"Rejoice!" the angel tells Mary. But that was more than Mary could manage at first. She felt fear in the angelic presence. She felt confusion as to how her motherhood would come about. She must have been anxious about how Joseph would take the news. She trusted in God, however, and gave her consent. And somewhere on the road from Galilee to Judah where her cousin Elizabeth lived, joy came to her. Joy is also God's gift to you. Open your heart and rejoice.
|CHRISTMAS EVE -
Tuesday, December 24
Children's "Happy Birthday Jesus" Mass 4:00 PM.
Christmas Eve Mass at 12:00 Midnight with
Church doors will open at 11:00 PM.
Kolendy (Christmas Carols) begin at 11:30 PM.
CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES - Wed., December 25
Mass at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM (Polish).
No 6:30 PM Mass on Christmas Day.
FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY - Sunday, Dec. 29
Mass on Saturday, December 28 - 4:30 PM.
Mass on Sunday, December 29 - 8:00 AM,
10:00 AM, 11:30 AM (Polish) and 6:30 PM.
MARY, MOTHER OF GOD - Wed., January 1, 2003
Mass of Anticipation - Tuesday, Dec. 31 - 5:30 PM
Mass on Wednesday, January 1
8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, and 11:30 AM (Polish).
No 6:30 PM Mass on January 1.
|CONTINUING OUR TRADITION - Dec. 8, 2002
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
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.
|PLEASE REMEMBER HOLY CROSS PARISH at Christmas time. The funds we receive on
Christmas help pay our insurance, utilities, and/or parish assessment. Thank you
and God bless you for your generosity.
|THE 2003 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES for youth in grades 1 thru 11 can be picked up
at the University Ave. entrance to Church. Adults will continue to receive their
envelopes in the mail.
|WE WARMLY WELCOME and wish
Merry Christmas to all who have come
to worship our Savior with us this Christmas. Each day we live is a priceless gift from God, loaded with possibilities to learn something new to gain fresh insight into His great truths. May we be showered with those
blessings as we together profess His name on Christmas.
Father David, Father Andy, Father Ed
and Parish Staff
|THANK YOU TO THE POLISH HOLY NAME SOCIETY for their donation of
$1,250.00 to the Continuing Our Tradition Campaign and for tables and chairs in Kolbe Center.
Saturday, December 21
4:30 p.m. Living and
Deceased Members of the Haider & Schauer Families
Sunday, December 22
Fourth Sunday of Advent
8:00 a.m. t Leona
10:00 a.m. t Felix Lamusga
11:30 a.m. t Leon Adamczyk
6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, December 23
6:45 a.m. Andrew Traczyk
Tuesday, 24 Christmas Eve
6:45 a.m. t Walter Walicki
4:00 p.m. For the Children of the Parish
12:00 p.m. t Ceil Tomas
Wednesday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day
8:00 a.m. t Tom
10:00 a.m. t Phyllis Oberg
11:30 a.m. t Julian, Mary & Felix Smietana - Anniv. Julian
6:30 PM Mass
Thursday, December 26
6:45 a.m. t Poor Souls
Friday, December 27
6:45 a.m. t Andrew & Louise Chorzempa
Saturday, December 28
8:00 a.m. t Zygmunt & Anna Sarna
4:30 p.m. Living & Deceased Members of the Frank & Sophie Wos Family
Sunday, December 29
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. Genevieve Niznik- Special Intention
6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Readings for the Week of December 22, 2002
Sunday: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Rom 16:25-27; Lk 1:26-38
Monday: Mal 3:1-4, 23-24; Lk 1:57-66
Tuesday: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Lk 1:67-79
Wednesday: Is 52:7-10; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18
Thursday: Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59; Mt 10:17-22
Friday: 1 Jn 1:1-4; Jn 20:2-8
Saturday: 1 Jn 1:5-2:2; Mt 2:13-18
Next Sunday: Sir 3:2-7,12-14; CoI3:12-21; Lk 2:22-40