Global.Holy Cross SistersAssociates of the Holy Cross Sisters, Merrill, raised $650 for charity by selling homemade candy at the Bell Tower Residence Craft Fair in Merrill.

Associates donated the proceeds to the prison ministry of Sr. Linda Songy, a Sister of Mercy of the Holy Cross, who ministers as chaplain at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel, Louisiana. They also made a donation to Our Sisters’ House, Tomahawk.

The house, which is being used as a homeless shelter, is named in honor of the sisters who lived there while ministering at St. Mary Catholic Church. The home provides immediate temporary housing to individuals and families.

For more information on the Holy Cross Associates, visit or call 715-539-1460, ext. 471.