Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Isaiah recognized that his most important job as a prophet was not to preach gloom and doom, not to frighten people, but to bring glad tidings, good news. And before he could bring it to others, he had to experience and welcome joy into his own life. He had to rejoice heartily, not halfheartedly, in the Lord. Joy is the mark of God's presence. Is it evident in your life?

DECORATING OF THE JESSE TREE will be next Sunday, December 22nd at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. If you have not picked up your ornaments, you may do so in the Sacristy. Extras are available.

Goal - $1,500.000.00
Pledges & Gifts - - $1,295,122.00
Needed to reach Goal - $ 204,878.00

Pledges & Gifts - $1,295,122.00
Paid to date - $ 730,895.70
Outstanding - $ 564,226.30

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.

Thursday, December 19      7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
                                                          Individual Confessions

Friday, December 20                After 6:45 a.m. Mass.

Saturday, December 21              After 8:00 a.m. Mass.
                                          3:30-4:15 p.m.

Monday, December 23                 After 6:45 a.m. Mass.
                                            5:30-6:00 p.m.

 Area Churches
Communal Penance Services
with individual Confessions

Our Lady of Lourdes December 17 7:00 p.m.
St. Clement December 18 7:00 p.m.

                   PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                               ADORATION NEWS

Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice! The Lord is near. We are looking forward to the birth of Jesus Christ. Let us spend time in the Adoration Chapel. We can go to HIM. We can actually adore HIM like the shepherds did; we can kneel before HIM like the Magi. Jesus is waiting for us in the Adoration Chapel. The chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Sunday 5:00 a.m., Tuesday 11:00 a.m. and Thursday 2:00 p.m. For information call 763-788-4729 or 612-781-4806. Thank you.

Offertory Collection
December 8, 2002.....................$5,842.48

THANK YOU TO THE POLISH SATURDAY SCHOOL for their gifts to the Parish totaling $600.00. We appreciate their thoughtfulness and wish the staff, students and parents a Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!
THE 2003 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES for youth in grades 1 thru 11 can be picked up at the University Avenue entrance to Church. Adults will continue to receive their envelopes in the mail.


Saturday, December 14
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. For the Parishioners
Monday, December 16
6:45 a.m. t Thomas J. Krezowski
Tuesday, December 17
6:45 a.m. t Teresa Danaj
Wednesday, December 18
6:45 a.m. t Gerald Szymanski
Thursday, December 19
6:45 a.m. t Michael & Julia Kocon
Friday, December 20
6:45 a.m. t Slota Family - Anniv. Joseph
Saturday, December 21
8:00 a.m. t Deceased of the Koscielniak and Jadlowski Family
    4:30 p.m. Living & Deceased of the Haider and Schauer Families
Sunday, December 22
Fourth Sunday of Advent
8:00 a.m. t Leona Maciej
  10:00 a.m. t Felix Lamusga
  11:30 a.m. t Leon Adamczyk
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of December 15, 2002

Sunday: Is 61:1-2a, 10-11; 1 Thes 5:16-24; Jn 1:6.-8, 19-28
Monday: Nm 24:2-7, 15-17a; Mt 21:23-27
Tuesday: Gn 49:2, 8-10; Mt 1:1-17
Wednesday: Jer 23:5-8; Mt 1:18-24
Thursday: Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a; Lk 1:5-25
Friday: Is 7:10-14; Lk 1:26-38
Saturday: Sg 2:8-14; Lk 1:39-45
Next Sunday: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Rom 16:25-27; Lk 1:26-38

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