Our harvest feasting is over and we enter into a season of preparation for the festival of our Savior's birth. This year Advent is a full four weeks, and while that length of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas might be particularly advantageous to retailers, it is also of benefit to Christians.
We have time to reflect on the coming of Christ. Listen to the scripture readings and prayers of the first three weeks of Advent. They highlight Christ's coming at the end of time. While we may be interested in trimming the tree and decorating the house, we can't lose sight of the fact that there is greater preparation required.
|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 December 3.
|CONTINUING OUR TRADITION - Nov. 20, 2005
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)
Pledge still outstanding
We appreciate the generosity of all who continue to give
gifts and pledge payments. God Bless you!
November 20, 2005.................................$5,791.31
|"COINS FOR CRIBS" - An Advent outreach program at Holy
Cross. As we prepare to celebrate the Birth of Baby Jesus at Christmas, our
parish will again collect coins during Advent
that will be used for baby cribs. The money collected will be given to
"Cradle of Hope" - a non-profit organization that works with mothers
and infants in crisis. All coins received in the weekly collection plate will be
given to this project. Bring extra coins to Church! If you prefer to give
dollars or a check, please put your gift in an enveloped marked "Cradle of
Hope." Thank you!
|BIBLE STUDY - First Epistle of St.
John: Advent Meditations on Love. Grzegorz (Greg)
Ignatik will present a commentary on the Epistle
based on the teaching of St. Augustine on Monday, November 28 and Monday,
December 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall. All are welcome. For more information
call Greg at 612-812-8064.
|THE NEXT PEACE MASS will be at Holy Cross Church on Tuesday, November 29. Rosary
at 6:30 p.m. Mass at 7:00 p.m. Receive a copy of the Blessed Virgin Mary's
message given to the world six hours before. Refreshments to follow.
|TO ALL SENIORS - You are invited to
join us at our Annual Mass and Dinner on
Friday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m. in Kolbe
Center. Cost is $10.00 and reservations are
necessary. Please call 612-789-9168 (preferably evenings)
to make your reservation. Deadline for reservations is Monday, November 28th.
|NEWS FLASH - Holy Cross Educational Task Force has the
opportunity to sell Linder's Poinsettias this year for the great price of $10.00
each. Choose between red, white or pink plants. Orders must be submitted by
Monday. November 28th. Call today to order your plant. 612-789- 5171 and ask for
Please remember Holy Cross Parish in your Will.
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, November 26
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
Monday, November 28
6:45 a.m. t Helen & Roy Cooper
Tuesday, November 29
6:45 a.m. Ramiro & Margarita Restrepo
Wednesday, November 30
6:45 a.m. t Genevieve Skwarek - ERS
Thursday, December 1
6:45 a.m. t Henry Tobias
Friday, December 2
6:45 a.m. t Walter F. Gliniany - Ushers
7:00 p.m. t Wawrzyniec, Maryianna and Jozef Halak
Saturday, December 3
8:00 a.m. t Stanley & Harriet Moritko
4:30 p.m. t Sophie & Joseph Jadlowski
Sunday, December 4
Second Sunday of Advent
8:00 a.m. t Leona Maciej
10:00 a.m. t MaryAnn & Joseph Jedlenski
11:30 a.m. t Father Valentine Myslicki, O.F.M.
6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Readings for the Week of November 27, 2005
Sunday: Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7, 1 Cor 1:3-9, Mk 13:33-37
Monday: Is 2:1-5, Mt 8:5-11
Tuesday: Is 11:1-10, Lk 10:21-24
Wednesday: Rom 10:9-18, Mt 4:18-22
Thursday: Is 26: 1-6, Mt 7:21, 24-27
Friday: Is 29:17-24, Mt 9:27-31
Saturday: Is 30:19-21, 23-26, Mt 9:35-10:1, 5a, 6-8
Next Sunday: Is 40:1-5,9-11, 2 pt 3:8-14, Mk 1:1-8
IN HISTORY THIS WEEK:
November 28, 1925
The Grand Ole Pry begins
broadcasting live from Nashville.
November 30, 1835
Samuel Clemens, who became Mark Twain,
is born in Florida, Mississippi.