Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


That phrase, "My way or the highway" is usually thrown out as a challenge by some one or group wishing to establish dominance. Some disciples from Judea tried to pull that in Antioch but were stopped by Paul and Barnabas with the support of the Jerusalem church. Converts to the way of Christ did not need to be circumcised or be held to all the scriptures of the Jewish law. But living as they did with practicing Jews, they were asked not to do those things that would be especially abhorrent to their neighbors. The primary law to be obeyed by those who followed Christ was the law of Love. Take that to heart.


Goal -                                                                                   $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)      $1,143,353.20
Pledge payments still outstanding                                            $303,249.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                                   $ 53.397.50

Thank you to the English Rosary Guild for their gift of $419.00. The Guild is giving 15% of all fundraisers to the campaign.

Thank you to the parish family who gave a gift of $1,000 in thanksgiving for blessings received. Thank you also to all who continue to make regular pledge payments or give additional gifts and memorials. Every gift helps in reaching our goal. The yellow envelope in your packet can be used for gifts and/or pledge payments.

Offertory Collection
May 9, 2004...................................$6,502.75 

WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you are interested in becoming a Holy Cross Church Lector or Eucharistic Minister, please call Janice Godlewski at 612-789-7238 weekdays. We can work to accommodate your schedule even if you can help only once a month.
WE ASK YOU to please keep saving aluminum cans. The money raised from recycling the aluminum will go towards the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign and your help does makes difference! Bags of aluminum cans can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or by the garages behind the rectory.
                                            PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                                ADORATION NEWS

Sixth Sunday of Easter. Jesus loves us, HE dwells among us when we keep HIS word, believe, and love one another. In the Adoration Chapel we have Jesus to help us believe, to keep HIS word, and to love one another.

The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Tuesday 1:00 a.m., Wednesday 8:00 a.m., Thursday 2:00 a.m., Saturday 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. For more information call 612-605-2558 or 612- 781-4806. Thank you!
FATHER DAVID will be away on vacation until May 27th. Father Andrew Knopp will be at Holy Cross to help on the weekends.


Next week there is a collection for the Catholic Communications Campaign. As Catholics we have a responsibility to reach the hearts of people and share the gospel. Your generous gift will help the CCC and our parish to provide television, radio and print materials that communicate this simple yet profound message to all.


Saturday, May 15
    4:30 p.m. t Walter Kozacz - Anniv.
Sunday, May 16
Sixth Sunday of Easter

    8:00 a.m. t Dominic Zawislak
  10:00 a.m. t Deceased of the Palka Family
  11:30 a.m. Polish First Communion Class
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, May 17
    6:45 a.m. t Frances Jenkins
uesday, May 18
    6:45 a.m. t Ron Mrozka
Wednesday, May 19
    6:45 a.m. t John & Francis Chorzempa - Anniv. Francis
Thursday, May 20
    6:45 a.m. t Lucille Slota - Anniv.
Friday, May 21
    6:45 a.m. t Florence Schwartz - Anniv.
    7:00 p.m. t Richard Swiercz
Saturday, May 22
    8:00 a.m. t Chester Cerepak
    4:30 p.m. t Ben, Roman and Rita Ronyak
Sunday, May 23
Seventh Sunday of Easter

    8:00 a.m. t Edward Sroka
  10:00 a.m. t Michael Gliniany
  11:30 a.m. Living & Deceased Members of Polish Rosary Society
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of May 16, 2004

Sunday: Acts 15:1-2,22-29; Rv 21:10-14,22- 23; Jn 14:23-29
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; Lk 24:46-53
Friday: Acts 18:9-18; Jn 16:20-23a
Saturday: Acts 18:23-28; Jn 16:23b-28
Next Sunday: Acts 7:55-60; Rv 22:12-14, 16-17, 20; Jn 17:20-26

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