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The words of Isaiah's prophecy (chapter 56) were hard ones for the people of Israel to hear. They had just come back from exile in the land of Babylon. They had gotten back again their Promised Land. The temple, which had been destroyed, was being rebuilt. They were being reconstituted as one people, one nation.

Then Isaiah comes along and says, "Oh by the way, God has a little different idea about how things are going to go from now on. God thought it would be a good idea that God's blessings and God's covenant not just be for the people of Israel. God thought that everybody, even foreigners, could get in on the promise."

You can see how the people of Israel might have had an adverse reaction to Isaiah that month! His prophecy wasn't exactly what they expected. But, then again, most prophecies aren't!

So who do you need to welcome as part of God's people? And what part of your "promised land" do you need to share?


Goal - $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts) $1,382,431.70
Pledge still outstanding $ 117,568.30

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

Offertory Collection
August 7,2005..............................$6,904.11

CONGRATULATIONS TO SISTER ANDREE CHORZEMPA, OSF as she celebrates her 60th Anniversary as a Franciscan Sister of Sylvania, Ohio. May God bless Sister Andree on this special occasion and for many more years!
                                   PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC

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

Open Hours: Monday 7:00 a.m.; Tuesday 11:00 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!
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.
THANK YOU TO ALL who are always so willing to usher and help out at Mass when we are short handed. We are very grateful for your help!
THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 435 would like to thank the parishioners of Holy Cross Church for their generosity during their annual Tootsie Roll Drive. Your donations amounted to $315.80, all of which went to Minnesota Special Olympics for their ongoing work with mentally and physically challenged individuals. They are grateful for your assistance and support of this important act of charity and caring.


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Saturday, August 13
    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
Monday, August 15
    6:45 a.m. Living & Deceased Members of the English Altar & Rosary Guild
Tuesday, August 16
    6:45 a.m. t Agnes Yanta
Wednesday, August 17
    6:45 a.m. t Scott Januszewski
Thursday, August 18
    6:45 a.m. t Frances Jenkins
Friday, August 19
    6:45 a.m. t Cadwalder & Helen Larson
Saturday, August 20
    8:00 a.m. t Sophie Vlach - ERS
    4:30 p.m. t Feliska Palka & Stephan Czepil
Sunday, August 21
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Raymond Misura
  10:00 a.m. t Walter Gliniany
  11:30 a.m. t Maria & Henryk Harasim
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of August 14, 2005

Sunday: Is 56:1, 6-7, Rom 11:13-15,29-32, Mt 15:21-28
Monday: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab, 1 Cor 15:20-27, Lk 1:39-56
Tuesday: Jgs 6:11-24a, Mt 19:23-30
Wednesday: Jgs 9:6-15, Mt 20:1-16
Thursday: Jgs 11:29-39a, Mt 22:1-14
Friday: Ru 1:1,3-6, 14b-16, 22, Mt 22:34-40
Saturday: Ru 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17, Mt 23:1-12
Next Sunday: Is 22:19-23, Rom 11:33-36, Mt 16:13-20


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Workers in Gdansk, Poland seize the
Lenin Shipyard beginning the labor unrest that
would led to the formation of Solidarity.

August 20, 1975
Viking I is launched to Mars.