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AUGUST 19, 2012

Dear Parishioners, The summer has gone by so quickly, and I cannot believe that Thursday our grade school classes will begin. It is exciting to have the students, faculty, and staff back in the school. Let us all pray for a great school year centered always on Christ. I would like to thank Fr. Ron Bengford, my classmate from Rhode Island, for helping out at our daily and weekend Masses. It is always a pleasure for me to spend time and relax with Fr. Ron. I use the word ‘relax’ loosely. We really did have a great week together. Just a reminder for all of us to mark our calendar for our Exaltation of the Holy Cross Feast Week Celebration. This year we celebrate our 100th Anniversary as a Church and School with 11 days of activities including an Anniversary and 8th grade Confirmation Mass with Bishop Jenky on Wednesday, September 19th. Please come to as many events as you can. This week helps us grow in unity as a Parish family. In Christ, Father Willard


Sunday, 8:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

Aug. 25 Lectors: Elizabeth Kelley Euch Min: Dennis Menke, John Kelley, Charlie Parr, Lynette Lykins, Mary Lou Widloski Servers: Max Walters, Sam Walters, Lexi Baker Aug. 26 Lector: Skip Thompson Euch Min: Greg Koerner, Judy Deverell, Sharon Kristovich, Gloria Fellers, Candy Rollins Servers: Natalie Deptula, Laura Nussel, Josh Koerner Lector: Audrey Plisch Euch Min: Leonard Doyle, Sharon Foreman, Bonita Higgerson, Margie Hoss, Carol Bergeson, Steve Carter Servers: Nikhil Thope, Kristin Hammel, Adam Zasada Penny Devall Lector: Euch Min: Lee Cabutti, Joanne Cabutti, Stacy Wisegarver Rachel Burdette, Justin Bristow, Servers: Elizabeth Bristow

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

In Honor of the Knights of Columbus Jean Somers Donald Dickerson Margaret Hettinger Edward T. Smith Catherine Lachenmyer Living and Deceased Members of CDA Court 1070 For the Parishioners Agatha Koeberlein Adolf Smiricky






20 21 22 23 24 Amarissa Dallas Ashley Michael Grace Garcia, Caldwell, Greene, Hasenstab, Hausladen, Natalie Kindal Sarah Lexi James Deptula Boatright Perdekamp Baker Plankenhorn

Everyone is called to something! What’s your calling? The Diocese of Peoria has a new vocations website featuring our seminarians and other great information in discovering your vocation in life. Visit and see for yourself!!

Offertory for week of AUG. 12th


Please remember Holy Cross in your will.

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time OUR PARISH FAITHFUL DEPARTED. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Margie Lamendola. May her soul and all the souls of the Faithful Departed through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. DON’T MISS THE MOVIE! Or the fun!! WHAT: Ice cream social with ice cream treats and delicious desserts Movie:The Spitfire Grill Special party for kids under 12 Donations for St. Vincent de Paul food pantry (nonperishable items or cash) WHEN: Today, Sunday August 19, 5:00 p.m. WHERE:Holy Cross Parish Center WHO:






Celebrate 100 years of Holy Cross School & Church!! Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Sunday, September 9th through Wednesday, September 19th. Here is one of the events we look forward to enjoying…..

Wednesday, September 19th 6:00 PM 100th ANNIVERSARY and 8th GRADE CONFIRMATION MASS with BISHOP JENKY Join Father Willard, your parish family, and area priests in celebrating our 100 years of Faith and Tradition!! Visit for complete details and a listing of all Exaltation Celebration events.

WHY: A summer celebration brought to all of you by your Holy Cross WATCH team. 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!! COFFEE AND DONUTS RETURNS! Do you remember the good times you had visiting with friends at Coffee and Donuts after Mass last season? Did you miss out last year but would like to join us this year? In Mid-September the Sunday morning Coffee Shop will resume. We need a little of your 'TIME' to host. "Host" volunteers will work only one Mass. Please sign up to host after the 8:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. Mass. Coffee Shop gives us a chance to get acquainted with other parishioners. Please give a small amount of your time to keep it going. Call Cheri at 352-4918 if you have any questions.

If you attended any of the events last year you know what a fun and fulfilling week it is!! This year The Exaltation of the Holy Cross Celebration wraps up our Centennial Celebration. Don’t miss the fun! There will be events for all ages all week long. If you would like to help with one or more of the week’s events, please call Cindy Howie at 352-8748.

THE BIBLE TIMELINE STUDY. Mark your calendars! Our fall Bible study will be The Great Adventure Bible Timeline 2.0. This is the one that started it all--the foundational study in The Great Adventure Series. And now, it's even better. The videos have been redone with new graphics, maps, and animations to make it more understandable. The entire Bible tells a story, and when you learn that story-the Bible comes alive. The Bible Timeline will take you through that story. The study begins October 1st and 2nd and lasts 24 weeks. The cost is $45. The deadline for registration is September 17th. To register, call the Parish Office at 352-8748.

Holy Cross Contemporary Choir. The Contemporary Choir will provide music every Sunday at the 4:00 p.m. Mass beginning on September 9th. 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. This year we are especially looking to add vocalists anf are also in need of a pianist. We practice one evening during the week and before Mass on Sunday afternoon.

The Family Formation Program at Holy Cross serves families with children in grades K - 6. It is a faith formation opportunity for the entire family. Families are supported and encouraged in their efforts to pray, worship, and grow in faith together as a Catholic family.

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.

For more information about Family Formation or if you would like to register for this year please contact the Parish Office at 352-8748.

HOLY CROSS HISTORY Low Mass, High Mass...Where did they go? If we look at Holy Cross bulletins before the mid-1960s we will see these terms used all the time. In fact, Anna Schmidt had kept two holiday Mass schedules, one from Easter 1959 , one from Christmas of that same year. These were shared with the parish. We see on the schedule that Easter and Christmas day were similar with five Masses offered, 6:00 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon. Imagine how packed the church must have been! Only the Midnight Mass at Christmas, the Vigil Mass of Easter and the 9:00 a.m. were High Masses. A High Mass, according to the Tridentine Rite (used from 1570-1962), is the full ceremonial Mass with all Mass parts sung and the use of incense. A deacon and subdeacon have very specific roles in a High Mass. The Low Mass, had no incense, no chanting of Mass parts, and could be said by a single priest with an altar server. Generally the Low Mass took less time, and was effectively a shortened form. Sometimes the Low Mass could be said simultaneously with a High Mass. In fact, the Mass schedule for Christmas says, In addition there will be Mass on a side altar." Masses were frequently said at either side altar (Mary's altar was on the east where the peacock is now, Joseph's altar was on the west where the tabernacle is now held), and marriages were even solemnized at the side altars if one of the couple was not Catholic. Why don't we have this today? Since the 1970 revision of the Roman Missal the distinction is not between low and high Masses but between a Mass said with a congregation and one said with only one altar server (the priest alone) and singing is encouraged at all Masses. Do you remember the High Mass of the Tridentine rite? We'd love to hear from you. We'd love to know! Contact Barb Garv ey at 359-6089, or

A special COMMODITIES COLLECTION of supplies continues for school kits to be made for children in need in the United States and third world countries. We are always in need of and short the following supplies: 4 - 70-count spiral notebooks 1 - flexible plastic ruler 1 - 12 or 24 ct box of colored pencils (NO CRAYONS PLEASE)

To date we have enough supplies to make 141 full kits. Last year we made 200 kits.

We could also use monetary donations to offset the cost of the ties used in making the bags. Our parish seamstresses are working hard to make the special bags for the supplies but they need cording for the ties. Please leave your donations at the back of the Church or drop them off at the Parish Office.

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 August 12th, there is $25,740 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.

OUR SCHOOLS Please keep all students and teachers in your thoughts and prayers as the new school year begins.

Holy Cross Crusaders 356-9521 Fee Day is Tuesday, August 21st beginning at 7:30 a.m. The new school year begins Thursday, August 23rd.

The High School of St. Thomas More 352-7210 STM 13th Annual Golf Outing. Monday, September 17th at Stone Creek Golf Club, Home of the Sabers! Proceeds raised benefit all STM athletic programs. Visit or call 352-7210 to reserve your spot. STM Homecoming Football Game. Mark your calendars for the STM Homecoming Parade Celebration and Football Game against the Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers on Friday, October 5th.


OUR COMMUNITY Young Adult Ministry Opportunity: Theology on Tap Teams 2012-13. The Office of Evangelization is looking for Catholic Young Adults who would like to assist with the planning and facilitating of Theology on Tap in their respective regions. Please contact Craig Dyke: or 309-671-1550 for more info on how to either join an existing Theology on Tap team, or to assemble a new team and series if one is lacking in your region.

The Knights of Columbus Council 891 is entering its 109th year and is inviting all Council members and any other Catholic gentlemen to a cookout social on Wednesday, August 22nd at 6:00 p.m., in the St. Matthew Parish Hall. If you wish to attend, please call Bob at 352-3636 by Monday, August 20th so we can prepare enough food. Ice Cream Social at St. Thomas in Philo!! Join us for our annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 26th, serving from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas School, 311 E. Madison in Philo. Serving BBQ Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Chips, Drinks, and Homemade Ice Cream with all the Special Toppings for a minimal price. See you there.

PRO-LIFE ISSUES 40 Days for Life starts Wednesday, September 26th Get ready to set aside one hour a week to pray at our local Planned Parenthood, located at 3rd and Stoughton, Champaign. Pray to end abortion. Pray to help women. Pray that the Culture of Death will be replaced by a Culture of Life. See

Real Pro-Life News – from Joy We celebrated the birthday of a little boy, now 6, this past week. So many people had suggested to his mother to abort this boy. Due to his mother’s courage, he is alive and now attending elementary school. A little love, hope and encouragement goes a long way. Get involved. Give generously. Love big. Join a pro-life organization. It makes a difference.

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 Malone and 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 Margaret Turkcan Aloysius J. Winka Evelyn Bell

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