Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


As we continue reading from the first Letter of Peter, we hear the author encouraging Christians to live in holiness in the midst of the trials of this world. For the newly initiated, the Christian life is a joyful experience. Christians who have grown up in faith sometimes take it for granted.

Unlike 1st century followers of Christ, we live in a world where many people have heard of him. And in our country, many people profess a faith in Christ.

The end of today's reading from 1 Peter is a fragment of an early creed: "He was known before the foundation of the world but revealed in the final time for you. The "final time" is not the end of the world, but that God's revelation is fulfilled in the risen Lord.


Pope John Paul II Catholic School will have the
following prayer services in memory of the Pope:

Monday, April 11 8:45 a.m. Rosary in Church Joyful Mysteries.

Thursday, April 14 8:30 a.m. Mass - with special prayers for the Pope.

Friday, April 15 12:45 p.m. Rosary in Church - Luminous Mysteries.
OUR GRATITUDE to the local funeral homes for their thoughtful gestures upon the death of our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II.

We thank Kozlak-Radulovich Funeral Home for the beautiful printing of the memorial cards with the Holy Father's picture, prayer and significant dates in his life. These cards are printed in both the English and Polish languages.

We thank Kapala-Glodek Funeral Home for the large bouquet of red/white carnations by the picture of the Holy Father and for the memorial books at the entrances to the church in which you may write your thoughts. These memorial books will be sent to the Vatican.

Goal - $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts) $1,354,413.70
Pledge still outstanding $ 145,586.30

Through the generosity of a couple in our parish the remaining balance of "Gifts still needed" was paid off this week. We are grateful for this generous gift to the parish. However, please be aware that even though the balance at time is zero, it will not always be that amount.

As people move out of the parish, become unemployed, move to a nursing home or pass away in death, they will not be able to pay their pledge. As we become aware of these situations, you will notice any unpaid pledges moved to the "Gifts still needed" column.

Please continue to use your yellow "Continuing Our Tradition" envelopes for monthly gifts which will be saved and used for remaining balances. This campaign is scheduled to end in December 2006. Hopefully we will be able to end sooner as people payoff their pledges as quickly as possible.

                                                               Thank you!

Offertory Collection
April 3, 2005.....................................$8,456.29

                                          PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC

Come and visit JESUS whenever you can at the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.

     Open Hours: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: 7:00 AM
                         Thursday: 8:00 AM

Other early hours are listed in the Chapel. To have questions answered or for more information call 612-605- 2558 or 612-781-4806. Thank you!


Saturday, April 9
    4:30 p.m. t Rose Wozniak
Sunday, April 10
Third Sunday of Easter

    8:00 a.m. t Mr. & Mrs. Fred Westfall & Sons - Edward and Jerry
  10:00 a.m. t Karl Krawczynski - Anniv.
  11:30 a.m. t John Rajtar, Sr. & Parents
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, April 11
    6:45 a.m. t Dorothy Burns
Tuesday, April 12
    6:45 a.m. t Jim Wolyniec
Wednesday, April 13
    6:45 a.m. t Sophie Biernat
Thursday, April 14
    6:45 a.m. Health of Tom Godlewski - Ushers
Friday, April 15
    6:45 a.m. t Peter Korzenowski
    7:00 p.m. t Jozef & Irena Tylingo
Saturday, April 16
    8:00 a.m. t Leo Jarnot
    4:30 p.m. t Mr. & Mrs. Mike Myslicki & Sons - Harry and Ted
Sunday, April 17
Fourth Sunday of Easter

    8:00 a.m. t Burnette Pol key
  10:00 a.m. t Eleanor O'Connell
  11:30 a.m. Roman & Halina Mularczyk
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of April 10, 2005

Sunday: Acts 2:14,22-33, Pt 1:17-21, Lk 24: 13-35
Monday: Acts 6:8-15, Jn 6:22-29
Tuesday: Acts 7:51-8:1a, Jn 6:30-35
Wednesday: Acts 8:1b-8, Jn 6:35-40
Thursday: Acts 8:26-40, Jn 6:44-51
Friday: Acts 9:1-20, Jn 6:52-59
Saturday: Acts 9:31-42, Jn 6:60-69
Next Sunday: Acts 2:14a, 36-41, 1 Pt 2:20b-25, Jn 10:1-10


April 10, 1908

April 10, 1908

O Henry's famous story, "The Gift of the Magi", is
published in his second collection of short stories.
April 14, 1865
President Abraham Lincoln is
shot at Ford's Theater

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