Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Jesus was kind. He knew that the crowd who had gathered to listen to Him needed food for their bellies as well as for their spirits. He chose to take advantage of this "teachable moment" to co-create community with them. You're all hungry, He told them, so share what you have with those around you. And they did and soon every person was satisfied. Who is hungry in your neighborhood?


Goal - $1,500,000.00
Pledges & Gifts - - $1.281.560.00
Needed to reach Goal - $ 218,440.00

Pledges & Gifts - $1,281,560.00
Paid to date - - $ 654.045.70
Outstanding - $ 627,514.30

We are $218,440 away from our goal. If you were unable to give a gift or make a pledge in the past and are able to do so now, or to give a second year gift, please use the yellow envelopes in the envelope packet mailed to your home. There are also extra pledge cards at the doors of the church. Thank you!


Cash donations also accepted.

Our Confirmation Candidates are sponsoring an Aluminum Recycling Drive through September to help purchase new tables and chairs for Kolbe Center. The cost for the tables and chairs totals approximately $17,000. Thus far we have $7,140.00. The cost of one table and ten chairs is $600.00. Bags of aluminum cans (pop or beer) can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or by the garages behind the rectory. If you cannot save aluminum, cash donations are also accepted! Questions? Call Sister Benita evenings at 612-789-9168.


Jesus shows His love by giving:
              The Incarnation
            His Commandments
          His Sacraments
         His Holy Church
          His Body and Blood
       His Mother

Let us give thanks and adoration in the Adoration Chapel where He is truly present day and night.

The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Tuesday 4:00 a.m. and 11 :00 a.m. and Thursday 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For information call 763-788-4279 or 612-781-4806. Thank you.

               Matthew S. Heikkila & Teresa V. Levitski -I
THANK YOU for your generosity last weekend for the Vincentian Congregation Mission Appeal. Our parish offered $1,480.00 for the missionary work in India. Please continue to pray for God's blessings on the missionaries and their work.
FALL FESTIVAL MEETING on Monday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Room. The meeting is open to everyone interested in helping at this year's Festival. We ask that all chair people please attend.

Offertory Collection
July 28,2002..................................$5,072.75


Saturday, August 3
4:30 p.m. t David Smoter
Sunday, August 4
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m. t John & Divine Deminsky
  10:00 a.m. t Ignatik Family - Special Intention
  11:30 a.m. t Frank Grotkowska & Deceased Family
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, August 5
6:45 a.m. t Bill & Kathy Kozlak - Wedding Anniversary
Tuesday, August 6
6:45 a.m. t John & Francis Chorzempa - Anniv. John
Wednesday, August 7
6:45 a.m. t Stephen J. Nalepka
Thursday, August 8
6:45 a.m. t Don & Olga Weyek
Friday, August 9
6:45 a.m. t Jacob & Helen Wratkowski
Saturday, August 10
8:00 a.m. t Felicia & Stanley Brya and Mary McFarland
    4:30 p.m. t Raymond, Stella and Albin Daniels
Sunday, August 11
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m. t Edward Sroka
  10:00 a.m. t Gary Cloutier
  11:30 a.m. t Maria & Henryk Harasim
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of August 4, 2002
Sunday:           Is 55:1-3; Rom 8:35, 37-39;  Mt 14:13-21
Monday:         Jer 28:1-17;  Mt 14:22-36
Tuesday:         Dn 7:9-10, 13-14;  2 Pt 1:16-19; Mt 17:1-9
Wednesday:     Jer 31:1-7;  Mt 15:21-28
Thursday:        Jer 31:31-34;  Mt 16:13-23
Friday:            Na 2:1, 3; 3:1-3;  Mt 16:24-28
Saturday:        2 Cor 9:6-10;  Jn 12:24-26
Next Sunday:   1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a; Rom 9:1-5; Mt 14:22-33

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