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When the time comes, many of us will likely be buried in a grave. Some of us may be interred in a crypt, while others might have their remain cremated. Some few of us may have made arrangements for our body to be used for medical teaching or research. Whatever the disposition of our physical remains, that is not all that is left of us.

We've all died once already: in our baptism. That death has given us a new life that endures beyond the grave. So our "remains" are more than just the remnant of our flesh and blood that lie lifeless after our death.

Our "remains" are also all the good that we have done in our "living for God in Christ Jesus" (Romans 6: 11). Some of the early Fathers of the Church used to speak about the transitory nature of life in this world. They would compare this life with "eternal" life. What finally does remain is not our body, but our life in God - our righteousness and our love.


Goal -                                                                                  $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)    $1,371,192.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                          $ 128,807.30

We appreciate the kindness of all who continue to give gifts and make pledge payments. Thank you!

Semi-annual statements have been mailed to parishioners to update the balance due on their pledge.

Offertory Collection
June 19, 2005.................................$6,223.83


                Matthew L. Heilmer & Debra L. Johnson - I
SANCTUARY WINDOW - The center stained glass window in the Sanctuary is open for air circulation. Though to the eye it looks like it is "falling", the window is held securely in place by two strong chains.
PETER'S PENCE COLLECTION Today our parish participates in the 2005 Peter's Pence Collection for the Works of the Holy Father. Please help the pope provide immediate disaster relief and emergency aid to those suffering the effects of war, natural disaster, or oppression throughout the world. In doing   so, we join one billion Catholic brothers and sisters in acting to share God's love in the world. Thank you.
THE PEACE MASS at Holy Cross will be on Tuesday, June 28. Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and Mass at 7:00 p.m. Receive a copy our Blessed Virgin Mary's message given to the world six hours before. Refreshments to follow.

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HOLY CROSS FESTIVAL - Is this the year that you chair the Holy Cross Festival? We have great notes, great people to work with, and are open to new ideas. Call the Parish Office weekdays - 612-789-7238.
PARISH CALENDAR - Enclosed with this week's bulletin is the 2005-2006 Holy Cross Parish Calendar. Please keep this calendar as a reference of scheduled activities at Holy Cross.


Saturday, June 25
    4:30 p.m. t Martina Swedberg
Sunday, June 26
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. The Sikora and 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
Monday, June 27
    6:45 a.m. t Loretta Wykrent
Tuesday, June 28
    6:45 a.m. t William Bogucki
Wednesday, June 29
    6:45 a.m. t Florence Wratkowski - ERS
Thursday, June 30
    6:45 a.m. t Gladys Johnson
Friday, July 1
    6:45 a.m. For Health of John Klinger
Saturday, July 2
    8:00 a.m. t Sophie Biernat - ERS
    4:30 p.m. t Media Kozacz
Sunday, July 3
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Jacob & Sophie Lenart
  10:00 a.m. t Joseph Jedlenski
  11:30 a.m. t Carrie Krbechek
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of June 26, 2005

Sunday: 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a, Rom 6:3-4, 8-11, Mt 10:37-42
Monday: Gn 18:16-33, Mt 8:18-22
Tuesday: Gn 19:15-29, Mt 8:23-27
Wednesday: Vigil: Acts 3: 1-1 0, Ga1 1:11-20, Jn 21:15-19;
                   Day: Acts 12:1-11, 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18, Mt 16:13-19
Thursday: Gn 22:1b-19, Mt 9:1-8
Friday: Gn 23:1-4, 19; 24:1-8, 62-67, Mt 9:9-13
Saturday: Gn 27:1-5, 15-29, Mt 9:14-17
Next Sunday: lec 9:9-10, Rom 8:9,11-13, Mt 11:25-30


June 26, 1945

June 26, 1945

The charter for the United Nations is signed
in San Francisco by 50 nations.

June 29, 1972
The Supreme Court strikes down the death penalty
as practiced in the United States.