Church of the Holy Cross
2455 Gallows Road
Dunn Loring, VA 22027-1225


Join the Parish Lunch Line

The third Sunday of every month we gather in the parish kitchen to make sandwiches for clients of Northern Virginia Family Service's Bailey's Crossroads shelter. After our 9:00 a.m. service, we work for about 45 minutes to assemble and package sandwiches with the supplies we have on hand. All are welcome to come help out for as much time as you can spare. We are always accepting donations of lunch meat, cheese, and bread.


Join us on Saturday, March 10, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as we paint for a cause. No artistic experience required, we will walk you through creating a painting of your choosing. The session runs over the lunch hour and some food will be provided (please bring food for yourself if you have dietary restrictions), and bring whatever you might like to drink—water, coffee and tea will be available. Please email the Rev. Jamie Samilio at if you plan to attend. Suggested donation is $25 Please ask about discounts for multiple people or children—scholarships are available.

Health Mission to Tanzania

Dr. Henry and Priscilla Ziegler have been medical missionaries for many years, partnering with Tanzanian individuals and organizations in order to improve the health and education of poor Tanzanians. Holy Cross has become increasingly involved in supporting this important work, and a group traveled to Tanzania in February, 2012 to offer hands-on assistance. The team of 12 improved the buildings and the financial systems, taught the nursing assistants, give an AIDS orphans party, taught primary school children and paid for lunch for 750 students at the school. We also visited and assisted an isolated rural village. In 2013, three youth traveled with their parents to teach computer skills to school-age children in Dar es Salaam. In August of 2016, a team of nine traveled to one of the poorest communities in Dar es Salaam to construct an open-air waiting room at St. James Anglican Hospital and build a playground for the children of St. Augustine’s Primary School.

CHO Food Pantry

The Committee for Helping Others (CHO) houses a food pantry that provides food and other basic supplies to its clients. Holy Cross collects items on a weekly basis to help support this program.

You are invited to bring in items at any time and place them in the red wagon outside the sanctuary. You can also help by delivering the contributions to CHO as needed.

Supplies at the CHO Food Closet are dwindling and again many shelves are empty.  They are in desperate need of cooking oil, grape jelly, canned chicken, pancake mix and syrup, cereal, snacks & cookies for kids, laundry detergent, dish soap, and shampoo.  Please only consider those items on this list at this time. 

Clothing Donations for Those in Need

Thank you for supporting the Committee for Helping Others (CHO) Clothes Closet during the fall and winter seasons. They have now transitioned to providing spring/summer clothing to clients and would appreciate receiving only in-season donations due to limited storage space. Clothing and shoe donations should be dropped off in the CHO hamper by May 20. The Clothes Closet's last day of operation is May 21 until September.