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

 

A Lenten Fast

 

Fast from judging others; feast on Christ in them.

Fast from wanting more; feast on being thankful.

Fast from anger; feast on patience.

Fast from worry; feast on trust.

Fast from complaining; feast on enjoyment.

Fast from negatives; feast on positives.

Fast from stress; feast on prayer.

Fast from anger; feast on forgiveness.

Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others.

Fast from fear; feast on truth.

Fast from discouragement; feast on hope.

Fast from gossip; feast on silence.

Fast from fighting; feast on peace.†† Amen

††††††††††††

FATHER GLENíS

THOUGHTSÖ..††

 

 

 

Our Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent recounts the Lordís fasting in the desert and the temptation that he endured at the end of it.The Season of Lent is patterned after our Lordís 40 days in the desert fasting and praying.Making good use of these 40 days of Lent can help us to overcome the temptations that come to each of us.Jesus says that we live by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.May we strive to spend time in prayer and the Holy Scriptures during Lent in order to be able to place Godís will above our own.Following the example of Jesus is the way to bring Godís blessings upon us now, and eternal joy hereafter.May our Lady assist us during this season of Lent to discover the will of God for each of us and how to put that into action each day.

 

Each Wednesday of Lent there are Soup Suppers at Holy Cross from 4:30-7:00 PM.The soups are homemade and delicious.Each Friday there are Fish Fryís at Holy Cross as well from 5:00-7:00 PM.Stations of the Cross in English are at 6:00 PM during the Fish Fryís and allow you to come to have a meal and pray and honor the Lordís passion and cross.Depending on the week, mass and/or Stations of the Cross in Polish follow the Fish Fryís at 7:00 PM.Come and join with your neighbors and Catholics from around Northeast in sharing a meal and showing the strength of our communities of faith during Lent.

 

Father Glen Jenson, Pastor

CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL - Have you given prayerful consideration to your gift for the 2011 Catholic Services Appeal?Have you?If you simply have made a gift with the change in your pockets, we will not be able to serve all those who need our help.We need each of you to help us be the ďHands of ChristĒ in supporting the people and the work of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

 

OFFERTORY COLLECTION

 

March , 2011: $7,667.10 ~ Thank you!

 

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

 

Eternal rest grant on to

Ann Lipa, Richard Mrugala

and Eugene Juneski O Lord, and let

†††††††††††††††††††† the perpetual light shine upon them.

††††††††††††††††† May they rest in peace.†† Amen.

 

LENTEN ALMSGIVING - Thank you for your generous donation this weekend of personal care items for Sharing & Caring Hands.Next weekend, March 19 & 20, we will be collecting NEW socks for children, men and women for the St. Vincent de Paul Shoe Ministry at the Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis.