Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross 


On this First Sunday of Advent, we hear the voice of the great prophet Jeremiah who tells us that the nation in which the Lord is made manifest will be known by the phrase, The Lord is our justice. As you begin this holy season of preparation of your heart and community for the coming of the Christ Child, be aware of how justice is practiced in your home and community. Is it justice of the Lord? Does it create an atmosphere where Jesus will feel welcomed?

THE POLISH HOLY NAME SOCIETY will sell pierogi after ALL Masses today and at the Bazaar next weekend.

Goal -                                                                               $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts) $1,032,040.70
Pledge payments still outstanding                                       $ 379,653.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                              $ 88.306.00

We are grateful for the new gifts and memorials. We also appreciate the regular pledge payments received from our parishioners. All gifts are welcome as we work towards our goal.

The yellow envelope in your packet can be used for gifts and/or pledge payments. Thank you!

Offertory Collection

November 23,2004..........................$5,123.53

PLEASE KEEP SAVING ALUMINUM CANS - The money raised from recycling the aluminum will go towards the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign. Bags of aluminum cans can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or by the garages behind the rectory.
                                        PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                             ADORATION NEWS

"The lamb on the Throne will shepherd them. HE will lead them to springs of lifegiving water." (Rev. 7:17) JESUS is infinitely deserving of our unceasing thanksgiving and adoration for all HE has done for our salvation. "Worthy is the lamb that was slain to receive honor, glory and praise." (Rev. 5:12)

Advent is here - let us make a resolution to spend time in our Adoration Chapel. The Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Thursday 2:00 a.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. For more information call 763-788-4729 or 612-781-4806.
TO ALL SENIORS - You are invited to join us at our Annual Mass and Dinner on Friday, December 5, at 10:30 a.m. in Kolbe Center. Cost of the dinner is $10.00 and reservations are necessary. Please call 612-789-9168 (preferably evenings) to make your reservation. Deadline for reservations is December 1.
CHRISTMAS BASKETS - We are now collecting items for the Christmas food baskets. We will need food for the baskets and we can use gifts for adults and children - clothes, games, toys, etc. Any money received will be used to buy hams, potatoes, bread and other items for the baskets. Thanks!!
THE ENGLISH HOLY NAME would like to thank everyone who made their Turkey Bingo last weekend a success. We appreciate the support.
OPLATKI is now available:

Convent (back door) evenings.
        Church sacristy after Mass.
        Rectory (Parish Office - side door)
            Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
            Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon


Saturday, November 29
    4:30 p.m. t Joseph Biernat, Sr. - Anniv.
Sunday, November 30
First Sunday of Advent

    8:00 a.m. t Gene Peszynski
  10:00 a.m. t Rose Mankowski - Anniv.
  11:30 a.m. t Father Jan Jablonski
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, December 1
    6:45 a.m. t James, Joseph, Jesse and Mary Deleski
Tuesday, December 2
    6:45 a.m. t Leona Maciej
Wednesday, December 3
    6:45 a.m. t Jane Szymczak
Thursday, December 4
    6:45 a.m. t Peter Pawluk
Friday, December 5
    6:45 a.m. t Stanley & Harriet Moritko
    7:00 p.m. t Eleanora Janczuk
Saturday, December 6
    8:00 a.m. t Joseph & Mary Ann Jedlenski
    4:30 p.m. t Robert Bishop
Sunday, December 7
Second Sunday of Advent

    8:00 a.m. t Matthew & Joyce Mycko - Anniv. Joyce
  10:00 a.m. t In Memory of all who served at Pearl Harbor
  11:30 a.m. t Francizek & Franciszka Strugalski
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of November 30, 2003

Sunday: Jer 33:14-16; 1 Thes 3:12-4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-36
Monday: Is 2:1-5; Mt 8:5-11
Tuesday: Is 11 :1-10; Lk 10:21-24
Wednesday: Is 25:6-1 Oa; Mt 15:29-37
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: Bar 5:1-9; Phil 1:4-6,8-11; Lk 3:1-6

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