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September 1, 2013


Sept. 7 Lector: Euch Min: Servers:

Sunday, 8:00 a.m.

Sept. 8 Lector: Euch Min: Servers:

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

Servers: 4:00 p.m.

Lector: Euch Min: Servers:

Elizabeth Kelley Ron Davis, Dennis Menke, Gloria Fellers, John Kelley Mary Lou Widloski Marie Stipes, Max Stewart, Laura Nussel Barry Dickerson John Sullivan, Greg Koerner, Candy Rollins Judy Deverell Storm Joop, Mason Joop, Christopher Zielinski Greg Miely Sharon Foreman, John Dixon, Pat Dixon, Bonita Higgerson, Carol Bergeson, Karen Ulbrich, Steve Carter Alex Summers, Justin Jerkovitz, Stephen Jerkovitz Penny Devall Rob MacKichan, Lee Cabutti, Joanne Cabutti Libby and Christina Calcagno, Jack Svymbersky

Monday, Sept. 2 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 7:00 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 7:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6 7:00 a.m. 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

(Labor Day) Dorothy Ozier Jane Klein Rita McMahon Mary Jo Hettinger First Friday Memorial James Cain Stanley Spurgeon In honor of Victoria Fisk Rex Johnson For the Parishioners




9:00 am 2 3 4 Max Veronica Christopher Walters, Burton, Zielinski, Stephen Lexi Wade Jerkovitz Baker Baillon



5 Sam Keck, Abigail Keck

6 Michael Hasenstab, Nick Hasenstab

OUR PARISH MASS FOR LABOR DAY will be at 9:00 a.m. There will not be a 7:00 a.m. Mass on that day. Also, our office will be closed. NEWLYWEDS. Our prayers and best wishes go with Timothy Michael Cross and Stephanie Rae Coverstone, who were married here on Saturday, August 25th. May God’s grace support them throughout their married life! FAITHFUL DEPARTED. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Alberta Dixon. May her soul and all the souls of the Faithful Departed through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. The HOLY CROSS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP will meet TODAY, Sunday, September 1st, after the 10:00 a.m. Mass in the Parish Center Mezzanine. Anyone suffering the loss of a loved one is welcome to attend.

HOLY CROSS MOMS GROUP. Join us for food, fellowship and some mommy time Wednesday, September 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Library. The nursery will be open. Hope to see you there! HELP NEEDED. Are your kids all grown and out of the house? Do you miss the pitter patter of little feet? The Moms Group invites you to consider giving of your Time to watch our children in the Nursery while the mothers meet. Please call the Parish Office if you would like to get your ‘baby fix’ for a couple of hours on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. COFFEE AND DONUTS RETURNS! On September 15th the Sunday morning Coffee Shop will resume. It is hosted each week by parish members who volunteer their time to serve fellow parishioners. “Host” volunteers work only one Mass. Please consider volunteering your time and sign up to host after the 8:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. Mass. Sign-up sheets are in the back of church. Call Cheri at 352-4918 if you have any questions.

TwentyTwenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time FAMILY FORMATION REMINDER. If you have not yet registered for this year’s Family Formation Program be sure to contact the Parish Office at 352-8748 and let us know that you will be joining us. The Family Formation Kick-Off is Thursday, September 5th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Center.

REMINDER!! "Movie and a Meal" Make your reservation now!!! Deadline is September 6th. WHAT: The movie Courageous pizza and salad WHEN: Sunday September 8th, 5:00 p.m. WHERE: Holy Cross Parish Center WHO: All parishioners, bring a friend, families (rated PG13) Pizza and salad will be served right after the 4:00 p.m. Mass, followed by the movie. Courageous is the story of four men with one calling: to serve and protect. When tragedy strikes, these men wrestle with their hopes and their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Child care will be provided. Join us as we celebrate our Holy Cross Feast Week. This evening is sponsored by the WATCH team. Please RSVP by September 6th to the Parish Office at 352-8748 or email Cheri Rakers, Save the date: Monday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Holy Cross Parish Center -- Life is Sweet presents Monica Kelsey and Kristi Hofferber from the ‘Save the 1’ organization. ‘Save the 1’ is dedicated to help spread the word about saving unborn children and their mothers in the hard cases. All of God’s children deserve protection and the chance at life outside the womb. FREE EVENT - donations welcome! Join us for Coffee, Tea, and Treats.

FALL CATECHISM STUDY. Our Year of Faith Catechism study continues this fall on October 14th/15th and runs for 9 sessions until December 16th/17th. Unlike the summer session, we’ll have classes Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. ...same as regular Bible study schedules. This time we’re going back to the beginning-Part 1: The Creed. Our plan is to offer studies for Parts 2 and 3, the Sacraments and Life in Christ, through the rest of this year. Then, we’ll end by doing Part 4, the Prayer section, again in a short summer session. Each study will be stand alone, so feel free to take one or all of them. This fall we’re starting where it all starts, so don’t feel you can’t jump in just because you didn’t take the summer session. Since that nagging feeling that you should study the Catechism is still there, and it is still the Year of Faith until December, now is the perfect time to dive in. St. Theresa of Avila said that knowledge precedes love because you have to know your beloved. Studying what God has revealed about himself is the perfect way to become more intimately united with Him this year. To register, call the Parish Office at 352-8748. Thinking about joining the Catholic Church? Now’s the time to call! The RCIA team will host a welcome dinner at the Parish Center on Tuesday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m. for anyone curious about the Catholic faith. Classes are held every Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Contact the Parish Office at 352-8748 for more information. SPECIAL NOTE: Fr. Dave appointed Deacons Ed Mohrbacher and Bob Ulbrich as co-chairs of the RENEWED Liturgical Commission of Holy Cross Parish. They will coordinate all the major liturgical functions, relying on the consultation of the wealth of wisdom and devotion of our parish. Thank you Deacons for your ministry! Thursday Evening Eucharistic Adoration is now held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Church. Come spend some time with our Lord in Adoration.

Parish Choirs Rehearsals have started for the Youth and Parish Choirs! Rehearsals are now on Thursday. Youth Choir rehearses after school until 3:15 p.m. and the Parish Choir rehearses at 7:15 p.m. Please consider joining this year and help enhance the worshiping experience of our congregation. We sing at the 10:00 a.m. Mass each Sunday. Our first Mass will be on September 8th for the kickoff of our Feast Week. New members are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact Scott at 390-0158, or e-mail, or come to rehearsals.

Holy Cross Contemporary Choir The Contemporary Choir provides music every Sunday at the 4:00 p.m. Mass beginning on September 8th. We regularly feature guitars and piano, and add specialty instruments whenever possible. New members who are committed to serving in this ministry are always welcome. If you are interested, please contact the director, Janis Schweizer at 359-6530 or by e-mail at using “Holy Cross Choir” in the subject line.


PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING Sunday, September 22nd at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Center Learn about the Program and meet the Directress

Holy Cross is offering a new program for preschool-aged children beginning in October. The name of the program is The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Below is a brief summary about the program: “It is a way of religious formation that is different from most published programs. It does not use a catechetical series of books or take place in a traditional classroom setting. In this approach there is a room prepared for the children in which every object is a help to knowing God. It is a place of simplicity and order, prayer and work, and community. Everything in this room, known as the atrium, is intended to be appropriate to the age and size of the children who gather there. It is their religious needs that guide the catechesis. The atrium allows the children to come into contact with scripture, and the liturgy of the church.” “Catechesis with very young children has become the real gift that is offered by the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Sofia Cavaletti, one of the founders of the program, realized that if we delay catechesis until the customary age of six, the child has moved into a new ethical stage of life when God is more likely to be perceived as a judge. Beginning to know God as a loving entity is easier for the younger child. Above all, the younger child is especially responsive to God’s overture of love.” —From The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in a Parish Setting by Tina Lillig.

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will be offered for preschool age children ages 3 to 6 years on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. starting October 6th. If you are interested in your preschooler participating in this exceptional program, please contact the Parish Office at 352-8748.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY of the WORD Do you love working with children?

Are you a good storyteller?

Would you like to help them learn more about Jesus and the Mass?

How about singing songs with them?

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a program for our younger parishioners that will be provided during the 10:00 a.m. Mass every Sunday. Children will be dismissed during the Liturgy of the Word to listen to the readings, sing songs, and participate in activities that will help them better understand the message of the scriptures. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Parents and students grades 8 and up are invited to volunteer one Sunday a month as a volunteer for the Children’s Liturgy. Help with the Readings, share your musical talents as we sing the Responsorial Psalm, or even help share the message of the Gospel with a ‘lesson’ We provide all you need. If you would like to volunteer to be a catechist for our Children’s Liturgy, please call the Parish Office at 352-8748.

FINANCE INFORMATION The August second collection for the St. Vincent de Paul Society totaled $1,669.79. Thank you for your generous gift of treasure.

Offertory for week of AUG. 25th $9,322.35 Thank you for your generous contributions.

40 Days for Life is about to start! Join us September 25th - November 3rd to pray to end abortion! Pray an hour a week at our local Planned Parenthood to end abortion. Prayer, peaceful vigil, outreach because women and children deserve better than abortion. Join people nationwide and internationally !

EXALTATION of the HOLY CROSS FEAST WEEK CELEBRATION IT ALL STARTS NEXT SUNDAY!!! Come join the celebration!! Check out the Holy Cross Website at for details about every event during the week!! Don’t miss a single minute of fun!!!!


FAMILY FUN DAY POTLUCK? Saturday, September 14th 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. RSVP to the Parish Office at 352-8748!!! Please bring the following if your name begins with:

A-M Dessert for 10 to 12 and a six pack+ of pop or bottled water (cold)

N-Z Side Dish to serve 10 to 12 and a bag of chips (We’ll provide the burgers, hotdogs, and buns.)

AND……. Please bring a canned good for the bare St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry shelves and your spare quarters for games to support the Pro-Life Committee and Children of Hope and Faith.

AND……. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND… DUNK TANK Dunk a Holy Cross Alumni $1.00 per throw 3 throws for $2.00 Proceeds go to the Pro-Life Committee and Children of Hope and Faith.

Looking forward to a great time!!

DID YOU KNOW a PLENARY INDULGENCE can be obtained on our parish’s feast day? A plenary indulgence is ‘the remission of temporal punishment for sin, in response to certain prayers or good works’. (CCC 992 - 997). An indulgence is a special heavenly treasure which the Church grants us to repay the debt we owe God for our sins and heal the damage done to our souls by sin. A plenary indulgence is granted on our feast day, September 14th under the following conditions: (Please note that these acts can be performed within 8 days before/ after the Feast Day, but it is more fitting to perform the acts on the actual feast day.) 1. First, and most importantly, you must perform all acts with a contrite heart. 2. Sacramental Confession. 3. Eucharistic Communion 4. Prayer for the Pope’s intentions. 5. Eucharistic Adoration Check out the bulletin insert next weekend for more specific information on how to obtain a plenary indulgence.

NEED TRANSPORTATION TO THE HEALING MASS? Please call the Parish Office at 352-8748 and a Parish Nurse will be happy to come pick you up the evening of the event. As much fun as it is to participate during our celebration, it’s also just as fulfilling to volunteer your services behind the scenes. If you would like to help with one or more of the week’s events, please call the Parish Office at 352-8748.

FULL EXALTATION SCHEDULE INSERT Be sure to take the schedule insert and post it on your fridge. We can’t wait to see you at all the wonderful events we have planned for you!! Be sure to bring a friend (or two)!!

Place refrigerator magnet here!!

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross September 8th - 14th, 2013 Sunday, September 8 10:00 AM 11:15 AM

Special Exaltation Celebration Mass with participation of 2012 1st Communicants and the Knights of Columbus Eucharistic Procession

5:00 PM

Movie and a Meal

begins in the church & processes around the block “Courageous” rated PG-13 Come join us for fellowship, pizza, salad, and a great movie.

Monday, September 9 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Holy Cross Coffeehouse Presents Fr. Dave Sajdak, Fr. Santa Bibiana, and Fr. Bill Bucciferro Enjoy coffeehouse pastries, desserts, and drinks while getting to know our Salesian Priests and learning more about what it means to be a Salesian Priest and parish.

Tuesday, September 10 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Adoration and Veneration of the Holy Cross

7:00 PM 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Benediction with Vespers Concert featuring Holy Cross organist Scott Montgomery

(The True Relic will be displayed for veneration.)

Wednesday, September 11 6:30 - 7:30 PM Living Rosary presented in the church by the students of Holy Cross School and the Family Formation Program offered for the intentions of Holy Cross Parishioners.

Thursday, September 12 5:00 - 6:00 PM Sacrament of Reconciliation 6:30 - 8:00 PM Healing Mass Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick for anyone in need of Spiritual, Physical, or Emotional healing.

Friday, September 13 8:15 AM 9:30 AM - 4:45 PM

All School Mass Eucharistic Adoration and Veneration of the Holy Cross

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:45 PM 6:30 - 10:00 PM

Holy Cross School’s Hot Dog Day (All are welcome) Chaplet of the Divine Mercy Benediction Adult Social Celebration

(The True Relic will be displayed for veneration)

Join the fun with a cookout, libations, and music presented by

The Live Jukebox Show Band (featuring parishioner David Howie) All request!! Covering music that spans 60 years!

Saturday, September 14 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross St. John Bosco’s Family Fun Day Potluck Complete with cookout, kids games, and inflatable fun (and the dunk tank!) Check the bulletin for information on what you can bring!!



Holy Cross Crusaders 356-9521 Part-time Cafeteria Dishwasher position available. The schedule for this position is Mondays through Fridays when school is in session, 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Interested applicants please contact the school office at 356-9521.

The High School of St. Thomas More 352-7210 STM Opening. STM Kitchen part-time position available. For questions or to apply, contact Mrs. Maria Tucker at or by calling 352-7210.

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

St. Lawrence 73rd Annual Homecoming Fall Festival Chicken Fry. Join us TODAY, Sunday, September 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Lawrence Parish Hall, Penfield. Dinner prices are adults, $9.00, and children, $4.00. Country Store and Raffle tickets sold for $2,500 in prizes. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! The Bereaved Parents of the USA, Champaign-Urbana chapter meets the 2nd Sunday of each month with the next meeting next Sunday, September 8th, at 4:30 p.m. in the Robeson Room of the Champaign Public Library. For more information contact Jane Pica at 373-1321 or The Catholic Daughters will hold their first meeting after summer break on Tuesday, September 10th at noon at the Olive Garden in Champaign. Come join us for a Dutch treat lunch and bring a friend! Meeting and social time to follow. We look forward to a fun and interesting year. For information call Regent Angie at 359-1317 or Judy at 344-9284. HELP FOR UNEMPLOYED: To get immediate help call one of these human resource professionals: Eric Ferguson at 352-8051 or Donna Rinkenberger at 217-220-0301. FUTURE OPEN MEETINGS: Wednesday, September 11th and Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m. at St Patrick Parish Center.

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 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

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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