Homeless Ministry

Holy Cross is a member of the Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing.  The interfaith group maintains a men’s shelter and is building a transitional home for affordable housing.  Holy Cross volunteers provide meals four weeks out of the year.  Additionally, through the proceeds of our poor box, we support the shelter financially.

For more information, contact Sue Comstock.

Ministry to the Homeless is part of our Social Concerns Committee whose mission is to protect and provide assistance to those who are in need.  As a pro-life community, we value all life.  This is the basis for the service work that we provide. The Social Concerns committee is always looking for new volunteers and is open to starting new ministries.  Please consider volunteering.  Our meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m.

I was fairly new to the parish when I first became involved in the Social Concerns Committee. I answered a Bulletin request for volunteers. Holy Cross is a large parish and getting involved in a committee was a way for me to make new friends and do something meaningful. I went to some meetings and worked with the Samaritan pantry so I was already actively volunteering when the Dover area churches came together to create the Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing. I was asked to represent Holy Cross and be our contact person on the board. We provide food and fellowship for the homeless men staying at the shelter. It is a wonderful program and the men are very appreciative of the care and concern they receive. At this time, our parishioners provide four weeks of dinners for the men of the shelter. I receive personal satisfaction knowing that I am helping someone else.

–Sue Comstock