Matthew had a job! He was a tax collector. Even today it is not a very prized occupation. There aren't many IRS agents who are welcomed with open arms when they show up at the corporate offices of some company. Of course, in Matthew's day a tax collector was considered a cheat, an extortionist, and a collaborator. Their pay was a percentage of the tax collected on behalf of the occupying Roman forces. Up the value of the flock of sheep or the local vineyard and you get an instant pay raise. Not a bad deal!
But Matthew left his job when he got a vocation - a call from Jesus.
Many of us have jobs. Hopefully we're honest in our work and in fulfilling our responsibilities. But all of who are baptized have a vocation. Like Matthew, we are called by Jesus to live the Christian life, to forgive, to love. How well are you answering the call?
HOLY CROSS PRAYER LINE
In need of a prayer?
Call one of these numbers with your prayer requests.
All requests are confidential!
612-789-7238 weekdays or 763-572-1713.
CONTINUING OUR TRADITION - May 29, 2005
Goal - $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts) $1,364,957.70
Pledge still outstanding $ 135.042.30
We appreciate the kindness of all who continue to give gifts and make pledge payments. Thank you!
For those who made a pledge to the campaign, the semi- annual statements will be mailed this month.
BANNS OF MARRIAGE:
Peter D. Perry and Monika A. Tosik - II & III
John N. Spieker and Barbara M. Jankowski - I
Come and visit JESUS whenever you can at the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.
Open Hour: Saturday 11:00 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!
LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS - A new schedule for the next three months will be coming out at the end of June. If you have any special requests due to vacations, please call Janice at 612-789-7238 weekdays or email me at email@example.com. Thank you.
CATHOLIC RADIO - Listen to "Relevant Radio" at 1330 AM for the Mass, Rosary, and information on our faith.
HOLY CROSS PARISH
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
The Parish Office summer hours will be:
Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, June 4
4:30 p.m. t Anna Lipa
Sunday, June 5
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m. t Frank, Rose & Frank Lee Stwora
10:00 a.m. t Joseph Kolodjski
11:30 a.m. Stanley & Felicia Szewczyk - 40th Wedding Anniversary
6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, June 6
6:45 a.m. t Andrew & Louise Chorzempa - Anniv. Andrew
Tuesday, June 7
6:45 a.m. t Margaret Norrdin
Wednesday, June 8
6:45 a.m. t Dorothy Slota
Thursday, June 9
6:45 a.m. t Sebastian & Sophia Tobias
Friday, June 10
6:45 a.m. t Frances Smietana
Saturday, June 11
8:00 a.m. t Burnette Polkey - ERS
4:30 p.m. Ted & Rita Wratkowski - 60th Wedding Anniversary
Sunday, June 12
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m. t Stanley & Harriet Moritko
10:00 a.m. t Sophie & Joseph Jadlowski
11:30 a.m. Irena & Ryszard Ignatik
6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Readings for the Week of June 5, 2005
Sunday: Hos 6:3-6, Rom 4:18-25, Mt 9:9-13
Monday: 2 Cor 1:1-7, Mt 5:1-12
Tuesday: 2 Cor 1:18-22, Mt 5:13-16
Wednesday: 2 Cor 3:4-11, Mt 5:17-19
Thursday: 2 Cor 3:15-4: 1, 3-6, Mt 5:20-26
Friday: 2 Cor 4:7-15, Mt 5:27-32
Saturday: Acts 11:21b-26; 13:1-3, Mt 5:33-37
Next Sunday: Ex 19:2-6a, Rom 5:6-11, Mt 9:36-10:8
IN HISTORY THIS WEEK:
June 5, 1968
Bobby Kennedy is shot while campaigning
for president in California.
June 11, 1963
The University of Alabam