Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross 


As we celebrate Catechetical Sunday, we hear the famous parable of the workers in the vineyard. Those who worked long hours got paid the same as those who worked only a short time. It is easy to latch onto the simple moral: God blesses everyone, but some people have more gifts than others.

But maybe another way of looking at the story is to recognize that none of us really knows how much work we're called to do on behalf of the Gospel. The vineyard is extensive, and God may ask us to become part of the harvest even when we don't expect it.

We could stand around idly, but then we wouldn't get paid. Paul wrote in the first reading that living in Christ meant fruitful labor for him. So it looks as though each of us has to get out there and be a part of the harvest. Are you ready to work no matter what the pay may be?


Goal -                                                                                   $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)     $1,395,946.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                           $ 104,053.30

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

Offertory Collection
September 11,2005..........................$8,643.94

CONGRATULATIONS TO WESLEY AND PATRICIA MEADE  who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on September 17th. May God continue to bless them, their family and loved ones.
                                       PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC

Come and visit JESUS whenever you can at the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.

Open hours: Monday 4:00 p.m., Tuesday 11:00 p.m., Thursday 11:00 a.m., Friday 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 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!
PHASE II of the Evangelization Initiative will be starting soon. For the continued success of this program, we need 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.
LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS - A new schedule for the next three months will be coming out the end of September. If you have any special requests due to a time commitment, please call Janice at 612-789-7238 weekdays or email to jgodlewski@mn.rr.com by Wednesday, September 21.
HOLY CROSS PARISH needs more Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers. If you can help or are interested, please give Janice a call weekdays 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.


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

Please remember Holy Cross Parish
in your Will.


Saturday, September 17
    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
Monday, September 19
    6:45 a.m. t Walter Szymczak
Tuesday, September 20
    6:45 a.m. t Andrew Traczyk
Wednesday, September 21
    6:45 a.m. t Chester Cerepak
Thursday, September 22
    6:45 a.m. t Barbara Lamusga
Friday, September 23
    6:45 a.m. t Valentine Fisher
Saturday, September 24
    8:00 a.m. t Deceased of the Lipa Family
    4:30 p.m. t Frank & Sophie Wos
Sunday, September 25
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t John Motyl
  10:00 a.m. t Delphie Rejman
  11:30 a.m. t Jarosz Family
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of September 18, 2005

Sunday: Is 55:6-9, Phil 1 :20c-24, 27a, Mt 20:1-16a
Monday: Ezr 1:1-6, Lk 8:16-18
Tuesday: Ezr 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20, Lk 8:19-21
Wednesday: Eph 4:1-7, 11-13, Mt 9:9-13
Thursday: Hg 1:1-8, Lk 9:7-9
Friday: Hg 2: 1-9, Lk 9: 18-22
Saturday: Zec 2:5-9, 14-15a, Lk 9:43b-45
Next Sunday: Ez 18:25-28, Phil 2:1-11 or 2:1-5, Mt 21:28-32


September 18, 1960

September 18, 1960

Fidel Castro arrives in New York as head of the
Cuban Delegation to the United Nations.

September 22,1980
The Iran-Iraq War begins as
Saddam Hussein invades Iran.