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Holy Cross Catholic Church:
St. Mary's Altar Society


2015 Officers:


President, Rhonda A.
Vice-President, Cheerie R.

Sec, Carrie S.

Treasurer, Colleen E.


Monthly Meetings:


Held in the Parish center on the fourth Thursday of the month following Mass.


No meetings in July, August, December. January meeting is only for old and new officers.


Ladies are assigned to be hostesses for each month's meeting, and are also assigned to be responsible for breakfast or doughnuts following mass the 1st Sunday of each month. Hostesses are responsible for cleaning the church during their month.


Dues are $10.00 per year. For those who serve on a month when there is no meeting or do not serve when it's their turn, are to pay an additional $3.00. If a member is 65 years or older dues are optional.


Special Committees:


Welcome: Officers

Funerals: Barb W., Kellee H., Helen B., Peggy R., Cheerie R.


Visiting Sick: Everyone

Music: Angie S. & Sarah R.

Parish Center: Alisa E.


Courtesy: Nona K.


Scrapbook: Mary P.


Hostesses: First name listed each month is chairwomen.


Altar Committee: Cheerie R. & Judy R.


Annual Projects:

Honor First Communicants, Senior Graduates, and Confirmants with a breakfast or potluck dinner and gifts.

Extensive cleaning of the Church for Easter and Christmas.

Welcome new members with coffee and rolls after a Sunday Mass.

Upkeep of the altar, Mass supplies and vigil candles.

Donate to the school's post-prom party.

Donate to the building of the Parish float for parades.

Donate to CCD end of the year party.

Sponsor May Crowning.


Lead the rosary before all Masses in May and October.


Care and general upkeep of the Parish Center.


Provide breakfast after mass on the 1st Sunday of each month.


Serve meals for funerals.


Sponsor a Christmas potluck for the Parish.


Provide Christmas gifts for music directors,CCD teachers, and our priest.


Sponsor the following fund raising activities during Bancroft's Harvestfest Celebration:


Coffee and Rolls in a.m.

Bake Sale

Meal at noon.


Do other needed fundraisers.



About Us:


The Altar Society of Holy Cross Church is known as St. Mary's altar Society. The purpose for its organization was to care for the altar and promote devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

All female adults members of Holy Cross Church are automatically member of the Altar Society. The Society is affiliated with the Omaha Archdioceses Council of Catholic Women and a member of the Rural Northeast Deanery.