Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Imagine being in that crowd and standing in front of the tomb when the stone is taken away. Jesus stands there and cries out in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"

What would it do to you if you witnessed such an event? How would it change your life?

The waters of baptism are supposed to give us that experience. Paul writes to the Romans, "We were indeed buried with (Christ) through baptism into death so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead, we too might live in newness of life" (Rm. 6:4).

When we stand around the font and witness a baptism, we're seeing new life! If a dead man coming out of a tomb would change us, what about the new life of the Spirit that is given in each baptism?


I would like to express my gratitude to all
those who helped with Forty Hours -

  All who spent time in prayer.
  The priests, servers, reader and ushers.
  To Music Director, Phil Baird, who organized and directed the visiting choirs.
  Elizabeth Levitski-Schaefer and Janusz Zorawski and the Polish Choir for their help and participation.
  All who served Wine and Cheese and those who prepared the meal for the religious and clergy.
  All who gave so generously to the collection to help with the expenses.
  The Parish Staff for their behind the scenes work.

May God Bless You!
Father David Ostrowski, Pastor


Goal -                                                                                    $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)      $1,335,116.20
Pledge payments still outstanding                                            $ 151,031.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                                   $ 13.852.50

Thank you to the Family of Elizabeth Brya
for the Gift given in her memory.

Thank you for all new gifts and for your pledge payments. God bless you for your continued generosity!

Offertory Collection
March 6, 2005.................................$7,260.07 

MEN ARE NEEDED to participate in the foot washing at the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, March 24. Please call 612-789-7238 weekdays.
PARISH ALMSGIVING PROJECT - Thank you for the generous donation this week of Breakfast foods for St. Joseph's Home for Children. Next week we will have a second collection for the Medicine Fund at Our Lady of Good Counsel Free Cancer Home. God bless you for your continued generosity in helping others.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO SAVE ALUMINUM CANS. The money raised from recycling the aluminum goes toward the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign and your help makes a difference! Bags of aluminum cans (pop or beer only) can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or the garages behind the rectory.
THE POLISH HOLY NAME will sell Pierogi in Kolbe Center after Masses this weekend and at the Easter Bazaar next weekend March 19 and 20.
"THANK YOU" to those who returned their Annual Catholic Appeal pledge slips. To date we have received $16,129.00 for 54% of our parish goal of $30,135.00. Extra Appeal envelopes are at the doors of the Church. Please return a pledge slip with your response as soon as possible even if you are unable to give a gift. The Archdiocese will begin telephone follow-up calls in May.


Saturday, March 12
    4:30 p.m. t Martha Rekucki
March 13
Fifth Sunday of Lent

    8:00 a.m. t Emily Godlewski
  10:00 a.m. t Sophie Vlach - Anniv.
  11:30 a.m. t Stefan Remiarz
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, March 14
    6:45 a.m. t Burnette Polkey
    5:30 p.m. t Edward Wincek
Tuesday, March 15
    6:45 a.m. t Angela C. Gacek
    5:30 p.m. t Deceased of the Lipa Family
Wednesday, March 16
    6:45 a.m. t Frances Smietana
    5:30 p.m. t Sue Henderson
Thursday, March 17
    6:45 a.m. t Leonard & Catherine Bienias
    5:30 p.m. t Mary Zajac
Friday, March 18
    6:45 a.m. t Deceased of the Decowski Family Anniv. Tony
    5:30 p.m. t Jim Wolyniec
    7:00 p.m. t Father Edward Wojtowicz
Saturday, March 19
    8:00 a.m. t Dziekciowski Family - Anniv. Stanley
    4:30 p.m. t Florence Vawracz
Sunday, March 20
Palm Sunday

    8:00 a.m. t Mary Ann Jedlenski - Anniv.
  10:00 a.m. Louise Cierzan - Happy 100th Birthday!
  11:30 a.m. t Andrew Padula - PHN
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of March 13, 2005

Sunday: Ez 37:12-14, Rom 8:8-11, Jn 11:1-45
Monday: Dn 13:1-9,15-17,19-30,33-62, Jn 8:1-11
Tuesday: Nm 21 :4-9, Jn 8:21-30
Wednesday: Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95, Jn 8:31-42
Thursday: Gn 17:3-9, Jn 8:51-59
Friday: Jer 20:10-13, Jn 10:31-42
Saturday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16, Rom 4:13, 16-18,22, Mt 1:16,18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a
Next Sunday: Mt 21:1-11, Is 50:4-7, Phil 2:6-11, Mt 26:14-27:66

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