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"The Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father's glory." (Mt. 16:27) These last words of Sunday's Gospel will show up again at the end of the Church year when we read the story of the Last Judgment on the feast of Christ the King. Matthew loves this image of the Son of Man surrounded by angels. It shows up several times in his Gospel, especially in the final chapters before Jesus' passion and death.

All of this "glory" imagery may put us off a bit, as though Jesus is not really one of us. Even at the beginning of his Gospel, Matthew heralds Jesus' birth in a royal manner. When is the last time a newborn infant in your parish received coffers of gold, frankincense and myrrh?

In all of this, Matthew is intent on showing that Jesus is the successor of King David, someone in whom his followers can trust, someone who will lead even when crosses seem too hard to bear. Following this King leads us to eternal joy.


Goal -                                                                                    $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)      $1,384,896.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                            $ 115.103.30

We appreciate the kindness of all who continue to give gifts and make pledge payments. Thank you!

Offertory Collection
August 21,2005...............................$6,068.22

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SAVE ALUMINUM CANS. Bags of aluminum cans (pop or beer only) can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or the garages behind the rectory. Monies received from the aluminum goes towards the Continuing Our Tradition Campaign.
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.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR a couple of "extra special" people to minister to our little ones on Sunday during the 10:00 a.m. Mass from September until May. The Nursery is for infants and Sunday School is for children ages 2 1/2 through 6. Prayerfully consider if you are the one to bring the stories of Jesus to parish children while their parents are at Mass. Contact Father David at 612-789-7238.
                                       PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC

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!
FAMILY NIGHT OPEN GYM at Holy Cross for grade school students and their parents will begin again in September. Information and planning meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 7 at 6:00 p.m. in Kolbe Center. If your family would like to participate in this activity, please plan to attend the meeting. Volunteer helpers will be needed each week.
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS will be held at Holy Cross this Saturday, September 3, at 7:45 a.m. with praying of the first three decades of the Rosary and Mass at 8:00 a.m. After Mass our devotions will continue with praying of the final two decades of the Rosary, prayer and meditation. All are welcome to attend.


Saturday, August 27
    4:30 p.m. t Joseph Biernat, Sr., Walter Biernat, John Biernat, Helen Wickman and 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
Monday, August 29
    6:45 a.m. Mary Careaga - 80th Birthday
Tuesday, August 30
    6:45 a.m. t John Jakala
Wednesday, August 31
    6:45 a.m. t Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Cimachowicz
Thursday, September 1
    6:45 a.m. t Julia Kacheroski
Friday, September 2
    6:45 a.m. t Lucylle Solem
Saturday, September 3
    8:00 a.m. t Mary Zajac
    4:30 p.m. t John Motyl
Sunday, September 4
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t George & Ann Kordiak
  10:00 a.m. t Frances Smietana
  11:30 a.m. t Lucyna Arbudzinska
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of August 28, 2005

Sunday: Jer 20:7-9, Rom 12:1-2, Mt 16:21-27
Monday: 1 Thes 4:13-18, Mk 6: 17 -29
Tuesday: 1 Thes 5:1-6,9-11, Lk 4:31-37
Wednesday: Col 1:1-8, Lk 4:38-44
Thursday: Col 1:9-14, Lk 5:1-11
Friday: Col 1:15-20, Lk 5:33-39
Saturday: Col 1:21-23, Lk 6:1-5
Next Sunday: Ez 33:7-9, Rom 13:8-10, Mt 18:15-20


August 30, 1935

August 30, 1935

The Revenue Act became law as
President Roosevelt worked to bring
recovery to the economy.

September 1, 1954
The Social Security Act is amended to
include self-employed farmers.