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May 19, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS!! Next weekend four men will be ordained into the Priesthood in the Diocese of Peoria. Our best wishes and prayers go with these Servants of God as they venture forth into the community to serve God and his Church.

Deacon Jacob Rose Deacon Jeremy Freehill Deacon Tom Otto Deacon Scott Potthoff We also welcome home our parish seminarian Michael Pica, who recently completed his first year of study in Theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary at Emmitsburg, Maryland. Michael will be with us for a couple of weeks as he waits for his summer assignment to a parish in the diocese. We are thankful to God for these dedicated men and pray He will continue to bless them with the strength of Grace to serve the Church with love and joy!!


May 25 Lector: Euch Min: Servers:

Sunday, 8:00 a.m.

May 26 Lector: Euch Min: Servers:

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

Servers: 4:00 p.m.

Lector: Euch Min: Servers:

David Kristovich Charlie Parr, Lynette Lykins, Sharon Kristovich, Ron Davis, Mary Lou Widloski Natalie Fleming, Kindal Boatright, Amarissa Garcia

Jay Geistlinger Frances Hacker, Joseph Hacker, Judy Deverell, Greg Koerner, Candy Rollins Cameron Longfellow, Allie Kreie, Sydney Longfellow Joe Mefford Bonita Higgerson, Karen Ulbrich, Jessica McMahon, Steve Carter, Sharon Foreman, Margie Hoss Alexa Hardy, Nikhil Thope, Sean Parks Mary Schell Joanne Cabutti, Lee Cabutti, Elaine Hershbarger Jerrica Galleghos

Monday, May 20 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 21 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 22 7:00 a.m. Thursday, May 23 7:00 a.m. Friday, May 24 7:00 a.m. 8:15 a.m. Saturday, May 25 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Richard and Alice Moran Margie Lamendola Poor Souls Marian Walker Sandra Twohey Jim Thompson For the Parishioners Jean Somers Stephen Warner Betty Shaw



20 21 Laura Victoria Nussel, Olsen, Spencer James Burgin Plankenhorn

May is the Month of Mary Memorare Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.



22 Max Stewart, Julia Tangen

Bri Hege, Becca Hege



24 Kayley Schacht, Noelle Schacht

CONGRATULATIONS ALL GRADUATES! A heartfelt Congratulations goes out to all our Holy Cross School Alumni who are graduating this year from High School and College. May God bless your future endeavors and vocations with success and grace!!

Pentecost Sunday OUR PARISH Coffee and Donuts volunteers for May 26th are the Cobb family for the 8:00 a.m. Mass crowd and the Howard Walker for the 10:00 a.m. Mass crowd. Thank you for your gift of time.

FIRST MASS LED BY OUR CHILDREN. Mark your calendars and join us Sunday, June 2nd at the 10:00 a.m. Mass which will be led by our parish children.

HOLY CROSS MOM’S GROUP. Join us for the wrap up End of Year Party Wednesday, May 22rd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bring the kids and celebrate the vocation of Motherhood. There will be no nursery. Hope to see you there!

The children will be lectors, ushers, greeters, and will sing in the choir. Interested in helping or volunteering to participate? Call the Parish Office at 352-8748.

PARISH NURSE NEWS Parish Nurses will be taking blood pressure in the Parish Center next Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Undetected high blood pressure can lead to other health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. Please take advantage of this free and convenient service. It could save your life!!

2013 Annual Diocesan Appeal The 2013 Annual Diocesan Appeal is doing very well. But we need all of you to contribute. If you have not yet made a gift to the ADA, we invite you to do so today. There are pledge cards at the back of the church and in the Parish Office. Every dollar raised to make our goal supports diocesan services and every dollar raised and paid beyond our goal comes back to us 100%.

CANCER SUPPORT HOLY HOUR. Cancer survivors, those affected by cancer, families and friends, join us for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration next Thursday, May 30th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the church. Come spend time with our Lord in thanksgiving and love. For more information contact Kristin Hummel at 356-6914 or

Our Parish Goal is $77,991 Summer Catechism study. So, you know how you’ve always thought you should read the Catechism but never did because it’s big and it’s hard to read’s big. Well, now’s your chance to study the Catechism, while being guided by experts who will help you understand it.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR MAGNIFICAT ORDERS!!! We have exceeded 100 orders which means we will be able to continue to receive the Magnificat at the group rate of $25 for a year, which is half the regular subscription cost.

Our Catechism study will be on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. beginning June 10th and will run for 4 sessions. This summer session will study the section of the Catechism on Prayer. It’s the smallest section and perfect for the summer. We plan to do the section on the Creed, the largest section, this fall. Stay tuned for more on that later this summer.

The deadline has passed BUT... If you just realized you needed to submit your order...this is your ‘Oops!’ Notice. You can still turn in your order! We are happy to extend the time to order through this coming Friday, May 24th. Please make your checks payable to “Holy Cross” not Magnificat and bring it in to the Parish Center as soon as possible.

As part of the Year of Faith, Pope Emeritus Benedict asked all the faithful (that’s you) to study the Catechism and become reacquainted with the richness of the Catholic Faith. It’s also the 20th anniversary of the Catechism, so it’s the perfect time to give it a go. To register, call the Parish Office at 352-8748. Cost for materials is $25. Deadline is May 28th.

You are cordially invited to the celebration of our pastor

Father Stephen Willard’s 20th anniversary of his ordination to the holy Priesthood. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Holy Cross Parish Center

$750,917 Raised Funds


Parish Goal $980,515

Offertory for week of MAY 12th $7,727.93 Thank you for your generous contributions.

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. If you are planning to attend, please call the Parish Office at 217-352-8748

NOTE: Parish Goal is for fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is inspired by Gospel values and leads men and women to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-toperson service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederick Ozanam and its patron, St. Vincent de Paul. The Holy Cross/St. Matthew Conference is blessed by the generosity of our parishioners who make this outreach possible. Your collective food and financial contributions enabled us to assist 166 adults and 176 children in Champaign during April. Please continue your support and keep the members of St Vincent de Paul Society and those they help in your prayers. Our donation poor box is in the vestibule of the Church.

Year of Faith 2012-2013 Ways for Catholics to Live the Year of Faith 1. Participate in Mass. The Year of Faith is meant to promote the personal encounter with Jesus. This occurs most immediately in the Eucharist. Regular Mass attendance strengthens one’s faith through Scriptures, the homily, receiving Communion, and being a part of a faith community. Check out our parish website sidebar at for more resources for making your Year of Faith a success!

OUR SCHOOLS Holy Cross Crusaders 356-9521 Please pray for our 8th grade students who are graduating this Thursday. Principal Position. Holy Cross Church in Champaign is seeking applicants for the position of principal of its parish elementary school for the 2013-2014 school year. The school has grades K through 8. A principal application package outlining qualifications and procedures is available at or by calling the Office of Catholic Schools at 309-671-1550. Holy Cross School is now accepting applications for grades K-8 for the 2013-2014 Academic year. Please call for more information (356-9521) or to set up a visit. Check out our website ( for additional information about our school. The High School of St. Thomas More 352-7210 STM Teaching Positions Available. There are several STM teaching positions available. Visit or contact Mr. Bustle, STM Principal, at 352-7210 for more information. STM Saber Sports Summer Camps. Visit for all the details and registration forms for the 2013 Saber Sports Summer Camps.

Catholic Connected: Beyond the Pew The Year of Faith: Encountering Christ through the Sacraments Presenter: Elizabeth Ficocelli

Saturday, June 1, 2013 7-9 pm Come celebrate being Catholic! • • •

All-area Choir Concert and Sing-along Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Ficocelli Reception

at The High School of St. Thomas More, 3901 North Mattis Avenue, Champaign

Free--Please RSVP to your parish office by May 28th. •

From your parish you can request a “Ticket/Nametag” to wear the evening of June 1 as a way to build community among area Catholics. Free-will collection will help support Catholic Connected events.

For more information, go to




USE YOUR GIFTS TO SERVE. St. Patrick Catholic Church of Urbana is looking for a full time Pastoral Associate or possibly a couple who both would be willing to be part time Pastoral Associates. The individual(s) will be helping with numerous programs and pastoral needs of parishioners. If you are interested please send a resume to St. Patrick Church, Attn: Fr. Joe Hogan, 708 W. Main Street, Urbana, Illinois, 61801.


Your life was made for it. Your soul depends on it. Session I High school graduates May 31-June 3 @ Nazareth House Session II High school juniors and seniors June 20-23 @ Nazareth House Session III High school freshmen and sophomores July 7-10 @ St. Bede Abbey Session IV 7th and 8th graders July 10-12 @ St. Bede Abbey For more info and registration forms, visit: Find us on Facebook:

CATHOLIC ANNULMENT PROCESS. The NotaryAuditors of Holy Cross, St. Patrick, and St. Malachy churches, under the auspices of the Tribunal Office of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria invite you to an informal meeting regarding the Catholic Annulment Process, Saturday, June 15th at 9:00 a.m. at the St. Patrick’s Parish Center. There is no obligation, no reservation, and no cost.

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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 Reiser & Bergeron Families Dec. Mem. of Corkery, Cox, Murray Families Dec. Mem. of Nichols, Parod 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

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 Birdie and Edward Cronau McNamara and Mulcahey Family Living and Dec. Mem. of Lachenmyer 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