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The final words of this Sunday's Gospel are some of the most startling in the New Testament. In hearing the parable of the unforgiving servant it is easy to get all riled up and to be cheering that this unjust individual finally got his! But then Jesus turns the whole experience around on us by finishing off the story with these words: "So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives your brother (sister) from your heart" (Mt. 18:35).

It is a crushing blow to those of us who thought this hard- hearted servant should get his just desserts. All of a sudden we are in the same boat, painted with the same brush. And it's not pleasant!

Jesus' call to forgive does not broker any excuses. It is not subject to gradations. Remember, the one servant is described as only owing a much smaller amount. The punishment is meted out to the first servant because he was unwilling to forgive a fraction of what he himself owed.

With millions of Christians hearing this Gospel story on Sunday, what will the week ahead look like? What are you called to do?


Goal -                                                                                    $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)      $1,394,216.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                            $ 105,783.30

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

Offertory Collection
September 4, 2005.............................$6,534.26

COFFEE AND DONUTS TODAY after all morning Masses in Kolbe Center. Come and visit with fellow parishioners. If you, your family or group would be interested in hosting a Coffee and Donut Sunday, call the Parish Office at 612-789-7238.
THE OLAN MILLS PARISH DIRECTORIES have arrived. If you had your photo taken for the directory, you may pick up your copy of the directory at the Rectory weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or at Coffee & Donut Sunday in Kolbe Center.
THE FAMILY OF WALTER KOZUB wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to an Father David, the Funeral Luncheon You Committee and everyone who helped us in our time of need. A special thanks to our good friend Leona Tomczyk for all her kindness.
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 "another extra special" person to help 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. Someone is able to volunteer half- time but because of her work schedule needs a partner for two weekends a month. Please contact Father David at 612-789-7238.
HAPPENINGS BOOKS will be sold again this year by the Educational Task Force. The cost is $30.00 with discounts on gas, food, car washes etc. For orders call Dennis at 612-788-4209 or check with the Parish Office.

Please remember Holy Cross Parish
in your Will.


Saturday, September 10
    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
Monday, September 12
    6:45 a.m. t Mr. & Mrs. Fred Westfall and Sons Edward and Jerry
Tuesday, September 13
    6:45 a.m. t Helen Danaj - Anniv.
Wednesday, September 14
    6:45 a.m. t Henry Tobias
Thursday, September 15
    6:45 a.m. t Lorraine Fitzgerald - ERS
Friday, September 16
    6:45 a.m. t Genevieve Crepeau
    7:00 p.m. t Father Edward Wojtowicz - Anniv.
Saturday, September 17
    8:00 a.m. t Janice Chorzempa
    4:30 p.m. t Sophie & Joseph Jadlowski
Sunday, September 18
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Henry A. Murlowski
  10:00 a.m. t Sophie Biernat
  11:30 a.m. t Anna & Zygmunt Sarna
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of September 11, 2005

Sunday: Sir 27:30-28:9, Rom 14:7-9, Mt 18:21-35
Monday: 1 Tm 2:1-8, Lk 7:1-10
Tuesday: 1 Tm 3:1-13, Lk 7:11-17
Wednesday: Nm 21:4b-9, Phil 2:6-11, Jn 3:13-17
Thursday: 1 Tm 4:12-16, Jn 19:25-27 or Lk2:33-35
Friday: 1 Tm 6:2c-12, Lk 8:1-3
Saturday: 1 Tm 6:13-16, Lk 8:4-15
Next Sunday: Is 55:6-9, Phil 1:20c-24, 27a, Mt 20:1-16a


September 12, 1990

September 12, 1990

Representatives of the United States, Great Britain,
France, and the Soviet Union sign an agreement to
relinquish occupation rights in Germany.

September 14, 1964
John Steinbeck is presented the
U.S. Medal of Freedom.