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"Don't sweat the small stuff' seems to express Jesus' attitude toward the Samaritans not wanting Him in their town. The disciples craved revenge for the snub but Jesus simply led them to another place where they were welcome. He was going to Jerusalem where He knew He would be executed. The feud in which the Samaritans were engaged was the least of His concerns. This week, ask for the grace to know what is truly important enough to invest your energy in it.


Goal-                                                                                          $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)           $1,156,695.20
Pledge payments still outstanding                                                 $ 293,234.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                                        $ 50,070.50

This week letters were sent regarding the "Continuing Our Tradition" campaign at Holy Cross. With the campaign at midpoint, the letter you receive does one of the following:

  1. If you have pledged, you received a summary of amount paid to date and any remaining balance.

  2. If you have not contributed in any way to the campaign, you are asked to prayerfully consider a gift (one time, larger gift or a monthly donation) using the yellow "Continuing Our Tradition" envelope in your envelope packet.

  3. If you have completed your pledge or in the past made a larger gift, you are asked to consider another gift or pledge at this time.
   4. If you are a new parishioner, the letter explains what this campaign is about and how you can help.

With 2 1/2 years to go, everyone is asked to be attentive to helping in this effort. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the parish office during the week.

Thank you!

Father David Ostrowski, Pastor

Offertory Collection
June 20,2004..............................$5,950.85 

THE PEACE MASS at Holy Cross will be on Tuesday, June 29. Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and Mass at 7:00 p.m. Receive a copy of our Blessed Virgin Mary's message given to the world at Medjugorje just six hours before. Refreshments to follow.
                                             PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                                  ADORATION NEWS

To be fit for the Kingdom of God we must keep our eyes on Jesus. May we have a prayerful heart, so as to give GOD the homage and worship that is due HIM. We have an Adoration Chapel, so let us visit that Chapel with thanksgiving and prayer.

The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: 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 - Today our parish participates in the Peter's Pence 2004 Collection for the works of the Holy Father. Each year the Holy Father asks us to help him provide our neediest brothers and sisters throughout the world those who suffer due to war, oppression, and natural disaster. Join the Holy Father in this act of justice and kindness. Please pray for the Holy Father and give generously to this special appeal. Thank you.
PARISH CALENDAR - Enclosed with this week's bulletin is the 2004-2005 Holy Cross Parish Calendar. Please keep this calendar available as a reference of scheduled activities at Holy Cross.


Saturday, June 26
    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
Monday, June 28
    6:45 a.m. t Deceased Members of the Laskow Family
Tuesday, June 29
    6:45 a.m. t Andrew Traczyk
Wednesday, June 30
    6:45 a.m. t Gladys Johnson - Anniv.
Thursday, July 1
    6:45 a.m. t Marge Urbaniak
Friday, July 2
    6:45 a.m. t Peter P. Haider - Anniv.
Saturday, July 3
    8:00 a.m. t Vincent Tomczyk
    4:30 p.m. t Sophie & Joseph Jadlowski
Sunday, July 4
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Barbara Lamusga
  10:00 a.m. t Dyme Niznik
  11:30 a.m. t Carrie Hrbechek
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of June 27, 2004

Sunday: 1 Kgs 19:16b, 19-21; Gal 5:1, 13-18; Lk 9:51-62
Monday: Am 2:6-10,13-16; Mt 8:18-22
Tuesday: Acts 12:1-11; 2 Tm 4:6-8,17-18; Mt 16:13-19
Wednesday: Am 5:14-15, 21-24; Mt 8:28-34
Thursday: Am 7:10-17; Mt 9:1-8
Friday: Am 8:4-6, 9-12; Mt 9:9-13
Saturday: Eph 2:19-22; Jn 20:24-29
Next Sunday: Is 66:10-14c; Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-12, 17-20

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