PARISH DIRECTORY

 

Parish Priests.................................... 612-789-7238

††††† Father Glen T. Jenson, Pastor

††††† Father Glen at St. Anthony.............. 612-379-2324

†††††††† (revglenjensen@onebox.com)

 

††††† Father Waldemar Matusiak, SChr

†††††††† (waldemarmatusiak@gmail.com)

††††† Deacon John Belian

 

Pastoral Ministry............................... 612-789-9168

††††† Sister M. Benita, OSF

††††† Sister Donna, OSF

 

Business Manager............................ 612-789-3430

††††† Janice Frakie†††††††† (JFrakie@comcast.net)

 

Parish Secretary................................ 612-789-7238

††††† Janice Godlewski(JGodlewski@comcast.net)

 

Bulletin Announcements due by Monday, noon.

 

Telephone Numbers

††††† Parish Office................................... 612-789-7238

††††† Parish Office Fax............................ 612-789-5769

††††† Pope John Paul II Catholic School... 612-789-8851

††††† Convent......................................... 612-789-3256

 

Prayer Line

††††† Weekdays...................................... 612-789-7238

††††† Anytime.......................................... 763-572-1713

 

Website:††† www.ourholycross.com

†††††††††††† FATHER GLENíS

THOUGHTSÖ..††

 

Our readings this Sunday contain the message of the Lordís desire that we be concerned about those in great need, as God is.In the Gospel reading the rich man who saw someone in great need right outside his door and did nothing to help, received harsh judgment in the afterlife as a result.There are many needs which we are not personally aware of in our world.The church and charitable organizations do become aware of them and bring them to our attention out of obedience to the Lord and his call to assist the needy.That is why special collections and other requests for our financial assistance for particular needs are often brought to our attention.Although these appeals for our money can be annoying, especially when a number of them come rather close together, nevertheless, they are worthy of our attention.We may not always be able to address each one financially, but we can always offer prayers for the people suffering in a situation that has been brought to our attention.Doing so, can sometimes increase our desire to help out financially.No one of us can fix all the problems of the needy in our world.But if all of Godís children pray for situations that we become aware of, and strive to do what we can as our resources allow, the suffering of many people in tough situations can be greatly lessoned.

 

Thanks to all who attended the festival at Holy Cross last Sunday despite the chilly weather Saturday night and the competition from both a Vikings and Twinís games on Sunday.Thank you also to all who worked so hard to make the festival successful!A great time was had by all.

 

Father Glen Jenson, Pastor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUDALUPE TOUR will be Tuesday, October 12th.The tour to LaCrosse, Wisconsin includes: coffee stop in Stockholm, hot lunch buffet, mass, time to tour the grounds, deluxe motor coach and tour director.Cost is $53.00 per person.Departs Holy Cross at 7:00 AM and returns at 6:30 PM.Reservation by Tuesday, October 5th.To register or for more information call Joan at 612-379-4488 or the Holy Cross Parish Office weekdays at 612-789-7238.

HOLY CROSS SUNDAY SCHOOL for pre-schoolers to kindergarten age will start on Sunday, October 3, 2010 in the lower level of the school building during the 10:00 AM Mass.All families are welcome to participate.For more information call the Parish Office weekdays at 612-789-7238.

DEVOTIONS - First Saturday Devotions will be held this Saturday, October 2, at Holy Cross at 7:45 AM with praying of the first three decades of the Rosary and Mass at 8:00 AM.After Mass our devotions will continue with praying of the final two decades of the Rosary, prayer and meditation.

ATTENTION SENIORS!!The senior Mass and Social will be this Friday, October 1st.Mass at 9:00 AM in Church and social after Mass in Kolbe Center.All seniors are welcome.

PAKISTAN RELIEF - Under the direction of Archbishop Nienstedt, we have been strongly encouraged to take up a collection for Pakistan flood relief.All contributions will be forwarded to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), who is among the first-line responders to the disaster.If you wish to make a donation you may do so next weekend and mark your check ďPakistan ReliefĒ and drop it in the collection basket.

FALL KICK-OFF OF THE NEW YOUTH GROUP on Tuesday, September 28th from 6:30-8:00 PM in the reading lounge of Pope John Paul II School.All those in grades 6-9 are invited to come for food, fellowship and fun.Flyers with more information available at the University entrance to Church.Bring your friends and come join the group - the group just for you!Any questions please email roder013@umn.edu.

 

CONGRATULATIONS

to Larry and Marlene Ward

as they celebrate their

50th Wedding Anniversary this weekend.

May they be blessed with many more

†††††††††††††††††††† years of love, health and happiness.