Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


"God is leading His people in joy by the light of his glory, with His mercy and justice for company." So promised the prophet Baruch. This week, look around your home and community. Where is God's mercy and justice most needed? Ask for the grace to begin to understand how you can help make then manifest there.

THE HOLY CROSS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR IS TODAY!! Bake and Craft Sale, Santa, Oplatki, Pierogi, Carmel Corn Sale, Coffee and Donuts, Children's Santa Shop for those 12 and under and much more in Kolbe Center.

Goal -                                                                                 $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)   $1,035,265.70
Pledge payments still outstanding                                         $ 376,938.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                                 $ 87,796.00

We are grateful for your gifts and memorials. Thank you to all who continue to make regular pledge payments. Balance updates were mailed this week to those who are making pledge payments. 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 30, 2003.....$6,392.33

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 Second Sunday of Advent - let us prepare ourselves for the birth of our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST. One way would be by placing ourselves in the presence of Jesus in the Adoration Chapel. The Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Friday 8:00 a.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. and Saturday 12:00 noon. For more information call 763-788-4729 or 612-781-4806.
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 - HOLIDAY clothes, games, toys, etc. Any money received will be used to buy hams, potatoes, bread and other items for the baskets.
'FOLLOW ME' - Suffering as a Vocation. An Advent event presented by Gregory Ignatik will be Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Kolbe Center. Find out the nature of suffering, God's answer to the question of suffering and evil, Salvific meaning of suffering and more. Free admission. Questions call 763-572-1361.
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION is Monday, December 8. This is a Holy Day of Obligation. The schedule of Masses is: 6:45 a.m., 12:00 noon, 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Polish). The 6:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday is for the 2nd Sunday of Advent and is not a Mass of Anticipation for the Holy Day.
DO YOU HAVE BIG PACKAGES TO WRAP? We have red plastic bags for only 50 cents each. These bags work well for those "big" gifts that are hard to wrap. Call or stop by the Rectory during office hours - 612-789-7238.


Saturday, December 6
    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. In Memory of all who served at Pearl Harbor
  11:30 a.m. t Franciszek & Franciszka Strugalski
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, December 8
Immaculate Conception

    6:45 a.m. t John & Julia Narog - Anniv. John
  12:00 noon Living & Deceased Members of the English Rosary Guild
    6:00 p.m. t Josephine Mrugala
    7:00 p.m. t Rose Glowacki - PRS
Tuesday, December 9
    6:45 a.m. t Chester Kondziolka
Wednesday, December 10
    6:45 a.m. t Lucille Nalezny
Thursday, December 11
    6:45 a.m. t Mary Zajac
Friday, December 12
    6:45 a.m. t Helen Danaj
    7:00 p.m. t Father Austin Ward
Saturday, December 13
    8:00 a.m. t Caroline Przesmicki
    4:30 p.m. t Katherine Partyka
Sunday, December 14
Third Sunday of Advent

    8:00 a.m. t Stanley & Harriet Moritko
  10:00 a.m. t Mary & John Majkrzak
  11:30 a.m. t Veronika, Mikose and Bartosz Janczuk
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of December 7, 2003

Sunday: Bar 5:1-9; Phil 1:4-6, 8-11; Lk 3:1-6
Monday: Gn 3:9-15, 20; Eph 1:3-6,11-12; Lk 1:26-38
Tuesday: Is 40:1-11; Mt 18:12-14
Wednesday: Is 40:25-31; Mt 11 :28-30
Thursday: Is41:13-20;Mt11:11-15
Friday: Zec 2: 14-17; Lk 1 :26-38
Saturday: Sir 48:1-4,9-11; Mt 17:9a, 10-13
Next Sunday: Zep 3:14-18a; Phil 4:4-7; Lk 3:10-18

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