Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Do you honor your dreams? The Magi did and found another route home so as to avoid Herod's court. Joseph did and took Mary as his wife. They recognized the truth that came to them as they slept and were willing to stake their lives on it. Many find in their dreams a way to access their own inner wisdom and to connect with loved ones who had passed into eternal life. What might you gain by honoring your own dreams?


Goal - $1,500.000.00
Pledges & Gifts - - $1.298.873.30
Needed to reach Goal - $201,126.70

Pledges & Gifts - $1,298,873.30
Paid to date - $ 759.654.00
Outstanding - $ 539,219.30

A great New Year's goal for Holy Cross is to reach our Campaign total in 2003. We need your help. New pledges and gifts are always welcome and needed. All gifts and pledge payments are applied to our outstanding debt and early payments will save loan interest costs. The yellow envelope in the packet mailed to your home can be used for gifts and/or pledge payments.

Offertory Collection
December 22,2002.........................$6,959.26
December 29,2002.........................$6,707.10


Dear Parishioners,
I would like to again extend my thanks to all of you for a beautiful Christmas at Holy Cross. On behalf of Father Andy, Father Ed and the staff, I offer my gratitude for your cards, prayers and words of support you sent to us.

Also, I want to thank in particular:

 All the musicians, ushers, servers, Lectors and Ministers of the Altar.
 All who helped prepare and deliver the food baskets.
 All who helped decorate the Church so beautifully.
 All who helped deliver flowers to the sick and shut-ins of the parish.
 All those who worked behind the scenes in any way.
 All who gave so generously to the "Continuing Our Tradition" campaign and the fund for the new tables and chairs in Kolbe Hall.

Above all, to the loyal and faithful members of Holy Cross, I am grateful for your generosity and benevolence to the parish through a wonderful Christmas collection of $17,297.98

                 God Bless You in the New Year!
                  Father David Ostrowski, Pastor
PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP SAVING ALUMINUM CANS - The money raised from recycling aluminum goes toward the new tables and chairs in Kolbe Center. We still need to raise $424.63. Bags of aluminum cans can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or by the garages behind the rectory. Thanks!!
                              ADORATION NEWS

Jesus was revealed to the nations by the guidance of the star. "The Magi were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering they saw the CHILD with Mary His Mother. They prostrated themselves and did HIM homage." (Mt. 2:10-11). Our Perpetual Adoration Chapel gives us an opportunity day or night to follow the example of the Magi.

The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Tuesday 11:00 a.m., Saturday 1:00 a.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m.

For information call 763-788-4729 or 612-781-4806. Thank you.


Saturday, January 4
4:30 p.m. t Chester Cerepak - Ushers
Sunday, January 5
Epiphany of the Lord
8:00 a.m. t Jacob Partyka
  10:00 a.m. t Joseph Gliniany - Ushers
  11:30 a.m. Living & Deceased Members of the Ignatik Family
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, January 6
6:45 a.m. t Josephine Szymczak
Tuesday, January 7
6:45 a.m. t Mary Hyberg
Wednesday, January 8
6:45 a.m. t Virginia M. Freund
Thursday, January 9
6:45 a.m. t Ken Kolodjski - Ushers Club
Friday, January 10
6:45 a.m. t Adam Piecek
Saturday, January 11
8:00 a.m. t John Tykwinski & Bernadine Berry- Anniv. Bernadine
    4:30 p.m. Lorraine Fitzgerald - Special Intention
Sunday, January 12
Baptism of the Lord
8:00 a.m. t Edward Sroka
  10:00 a.m. t Stella Malecki
  11:30 a.m. t Elzbeita Sosnowska
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of January 5, 2003

Sunday: Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12
Monday: 1 Jn 3:22-4:6; Mt 4:12-17, 23-25
Tuesday: 1 Jn 4:7-10; Mk 6:34-44
Wednesday: 1 Jn 4:11-18; Mk 6:45-52
Thursday: 1 Jn 4:19-5:4; Lk 4:14-22a
Friday: 1 Jn 5:5-13; Lk 5:12-16
Saturday: 1 Jn 5:14-21; In 3:22-30
Next Sunday: Is 42:1-4,6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Mk 1:7-11

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