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In today's second reading St. Paul reviews the commandments. You know the ones he quotes: don't kill; don't steal; don't commit adultery. He doesn't bother listing them all, but his direction is clear. He has spent time in his Letter to the Romans outlining that the law is extensive. The commandments of the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy are summaries of that law, which has a larger dimension.

Paul gets to the point in chapter 13, from which today's selection comes. The law as given by God to Moses and lived by the Hebrew people in the years up to Jesus is fulfilled by Christ. He has given to his followers a way that includes and reached beyond the law of Moses.

Paul makes it clear that whatever commandments there may be are summed up in the saying "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." He continues, "Love does no evil to the neighbor; hence, love is the fulfillment of the law" (Romans 13:10).


Goal -                                                                                  $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)    $1,385,736.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                          $ 114.263.30

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

Offertory Collection
August 28,2005...............................$6,078.79

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 "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., Thursday 11:00 a.m., Thursday 2:00 p.m. and Friday 4:00 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.


Call 612-789-7238 weekdays or
leave a message at 763-572-1713.

THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED on Monday, September 5 for the Labor Day holiday. The Parish Office will reopen on Tuesday, September 6 at 8:00 a.m.


Saturday, September 3
    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
Monday, September 5 - Labor Day
    9:00 a.m. Allan & Adeline Klein - 25th Wedding Anniversary
Tuesday, September 6
    6:45 a.m. t Kenneth Fitzgerald
Wednesday, September 7
    6:45 a.m. t Genevieve Crepeau - ERS
Thursday, September 8
    6:45 a.m. t Edwin Krawczynski
Friday, September 9
    6:45 a.m. Living & Deceased Members of the Holy Cross Mothers Club
Saturday, September 10
    8:00 a.m. t Evelyn Krawczynski
    4:30 p.m. t Barbara (Godava) Stone
Sunday, September 11
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. Dr. Paul Spencer
  10:00 a.m. t Albin, Stella & Raymond Daniels
  11:30 a.m. t Piotr Kras
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of September 4, 2005

Sunday: Ez 33:7-9, Rom 13:8-10, Mt 18:15-20
Monday: Col 1:24-2:3, Lk 6:6-11
Tuesday: Col 2:6-15, Lk 6:12-19
Wednesday: Col 3:1-11, Lk 6:20-26
Thursday: Mi 5:1-4a or Rom 8:28-30, Mt 1:1-16,18-23
Friday: 1 Tm 1:1-2, 12-14, Lk 6:39-42
Saturday: 1 Tm 1:15-17, Lk 6:43-49
Next Sunday: Sir 27:30-28:9, Rom 14:7-9, Mt 18:21-35


September 9, 1850 September 9, 1850
California jumps to full statehood (as number 31)
never having been a formal territory.

September 10, 1942
Gasoline rationing begins during
World War II.