Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Weddings can be fun! They are also a lot of work. Just ask any couple preparing for their big day. There are plenty of things that happen to increase the stress: band breaking up, photographer getting sick, reception hall double booked. And any bride can tell you the frustration with people who send their reservation for dinner and then don't show up. Those folks actually end up costing the newlyweds money. No wonder the king in today's parable was upset!

Any mother who has had the experience of fixing dinner only to have family members not show up can also relate to the king in the parable. Everything is ready, but nobody's there.

While we wouldn't want to imitate the king's initial response - killing all those who wouldn't come to the feast - we might want to emulate his subsequent actions. He didn't give up! He had his servants invite anyone who would come.

Maybe we get frustrated with all those who don't show up on Sunday. But that doesn't mean we should give up. Keep inviting friends and neighbors. Someday they might surprise you and come to the feast.


Goal -                                                                                     $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)       $1,404,161.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                               $ 95,838.30

Thank you to all who continue to give gifts and make pledge payments. Thank you and God Bless you!

Offertory Collection
October 2,2005 ..............................$6,463.68

MOTHER'S CLUB BAKE SALE AND RAFFLE this weekend - Saturday after the 4:30 p.m. Mass and Sunday after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Masses in Kolbe Center.
COFFEE AND DONUT SUNDAY TODAY after the morning Masses in Kolbe Center. All are welcome to come down and visit with fellow parishioners. If you are interested in hosting a Coffee and Donut Sunday, just call the Rectory weekdays at 612-789-7238.
SAINT FRANCIS GUILD invites you to come and join them for a fun afternoon of bingo, raffles, prizes and fun TODAY, Oct. 9, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Kolbe Center.
LIVING ROSARY - The English Altar and Rosary Guild invites you to join them in Kolbe Center for a Living Rosary on Monday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to participate.
REMINDER TO ENGLISH ALTAR AND ROSARY GUILD MEMBERS - Please remember to bring your unwrapped raffle prize or prizes for the style show and luncheon to the Oct. 10 meeting. Rose 102 will provide refreshments.
                                                              PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC

Come and visit JESUS whenever you can at the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.

Open hours: Monday 4:00 p.m., Tuesday 10.00 a.m. 11:00 p.m., Thursday 11:00 a.m., Friday 5:00 p.m.

Other early hours are listed in the Chapel. To have questions answered or for more information call 612-605-2558 or 612-781-4806. Thank you!

Please remember Holy Cross Parish
in your Will.


Saturday, October 8
    4:30 p.m. t Deceased of the Koval Family
Sunday, October 9
Twenty-eight Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Chorzempa & Lenart Families
  10:00 a.m. t Janice Chorzempa
  11:30 a.m. Living & Deceased Members of the Polish Rosary
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, October 10
    6:45 a.m. t Genevieve Skwarek - ERS
Tuesday, October 11
    6:45 a.m. t Mark Long - Anniv.
Wednesday, October 12
    6:45 a.m. t Parents of Robert & Cecelia Velst
Thursday, October 13
    6:45 a.m. t Stanley Iskierka
Friday, October 14
    6:45 a.m. t Batkiewicz Family - Anniv. Paul
    7:00 p.m. t Piotr & Leokadia Kras
Saturday, October 15
    8:00 a.m. t Teresa Danaj
    4:30 p.m. t Ted & Evelyn Krawczyski
Sunday, October 16
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Peter Dziekciowski
  10:00 a.m. t John Lipa
  11:30 a.m. t Barbara Lamusga
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of October 9, 2005

Sunday: Is 25:6-10a, Phil 4:12-14, 19-20, Mt 22:1-14 or 22:1-10
Monday: Rom 1:1-7, Lk 11:29-32
Tuesday: Rom 1:16-25, Lk 11:37-41
Wednesday: Rom 2:1-11, Lk 11:42-46
Thursday: Rom 3:21-30, Lk 11:47-54
Friday: Rom 4:1-8, Lk 12:1-7
Saturday: Rom 4:13, 16-18, Lk 12:8-12
Next Sunday: Is 45:1, 4-6, 1 Thes 1:1-5b, Mt 22:15-21


October 9, 1940

October 9, 1940

St. Paul's Cathedral is struck by German bombs
during the Battle of Britain.

October 13, 1792
The cornerstone is laid for the
White House.