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In today's Gospel, Jesus speaks directly about his heavenly Father. His description includes intimations that the paternal aspect of God's love comprises intimate knowledge and genuine concern. "All the hairs on your head are counted You are worth more than many sparrows."

No one of us can equal the fatherly care of God. But we can strive to live in that way. Intimate knowledge means that we take time to get to know others. Giving of our- selves allows us to understand the challenges, hopes and dreams of others. Even our charitable work must be more than just writing a check. As we learn more about another person and their situation, we grow in under- standing. That understanding fosters genuine concern.

Today, we honor fathers in our community and our own biological or adoptive fathers. But we also strive to be like the one who is Father of all, our God in heaven.


Goal -                                                                                  $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)    $1,367,362.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                          $ 132,637.30

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 semiannual statements will be mailed this month.

Offertory Collection
June 12, 2005................................$6,112.80


       John N. Spieker and Barbara M. Jankowski - III
EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION THANK YOU - The neighborhood Pastors would like to thank all who participated in the Eucharistic Procession, Sunday, June 12. We were so pleased at the wonderful number of people who were in attendance. Thank you. God Bless you!
THE FAMILY OF WALTER GLINIANY would like to thank Father David for the beautiful Funeral Mass. Thank you also to Sister Benita, Sister Donna, the Tuesday Toilers, the English Holy Name, the Ushers, the Funeral Luncheon Committee and all our friends for their prayers, kindness and support through this difficult time.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION - The retaining walls in front of the school have seen better days. Rather than continuing expensive tuck-pointing, the walls will be removed and the areas landscaped. We thank Belair Excavating and the Tuesday Toilers for their help in this project.
FATHER DAVID will be gone to a Presbyteral Assembly Tuesday thru Friday, June 21 to 24. Attendance at the Assembly is required for all Pastors in the Diocese. There will be a Communion Service those days as Father Andrew is on vacation until Friday, June 24th.
THE HOLY CROSS PARISH COMMUNITY welcomes Father Andrew's mother - Genevieve Salapata - to Holy Cross. Mrs. Salapata will be visiting here until the beginning of August.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all Fathers, Grandfathers, Stepfathers, Godfathers and Fathers-to-Be. May God always bless and watch over you and those in your care. May you always be a wonderful example of God the Father's love.


Saturday, June 18
    4:30 p.m. t LaVern Sandell
Sunday, June 19
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t John Motyl
  10:00 a.m. James & Joan Turpin - 45th Wedding Anniversary
  11:30 a.m. t Barbara Lamusga
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, June 20
    6:45 a.m. t Frances Flannigan
Tuesday, June 21
    6:45 a.m. Communion Service
    6:45 a.m. Communion Service
    6:45 a.m. Communion Service
    6:45 a.m. Communion Service
Saturday, June 25
    8:00 a.m. t Andrew Traczyk
    1:00 p.m. John Spieker & Barbara Jankowski - Wedding
    4:30 p.m. t Martina Swedberg
Sunday, June 26
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. The Sikora & Narog Families
  10:00 a.m. t Parents of Robert & Cecelia Velst
  11:30 a.m. t Roman & Janina Pierzchalski
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of June 19, 2005

Sunday: Jer 20:10-13, Rom 5:12-15, Mt 10:26-33
Monday: Gn 12:1-9, Mt 7:1-5
Tuesday: Gn 13:2, 5-18, Mt 7:6, 12-14
Wednesday: Gn 15:1-12, 17-18, Mt 7:15-20
Thursday: Gn 16:1-12, 15-16, Mt 7:21-29
Friday: Vigil: Jer 1 :4-10, 1 Pt 1:8-12, Lk 1:5-17;
            Day: Is 49:1-6, Acts 13:22-26, Lk 1:57-66, 80
Saturday: Gn 18:1-15, Mt 8:5-17
Next Sunday: 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a, Rom 6:3-4,8- 11, Mt 10:37-42

June 19, 1885

June 19, 1885

The Statue of Liberty arrives in crates in
New York Harbor. Assembly was finished at its
dedication on October 26, 1886.