Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Isaiah too longs for the coming of the Lord to make things right in the world. He imagines it being a spectacle with God rending the heavens and appearing as the mountain quakes before Him so that everyone will pay attention. But then he settles on a quite different image of how God will come to His people - as a Father who loves them, a potter who has shaped them into His image. Think about how God chose to enter into human history in the person of Jesus. Do you think He made the right choice?


Goal- $1,500.000.00
Pledges & Gifts - - $1.293.799.50
Needed to reach Goal - $ 206,200.50

Pledges & Gifts - $1,293,799.50
Paid to date - - $ 717.153.20
Outstanding - $ 576,646.30

Pledges and gifts to the Campaign are still needed to reach our goal. If you were unable to make a pledge last year, perhaps it is possible at this time. Contact Janice at the parish office weekdays - 612-789-7238. Thank you to all who have recently given new gifts and to those making regular pledge payments. We now have monthly loan payments and your continued financial help is greatly appreciated! The yellow envelope in the envelope packet mailed to your home can be used for gifts and/or pledge payments.

Offertory Collection
November 24, 2002............................$5,389.79

                             ADORATION NEWS

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT!!! - Be Watchful! Be Alert! You do not know when the time will come.

Advent commemorates the expectation of our Redeemer. It prepares us to celebrate the Mystery of the Word made Flesh. Advent is the season of waiting and longing for our Redeemer. Let us place ourselves in HIS presence by visiting and spending time with HIM in our Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.

The Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Tuesday 4:00 a.m., Wednesday 6:00 a.m., Friday 11:00 a.m. and Saturday 1:00 p.m. For information call 763-788-4729 or 612-781-4806. Thank you.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP ON SAVING ALUMINUM CANS - Bags of aluminum cans (pop or beer) can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or by the garages behind the rectory. Questions? Call Sister Benita evenings at 612-789-9168
 TO ALL SENIORS - You are invited to join us at our Annual Mass and Dinner on December 6, 2002 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 Monday, December 2nd.
CHRISTMAS BASKETS - We are now collecting items for the Christmas food boxes. We will need food for the baskets and we can use gifts for adults and children - clothes, toys, games, etc. Any money received will be used to buy hams, potatoes, bread and other items for the baskets. Thanks!!
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 30
4:30 p.m. t Joseph Biernat, Sr.
Sunday, December 1
First Sunday in Advent
8:00 a.m. t Joseph & Mary Ann Jedlenski
  10:00 a.m. t Robert Bishop
  11:30 a.m. t Helena & Stanislaw Nowek & Edward Masiadka
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, December 2
6:45 a.m. t Ann & Kermit Sherman
Tuesday, December 3
6:45 a.m. t Aloysius, Helen & Matthew Bochnak
Wednesday, December 4
6:45 a.m. t Jeanne Landon
Thursday, December 5
6:45 a.m. t Emma Olmscheid
Friday, December 6
6:45 a.m. t Gladys Johnson
Saturday, December 7
8:00 a.m. t John & Julia Narog - Anniv.John
    4:30 p.m. In Memory of all who served at Pearl Harbor
Sunday, December 8
Second Sunday of Advent
8:00 a.m. t Matthew & Joyce Mycko - Anniv. Joyce
  10:00 a.m. t Mike & Florence Vawracz
  11:30 a.m. t Delphie Rejman
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of December 1, 2002

Sunday: Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2b-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: Is 25:6-10a; 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, 6-8
Next Sunday: Is 40:1-5, 9-11; 2 Pt 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8

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