Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Mary and Joseph were religious people and fulfilled all the prescriptions of the Jewish Law. They brought Jesus to Jerusalem, to the Temple, to be consecrated to God. And while there His specialness was recognized by Simon and Anna. These two must have seen many babies presented but were able to discern and proclaim that this small boychild would be the means of accomplishing God's plan for Israel. They saw Him for who He really was. May we have the grace to do the same!


Goal - $1,500.000.00
Pledges & Gifts - - $1.296.586.30
Needed to reach Goal - $ 203,413.70

Pledges & Gifts - $1,296,586.30
Paid to date - $ 737.985.00
Outstanding - $ 558,601.30

All donations to the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign are tax deductible. At year's end, please consider a gift to the Campaign and the tax advantages of making extra pledge payments. 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.
THE 2003 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES for youth in grades 1 thru 11 can be picked up at the University Avenue entrance to Church. Adults will continue to receive their envelopes in the mail.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP SAVING ALUMINUM CANS - The money raised from recycling aluminum goes toward the new tables and chairs in Kolbe Center. We still need to raise $1,826.73. Bags of aluminum cans can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or by the garages behind the rectory. Questions? Call Sister Benita evenings at 612-789-9168.
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                               ADORATION NEWS

Feast of the Holy Family. God cared so for the family of humanity that 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 a part of God's family. Visit the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel to pray for our loved ones, and give thanks for Jesus' birth. Jesus is awaiting our visits.

The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Tuesday 4:00 a.m., Tuesday 11:00 a.m. and Thursday 4:00 p.m. For information call 763- 788-4729 or 612-781-4806. Thank you.


New Registrations: 47
Baptisms: 50
First Communion: 29
Confirmations: Confirmation will be in 2003
Marriages: 12
Funerals (includes non-parishioners):40


Christopher Haldorson

          In Memory of Charles Hottinger & Gary Cloutier

James Kowalik
In Memory of William & Genevieve Kowalik

Richard & Rosemary Sadler
2002 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - If your contribution envelopes for 2002 are received by Sunday, January 5, 2003, they will be credited for 2002. Contributions received after Jan. 5 will be credited to 2003. Financial statements will be mailed out after January 20, 2003.


Saturday, December 28
4:30 p.m. Deceased & Living 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
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, December 30
6:45 a.m. t Chester Cerepak
Tuesday, December 31
6:45 a.m. t Rene Crepeau
    5:30 p.m. t Mary Zurek
Wednesday, January 1 Mary, Mother of God
    8:00 a.m. t Pauline Olson
  10:00 a.m. t Ceil Tomas
  11:30 a.m. t Delphie Rejman
Thursday, January 2
6:45 a.m. t Rose Korblick
Friday, January 3
6:45 a.m. t Herb & Rose Ledo
Saturday, January 4
8:00 a.m. t Deceased Members of Sylvester & Katherine Bienias Family
    4:30 p.m. t Chester Cerepak - Ushers
Sunday, January 5
Epiphany of the Lord

    8:00 a.m. t Jacob Partyka
  10:00 a.m. t Joseph Gliniany - Ushers Club
  11:30 a.m. Deceased & Living Members of the Ignatik Family
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of December 22, 2002

Sunday: Sir 3:2-7, 12-14; Col 3:12-21; Lk 2:22-40
Monday: 1 Jn 2:12-17; Lk 2:36-40
Tuesday: 1 Jn 2:18-21; Jn 1:1-18
Wednesday: Nm 6:22-27; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21
Thursday: 1 Jn 2:22-28; Jn 1:19-28
Friday: 1 Jn 3:7-10; Jn 1:35-42
Next Sunday: Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12

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