Today, February 18

 Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

 Year 2 Bible Study 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Monday, February 19

 Set up for Sauerkraut Supper begins at 5:00 PM in the auditorium.

Tuesday, February 20

 Year 2 Bible Study 9:00 to 11:00 AM.

 Sauerkraut Supper 4:00 - 7:00 PM in Auditorium.†††††††††

†††††† Music by John Filipczak 4:00 - 8:00 PM Kolbe Center.

Wednesday, February 21-Ash Wednesday

 Mass with Distribution of Ashes: 6:45 AM, 12:00 Noon, 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM (Polish).

 Faith Formation classes 6:30 to 7:30 PM in school.

Thursday, February 22

 AA & Alanon 7:30 PM in Kennedy Hall.

 Year 2 Bible Study 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Friday, February 23

 Educational Task Force Fish Fry 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

 Stations of the Cross in English 6:00 PM in Church.

 Stations and Mass in Polish 7:00 PM in Church.

Saturday, February 24

 Polish School 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

Sunday, February 25

 Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

 Year 1 Bible Study 7:00 to 9:00 AM.


ASH WEDNESDAY - This Wednesday, February 21, is Ash Wednesday.Masses with distribution of Ashes are at 6:45 AM, 12:00 Noon, 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM (Polish).


The Christian faithful are to do penance through prayer, fasting, abstinence and exercising works of piety and charity.  All Fridays through the year and especially during Lent are penitential days.


All who have reached their 14th birthday are to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent.


All those who are 18 and older, until their 59th Birthday, are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  One full meal is allowed on days of fast.  

Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to oneís need; but together they should not equal another full meal.  Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids are allowed.

The obligation does not apply to those whose health or ability to work would be affected seriously.  People in doubt about fast or abstinence should consult a parish priest or confessor.



WEEKDAY MASSES during Lent will be at 6:45 AM and 5:30 PM.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS - Stations of the Cross with Benediction will be on Friday evenings in English at 6:00 PM and Polish at 7:00 PM.

THANK YOU - A profound and devout thank you to all who attended the Mass for me last Saturday at Holy Cross.A special thank you to Eddie and Joanne Kocon for having the Mass.God bless you!Joseph Godava, Jr.

MENíS CLUB BREAKFAST - The St. Cyrilís Slovak Menís Club will be holding their Scrambled Egg-Ham-Potato Breakfast on Sunday, February 25th from 8:00 to 11:30 AM St. Cyrilís Church basement, 2nd St. & 13th Avenue N.E.Adults $5.00; 6 thru 12 $3.00; 5 and under FREE.Handicap Accessible.

TAX-FREE IRA CONTRIBUTIONS - In August of 2006, President Bush signed into law the Pension Protection Act.Included in this new legislation is a provision for tax-free distributions from IRAís to qualified charities such as Holy Cross Church through December 31, 2007.Donors must be at least 70 1/2 years old and distributions are limited to $100,000 per year.All charitable distributions count toward required minimum distributions.The distribution generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so even if a donor does not itemize his or her tax return, they receive the benefit.For more information contact your tax preparer.

POLISH ROSARY SOCIETY - A sincere thank you from the Holy Cross Polish Rosary Society to all who brought goodies for their bake sale.We appreciate all the donations as well as the support.Raffle Winners: BBQ Pit - Richard Banasikowski; Food Processor - Richard Banasikowski, Punch Bowl - Phyllis Lipa.†† Thanks to all of you.


SILVER ANGEL THRIFT STORE - Please accept our deepest gratitude for your support of the Silver Angel.We appreciate everything you do to help us help others.Perhaps the best support is your prayers - please continue to pray that we are able to meet the needs of those who come to us for help.We also continue to need donations of those household items that families most need: sheets, towels, blankets, pot and pans, dishes and silverware.If you are looking for a bargain, shop the Silver Angel - we need customers to help meet expenses.God bless you all for your generosity of time, goods and spirit!Laura Murphy, Manager, Silver Angel.