Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross 


Wouldn't it be great if we heard people clamoring to put up two tables with the commandments on them? Not the Ten Commandments which politicians have attempted to turn into some sort of test of values. But the commandments that Jesus enunciates in today's Gospel: "Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself."

In all the talk about a public display of the commandments, it seems that the words of Jesus get lost in the desire to raise up a selected portion of the Old Testament. The two commandments that come from Jesus contain the whole law, he tells us.

A simple summary of the law doesn't always explain how to act in particular circumstances. But if the two commands Jesus gave us aren't engraved in our hearts it will be even more difficult to act.


Goal -                                                                                     $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)       $1,405,711.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                              $ 94,288.30

Thank you for the gifts given in Memory of Walter (Roger) Kozub.

We appreciate the generosity of all who continue to give gifts and pledge payments. God Bless you!

Offertory Collection
October 16,2005...............................$5,440.99

TODAY, WORLD MISSION SUNDAY, with Catholics of the world, we are called to offer, at this Eucharist celebration, our prayers and our generous financial support, through the Propagation of the Faith, to continue the mission of our Lord - to help the poor and suffering experience the healing love and peace of Jesus. As always, your prayers are your most treasured gift to the Missions.
WE WELCOME the Holy Cross Grade School Class of 1955 this weekend. Congratulations on achieving your 50th Reunion. Enjoy the celebration!
SUNDAY SCHOOL IS BACK for babies and pre-schoolers in the lower level of the school during the 10:00 a.m. Mass. All families are encouraged to participate. We do need helpers. For information call Agnes at 763-428-9117, Ann 651-633-4730 or the Rectory weekdays 612-789-7238.
                                                                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.

HOLY CROSS POLISH ROSARY SOCIETY is sponsoring a Roast Beef Dinner TODAY October 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Kolbe Center. Adults $10.00 and children $5.00. Tickets available at the door. All are welcome.


Saturday, October 22
    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
Monday, October 24
    6:45 a.m. t Media Kozacz - Anniv.
Tuesday, October 25
    6:45 a.m. t Joseph & Mary Ann Jedlenski
Wednesday, October 26
    6:45 a.m. t Chester Cerepak
Thursday, October 27
    6:45 a.m. t Albin, Stella & Raymond Daniels
Friday, October 28
    6:45 a.m. t Helen Danaj
    7:00 p.m. Len Urbaniak - AHN
Saturday, October 29
    8:00 a.m. t Florence & Edward Wratkowski
    4:30 p.m. t Joseph E. Gacek
Sunday, October 30
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Patrick Rodgers
  10:00 a.m. t Gladys Marciniak
  11:30 a.m. t Maria & Henryk Harasim
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of October 23, 2005

Sunday: Ex 22:20-26, 1 Thes 1:5c-10, Mt 22:34-40
Monday: Rom 8:12-17, Lk 13:10-17
Tuesday: Rom 8:18-25, Lk 13:18-21
Wednesday: Rom 8:26-30, Lk 13:22-30
Thursday: Rom 8:31b-39, Lk 13:31-35
Friday: Eph 2:19-22, Lk 6:12-16
Saturday: Rom 11:1-2a, 11-12,25-29, Lk 14:1, 7-11
Next Sunday: Mal 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10, 1 Thes 2:7b-9, 13, Mt 23:1-12


October 26, 1825

October 26, 1825

The Erie Canal opens linking the Great Lakes
to the Atlantic Ocean.

October 27, 1858
Theodore Roosevelt is born in
New York City.