Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


St. Paul's words in today's second reading from his first letter to the Corinthians are a challenge to Christians today. Every year from January 18-25 there are special prayers offered for the unity of all Christians. Certainly the divisions among all who believe in Christ are a scandal to the world.

Achieving Christian unity is not an easy task. Healing division never is. But great progress has been made over the years, and God willing, more will be made in the future.

While theologians and church leaders discuss the fine points of doctrine and work on monumental statements, the rest of us are not left out of the task. As a Christian, it is our task to join others who believe in Christ in the works of charity that show the love of Christ to the world.

Our prayers for unity and our actions of love
bring us closer to final union in Christ.


Goal -                                                                                    $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)      $1,314,889.20
Pledge payments still outstanding                                             $162.226.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                                   $ 22,884.50

Thank you to all who continue to make regular pledge payments and thank you to those who are giving additional gifts.. We are grateful for your generosity!

 Offertory Collection
January 16, 2005...............................$5,294.38

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SAVE ALUMINUM CANS. The money raised from recycling the aluminum goes toward the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign and your help makes a difference! Bags of aluminum cans (pop or beer only) can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or the garages behind the rectory.
IN YOUR PRAYERS PLEASE REMEMBER Elsie Hassing, our oldest parishioner, who was a resident at Catholic Eldercare. Elsie passed away on January 14th at the age of 103.
                                         PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC

Come and visit JESUS whenever you can at the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel. If you would like to take an hour, we have the available hours listed.

Sunday: 1:00 AM, 2:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 11:00 PM.
Monday: 12:00 AM, 1:00 AM, 2:00 AM, 3:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 11:00 AM
Tuesday: 1:00 AM, 3:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 11:00 AM
Wednesday: 1:00 AM, 2:00 AM, 8:00 AM
Thursday: 2:00 AM, 3:00 AM, 4:00 AM, 11:00 AM
Friday: 10:00 AM
Saturday: 5:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM

To have questions answered or for more information call 612-605-2558 or 612-781-4806. Thank you!
"FAMILY NIGHT OPEN GYM" at Holy Cross gym every Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Activities include basketball, volleyball, tumbling, ping-pong, chess and board games. All parish families are invited. Use alley entrance. A donated pool table would be most welcome. Questions? Call 612-669-0033.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST TODAY from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Kolbe Center sponsored by the Holy Cross Educational Task Force. Adults $5.00 and Children $3.00. Proceeds benefit Task Force students attending Catholic High Schools.


Saturday, January 22
    4:30 p.m. t Raymond Cimachowicz - Anniv.
Sunday, January 23
Third Sunday in ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Gus Martinez - Anniv.
  10:00 a.m. t Tom Wos - Anniv.
  11:30 a.m. t Antoni Koson
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, January 24
    6:45 a.m. t Raymond Petroske
Tuesday, January 25
    6:45 a.m. Living & Deceased Members of the Tuesday Toilers
Wednesday, January 26
    6:45 a.m. t Father Joseph Balent & Parents- John & Theresa Balent
Thursday, January 27
    6:45 a.m. t Joseph & Eleanor Tomas
Friday, January 28
    6:45 a.m. t Genevieve Crepeau
    7:00 p.m. t Frances Flanagen Turek
Saturday, January 29
    8:00 a.m. t Joseph Kolodjski
    4:30 p.m. t Anton, Mary & Nancy Nawara
Sunday, January 30
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Stanley Moritko
  10:00 a.m. t Henry Wos - Anniv.
  11:30 a.m. t Tadeusz & Renata Swica
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of January 23, 2005

Sunday: Is 8:23-9:3, 1 Cor 1:10-13, 17, Mt 4:12-23
Monday: Heb 9:15, 24-28, Mk 3:22-30
Tuesday: Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9:1-22, Mk 16:15-18
Wednesday: 2 Tm 1:1-8 or Ti 1:1-5, Mk 4:1-20
Thursday: Heb 10:19-25, Mk 4:21-25
Friday: Heb 10:32-39, Mk 4:26-34
Saturday: Heb 11:1-2, 8-19, Mk 4:35-41
Next Sunday: Zep 2:3; 3:12-13, 1 Cor 1:26-31, Mt 5:1-12a


January 27, 1926 January 27, 1926
English inventor:; John Logie Baird, demonstrates
the "televisor", the first true television system.

January 28, 1986
The Challenger explodes on take-off from
the Kennedy Space Center.

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