Sunday, October 7, 2018


Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

It was a busy weekend at Croton's Holy Name of Mary in the historic Upper Village.  

Three of the church's dynamic ministries all had events.   Click on the photos and links.

Holy Name's Hispanic Ministry held its annual celebration marking the anniversary of the grotto for OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE.

Usually celebrated outside, gray skies brought the outdoor mass inside the main church.

For those who don't know, this beautiful statue resides in a stone grotto at Vassallo Park. 

The grotto was built by members of the ministry.

Mass was said in both English and Spanish--and led by Father Nelson.  Afterwards there was food and music in the Parish Center.

For more about the Hispanic Ministry: and Hispanic Outreach

This was also the annual weekend ACTS Ministry Rummage Sale...always well attended...a real harbinger of fall...and did we mention that there are always great things to be had.

(After all, the donations come from some of the finest people---smile....)

It's hard work putting this all together but the lovely ladies--and the men too (smile again)--who make up this ministry are always up to the challenge.

For more about ACTS (Adoration, Community, Theology, Service), click here.

And finally, did you know that after a brief summer hiatus, the FAIR TRADE MINISTRY is back at Holy Name.  Products were sold after all masses this weekend--coffee, chocolate, tea, etc.--and will be once a month for the duration.  For more about the Fair Trade/Equal Exchange Ministry at Holy Name, visit

P.S. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, another great Holy Name of Mary ministry---THE GOD SQUAD--can always use help; more here.


  1. I haven't been back to Croton in over thirty years. It's nice to see it's still there and the church looks beautiful.

  2. This is really nice. Thank you Maria.
    Paula, Patrick and Scoobie miss you on our walks.