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JUNE 17, 2012

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. (Jn 14:27) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: In many places around the globe, the Church struggles to be a visible sign of Christ’s peace: in poor dioceses where many depend on the Church for social and pastoral support; in regions where Catholics are persecuted and must be helped discreetly; in nations overloaded with refugees or victims of war and natural disasters. The Peter’s Pence Collection often provides peace they might not otherwise know. What peace will you give with your stewardship today? The Peter’s Pence Collection gives us the opportunity to extend a sign of peace to the body of Christ around the world. Our gifts to this annual Collection help the Holy Father support victims of disaster, war, and oppression and others in urgent need of assistance. Pope Benedict uses the Peter’s Pence Collection to strengthen dioceses, religious orders, and struggling communities of faith when they need it most. For many who must struggle to survive, the peace of Christ is encountered through the Collection and the work of the Holy Father. Please give generously to the Collection and know that, in doing so, you truly cast the peace of Christ upon the world. Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C. BISHOP OF PEORIA This collection will be taken up next weekend (June 23rd and 24th). Please give generously.


Sunday, 8:00 a.m.

June 23 Lectors: Greg Durbin Euch Min: Charlie Parr, Mary Lou Widloski, Dennis Menke, Lynette Lykins, Kathleen Murray Servers: Tom Murray, Natalie Fleming, Ashley Greene June 24 Lector: Barry Dickerson Euch Min: Sharon Foreman, Greg Koerner, Sharon Kristovich, Fran Hacker, Joseph Hacker Servers: Beth Geistlinger, Sam Keck, Abigail Keck

10:00 a.m. Lector: David Howie Euch Min: Paul Sefranek, Leonard Doyle, Donna Carter, Jessica McMahon, Bonita Higgerson, Margie Hoss, Karen Ulbrich Servers: Dallas Caldwell, Chase Roberts, Aaron Helm 4:00 p.m.

Lector: Robert Weber Euch Min: Lisa Pellum, Jan Weber, Elaine Hershbarger Servers: Quinn Bolliger, Jerrica Gallegos, Jack Svymbersky

Monday, June 18 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 19 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 20 7:00 a.m. Thursday, June 21 7:00 a.m. Friday, June 22 7:00 a.m. Saturday, June 23 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Bernie Cain Benedikt Brenner Frances Hicks Mi cki Stockwell Special Intention for Sister Perpetua Marie Donald E. Newman George Hammel For the Parishioners Joe and Pat Doyle




18 19 20 Olivia Ashley Amarissa Herges, Greene, Garcia, Natalie Lexi Lexi Deptula Baker McFarland



21 22 Maria Grace Stites, Hausladen, Max Amanda Walters Werth

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time OUR PARISH Parish Office Summer Hours The Parish Office will close at Noon on Fridays throughout the summer months.

Come Home and Celebrate 100 years of Holy Cross School & Church!! SAVE THE DATE!!!

Alumni and Parish Members!! Saturday, September 15, 2012 Noon to 4:00 p.m.

PLEASE HELP US WELCOME Deacon Jacob Rose our Transitional Deacon from Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary who will be with us through the summer.

(includes lunch and games and bounce houses for the kids)

Visit to view Deacon Rose’s Seminarian Profile.

Visit for complete details and a listing of all Exaltation Celebration events (September 9 – 19, 2012).

NEWLYWEDS. Our prayers and best wishes go with Joseph Christopher Gaydos, Jr. and Stephanie O’Dea Shinn, who were married here on Saturday, June 9th. May God’s grace support them throughout their married life! NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH and of Holy Cross, through the Sacrament of Baptism, are Avery Patricia, daughter of Nick and Jennifer Jaeger; Naomi Michelle, daughter of Howard and Rebecca Martin; Avery Lynn, daughter of Grant and Jennifer Natschke; Gabriel Heinrich, son of Jeff and Amy Jahnel. Let us support these children in their Faith Journey! 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!! HELP STILL NEEDED WITH SUMMER EUCHARISTIC ADORATION! THANK YOU to those who have responded to our call for more adorers on Thursday evenings and Friday’s Eucharistic Adoration. We are seeing more names on the list and are thankful that our Lord is able to be with you during your time of prayer ands reflection. If you have not yet signed up to spend time with our Lord in the Eucharist, please consider doing so. It may be the most profound moment of your week!!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL DADS!!! Interested in adopting a child? contact Catholic Charities at 1-800-788-8881.

Alumni and Parish Festival Day with SCHOOL, CHURCH, & PARISH CENTER OPEN HOUSE

NOTE!!! If you or someone you know is a Holy Cross school or parish alumni please e-mail us with mailing information at or call the Parish Office at 352-8748. NEW CHURCH BOILER FUND UPDATE. Thanks to those who made a donation to the ‘New Church Boiler’ fund. As mentioned in the June 3rd bulletin, our church boiler is outdated, inefficient, and on it’s last leg. As of June 7th, there is $17,550 of the total estimated cost of $60,000 in the fund. If you would like to make a contribution, please make checks payable to ‘Holy Cross’ and put ‘New Boiler Fund’ in the memo. For a more detailed explanation please visit our website at and look up the June 3rd bulletin under ‘Calendar/News’ or call the Parish Office. The Annual Children Of Hope and Faith Garage Sale will be held at The High School of St. Thomas More on Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Children of Hope and Faith. If you are interested in donating items for the sale, they can be dropped off at The High School of St. Thomas More at the rear entrance on: Monday, July 16 Tuesday, July 17 Wednesday, July 18 Thursday, July 19

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

--- We are not accepting TV's, mattresses or computer monitors. Many volunteers are needed to help with various tasks in addition to the above listed times, so contact Tracy Duchinsky at 359-3616 or if you would like to get involved! Thank You!

WHEELCHAIR ON LOAN. St. Vincent de Paul received a wheelchair donation and the wheelchair is available for temporary loan to parishioners of Holy Cross and St. Matthew. If you have a visitor who requires a wheelchair, are having surgery which will require you to have a wheelchair while you recuperate, etc. and would like to borrow the St. Vincent de Paul wheelchair, please contact the parish office at either St. Matthew or Holy Cross and we will get it to you if it is available. WHITE HOUSE RETREAT. Men from Holy Cross and other neighboring parishes will be making a directed retreat at the White House Retreat from Thursday, August 9th through Sunday, August 12th. Basic information about the retreat house and schedule is available at If you would like to attend or would like more information about the retreat and its format, please contact Jim Doyle at 202-0658, Bob Rauber at 359‑5383, Joe Murphy at 352-0030, or Dean Schwenk at 359-2858.

WELCOME TO HOLY CROSS!! Are you visiting for the summer? We’re happy to have you join us. If you would like to know more about our wonderful church visit our website at Or better yet, stop on in the Parish Office and register to be a part of our parish family. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

SPONSOR OF THE WEEK The advertisements that appear completely defray all publishing costs with which the church would otherwise be burdened. Please patronize these sponsors.

Kitchen Bath and Cabinet Co.

Offertory for week of JUNE 10th $9,288.80 Please remember Holy Cross in your will. Our Legal Title is: HOLY CROSS ROMAN CATHOLIC CONGREGATION CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS

Sunday & Holy Day Development Fund Holy Cross School Tuition Assistance St. Thomas More Tuition Assistance Total


Holy Cross Crusaders 356-9521 Holy Cross School is currently in the process of accepting applications for grades K-8 for the 2012-2013 school year. We would welcome the opportunity to share with you the many opportunities our school has to offer. Please call for more information at 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 School Office - 352-7210 School Office Summer Hours. The main office will be closing for the summer on Friday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m. and will reopen on Monday, July 30th at 8:00 a.m. To schedule an appointment with the Principal call 352-7210; for the Development Office call 819-5702; for the Business Office, call 819-5706; for the Athletic Office, call 819-5715; for Student Services, call 352-5704.



Your life was made for it.

Your soul depends on it.

Session II High school juniors and seniors June 21-24 @ Nazareth House Session III High school freshmen and sophomores July 8-11 @ St. Bede Abbey Session IV 7th and 8th graders July 11-13 @ St. Bede Abbey For more info and registration forms, visit: Find us on Facebook:

HOLY CROSS SCHOOL & PARISH Year Ending June 30, 2012 Contribution Goals Year Ended Actual 6/30/2012 Pro Rata Goal Contributions 7/1/11-5/31/12 7/1/11-5/31/12 Goal $690,000 $632,500 $647,210 $100,000 $91,667 $29,139 $116,400 $106,700 $39,143 $43,600 $39,967 $5,849 $950,000 $870,834 $721,341

Excess (Deficiency) $14,710 ($62,528) ($67,557) ($34,118) ($149,493)

OUR COMMUNITY St. Patrick Church Employment Network & Support Group News “STRUGGLING WITH UNEMPLOYMENT? We are volunteers who are willing to listen, help you expand your network, and provide help if we can. To meet at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, Wednesday, June 27th at 7:00 p.m., contact us through St. Patrick Website link “EMPLOYMENT NETWORK” or call Donna Rinkenberger at 220-0301, Cliff Maduzia at 791-1264, or Eric Ferguson at 352-8051. DRIVERS NEEDED. The Champaign-Urbana Coalition for the Homeless runs a Prepared and Perishable Food Rescue Program (PPFRP). The idea is to get nutritious foods to those in need in a quick and efficient manner. PPFRP provides a great outlet for the tremendous amount of left over/unused food in restaurants, grocery stores, etc. Volunteers drive to area businesses to pick up any food they can legally donate to be given to soup kitchens and other organizations who feed the hungry. “People with cars and availability during weekday lunch time are needed to fill in when regular volunteers can’t make regular pickups. Deacon Cliff Maduzia coordinates these volunteers who are a vital link between the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen and seven important food donors in Champaign. If you can help once in a while, please call 791-1264 or email”

SAVE THE DATE - Sunday, July 8th for the Centennial Dedication Celebration of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Seymour. Bishop Jenky will preside at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. A luncheon will follow. Upcoming Events at the Benet House Retreat Center WOMEN’S RETREAT: Sacred Moments in Everyday Life, Friday, June 22nd, 7:00 p.m. - Sunday, June 24th, 1:00 p.m. This is an invitation to those who are seeking a deeper life of prayer. We will gain insights from the Rule of St. Benedict and challenges from “The Monastery of the Heart” by Joan Chittister, OSB. Presenter: Sr. Marilyn Ring, OSB, Associate Campus Chaplain, Augustana College. Fee: $150 (private room), $135 (shared room). SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT: Listen With The Ear of Your Heart, Sunday. July 22nd, 4:00 p.m.-Wednesday, July 25th, 5:00 p.m. Reflect on the experience of God in your life through prayer, solitude and quiet during this silent retreat. Meet daily with a certified spiritual director: Sr. Mary Schmidt, OSB, MA in Religious Education; Abbot Philip Davey, OSB, MA in Theology and Counseling. Fee: NEW EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Register and pay in full by June 22nd: save $15! Registrations with payments received after June 22nd: pay $250. For more

information please contact Sr. Jackie Walsh, OSB at 309-283-2108, or visit

When was the last time you hugged a child? Hug a kid today and let them know they matter!

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 and Eldon Tufte and 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 Smiricky Family Living and Dec. Mem. of Lachenmyer Family Linda Travaglini Living and Dec. Mem. of Giuffre & Cacioppo Families Members of the Melahn Family Boudreau and Arseneau Family


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