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On this second Sunday of Advent, we encounter John the Baptist for the first time. Our Gospel is the very beginning of Mark's Gospel. As a mater of fact, the opening words are, "The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God." Mark wants to be clear that he has some good news to share - good news is what the word "gospel" means.

We don't meet Jesus in the first act of Mark's story. Instead we meet the person who will point the way to him: John the Baptist. He shows up in the typical garb - a clear sign to Mark's readers that this story is going somewhere.

Our Advent can be going somewhere, too. Besides preparing for festivities of Christmas, Advent is also a time to prepare for the coming of Christ at the end of time. A simple question can help:

"Am I now more generous, more prayerful,
more forgiving than I was last Christmas?"


Goal -                                                                                    $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)      $1,412,516.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                              $ 87.483.30

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

Offertory Collection
November 27, 2005...............................$5,405.50

THE 2006 YOUTH ENVELOPES for students will feature "Patron Saints." Learn about a different saint each week. The envelopes will be available for pick-up in the Church vestibule beginning December 3.
THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION is Thur. , December 8. This is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass of Anticipation on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Masses on the Holy Day are: 6:45 a.m. and 12:00 noon in English and 7:00 p.m.

"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."

Last week we collected $84.00. 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, 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.
"FAMILY NIGHT OPEN GYM" at Holy Cross gym every Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Activities include: basketball, volleyball, ping pong and more. All parish families are welcome. Questions? Call 612-669-0033.

Please remember Holy Cross Parish in your Will.


Bake and Craft Sale, Santa, Oplatki, Pierogi, Carmel Corn and Candy Sale, Coffee & Donuts, Children's Santa Shop for those 12 and under, and much more in Kolbe Center.


Saturday, December 3
    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 Mary Ann & Joseph Jedlenski
  11:30 a.m. t Father Valentine Myslicki
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, December 5
    6:45 a.m. t Viola Karney - Anniv.
Tuesday, December 6
    6:45 a.m. t Chester Kondziolka
Wednesday, December 7
    6:45 a.m. t John & Julia Narog - Anniv. John
    7:00 p.m. t Deceased of Pearl Harbor
Thursday, December 8 Immaculate Conception
    6:45 a.m. t Mike & Florence Vawracz
  12:00 noon Living & Deceased Members of the English Rosary Guild
    7:00 p.m. t Jaroslaw Salapata
Friday, December 9
    6:45 a.m. t Josephine Mrugala
    7:00 p.m. t Andrew Padula
Saturday, December 10
    8:00 a.m. t Chester Cerepak
    4:30 p.m. t Joseph Biernat, Sr., Walter Biernat, John Biernat, Helen Wickman & Frances Thompson
Sunday, December 11
Third Sunday of Advent

    8:00 a.m. t Joyce & Matthew Mycko - Anniv. Joyce
  10:00 a.m. t Katherine Partyka
  11:30 a.m. t Deceased Members of the Adamiec Family
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of December 4, 2005

Sunday: Is 40:1-5, 9-11, 2 Pt 3:8-14/Mk 1:1-8
Monday: Is 35:1-10, Lk 5:17-26
Tuesday: Is 40:1-11, Mt 18:12-14
Wednesday: Is 40:25-31, Mt 11:28-30
Thursday: Gn 3:9-15, 20, Eph 1:3-6,11-12, Lk 1:26-38
Friday: Is 48:17-19, Mt 11:16-19
Saturday: Sir 48:1-4,9-11, Mt 17:9a, 10-13
Next Sunday: Is 61:1-2a, 10-11, 1 Thes 5:16-24, Jn 1:6-8, 19-28


December 6, 1955

December 6, 1955

The Federal government standardizes
the size of auto license plates.