Holy Cross Catholic Church
The Pastor' Note
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading: Isaiah 50:4c-9a
Second Reading: James 2:14-18
Gospel: Mark 8:27-25

Volunteer Drivers Needed

The Mille Lacs Area Social Concerns Group has members from Saint Therese Parish, Sacred Heart Parish and Holy Cross Parish. Three years ago this group surfaced a major need that we have in this area and that is reliable transportation. They heard from people that they cannot get to medical appointments, church services and parent-teacher conferences because they do not have access to transportation.

In response to this need a committee was formed two years ago and its membership includes members of the parishes listed above, myself and many other concerned citizens. This committee is called Transportation Resources for You (TRY for short). This organization has received start-up funds from Easter Seals and has reached the point where it is ready to launch a pilot program. In order to do so we need volunteer drivers.

We will be hosting an Open House style of "meet and greet" for potential volunteer drivers. We will explain more about our program, offer signing bonuses, answer any questions and share good company, free food and door prizes. Join us at any one of our Open House sessions to learn more: Tuesday, Sept. 18 (5:00 - 7:00 P.M.) at the Wahkon Inn in Wahkon; Wednesday, Sept. 19 (2:00 - 4:00 P.M.) at the Farm Market Cafe in Onamia; and Tuesday, Sept. 25 (5:30 - 7:30 P.M.) at the Milaca Golf Course near Milaca. For further information look for us at: Try.transportation@gmail.com.

Fr. Jerry Schik, o.s.c.

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