Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


John the Baptizer had his priorities straight. He was not the star. Rather he was the opening act, getting people ready for Jesus, the main event. And as such he did his job well, preparing people for the one who was still to come. He preached repentance that their hearts would be open to receive the baptism of the Spirit. The new world Jesus comes to bring requires that people will be willing to change. Are you?

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

Goal - $1,500.000.00
Pledges & Gifts - - $
Needed to reach Goal - $ 205,811.50

Pledges & Gifts- $1,294,188.50
Paid to date - - $ 720.217.20
Outstanding - $ 573,971.30

All donations to the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign are tax deductible. As the end of the year draws near, please consider a gift to the Campaign or the tax advantages of making extra pledge payments. All gifts and pledge payments are applied to our outstanding debt and early payments will save loan interest costs. The yellow envelope in the envelope packet mailed to your home can be used for gifts and/or pledge payments.

Offertory Collection
December 1,2002..........................$8,015.70

THE POLISH HOLY NAME SOCIETY thanks everyone who helped make pierogi and all who purchased the pierogi from them. The proceeds from the sale of the pierogi will go to the Church.
                   PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                               ADORATION NEWS

This is the Second Sunday of Advent, so let us place ourselves in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to receive His invitation to repentance. St. John the Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming repentance. Let us spend time with Jesus in our Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.

The Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Tuesday 11:00 a.m., Thursday 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.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.
          North Memorial - JoAnn Zaworski
THE HOLY CROSS PARISH LIBRARY will have several different displays at the Christmas Bazaar in Kolbe Center Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8. Included will be a Book Fair (wonderful books), Raffles (interesting items), Gift Items (pick and choose), News from the Library. Your visit will be appreciated.


Saturday, December 7
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 Michael & Florence Vawracz
  11:30 a.m. t Delphie Rejman
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, December 9
6:45 a.m. t Chester Kondziolka
Tuesday, December 10
6:45 a.m. t Daniels & Mroszczak Families
Wednesday, December 11
6:45 a.m. t Katherine Partyka
Thursday, December 12
6:45 a.m. t Edward Wolyniec
Friday, December 13
6:45 a.m. t John Bernier
Saturday, December 14
8:00 a.m. t John & Mary Majkrzak
    4:30 p.m. t Helen Shimshock
Sunday, December 15
Third Sunday of Advent
8:00 a.m. t Kasimir & Magdalena Chorzempa
  10:00 a.m. t Stanley & Harriet Moritko
  11:30 a.m. t Deceased of the Carl Marzalek Family
    6:30 p.m. t For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of December 8, 2002

Sunday: Is 40:1-5,9-11; 2 Pt 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8
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: Zec 2:14-17; Lk 1:26-38
Friday: Is 48:17-19; Mt 11:16-19
Saturday: Sir 48:1-4, 9-11; Mt 17:10-13
Next Sunday: Is 61:1-2a, 10-11; 1 Thes 5:16-24; In 1:6-8, 19-28

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