Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Jesus teaches the apostles something He learned from Mary, His mother - that when you don't understand fully what God is doing in your life you allow your awareness of His presence to rest quietly in your heart. Peter gave the right answer - that Jesus was the Messiah - but did he understand what that would mean not only for Jesus but also for himself? Jesus gives him some indication then asks him to just sit quietly with the knowledge. Twice this week, give yourself at least 10 minutes of quiet time and ask Jesus to help you know Him more intimately.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all Fathers, Grandfathers, Step-Fathers, Godfathers and Fathers-to-Be. May God always bless and watch over you and those in your care. May you always be an example of God's love.


Goal -                                                                                        $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)          $1,154,785.20
Pledge payments still outstanding                                                $ 294,739.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                                       $ 50,475.50

Thank you to the children of Martina Swedberg
for the gift given in mother's memory.
Thank you also to all who continue to give
additional gifts to the Campaign!

Offertory Collection
June 13,2004................................$6,212.16 

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.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HOLY CROSS PARISHIONERS John Symanitz who celebrates his 100th Birthday June 20th and to Ann Long who will celebrate her 93rd Birthday June 22nd. Happy Birthday and God Bless you both!
            Nathan J. Kottke & Justyna J. Swica - III
                                             PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                                 ADORATION NEWS

June 18th was the Feast of the "Most Sacred Heart of Jesus", and June 19th was the Feast of the "Immaculate Heart of Mary". This should remind us of God's love and care for us, and that HE gave HIS Mother to us.

Devotion to the Sacred Heart should bring us to a union with Jesus who we know truly to be in the Eucharist.

The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Monday 7:00 a.m., Wednesday 10:00 a.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. and Friday 4:00 p.m. For more information call 612-605-2558 or 612-781-4806. Thank you!
PETER'S PENCE COLLECTION - Next weekend our parish will participate in the St. Peter's Pence Collection for the works of the Holy Father. This collection enables the Holy Father to respond to the requests for emergency funds from the most disadvantaged throughout the world. This special appeal is an opportunity to demonstrate justice and kindness to our brothers and sisters in need. Please pray for the Holy Father's works and contribute generously to the appeal.


Saturday, June 19
    4:30 p.m. t Joseph Biernat, Sr.
Sunday, June 20
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Frank, Rose & Frank Lee Stwora
  10:00 a.m. John Symanitz - 100th Birthday!
  11:30 a.m. t Witold Brzosko
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, June 21
    6:45 a.m. t Kermit & Ann Sherman
Tuesday, June 22
    6:45 a.m. t Martina Swedberg - Anniv.
Wednesday, June 23
    6:45 a.m. t LaVern Sandell
Thursday, June 24
    6:45 a.m. t Walter L. Biernat
Friday, June 25
    6:45 a.m. t Raymond Petroske
    7:00 p.m. t Zmarli Z Roziny Adamiec
Saturday, June 26
    8:00 a.m. t Deceased of the Sikora and Narog Families
    1:00 p.m. Nathan Kottke & Justyna Swica - Wedding
    4:30 p.m. t Deceased Parents of Robert & Cecelia Velst
Sunday, June 27
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Lorraine Fitzgerald
  10:00 a.m. t John & Katherine Marciniak
  11:30 a.m. t Joseph Niznik
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of June 20, 2004

Sunday: Zec 12:10-11; 13:1; Gal 3:26-29; Lk 9:18-24
Monday: 2 Kgs 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18; Mt 7:1-5
Tuesday: 2 Kgs 19:9b-11, 14-21, 31-35a, 36; Mt 7:6,12-14
Wednesday: 2 Kgs 22:8-13; 23:1-3; Mt 7:15-20
Thursday: Is 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66,80
Friday: 2 Kgs 25:1-12; Mt 8:1-4
Saturday: Lam 2:2,10-14,18-19; Mt 8:5-17
Next Sunday: 1 Kgs 19:16b, 19-21; Gal 5:1, 13-18; Lk 9:51-62

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