Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Jesus said to His disciples:

Do not live in fear.
It has pleased your Father to give you the kingdom.
Sell what you have and give alms.
Get purses for yourself that do not wear out,
a never-failing treasure with the Lord.
Wherever your treasure lies, there your heart will be.
What do you say to Jesus in reply?


Goal -                                                                                $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)  $1,203,498.20
Pledge payments still outstanding                                        $ 254,364.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                               $ 42,137.50

We are grateful to Lucylle Solem for the generous
gift given to Holy Cross Parish in her Will.
Thank you to everyone for the increased number
of gifts to the Campaign. God bless you all!

The yellow envelope in the envelope packet mailed to your home can be used for gifts and pledge payments.

Offertory Collection
August 1,2004...............................$6,869.00

FATHER JERRY DANIELS, from the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi, will be with us on August 14 & 15 to appeal for help for the Diocese of Jackson, the largest diocese east of the Mississippi River, where the Catholic population is 48,000. Mission appeals make it possible for over 1000 poor and underprivileged children to attend pre-school and elementary school in the Diocese of Jackson. Because of these programs, they are also able to feed several hundred children and young people in the summertime at mission schools. Because of the generosity of the people who participate in the appeals, people who have the fewest opportunities are given choices they would never experience.
                                         PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                              ADORATION NEWS

Today is the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Be Prepared! If we do not have our hearts set on our true treasure, JESUS, then let us turn our hearts and thoughts to HIM, our true treasure. Visit HIM weekly, or more often. Choose an open hour.

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!
PLEASE CONTINUE 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. Thank you.
                                         FAITH FORMATION

Registration for religion classes and First Communion preparation will again be this weekend after the Masses. It will only take a few minutes. Come to the Sacristy.

This registration includes:

All children who will attend public school and be in grades 1-8 next school year.
Children who will be in grade 2 in preparation for First Holy Communion whether they attend public school or Pope John Paul II Catholic School.

Please make use of this opportunity. Any questions, please call Sister Donna (evenings) at 612-789-9168.


Saturday, August 7
    4:30 p.m. t LaVern Sandell
Sunday, August 8
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. Agnes Wojtowicz Padula
  10:00 a.m. t Ron & Tim Mrozka
  11:30 a.m. t Maria & Henryk Harsin
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, August 9
6:45 a.m. t Jacob & Helen Wratkowski - Anniv. Jacob
Tuesday, August 10
    6:45 a.m. t Frances Jenkins
Wednesday, August 11
    6:45 a.m. t Anna, Anton, Pauline & Bridget Fussy
Thursday, August 12
    6:45 a.m. t Ann & Kermit Sherman
Friday, August 13
    6:45 a.m. t Isidore Murlowski
Saturday, August 14
    8:00 a.m. t Ted Myslicki
    4:30 p.m. t Albin, Stella & Raymond Daniels
Sunday, August 15
Feast of the Assumption

    8:00 a.m. t George & Ann Kordiak
  10:00 a.m. t Living & Deceased Members of the English Altar & Rosary Guild
  11:30 a.m. t Richard Swiercz
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of August 8, 2004

Sunday: Wis 18:6-9; Heb 11:1-2, 8-19; Lk 12:32-48
Monday: Ez 1:2-5, 24-28c; Mt 17:22-27
Tuesday: 2 Cor 9:6-10; Jn 12:24-26
Wednesday: Ez 9:1-7; 10:18-22; Mt 18:15-20
Thursday: Ez 12:1-12; Mt 18:21--19:1
Friday: Ez 16:1-5, 60, 63; Mt 19:3-12
Saturday: Ez 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32; Mt 19:13-15
Next Sunday: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; 1 Cor 15:20-27; Lk 1 :39-56

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