A SIGN OF GOD'S PRESENCE
Isaiah knew people needed strength in order to see and respond to the coming of the Lord into their lives. He
Strengthen the hands that are feeble,
make firm the knees that are weak.
Say to those whose hearts are frightened:
Be strong, fear not!
Here is your God!
Make this your mantra for the coming week.
|THE ENGLISH ALTAR AND ROSARY GUILD
thanks everyone who participated in making their Bake and Craft Sale a success. Thanks much!! Raffle Winners:
Afghan - Zita Scott
Cookie Santa - Dolores Ziegler
Centerpiece - Ann Nawara
Big Santa -
Candy Trees - Tom Herschbach and Mary Milewski
CONTINUING OUR TRADITION - Dec. 5, 2004
Goal - $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts) $1,259,238.20
Pledge payments still outstanding $ 226,868.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges) $ 13,893.50
We are grateful for Memorials recently received -
In Memory of Media Kozacz by Family & Friends and
In Memory of Frank & Dorothy Kozub and
Stella & Frank Serafin & Family by Bill & Bonnie Frels
The yellow envelope in the envelope packet mailed to your home can be used for
gifts and pledge payments.
|THANK YOU to all my friends and fellow parishioners at Holy Cross for the many
prayers, cards, concern and visits you have sent my way. God bless you! Amy
In the Catholic Spirit on December 2nd
there was an article on vocations by Father Tom Wilson,
Archdiocesan Vocations Director. He reports 15 men are to be ordained in May. He
states the increase in number of Adoration Chapels has coincided with the
increase of seminarians. Where JESUS' abiding presence is adored vocations flow
Visit the Adoration Chapel located in the convent of Holy Cross Open
hours: Wednesday 8:00 a.m., Thursday
4:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 noon, Saturday 3:00 p.m. and
Sunday 3:00 p.m. For more information call 612-605-2558
or 612-781-4806. Thank you.
|"COINS FOR CRIBS" - an Advent
outreach program at Holy Cross. We will
collect coins during Advent for baby cribs.
The money collected will be given to "Cradle
of Hope". Many women want to give life to
their babies, but feel pressured by financial circumstances that may seem
overpowering during pregnancy. Founded in 1973, "Cradle of Hope" is a
non-profit organization that provides financial aid for critical
maternity-related expenses such as cribs. The program assists pregnant women who
"fall through the cracks" of other existing funding sources.
"Cradle of Hope" gives vouchers for $105.00 so that a crib can be
purchased. All coins received in the collection plate will be given to this
project. Last week we collected $158.00 Thank you!
|THE POLISH HOLY NAME SOCIETY thanks everyone who helped make pierogi and thank you also to all our great customers.
|YOUTH ENVELOPES for those in grade school to high school are by the University entrance to Church. Please take a minute and pick yours up. Thank you.
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, December 11
4:30 p.m. t Katherine Partyka
Sunday, December 12
Third Sunday of Advent
8:00 a.m. t Matthew & Joyce Mycko- Anniv. Joyce
10:00 a.m. t John Lipa
11:30 a.m. t Jurek Zawadzski
6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, December 13
6:45 a.m. t Helen & Theresa Danaj
Tuesday, December 14
6:45 a.m. t Victoria, Henry & Arthur Sherman
Wednesday, December 15
6:45 a.m. t Joseph & Emily Stanczuk
Thursday, December 16
6:45 a.m. t Mroszczak & Daniels Families
Friday, December 17
6:45 a.m. t John Motyl
7:00 p.m. t Father Edward Wojtowicz
Saturday, December 18
8:00 a.m. t Roy & Helen Cooper
4:30 p.m. Living & Deceased of the Haider Family
Sunday, December 19
Fourth Sunday of Advent
8:00 a.m. t Joseph A. Galka
10:00 a.m. t Stanley Lipa
11:30 a.m. t Wanrzyniec & Marianna Halak
6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Readings for the Week of December 12,2004
Sunday: Is 35:1-6a, 10 Jas 5:7-10 Mt 11:2-11
Monday: Nm 24:2-7, 15-17a Mt 21:23-27
Tuesday: Zep 3:1-2, 9-13 Mt 21:28-32
Wednesday: Is 45:6b-8, 18, 21b-25 Lk 7:18b-23
Thursday: Is 54:1-10 Lk 7:24-30
Friday: Gn 49:2, 8-10 Mt 1:1-17
Saturday: Jer 23:5-8 Mt 1:18-25
Next Sunday: Is 7:10-14 Rom 1:1-7 Mt 1:18-24