Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross

                 WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

Today, with Catholics all around the world, we are called to offer, at this Eucharistic celebration, our prayers and generous financial support, through the Propagation of the Faith, to continue the mission of our Lord.

      $25.00 helps support a catechist for a month.
      $75.00 provides for the work of the Religious Sisters.
      $100 is a month's help for a village mission.
As always, your prayers are your most treasured gift to the Missions.

Today, World Mission Sunday, through your prayers and financial help, you accompany the priests and religious and lay people in the Missions who are Christ's witnesses to a world so in need of His healing love and peace.

Goal - $1,500,000.00
Pledges & Gifts - - $1.403.185.50
Needed to reach Goal - $ 96,814.50

Pledges & Gifts - $1,403,185.50
Paid to date - - $ 992.037.20
Outstanding - $ 411,148.30

Thank you to all who continue to give extra gifts and/or make regular pledge payments. We are now less than $100,000 from our goal. Everyone's help is needed.

Offertory Collection
October12, 2003............................$5,688.70

THE HOLY CROSS MOTHER'S CLUB thanks everyone for the donations of baked goods, gifts and prizes. Raffle winners: Baby Set - Ann Iskierka; Musical Snowman - Ann Petroske; Train Set - Helen Galka; Santa & Christmas Tree - Phyllis Zurbey; Christmas Tree - Helen Lazinski.
HOLY CROSS ROSARY GUILD STYLE SHOW & MISSION BENEFIT is Saturday, Nov. 8 in Kolbe Center. MainStream Fashions & Roast Pork Lunch. Tickets are $14.00 and will be available at the University Ave. church entrance next weekend or call Judy at 612-781-7914.
                             PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                 ADORATION NEWS

Excerpts from the writing of Pope John Paul  II: "The Birth of Jesus at Bethlehem is not an event which can be consigned to the past. The whole of human history in fact stands in reference to Him: our own time and the future of the world are illumined by His presence. HE IS THE LIVING ONE, WHO IS, WHO WAS AND WHO IS TO COME. In the encounter with Christ, every man discovers the mystery of his own life." Let us encounter Christ in the Adoration Chapel - open 24 hours for our visits.

The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. For more information call 763-788-4729 or 612- 781-4806. Thank you.
LET US REMEMBER those who are hungry and in need of food. You can bring food donations when you come to Church or to the Rectory during the week. The food will be used for our Thanksgiving Baskets. Please make sure to check the expiration dates on the food and do not bring open boxes or bags. Cash donations will also be accepted and used for turkeys, bread, etc.
THE HOLY CROSS POLISH ROSARY SOCIETY will sponsor a Beef Dinner TODAY from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Kolbe Hall. Adults $9.00 and children $4.00. Tickets are available at the door. All are welcome!
      Bradley J. Linnell & Agnieszka M. Swietkowski - III


Saturday, October 18
    4:30 p.m. t Evelyn & Ted Krawczynski
Sunday, October 19
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m. t Gary Shilling
  10:00 a.m. t Peter, Mary & Edward Bierch
  11:30 a.m. t Franciszek & Franciszka Strugalski
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, October 20
6:45 a.m. t Mark Long
Tuesday, October 21
6:45 a.m. t Anton, Pauline, Bridget and Anna Fussy
Wednesday, October 22
6:45 a.m. t Sister Albertine S.S.N.D.
Thursday, October 23
6:45 a.m. t Ceil Tomas
Friday, October 24
6:45 a.m. t Chester Cerepak
    7:00 p.m. Polish Rosary Society
Saturday, October 25
8:00 a.m. t Joseph & Mary Ann Jedlenski
    1:00 p.m. Bradley Linnell & Agnieszka Swietkowski - Wedding
    4:30 p.m. t Gerald Szymanski
Sunday, October 26
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m. t Patrick Rodgers
  10:00 a.m. t Joseph Gacek
  11:30 a.m. t Casmir Remiarz
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of October 19,2003

Sunday: Is 53:10-11; Heb 4:14-16; Mk 10:35-45
Monday: Rom 4:20-25; Lk 12:13-21
Tuesday: Rom 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21; Lk 12:35-38
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: Jer31:7-9; Heb5:1-6; Mk 10:46-52

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