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The Colossus of Rhodes was a huge statue that stood at the entrance to the port of Rhodes in the Mediterranean. It was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. When the Statue of Liberty was erected in New York harbor, Emma Lazarus wrote a poem titled, "The New Colossus." In her vision, Liberty had supplanted the "storied pomp" of the past.

In his letter to the Romans, St. Paul suggests that, for the Christian, our past lives have been supplanted by the life of Christ. We now have the Spirit of God dwelling in us.

The promise of hope for a new life that the Statue of Liberty represented for so many immigrants pales in comparison to the promise of new life that Christ gives us in baptism. In Christ we are made free from sin and death. In him we become citizens of the new and eternal Jerusalem!


Goal -                                                                                 $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)   $1,372,862.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                         $ 127.137.30

We are grateful for the gifts given in Memory of
Stephen Janowiec, Walter Gliniany and Charles Myers.

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

Offertory Collection
June 26,2005.............................$5,336.69


          Matthew L. Heilmer & Deborah L. Johnson - II
PETER'S PENCE COLLECTION Thank you for your generous contributions totaling $1,880 to the Collection for the Works of the Holy Father. Your participation is an act of love and solidarity and we are most grateful. May God bless you.
THANK YOU to the good Samaritans at Holy Cross who helped me when I fell last Saturday at the 4:30 p.m. Mass. May God bless each of you! - Helen Fuss

In need of a prayer? All requests are confidential!
Call 612-789-7238 weekdays or
leave a message at 763-572-1713.


The 2005 Fall Festival Raffle tickets will be available at the University Avenue entrance to the Church next weekend - July 9 & 10. Please help by picking up your Festival tickets next weekend.

THE PARISH OFFICE will be closed on Monday in observance of the 4th of July holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th.
EXTRA COPIES OF THE 2005-2006 HOLY CROSS PARISH CALENDAR are available at the University entrance to Church or at the Rectory weekdays. The calendar was included with last week's bulletin.


Saturday, July 2
    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 Parishioenrs
Monday, July 4
    9:00 a.m. t Barbara Lamsuga
Tuesday, July 5
    6:45 a.m. t Stanley & Barbara Laskow
Wednesday, July 6
    6:45 a.m. t Franciszka Szaflarski
Thursday, July 7
    6:45 a.m. t Stella Glenn - ERS
Friday, July 8
    6:45 a.m. t Mary Zajac - Anniv.
Saturday, July 9
    8:00 a.m. t Parents of Robert & Cecelia Velst
    4:30 p.m. t Dyme Niznik
Sunday, July 10
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Anne & George Kordiak
  10:00 a.m. Stanley Marciniak - 90th Birthday
  11:30 a.m. t Suzanne Kopyto
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of July 3, 2005

Sunday: Zec 9:9-10, Rom 8:9,11-13, Mt 11:25-30
Monday: Gn 28:10-22a, Mt 9:18-26
Tuesday: Gn 32:23-33, Mt 9:32-38
Wednesday: Gn 41:55-57; 42:5-7a, 17-24a, Mt 10:1-7
Thursday: Gn 44:18-21, 23b-29; 45:1-5, Mt 10:7-15
Friday: Gn 46:1-7,28-30, Mt 10:16-23
Saturday: Gn 49:29-32; 50: 15-26a, Mt 10:24-33
Next Sunday: Is 55:10-11, Rom 8:18-23, Mt 13:1-23


July 4, 1826
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both
die on this day, the 50th anniversary of the
Declaration of Independence.

July 7, 1981
Sandra Day O'Connor is the first woman
nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.