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Temptation is all around us. We don't have to go running out into the desert to find it.

Did you notice that little line at the beginning of the Gospel? "At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil." (Mt.4: 1) While Jesus was being tempted, the Spirit was with him.

It is the same for us. We are baptized. That means that the Holy Spirit dwells in us. When we're tempted, we have the Spirit of God with us. And we can call on the strength of the Spirit to resist temptation. Sometimes that Spirit aids us through the intervention of a friend, a parent, or a spouse. Sometimes that Spirit speaks to us through prayer, in the depths of our hearts. And other times the Spirit of God is revealed through some situation in the world.

Just like temptation is al around, a baptized person can count on the Holy Spirit be around as well. Part of Lent is to learn to be more attentive to the Spirit

COFFEE AND DONUT SUNDAY TODAY, Feb. 13, after all morning Masses in Kolbe Center. All are welcome to come down and visit with fellow parishioners. If you would like to host a Coffee and Donut Sunday, please call the office at 612-789-7238. We are in need of someone to host the Coffee and Donut Sunday in March.

Goal -                                                                                    $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)       $1,322,298.20
Pledge payments still outstanding                                            $ 159,056.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                                    $ 18.645.50

Thank you to the Polish Committee for the Gift of $1,200 to the Campaign.

We are grateful to the Family & Friends of Burnette Polkey for the gifts given in her memory.

Thank you also for the gifts given in Memory of Father Ed Wojtowicz and Mary Burch.

Thank you to all who continue to make regular pledge payments and gifts.

Offertory Collection
February 6,2005..........................$7,240.90 

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.
THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY of many parishioners, to date we have pledges totaling $5,181.00 for 17% of our parish goal of $30,135.00. Your prayers for the success of the Annual Catholic Appeal and the ministries it supports are still needed, as are pledges and gifts. Each gift is important to the mission of our Archdiocese; it takes many people to form the Body of Christ. No gift is too small. Please return a pledge slip with your response today.
THE HOLY CROSS PARISH ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE thanks everyone who helped make the Sauerkraut Supper a wonderful event.! Approximately 985 dinners were served! Thank you to our customers and all who cooked, set-up, worked the event, and cleaned up. We couldn't do it without you! Thank you, thank you!
THE HOLY CROSS POLISH ROSARY SOCIETY is hosting a Bake Sale and Raffle Saturday, Feb. 12 after the 4:30 p.m. Mass and Sunday, Feb. 13 after all morning Masses. Everyone is welcome.


Saturday, February 12
    4:30 p.m. t Chuck Krawczynski and 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 - PHN
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, February 14
    6:45 a.m. t Lucian Laskow
    5:30 p.m. t Agnes Zantek, Agnes Drabczak and Anna Kozlak
Tuesday, February 15
    6:45 a.m. t Ed Draves
    5:30 p.m. t Media Kozacz - ERS
Wednesday, February 16
    6:45 a.m. t Bessie & John Tykwinski
    5:30 p.m. t Bill and Mary Elliott
Thursday, February 17
    6:45 a.m. t Eleanor O'Connell
    5:30 p.m. Living & Deceased Members of the Holy Cross Mothers Club
Friday, February 18
    6:45 a.m. t Angela Sledz
    5:30 p.m. Members of the Bill Kozlak Family
    7:00 p.m. t Jane Szymczak
Saturday, February 19
    8:00 a.m. t Andrew Padula
    4:30 p.m. t John & Pauline Kondrak
Sunday, February 20
Second Sunday of Lent

    8:00 a.m. t Rhonda Nawara
  10:00 a.m. t Joseph Kapala
  11:30 a.m. Living & Deceased Members of the Polish Holy Name
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of February 13, 2005

Sunday: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7, Rom 5:12-19 ,Mt4:1-11
Monday: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18, Mt 25:31-46
Tuesday: Is 55:10-11, Mt 6:7-15
Wednesday: Jon 3: 1-1 0, Lk 11:29-32
Thursday: Est C:12, 14-16,23-25, Mt 7:7-12
Friday: Ez 18:21-28, Mt 5:20-26
Saturday: Dt 26:16-19, Mt 5:43-48
Next Sunday: Gn 12:1-4a, 2 Tm 1:8b-10, Mt 17:1-9