Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


The apostle Philip was inspired to journey to Samaria to preach the Gospel. This must have seemed a bit strange to the disciples in Jerusalem since the Samaritans were looked upon as outsiders by other Jews. But soon their prejudices were challenged by the fact that Philip's ministry met great success. And God's blessing was made clear when the Spirit descended on many there. Into what parts of your own life might the Spirit wish to be invited?

Goal - $1,500,000.00 
Pledges & Gifts - - $1.262.762.00
Needed to reach Goal - $ 237,238.00

Pledges & Gifts - $1,262,762.00
Paid to date - - $ 466.924.00
Outstanding - $ 795,838.00

The remodeling of Kolbe Center, the new Kolbe Kitchen, and the installation of an elevator for the recreation center/school is just about complete. The kitchen across from the gym was finished enough to be used for  the school's "Fun'd Festival" last weekend. The painters and floor tile people are nearly finished. The doors are being hung, locks installed, telephone lines ordered. As  this bulletin was going to the printer, we anticipate that Excel Energy will be here on Thursday, May 2 to work on connecting the new power source.

We still need $237,238.00 to reach our goal. If you would like to give a gift, make a pledge, or give a second year gift, please use the yellow envelope in the envelope packet mailed to your home. Thank you for your continued generosity!

Offertory Collection
April 28, 2002 .....................................$5,416.05

We need never be afraid to go directly to Jesus in the Eucharist. Jesus said "No one who comes will I ever reject." John 6:37. St. Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." He calls us to spend time with HIM because HE loves us so much and HE wants to save us, heal us, and care for us.
Come and visit Jesus in the Adoration Chapel located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Sunday 1 :00 p.m. and Saturday 12:00 midnight. For more information call 763-788-4729 or 612-781-4806. Thank you
 "THANKS MOM FOR LIFE" MOTHER'S DAY CORSAGES - The English Altar & Rosary Guild is sponsoring "Thanks Mom for Life" corsages for Mother's Day. Order Mom, grandmother, aunt or a favorite lady a corsage. Advance sales will be this weekend May 4/5. Buy a ticket which you will exchange on Mother's Day weekend (May 11/12) for a lovely Orchid Corsage with attached pro-life message. Donation is $5.00. Tickets will be available at each church entrance. Proceeds go to area pro-life projects.
BEGINNING THIS WEEKEND, May 4 & 5, we will have registration after Mass for the 2002-2003 religion classes and First Communion preparation. Come to the Sacristy. It will only take a few minutes. This registration includes:

All children who will attend public school and be in grades 1-8 next school year.

Children who will be in grade 2 in preparation for First Communion, whether they attend public school or Northeast Regional Catholic School.

Please make use of these opportunities. If you have questions, call Sister Donna 612-789-9168 (evenings).
Saturday, May 4
4:30 p.m. t Anna Gacek
Sunday, May 5
Sixth Sunday of Easter
8:00 a.m. t Sophie & Frank Horazy- Anniv. Frank
    10:00 a.m. t Catherine & Edward Wincek Anniv. Catherine
    11:30 a.m. t Jadwiga Tawkin
      6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, May 6
6:45 a.m. t John & Helen Russinik and
              Rita Svidron
Tuesday, May 7
6:45 a.m. t Leo & Helen Jarnot
Wednesday, May 8
6:45 a.m. taiga & Don Weyek
Thursday, May 9
6:45 a.m. t Slota Family - Anniv. Lucille
Friday, May 10
6:45 a.m. t John Z. Malec
Saturday, May 11
8:00 a.m. t Helen Shimshock
     4:30 p.m. t Walter Kozacz
Sunday, May 12
Seventh Sunday of Easter Mother's Day

     8:00 a.m. t Teresa Danaj
   10:00 a.m. First Communicants
   11:30 a.m. t John & Francis Chorzempa - Anniv. Francis
     6:30 p.m.    For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of May 5, 2002

Sunday:        Acts 8:5-8,14-17; 1 Pt 3:15-18; Jn 14:15-21
Monday:      Acts 16:11-15; Jn 15:26-16:4a
Tuesday:      Acts 16:22-34; Jn 16:5-11
Wednesday: Acts 17:15, 22-18:1; Jn 16:12-15
Thursday:    Acts 1: 1-11; Eph 1: 17 -23; Mt 28: 16-20
Friday:        Acts 18:9-18; Jn 16:20-23a
Saturday:     Acts 18:23-28; Jn 16:23b-28

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