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: MAY HE REST IN PEACE

May God grant Chester Polak
eternal peace and may the Angels of Heaven lead him to Paradise.

WELCOME TO HOLY CROSS CHURCH - Holy Cross Church would like to welcome all visitors and those who have recently moved into the area.We invite you to become members of our parish.To register or to have questions answered, please contact the parish office at 612-789-7238.

YOUTH ENVELOPES - The 2011 contribution envelopes for students in grades 1-11 can be picked up in the vestibule of the Church.Extra sets are available.

2010 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - The 2010 Financial Statements will be mailed to all parishioners the week of January 24th.

 

OFFERTORY COLLECTION

 

January 2, 2011: $6,857.34

 

Thank you!

 

 

FAMILY HOLY HOUR - Join other families from our diocese for a Family Holy Hour TODAY, Sunday, January 9th at Holy Cross.Father Anthony Vanderloop, Pastor of St. Peter Church in Richfield will lead the Holy Hour - a special afternoon of music, prayer, Adoration, Benediction and reflection.Confessions start at 2:15 PM and Adoration at 3:00 PM.Bring a snack to share!Families should enjoy fellowship in Kolbe Hall after prayer.

COFFEE AND DONUTS - Today after the 8:00 & 10:00 Masses please join us in Kolbe Hall for Coffee and Donuts to help Kick Off our 125th Anniversary celebration.Stop down and visit with parishioners and find out about some of things planned for the anniversary year.

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS will be take down on Tuesday, January 11th.

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FATHER GLENíS

THOUGHTSÖ..††

 

 

This Sunday is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord which concludes the season of Christmas.Jesus came to John the Baptist to receive this symbolic cleansing from him though he was the all holy Son of God and Messiah and had no need for it himself.He did this for the express purpose of showing his commitment to bringing us salvation, and to show us the way to enter into a family relationship with God through baptism.We are baptized Christians and thus children of God.

 

This great feast calls us to remember that we are Godís adopted children and have the grace of God to live as bright lights for others in the world by the grace we have through baptism, as well as the other sacraments we receive because we are baptized.As we prepare to return to Ordinary Time in the Church calendar, may we live each day not in an ordinary way but with grateful hearts for Godís fatherly love, a desire to bring others to know Godís love for them, and a willingness to respond to Godís love for them with genuine love for God.

 

I will be leaving for a weekís vacation this Sunday.I will be taking my first cruise vacation to the Caribbean.I hope that the ship doesnít have any problems like the one that had to be towed back to port without power and everyone living on Spam for three days!As I offer mass each day know that I will keep you all in my prayers for many blessings in this New Year.Services will be held as usual with priests who have been arranged to cover in my absence.

 

Father Glen Jenson, Pastor