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One of the greatest passages in the Bible is in St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians. In chapter 2, Paul quotes an early Christian hymn. We don't know its exact origin, but it was clearly familiar enough among the early Christian community that Paul could freely quote it. We hear that hymn today. It is also used as the second reading every year on Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion.

The two parts reflect Christ's self-emptying (vs. 6-8) and Christ's exultation (vs. 9-11). These themes parallel another Gospel proverb that frequently appears: "The last will be first, and the first will be last." This line was the conclusion to last Sunday's Gospel about the workers in the vineyard.

Paul asks the Philippians to have the attitude of Christ as the hymn relates. We might ask ourselves if we are ready to empty ourselves, to give of ourselves completely. Can we be that much like Christ, trusting that God will raise us up?


Goal -                                                                                  $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)    $1,397,336.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                          $ 102.663.30

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

Offertory Collection
September 18,2005.........................$7,449.46


This past week scaffolding was put in place for the repainting/redecorating of the sanctuary. Starting this next week, painting will begin. The painting will take about eight weeks and the goal is to be finished by December 1st. During the painting, in addition to the scaffolding, there will be coverings and other painting materials in the sanctuary which we will have to work around.

Besides the painting of the sanctuary additional lighting of the sanctuary will also be done and we hope to have some new sanctuary furniture. There will also be some repairs on the organ if budget allows. These projects are possible because of a generous gift a parishioner bequested in their will.

MASS AND DEVOTIONS IN POLISH will start on Friday, October 7th at 7:00 p.m. in Church.
PEACE MASS - St. Anthony of Padua, 806 N.E. Main Street, will be the host of the next Peace Mass held on Tuesday, September 27, 2005. Rosary begins at 6:30 p.m., Peace Mass at 7:00 p.m. Receive a copy of the message given to the Blessed Virgin Mary at Medjugorje on the 25th of each month. Refreshments follow.
                                        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!


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

Please remember Holy Cross Parish
in your Will.


Saturday, September 24
    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
Monday, September 26
    6:45 a.m. t Evan Evans
Tuesday, September 27
    6:45 a.m. t Jane A. West - ERS
Wednesday, September 28
    6:45 a.m. t Florence and Edward Wratkowski
Thursday, September 29
    6:45 a.m. t Kermit and Ann Sherman
Friday, September 30
    6:45 a.m. t Karol Szaflarski
Saturday, October 1
    8:00 a.m. t Elizabeth Brya
    4:30 p.m. t LaVern Winkelmann, John & Rose Mankowski, Frank, Mary & Anna Gacek
Sunday, October 2
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Matthew & Joyce Mycko
  10:00 a.m. t Michael & Walter Gliniany
  11:30 a.m. t Sikora, Narog & Backus Families
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of September 25, 2005

Sunday: Ez 18:25-28, Phil 2:1-11 or 2:1-5, Mt 21:28-32
Monday: Zec 8:1-8, Lk 9:46-50
Tuesday: Zec 8:20-23, Lk 9:51-56
Wednesday: Neh 2:1-8, Lk 9:57-62
Thursday: Dn 7:9-10,13-14 or Rv 12:7-12a, Jn 1:47-51
Friday: Bar 1:15-22, Lk 10:13-16
Saturday: Bar 4:5-12,27-29, Lk 10:17-24
Next Sunday: Is 5:1-7, Phil 4:6-9, Mt 21:33-43


September 25, 1981

September 25, 1981

Sandra Day O'Connor becomes the first
woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.

September 27, 1935
At the age of 13, Judy Garland signs with MGM.

October 1, 1955
"The Honeymooners" debuts on CBS.