PARISH DIRECTORY

 

Parish Priests.................................... 612-789-7238

††††† Father Glen T. Jenson, Pastor

††††† Father Glen at St. Anthony.............. 612-379-2324

†††††††† (revglenjensen@onebox.com)

 

††††† Father Waldemar Matusiak, SChr

†††††††† (waldemarmatusiak@gmail.com)

††††† Deacon John Belian

 

Pastoral Ministry............................... 612-789-9168

††††† Sister M. Benita, OSF

††††† Sister Donna, OSF

 

Business Manager............................ 612-789-3430

††††† Janice Frakie†††††††† (JFrakie@comcast.net)

 

Parish Secretary................................ 612-789-7238

††††† Janice Godlewski(JGodlewski@comcast.net)

 

Bulletin Announcements due by Monday, noon.

 

Telephone Numbers

††††† Parish Office................................... 612-789-7238

††††† Parish Office Fax............................ 612-789-5769

††††† Pope John Paul II Catholic School... 612-789-8851

††††† Convent......................................... 612-789-3256

 

Prayer Line

††††† Weekdays...................................... 612-789-7238

††††† Anytime.......................................... 763-572-1713

 

Website:††† www.ourholycross.com

 

OFFERTORY COLLECTION

 

February 13, 2011: $7,388.50

Thank you!

 

 

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FATHER GLENíS

THOUGHTSÖ..††

 

Our Gospel this Sunday continues the call to holiness from our Lord Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew.As in last Sundayís Gospel, Jesus raises the bar for us by calling us to a greater love and degree of faith in how we deal with our enemies and those who anger us.The fifth commandment states that we shall not kill.Not seeking violent retribution upon someone who has injured or angered us is not enough in the Lordís eyes if we would be holy as the Lord is holy.He is calling us to avoid retribution of any kind, seeking to get back at such a person.He wants us to pray for them as well.God calls us to a holy way of living in his eyes.

 

To be holy is to be different, to go beyond the normal ways of the world in handling anger and hurt.This is a very great challenge.Fortunately he also provides us with what we need to become holy, himself, in the Eucharist.God gives us himself in the Eucharist to give us the strength and inspiration that we need to be holy.In our daily prayer we make use of this power from God received in communion to transform ourselves.

 

With Lent coming up shortly, may we all be striving for holiness in Godís eyes.May our Lady help us with the task of striving for holy sainthood.Mary, help of Christians, pray for us.

 

Father Glen Jenson, Pastor

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED - In observance of the Presidentís Day holiday, February 20, 2011, the Parish Office will be closed.The office will reopen on Tuesday at 8:00 AM.

LENTEN RETREAT - St. Johnís Abbey in Collegeville, MN, is hosting a Lenten Retreat on the topic, ďLooking After Lectio: The Art of Practicing DivinaĒ on March 18-20.Brother David Paul Lange, OSB, will present the ancient monastic practice of lectio divina from the perspective of an artist.The retreat begins with dinner on Friday evening at 6:00 PM and concludes with lunch on Sunday at 1:00 PM.The cost of the retreat is $180 per person in a single room and $150 per person in a double room.To register for the retreat, call the Abbey Spiritual Life office at 320-363-3929 or email them at spirlife@osb.org

CONFUSED CATHOLIC?INACTIVE CATHOLIC?ALIENATED CATHOLIC? - If you have been away from the Catholic church or are drifting away from it, if youíve been hurt, or are confused and angry because of your Catholic experience, please consider this invitation to come and talk with us.Six Wednesday evenings March 2nd through April 6, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Basilica of St. Mary, 16th at Hennepin, Minneapolis.Basilica School, Room 116.For more information call: The Basilica of Saint Mary Learning Office at 612-317-3473.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY - Since the Holy Cross Prayer Shawl Ministry began in May of 2007, over 350 handmade prayer shawls have been given to parishioners and friends in need of prayer and comfort.Shawls are crafted with prayers and blessed by Father Glen before they are presented.If you know of someone (man, woman or child) who is in need of the warm comfort of prayer through a shawl, please contact the Parish Office.The Prayer Shawl Ministry Group meets this Tuesday, February 22 at 6:30 PM in the Parish Library.Please join us and see what we are all about.

MENíS CONFERENCE - The Archbishop Calls His Men 2011 Archdiocesan Menís Conference will be Saturday, March 12, 8:00 AM to Noon at the Cathedral of St. Paul.Confessions and adoration begin at 7:00 AM.Speakers: Archbishop John Nienstedt, Menís Chaplain Father William Baer, Dave Rinaldi and Dr. John Buri.$15 by March 1st, $20 after, Students $10.www.ArchSPM.org