Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Two pregnant women rejoice in their maternity. Two infants in the womb acknowledge each other's presence. What an ordinary yet extraordinary moment this was! How do you become more conscious of the extraordinary moments in daily life when the promise of God is revealed? May God give you the grace not to overlook one such moment in your own life!


Holy Cross Church

Monday, December 22                                                    After 6:45 AM Mass and 5:30-6:30 PM

Tuesday, December 23                                                    After 6:45 AM Mass.

Communal Penance Service

All Saints                                                                        Dec. 22 - 7:00 PM

Area Church
Individual Confessions

St. Clement                                                                     Dec. 22 3:00-5:00 PM

                                                                                       Dec. 23 3:00-5:00 PM


CHRISTMAS EVE - Wednesday, December 24
Children's "Happy Birthday Jesus" Mass at 4:00 PM.
Christmas Eve Mass at 12:00 Midnight with combined choirs.
Church doors will open at 11:00 PM.
Kolendy (Christmas Carols) begin at 11:30 PM.

CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES - Thursday, December 25
Masses at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, and 11:30 AM (Polish). No 6:30 PM Mass on Christmas Day.

Mass on Saturday, December 27 - 4:30 PM.
Mass on Sunday, December 28 - 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM (Polish) and 6:30 PM.

MARY, MOTHER OF GOD - Thurs., January 1, 2004
Mass of Anticipation - Wednesday, Dec. 31 - 5:00 PM.
Mass on Wednesday, January 1 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM (Polish)
No 6:30 PM Mass on January 1.

THANK YOU TO THE POLISH SATURDAY SCHOOL for the gift of $500.00 which will be used for the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign. Your gift is most welcome and appreciated.
THE POLISH HOLY NAME thanks everyone who helped them make pierogi and also thanks all the folks who purchased the pierogi. Holy Cross Parish thanks the Polish Holy Name for giving the proceeds of $1,250.00 from this fundraiser to the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign. Many hours went into making and selling the pierogi. God bless you for your generosity!

WELCOME AND 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!

Father David, Father Andrew, Father Ed and Parish Staff

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.


Saturday, December 20
    4:30 p.m. t Mike & Florence Vawracz
Sunday, December 21
Foulth 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 Felicia Bajor
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, December 22
    6:45 a.m. t Slota Family - Anniv. Joseph
Tuesday, December 23
    6:45 a.m. t Richard Ross
Wednesday, December 24 Christmas Eve
    4:00 p.m. t Donald & Joyce Ostrowski
  12:00 a.m. t Deceased & Living Members of the Frank & Sophie Wos Family
Thursday, December 25 Christmas Day
    8:00 a.m. t Tom Soltys
  10:00 a.m. t John Lipa
  11:30 a.m. t Casimir Remiarz
Friday, December 26
    6:45 a.m. t Living & Deceased Members of the Partyka Family
    7:00 p.m. t Father Ted Guminga
Saturday, December 27
    8:00 a.m. t Rhonda Nawara
    4:30 p.m. t Mary Zurek
Sunday, December 28
Feast of the Holy Family

    8:00 a.m. t Joseph A. Galka
  10:00 a.m. t Frank & Angela Provos
  11:30 a.m. t Felix and Barbara Lamusga
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of December 21, 2003

Sunday: Mic 5:1-4a; Heb 10:5-10; Lk 1:39-45
Monday: 1 Sm 1:24-28; Lk 1:46-56
Tuesday: Mal 3:1-4, 23-24; Lk 1:57-66
Wednesday: 2 Sam 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Lk 1:67-79
Thursday: Is 52:7-10; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18
Friday: Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59; Mt 10:17-22
Saturday: 1 Jn 1:1-4; Jn 20:1a, 2-8
Next Sunday: Sir 3:2-7, 12-14; Col 3:12-21; Lk 2:41-52

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