Holy Cross in Action

Holy Cross and Durham Congregations in Action Updates


Durham Community Homeless Memorial Vigil

Saturday, Dec. 21, 6:00 to 6:30 pm: The Annual Homeless Memorial Vigil will be at the Farmers Market Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., downtown Durham. Join in this time of spiritual song, prayer, and reflection on the longest night of the year, the winter solstice, while remembering by name our neighbors who have lived in homelessness and died in 2019. - Durham Congregations in Action (DCIA)

Holy Cross in Action 

The Holy Cross Catholic Church community has been very generous in time, talent and treasure in this holiday season, as evidenced by the following report for October from our Peace, Justice and Human Development Commission.

  • 40 pounds of food items collected for Backpack Buddies
  • 69 pounds of nonperishable foods were collected and donated to the Durham Community Food Pantry
  • 16 casseroles made and given to Urban Ministries.
  • 53 baby items donated to the Catholic Maternity Home, and
  • 25 meals provided to Families Moving Forward in Durham.

Holy Cross Share your Thanksgiving results:

  • Parishioners donated $3,080 which provided 100 turkeys and 60 meals at the Durham Community Food Pantry.
  • 30 people volunteered to prepare 60 meal packages for distribution. Read a related story here.
  • Twelve volunteers prepared meal packages for Christmas dinners to be distributed, with hams purchased with donations by Holy Cross parishioners, through the Durham Community Food Pantry.
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