At first glance today's Gospel may seem to have two parts to it: Peter's confession of faith in Jesus and Jesus' commission to Peter as "rock" of the Church. But what is revealed in this scene from St. Matthew's Gospel with Peter is really what happens in the life of each Christian.
Peter professes his faith; Jesus gives him a job. For each and everyone of us it is the same. We profess our faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God, and then we get a commission.
Living the Christian life is not just standing up and saying, "I believe in Jesus." Living the Christian life is also being empowered by the Holy Spirit to share God's love through our actions of care for others; it is using the Spirit's gifts to tell others about Christ; it is acting as a reconciler, bringing people closer together as one family
|CONTINUING OUR TRADITION - August 14, 2005
Goal - $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts) $1,383,801.70
Pledge still outstanding $ 116,198.30
In June Father David sent letters to all with outstanding
campaign pledges. Those with inactive pledges were asked to contact the parish
office indicating their intentions. For those who have not contacted either
Father David or Janice Frakie, soon the Finance Committee will be doing
We appreciate the kindness of all who continue to give gifts and make pledge
payments. Thank you!
|PHASE II of the Evangelization Initiative will be starting soon. For the
continued success of this program, we need more people to serve on the Core Team
including a chair and vice-chair. If you can help or for information, please
call the parish office - 612-789-7238.
August 14, 2005....................................$6,137.75
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!
|JEFF CAVINS "Great Adventure
Bible Timeline" video series will be offered this Fall at Holy Cross.
Monday is the deadline for adults to enroll in this program. There will be 12
sessions from October thru May for two years. Tentative classes: Sunday 7 - 9
p.m., Tuesday 9 - 11 a.m., Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (minimum of 6 participants
per class). Cost for course materials is $26. For registration contact Deb Jurek
at 763-571-0655 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See the insert in today's bulletin.
Registration ends Monday, August 22.
|MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER - Take your
marriage to a new level by attending a Marriage Encounter Sept. 17-19,
Oct. 8-10, Nov. 19-21. Weekends are held on Rogers Lake, 6 minutes from the Mall
of America. Visit www.marriages.org for a listing of retreats or call
HOLY CROSS PRAYER LINE
Call 612-789-7238 weekdays or
leave a message at 763-572-1713.
|THE PARISH OFFICE will be closed Tuesday morning, August 23 until Noon. The parish staff, school staff and the Tuesday Toilers will be attending the safe environment training required by the Archdiocese.
|THE NEXT PEACE MASS at Holy Cross will be on Thursday, August 25. Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and Mass at 7:00 p.m. Receive a copy of our Blessed Virgin Mary's message given to the world six hours before. Refreshments to follow.
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, August 20
4:30 p.m. t Feliksa Palka & Stephen 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
Monday, August 22
6:45 a.m. t Stephen Janowiec
Tuesday, August 23
6:45 a.m. t Antoni Koson
Wednesday, August 24
6:45 a.m. t Burnette Polkey - ERS
Thursday, August 25
6:45 a.m. t Florence Hamerski
Friday, August 26
6:45 a.m. t Barbara Lamusga - Anniv.
Saturday, August 27
8:00 a.m. t Sue Henderson - ERS
4:30 p.m. t Joseph Biernat, Sr. Walter Biernat, John Biernat, Helen Wickman & Frances Thompson
Sunday, August 28
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m. t Frank, Rose & Frank Lee Stwora
10:00 a.m. t Edward & Sophie Vlach
11:30 a.m. t Wasyal Fedorszuk
6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Readings for the Week of August 21, 2005
Sunday: Is 22:19-23, Rom 11 :33-36, Mt 16:13-20
Monday: 1 Thes 1:1-5, 8b-10, Mt 23:13-22
Tuesday: 1 Thes 2: 1-8, Mt 23:23-26
Wednesday: Rv 21:9b-14, Jn 1:45-51
Thursday: 1 Thes 3:7-13, Mt 24:42-51
Friday: 1 Thes 4:1-8, Mt 25:1-13
Saturday: 1 Thes 4:9-11, Mt 25:14-30
Next Sunday: Jer 20:7-9, Rom 12:1-2, Mt 16:21-27
IN HISTORY THIS WEEK:
August 22, 1902
August 22, 1902
Theodore Roosevelt becomes the
first president to ride in an automobile.
August 25, 1875
Matthew Webb becomes the first person
known to successfully swim the English Channel.