Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross 


Have you ever tromped through a cornfield this time of the year? It's early enough yet in many places that an adult can still be seen over the tops of the growing corn. In a few weeks, that won't be possible. The corn will overshadow any person walking in the field. As the cobs on the corn stalks grow, the plants will produce a rich harvest.

Our growth in the Christian life may not be as dramatic as the few short months it takes for a field of seed to be transformed into full granaries. When you look at a field day after day it's hard to notice growth. But it's clearly there. You may not be able to see from day to day that there is much change, but from week to week or month to month you notice the difference.

Maybe today's Christian living isn't much different from yesterday's. But what about from last year's? or five years ago? If you can't see much difference over that span of time, when will you be ready for the harvest?


Goal -                                                                                 $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)   $1,374,271.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                         $ 125,728.30

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

Offertory Collection
July 3,2005...................................$5,827.77


                Matthew L. Heilmer & Deborah L. Johnson - III
                      PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC

Come and visit JESUS whenever you can at the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.

Open Hours: Sunday 3:00 PM; Wednesday 10:00 AM and Thursday 11:00 AM.

Other early hours are listed in the Chapel. To have questions answered or for more information call 612-605- 2558 or 612-781-4806. Thank you!
JEFF CAVINS Great Adventure Bible Timeline video series will be offered this Fall at Holy Cross. We are looking for adults to enroll in this two year program. Tentative classes: Sunday 7:00-9:00 p.m., Tuesday 9:00-11:00 a.m., Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m. (minimum of 6 participants per class). Cost of the course material - $30 +ship. Registration beginning end of July. Please watch the parish bulletins for more information.


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

Thank you!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO STANLEY MARCINIAK who is celebrating his 90th Birthday this weekend at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. After Mass everyone is invited to Kolbe Hall for refreshments. God's blessings to Stan and his family.


Saturday, July 9
    4:30 p.m. t Dyme Niznik
Sunday, July 10
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t George & Ann Kordiak
  10:00 a.m. Stanley Marciniak - 90th Birthday
  11:30 a.m. t Suzanne Kopyto
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, July 11
    6:45 a.m. t Chester Cerepak
Tuesday, July 12
    6:45 a.m. t Albin, Stella and Raymond Daniels
Wednesday, July 13
    6:45 a.m. t Genevieve Crepeau
Thursday, July 14
    6:45 a.m. t Peter & Wanda Tobias
Friday, July 15
    6:45 a.m. t Joseph & Emily Stanczuk
Saturday, July 16
    8:00 a.m. t Andrew Traczyk
    1:00 p.m. Matthew Heilmer & Deborah Johnson - Wedding
    4:30 p.m. t Frances Smietana
Sunday, July 17
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Stella Misura
  10:00 a.m. t Violet Cimachowicz - Anniv.
  11:30 a.m. t Genevieve Radzilowski
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of July 10, 2005

Sunday: Is 55:10-11, Rom 8:18-23, Mt 13:1-23
Monday: Ex 1:8-14, 22, Mt 10:34-11:1
Tuesday: Ex 2:1-15a, Mt 11:20-24
Wednesday: Ex 3:1-6, 9-12, Mt 11:25-27
Thursday: Ex 3:13-20, Mt 11:28-30
Friday: Ex 11:10-12:14, Mt 12:1-8
Saturday: Ex 12:37-42, Mt 12:14-21 (394)
Next Sunday: Wis 12:13, 16-19, Rom 8:26-27, Mt 13:24-43


July 13, 1960

July 13, 1960

John F. Kennedy is nominated
for the presidency at the
Democratic Convention in Los Angeles.

July 15, 1965
Mariner 4 begins sending photos back
to Earth from Mars.