lobmeyer, 770-1234
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The Gift Shop is organized and overseen by the Altar Society.  Volunteers generously give their time before and after each Mass to assist with the gift shop.

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.

Diane McCarville, 662-3757  
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We sponsor an annual mitten drive.

Courtney Clennan, 620-322-0031
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Karin Neal, 620-663-8535  
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Bettie Sauber, 662-0082
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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.

Lovella Kelley, 662-1979
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This ministry is designed to encourage parish members to look to the Church for guidance and direction in matters of health and wellness. Having healthy bodies as well as healthy souls is important.

Jalane White, 585-6482
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This ministry works with special needs members of the parish to provide them with instruction in the teachings and doctrine in the Catholic Church. 

Teresa Fink, 474-6464
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The Holy Cross Respect Life Ministry lives the Church’s teaching in caring for all human life in all stages from pre-born 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.

Candace & Richard Robl, 663-7597
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You and your family can live the corporal works of mercy by helping with Service Projects that meet the needs of parishioners, our parish and the broader community.  These one time projects take one to four hours of your time. Ministry members and parishioners identify projects that need help.  All who sign up for this ministry are sent the information and can volunteer their time and talents. You can decide to participate in one or more projects during the year.  A great family building activity.

 

Paul Hilger, 620-200-0921
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Jim Schinstock, 662-1055
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Kairos, Jim Corwin, 727-3677
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620-708-1863

The Holy Cross Conference of St Vincent de Paul is a Lay Ministry which offers services to those in need. 

Kyle Philbeck, 474-2703
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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.