Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross 


It is easy to imagine the disciples being tossed about in the boat in a raging storm. Given the limited understanding of the natural world in those days, it is easy to see why the disciples would be prepared to imagine a ghost coming toward them.

What is harder to fathom is that Jesus was walking across the water and that Peter thought he could do the same.

Matthew preserved this encounter in his Gospel to highlight the developing understanding of the disciples as to who Jesus was. He is "truly the Son of God" to whom homage is given.

Over the years, how has your understanding of who Jesus is deepened and grown?


Goal -                                                                                   $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)     $1,380,916.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                          $ 119,083.30

Thank you for the gifts received in Memory of
Louise Cierzan, Edwin Krawczynski and
Scott Januszewski.

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

Offertory Collection
July 31,2005.................................$6,913.90

                        FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
                                    Notes from Father David

The painting and decorating of the church and vestibule by Conrad Schmitt Studios, New Berlin, WI, is complete. Please stop and take a look. It's beautiful! The statues will be painted and placed back in their appropriate niches as soon as possible.
The painting in the school gym, stage, balcony, stairwells and ceiling with necessary repairs by Advance Companies are all complete.
The roof over the south side of the recreation center (area between the gym and school) is being worked on now by Berwald Roofing and should be finished soon. Interior repairs on the water-damaged classroom will be done by Advance Companies.
The sidewalks in front of the rectory, church and along 17th Avenue have been replaced this past week by the City of Minneapolis. Many areas were tripping hazards or deteriorated due to erosion. We will be assessed per foot for this work.
Other summer repair work includes asbestos removal in the school, replacing the lavatory sinks in the school, replacing a steam valve in the gym, and replacing furnace pump motors in the school boiler and rectory furnace.
The majority of these projects were made possible through the kindness of a parishioner who remembered Holy Cross in his Will, We are grateful for his thoughtfulness and generosity.

LADIES - AS A SAFETY PRECAUTION when coming to Communion, please take your purse with you so that it is not a temptation to someone else. Sorry to say, not everyone in Church comes to pray.
                                       PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC

Come and visit JESUS whenever you can at the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel. Open Hours: Monday 7:00 a.m.; Tuesday 10:00 p.m.; Thursday 11:00 a.m.; Thursday 2:00 p.m. and Friday 4:00 p.m. 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!


Saturday, August 6
    4:30 p.m. t Marge Urbaniak
Sunday, August 7
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Mr. & Mrs. Fred Westfall and Sons - Edward and Jerry
  10:00 a.m. t Stephen Kozlak
  11:30 a.m. t Deceased Members of Koson and Sikora Families
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, August 8
    6:45 a.m. t Henry Tobias
Tuesday, August 9
    6:45 a.m. t Jacob & Helen Wratkowski - Anniv. Jacob
Wednesday, August 10
    6:45 a.m. t Albin, Stella & Raymond Daniels
Thursday, August 11
    6:45 a.m. t Valentine Fischer
Friday, August 12
    6:45 a.m. t Kermit & Ann Sherman
Saturday, August 13
    8:00 a.m. t Felicia & Stanley Brya and Mary McFarland
    4:30 p.m. Sister M. Andree, OSF - 60th Anniversary
Sunday, August 14
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Isidore Murlowski
  10:00 a.m. t Donald Resch
  11:30 a.m. t Jim Wolyniec - PHN
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of August 7, 2005

Sunday: 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a, Rom 9:1-5, Mt 14:22-33
Monday: Dt 10: 12-22, Mt 17:22-27
Tuesday: Dt 31:1-8, Mt 18:1-5,10,12-14
Wednesday: 2 Cor 9:6-10, In 12:24-26
Thursday: Jos 3:7-10a, 11, 13-17, Mt 18:21-19:1
Friday: Jos 24:1-13, Mt 19:3-12
Saturday: Jos 24:14-29, Mt 19:13-15
Next Sunday: Is 56:1,6-7, Rom 11:13-15,29-32, Mt 15:21-28


August 8, 1945

August 8, 1945

President Truman signs the United Nations Charter
making the United States the first nation
to complete ratification.

August 12, 1887
Thomas Edison develops the phonograph.