Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


This week's second reading emphasizes the importance of who we are as baptized followers of Christ. We are built up into a new spiritual house. The members of the faith are an interconnected communion; we do not exist on our own. Just as a building cannot be made of one stone, so too, the Church cannot be built of a single person. All are built up together on the foundation of Christ.

Using a series of titles that described God's chosen people in the Old Testament, the author now applies them to the Christian community. We are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of God's own. Our baptism makes us that. Our daily living is meant to show that.


Goal -                                                                                   $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)     $1,359,928.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                           $ 143,071.30

Thank you to all who continue to give gifts and make pledge payments. We appreciate your kindness.

Even though we do not have a "Gifts still needed" balance at this time, it will not always be that amount. As people become unemployed, move to a nursing home or out of the parish 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.

Offertory Collection
April 17, 2005..................................$6,438.40

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SAVE ALUMINUM CANS. Bags of aluminum cans (pop or beer only) can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or the garages behind the rectory. Monies received from the aluminum goes towards the Continuing Our Tradition Campaign.
NEXT PEACE MASS is Tuesday, April 26 at St. Anthony of Padua, 804-2nd Street N.E. Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Mass at 7:00 p.m. Receive a copy of Blessed Virgin Mary's message given to the world in Medjugorje. Refreshments to follow.
                                         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!
HOLY CROSS SENIORS "GET- TOGETHER" will be on Friday, May 6. Join the fun at our annual seniors "Get- Together." Mass at 10:30 a.m. and dinner to follow. Cost is $10 and reservations are necessary. Call 612-789- 9168. Deadline is Monday, May 2nd.
THANK YOU to my friends at Holy Cross for the many cards, prayers and well wishes that you have sent to me. Your kindness is appreciated. Tom Godlewski
"THANKS MOM FOR LIFE" MOTHER'S DAY CORSAGES - The English Altar & Rosary will again sponsor "Thanks Mom for Life" corsages for Mother's Day. Order your Mom, grand mother, aunt or favorite lady a corsage. Advance sales will be April 23 & 24 and April 30 & May 1. Buy a ticket which you exchange on Mother's Day weekend (May 7 & 8) for a lovely orchid corsage with attached pro-life message. Donation is $5.00. Tickets will be available at each church entrance. Proceeds to area pro-life activities.


Saturday, April 23
    4:30 p.m. In Thanksgiving and for an increase in Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life
Sunday, April 24
Fifth Sunday of Easter

    8:00 a.m. t Paul Rudnicki
  10:00 a.m. t Harriet Moritko
  11:30 a.m. Marek & Malgorzata Swietkowski
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, April 25
    6:45 a.m. t Richard Johnson
Tuesday, April 26
    6:45 a.m. t Edward Wratkowski - Anniv.
Wednesday, April 27
    6:45 a.m. Health of Andrew Guzik
Thursday, April 28
    6:45 a.m. t Mary Palmer
Friday, April 29
    6:45 a.m. t Marlene Machowicz
    7:00 p.m. t Anna Kuzmicka
Saturday, April 30
    8:00 a.m. t Genevieve Crepeau - ERS
    4:30 p.m. t Sophie & Joseph Jadlowski
Sunday, May 1
Sixth Sunday of Easter

    8:00 a.m. t Helen & Teresa Danaj
  10:00 a.m. t Burnette Polkey
  11:30 a.m. Polish Constitution Day
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of April 24, 2005

Sunday: Acts 6:1-7, 1 Pt 2:4-9, Jn 14:1-12
Monday: 1 Pt 5:5b-14, Mk 16: 15-20
Tuesday: Acts 14:19-28, Jn 14:27-31a
Wednesday: Acts 15:1-6, Jn 15:1-8
Thursday: Acts 15:7-21, Jn 15:9-11
Friday: Acts 15:22-31, Jn 15:12-17
Saturday: Acts 16:1-10, Jn 15:18-21
Next Sunday: Acts 8:5-8,14-17, 1 Pt 3:15-18, Jn 14:15-21


April 25,1990

April 25,1990

The Hubble space telescope is placed in orbit.

April 26, 1865
John Wilkes Booth dies 12 days after
assassinating President Lincoln.

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