Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


Even though society might condemn her, Mary recognized that her pregnancy was a gift of God, meant to make visible His love for the world. And she proclaimed it as such to her intuitive cousin, Elizabeth:

My being proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God, my savior.

How is the Spirit of God being manifest in your life? Does your spirit rejoice in God? Ask Mary to share her joy with you.


Our sympathy to Father Andrew Salapata on the death of his father, Jaroslaw. We remember Father Andrew in our prayers as well as his mother and two brothers in Poland. Cards of sympathy may be sent to the rectory. Father Andrew will return August 18.

Father Edward Wojtowicz is moving this week to Our Lady of Good Counsel Cancer Home. He thanks everyone for their cards, gifts, prayers and concern and asks everyone to keep up the "good works." Father Ed's address will be:

Father Edward Wojtowicz
Our Lady of Good Counsel Home
2076 St. Anthony Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104

It has been suggested that we cut back on the number of missalettes. We presently order 700 and the average Mass attendance is around 200 people. Starting in November the order will be reduced to 500.

Tuck pointing work is complete on the rectory, convent and garage. Some tuck pointing will be done on the retaining wall in front of church and on the seven sanctuary windows which are showing signs of water damage. Work is also scheduled for the rewiring of the center and side chandeliers in church, installation of new ceiling fans, and the opening of the lower stained-glass windows in the church for ventilation.


Goal -                                                                        $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)    $1,204,180.20
Pledge payments still outstanding                                    $ 253,999.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                            $ 41,820.50

Thank you to everyone for your pledge payments and
generous gifts to the Campaign!

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

Offertory Collection
August 8,2004................................$6,510.00

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SAVE ALUMINUM CANS. The money raised from recycling the aluminum goes toward the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign and your help makes a big difference! Bags of aluminum can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or by the garages behind the rectory. Thank you!
                                      PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                            ADORATION NEWS

August is the month dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament. Today we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Let us go to Jesus through the Mary. She shows us the road to follow. She stretches out her maternal hand to lead us to Jesus. Visit the Adoration Chapel which is open day and night. The Blessed Virgin calls us to JESUS. JESUS awaits our visits.

The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Friday Noon, Saturday Noon, Tuesday 1:00 PM, Friday 4:00 PM. For more information call 612-605-2558 or 612-781-4806.


Saturday, August 14
    4:30 p.m. t Albin, Stella & Raymond Daniels
Sunday, August 15
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    8:00 a.m. t George & Ann Kordiak
  10:00 a.m. Living & Deceased Members of the English Altar & Rosary Guild
  11:30 a.m. t Richard Swiercz
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, August 16
    6:45 a.m. t Lorraine Fitzgerald
Tuesday, August 17
    6:45 a.m. t Genevieve & Leon Kunca
Wednesday, August 18
    6:45 a.m. t Evan Evans
Thursday, August 19
    6:45 a.m. t Marge Urbaniak
Friday, August 20
    6:45 a.m. t Ted Wolinski
Saturday, August 21
    8:00 a.m. t Chrissy Haider
    4:30 p.m. Barbara Mikulak - Happy 90th Birthday!
Sunday, August 22
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Raymond Misura
  10:00 a.m. t Sophie Vlach
  11:30 a.m. t Antoni Madej - Anniv.
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of August 15,2004

Sunday: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; 1 Cor 15:20-27; Lk 1:39-56
Monday: Ez 24:15-24; Mt 19:16-22
Tuesday: Ez 28:1-10; Mt 19:23-30
Wednesday: Ez 34:1-11; Mt20:1-16
Thursday: Ez 36:23-28; Mt 22:1-14
Friday: Ez 37:1-14; Mt 22:34-40
Saturday: Ez 43: 1- 7b; Mt 23: 1-12
Next Sunday: Is 66:18-21; Heb 12:5-7,11-13; Lk 13:22-30

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