It is a common maxim to proclaim that we spend time or money on what we value. Whether it is a fast car, good food, charitable giving, attendance at children's sporting events, or volunteering for a cause; if we didn't find a value in it, we wouldn't buy it or do it.
The parables in today's Gospel suggest the same thing. Where our treasure is, there our heart lies. When we find the right pearl, we'll do anything to get it.
Summertime gives many of us a break from the routine of the rest of the year. Many of us take at least some vacation time during the summer months. Maybe we can take a little time to consider what we do with all we earn and how we allocate our time during the year. Are we using our resources wisely? Is what we have, what we really need? What is our pearl, our treasure?
|THE PEACE MASS at Holy Cross will be on Tuesday, July 26. 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.
CONTINUING OUR TRADITION - July 17, 2005
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts) $1,377,646.70
Pledge still outstanding
Thank you to the Provos Family for the gift
in Memory of Kenneth Fitzgerald.
Thank you to the Godava Family for the gift
in Memory of Barbara Godava Stone.
Thank you to the Family & Friends
of Joseph Dudziak for the gifts given in his Memory
We appreciate the kindness of all who continue to give gifts and
make pledge payments. Thank you!
July 17, 2005..................................$5,944.52
|PLEASE CONTINUE TO SAVE ALUMINUM CANS. Bags of aluminum cans
(pop or beer only) can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or
the garages behind the rectory. Monies received from the aluminum goes towards
the Continuing Our Tradition Campaign.
Make a Sacrificial Holy Hour
In the middle of the night in the Garden at Gethsemane Christ
asked His apostles: "Could you not watch one hour with Me?"
(Matthew 26:40) And HE is still asking the question: "Can you not
watch one hour with ME?"
The Stations of the Cross are a continual reminder of the Passion
and Death of Our Lord and should serve as a never-ending source for meditation
during a Holy Hour.
Come during the night to Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Adore HIM.
Plead with HIM. Make reparation to HIM for your sins. Thank HIM for all
the good things in your life.
PLEDGE A WEEKLY NIGHT-TIME HOLY HOUR!
Open Hours: Sunday 2:00 PM; Wednesday 10:00 AM; Thursday 11:00 AM and Saturday 9:00 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!
HOLY CROSS PRAYER LINE
In need of a prayer? All requests are confidential!
Call 612-789-7238 weekdays or
leave a message at 763-572-1713.
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, July 23
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 & Scott Simmons
10:00 a.m. t Angie & Joe Waletzko
11:30 a.m. t Adam Rajtar
6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, July 25
6:45 a.m. t Helen Danaj
Tuesday, July 26
6:45 a.m. t Mary Dec
Wednesday, July 27
6:45 a.m. t Stanley Lipa - Anniv.
Thursday, July 28
6:45 a.m. t Mitchell Kozacz - Anniv.
Friday, July 29
6:45 a.m. t Eleanor O'Connell
Saturday, July 30
8:00 a.m. t Joseph Biernat Sr., Walter Biernat, John
Biernat, Helen Wickman & Frances Thompson
4:30 p.m. t Tom Soltys
Sunday, July 31
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m. t William Bogucki
10:00 a.m. t John Motyl - Anniv.
11:30 a.m. t Jaroslaw Salapata
6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Readings for the Week of July 24, 2005
Sunday: 1 Kgs 3:5,7-12, Rom 8:28-30, Mt 13:44-52
Monday: 2 Cor 4:7-15, Mt 20:20-28
Tuesday: Ex 33:7-11; 34:5b-9, 28, Mt 13:36-43
Wednesday: Ex 34:29-35, Mt 13:44-46
Thursday: Ex 40:16-21, 34-38, Mt 13:47-53
Friday: Lv 23:1, 4-11,15-16,27, 34b-37, Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42
Saturday: Lv 25:1,8-17, Mt 14:1-12
Next Sunday: Is 55:1-3, Rom 8:35,37-39, Mt 14:13-21
IN HISTORY THIS WEEK:
July 26 1945
July 26 1945
Winston Churchill resigns as British prime minister
after the defeat of the Labor Pariy.
July 29, 1958
The National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) is established.
|THANK YOU TO VICKI BROUSSEAU who
has coordinated the Sunday School Program at Holy Cross for many
years. For personal reasons she has resigned. We will miss her wonderful work
with the children.
A new coordinator is needed. If you can take over the leadership of
the Sunday School Program, please contact the Parish Office.