PARISH DIRECTORY

 

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

Father David T. Ostrowski, Pastor

(DTOstrowski@comcast.net)

 

Father Waldemar Matusiak, SChr

(waldermarmatusiak@gmail.com)

 

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.

 

Wedding Coordinator........................ 612-789-9168

Sister Benita

Must be registered in the Parish

and active for two years before wedding date.

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

Text Box: BULLETIN CONNECTION

If a desert town is lucky enough to have a well, as the town of Sychar did, that well is a hub of activity where people can meet, catch up on news and even gossip.  Except at noon - no one goes out at noon in the desert.  The Samaritan woman who arrived then must have been dismayed to see Jesus at the well.  If she came to draw water at noon she did it to avoid the other women, and after we hear her story of five husbands and a live-in lover, we understand why.

What an unlikely evangelist she was!  Jesus amazes her by saying he has water that can slake her thirst forever.  He tells her he knows all her secrets.  But did she run from him or keep her visit a secret?  No.  She ran to the people she had been avoiding and told them all about Jesus.  They came to believe, first because of her, then, as with all good evangelizers, their faith went beyond her.  They came to believe in Jesus because they heard him for themselves.  

Who first led you to learn about Jesus?  
Why do you follow Him now?

 

WEEKDAY LENTEN SCHEDULE

AT HOLY CROSS

 

Masses at 6:45 AM and 5:30 PM.

 

Stations of the Cross and Benediction in

English on Fridays at 6:00 PM.

 

Stations of the Cross and

Mass in Polish on Fridays at 7:00 PM.

PARISH ALMSGIVING PROJECT - Thank you for your generous donation of non-perishable food items for the Senior Food Shelf for Hennepin County residents. Next weekend, March 1 & 2, we will be collecting socks for men, women and children for Sharing and Caring Hands.

CHURCH PAINTING FUND - February 17, 2008

 

Goal $350,000.00

 

Total paid to date (pledge payments

and additional gifts) $243,557.37

Pledge payments outstanding $106,442.63

$350,000.00

 

 

Offertory Collection

 

February 17, 2008 .. $6,832.33

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL - Our help to make Jesus Christ known and loved. Thanks to the generosity of many parishioners, to date we have gifts totaling $13,639.00 which is 48% of our parish goal of $28,263.00. 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. Holy Cross Parish receives 25% of all gifts made through the parish for our educational programs. Your gift helps both the archdiocese and Holy Cross Parish.

 

FORTY HOURS CLOSING - The Closing Service for our Forty Hours Devotion is at 4:00 PM TODAY - February 24. Father Michael Creagan from Sacred Heart Church in Robbinsdale will be the homilist. Music will be provided by combined choirs from several parishes. Please join us for this beautiful service. A Wine and Cheese Social will follow in Kolbe Center. Everyone is welcome.

 

Please remember Holy Cross Parish

in your Will.