Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross 


We might say that Anna was in the right place at the right time to see and hold the Christ Child. But a closer reading shows that her presence in the temple was no accident. She, Luke tells us, was constantly in the temple, worshiping day and night in fasting and prayer. What can you do this week to make yourself more likely to recognize the presence of God in your home and community?


New Registrations: 35
Baptisms: 31
First Communions: 9
Confirmations: 28
Marriages: 21
Funerals: 43
(Includes non-parishioners)


Goal -                                                                                           $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)              $1,043,725.70
Pledge payments still outstanding                                                   $ 371,518.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                                           $ 84,756.00

If you want your donation or pledge payment to be included on your 2003 financial statement from Holy Cross Parish, we need to receive your gift by Sunday, January 4, 2004.

The yellow envelope in your packet can be used for gifts and/or pledge payments. Thank you!
2003 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - If your contribution envelopes are received in the parish office by Sunday, January 4, 2004, they will be credited for 2003. Contributions received after that date will be credited to 2004. Financial statements will be mailed to you at the end of January.

                                      PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                            ADORATION NEWS

Feast of the Holy Family - God so cared for the family of humanity HE gave us HIS only begotten SON, coming to us as a Babe in a manger. Let us show our acceptance and appreciation for being part of God's family. Visit the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel to pray for loved ones, and to give thanks for JESUS' birth.

The Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Thursday 4:00 p.m., Thursday 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12:00 noon. For more information call 763-788-4729 or 612-781-4806. Thank you.
PLEASE KEEP SAVING ALUMINUM CANS - The money raised from recycling the aluminum will go towards the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign. Bags of aluminum cans can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or by the garages behind the rectory.
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS will be held this Saturday, January 3rd at Holy Cross at 7:45 a.m. with the praying of the first three decades of the Rosary and Mass at 8:00 a.m. After Mass our devotions will continue with the praying of the final two decades of the Rosary, prayer and meditation. All are welcome to participate.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY to the Retirement for the Religious collection last weekend. Holy Cross collected $2,113.00. Our religious will remember you in their prayers.


Saturday, December 27
    4:30 p.m. t Mary Zurek - Anniv.
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 & Barbara Lamusga
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, December 29
    6:45 a.m. t Andrew & Louise Chorzempa
Tuesday, December 30
    6:45 a.m. t Mary Deleski
Wednesday, December 31
    6:45 a.m. t Rene Crepeau
    5:00 p.m. t Phyllis Oberg
Thursday, January 1
    8:00 a.m. t Jerome Deminsky
  10:00 a.m. t Szyulski Family
  11:30 a.m. t John Rajtar, Sr.
Friday, January 2
    6:45 a.m. t Raymond Partyka
    7:00 p.m. t Stella Malecki
Saturday, January 3
    8:00 a.m. t Pajerski Family
    4:30 p.m. t David Smoter
Sunday, January 4
Epiphany of the Lord

    8:00 a.m. t Theodore Weglarz
  10:00 a.m. t Charles Krawczynski & Dick Gulbranson
  11:30 a.m. Living & Deceased of the Ignatik Family
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of December 28, 2003

Sunday: Sir 3:2-7,12-14; CoI3:12-21; Lk2:41-52
Monday: 1 Jn 2:3-11; Lk 2:22-35
Tuesday: 1 Jn 2: 12-17; Lk 2:36-40
Wednesday: 1 Jn 2:18-21; In 1:1-18
Thursday: Nm 6:22-27; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21
Friday: 1 Jn 2:22-28; In 1: 19-28
Saturday: 1 Jn 2:29-3:6; In 1 :29-34
Next Sunday: Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12


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