Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross


We who live in the richest nation in the world are challenged by Jesus' story of the fates of Lazarus and the rich man. The wealthy person was not consciously cruel to Lazarus; rather he did not even see the beggar's need. The poor man was invisible but not to God who held the rich man responsible for his blindness for all eternity.

This week ask for the grace to see with
God's eyes and to find ways to respond.

                                    PLEASE CONTINUE TO
                        FATHER EDWARD WOJTOWICZ

                                              in your prayers.

Father Ed passed away last week. Father's funeral Mass was Tuesday, September 21st. He was from Holy Cross Parish and helped here on the weekends after he retired. Our thanks to all who came to pay their respects at the prayer service and funeral Mass.


Goal -                                                                         $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)     $1,222,888.20
Pledge payments still outstanding                                     $ 241,969.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                             $ 35,142.50

Thank you also to all who continue to give extra gifts to the Campaign and for the pledge payments received!

The yellow envelope in the envelope packet mailed to your home can be used for gifts and pledge payments.

Offertory Collection
September 19, 2004........$7,015.00

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SAVE ALUMINUM CANS. The money raised from recycling the aluminum goes toward the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign and your help definitely makes a difference! Bags of aluminum cans (pop and beer only) can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or by the garages behind the rectory.
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS will be held this Saturday, October 2nd at Holy Cross at 7:45 a.m. with praying of the first three decades of the Rosary and Mass at 8:00 a.m. After Mass our devotions will continue with the final two decades of the Rosary, meditation and prayers. All are welcome to participate.
                                    PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                         ADORATION NEWS

Let us place ourselves in the presence of JESUS with the intention of uniting ourselves to HIM. We will be rewarded with graces so as to attain union with HIM. Visit the Adoration Chapel. Get ready for the "Year of the Eucharist" as proclaimed by the Holy Father from October 13, 2004 to October 13, 2005.

The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Friday 10:00 AM and Friday 4:00 PM. For more information call 612-605-2558 or 612-781- 4806. Thank you!
HAPPENINGS BOOKS - The Educational Task Force will again be selling "Happenings Books". The price is $25.00 per book and includes many buy one, get one free coupons and 50% discounts on car washes and other items. You may contact Denny at 612-788-4209, any Task Force member, or the Parish Office weekdays.
PEACE MASS - Holy Cross Church will be the host of the next Peace Mass on Tuesday, September 28, 2004. 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 in Kolbe Center.


Saturday, September 25
    4:30 p.m. t Veronica Schauer
Sunday, September 26
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Matthew and Joyce Mycko
  10:00 a.m. t Delphie Rejman
  11:30 a.m. t Marge Urbaniak
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, September 27
    6:45 a.m. t Tom Soltys
Tuesday, September 28
    6:45 a.m. t Karol Szaflarski
Wednesday, September 29
    6:45 a.m. t Ann & Kermit Sherman
Thursday, September 30
    6:45 a.m. t Edward Wratkowski
Friday, October 1
    6:45 a.m. Special Intention - Genevieve Draves & Gretchen Callahan
    7:00 p.m. t Lawrence & Maria Tomczyk and the Tomczyk Family
Saturday, October 2
    8:00 a.m. t Lucylle Solem
    4:30 p.m. t LaVern Winkelmann, John & Rose Mankowski, Frank, Mary & Andrew Gacek
Sunday, October 3
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Michael Gliniany
  10:00 a.m. t Barbara Lamusga
  11:30 a.m. t Mary Michalski
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of September 26, 2004

Sunday: Am 6:1a, 4-7; 1 Tm 6:11-16; Lk 16:19-31
Monday: Jb 1 :6-22; Lk 9:46-50
Tuesday: Jb 3:1-3, 11-17,20-23; Lk 9:51-56
Wednesday: Dn 7:9-10,13-14; Jn 1:47-51
Thursday: Jb 19:21-27; Lk 10:1-12
Friday: Jb 38:1,12-21; 40:3-5; Lk 10:13-16
Saturday: Jb 42:1-3,5-6,12-17; Mt 18:1-5,10
Next Sunday: Hb 1:2-3; 2:2-4; 2 Tm 1:6-8, 13-14; Lk 17:5-10

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