Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross 


Did you notice the actions of Jesus in today's Gospel? He took bread and fish, said a blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples.

Sound familiar? It's the same thing he did with bread and wine at the Last Supper. Took, blessed, broke, gave! And, it is the same thing that we do at Mass every Sunday.

The story of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes isn't so much about the miracle of more bread and fish as it is about what Jesus did: he took, blessed, broke, and gave. And all were satisfied.

In the Eucharist we celebrate we are satisfied too. God satisfies our hunger and nourishes us with love.


Goal -                                                                                 $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)    $1,379,216.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                         $ 120,783.30

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

Offertory Collection
July 24,2005................................$5,344.92

THE FAMILY OF EDWIN KRAWCZYNSKI wishes to thank Father David, Sister Benita and Sister Donna for the beautiful funeral service. A special thank you to the Altar Boys, Dave Mertsdorf and Paul Gerike for providing the music during Mass. Thank you to the ladies of the Funeral Luncheon Committee. You do a great job!
                                   PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC

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

Open Hours: Tuesday 10:00 PM; Wednesday 10:00 AM; 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!
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS will be held at Holy Cross this Saturday, Aug. 6 at 7:45 a.m. with praying of the first three decades of the Rosary and Mass at 8:00 a.m. After Mass our devotions will continue with praying of the final two decades of the Rosary, prayer and meditation. All are welcome to participate.
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.


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


Saturday, July 30
    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
Monday, August 1
    6:45 a.m. t Sophie Biernat - Ushers
Tuesday, August 2
    6:45 a.m. t Ted & Evelyn Krawczynski
Wednesday, August 3
    6:45 a.m. t Ann Johnson - ERS
Thursday, August 4
    6:45 a.m. t Frances Flannigan
Friday, August 5
    6:45 a.m. t Casmier, Joseph & Anna Ratay
Saturday, August 6
    8:00 a.m. t Franciszek & Marya Narog
    4:30 p.m. t Marge Urbaniak
Sunday, August 7
Nineteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Mr. & Mrs. Edward Westfall and Sons - Edward and Jerry
  10:00 a.m. t Stephen Kozlak
  11:30 a.m. t Deceased Members of the Koson & Sikora Families
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of July 31, 2005

Sunday: Is 55:1-3, Rom 8:35, 37-39, Mt 14:13-21
Monday: Nm 11:4b-15, Mt 14:22-36
Tuesday: Nm 12:1-13, Mt 15:1-2, 10-14
Wednesday: Nm 13:1-2,25-14:1, 26-29a, 34-35, Mt 15:21-28
Thursday: Nm 20:1-13, Mt 16:13-23
Friday: Dt 4:32-40, Mt 16:24-28
Saturday: Dn 7:9-10,13-14, 2 Pt 1:16-19, Mt 17:1-9
Next Sunday: 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a, Rom 9:1-5, Mt 14:22-33

August 5, 1914

August 5, 1914
The first traffic light is installed at the corner of
Euclid Avenue & E. 105th St. in Cleveland, Ohio.

August 6, 1787
The first draft of the Constitution
is debated in Philadelphia.