Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross 


Next weekend we celebrate Christmas, the festival of our Savior's birth. Today's readings prepare us for the coming of Christ, as one born in time, a man like us in all things but sin.

We are so familiar with the story of the annunciation, that we may miss one of the key proclamations that is contained in the Gospel passage. The angel says in response to Mary's question about how all this will come about, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you."

We proclaim this reality when we say in the Creed: "by the power of the Holy Spirit he (Christ) was born of the Virgin Mary."

That same Holy Spirit that brings forth Christ in the flesh in Mary, also brings forth Christ in us through our baptism. Christ is born in our hearts as well.

Holy Cross Church
Holy Cross Church

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

Tuesday, December 20 After 6:45 a.m. Mass and 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 21 After 6:45 a.m. Mass and 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 22 After 6:45 a.m. Mass

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


Individual Confessions

St. Clement Thursday, Dec. 22 3:00-5:00 p.m.

St. Boniface Thursday, Dec. 22 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 24 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Saturday, December 24

Children's "Happy Birthday Jesus"
Mass at 4:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Mass
at 12:00 Midnight with combined choirs.
Church will open at 11:00 p.m.
Kolendy (Christmas Carols) begin at 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 25

Masses at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.
and 11:30 a.m. (Polish)
No 6:30 p.m. Mass

THE PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL will close on Saturday, December 24 at 2:00 p.m. and reopen on Monday, December 26 at 7:00 a.m. Regular chapel hours are in effect for the New Year's holiday.


Joseph E. Johnson & Joy M. Tomas - II

Call 612-789-7238 weekdays or
leave a message at 763-572-1713

Oplatki is now available:
  Convent (back door) evenings.
  Church sacristy after Mass.
  Rectory (Parish Office - side door) - Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Saturday, December 17
    4:30 p.m. t Living & Deceased of the Frank & Sophie Wos Family
Sunday, December 18
Fourth Sunday of Advent

    8:00 a.m. t Joseph Galka
  10:00 a.m. t Mary Zurek
  11:30 a.m. t Wladyslawa & Jozef Zoledziewski
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, December 19
    6:45 a.m. t Tony Pajerski
Tuesday, December 20
    6:45 a.m. t Joe & Eleanor Tomas
Wednesday, December 21
    6:45 a.m. t Daniels & Mroszczak Families
Thursday, December 22
    6:45 a.m. t Deceased of the Lipa Family
Friday, December 23
    6:45 a.m. t Slota Family - Anniv. Joseph
    7:00 p.m. t Casimir Marciniak
Saturday, December 24
Christmas Eve

    8:00 a.m. t Rudolph & Virginia Piecek
    4:30 p.m. t Donald & Joyce Ostrowski
  12:00 p.m. t Clarence & Martina Swedberg
Sunday, December 25
Christmas Day

    8:00 a.m. t George & Ann Kordiak
  10:00 a.m. t Felix & Barbara Lamusga
  11:30 a.m. Living & Deceased Parishioners

No 6:30 p.m. Mass

Readings for the Week of December 18, 2005

Sunday: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16, Rom 16:25-27, Lk 1:26-38
Monday: Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a, Lk 1:5-25
Tuesday: Is 7:10-14, Lk 1:26-38
Wednesday: Sg 2:8-14 or Zep 3:14-18a, Lk 1:39-45
Thursday: 1 Sm 1:24-28, Lk 1:46-56
Friday: Mal 3:1-4, 23-24, Lk 1:57-66
Saturday: Morning: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16, Lk 1:67-79
Next Sunday: Vigil: Is 62:1-5, Acts 13:16-17, 22, 25, Mt 1:1-25 or 1:18-25
Midnight: Is 9:1-6, Ti 2:11-14, Lk 2:1-14
Dawn: Is 62:11-12, Ti 3:4-7, Lk 2:15-20
Day: Is 52:7-10, Heb 1:1-6, Jn 1:1-18 or 1:1-5,9-14