Holy Cross Parish Organizations
A society in the parish who alternate to take care of the flowers and appearance of the sanctuary and altar. This ministry enhances and beautifies our worship space and environment.
The goal of this Society is to:
- Promote a Christian life to all its members;
- Promote love and devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe and religious traditions;
- Cooperate and participate in the activities of Holy Cross Parish.
No church is ever complete without the Tender Loving Care of its mothers and sisters. These ladies make up what is known as the Ladies Guild. The members meet once a month. Their activities range from the Spiritual to the Colorful, and everything in between. On the social scene, the annual fashion show leads the calendar of events. In addition, the Ladies are often called upon, and they graciously accept, to help prepare meals during certain church activities.
In 2007 the Scalabrini Association was established. The aims of the Association are to assist the pastor of the church of the Holy Cross of San Jose, California, in spiritual and financial enterprises for the welfare of the parish and to preserve and promote the Italian tradition and Catholic values.
The Association is promoted by Italian Catholics, it is apolitical and non-profit. The work within the Association by all its members is solely and exclusively by way of voluntary work.
The Association has its own statute and has four offices: president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Together with the parish priest, the four offices make up the board of directors which meets regularly to deliberate on spiritual and aggregation activities.
The official language is Italian and the annual membership fee is $ 10, payable in January.
In May 2007 the Association had 82 members, which are constantly growing. During 2009 the Association organized the Italian Carnival, the May picnic, the mid-August lunch in Santa Cruz (particularly appreciated by children), a stand for the annual parish festival (Kermesse), “Polenta and Salciccia “and numerous Sunday meetings. The long-term goal is to become a reference point for Catholicism and Catholic values in the San Jose area.
Registration for the Association is always open and new members are always welcome to increase the strength and enthusiasm for the activities.
The name of the organization is ASSOCIAZIONE BEATO SCALABRINI
The aims of the Association are:
- Assist the parish priest of the Church of the Holy Cross in spiritual and financial enterprises for the well-being of the parish
- Preserve and promote the Italian tradition and Catholic values
This Constitution and the Statute can be modified at any regular meeting by vote and approval of two thirds of the voters, as long as the amendment is approved by the Parish Priest
The Association is promoted by Italian Catholics, it is apolitical and non-profit. The work within the Association by all its members is solely and exclusively A VOLUNTARY TITLE
Choir of The Church Member
Chorus Director: Carlo Vertemara
Organist: Nina Tranchina