Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Stephen had a vision. He saw and recognized the Risen Christ in a position of honor beside His Father. This drove the crowd to murderous madness because it challenged what they had believed up until that moment. Stephen had probably once believed much as they did but he allowed himself to be changed. Saul, who witnessed his death, would change in profound ways. Ask for the grace to allow the reality of Jesus to alter the way you view your life.

FATHER ANDREW will be away on vacation from May 24 to June 10. There will be NO Friday evening Polish Mass May 28 and June 4. Father Simonson will celebrate the 6:45 a.m. Mass on May 25, 26, 27 and 28. 
THANK YOU for your generous support for the Catholic Communications Campaign. Visit the website at www.usccborg/ccc to download videos of the latest news from the U.S. bishops; weekly movie reviews, Catholic Radio Weekly reviews and more. Help share Christ's love - spread the Good News around.

Goal - $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts) $1,145,653.20
Pledge payments still outstanding $ 301,619.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges) $ 52.727.50

We are now half-way through our five-year campaign. To reach our goal we need an additional $52,727.50 in gifts and $301,619.30 in pledge payments. New gifts and second year gifts are welcome and needed. If you are behind on pledge payments, now is the time to get back on track.

 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 16, 2004.................................$8,690.05 

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 makes a big 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

"Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky?" (Acts 1:11) The Apostles, Blessed Virgin Mary, and others gathered to devote themselves in prayer. Let us devote time in the Adoration Chapel for an hour of prayer.

The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Wednesday 8:00 a.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 p.m. For more information call 612-605-2558 or 612-781- 4806. Thank you!


Beginning next weekend. May 29-30, the Parish Office summer hours will be:

Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed


         Scott S. Lipa & Joelle M. McKnight - I


Saturday, May 22
    4:30 p.m. t Ben, Roman & Rita Ronyak
Sunday, May 23

    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
Monday, May 24
    6:45 a.m. t Anthony Pajerski
Tuesday, May 25
    6:45 a.m. t Felix & Barbara Lamusga Anniv. Felix
Wednesday, May 26
    6:45 a.m. t Victoria, Henry & Arthur Sherman
Thursday, May 27
    6:45 a.m. Living & Deceased Members of Holy Cross Mothers Club
Friday, May 28
    6:45 a.m. t Special Intention
Saturday, May 29
    8:00 a.m. t Leon & Genevieve Kunca
    4:30 p.m. t Veronica Schauer
Sunday, May 30
Feast of Pentecost

    8:00 a.m. t Andrew A. Cyryt
  10:00 a.m. t Chester Jakacki
  11:30 a.m. t Helen Obrzut
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of May 23, 2004

Sunday: Acts 7:55-60; Rv 22:12-14, 16-17, 20; Jn 17:20-26
Monday: Acts 19:1-8; Jn 16:29-33
Tuesday: Acts 20:17-27; Jn 17:1-11a
Wednesday: Acts 20:28-38; Jn 17:11b-19
Thursday: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11; Jn 17:20-26
Friday: Acts 25:13b-21; Jn 21:15-19
Saturday: Acts 28:16-20,30-31; Jn 21:20-25
Next Sunday: Acts 2:1-11; 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13; Jn 20: 19-23

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