Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


There were busybodies in Jesus' time as well as today and they wanted to make sure that His disciples didn't get away with eating while others had to fast. Jesus tried to help them understand that He had come to bring, not the same old thing, but a new teaching, a new way of life. During Lent, which starts on Wednesday, you might want to read Mark's Gospel looking for the Jesus who came to change the world.


Goal - $1,500,000.00
Pledges & Gifts - -$1,363,868.75
Needed to reach Goal - $ 136,131.25

Pledges & Gifts - $1,363,868.75
Paid to date - - $ 856,969.45
Outstanding - $ 506,899.30

Thank you to those who continue to make regular pledge payments as well as those who are able to give "extra gifts" in the monthly yellow envelopes. All gifts are appreciated as we work towards achieving our goal.

The yellow envelopes in the packet mailed to your home can be used for gifts and/or pledge payments.
ASH WEDNESDAY is March 5. Masses with distribution of ashes are at 6:45 a.m., 12:00 noon, 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Polish).
THE HOLY CROSS YOUTH GROUP (FROGG'S - Forever Rely on God's Grace) will meet today, Sunday, March 2nd at 4:00 p.m. in the Pioneer Room.
                              PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                   ADORATION NEWS

Jesus loves us. Jesus waits for our visits. Jesus welcomes us at any hour of day or night in the Eucharistic Chapel. How kind is our Jesus! His love never knows rest. Visit and speak with Him, and feel His tenderness and love.

The Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Sunday 1:00 p.m., Monday 10:00 a.m., Wednesday 6:00 a.m., Thursday 2:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. For more information call 763-788-4729 or 612-781-4806. Thank you.

 Offertory Collection
February 23,2003............$5,523.57

PLEASE NOTE A SCHEDULING ERROR - THE FORTY HOURS ENVELOPE in your packet is dated March 9. Forty Hours Devotion at Holy Cross will be Sunday, March 30. Please set the envelope aside until March 30.

SET-UP HELP IS NEEDED FOR THE SAUERKRAUT SUPPER on Monday, March 3 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 appreciated.
THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY of many parishioners, to date we have pledges totaling $9,964.00 for approximately 31% of our parish goal of $32,266.00. 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. A gift to the Appeal helps support 45 ministries and services that meet the needs beyond our parish boundaries. Please return a pledge slip with your response today.
OUR ANNUAL SAUERKRAUT SUPPER is Tuesday, March 4, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. Don't miss the good meal and fun! See the flyer enclosed.


Saturday, March 1
    4:30 p.m. t Edward Wincek
Sunday, March 2
Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Rose Stwora
  10:00 a.m. Confirmation Class of 2003
  11:30 a.m. t Casmir Remiarz
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, March 3
    6:45 a.m. t Angeline Gacek - Anniv.
Tuesday, March 4
    6:45 a.m. t Raymond Ballot
Wednesday, March 5 Ash Wednesday
    6:45 a.m. t Teresa Danaj
  12:00 noon t Deceased of the Lipa Family
    5:30 p.m. t Mary Zajac
    7:00 p.m. t Helen Pasz - PRS
Thursday, March 6
    6:45 a.m. t Felix & Maria Protasiewicz
    5:30 p.m. t Raymond Petroske
Friday, March 7
    6:45 a.m. t Slota Family - Anniv. Bernice
    5:30 p.m. t Gerald Szymanski
Saturday, March 8
    8:00 a.m. t Deceased Members of the Kordiak Family
    4:30 p.m. t Joseph Muszynski
Sunday, March 9
First Sunday of Lent

    8:00 a.m. t Joseph A. Galka
  10:00 a.m. t Delphie Rejman
  11:30 a.m. t Kazimerz Kurmanowski
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of March 2, 2003

Sunday: Hos 2:16b, 17b, 21-22; 2 Cor 3:1b-6; Mk 2:18-22
Monday: Sir 17:19-27; Mk 10:17-27
Tuesday: Sir 35:1-12; Mk 10:28-31
Wednesday: JI2:12-18; 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 9:8-15; 1 Pt 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15

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