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)

††††† Father Don Schwalm

††††† 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

March 15, 2009

 

For the Week:††† ††††††† Actual†††††††† Budget†††††††† Excess or

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† ††† Received††††††† Needed††††††† (Shortfall)

 

Envelopes/Plate: $6,567.40†††† $7,650.00††††† ($1,082.60)

Text Box: CHURCH PAINTING FUND  -  March 15, 2009

  Goal					$350,000.00

  Total paid to date  (payments and gifts)	$328,818.00
  Pledge payments outstanding		$  21,182.00
					$350,000.00

IN YOUR PRAYERS PLEASE REMEMBER the following parishioners who have gone to their eternal rest this past week: Joette Frisco, Ann Long and Helen Lubinski.Eternal rest grant on to them O Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon them.May they rest in peace.

CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL - Thank you to those who have responded to the Catholic Services Appeal.The goal of the campaign is to have more people give rather than people give more.If you have been unable to give a gift in the past, please consider a gift this year.25% of all contributions are returned to Holy Cross.As of today we have received $15,582 or 55% of our goal of $28,263.33% of our parishioners have responded.Thank you!

 

MESSAGE FROM

FATHER JENSON

 

We are moving into the second half of Lent as we observe Laetare, or Rejoice, Sunday - the fourth Sunday of Lent.In the Gospel Nicodemus has come to Jesus at night to ask him questions and to try to understand him better.Jesus reveals to him that He has come as Godís son to take away the sins of the world as an expression of Godís intense love for us.ďFor God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that everyone who believes in Him might not perish, but might have eternal life.ĒIt is death to turn from the Lord the scriptures assure us.But God seeks us out, and if we will stop running from Him, he will gladly enfold us in His loving arms and bring us to a new and better life of love, here below, and above eternally.May our Lenten observances help us to scrape away the rust of bad habits and spiritual sloth, and energize us to seek the Lord in new and deeper ways.May our Blessed Mother assist us in this effort always.

 

The Feast of the Annunciation is this Wednesday.On it we celebrate the conception of Jesus by Mary when Gabriel came to announce to her that she would conceive Godís son.Come and celebrate this wonderful event of our salvation.On this feast day, Christmas Day is exactly nine months away.

 

Father Glen Jenson, Pastor

LADIES LENTEN RETREAT - This is the last call for reservations for the Ladies Lenten Retreat to be held on Tuesday, March 24.If you plan on attending, call the Parish Office Monday at 612-789-7238.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

 

Rejoice in the LORD always!The LORD JESUS is near.Visit the Adoration Chapel and dismiss all anxiety from your mind.Present your prayers, petitions and gratitude to JESUS, and then HIS peace will be with you.

 

Visit JESUS in the Adoration Chapel.

 

Open Hours: Monday 11:00 AM; Tuesday 2:00 PM; Wednesday 5:00 PM; Thursday 2:00 PM; Friday 1:00 PM

 

For information call612-781-4806 or 763-784-1317.

COLLECTION COUNTERS REQUEST - When you write one check for multiple envelopes, which is perfectly acceptable rather than writing multiple checks, we ask that you attach all the necessary envelopes.Put a rubber band around the envelopes or put them all in a plain white envelope.Thank you!