You can help make a difference in the mission of Holy Cross-Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish!
The gifts of your time, talent and treasure support our mission of helping families and youth in the community. You can help in concrete ways to help our parish continue to be a vibrant source of service to the community.
Sharing the gift of time – We are very grateful for the many volunteers that give of their time to help make our programs a success. We have volunteers offering their time guiding young people in many ways, including helping kids with their studies, in recreational activities and with social services. They also serve as catechists and ministers.
Sharing the gifts of talent -Your individual talents can help in a variety of ways. We are always in need of specialized skills to help maintain our seven parish buildings, whether it is painting, electrical, plumbing, cleaning or simply guiding a young person in developing their vocational capabilities. We also need help organizing our fundraisers, which are crucial to our parish.
Sharing your treasures – And finally, your financial support helps support the many diverse programs and services we give to our families and children in the community.
Thanks so much for making a difference!
Fr. Art Gramaje, CMF
We count on the generosity of people to help us to continue providing our services and programs to the community by making monetary donations to our parish. The donation you make can be for either a specific program or given to our general operating funds. Here are several ways your financial contribution makes a difference:
OPERATIONAL COSTS – Your donation will help with the operational costs that are not covered by grants or other donations. Operational costs include utilities, employee salaries, maintenance repairs, and administrative costs.
CAPITAL REPAIRS - Your donation will help with maintaining and up keeping our seven buildings. This area is always a major challenge. Every year we have to make repairs to our electrical systems, plumbing, roofing, tuck pointing, etc. [Picture of building repair] Currently, we need tuckpointing for several of our buildings and we need a new roof for the rectory
KID’S CAFE – Our after school meal program is open everyday from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The cafe serves approximately between 70-100 children… more information Click Here. We need approximately $50,000.00 every year to run the program.
SPONSOR A CHILD TO OUR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM – We serve approximately 800 children in the community through this program. We have one of the largest religious education programs for children within the Archdiocese of Chicago. Not all families can afford to pay the fees to send their children to attend our program. This year we are offering a way to help them. We are looking for sponsors to help with the cost of these fees.
To Donate A Larger Amount, Please Contact Fr. Gramaje.