Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


God:  Why do you think Jesus asked His disciples about people's opinion of Him?

Me:  It seems something like taking a poll to see who was really getting His message.

God:  Right! And Peter, who had spent a lot of time in His company, had the best answer. Stay close to My Son and you too will understand who He is.

Goal - $1,500,000.00
Pledges & Gifts - - $
Needed to reach Goal- $ 216,724.00

Pledges & Gifts - $1,283,276.00
Paid to date - - $ 664.408.70
Outstanding - $ 618,867.30

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!
                           ADORATION NEWS
0 Jesus, how wonderful are Your ways. How kind and gracious are Your dealings with us. You are our GOD, creator of all things. You are present in the Adoration Chapel awaiting our adoration and visits. "Come to ME, all of you." Lord, how could I possibly believe this, if YOU had not said these words?

The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Thursday 3:00 a.m., Thursday 5:00 p.m. and Friday 11:00 p.m. Visit Jesus, always waiting!

For information call 763-788-4729 or 612-781-4806.


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.

 Offertory Collection
August 18, 2002.............................. $6,021.52

FREE CITIZENSHIP CLASSES at the International Institute of Minnesota, 1694 Como Avenue, St. Paul. The class is free. To register please call Robin at 651-647- 0191, ext. 342. Classes meet once a week for six weeks:

Monday afternoons, 1 :30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 9 - Oct. 14
Wednesday nights, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Sept. 4 - Oct. 9
Thursday mornings, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sept. 5 - Oct. 10
Saturday mornings, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sept. 7 - Oct. 12
CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT- Poverty knows no boundary. It dwells in every community throughout the Archdiocese. Contributions to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) are at work not just in the metro area, but also in LeSueur County where the MN Senior Federation is working on a prescription drug program for low-income seniors. Grants were also awarded to the Pastureland Project in Dodge City, MN to help small farmers. Together we can break the cycle of poverty. Support CCHD this November.
                   Curtis A. Naso & Teresa J. Remiarz - II


Saturday, August 24
4:30 p.m. 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
Monday, August 26
6:45 a.m. t Sikora, Narog and Backus Familie:
Tuesday, August 27
6:45 a.m. t Eleanor Tomas
Wednesday, August 28
6:45 a.m. t Walter Lazinski, Stanley Nawara and Scott Simmons
Thursday, August 29
6:45 a.m. John Olson
Friday, August 30
6:45 a.m. t Poor Souls
Saturday, August 31
8:00 a.m. t Anthony Pajerski
    4:30 p.m. t Joseph Biernat, Sr.
Sunday, September 1
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00a.m. t Cathy Laskow
  10:00 a.m. t Deceased Members of the Barney Bursch Family
  11:30 a.m. Kazia Grotkowska - Safe Trip
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of August 25,2002

Sunday: Is 22:19-23; Rom 11:33-36; Mt 16:13-20
Monday: 2 Thes 1:1-5, 11b-12; Mt 23:13-22
Tuesday: 2 Thes 2:1-3a, 14-17; Mt 23:23-26
Wednesday: 2 Thes 3:6-10, 16-18; Mt 23:27-32
Thursday: 1 Cor 1:1-9; Mk 6:17-29
Friday: 1 Cor 1:17-25; Mt 25:1-13
Saturday: 1 Cor 1:26-31; Mt 25:14-30
Next Sunday: Jer 20:7-9; Rom 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-27

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