Please direct all media inquiries to Holy Cross Ministries' Director of Development and Communications, Patricia Sanders (801-261-3440 ext 246)
In the Press
Study's results to improve Holy Cross Ministries pre-school program
Guest editorial: DACA recipient says Dreamers are starting to lose faith in a solution
People on the Move
Park City after-school program brings gifts to children
HCM offers educational, health care and justice programs to those in need
Fear, hope, struggles and faith: Mixed reaction from Utah's Catholic immigrants to new federal policy
Utah wraps its arms around refugees – National Catholic Reporter
Inaugural Sr. Kathleen Moroney Legal Service Award Luncheon is May 31
Holy Cross Ministries executive director Maria Farrington steps down
Golden Jubilee for Sr. Mary Ann Pajakowski
Pope Francis appoints new Bishop in Utah – Fox 13 News
Holy Cross Ministries executive director retires
Bright Futures director recognized for work in Park City Latino community
Holy Cross Ministries gala raises funds, awareness
Trump rescinds DACA - Statement from Bishop Oscar Solis
Left behind: A mother and daughter become US citizens, while another daughter faces uncertainty – KSL
Park City School District ramps up Latino outreach efforts – Park Record
Marking and Communications Credential
The Utah Nonprofits Association has awarded Holy Cross Ministries a Nonprofit Organizational Credential Badge! Utah Nonprofits Association awards these badges to organizations that have proven best practices and Holy Cross Ministries has received the Marketing and Communications Badge.
We are so proud of this recognition, and strive to continue staying current with best practices in our work.
Statements from Holy Cross Ministries
Maria S. Farrington, Holy Cross Ministries’ CEO, announces her retirement
On Friday, February 16, 3018 The Board of Trustees of Holy Cross Ministries of Utah announced that Maria Farrington has decided to retire. The agency as a whole has extended their deepest appreciation to Maria and her dedication to Holy Cross over the past three years as CEO. “After 39 years of professional work with social service non-profits, my time with Holy Cross Ministries has capped what has been an impactful career both in San Antonio, Texas and in Utah. I look forward to spending time with my husband, Bob of 42 years, our new grandsons and ongoing discovery of new hiking trails wherever they are.” stated Maria Farrington, on her upcoming retirement.
Working with United Way of Utah, Salt City School District and Discovery Gateway Children's museum Maria has touched many lives and organizations in Utah in seeking programs to assist those in need of social, educational and health programs to make them whole. Her tenure at Holy Cross Ministries is marked with the acquisition of a grant by the Whitney Foundation, expanding educational operations in Park City, Utah, and creation of partnerships benefitting low income, immigrant and the educationally underserved.
“Holy Cross Ministries has been the beneficiary of Maria’s solid leadership and her passion for the mission of the organization. Maria’s years of outstanding leadership have placed Holy Cross Ministries in a position of fiscal and operational excellence and in position to continue assisting increased numbers of clients” stated Raymond Dardano, Chairman of Holy Cross Ministries’ Board of Trustees.
For the immediate future, Holy Cross is in excellent condition with highly capable staff. Maria Farrington will continuing working for Holy Cross Ministries through the month of March to aid in the transition and The Board of Trustees of Holy Cross Ministries will form a Search and Transition Committee which will address the upcoming vacancy. During this transition period, it is our priority to find the best candidate for the position, while still maintaining stable programs for the 4,000 individuals Holy Cross Ministries serves each year.
Holy Cross is dedicated to finding a replacement who will continue the agency’s trajectory in providing quality health outreach, early childhood education, and legal services to underserved individuals and their families in Utah.
Current Administration Changes
In light of the United States election results, Holy Cross Ministries would like to tell the individuals we serve, and all those in need of service, that we will continue to support you and your families in any way that we can. This outcome does not change the fact that we will diligently continue to fight for your right to live with your families here in the United States, free of fear. Please know that there are a lot of uncertainties regarding the immediate implications of Donald Trump’s presidency for immigrants and United States immigration law. We are working with other attorneys and non-profit organizations to organize public information meetings to answer questions and concerns. Once those have been scheduled we will post that information here. Finally, if you are a Legal Permanent Resident and you qualify to apply for naturalization or citizenship, we encourage you to contact us or another immigration legal service provider to begin the process.
The end of the current DACA program introduces uncertainty and anxiety into an already uncertain and anxious situation.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2017
Holy Cross Ministries’ Leadership Team grows with the addition of two new Directors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2015