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Avoid greed in all its forms. People may be wealthy, but their possessions do not guarantee them life." This is the teaching of Jesus who demands a counter cultural stance in our consumer society. What form does your greed take? Ask for the grace to hold power and possessions lightly.


The 2004 Fall Festival Raffle tickets are available at the University Avenue entrance to Church. Please help by picking up your tickets. If you are able to deliver tickets to a relative or neighbor, please do so.

Thank you!


Goal -                                                                       $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)   $1,196,115.20
Pledge payments still outstanding                                      255,949.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                           $ 47,935.50

Your generous gifts, memorials and pledge payments are greatly appreciated as we continue to work towards our goal. The yellow envelope in the envelope packet mailed to your home can be used for gifts and pledge payments.

Thank you!

Offertory Collection
July 25,2004..................................$5,671.12

THANK YOU for continuing to save aluminum cans. The money raised from recycling the aluminum goes towards the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign and your help makes a big difference! Bags of aluminum cans can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or by the garages behind the rectory.

                                           PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                               ADORATION NEWS

In today's Gospel for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time we are warned about growing rich for ourselves instead of growing rich in the sight of GOD.

Mother Teresa writes, "Look at JESUS. Let us give ourselves up to HIM, and trust in HIM entirely. Only then will our doubts melt away and our hearts will be at peace." Visit the chapel to obtain that peace.

The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Tuesday 9:00 a.m., Tuesday 1:00 p.m., Friday Noon, Friday 4:00 p.m. and Saturday Noon. For more information call 612-605-2558 or 612-781-4806. Thank you!

ATTENTION FAMILIES: Mark your calendar now for the 2nd Annual Holy Cross All Saint's Party to be held on Saturday, October 30th, 2004 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Kolbe Hall. Start thinking about which saint, biblical character, pope or bishop you want to come dressed as. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please call Carrie Boeser (612-789-5714) or Deb Jurek (763-571-0055).
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS will be held at Holy Cross this Saturday, August 7 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 attend.


Saturday, July 31
    4:30 p.m. t Phyllis Oberg
Sunday,August 1
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Annette Nawara
  10:00 a.m. t Joseph & Emily Stanczuk
  11:30 a.m. t Adam Rajtar
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, August 2
    6:45 a.m. t Alojzy & Anna Bishop
Tuesday, August 3
    6:45 a.m. t Casmier, John & Anna Ratay
Wednesday, August 4
    6:45 a.m. t Sophie Vlach - Ushers
Thursday, August 5
    6:45 a.m. t Kermit & Ann Sherman
Friday, August 6
    6:45 a.m. t John & Francis Chorzempa- Anniv. John
Saturday, August 7
    8:00 a.m. t Felicia & Stanley Brya and Mary Tabenski
    4:30 p.m. t LaVern Sandell
Sunday, August 8
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Agnes Wojtowicz Padula
  10:00 a.m. t Ron & Tim Mrozka
  11:30 a.m. t Maria & Henryk Harsim
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of August 1, 2004

Sunday: Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23; Col 3:1-5, 9-11; Lk 12:13-21
Monday: Jer 28:1-17; Mt 14:13-21
Tuesday: Jer 30:1-2,12-15,18-22; Mt 14:22-36
Wednesday: Jer 31 :1-7; Mt 15:21-28
Thursday: Jer 31:31-34; Mt 16:13-23
Friday: Dn 7:9-10,13-14; 2 Pt 1:16-19; Lk 9:28b-36
Saturday: Hb 1 :12--2:4; Mt 17:14-20
Next Sunday: Wis 18:6-9; Heb 11:1-2,8-19; Lk 12:32-48

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