Change in air at Church of the Holy Cross in Tryon

Published 11:02 am Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Church of the Holy Cross, Tryon, announces not only the return of the multi-talented and much loved, Susie Manke, as organist and choir master but also our interim rector, Father Mickey Mugan.

During the sabbatical of Father Michael Doty, Father Mugan became the supply priest and following Father Doty’s subsequent retirement, it was decided by the vestry to offer the position of Interim priest to

Father Mugan as the church follows the traditional requirement of finding a permanent replacement, a process that normally requires approximately a year and a half.

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“It is a privilege to serve such a vibrant church which is grounded in such hope and positive direction,” said Father Mugan, “Holy Cross is a church whose members are focused on spiritual growth individually and collectively as the Body of Christ and welcomes all who gift them with their presence.”

Father Mugan’s call to serve comes just in time to be apart of an exciting end of the year for Holy Cross, including “Race to the head of the class.”

“Race to the Head of the Class is a sponsored 1, 5, and 10k race through Tryon to benefit the Holy Cross Scholarship Fund, monies that will be available to eligible students in the tri-county area, to be held Dec. 14

For more information, visit or contact the church office 828-859-9741.

– article submitted by Pam Stone