It's our last celebration in Ordinary Time before Lent begins, but the scripture readings put us on a great footing to begin the penitential season. In today's Gospel, Jesus calls upon his disciples to be both salt and light.
Both salt and light are so common today that we lose sight of what pricey commodities they were in the ancient world. Salt is probably the cheapest flavor enhancer in the grocery store. Most of us fill a room with light by the flick of a switch. But in Jesus' time, salt production was limited to places were seawater evaporated or there were near-surface deposits. Light was provided by tiny olive oil lamps or by burning torches of pitch. Neither salt nor light were easy achievements. Both took some personal expenditure.
A goal for Lent might be to make the personal expenditure necessary to be salt and light in the world. Can we make our light in the world shine forth as easily as the light we get from flipping a switch.
|CONTINUING OUR TRADITION - January 30, 2005
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)
Pledge payments still outstanding
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)
Thank you to all who continue to make regular pledge payments
and gifts. We are grateful for your generosity!
|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.
|SET-UP HELP IS NEEDED FOR THE SAUERKRAUT SUPPER on Monday,
February 7 beginning at 5:00 p.m. First the tables & chairs will be set up
and then the napkins, cups, forks, etc. will be added. All help will be greatly
THE ANNUAL SAUERKRAUT
sponsored by the
Holy Cross Parish Activities Committee
Tuesday, February 8, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
In the school auditorium.
Home-style Sauerkraut, Loin of Pork, Polish Sausage,
Potatoes, Rye Bread, Paczki and Coffee or Milk.
$9.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12.
Music by John Filipczak
4:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Kolbe Center.
|SAUERKRAUT SUPPER - Help is
needed in the dining room and kitchen at the Sauerkraut
Supper. Guys are needed to help with large kettles. Call the Rectory
weekdays at 612-789-7238.
|"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. Questions? Call 612-669-0033.
|THANK YOU to those who returned pledge
slips for the Annual Catholic Appeal today. I
you were unable to return yours, please take the time to prayerfully respond and bring your
pledge slip to Mass next weekend. Your response is greatly appreciated!
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, February 5
4:30 p.m. t Roger Lipa
Sunday, February 6
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m. t John & Divine Deminsky
10:00 a.m. t George Zurek
11:30 a.m. Living of Ellingson Family
6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, February 7
6:45 a.m. t Andrew & Louise Chorzempa - Anniv. Louise
Tuesday, February 8
6:45 a.m. t Chester Kondziolka
Wednesday, February 9 - Ash Wednesday
6:45 a.m. t John & Mary Majkrzak
12:00 noon Mrs. Linda Morky
5:30 p.m. Catalina Restrepo - Special Intention
7:00 p.m. t Jaroslaw Salapata
Thursday, February 10
6:45 a.m. t Sylvester & Katherine Bienas
5:30 p.m. t Deceased of the Lipa Family
Friday, February 11
6:45 a.m. t John Schwartz - Anniv.
5:30 p.m. t Mary Burch
7:00 p.m. t Peter Pawluk
Saturday, February 12
8:00 a.m. t Bessie & John Tykwinski - Anniv. Bessie
4:30 p.m. t Chuck Krawczynski & Dick Gulbranson
Sunday, February 13
First Sunday of Lent
8:00 a.m. t Mike & Florence Vawracz- Anniv. Florence
10:00 a.m. t Marge Urbaniak
11:30 a.m. t Joseph Kolodjski
6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Readings for the Week of February 6, 2005
Sunday: Is 58:7-10, 1 Cor 2:1-5, Mt 5:13-16
Monday: Gn 1:1-19, Mk 6:53-56
Tuesday: Gn 1:20-2:4a, Mk 7:1-13
Wednesday: Ji 2:12-18, 2 Cor 5:20-6:2, Mt 6:1-6,16-18
Thursday: Dt 30:15-20, Lk 9:22-25
Friday: Is 58:1-9a, Mt 9:14-15
Saturday: Is 58:9b-14, Lk 5:27-32
Next Sunday: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7, Rom 5:12-19, Mt 4:1-11