Today, September 11
· 125th Anniversary Mass at 12:00 noon followed by
Banquet at Cedar’s Hall at St. Maron’s.
Monday, September 12
· English Altar & Rosary Guild Meeting 7:00 PM in Kolbe Center. Refreshments by the Officers.
Tuesday, September 13
· Baptism Class 7:00 PM at River Village.
Thursday, September 15
· Kolbe Reserved.
Friday, September 16
· No 7:00 PM Polish Mass.
Saturday, September 17
· Fall Festival set-up begins at 9:00 AM.
· Festival-Party under the “Big Tent” 5:30-9:00 PM.
Sunday, September 18
· HOLY CROSS FALL FESTIVAL - Polka Mass at 10:00 AM, Chicken Dinner 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Polish food, games, raffles & more until 5:00 PM.
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection
This will be a weekend of memorials. Wreaths will be laid; there will be moments of silence. The names of the dead will be proclaimed and stories of their lives will be told. Commentators will voice their opinions and newscasts will replay the sound and video from that awful Tuesday morning ten years ago when four planes crashed out of a bright, sunny sky. Two of the planes hit the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York; one struck the Pentagon in Washington, DC; and the last came down in a Pennsylvania field as passengers rushed the hijackers who wanted to turn that plane into a bomb as well.
Ten years ago, on the Sunday after the attack, we heard the story of the prodigal son. This year, the cycle
We hadn't bargained on this outcome to the parable. We are caught in the same trap as the ungrateful servant. And where does that leave us on a day such as this, when we remember those whose lives have been lost and believe the perpetrators to be as despicable as the servant in the Gospel? Jesus does not make life easy for us. As our Savior, he redeems us not only from the sin we inflict on others, but also from the sin we inflict on ourselves. Learning to forgive even the greatest sinners is the call
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ENGLISH ALTAR & ROSARY GUILD MEETING - The English Altar & Rosary Guild will meet on Monday, Sept. 12th at 7:00 PM in Kolbe Center. Refreshments will be provided by the Rosary Guild officers.
BAPTISM CLASS - Baptism class is required for parents and Godparents before the desired date for Baptism. If you are planning to attend a class, you need to call the Holy Cross Parish Office at 612-789-7238 to register. Baptism class is held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the conference room at St. Hedwig’s River Village, 29th and Randolph St. N.E. The next class is this week - Tuesday, September 13.
DISCERNING A VOCATION? - The Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George will be hosting a discernment retreat for women 17-30 years of age on the weekend of October 21-23, 2011. The retreat will take place at the provincial motherhouse in Alton, Il. The cost is $15.00. Preregistration is requested. To register, contact Sister M. Consolata at email@example.com.