Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


What a dream! A child who's going to save us! Who would believe it!

It probably took awhile for the message to soak into Joseph's brain. The woman he was engaged to was going to have a baby. And he wasn't the father. Now what?

We're so used to hearing the story that the real shock of it has worn off for us. But we all could imagine what would happen if a loved one told us about their pregnancy and it didn't come about the way we expected. There would be a lot of second guessing and processing the information. There would be a lot of questions and discussion as well.

We don't really know what went on in Joseph's mind. The scriptures only tell us that he woke up and did as the Lord commanded him. In that way he was very much like Mary. He gave his "Yes!" to God just as she did.

Holy Cross Church

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

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

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

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



Communal Penance Service at
Church of St. Clement Tuesday, Dec. 21st - 7:00 p.m.


Individual Confessions
Church of St. Boniface Dec. 22 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. and 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 24

Children's "Happy Birthday Jesus" Mass at 4:00 PM.
Christmas Eve Mass at 12:00 Midnight
with combined choirs.
Church will open at 11:00 PM.
Kolendy (Christmas Carols) will begin at 11:30 PM.

Saturday, December 25

Masses at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, and 11:30 AM (Polish).
No 3:30 PM Confessions and
No 4:30 PM Mass.

Sunday, Dec. 26

Mass at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:30AM (Polish)
and 6:30 PM

WELCOME & MERRY CHRISTMAS We extend our greetings for a very Blessed Christmas and Holiday Season. May each of you experience the true meaning of this season as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Saturday, December 18
    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
Monday, December 20
    6:45 a.m. t Lorraine Fitzgerald
Tuesday, December 21
    6:45 a.m. t Joseph Kolodjski
Wednesday, December 22
    6:45 a.m. t Marge Urbaniak
Thursday, December 23
    6:45 a.m. t Slota Family - Anniv. Joseph
Friday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
    4:00 p.m. t Donald & Joyce Ostrowski
  12:00 p.m. t Joseph & Mary Ann Jedlenski
Saturday, December 25 - Christmas Day
    8:00 a.m. t Tom Soltys
  10:00 a.m. t Sophie & Joseph Jadlowski
  11:30 a.m. t Jaroslaw Salapata
    No 4:30p.m. Mass
Sunday, December 26
Feast of the Holy Family

    8:00 a.m. t Rhonda Nawara
  10:00 a.m. t Felix & Barbara Lamusga
  11:30 a.m. t John, Zophia & Julia Narog
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of December 19, 2004

Sunday: Is 7:10-14 Rom 1:1-7 Mt 1:18-24
Monday: Is 7:10-14 Lk 1:26-38
Tuesday: Sg 2:8-14 or Zep 3:14-18a Lk 1:39-45
Wednesday: 1 Sm 1:24-28 Lk 1:46-56
Thursday: Mal 3:1-4, 23-24 Lk 1:57-66
Friday: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 Lk 1 :67-79
Saturday: Vigil: Is 62:1-5 Acts 13:16-17,22- 25 Mt 1:1-25
               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
Next Sunday: Sir 3:2-7,12-14 Col 3:12-21 or 3:12-17 Mt 2:13-15,19-23

PLEASE REMEMBER HOLY CROSS PARISH at Christmas time. The gifts we receive on Christmas will help pay our insurance, utilities, and/or parish assessment. Thank you and God bless you for your generosity.
THERE Will BE A SHORT PRACTICE for the children in the Christmas Eve "Happy Birthday Jesus" Gospel story on Tuesday, December 21 at 6:30 p.m. Please meet in church. Still needed: 2 angels. Call Janice at the Rectory if your child would like to be in the program - 612-789-7238.

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