Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


In the story of the Canaanite woman, we see Jesus in the process of transformation. Because of her faith and persistence, He rethinks His mission. He is open to changing when challenged, even if it is by someone far below Him in the social structure of His time and place.

Who in your life is challenging you to change?
How will you respond?

WE WELCOME SISTER DIGNA & SISTER PHILOTHEA who will reside in the Holy Cross Convent, assist at Northeast Regional Catholic School, and teach parish First Communion classes. In the past Sister Digna taught at Immaculate Conception School and Sister Philothea taught at Holy Cross School for 17 years.
Goal - $1,500,000.00
Pledges & Gifts - - $1.282.309.00
Needed to reach Goal- $ 217,691.00

Pledges & Gifts - $1,282,309.00
Paid to date - - $ 660.894.70
Outstanding- $ 621,414.30

We continue to work towards our goal. Through your generosity we now have an elevator and can welcome handicapped people to Kolbe Center. The yellow envelope in the envelope packet mailed to your home can be used for both gifts and pledge payments. Thank you and God bless you!

PRAISE THE LORD! Let us praise the Lord Jesus. He was lifted high on the cross, and drew all to HIMSELF. With loving hearts let us go the Adoration Chapel. Let us give glory and praise to Jesus Christ. Jesus said "watch and pray."

The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Tuesday 3:00 a.m., Monday 7:00 a.m., Thursday 5:00 p.m. and Friday 11 :00 p.m. Choose an hour and visit Jesus, always present, always waiting in the Adoration Chapel.

For information call 763-788-4729 or 612-781-4806. Thank you.
                Curtis A. Naso & Teresa J. Remiarz - I
                Matthew S. Heikkila & Teresa V. Levitski - III
                      FUN'D RAISER
Our Confirmation Candidates are sponsoring an Aluminum Recycling Drive through September to help purchase new tables and chairs for Kolbe Center. 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. Questions? Call Sister Benita evenings at 612-789-9168.
MEDJUGORJE RETREAT PILGRIMAGE Sept. 16-25, 2002. Total cost $1350 which includes air fare, bus fares, trips, room and board, interpreter, all taxes. Passport required. Fr. David Shannon from St. Alphonsus Church will be Spiritual Director. For information or registration contact Leo Mueller at 763-588-5425.
NO BELLS THIS WEEK. The Holy Cross Church bell tower was struck by lightening about 2:00 a.m. on Monday, August 12. Father David was awakened by the loud crack of thunder, flash of light and sound of ringing bells. Upon investigating, Father found not only ringing bells, but many lights on in church. There was no damage to the bells but the computerized programming system, which does have surge protection, has been shipped to Verdin Bell Company in Cincinnati for repair.


Saturday, August 17
4:30 p.m. t Deceased Members of the Chock Family
Sunday, August 18
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m. In Thanksgiving - Valeria Zyla
  10:00 a.m. t Donald Resch
  11:30 a.m. t Mary Pasiewicz
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, August 19
6:45 a.m. t Helen Larson
Tuesday, August 20
6:45 a.m. t John Z. Malec
Wednesday, August 21
6:45 a.m. t Josephine Szymczak
Thursday, August 22
6:45 a.m. t Deceased Members of the Fussy Family
Friday, August 23
6:45 a.m. t Josephine Colston - Anniv.
Saturday, August 24
8:00 a.m. t Olga and Don Weyek
    4:30 p.m. t Betty Chavez
Sunday, August 25
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m. t Raymond Misura
  10:00 a.m. t Frank, Rose & Frank Lee Stwora
  11:30 a.m. Special Intention - Felicia Szewczyk
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of August 18,2002

Sunday: Is 56:1, 6-7; Rom 11:13-15, 29-32; Mt 15:21-28
Monday: Ez 24:15-24; Mt 19:16-22
Tuesday: Ez 28:1-10; Mt 19:23-30
Wednesday: Ez 34:1-11; Mt 20:1-16a
Thursday: Ez 36:23-28; Mt 22 :1-14
Friday: Ez 37:1-14; Mt 22:34-40
Saturday: Rv 21:9b-14; Jn 1:45-51
Next Sunday: Is 22:19-23; Rom 11:33-36; Mt 16:13-20

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