Senior Ministry

“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis


James 3:17
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. (NIV)

The primary mission of Holy Cross Senior Ministry is to provide social and spiritual support for our senior parishioners.  We accomplish this through regularly scheduled activities that foster relationships within the senior community.  This ministry also includes:

  • Personal visitation of elderly living in their own homes and also those who live in an institutional setting/and or nursing home
  • Counseling these parishioners during stressful experience of grief, guilt, disappointments and illness
  • Arranging social interaction experiences for those living alone
  • Arranging weekly/monthly visitations and communion for those who request it and who are unable to attend mass due to illness or age related issues
  • Planning meals for all parishioners to meet and get to know one another
  • Assisting in helping with pre-planned funeral liturgies and bereavement
  • Assisting family members (caregivers) by giving them adequate time and support during a long-term illness
  • Organizing special days of retreat and the Sacrament of the Sick
  • Organizing and training volunteers to help with this ministry

Senior Luncheons

      On the first Wednesday of every month (October-May). We gather at 11:30 AM in the School Basement for food, fellowship and fun! We have a monthly theme with differnet entertainment.

For more information or questions contact Sue Unger at or 503-953-8328

Our next Senior Luncheon will be May 1st. We will start with prayer at 11:30 AM have lunch and be entertained by Joannie Quinn a Portland Stand up Comedian and our raffle. See you there!

Friday Senior Coffee Club

Every Friday after the 8:30 a.m. Mass, our Seniors gather in the Parish Center to share coffee and light breakfast snacks while enjoying each other's company.  Big thanks to Sr. Mary Ryan!!

Community Opportunities

Individual computer classes
Want to learn more about using computers? Get set up for email? Get on Facebook? We provide one-on-one computer training at no charge. Classes are taught by a knowledgeable senior computer enthusiast.

Free, Call 503-288-8303 for appointments

Classes through Portland Parks and Recreation
The Hollywood Senior Center hosts a number of classes sponsored by the City of Portland parks department. Please contact Parks and Recreation at 503-823-2525 for class information, cost and to register.



Hollywood Senior Center Activities

Northstar Village Portland

Ride Connection Transportation Resource

Aging in Place-National Council for Senior Care

Care Service Options