PARISH DIRECTORY

 

Parish Priests.................................... 612-789-7238

††††† Father Glen T. Jenson, Pastor

††††† Father Glen at St. Anthony.............. 612-379-2324

†††††††† (revglenjensen@onebox.com)

 

††††† Father Waldemar Matusiak, SChr

†††††††† (waldemarmatusiak@gmail.com)

††††† Deacon John Belian

 

Pastoral Ministry............................... 612-789-9168

††††† Sister M. Benita, OSF

††††† Sister Donna, OSF

 

Business Manager............................ 612-789-3430

††††† Janice Frakie†††††††† (JFrakie@comcast.net)

 

Parish Secretary................................ 612-789-7238

††††† Janice Godlewski(JGodlewski@comcast.net)

 

Bulletin Announcements due by Monday, noon.

 

Telephone Numbers

††††† Parish Office................................... 612-789-7238

††††† Parish Office Fax............................ 612-789-5769

††††† Pope John Paul II Catholic School... 612-789-8851

††††† Convent......................................... 612-789-3256

 

Prayer Line

††††† Weekdays...................................... 612-789-7238

††††† Anytime.......................................... 763-572-1713

 

Website:††† www.ourholycross.com

Text Box: MESSAGE FROM 
FATHER JENSON


We seek to invite the power of God into our lives to uplift us in the midst of our many cares and worries.  He is our shepherd and he does care.  We need to call out to him insistently as did the blind Bartimeus in our Gospel this Sunday.  That he cares for us we see in our readings this Sunday and many times in other places in the scriptures.  Our insistent prayers, like the crying of a hungry baby who will not stop until it is fed, will bring down for us Godís grace in answer to our prayers. 

There is so much need of Godís help today, for our country in recession, for peace and the safety of our troops, for a desperately needed increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life among our young, a renewal of appreciation for the dignity of marriage and family life, an increase in respect for human life at all stages, and always for those who are struggling with serious illnesses.  Come to church with a desire to storm heaven on behalf of these needs and those known to you alone.  Never stop imploring and exhorting God to hear and answer our needs.  

Perhaps part of the troubles of our times is that we often fail to be insistent in our calling upon God to hear and answer our needs.  Half hearted or only intermittent requests will not change the world and cure its ills but serious prayer just might. Pray each day, come to church each Sunday, and never give up.  

The Keys to the Future night to assist the children of our area in our Catholic School was a delight.  I secured some Christmas gifts through savvy bidding for silent auction items, and met some wonderful people who care about youth and their future from beyond our parish area.  Be sure to watch for this event next fall.  You wonít want to miss it.

Father Glen Jenson, Pastor

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

 

Visit the Adoration Chapel to give glory, praise and thanks to the one GOD - FATHER - SON and HOLY SPIRIT.Pray for your intentions, and for guidance needed in your daily life.

 

Choose an hour - Open Hours: Tuesday 11:00 AM, Tuesday Noon; Tuesday 3:00 PM; Wednesday 11:00 AM and Friday 1:00 PM.

 

For information call 763-784-1317

or 612-781-4806.

 

Offertory Collection

October 18, 2009

 

For the Week:††† ††††††† Actual†††††††† Budget††††††† Excess or

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† ††† Received††††††† Needed††††††† (Shortfall)

 

Envelopes/Plate:$5,844.33†††† $7,650.00†† ††††($1,805.67)

 

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SUNDAY SCHOOL for pre-schoolers to kindergarten age in the lower level of the school building during the 10:00 AM Mass.All families are welcome to participate as children begin to learn about Jesus and lifelong faith values.For more information call the Parish Office weekdays at 612-789-7238.

PEACE MASS - The next Peace Mass at Holy Cross will be on Tuesday, October 27.Rosary at 6:30 PM and Mass at 7:00 PM.Receive a copy of our Blessed Virgin Maryís message given to the world at Medjugorje just six hours before.Refreshments follow.

ALL SAINTS PARTY - Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-8:00 PM in Kolbe Hall.Event includes: childrenís ďParade of SaintsĒ, faith formation, potluck dinner, games, crafts and much more.See the enclosed flyer for more information.