Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross 


For His part, Jesus would not trust Himself to
them because He knew them all.
He needed no one to give Him testimony about the heart.
                                                 John 2:24-25

Today, as you receive the Eucharist,
ask yourself if your heart is worthy of the trust
Jesus places in you.

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL - Thus far we have pledges totaling $14,686.00 for approximately 45% of our parish goal of $32,266.00. We need a response from all parishioners before the telephone follow-up campaign begins. All gifts are welcome - large and small. Please return a pledge slip with your response this week.

Goal - $1,500,000.00
Pledges & Gifts - -$1.365.411.05
Needed to reach Goal - $143,588.95

Pledges & Gifts- $1,365,411.05
Paid to date - - $ 863.623.75
Outstanding - $ 501,787.30

Your continued help is greatly appreciated! This past week we received $966.30 in gifts and memorials. A special thank you to the family & friends of Ann Strauss for their Memorial Gifts to the Campaign.

The yellow envelopes in the packet mailed to your home can be used for gifts and/or pledge payments.

Offertory Collection
March 16,2003...............................$6,330.15


Third Sunday of Lent. We see the power of Jesus. He gives us the Commandments. He drives out of the Temple the money changers. Many begin to believe in Him. Let us draw near to Him. Jesus is powerful in the Blessed Sacrament. He is waiting in the Adoration Chapel for our visits. Let us go to Him.

The Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Sunday 3:00 p.m., Thursday 4:00 p.m., Friday 11:00 a.m. For more information call 763-788-4729 or 612-781-4806. Thank you.
THE ADORATION CHAPEL WILL BE CLOSED during Forty Hours Devotion: Friday, March 28 - 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 29 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 30 - 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Adorers are encouraged to go to Church for their Adoration hour.

As Catholic Christians we believe that Jesus is uniquely present to us in the Eucharist, the actual Body and Blood of Christ. This is our Faith; it goes back to apostolic times. During the Eucharistic prayer at Mass, we believe that the bread and wine become the Real Presence of Christ. Outside of Mass, the consecrated Host is known as the Abiding Presence. The Blessed Sacrament, as the Abiding Presence, is placed in a monstrance during extended exposition such as during our Forty Hours Devotion.
THE EDUCATIONAL TASK FORCE will again sponsor a spring plant and flower sale. Watch future bulletins for more information and an order form.
PARISH ALMSGIVING PROJECT - Thank you for the very generous donation of breakfast foods for St. Joseph's Home for Children and soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes for Sharing and Caring Hands. On March 29 and 30 we will collect Children's and Adult Tylenol and Aspirin for Brother de Paul desperately needed by Father Ted Kalinowski at St. Anthony Parish in Sokolka, Poland. God bless you for your continued generosity in helping others during Lent.


Saturday, March 22
    4:30 p.m. t Dziekciowski Family - Anniv. Stanley
Sunday, March 23
Third Sunday of Lent
8:00 a.m. t Monica Rodgers - Anniv.
  10:00 a.m. t Brunis & Estelle Smoka
  11:30 a.m. t Ann Lopata
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, March 24
    6:45 a.m. t Donald R. Denny
    5:30 p.m. t Mary Kostelnik
Tuesday, March 25
    6:45 a.m. t Hazel Sholl
    5:30 p.m. t Mary & Bill Elliot
Wednesday, March 26
    6:45 a.m. t George, Victoria Zondlo and Mary Ann Padula
    5:30 p.m. t Fred Kuduk
Thursday, March 27
    6:45 a.m. t Josephine Johnson
    5:30 p.m. t Julia Kacheroski
Friday, March 28
    6:45 a.m. t Frances Jenkins
    5:30 p.m. t Martha Rekucki
Saturday, March 29
    8:00 a.m. t Walter Czupta
    4:30 p.m. t Albin Truchinski
Sunday, March 30
Fourth Sunday of Lent
8:00 a.m. t Isy Kucharski & Kuharski Family
  10:00 a.m. t Karl & Maria Freiseis
  11:30 a.m. t Bessie Tykwinski - PRS
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of March 23, 2003

Sunday: Ex 20:1-17; 1 Cor 1:22-25; Jn 2:13-25
Monday: 2 Kgs 5:1-15a; Lk 4:24-30
Tuesday: Is 7:10-14; 8:10; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38
Wednesday: Dt 4:1,5-9; Mt 5:17-19
Thursday: Jer 7:23-28; Lk 11 :14-23
Friday: Has 14:2-10; Mk 12:28b-34
Saturday: Has 6:1-6; Lk 18:9-14
Next Sunday: 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23; Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21

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