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While today's Gospel story has wider implications than simply paying taxes, sometimes it is good to focus on the obvious. Most of us don't even worry about taxes until property taxes are due in the beginning of the year or April 15th rolls around.

Catholic social teaching requires that we be concerned about the common good. Our own personal satisfaction is balanced against the needs of others. While cutting taxes may be a politically expedient philosophy, when it is done in such a way that it harms common good, it is morally unacceptable to Catholics.

We would all like to pay less in taxes and have more money to spend on our families and ourselves. But we are also responsible for one another, and that means sacrificing some of our own well-being so that others can have a minimal share in the goods of the earth.

It's a tight balancing act, but so was the situation Jesus was confronted with in the Gospel.


Goal -                                                                                    $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)      $1,404,691.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                             $ 95,308.30

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

Offertory Collection
October 9,2005.............................$7,747.45

TOTINO GRACE HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC PARENTS' ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST TODAY, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 4030 Jackson St. N.E. $5.00 for adults and $3.00 per child (6-11), under 5 FREE.
THE HOLY CROSS MOTHERS'S CLUB thanks everyone for their support of the Bake Sale and Raffle last weekend. Raffle winners: Candy Wreaths - Dolores Ziegler and Joyce Kientop; Snow Man - Vera Rich, Christmas Tree - Nick Rodgers.
A GREAT DAY IS COMING! Next Sunday, October 23, World Mission Sunday, our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, calls every Catholic to celebrate, at the Eucharist, our vocation to be missionary and to help the Missions. As Catholics around the world - here at home and in the Missions - gather at the Eucharist around the table of the Lord... Let us Pray for the Church's worldwide missionary work and Offer financial help through the Propagation of the Faith for more than 1,150 dioceses in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Islands.
SUNDAY SCHOOL IS BACK for babies and preschoolers during the 10:00 a.m. Mass. All families are encouraged to participate. We are also looking for helpers. For information call Agnes at 763-428-9117, Ann 651-633-4730 or the Rectory weekdays 612-789-7238.
HAPPENINGS BOOKS are again available from the Educational Task Force. Cost is $30.00 with discounts on gas, food, car washes, etc. For orders call Dennis at 612- 788-4209 or check with the Parish Office.

Please remember Holy Cross Parish
in your Will.

THE EXCHANGE CLUB of East Minneapolis hosts their annual Pancake Breakfast TODAY, October 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Holy Cross Kolbe Center. Menu includes pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee & milk. Cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit East Minneapolis Youth Programs.


Saturday, October 15
    4:30 p.m. t Ted & Evelyn Krawczynski
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
Monday, October 17
    6:45 a.m. t John Motyl
Tuesday, October 18
    6:45 a.m. t Joseph & Emily Stanczuk
Wednesday, October 19
    6:45 a.m. t Helen, Alex & Matthew Sherman
Thursday, October 20
    6:45 a.m. t Lucylle Solem - Anniv.
Friday, October 21
    6:45 a.m. t Frances Smietana
    7:00 p.m. t Heising Family
Saturday, October 22
    8:00 a.m. t Sophie Biernat - ERS
    4:30 p.m. t Mr. & Mrs. Fred Westfall and Sons Edward and Jerry
Sunday, October 23
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. Special Intention of a Parishioner
  10:00 a.m. t Peter, Mary & Edward Birch
  11:30 a.m. t Jacenty, Louise, Rose Ann, Franee, Edward & Helen Turek
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of October 16, 2005

Sunday: Is 45:1, 4-6, 1 Thes 1:1-5b, Mt 22:15-21
Monday: Rom 4:20-25, Lk 12:13-21
Tuesday: 2 Tm 4:10-17b, Lk 10:1-9
Wednesday: Rom 6:12-18, Lk 12:39-48
Thursday: Rom 6: 19-23, Lk 12:49-53
Friday: Rom 7:18-25a, Lk 12:54-59
Saturday: Rom 8:1-11, Lk 13:1-9
Next Sunday: Ex 22:20-26, 1 Thes 1:5c-10, Mt 22:34-40


October 19, 1958

October 19, 1958

The Brussels World's Fair, the first after World War II,
closes after welcoming nearly 42 million visitors.

October 21,1962
Chubby Checker sings his hit song "The Twist"
on the Ed Sullivan Show.