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.
|CONTINUING OUR TRADITION - April 17, 2005
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)
Pledge still outstanding
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.
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
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
|"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.
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE
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
IN HISTORY THIS WEEK:
The Hubble space telescope is placed in orbit.
April 26, 1865
John Wilkes Booth dies 12 days after
assassinating President Lincoln.