Prayer Shawl Ministry

Do you crochet or knit? Then join us in this new ministry by helping make shawls for home bound, persons in need of our prayers, people dealing with illnesses. We can make a difference by comforting them in their time of need by presenting them with a handmade shawl and special prayers for our blessed shawl.

May God’s grace be upon this shawl…

Warming, comforting, enfolding and embracing.

May this mantle be a safe haven….a sacred place of security and wellbeing…

May the one who receives this shawl be cradled in hope, kept in joy, graced with peace.

And wrapped in love! Blessed Be!!!

Great gift for the Caregiver as well!

And if you know of anyone in need please contact Claire Centrella. We have patterns for your crocheting and/or knitting.

Daughters of Holy Cross

The Daughters of the Holy Cross in almost 70 years made an enormous impact on the life and development of our parish. We are grateful all those who in previous years served as members of this association and were called to rest in the Lord. We acknowledge the service of the present members who have a long membership in this society.

As in the past, the present society helps the parish to furnish and supply the rectory. The members organize Bake Sale, 50/50 Drawing and help in various parish functions and fundraisers to help the parish financially.

I pray with ardent hope that more ladies will join this wonderful group of women so that this important society will continue to serve the parish and our Lord and Savior. Please join this important society by calling Elaine Rotsaert at 973-838-4246 or the parish office at 973-256-4888.

Society for the Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

societies_clip_image004The purpose of this Society is:

  • Worship and love Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
  • Promote spiritual development among the members.
  • Care for the church, sanctuary and altars.

We thank the present ladies who serve in this society for their wonderful service and dedication for the parish. We ask more ladies to join this important society. Please join this important society by calling Penni Lazor in care of the parish office at 973-256-4888.

Stewardship Committee

The purpose of this committee is to educate members of the parish about the importance of sharing their time, talent and treasure according to their possibilities for the well being of the parish.

All members of the parish are called to be stewards of the Church collaborators and cooperators in continuing the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, which is the Church’s essential mission. A secular culture often encourages people to focus on themselves and their pleasures. However, we cannot deny the role of religion in shaping human and social values. We need to accept the challenge of being Christian steward.

Those who would like to join this important committee, please contact Al Katinsky at 973-694-3208, Pat Olsen at 973-696-6581 or the parish office at 973-256-4888.

St. Nicholas Ministry

The purpose of this committee is:

  • To serve the family of Holy Cross in times of need, despair and joy.
  • To remember those who are aged and infirm.
  • To extend the spirit of Christian help to the community.

The St. Nicholas Ministry would like to expand our service by including parishioners who would be willing to visit the home-bound and hospitalized.

Those who would like to join this important ministry, please contact Lucy Daum at 973-694-9457 or the parish office at 973-256-4888.

Contact Information for Organizations & Ministries

  • Pastor – Rev. Joseph R. Cyman, 973-256-4888
  • Deacon – Deacon David Gaydos, 973-580-1256
  • Deacon – Deacon William Gaydos, 973-902-9321
  • Parish Committee Chairperson – Lynn Imperiale, 862-368-3653
  • Daughters of Holy Cross – Elaine Rotsaert, 973-838-4246
  • Blessed Sacrament Society (ANS) – Penni Lazor, 973-768-7917
  • Organist – Neil Estanislao, 201-966-9026
  • Organist – Jeccisa Muccilli, 973-903-7273
  • Lectors 9:00 a.m.- John Surak, 201-891-1371
  • Lectors 11:00 a.m.- Parish Office, 973-256-4888
  • Altar Servers – Deacon William Gaydos, 973-902-9321
  • School of Christian Living (SOCL) – Claire Centrella, 201-572-1299
  • St. Nicholas Ministry – Lucy Daum, 973-694-9457
  • Parish Life Committee – Deacon and Laurie Gaydos, 973-580-1256
  • Stewardship Committee – Al Katinsky, 973-694-3208/Pat Olsen, 973-696-6581
  • Youth Group – Deacon William Gaydos, 973-902-9321
  • Ushers – John Surak, 201-891-3702
  • Greeters – Lynn Imperiale, 862-368-3653
  • Coffee and Cake Fellowship Group – Hughie and Beverly Vickerilla, 973-942-4399
  • Maintenance Committee – Dominick Bucci, 973-785-2299
  • Kitchen Supplier – David Obssuth, 973-778-5867
  • Shopping Certificates Sale – Lucy Daum, 973-694-9457 & Merry Sleece, 973-731-3611
  • Polish National Union of America – Alice Kriskewic, 973-427-9648