Social Ministry

Social Ministry Committee - Judith Boyd  434 688-0082

Coordinates charitable projects in the parish and the Lynchburg community.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Lynchburg - Mark Sheehan  434 846-1111


Churches for Urban Ministry (CUM) and Camp Timothy - Judith Boyd 434 688-0082

A group of downtown churches provides seasonal religious parties, tutorial programs for children and adults and assists with their summer Camp Timothy Program.

Daily Bread - Tracey Dixon  434 845-5703

Furnishes the hungry of the city with a meal seven days a week.

Food Pantry - Catherine Madden (

Members of the Food Pantry Committee volunteer once a month for approximately 1 to 2 hours each time. They usually come in the morning to have the bags ready for distribution in the afternoon. Two members come per week.

Their job is to shelve food donated by the parish, and also to fill the food bags that are given out Monday- Friday from 1-4pm by the church office staff to people who come to church asking for food.

There are also seasonal volunteers that sign up to help with the Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets that our church provides to the needy.

The Food Pantry Committee provides a much needed service to the hungry in the area surrounding our church and beyond. We also serve people in our own parish who need help with food.

Our committee is fully staffed at this time, but we need new volunteers from time to time as members rotate off our committee.

Gateway/New Land Samaritan Inn - David Pruwitt  434 846-3311

A shelter for homeless males who are recovering alcoholics and substance users.

Habitat for Humanity - Donna Vincent  434 528-5155

Assists with the building of houses for low-income families.

Heifer International - Cathy Wills (

Heifer International is an annual event at Holy Cross to raise money for their mission work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the earth.  The monies collected by our Parish will be used to train individuals in animal husbandry, purchase livestock, teach sustainable farming methods and much more.

Interfaith Outreach - Shawna Farmer  434 846-6098

An interdenominational organization of sixty-two Catholic, Protestant and Jewish congregations who help with community needs.

Jesse Tree - Elaine Jackson (
                  Cherie Shallock (

Provides Christmas gifts and food to those in need.

JOY Fund - BethAnn Good (


Knights of Columbus - Jeff Nauful  (

Fraternal organization that strives for a better world through Christ.

Ladies of Charity

The Ladies of Charity    “To Serve Rather Than Be Served….in Humility, Simplicity, Charity”

The Ladies of Charity were founded in 1617 in France by St Vincent de Paul and St Louise de Marillac. St Vincent decreed ‘Christ…who so loved the poor’ as their patron.

Activities of charity include helping children, caring for the aged, comforting the sick, clothing the needy and aiding the community where needed.  These are the works of Ladies of Charity worldwide serving in 43 countries.

Locally we have had Ladies of Charity at Holy Cross for over 100 years.  We are the only group in Virginia. At present we have three circles and one central board. We do activities as a group, as circles and as individuals in various areas of the parish and community.

Some of our members are ministers of the Eucharist and take communion to the sick. Some volunteer with Daily Bread or Meals on Wheels. Others serve on Bereavement or Fellowship committees.  During the summer when the Lynchburg College students are away the circles each take one month and cook for the Gateway men . At other times during the year each circle does a meal with Miriam’s House and lunch with the visually impaired basket weavers. 

Once a year we hold a holiday bake sale and a used book sale to help support various local groups in the work they do for the needy.

Once a year we gather together for mass and investiture of new members. At other times we gather for spiritual renewal such as in retreats or mass followed by the rosary.

Our three circles meet once a month on the 2nd Monday.  Ladies of all ages are encouraged to come to a meeting and help us serve others while enjoying lasting friendships.

Our Lady of Lourdes Circle - Emily Sublett (

Meetings take place during the day at the church.

Our Lady of Peace Circle - Linda Van Scooter (

Meetings take place during the day at the church.

St. Jude Circle - Pat Golden (

Meetings take place during the day at the church.

Meals-On-Wheels - Linda Van Scooter (

Volunteers deliver prepared meals to shut-ins via Holy Cross Route 3, for over 30 years.

Miriam’s House - Sara Quarantotto  434 847-1011

A transitional living program that provides food and shelter for homeless women and their children. A community-wide effort to improve neighborhood housing.

St. Andrew’s Society - Lynette Johnson  1-800-333-4597

Volunteers work on distribution of crops to various food banks.

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