Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Jesus did not condone hypocrisy but neither was He a pushover. He knew none of the hearts of those men in that accusing crowd was pure enough to allow them to pass judgment on the woman. How many of themselves had committed adultery? How many had, as Jimmy Carter put it, lusted after a woman in his heart? But neither did He excuse the woman. Rather He admonished her not to do it again. Both the men and the woman were held responsible for their own actions and desires. What do you need to take responsibility for before God?


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.

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

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.

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

AT MASS ON HOLY THURSDAY twelve men, representing the apostles, have their feet washed during Mass. Volunteers are needed. If you can help, please call the Rectory weekdays at 612-789-7238.
PARISH ALMSGIVING PROJECT - Thank you for the generous donation of aspirin & Tylenol for St. Anthony Parish in Sokolka, Poland, and thank you also for socks that will given to the Vincent de Paul Shoe Ministry at the Basilica of Saint Mary. Next weekend our last Almsgiving project will be a second collection for the Medicine Fund at Our Lady of Good Counsel Free Cancer Home. Thank you for sharing during Lent.
THE FAMILY OF SOPHIE VLACH wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Father David, Sister Benita, Sister Donna, the organist, soloist, honorary pall bearers, funeral luncheon committee and parishioners who helped them through this sad and difficult time in the loss of their mother.


Thank you to all who
helped with Forty Hours Devotion:

All who spent time in prayer.
The priests, servers, reader, procession girls and ushers.
The Holy Cross Choir and Music Director, Phil Baird, who organized and directed the visiting choirs.
Elizabeth Levitski-Schaefer and Janusz Zorawski and the Polish Choir for their help and participation.
All who served Wine and Cheese Social and those who prepared the meal for the religious and clergy.
All who gave so generously to the collection to help with expenses.
Also, I am grateful to the parish staff for their behind the scenes work.

May God Bless You!
Father David Ostrowski, Pastor

                                                PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                                    ADORATION NEWS

"I Thirst," Jesus said on the cross (John 19:28). Jesus was physically thirsty, but HE was willing to endure this, for HE refused the drink offered HIM. HIS real thirst was for souls. We can help that thirst by visiting the Perpetual Adoration Chapel.

The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Friday 4:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. For more information call 612-605-2558 or 612-781-4806. Thank you.


Saturday, March 27
    4:30 p.m. Karen Brown, John Hadtrath, Tom Hadtrath and 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 Edmund Pendzimas
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, March 29
    6:45 a.m. t Chrissey Haider
    5:30 p.m. t Jane West
Tuesday, March 30
    6:45 a.m. t Parents of Robert & Cecelia Velst
    5:30 p.m. t Deceased of the Frank & Sophie Wos Family
Wednesday, March 31
    6:45 a.m. t Rose Favre - Ushers
    5:30 p.m. t Gus Martinez
Thursday, April 1
    6:45 a.m. t Raymond Ballot
    5:30 p.m. t Joseph & Emily Stanczuk
Friday, April 2
    6:45 a.m. t Lorraine Fitzgerald
    5:30 p.m. t Felicia & Stanley Brya and Mary McFarland
    7:00 p.m. t Mary Kostelnik
Saturday, April 3
    8:00 a.m. t Helen Danaj
    4:30 p.m. t Victor Niziol
Sunday, April 4
Palm Sunday
8:00 a.m. t Emily Godlewski
  10:00 a.m. t Dorothy Burns
  11:30 a.m. t John Rajtar, Sr. & Parents
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of March 28, 2004

Sunday: Is 43:16-21;  Phil 3:8-14;  Jn 8:1-11
Monday: Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30,33-62;  Jn 8:12-20
Tuesday: Nm 21 :4-9;  Jn 8:21-30
Wednesday: Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95;  Jn 8:31-42
Thursday: Gn 17:3-9; Jn 8:51-59
Friday: Jer 20:10-13; Jn 10:31-42
Saturday: Ez 37:21-28; Jn 11 :45-56
Next Sunday: Lk 19:28-40; Is 50:4-7; Phil 2:6-11; Lk 22:14--23:56


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