Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Zephaniah exhorted the Israelites to shout for joy because the Lord was in their midst. Joy is the hallmark of those who recognize the presence of God in their lives. Is yours a life of rejoicing? Do you allow the healing power of God's presence to ignite the spark of joy He planted deep within your own heart at your creation? Rejoice!

Goal -                                                                                  $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)    $1,038,784.70
Pledge payments still outstanding                                           $374,473.30
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. 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
December 7,2003............................$7,915.61

Writing one check for multiple envelopes works fine but do not cut off your name and envelope number and be sure to indicate how much money goes in each envelope.


Holy Cross Church

Friday, December 19                                                           After 6:45 a.m. Mass.

Saturday, December 20                                                       After 8:00 a.m. Mass and 3:30-4:00 p.m.

Monday, December 22                                                       After 6:45 a.m. Mass and 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 23                                                       After 6:45 a.m. Mass.

Area Churches
Communal Penance Services

Our Lady of Mount Carmel                                                 December 15 - 6:30 p.m.

St. Clement                                                                        December 18 - 7:00 p.m.

All Saints                                                                           December 22 - 7:00 p.m.

Area Churches
Individual Confessions

All Saints                                                                             Saturday 4:00 p.m.

St. Boniface                                                                        Saturday 3:00-3:30 p.m. or by appointment

St. Anthony                                                                       Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

St. Clement                                                                        Saturday 4:00-5:00 p.m.

                                                                                         Dec. 22 3:00-5:00 p.m.

                                                                                         Dec. 23 3:00-5:00 p.m.

CHRISTMAS BASKETS - We are now collecting items for the Christmas food baskets. We need food for the baskets and we can use gifts for adults and children - clothes, games, toys, etc. Any money received will be used to buy hams, potatoes, bread and other items for the baskets. Thanks!!


Jesse Tree symbols tell the story of those who waited in faith for the Savior's coming. The Jesse Tree helps people focus on the process of "waiting in joyful hope" for the coming of Christmas. We will decorate our Jesse Tree at the 10:00 Mass on Sunday, Dec. 21. Children are invited to pick up symbols at the doors of the church this weekend, decorate the symbols at home, and bring them back to church for the Jesse Tree on December 21.


Saturday, December 13
    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 - Anniv. Mary
  11:30 a.m. t Veronica, Mimosa and Bartoszek Janczuk
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, December 15
6:45 a.m. t Thomas Joseph Kieslowski
Tuesday, December 16
6:45 a.m. t Mroszczak & Daniels Families
Wednesday, December 17
6:45 a.m. t Teresa Danaj
Thursday, December 18
6:45 a.m. t Barbara Lamusga
Friday, December 19
6:45 a.m. t Helen Shimshock
    7:00 p.m. t Father Greg Tolls
Saturday, December 20
8:00 a.m. t Deceased of the Koscielniak and Jadlowski Families
    4:30 p.m. t Mike & Florence Vawracz
Sunday, December 21
Fourth Sunday of Advent
8:00 a.m. t Deceased & Living Members of the Kordiak Family
  10:00 a.m. t Frank Stwora
  11:30 a.m. t Felicja Bajor
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of December 14, 2003

Sunday: Zep 3:14-18a; Phil 4:4-7; Lk 3:10-18
Monday: Nm 24:2-7, 15-17a; Mt 21:23-27
Tuesday: Zep 3: 1-2, 9-13; Mt 21 :28-32
Wednesday: Gn 49:2,8-10; Mt 1:1-17
Thursday: Jer 23:5-8; Mt 1 :18-25
Friday: Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a; Lk 1:5-25
Saturday: Is 7:10-14; Lk 1:26-38
Next Sunday: Mic 5:1-4a; Heb 10:5-10; Lk 1:39-45

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