Parish Care At Holy Cross Kernersville, NC

Melanie Feeney-Lewis and Rosemary Vasko coordinate ParishCare ministry of Holy Cross offering welcome, parish and local resource information especially for our elderly or sick parishioners (all ages), funeral assistance and other supportive services. We enjoy meeting and sharing ideas with all who stop by or call.  Please find us on the sun porch of the St. Jane House.
Tel. 336-497-1767,
Parish Care’s office hours are 10Am to 3Pm on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s
Ask about:


  • Spiritual resources for homebound and sick, including information about pastoral visits, anointing, weekly Holy Communion to the sick, visitation, and prayer. Call 996-5109 x12,  email 

  • Homily is available on the website or can be emailed by sending request to holycrossparishcare@gmailcom

  • Maintain parish list of hospital, nursing home and homebound parishioners for visitation.

  • Parish sick list for prayer support.

  • Church guidelines re funerals, cremation (link) burial services, etc.

  • Funerals; we coordinate with families, Pastor, funeral home, music ministry, reception team, and assist with scripture choices (link) available also in ParishCare office, or we will email or mail as requested. FYI, New American Bible online @ After going to the website, under 'Prayer and Worship' click on 'Bereavement and Funerals'.  Also, see for additional funeral planning information.

  • Bereavement; we strive to be available as requested offering after death support (prayer, consolation, telephone, office and home visits arranged).

  • Pre-plan funeral liturgies for those wanting to have a choice in scriptures, songs, etc. for their own funeral service. We offer suggestions, ideas, and choices for individuals to write into their personal pre-plan booklet so as to assist their families when they must make the arrangements. If you wish to pre-plan a Funeral Liturgy or if you have questions about Funerals, in general, you can contact Melanie or Rosemary in Parish Care.  336-497-1767 or email us at

  • Annual November Mass of Remembrance (deceased parishioners past year).

  • Parish Care helps with Anointing of the Sick at home, in hospital, nursing homes and communal services in the church.

    • We invite our parishioners and families to contact us whenever you or a loved one are sick, or will be undergoing a medical procedure, so we can help coordinate our parish pastoral care with you. 

Spiritual Resources
Ministry Opportunities
  • (EM) Extraordinary ministers to the sick-carry Communion from weekend Mass to homebound.

  • Visitation to Nursing Homes, and/or homebound parishioners.

  • Telephone calls, and cards to the homebound; occasional transportation.

  • Meals to the sick in coordination with Columbiette’s Angel Meals outreach.

  • Funeral receptions coordinated with the Columbiettes and volunteers.

  • Bereavement ministry volunteers.

  • Office/computer assistance needed. 

  • We welcome your ideas for volunteer opportunities from your previous parishes.

  • Contact us for more information and to share "the joy of serving one another."

Support and Referral
  • Welcome especially for seniors to our parish.

  • Referral to senior activities in our parish and community.

  • Local Elder Care resource information.

  • Ongoing training and support for Extraordinary Ministers of Communion to the sick and homebound, as well as telephone and visitation volunteers.

  • Resources, and Q and A, on End-of-Life Issues.

  • Suggestions/ideas from your previous parishes encouraged for consideration.

  • Social and travel; join parish and local social events for senior fun times...ParishCare loves to share and celebrate the gift of life