Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Jesus, in the parable of the prodigal son, proclaims an alternative to the jealousy and bitterness that seem almost natural among siblings vying for parental approval. Both sons, the father says, have and have always had their own special places in his heart. What he gives to one takes nothing away from the other. In today's world of "three strikes and you're out," this story is ripe for Lenten consideration.

THE CLOSING SERVICE for our Forty Hours Devotion is at 4:00 p.m. TODAY. Father John Ubel from the St. Paul Seminary will be the homilist. Music will be provided by a combined choir from several parishes. Please join us for this beautiful service. Wine and Cheese Social to follow in Kolbe Center. Everyone is welcome.


Mass at 6:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Stations of the Cross and Benediction in
English on Fridays at 6:00 p.m.

Mass in Polish on Fridays at 7:00 p.m.
with Stations of the Cross following.
Mass at 6:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Stations of the Cross and Benediction in
English on Fridays at 6:00 p.m.

Mass in Polish on Fridays at 7:00 p.m.
with Stations of the Cross following.

PARISH ALMSGIVING PROJECT - Thank you for the generous food service products for People Serving People and aspirin & Tylenol for St. Anthony Parish in Sokolka, Poland. Upcoming weeks: March 28 - NEW socks for children, men and women for the Vincent de Paul Shoe Ministry; April 4 - Second Collection for the Medicine Fund at Our Lady of Good Counsel Free Cancer Home. Thank you for your continued generosity during Lent.
                                         PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                              ADORATION NEWS

Today, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, we read of the son squandering his inheritance. After a time he was hungry, so he decided to repent and return to his home. He was welcomed by his merciful father.

Let us turn to the Adoration Chapel and be welcomed by JESUS. The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Thursday 5:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m., Saturday 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. For more information call 612-605-2558 or 612-781-4806. Thank you.
THE HOLY CROSS YOUTH GROUP F.R.O.G.G.'s (Forever Relying On God's Grace) will not meet today, Sunday, March 21. Your prayers are requested for the Youth Group while they are on their mission trip March 23-30.
PEACE MASS - St. Anthony of Padua Church, 804-2nd St. N.E., Mpls., will be host of the next Peace Mass to be held on Thursday, March 25, 2004. Rosary begins at 6:30 p.m., Peace Mass at 7:00 p.m. Receive a copy of the message given by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Medjugorje on the 25th of each month. Refreshments follow.
WE ASK YOU to please keep saving aluminum cans. The money raised from recycling the aluminum will go towards the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign and your help does makes a difference! Bags of aluminum cans can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or by the garages behind the rectory.
ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL - To date we have pledges totaling 50% of our parish goal of $31,759.00. Each gift is important to the mission of our Archdiocese. No gift is too small and 25% of the funds raised through the parish are returned to the parish. Please return a pledge slip with your response today even if you are unable to give a gift. Beginning in early May the Archdiocesan Appeal office will begin telemarketing to reach non-respondents.


Saturday, March 20
    4:30 p.m. Louise Cierzan - Special Intention
Sunday, March 21
Fourth Sunday of Lent
8:00 a.m. t Monica Rodgers & Sophie Horazy - Anniv. Monica
  10:00 a.m. t Evelyn Gallick Stawski
  11:30 a.m. t Josephine Pierog
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, March 22
    6:45 a.m. t Mary Ann Padula, Victoria & George Zondlo
    5:30 p.m. t Helen & Caldwalder Larson
Tuesday, March 23
    6:45 a.m. t Vincent Tomczyk
    5:30 p.m. t Leona Lamusga
Wednesday, March 24
    6:45 a.m. t Andrew Traczyk
    5:30 p.m. t Deceased of the Lipa Family Thursday, March 25
    6:45 a.m. t Raymond Nowak
    5:30 p.m. t Mary Ann Jedlenski
Friday, March 26
    6:45 a.m. t Richard Swiercz
    5:30 p.m. t Gerald Szymanski
    7:00 p.m. t Stella Malecki
Saturday, March 27
    8:00 a.m. t Mary Palmer
    4:30 p.m. Karen Brown, John Hadtrath, Tom Hadtrath & Jill Aadland Hadtrath
Sunday, March 28
Fifth Sunday of Lent
8:00 a.m. t Lucylle Solem
  10:00 a.m. t Barbara Lamusga
  11:30 a.m. t Mary Pasiewicz - PRS
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of March 21, 2004

Sunday: Jos 5:9a, 10-12; 2 Cor 5:17-21; Lk 15:1-3,11-32
Monday: Is 65:17-21; Jn 4:43-54
Tuesday: Ez 47:1-9,12; Jn 5:1-16
Wednesday: Is 49:8-15; Jn 5:17-30
Thursday: Is 7:10-14; 8:10; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38
Friday: Wis 2:1a, 12-22; Jn 7:1-2, 10,25-30
Saturday: Jer 11:18-20; Jn 7:40-53
Next Sunday: Is 43:16-21; Phil 3:8-14; Jn 8:1-11

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