Upcoming Events, Opportunities at Holy Cross, in the Community

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Sunday, Nov. 3, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: A Holy Cross National Black Catholic History Month event for all parishioners and guests.

Cultures of people of color give highest status to elders because they have lived a life of purpose, centered in the best tradition of the community and a living model for others to emulate.

At this event, a panel of selected elders from across the African diaspora will be bridging the generation gap as they talk about their faith and what it means to them. Join in this opportunity to learn and share the whole history and spirituality of Catholic Christianity. Bring some friends to Mass and stay for the program. Refreshments will be served. For details, contact Ava Thompson by email to socialaction@holycrossdurham.org.

AAMEN | Black Catholic History Month Day of Reflection

Holy Cross Catholic Church is hosting the Raleigh Catholic Diocese’s conference, “Authentically Black, Authentically Catholic," a Black Catholic Month Day of Reflection, on Saturday, November 9, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Holy Cross parishioners are invited to attend and participate along with representatives of AAMEN chapters and others from throughout the Diocese of Raleigh. If planning to attend, contact Joyce Ellis as soon as possible. Contact info and more details here.


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, please consider donating money to provide turkeys, side dishes and desserts for Durham residents who are food insufficient. Twenty-five dollars would help cover the cost of each meal; however, any amount is appreciated. Make checks payable to Holy Cross and write “Thanksgiving Meal” on the memo line. Donation envelopes are in the pews. Donations are needed by November 17.

Saturday, November 23, starting at 8:30 AM. Volunteers are needed to bag items for each Thanksgiving meal. If you can help, report to Durham Community Food Pantry (Catholic Charities), 2020 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 30 (Lakewood Shopping Center). A great opportunity for youth to earn some community service hours. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent.


A Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham hosts its October Community Luncheon Roundtable Thursday, Oct. 24 at 12:00 PM at Shepherd's House UMC (107 N. Driver Street; corner of Main and Driver). Lunch is provided and the speaker this month is BJ Council of You and Five-0. Details here: https://nonviolentdurham.org/

Durham Congregations in ActionCheck out Upcoming Events led by Durham Congregations in Action (DCIA)

Nov. 2, 10 AM - 11 AM | Walk in Their Shoes: Open Table Ministry's 10th Annual Walk for the Homeless. Participants are encouraged to set a pledge goal of $100. For pledge forms and other information about the event, email  Suzanne Cross at suzanne.cross@opentableministry.org. Note that this year’s walk is at a new location, Southern Boundaries Park, 3400 Third Fork Road, Durham, N.C. 

Nov 18 | The Coalition for Affordable Housing and Transit is hosting a meeting from 12 PM - 1 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E Main St., Durham. This event is open to the public. For more information, email Becky Winders at rmwinders@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page: Coalition for Affordable Housing & Transit.


Saturday, Nov. 2 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Jubilee Home is hosting a guided look at Gospel Music at the Hayti Heritage Center. Admission is $10. Proceeds will go to Jubilee's re-entry ministry. Click here for details

Saturday, Nov. 16 at 6:00 PM: "Durham: A Self Portrait," an update of the 2008 documentary about our city, will be screened at the Museum of Durham History (500 W Main St., Durham, NC). It tells the story of tobacco, textiles, “Black Wall Street,” and the personal relationships that underpinned Durham’s early success, and looks at today’s economic renaissance and the prosperity and challenges it has occasioned. Click here for more information

Tags: Trunk and Treat, Celebrating our Elders, National Black Catholic History Month, Durham Congregations in Action, DCIA

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