Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Jesus knew it is very human to be afraid of someone who could kill your body. But, He said, the one you really should be afraid of is the one who can cause you to lose both body and soul. On September 11, terrorists destroyed the bodies of many people whose spirits remained alive and free. In the face imminent death, they reached out to say "I love you!" They stayed behind to help others. They gave their own lives that others might live. They did not lose their souls.


Goal -                                  $1,500,000.00
Pledges & Gifts -                 - $1,277.046.65
Needed to reach Goal -             $ 222,953.35

Pledges & Gifts -                  $1,277,046.65
Paid to date -                       - $ 633.895.35
Outstanding -                         $ 643,151.30

We are receiving the final bills from McGough Construction for the remodeling and elevator. If you plan to make a semi-annual or annual payment on your pledge, or are considering a second year gift, please consider doing it now. The more we can pay on our loan now, the less interest we will have to pay.


I want to thank all those who contributed towards the renovation of Kolbe Hall and the new elevator. It was the highlight of my day when I could use the elevator at the Open House and get into Kolbe Hall and see all my friends I haven't seen for 2 1/2 years since being confined to a wheel chair. I felt like I came home to Holy Cross. Thanks again!
                             Ceil Jakacki

 Offertory Collection
June 16,2002...............................$5,718.20


What is the Eucharist? Jesus is our great solace and comfort. In our Adoration Chapel we enjoy the priceless advantage of possessing in our midst our Savior. We have the great honor of possessing in our midst the Son of God, God Himself, the King of Kings, the Master and Lord of the world. True, Jesus remains concealed under the veil of the Host, but Faith assures us of the truth that He is really present there, under this veil, close by. Come visit Jesus in our Adoration Chapel located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Sunday 1 :00 a.m., 2:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m., 4:00 a.m., Tuesday 1 :00 a.m. and Thursday 4:00 p.m. For more information call 763-788-4729 or 612-781-4806. Thank you.
THE NEXT PEACE MASS will be at Holy Cross on Wednesday, June 26th. Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Mass at 7:00 p.m. Receive a copy of the Blessed Virgin Mary's message given to the world at Medjugorje just six (6) hours before. Refreshments to follow.
CONGRATULATIONS TO PHIL BAIRD our Choir Director and Organist here at Holy Cross on his retirement after 34 years of teaching Music at Farnsworth Elementary School in St. Paul. May you enjoy many years of healthy and relaxing retirement!
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS & LECTORS - The new schedules will be ready to be picked up in the Sacristy next weekend - June 29 & 30.


Saturday, June 22
4:30 p.m. t Walter Zyla
Sunday, June 23
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m. t Jeanne Landon
  10:00 a.m. t LaVern Sandell- Anniv.
  11:30 a.m. t Bronislawa Spytek
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, June 24
6:45 a.m. t Alexander Puzak
Tuesday, June 25
6:45 a.m. t Poor Souls
Wednesday, June 26
6:45 a.m. t Pauline Symanski - Anniv.
Thursday, June 27
  6:45 a.m. t Karl & Maria Freisies - Anniv. Karl
Friday, June 28
  6:45 a.m. Gerald & Alice Sauer
Saturday, June 29
8:00 a.m. t Joseph Biernat, Sr.
    4:30 p.m. t Deceased Members of the
                              Lipa Family
Sunday, June 30
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m. t Jacob & Sophie Lenart
  10:00 a.m. t Stephen Kozlak - Anniv.
  11:30 a.m. t Maria & Wawrzyiec Halak
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of June 23, 2002
Sunday:             Jer 20:10-13; Rom 5:12-15; Mt 10:26-33
Vigil:                Jer 1:4-10; 1 Pt 1:8-12; Lk1:5-17
Monday:            Is 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66,80
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:           2 Kgs 24:8-17; Mt 7:21-29
Friday:               2 Kgs 25:1-12; Mt 8:1-4
Saturday:            Acts 12:1-11; 2 Tm 4:6-8,17-18; Mt 16:13-19
Next Sunday:       2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a; Rom 6:3-4, 8-11; Mt 10:37-42

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