CrossWalk Ministry is a dynamic service-based youth ministry program designed
for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade youth.
Students meet once a month to discuss how they may reach out to the needy among us and perform the corporal and spiritual works of mercy by participating in service projects.
Come Walk with Us!
Fall 2021 in Person at the Eden Center 4-5:15 pm and we can go to Mass together at 5:30 pm.
Tentative dates for Crosswalk in the Fall:
October 3 Let’s make Cool ties for the military. We will have the supplies:) Come and join us!
October 31 Halloween: Let’s have some fun and games. We have so much to be thankful for, families and community. Let’s Adopt a family as a group. October 31
December 5 Prepare and make Christmas cards for our seniors and the elderly at The Californian.
December 19 Let’s celebrate Christmas and our volunteers
January TBD This month we will find out what supplies are needed for Union Station and bring some to our meeting.
CROSSWALK MSM fees
$150 for the year (if registered in the parish) – covers the September-May sessions
$200 for the year (if not registered in the parish) – covers the September-May sessions
This can be mailed to Holy Family or paid to Youth Ministry through the ONLINE GIVING at www.holyfamily.org. Please still register if you are unable to pay the fees as we do have scholarships.
Write to the elderly. We have a list of elderly from Holy Family who would love to receive a letter or card. Also there is The Californian where there are 35 residents who would love to receive a letter/card. Please parents could you drop off the letters or mail the letters to the Church (Note for Sally Cunningham)
Here are some of the guidelines: NO Glitter, not illegible, or too short.
1. Letters must be legible (large print) and handwritten. No worries if you’re not artistic– make your card as what you’d like to receive.
2. Address the letter to Dear Special Friend, I am sending you my love and prayers during this time, Love from 1st name only.
3. Exclude the date.
4. Embrace creativity! Recipients love it when the letters are personal. We encourage you to make your letters colorful and fun– photos, crosswords, and drawings are great!
5. Be kind & thoughtful. This is a one-way letter exchange, so you will not receive a letter back. Receiving nothing in return is part of the beauty of your act of kindness, and recipients aren’t burdened by feeling obligated or unable to respond.
6. Envelope your letters if you can! It’s so much nicer to receive an enveloped card. If you’re sending more than 1 letter, leave your enveloped letters unsealed and unstamped and send them in a larger envelope.. I will forward all the letters in a large envelope.
Other Service Projects we are considering:
- Writing to the Military
- Making either scarves or hats: No pattern just no wider than 4-6″ and no longer than 48-50″. Should use size 4 medium worsted yarn in muted colors
- Blank cards for the military to use for their own personal use
- Cool Ties for the Military
- Operation Blankets of Love: Help pets of the homeless
- Letters for our elders: Write a letter:)
- Helping our parish with what they need to help those in Haiti.