PARISH DIRECTORY

 

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

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

†††††††† (DTOstrowski@comcast.net)

 

††††† Father Waldemar Matusiak, SChr

†††††††† (waldermarmatusiak@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

Text Box: BULLETIN CONNECTION

Count them: four.  

There were four Sundays of Advent before Christmas, and there have been four Sundays of Christmas since December 25.  Once our local radio stations stop playing Christmas music and our stores put up their Valentine displays, it can be easy to miss the rest of Christmas.  In the church, the season of Christmas ends today.  

We find ourselves back on the banks of the Jordan River where once we heard John the Baptist announce the Messiahís imminent arrival.  Today the story comes full circle.  A man arrives among the crowd John the Baptist always drew.  He was different from the others who wanted Johnís baptism.  John had no warnings of him, no call to repentance.  This man had no need of this baptism by water, yet he told John that God demanded it.  So John took Jesus into the river and pushed him under the water.  With this final action from the old law the curtain was opened to the new.  Here is Godís Son.  Salvation has come.

CHURCH PAINTING FUND -†† January 6, 2007

 

Goal††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† $350,000.00

 

Total paid to date (pledge payments

†††††††††††††††† and additional gifts)†††††††††††† †††††††††††† $225,372.37

Pledge payments outstanding††† †††††††††††† $124,627.63

†††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††† $350,000.00

 

 

Offertory Collection

 

†††††††† January 6, 2008........................ $ 7,519.30

 

 

 

 

2007 HOLY CROSS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS will be mailed to all parishioners the week of January 21.If you need your statement earlier, please call the parish office weekdays - 612-789-7238.

DOOR REQUEST - During these cold winter months those attending Mass are asked to keep the inside doors of the church closed.Keeping the doors closed helps not only to make sure cold blasts of air do not come into the church but also helps to keep the heat from escaping.Thank you!

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

 

 

 

 

Adoring JESUS in the Blessed Sacrament is very pleasing to GOD.It is most useful to ourselves.No better time then now to begin this devotion.Visit the Adoration Chapel - ďTaste and see how sweet is the Lord.Ē

 

Open Hours:†††† Tuesday: 10:00 AM,11:00 AM & 12:00

 

For information call 612-605-2558 or 612-781-4806.

THE ANNUAL SAUERKRAUT SUPPER at Holy Cross will be Tuesday, February 5th!Mark the date, invite your friends and watch for more information in the parish bulletin.

SAUERKRAUT SUPPER - Help is needed in the dining room and kitchen at the Sauerkraut Supper.Guys are also need to help with large kettles.Call the Rectory at 612-789-7238 weekdays if you can help.

SAVE ALUMINUM CANS - Please continue to save aluminum cans.The money raised from the recycling of the cans goes toward the Church Painting Fund and your help is greatly appreciated.Bags of aluminum cans (pop and beer only) can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or the garages behind the rectory.