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OCTOBER 14, 2012

My dear friends in Christ, We’re All Missionaries! Do you know the date of your Baptism? Well, on that day, you became a missionary, called by our Lord to share your faith with those around you and to be part of the Church’s mission to the world. We are not all able to travel to foreign lands as St. Francis Xavier did. However, we can all make effort in our daily lives through prayer and sacrifice to support those men and women who are called to leave their homeland to preach the Good News of the Lord in foreign lands. The missionary work of the Church depends on each one of us. On World Mission Sunday, please be as generous as your means allows and continue to pray that all of us in the Diocese of Peoria may be eager and effective witnesses to God, our loving Father, and His only Son, Jesus Christ. Sincerely yours in Christ, Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C. BISHOP OF PEORIA PLEASE NOTE: This collection will be taken next weekend at all Masses. There is a special envelope for World Mission Sunday in the monthly envelope packet to be placed in the regular first collection.

Respect Life Month LITURGICAL MINISTER SCHEDULE Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, 8:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

Oct. 20 Lectors: Elizabeth Kelley Euch Min: Charlie Parr, Lynette Lykins, Dennis Menke, John Kelley, Gloria Fellers Servers: Max Stewart, Maria Stipes, Amanda Werth Oct. 21 Lector: David Kristovich Euch Min: Frances Hacker, Joseph Hacker, John Deponai, Barry Dickerson, Sharon Kristovich Servers: Adam Walker, Marlin Smock, Josh Koerner Lector: Greg Miely Euch Min: Karen Ulbrich, Leonard Doyle, Jessica McMahon, Cindy Howie, Bonita Higgerson, Steve Carter, Sharon Foreman Servers: Addie Cobb, Olivia Herges, Alexa Hardy Lector: Penny Devall Euch Min: Sally Feller, Mike O’Brien, Elaine Hershbarger Servers: Erin King, Maddie King, Spencer Hays

Monday, Oct. 15 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 7:00 a.m.

June Giuffre Connor, Edgar, and Ingersoll Families

Wednesday, Oct. 17 7:00 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 7:00 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19 7:00 a.m. 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Loretto Doyle Anne Marie Ulbrich Donald Dickerson Robert L. Silber Lois Arseneau Gertsch Tom Harrington, Sr. Christie Hoss Malloch For the Parishioners



15 Micki Walker, Joey Walker





17 18 19 Jack Preston Stephen Marlin Svymbersky, Summitt, Jerkovitz, Smock, Veronica Michael Victoria Amarissa Burton Hasenstab Olsen Garcia

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time OUR PARISH NEWLYWEDS. Our prayers and best wishes go with Kaelob James Capel and Deanna Claudette Durbin, who were married here on Saturday, October 6th. May God’s grace support them throughout their married life! FAITHFUL DEPARTED. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of Fanny Bellucci and Kathleen Crawmer. May their souls and all the souls of the Faithful Departed through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Coffee and Donuts volunteers for October 21st are the Kristovich family for the 8:00 a.m. Mass crowd and the Friedman and Branaman families for the 10:00 a.m. Mass crowd. Thank you for your gift of time. The SECOND COLLECTION for the month of October will be taken for the Catholic Daughters of the Americas the weekend of 20th and 21st. The Catholic Daughters strive to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality, and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all. Please give generously. If you are interested in joining the Catholic Daughters please contact Patti McDaniel at 328-2287 or e-mail to SCHOOL KITS. CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS!! Thanks to your most generous donations, Holy Cross students assembled 329 school kits. That is the most made by one organization in the city and the most made here at Holy Cross in one year!

MASS of REMEMBRANCE All Souls Day FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 6:30 p.m. Please join us for the 3rd Annual Mass of Remembrance, Friday, November 2nd, All Souls Day, at 6:30 p.m. This celebration offers families and fellow parishioners the chance to come together in solidarity to remember those who have died this past year. There will be a special rite within the Mass when the names of our deceased will be announced and a rose will be presented to our Blessed Mother on their behalf. Those who have been involved in any parish ministry that supports those who have lost a loved one are especially encouraged to attend this Mass, including members of the Bereavement Ministry, Funeral Luncheon cooks and servers, Parish Nurses, Parish Angels, and Nicodemus Society. All Parish Members are welcome to attend. Your presence and support for our bereaved will be welcomed. A reception will follow in the Parish Center Great Hall.

ARTS & CRAFTS BAZAAR benefiting Children of Hope and Faith is Sunday, October 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Holy Cross Parish Center. Free Admission. Featuring handmade treasures, hotdogs, ice cream, and baked goods. Free kid’s craft activities! For more information contact Tracy Duchinsky at 689-4168.

YOU ARE INVITED to our 4th Annual Baby Shower held in the Parish Center to support our local organizations, such as Birthright and Living Alternatives, who support life. We also collect non-perishable goods for St. Vincent de Paul Society, who among many other things, help single mothers who choose life instead of abortion. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 27th, at 12:00 p.m. and please BRING A FRIEND!! Our goal is to collect as many NEW baby items as possible, from baby beds and car seats, to pacifiers and rattles, with everything in between that is needed for newborns: formula, sheets, blankets, clothes, bottles, diapers, wipes and so on. Monetary donations are also welcome. There will be fun games to play and light refreshments to eat and all are welcome. Please call the Parish Office at 352-8748 if you plan to attend, and if you are unable to attend you can still make a donation by dropping it off at the Parish Center. This may seem like a small thing to do, but it’s amazing what a BIG help it is to mothers who have very little. Thank you for your generosity and for supporting LIFE. Preparation for the parish Marian Consecration coming soon. Are you ready to learn the quickest, surest, and easiest way to holiness? Blessed John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa knew that the quickest way to become a saint is through a relationship with Our Blessed Mother, Mary. We will begin a 33-day preparation for Consecration to Jesus through Mary on Monday, November 5th. Each week you’ll follow four great Marian saints: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa, and Blessed John Paul II. They’ll teach you the secrets to drawing closer to the Heart of Jesus through the Heart of Mary. In the weekly study groups, you’ll share your insights with others then watch a 30-minute video by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC. At the end of six weeks, you will be prepared to entrust your spiritual life to Mary on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Saturday, December 8th. To learn more, contact Marc Cardaronella at the Parish Office, 352-8748 or em ai l at Also, to learn more about the program, visit

“WE ARE THE CHURCH” Coming Soon to Holy Cross Parish HOLY CROSS HISTORY The Knights of Columbus' organization in ChampaignUrbana predates Holy Cross. However, just after Holy Cross was opened they had a huge picnic in Crystal Lake Park, with 1,800 people attending, many of them early parishioners. The day was filled with activities: a car race, tug of war (for men and ladies), boat race, foot races and even, apropos of this time of year, a baseball game. The car race was described like this, "Going at a terrific speed along the driveway of Crystal Lake Park, Daniel T. Ryan, driving a Westcott automobile, and James Heffernan, driving a Ford automobile, met on the bridge across the creeks at the Catholic picnic Thursday afternoon." One wonders how fast they could have possibly been going… a 1913 Ford Roadster went a whopping 45mph top speed. (Both Ryan and Heffernan's family donated to the building of our 1920s church building). The baseball game only went one inning, because of rain, but the Wizards (a commonly used term among the Knights at that time) were ahead against the Pickups. The team rosters resound with familiar Holy Cross names. On the Pickups alone were Finnegan and Clancy, early priests before they went off to seminary, and Thomas Lyman, whose family donated one of the stained glass windows. Peter P. Schaefer, longtime Holy Cross parishioner, who would later receive a commendation from the Pope for his work with the K of C, captained the winning team in tug of war against a team captained by E.E. Sturdyvin. The day ended with a supper and a dance, with 103 couples participating. Sounds like a lovely day. Do you remember any big parties or picnics at Holy Cross? Send us your details. Contact Barb Garvey at 359-6089 or email

Why Watch? 1. To increase the Spirituality and prayer life of parishioners 2. To emphasize the importance of the Sacraments and Teachings of the Church 3. To bring Christians together as a family, where the strength of community may be experienced 4. To build a base for evangelization in the Church 5. To help parishioners become active in the Parish Life and make new Christian friends Who Should Come? 1. Any adult who desires to deepen or renew their relationship with God 2. Since its inception at Holy Cross, Watch has over 160 alumni who have attended one of the 19 previous Watch weekends How do I sign up and/or get more information? 1. Stop by the Parish Office or call 352-8748


Holy Cross Crusaders 356-9521 PART TIME POSITION AVAILABLE. Holy Cross is looking for anyone interested in a part time position in the School Cafeteria to help with cooking and serving. Experience would be helpful. Please contact the School Office at 356-9521.

The High School of St. Thomas More 352-7210

PRO-LIFE ISSUES 40 Days for Life through November 4th Planned Parenthood, 3rd and Stoughton, Champaign Join 314 communities in the U.S. and abroad to pray, fast and outreach to end abortion. Over 5,900 children and mothers saved from abortion! Peaceful, prayerful people only! Visit or call Joy at 359-8406 for more information. Parking passes available – visit your church office for more information. Get involved. Give generously. Love big.

Offertory for week of OCT. 7th Tuition Assistance Contributions or October

Weekend of December 7th - 9th

$14,689.32 $1,790.42

OPEN POSITION. The High School of St. Thomas More is seeking qualified candidates for the open position of Director of School Development. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and skill set. Deadline for resumes is October 15th. Please send information to: The High School of St. Thomas More, C/O Mr. Ryan Bustle, 3901 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign, IL 61822 Or email to Future Sabers News All 8th grade students and parents are invited to attend the STM Preview Night-Take 1 on Wednesday, October 17th starting at 6:00 p.m. 5th through 8th grade students and families -- mark your calendars for the Annual Future Sabers Tailgate on Friday, October 19th, 5:30 p.m. More Future Sabers events will be announced throughout the year.

Pastoral Staff Serving Holy Cross

OUR DIOCESE Stand up for Religious Freedom Rally. Please join Bishop Jenky, religious leaders, civil officials and many people of good will at the Stand up for Religious Freedom Rally on Saturday, October 20th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Gateway Building near the Peoria River front (Hamilton and Water Streets). This Rally will include talks, prayers and calling for the repeal of the HHS Mandate which requires religious organizations to provide the abortion-drug, contraceptives and sterilization through its in insurance programs. This is the last scheduled rally prior to the up-coming elections.

OUR COMMUNITY 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 Lincoln Square in the center court-food court area Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. contact us through St. Pat’s Website,, link “EMPLOYMENT NETWORK” or call Donna Rinkenberger at 220-0301.

Rev. Stephen A. Willard, Pastor Deacon Henry ‘Hank’ Hart Deacon Ed Mohrbacher Deacon Robert ‘Bob’ Ulbrich

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’

Holy Cross Parish Office 405 W. Clark St., Champaign, Illinois, 61820 Phone: 217-352-8748 Fax: 217-366-2929 e-mail address: website:

HOLY CROSS SCHOOL Rosemary Costello, Principal 410 W. White, Champaign, Illinois, 61820 Phone: 217-356-9521 Fax: 217-356-1745

ADORATION: Thursdays, 6:30–8:00 p.m. and Fridays all day with Benediction at 4:45 p.m.

RECONCILIATION: Saturdays: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. and daily from 6:45 - 6:55 a.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

Need to de-clutter? Catholic Daughters of the Americas is having a lunch get-together at noon on Tuesday, October 23rd at Manzella’s Restaurant in Champaign, featuring Karen April, organizational expert. Have a nice lunch and get organized! RSVP to Judy at 344-9284. 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 Living and Dec. Mem. of Giuffre & Cacioppo Families Members of the Melahn Family 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

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