PARISH DIRECTORY

 

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

††††† Father David T. Ostrowski, Pastor

†††††††† (DTOstrowski@comcast.net)

††††† Father Waldemar Matusiak, SChr

†††††††† (waldemarmatusiak@gmail.com)

 

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.

 

Wedding Coordinator........................ 612-789-9168

††††† Sister Benita

††††† ††††††††††††††††††† Must be registered in the Parish

††††† †††††††† and active for two years before wedding date.

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

 

FATHER GLENíS THOUGHTS

 

This Sundayís Feast of the Baptism of the Lord concludes

the Christmas Season. Like our Saviorís birth on

Christmas, both the Epiphany and Baptism of the Lord

honor moments in which our Savior was made visible and

noticeable in the world for people to be able to both

recognize and come to faith in him. We are used to

thinking of Christmas just in terms of his birth at

Bethlehem, but there are other moments early in his life

or ministry which are equally important for people to be

able to come to faith in him, and the Church has made

them part of the Christmas Season for many centuries.

The wise men traveled from afar. They knew someone

important was coming to us because of the star and were

the first non-Jews to acknowledge Jesus as King. At

Jesusí baptism in the Jordan, God revealed himself as the

Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit, thereby teaching us

that Jesus was not some additional God, but one with the

Father and therefore worthy of acceptance by us as

divine. If Jesus was not the Son of God, he would have

been merely a wondering philosopher, and I doubt that

any of us now would be Christians. Baptism is our link

with heaven through Jesus. It is our adoption into Godís

family as the water is poured and the name of God who is

Father, Son and Holy Spirit is pronounced over us. As we

celebrate the Baptism of Jesus, may we also honor our

own baptism and renew our appreciation for what has

been given to us through baptism.

Father Glen Jenson, Pastor

 

 

 

Text Box: Offertory Collection
January 4, 2009
For the Week:        Actual            Budget         Excess or
                            Received         Needed        (Shortfall)

Envelopes/Plate: $5,516.66      $7,650.00     ($2,133.34)

.FAMILY HOLY HOUR - Join other families from our parish and diocese this Sunday, January 11 at Holy Cross for a Family Holy Hour. Start the New Year by doing something special for your family and yourself.

Following Holy Hours will be held the 2nd Sunday of every month. Father Oliver will lead a special afternoon of

music, prayer, Adoration, Benediction, and a reflection on

Epiphany. For more information call Terry 651-748-1744

or Carrie 612-789-5714. Confessions start at 2:15 PM

and Adoration at 3:00 PM. Bring a snack to share - Holy

Cross will be a wonderful location for Family Adoration!!

Families should plan to enjoy fellowship in Kolbe Hall after prayer.

MCCL MARCH FOR LIFE - On Thursday, January 22

join thousands of Minnesotans at the State Capitol in St.

Paul at 12:00 noon for the MCCL March for Life. The

March commemorates the deaths of more than 50 million

unborn babies killed by abortion since the 1973 U.S.

Supreme Courtís decisions legalized abortion on demand

for the entire nine months of pregnancy. Your presence

will help show elected officials and the public the depth of

support for pro-life legislation protecting women and

unborn babies. For more information visit www.mccl.org

Text Box: CHURCH PAINTING FUND - January 4, 2009
Goal                                                          $350,000.00
Total paid to date (payments and gifts)              $320,452.00
Pledge payments outstanding                    $ 29,548.00
                                                                  $350,000.00
Text Box: YOUTH ENVELOPES - The 2009 contribution
envelopes for students in grades 1 thru 11 are available
for pick up in the vestibule of the Church.