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The Pharisee was a man of status in the community and was used to people deferring to him. The tax collector was an outcast because he was seen collaborating with the Roman occupiers. Both approached God expecting to be treated the same way they always were. But this time everything was different. The humility of the tax collector was honored. The pride of the Pharisee was condemned. What is your self image in the presence of God?


Goal-                                                                                              $1,500,000.00

Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)                $1,241,840.20
Pledge payments still outstanding                                                    $ 236,533.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                                            $ 21,626.50
The yellow envelope in the envelope packet mailed to your home can be used for gifts and pledge payments.

Offertory Collection
October 17,2004...........................$5,884.96

HOLY CROSS POLISH ROSARY SOCIETYis sponsoring a Beef Dinner TODAY , Oct 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Kolbe Hall.Adults $10.00 and children $5.00. Tickets are available at the door. All are welcome!
PEACE MASS- Holy Cross Church will be the host of the next Peace Mass on Tuesday, October 26. Rosary begins at 6:30 p.m.; Peace Mass at 7:00 p.m. Receive a copy of the message given by the Blessed Virgin Mary to the world at Medjugorje on the 25th of each month. Refreshments to follow.
                             PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                    ADORATION NEWS

Today is the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time and World Mission Sunday. The Holy Father stated in a Papal document that devotion to the Holy Eucharist can help transform the world. This is the "Year of the Eucharist" as proclaimed by Pope John Paul II. Visits to the Adoration will furnish us with spiritual energy.

The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Friday 4:00 p.m., Saturday noon and Saturday 3:00 p.m. Also consider very early morning hours. For more information call 612-605-2558 or 612- 781-4806. Thank you!

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SAVE ALUMINUM CANS. The money raised from recycling the aluminum goes toward the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign and your help definitely makes a difference! Bags of aluminum cans (pop and beer only) can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or by the garages behind the rectory. Thank you!

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

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

Your prayers and financial help offered today, WORLD MISSION SUNDAY, supports priests, religious and lay people in the Missions who are Christ's witnesses to a world so in need of His healing love and peace.


Saturday, October 23
    4:30 p.m. t Gerald Szymanski

Sunday, October 24
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Batkiewicz Family - Anniv Paul
  10:00 a.m. t Peter, Mary & Edward Birch
  11:30 a.m. t Jette (Gote) Anderson - Anniv.
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Monday, October 25
    6:45 a.m. t Sister M. Albertine S.S.N.D.
Tuesday, October 26
    6:45 a.m. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Stawski
Wednesday, October 27
    6:45 a.m. t Evan Evans
Thursday, October 28
    6:45 a.m. t Helen Danaj
Friday, October 29
    6:45 a.m. t Kermit & Ann Sherman
    7:00 p.m. Health of Stanislawa Galas
Saturday, October 30
    8:00 a.m. t Joseph Gacek
    4:30 p.m. t Albin, Stella & Raymond Daniels

Sunday, October 31
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Patrick Rodgers
  10:00 a.m. Stan & Irena Jakus -
                              55th Wedding Anniv.
  11 :30 a.m. Danuta Tosik
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

  Readings for the Week
                of October 24, 2004

Sunday:            Sir 35:12-14,16-18; 2 Tm 4:6-8,16-18; Lk 18:9-14
Monday:          Eph 4:32--5:8; Lk 13: 1 0-17
Tuesday:           Eph 5:21-33; Lk 13:18-21
Wednesday:      Eph 6:1-9; Lk 13:22-30
Thursday:        Eph 2: 19-22; Lk 6: 12-19
Friday:              Phil 1:1-11; Lk 14:1-6
Saturday:           PhiI1:18b-26; Lk 14:1, 7-11
Next Sunday:   Wis 11 :22--12:2; 2 Thes 1: 11--2:2; Lk 19:1-10