The Holy Cross Center of Learning will begin its 41st year on Saturday, September 6th, with a Mass for all students, parents, guardians, faculty, and friends at Divine Mercy parish on Adeline Street in Trenton, followed by a luncheon in the cafeteria. The Center is operated under the auspices of the Holy Innocents Society, Diocese of Trenton, to develop an awareness of Christ’s life in persons with intellectual, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. It is staffed entirely by volunteers. Persons who are autistic, blind, hearing impaired, mentally retarded, emotionally or physically handicapped or learning disabled and are at least 7 years of age, are accepted into the program if they are not able to function in a regular Religious Education program. Last year our youngest student was 7, and the oldest was 58. The Center provides religion classes, Mass, music, prayer services, sacramental preparation, rosary recitation and other activities for its students on Saturday mornings from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM September through May.
Any parent interested in enrolling a child or adult in the Holy Cross Center of Learning’s special religious education program should contact its coordinator, Mrs. Rose Anna L. Romanello at 882-4567. There is no registration charge. Volunteers are also needed to assist the students in the classroom and during all activities. Any persons 13 years of age or older desiring to volunteer their services in this special ministry should contact Mrs. Romanello