Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Isaiah knew people needed strength in order to see and respond to the coming of the Lord into their lives. He said:

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 - Ann Petroske
                        Candy Trees - Tom Herschbach and Mary Milewski


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.

Offertory Collection
December 5,2004........................$8,408.40

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 Haider

                                       PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                            ADORATION NEWS

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 from that.

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.


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

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