Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


God: Why do you think Jesus emphasized that some would not be able to enter the Kingdom of God?

Me: Because He wanted everyone to realize that status or power in the community does not guarantee salvation.

God: Right! There is still a difference today after 2000 years in God's values and those of society. With whom do you align yourself?


Goal -                                                                        $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)    $1,209,205.20
Pledge payments still outstanding                                    $ 249,744.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                            $ 41.050.50

Thank you to everyone for your pledge payments and 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 15, 2004...............................$5,078.13

THE FAMILY OF JOHN MOTYL would like to thank Father David, Sister Benita and Sister Donna for the visits to the hospital, prayers and funeral liturgy. Thank you also to the musicians and luncheon committee for their help, and our family and friends for their love, kindness and support.
PEACE MASS - Holy Cross will be the host of the next Peace Mass on Thursday, August 26. Rosary begins at 6:30 p.m., Mass at 7:00 p.m. Receive a copy of the message given by the Blessed Virgin May at Medjugorje on the 25th of every month. Refreshments to follow.
HELP WANTED!! We are in need of a volunteer who is willing to share his/her time as a teacher of Religion on Wednesday evenings beginning in October. Please consider the spiritual needs of our children! Kindly call Sister Donna at 612-789-9168.
HOLY CROSS PARISH is grateful to the Estate of Vincent Tomczyk for the generous gift given to the Parish in Vince's Memory. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.


Registration for religion classes and First Communion preparation this weekend after the Masses. 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 so we have an accurate count to order books. Any questions, please call Sister Donna (evenings) at 612-189-9168.

                                     PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                           ADORATION NEWS

In the Gospel for today the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time we read "Strive to enter through the narrow gate." We are blessed to have the Most Blessed Sacrament always exposed in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel. Our visits renew, strengthen, and help us strive for the narrow gate.

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

Thank you!


Saturday, August 21
    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
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, August 23
    6:45 a.m. t Donald Denny
Tuesday, August 24
    6:45 a.m. tRoy & Helen Cooper
Wednesday, August 25
    6:45 a.m. t Peter Pawluk
Thursday, August 26
    6:45 a.m. t Barbara Lamusga - Anniv.
Friday, August 27
    6:45 a.m. t Stanley Nawara, Walter Lazinski and Scott Simons
Saturday, August 28
    8:00 a.m. t Veronica Schauer
    4:30 p.m. t Joseph Biernat, Sr., Walter Biernat, Helen Wickman, John Biernat and Frances Thompson
Sunday, August 29
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Edward Sroka
  10:00 a.m. t Frank, Rose & Frank Lee Stwora
  11:30 a.m. t Jaroslaw Salapata
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of August 22, 2004

Sunday: Is 66:18-21; Heb 12:5-7, 11-13; Lk 13:22-30
Monday: 2 Th 1:1-5,11-12; Mt 23:13-22
Tuesday: Rv 21:9b-14; Jn 1:45-51
Wednesday: 2 Th 3:6-10,16-18; Mt 23:27-32
Thursday: 1 Cor 1:1-9; Mt 24:42-51
Friday: 1 Cor 1:17-25; Mt 25:1-13
Saturday: 1 Cor 1:26-31; Mt 25:14-30
Next Sunday: Sir 3:17-18,20,28-29; Heb 12:18-19, 22-24a; Lk 14:1, 7-14

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