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HOLY CROSS CHURCH CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS

God calling  Throughout salvation history God has called individuals to go forth from their families and familiar surroundings to do God's work and deliver God's message. From Abraham to Moses to the prophets of old, all were called by God to go where God wanted and to speak what God wanted for the benefit of all God's people. In the gospel, Jesus calls his apostles to leave their families, their fishing business, and their homes to follow Him. St. Paul followed Jesus' call and became the great missionary to the Gentiles, establishing Christian communities and preaching the Good News. Christians throughout the centuries have heard God's call and left everything to build God's Kingdom where God led them. Many of them are our favorite saints, like Benedict, Francis, Catherine, Patrick, Theresa. God still calls individuals today! Every human person born into this world has a vocation, that is, a calling to do something for God. When people ask me, "Why did you become a priest?", I truthfully tell them, "Because God called me to be a priest." For, you see, I never wanted to be a priest! While studying business at the University of Illinois in the mid-70's, I aspired to be a millionaire! But, just when the Lord's love was taking possession of my soul, I asked a very dangerous question, "Lord, what do you want me to do for you?" The Lord answered: "I want you to be my priest." I spent years first trying to convince myself that I had a spiritual hearing problem, then spent a good part of my nine year seminary formation trying to convince God that He had the wrong person. But, the Lord prevailed. You see, God is always right the first time. And, I have never regretted answering my calling. My vocation has another element to it. Not only did the Lord call me to the priesthood, but also to religious life. I joined the Salesian Community of St. John Bosco in 1977, and professed perpetual vows in 1984. My life as a Salesian has given me opportunity to do the Lord's work from the Bahamas to Toronto to British Columbia, with a number of stops in between. We hear in the Gospel this weekend Jesus calling his first apostles. Andrew, Simon, James, and John were fishermen. They were not theologians or professional ministers, but the Lord called them to Himself to become His first evangelists and ministers in His Church. The Lord Jesus calls EVERYONE to do something for Him. Every human person is planned for God’s purpose, created to be like Christ, formed for God’s family, shaped for service, and made for mission. Especially you young people, ask the dangerous question: “Lord, what do you want me to do for you?” – and discover your vocation. Fr. Dave

January 26, 2014

PASTORAL STAFF SERVING HOLY CROSS Fr. David Sajdak, S.D.B., Pastor Fr. Joseph Santa Bibiana, S.D.B., Parochial Vicar Fr. William Bucciferro, S.D.B., in residence Deacon Henry ‘Hank’ Hart Deacon Ed Mohrbacher Deacon Robert ‘Bob’ Ulbrich TRUSTEES Tom Murray John Powers DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Marc Cardaronella LITURGY: Sunday Eucharist: Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., & 4:00 p.m. Daily: Refer to the ‘Masses for the Week’ on the following page. HOLY CROSS PARISH OFFICE 405 W. Clark St., Champaign, Illinois, 61820 Phone: 217-352-8748 Fax: 217-366-2929 e-mail address: office@holycrosscatholic.org website: www.holycrosscatholic.org HOLY CROSS SCHOOL Christina Ellis, Principal 410 W. White, Champaign, Illinois, 61820 Phone: 217-356-9521 Fax: 217-356-1745 TRIBUNAL AUDITORS: Deacon Henry “Hank” Hart Deacon Ed Mohrbacher ADORATION: Fridays all day with Benediction at 4:45 p.m. RECONCILIATION: Saturdays: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., daily from 6:45 a.m. to 6:55 a.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment. BAPTISM: Second and fourth Sunday of the month, after the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Parents must be registered members and attend a baptismal preparation session, preferably before the birth of the child. Contact the Parish Office three months in advance to schedule. M ATRIMONY: Couples contemplating marriage should call the Pastor at least eight months in advance. At least one partner must be a registered parishioner at Holy Cross and be actively practicing the faith. If you have a previous marriage, set no marriage date until you have discussed this with your Pastor. CARE OF THE SICK: Call the Parish Office to make arrangements at any time for Communion and/or the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. BULLETIN DEADLINE: Two Wednesdays prior to the bulletin in which the information will be posted.


Third Sunday in Ordinary Time LITURGICAL MINISTER SCHEDULE Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 1 Lector: Euch Min: Servers:

Sunday, 8:00 a.m.

Feb. 2 Lector: Euch Min: Servers:

10:00 a.m. Lector: Euch Min:

Servers: 4:00 p.m.

Lector: Euch Min: Servers:

David Kristovich Gloria Fellers, Charlie Parr, Lynette Lykins, Dennis Menke, Sharon Kristovich Megan Walker, Micki Walker, Joey Walker Barry Dickerson Candy Rollins, Greg Koerner, Judy Deverell, Barbara Tangora, Michael Tangora Stephanie Burton, Paul Burton, Veronica Burton Boy and Girl Scouts Bonita Higgerson, Donna Carter, Carol Bergeson, Peg Swanson, John Cunningham, Vanna Cunningham, Paul Hausladen Boy and Girl Scouts Audrey Plisch Rob MacKichan, Sally Feller, Sharon Foreman, Lee Cabutti, Joanne Cabutti Michael Plecki, Hannah Murray, Hayes Murray

Monday, Jan. 27 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 7:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 7:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31 7:00 a.m. 8:15 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 1 8:15 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Poor Souls Marie Clark Joe Mitsdarfer Roche Cain, Jr. Betty Bowen Gurley Bob Cain Stacy Wisegarver

For All Deceased Salesians Rozella Hammel Anna and Glenn Schmidt Patricia Gratkowski For the Parishioners

7:00 a.m. WEEKDAY SERVER SCHEDULE Mon

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27 28 29 30 31 Kayley Hayes Veronica Rachel Wade Schacht, Murray, Burton, Burdette, Baillon, Noelle Cameron Kindal Max Sydney Schacht Longfellow Boatright Walters McMahon

OUR PARISH THERE WILL BE NO COFFEE AND DONUTS ON February 2nd BECAUSE8. Boy Scout, Troop 9 is hosting a PANCAKE and SAUSAGE BREAKFAST at the Parish Center NEXT SUNDAY, February 2nd after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Masses. Proceeds help support Scouting at Holy Cross School. Please stop by to enjoy some tasty sausage and pancakes. The HOLY CROSS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP will meet next Sunday, February 2nd, after the 10:00 a.m. Mass in the Parish Center Library. Anyone suffering the loss of a loved one is welcome to attend. FEBRUARY HEAVENLY DUSTERS are Teresa Brown and Mary Lou Grace. The January second collection for the Holy Cross Pro-Life Committee totaled $1,014.00. Thank you for your generous gift of treasure.

EXTRA PARISH T-SHIRTS FOR SALE. Want to order a T-Shirt? Please call the Parish Office at 352-8748 for available sizes.

MINISTERS NEEDED FOR EUCHARISTIC OUTREACH Through the Eucharistic Outreach ministry the Holy Eucharist is taken on Fridays to our parish family members who are homebound and in nursing homes. We are in great need of Eucharistic Ministers to volunteer to help with this very important job of bringing Jesus to those who cannot join us at Mass. Please call the Parish Office if you feel called to help.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK Holy Cross is like a second home. Everyone seems like family. For me, family is people who will pick me up when I fall and not just physically. A home is somewhere I'm comfortable. I'll always remember Holy Cross.

Laura, a Holy Cross School student


SCOUT SUNDAY ND IS NEXT WEEK, FEBRUARY 2 !

Saint John Bosco Feast Day: January 31 Patron Saint of boys, editors, youth

Did you know……

Join us for the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Scout Sunday is an annual event that recognizes the religious achievements of boys and girls involved in Scouting. The religious achievements are based on the individual Scouting program and are designed to promote age appropriate religious learning. Groups participating in Scout Sunday activities include, Boy Scouts, Brownies, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.

His love for God and children motivated him in all the work he did in his life. NEXT MASS LED BY OUR YOUTH. Mark your calendars and join us NEXT Sunday, February 2nd at the 10:00 a.m. Mass which will be led by our parish youth. This month our Mass is combined with the celebration of Scouts. Join us as our youth participate in the Mass.

Don Bosco developed teaching methods based on love rather than punishment, a method that became known as the Salesian Preventive System. A follower of the spirituality and philosophy of Saint Francis de Sales, Bosco dedicated his works to him when he founded the Salesians of Don Bosco, based in Turin.

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Join us THIS Friday, January 31 for a special 6:30 p.m. Mass in honor of St. John Bosco. Refreshments in the Parish Center Great Hall will follow.

UPDATE ON OUR MARIAN SHRINE People have been asking me how our Marian Shrine intentions will work. This is how: for anyone giving any donation towards the Marian Shrine the name of their beloved or family name will be written in the Marian Shrine Mass book. The names in this book will be remembered at every Wednesday evening 6:30 p.m. Mass.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY UPDATE. Our Children’s Liturgy during the 10:00 a.m. Mass is going great!! The kids love the program, and our parent volunteer catechists are doing a fantastic job. Thanks so much team!! We could use your help!! PARENTSQ If your child participates in Children’s Liturgy you are invited to come with sometime and see what we do. It will also help us with ‘crowd control’. There are so many little ones who join us, and we could use the help of a few grown-ups to sit with the kids. If you notice only one or two adults at the front with the kids, please consider coming up to help. Volunteers needed!! Consider joining the Children’s Liturgy Team. Everything is prepared for you. All you do is practice, present, and have fun!! Please call the Parish Office for more information!!

For those who donate $500 or above, the donor will have the option of having the name of the beloved or family name on a plaque that will be placed near the Marian Shrine. Don Bosco, referring to the many favors Mary, Help of Christians granted to people, said “I am not aware that anyone prayed in vain.” For more information about the Marian Shrine please contact me at the parish office. Fr. Dave

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK This is my eighth year at Holy Cross School. That's a long time. I've had eight years to learn, to grow, and to become the best person I can be. I've had eight years to make friends and to become God's best friend. Holy Cross has given me so many opportunities within my Catholic education. I have had eight years to be part of this family -- this family of faith. Hannah, a Holy cross School student

FINANCE INFORMATION JUST A REMINDER: The Second Collection will be taken up next weekend for the Holy Cross School Tuition Fund. Please give generously to help support our students and their families. Tuition Assistance Fund Goal for the 2013-2014 School Year: th

Offertory for week of JAN. 19 : $9,448.08

$171,500.00

(This total includes Holy Cross School and The High School of St. Thomas More)

Total collected July 1st - January 20th:

$32,531.87


OUR SCHOOLS

Catholic school(s), to me, is an opportunity that not a lot of kids get to experience. It's an opportunity to learn and develop our faith with people who want us to be the best we can be. Going to a Catholic school gives us the chance to be ourselves and profess our love for God to Savannah, a Holy Cross student those around us. Holy Cross School 356-9521 www.holycrosselem.org THIS IS CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK! We invite you to visit Holy Cross School!

HOLY CROSS ADMISSIONS. Holy Cross School is currently in the process of accepting applications for grades K-8 for the 2014-2015 school year. We would welcome the opportunity to share with you the many opportunities our school has to offer.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK. Our Open House on

Wednesday, January 29th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Holy Cross School invites families to visit our school, take a tour, and meet a current HC family who can answer any questions. Please call for more information 356-9521. Check out our website at www.holycrosselem.org for additional information about our school and for a complete Catholic Schools Week schedule.

NEW PRESCHOOL AT HOLY CROSS. Holy Cross is proud to announce the development of a preschool program for this coming fall. Classes are available for children age 3 & 4. Our Catholic preschool provides a safe, nurturing environment for your child - an environment where education and prayer go hand in hand. Our preschool brochure can be found by clicking on "Current Families", "Resources", and "Preschool Brochure" or call the school office. The High School of St. Thomas More 352-7210 www.hs-stm.org

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. For a list of employment opportunities, visit http://www.hs-stm.org/employmentopportunities.html and http://www.hs-stm.org/employmentdirector-of-development.html

STM 2012-2013 ADMISSIONS. The High School of Saint Thomas More is now accepting applications for the 20142015 school year. For questions, call 819-5702. Click here for the application and more details:http://www.hsstm.org/prospective-families.html

WHY ARE THE RCIA PARTICIPANTS DISMISSED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MASS? This Sunday, at the 10:00 a.m. Mass, those adults preparing to be baptized into the Catholic Church will be dismissed at the end of the Liturgy of the Word. This will continue each Sunday until Easter when, at the Easter Vigil, those who are ready will join us at the Table of the Eucharist for the first time. The parish is not sending them out because they are somehow “unworthy” to stay for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Though they cannot yet come to the table of the Eucharist, Mother Church still has an obligation to feed those who have entered into a relationship with her through the Rite of Acceptance which was celebrated recently. God’s Word is their only food during this period. Instead, the participants depart from the Mass with their godparents and sponsors (if available), and one or more RCIA team members, to discuss the Mass readings for that Sunday and to experience more fully the impact of the Scriptures in their lives. This time is known as “Reflection on the Word.” (Please refer to 2 Timothy 3:16-17) The candidates and catechumens may not be able to be with us in body throughout the entire Mass, but they can be with us in spirit. Recently a Spiritual Bouquet was provided of which you were invited to fill out and turn in on behalf of our participants in RCIA. These bouquets will be given to them and they will know that you are keeping them in your thoughts and prayers. If you would like to fill out a Spiritual Bouquet they are available at the Parish Office and at the back of the church.

OUR DIOCESE www.cdop.org John Lancaster Spalding Scholarship Fund Grants: Tuition assistance scholarship grants from the endowment fund established as a result of the Diocese of Peoria ROOTED IN FAITH Campaign and named in honor of Archbishop Spalding, the first Bishop of Peoria, will be available for the 2014 - 2015 school year for students enrolled in or intending to enroll in grades kindergarten through 12 in any Catholic school located in the Diocese of Peoria whose families are members of a Catholic parish in the diocese. All grants will be based on financial need objectively assessed. Information about the grants and application materials may be obtained from any Catholic elementary or secondary school in the Diocese of Peoria or on the Diocesan website www@cdop.org: Click on EDUCATION; then on OFFICE OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS; highlight the Select list and then down to SPALDING SCHOLARSHIPS. Parents are encouraged to apply online at: online.factsmgt.com/aid. Families of students currently receiving grants are reminded that all grants are for one year only, and anyone seeking to renew a grant for 2014 - 2015 must reapply. Deadline date for the completed application has been moved to MARCH 15, 2014. Notification of grant awards will be made by mid-April.


OUR COMMUNITY

Time To Turn in Your Spare Change! ….it could save a life!!

CHANGE FOR CHANGE!! Small donations make a big difference!

Is your baby bottle full? Bring your baby bottles full of change to drop off at the Parish Office or at church NEXT WEEKEND. Baskets will be at each entrance for your bottles. Support moms and children through the Living Alternatives' Crisis Pregnancy Center by donating your spare change.

ST. MATTHEW DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

Girls, invite your dad or other special man for an evening of fun, refreshments and dancing at the annual St. Matthew Daddy-Daughter Dance. Encourage all your friends to join you at the social event of the year!

Catholic schools, to me, are a place where I can be myself and not have to worry about professing my faith. I have been in Catholic school my whole life, and I have grown up with my classmates. We have been through a lot, but it's nice to know that Jesus is still the primary focus. He is the focus of everything -- sports, friends, tests, field trips. He gives peace and love that no words can describe. Students can only get this at a Catholic school where we know that everyone accepts Christ. I will always be thankful for the foundation that my Catholic school has built for me.

Who: Any girl and her dad or other special man. When: Friday, February 7th, 6:30 p.m.-8:30p.m. Where: Feeney Hall. Cost: Only $15 per dad! (Dress fancy!) For more information or to register, go to www.stmatt.net/Church/index.html or contact Laura or John Schmitt at 356-8806 or schmittzu@earthlink.net.

Olivia, a Holy Cross Student

VOCATIONS

KID’S CORNER

“A call from God to live in a particular way” HAIL MARY W ORD SEARCH AMEN AMONG BLESSED DEATH FRUIT FULL GOD GRACE HAIL HOUR

JESUS LORD MARY MOTHER PRAY SINNERS THEE WOMEN

B F H B G R A C E K

L O K D E S S E L B

H O Y Y A R P D O G

S E R R H A I L V M

I J A D V D E A T H

N E M O W T L G T O

N S C S I L N H H U

E U A U U O R Z E R

R S R F M O T H E R

S F J A N P N E M A

“Reform your lives! The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Are you being called to proclaim the coming of the kingdom as a priest or in the consecrated life? Call Msgr. Brian Brownsey at (309) 671-1550 or email msgr_brownsey@cdop.org. Please pray for all vocations: Marriage, Priestly, Religious Life, and Consecrated Single Life. Pray, also for Salesian seminarian Br. Peter Duoc Le (SUO), and Diocese of Peoria seminarian Brian Bursott.

HOLY CROSS FIRST FRIDAY MEMORIAL Devall, Desmier, Jensen Families The Menke Family Jerry and Loretta M. Dano Paul & Joe Knoke Dec. Mem. of Henry, Butler, Reynolds Families Dec. Mem. of Donato, Pace, Follis Families Dec. Mem. of the Mueller, Neunhoffer, Willard Families Robert F. Reiser Family Dec. Mem. of Corkery, Cox, Murray Families Nichols, Parod, Fotzler Families Bruns Family Dec. Mem. of Happ, Krueger Families William Pellum & Kevin Pellum Thelma Sparks, Parents of Charles & Thelma Sparks Ed & Jean Bown Chuck, Chad, Meghan Schweighart; Larry Hausmann

Living and Dec. Mem. of Cler & Flavin Families Graham & Huguet Families Beth (Hawkins) Porter and son, Johnathon Reid ALL SOULS, Living and Deceased Pastore, Buzinsky, & Piccolo Families The Lamendola/Smith/Hammers Families The Hammel and Mitsdarfer Families Margaret & Eldon Tufte and Dec. Mem. of their family Living and Dec. members of Baum & Decker Families Barham and Bosch Families Tangora and Kovera Families William McMahon, Linda and Mike Wesolowski Loretto B. Doyle McNamara and Mulcahey Family Living and Dec. Mem. of Giuffre & Cacioppo Families Boudreau and Arseneau Family

Margaret Turkcan Aloysius J. Winka Evelyn Bell Wm. Zeilenga Jr. Eleanor Zeilenga Ellen Zeilenga Arlin Rentfrow Rita Rentfrow Ron Murphy Fred Porter Harold Kremer The Rakers-Wade Families Orville & Loretta Friese and James Lybarger Dec. Mem. of the Slykas Family Hershbarger & Kick Families Dec. Mem. of Cochrane-O’Brien families


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