Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Father David and Father Andrew


Christ is risen, Alleluia! He has truly risen, Alleluia!

The greeting and response is common among Eastern Christians. This Easter day is filled with joy because Christ is alive. For forty days we have been preparing for this feast. Now that it is here we will celebrate for fifty days, all the way up to Pentecost.

Alleluia is a joyful shout that literally means "Praise the Lord." Try out that word in these next fifty days. Notice blessings that you see around you and say, "Alleluia!"

It took the apostles a little time to recognize the presence of the risen Christ. The had to get used to him in a different way. It may take a little time to get used to noticing blessings and silently (or vocally) saying "Alleluia!" But give it a try.


Goal -                                                                                        $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)          $1,337,952.20
Pledge payments still outstanding                                                 $148,671.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                                       $ 13,376.50

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

Offertory Collection
March 20, 2005...................................$9,320.55

THE FAMILY OF SOPHIE BIERNAT expresses its deep gratitude to the Holy Cross Community for their kind support in the passing of our mother Sophie. Special thanks to Father David, Sister Benita and Sister Donna for their visits to mom and administering the sacraments. Thank you to the Funeral Luncheon Committee for their organization and energy. God Bless you all!
THANK YOU TO LOUISE CIERZAN for purchasing the great treats for our Donut Sunday last weekend in honor of her 100th birthday. Thank you also to the Tuesday Toilers for serving. Great job!
THANK YOU to all who donated to the second collection for the Medicine Fund at Our Lady of Good Counsel Free Cancer Home. Through your generosity $1,850.00 was given the Cancer Home.
THE HOLY CROSS MOTHER'S CLUB thanks everyone who donated so generously to their Bake Sale. The Raffle winners were: Crystal Bowl - Mary Betthauser, Hopping Bunny - McKayela Bishop, Basket - Tessa Kurkowski, Money Hat - John Sikora. Thanks also to everyone who participated!
HOLY CROSS HOLY NAME, Polish Unit, wants to thank all who volunteered to make pierogi. Thank you also to those who purchased pierogi. We are grateful and appreciate the support.
ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL UPDATE To date we have received $16,669.00 for 56% 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 a few weeks.
HELP IS NEEDED on Monday, March 28 to deliver flowers to the sick and shut-ins of the parish. If you can help, please meet in the church at 9:00 AM. Your help will be greatly appreciated.


Saturday, March 26
    7:00 p.m. t Stanley Lipa
Sunday, March 27
Easter Sunday

    6:30 a.m. t Jaroslaw Salapata
    8:30 a.m. t Monica Rodgers & Sophie Horazy Anniv. Monica
  10:00 a.m. t Julia Kacheroski
  11:30 a.m. Kazimierz & Maria Halak - Wedding Anniversary
Monday, March 28
    6:45 a.m. t Caroline Ogren
Tuesday, March 29
    6:45 a.m. t Ted Krawczynski
Wednesday, March 30
    6:45 a.m. t Parents of Robert & Cecelia Velst
Thursday, March 31
    6:45 a.m. t Frances Flannigan
Friday, April 1
    6:45 a.m. t Zygmunt Sarna
    7:00 p.m. t Peter & Mary Pawluk
Saturday, April 2
    8:00 a.m. t Andrew Traczyk
    4:30 p.m. t Felicia & Stanley Brya and Mary McFarland
Sunday, April 3
First Sunday of Easter

    8:00 a.m. t Emily Godlewski
  10:00 a.m. t Helen Danaj
  11:30 a.m. Jan Wegrzyn - Special Intention
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of March 27, 2005

Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43, Col3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8, Jn 20:1-9
Monday: Acts 2:14,22-33, Mt 28:8-15
Tuesday: Acts 2:36-41, Jn 20:11-18
Wednesday: Acts 3:1-10, Lk 24:13-35
Thursday: Acts 3:11-26, Lk 24:35-48
Friday: Acts 4:1-12, In 21:1-14
Saturday: Acts 4:13-21, Mk 16:9-15
Next Sunday: Acts 2:42-47, 1 Pt 1:3-9, Jn 20:19-31


March 29, 1974
Mariner 10 becomes the first spacecraft
to visit Mercury.

Apri1 1, 1970
The Gremlin is introduced
by American Motors

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