Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Like the rainbow, Jesus is a sign of the covenant between God and His creation. In Him, the divine and the created are uniquely joined. He is the preeminent sacrament of God's love for us. During this Lenten season, take time to get to know Him better. In the Easter story, you will encounter both God and yourself more intimately. You will see your special place in the rainbow of His beloved creation.


Goal - $1,500,000.00
Pledges & Gifts - -$1.364.296.75
Needed to reach Goal - $135,703.25

Pledges & Gifts - $1,364,296.75
Paid to date - - $ 859.472.45
Outstanding - $ 504,824.30

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.

Offertory Collection
March 2, 2003...............................$6,059.31

There were some delivery problems with the contribution envelopes. Our supplier has been acquired by Our Sunday Visitor which has been in the offering envelopes business for 85 years. We look forward to better service.

THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY of many parishioners, to date we have pledges totaling $12,179.00 for approximately 37% 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 and all gifts are important. A gift to the Appeal helps support 45 ministries and services. Please return a pledge slip with your response today.
                            PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                 ADORATION NEWS

The First Sunday of Lent - In the desert Jesus fasted for 40 days and was tempted by the devil. We all struggle with temptations. "Blessed is the person who perseveres in temptation, for when we have been proved we will receive the crown of life that He promised to those who love Him. (Jas. 1 :12)" Jesus teaches us to have great confidence. We have the Adoration Chapel. Let us become committed adorers.

The Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Sunday 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. Monday 10:00 a.m., Friday 11:00 a.m. For more information call 763-788-4729 or 612-781-4806.
HOLY CROSS ADULT CHOIR will resume practice next Wednesday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m. in Church. Anyone interested in joining is welcome to attend.
COFFEE AND DONUTS will be served TODAY after all morning Masses. Come and visit with fellow parishioners. Coffee and Donuts is the second Sunday of every month. If you would like to help, call Amy at 612-789-3271.
FATHER DAVID thanks all parishioners and friends who sent cards, gifts and words of friendship for his birthday on March 1 st. God Bless you!
THE PARISH ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE thanks everyone who helped make the Sauerkraut Supper a huge success! Over 1,000 dinners were served! Thank you to our customers and all who cooked, set-up, and worked the event. You are the best! Thank you, thank you.


Saturday, March 8
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
Monday, March 10
6:45 a.m. t Franciszka Szaflarski
    5:30 p.m. t Chester Cerepak
Tuesday, March 11
6:45 a.m. t William & Katherine Klesk
    5:30 p.m. Eleanor O'Connell - Special Intention
Wednesday, March 12
6:45 a.m. t Bessie Tykwinski
    5:30 p.m. t Rose Jasper - HCMC
Thursday, March 13
6:45 a.m. t Irene Rekuski
    5:30 p.m. t Gabriel Mazur
Friday, March 14
6:45 a.m. t Sikora, Narog & Backus Families
    5:30 p.m. t Genevieve & Henry Klinkhamer and John Tabenski
Saturday, March 15
8:00 a.m. t Deceased Members of the Barney Bursch Family
    4:30 p.m. t Edward Sroka - Anniv.
Sunday, March 16
Second Sunday of Lent
8:00 a.m. t Emily Godlewski - Anniv.
  10:00 a.m. t Gerald Szymanski
  11:30 a.m. Diane Reinke
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of March 9, 2003

Sunday: Gn 9:8-15; 1 pt 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15
Monday: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Mt 25:31-46
Tuesday: Is 55:10-11;Mt6:7-15
Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10; Lk 11:29-32
Thursday: Est C: 12, 14-16,23-25; Mt 7:7-1
Friday: Ez 18:21-28; Mt 5:20-26
Saturday: Dt 26:16-19; Mt 5:43-48
Next Sunday: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Rom 8:31b-34; Mk 9:2-10

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