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 28, 2010

 

Envelopes/Plate: $6,691.50

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

THE CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL (CSA) gives back to Holy Cross 25% of our total donations.If we reach our goal of $25,000, we will be refunded $6,250.Please use the envelopes that were mailed to you or the ones at the doors of the church to make your donation.Both Holy Cross and the archdiocese need your support.Thus far we have received gifts and pledges totaling $12,141 or 49% of our goal.The 2010 Catholic Services Appeal is more than just another collection.It is the way by which every Catholic shares in the work of our Archdiocese and the mission of the Church.Our work is providing Catholic Schools for our children, faith formation in our parishes, and with the guidance of Catholic Charities, we feed the poor.

Text Box: MESSAGE FROM 
FATHER JENSON


In our readings this Sunday we see the Lord calling the people to repentance from sin that they might experience his blessings.  If we come to saving faith we come into a relationship with God through his son Jesus that makes us his children and images of him in the world.  To be a child of God is to be holy, as he is holy.  During Lent as we live our program of spiritual growth through prayer, fasting and works of charity and almsgiving, we seek to grow in holiness.  This is not something just for the season of Lent until Easter.  Growing in holiness is something we must pursue if we would come to experience the fullness of Godís blessings here, and eternal happiness in heaven.  The sacrament of Confession is an important part of pursuing holiness and if we examine our way of living closely before going to confession, we can find causes of our sinning and bring those to the healing grace of that sacrament.  May this Lenten time of spiritual spring training bring us all to a more life transforming holiness.  May our Lady help us in this with her prayers before her son Jesus each day.

There is the great Close of 40 Hours Devotion at Holy Cross this Sunday at 4:00PM with a reception to follow in Kolbe Hall.  This is a service that is designed to lift the heart, mind and soul to experience the wonder and majesty of God.  Bring your family and experience this powerful service of glory and praise of our great God!

Father Glen Jenson, Pastor

LENTEN ALMSGIVING PROJECT - Thank you for your generous donation this weekend of non-perishable food items for the Senior Food Shelf.Next weekend, March 13 & 14, we will be collecting breakfast foods for St. Josephís Home for Children.God bless you for your great response and generosity.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

 

LENT - A time for change - a time for fasting and††

penance.JESUS was lifted up on the CROSS to

save us.

 

Take time to visit JESUS in the ADORATION Chapel.Choose an hour to be with JESUS.

 

For information call 763-784-1317 or 612-781-4806.

FORTY HOURS CLOSING - The Closing Service of our Forty Hours Devotion is 4:00 PM TODAY - March 7.Father John Paul Erickson from Church of Saint Agnes and the Chancery in St. Paul 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.

FAMILY HOLY HOUR - Join other families from our diocese for a Family Holy Hour, Sunday, March 14th at Holy Cross.Father Allan Paul Eilenof St. Elizabeth Seton Church will lead the Holy Hour - a special afternoon of music, prayer, Adoration, Benediction and reflection.Confessions start at 2:15 PM and Adoration at 3:00 PM.Bring a snack to share! Families should plan to enjoy fellowship in Kolbe Hall after prayer.