Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Sunday's Gospel is pretty direct: feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick, and visit the imprisoned. But the Gospel is more than charitable directives for believers.

The theology of the Matthew 25 expressly states that when Christians do all these things for those who are afflicted, they are not just doing kind deeds to other men and women. When Christians do these things, they are doing them to Christ!

That is a pretty bold statement. The implication is that every time we encounter a beggar, a homeless person, an immigrant (legal or illegal), someone who is sick, or someone in prison, we are meeting up with Christ. We believe in his real presence in the Eucharist. Do we believe in his presence in his least brothers and sisters?


Goal -                                                                                     $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)       $1,410,671.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                               $ 89,328.30

We appreciate the generosity of all who continue to give
gifts and pledge payments. God Bless you!

Offertory Collection
November 13,2005...................................$6,963.94

CAMPAIGN CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT - Poverty in America continues to rise. Nearly 36 million Americans, many working full-time, are unable to provide for the basic needs of their families. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development supports self-help projects of poor and low-income people working together to improve their lives and their communities. Please give generously in today's collection.
PLEASE NOTE: There will not be a 7:00 p.m. Polish Mass on Friday evening, November 25th. However, a Mass in Polish will be said on Tuesday, November 22, at 7:00 p.m., the Feast of St. Cecelia, in honor of all choirs and musicians.
                                                                                                PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC

Come and visit JESUS whenever you can at the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.

Open hours: Monday 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m., Tuesday 11:00 p.m., Wednesday 11:00 p.m. Other early hours are listed in the Chapel.

To have questions answered or for more information call 612-605-2558 or 612-781-4806. Thank you!
THE 2006 YOUTH ENVELOPES for students in grades 1 thru 12 will feature "Patron Saints." "You have friends in high places... and now you can meet a new one every week. Having a tough time in science class? Call on St. Albert the Great. Nightmares ruining your sleep? Pray to St. Raphael the Archangel. Sick of span and computer viruses? Invoke St. Isidore of Seville, Patron Saint of the Internet." The envelopes will be available for pick-up in the Church vestibule beginning Dec. 3.
THE PARISH OFFICE will be closed from Thursday, Nov. 24 to Sunday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The office will reopen on Monday, November 28.
THE POLISH HOLY NAME SOCIETY will be selling Pierogi today after all Masses in Kolbe Center.
THE ENGLISH HOLY NAME would like to thank everyone who made their Turkey Bingo last weekend a success. We appreciate the support.

Please remember Holy Cross Parish in your Will.


Saturday, November 19
    4:30 p.m. t Deceased Members of the Koscielniak Family
Sunday, November 20
Solemnity of Christ the King

    8:00 a.m. Robert & Cecelia Velst
  10:00 a.m. t Roger Kientop
  11:30 a.m. t Jim Wolyniec - PHN
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, November 21
    6:45 a.m. t Mary Krawczynski
Tuesday, November 22
    6:45 a.m. t Walter Lipa
    7:00 p.m. For choirs and musicians
Wednesday, November 23
    6:45 a.m. t Victoria, Henry & Arthur Sherman
Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving
    9:00 a.m. t Edward, Marian & John Backus - Anniv. Marian
Friday, November 25
    6:45 a.m. t Raymond Petroske
Saturday, November 26
    8:00 a.m. t Barbara Lamusga
    4:30 p.m. t Robert Niznik
Sunday, November 27
First Sunday of Advent

    8:00 a.m. t Julia Kacheroski
  10:00 a.m. t John & Florence Hlivka
  11:30 a.m. t John Malec
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of November 20, 2005

Sunday: Ez 34:11-12,15-17, 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28, Mt 25:31-46
Monday: Dn 1:1-6, 8-20, Lk 21:1-4
Tuesday: Dn 2:31-45, Lk 21:5-11
Wednesday: Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28, Lk 21:12-19
Thursday: Sir 50:22-24, 1 Cor 1:3-9, Lk 17:11-19
Friday: Dn 7:2-14, Lk 21:29-33
Saturday: Dn 7:15-27, Lk 21:34-36
Next Sunday: Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7, 1 Cor 1:3-9, Mk 13:33-37


November 24, 1932

November 24, 1932

The FBI laboratory opens for business.

November 25, 1999
The United Nations designates November 25th
as the International day to eliminate
Violence against Women.