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Today's Gospel parable reminds us that even when we're trying to do good not everything turns out perfectly. The man who sowed the seed in his field desired a good harvest. He sowed good seed. But an enemy contaminated the good seed, and so the wheat grew along with the weeds until harvest time.

It's like that for humankind. We may want everything to be perfect. But the reality of human life is that we are subject to the effects of sin, even when we may be striving our best to do good. Wherever humans are involved, there is always a mixture of weeds and wheat. Whether it is our national government, our Church community, our local group of friends, or our own personal lives, evil (or sinfulness) is mixed up with good.

One response taken by some to such a situation is to give up, to despair, to say, "It's never going to get better." The parable encourages us not to lose hope. Instead, we keep striving for good, just like the wheat that keeps growing toward harvest.


Goal -                                                                                        $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)          $1,375,636.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                                $ 124,363.30

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

Offertory Collection
July 10, 12005.....


During the summer months there will not be a cantor at the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday. There will be fewer hymns sung at this Mass and the Psalm will be recited.

During the summer some lights in the Church will not be turned on. This will help keep the Church a bit cooler.

The center sanctuary window is propped open with heavy duty chains for better air circulation.

The painting of the vestibule has begun a week earlier than what was announced in last week's bulletin.

THANK YOU TO VICKI BROUSSEAU who has coordinated the Sunday School Program at Holy Cross for many years. For personal reasons she has resigned as Coordinator. We will miss her wonderful work with the children. Thank you Vicki!

A new coordinator is needed. If you can take over the leadership of the Sunday School Program, please contact the Parish Office.


The 2005 Fall Festival Raffle tickets are available at the University Avenue entrance to the Church. Please help by picking up your Festival tickets.

Thank you!

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Saturday, July 16
    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
  11:30 a.m. t Genevieve Radzilowski
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, July 18
    6:45 a.m. t Roy & Helen Cooper
Tuesday, July 19
    6:45 a.m. t Anna ptak
Wednesday, July 20
    6:45 a.m. t Caroline Przesmicki
Thursday, July 21
    6:45 a.m. Horowicki & Foster Families - Special Intention
Friday, July 22
    6:45 a.m. t Kermit & Ann Sherman
Saturday, July 23
    8:00 a.m. t Mary Ronyak
    4:30 p.m. t Walter Zyla & Palka Family
Sunday, July 24
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Wally Lazinski, Stanley Nawara and Scott Simmons
  10:00 a.m. t Angie & Joe Waletzko
  11:30 a.m. t Adam Rajtar
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of July 17, 2005

Sunday: Wis 12:13, 16-19, Rom 8:26-27, Mt 13:24-43
Monday: Ex 14:5-18, Mt 12:38-42
Tuesday: Ex 14:21-15:1, Mt 12:46-50
Wednesday: Ex 16:1-5,9-15, Mt 13:1-9
Thursday: Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b, Mt 13:10-17
Friday: Ex 20:1-17, Jn 20:1-2, 11-18
Saturday: Ex 24:3-8, Mt 13:24-30
Next Sunday: 1 Kgs 3:5,7-12, Rom 8:28-30, Mt 13:44-5


July 17, 1955

Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California.
July 20, 1976
Viking I lands on Mars.

Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California.
July 20, 1976
Viking I lands on Mars.