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NOVEMBER 11, 2012

November, 2012 Dear Friends in Christ, Right now, many American families are struggling to make ends meet. As people are laid off, lose homes to foreclosure, the rising cost of health insurance, and watching retirement funds disappear, it may be difficult to think of others in need. However, financial struggles have become even harder for the 46.2 million Americans who have been living in poverty. For over 40 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has come to the aid of organizations nationwide in an effort to eradicate poverty in America. Just as the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that “the Church’s love for the poor . . . is a part of her constant tradition” (no. 2444), it is also the tradition of CCHD to love the poor by helping to end the cycle of poverty. Through CCHD the Catholic Church is working to continue its tradition of love for the poor. Please help the efforts of CCHD to break the cycle of poverty. Fight poverty in America. Defend human dignity. Support CCHD in the upcoming Collection. And remember, 25% of the Collection’s proceeds stay here in our diocese to fight poverty in our communities and defend the dignity of our neighbors. In Catholic social teaching, we are called to bring glad tidings to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free. (Lk 4:18) Sincerely yours in Christ, Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C. BISHOP OF PEORIA (PLEASE NOTE: This collection will be taken next weekend, November 17th - 18th.)


Sunday, 8:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

Nov. 17 Lectors: David Kristovich Euch Min: Lynette Lykins, Sharon Kristovich, Dennis Menke, Gloria Fellers, Mary Lou Widloski Servers: Rachel Burdette, Max Walters, Sam Walters Nov. 18 Lector: Barry Dickerson Euch Min: Judy Deverell, Greg Koerner, Joseph Hacker, Frances Hacker, John Deponai III Servers: Cameron & Sydney Longfellow, Beth Geistlinger Lector: Jean Hausladen Euch Min: Jessica McMahon, Steve Carter, Karen Ulbrich, Sharon Foreman Leonard Doyle, Bonita Higgerson, Paul Hausladen Servers: Alex Summers, Sean Coffey, Grace Hausladen Lector: Stacy Wisegarver Euch Min: Lisa Pellum, Ed Seebauer, Rob MacKichan Servers: Logan Apfel, Jerrica Gallegos, Victoria Olsen

Monday, Nov. 12 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 7:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 7:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16 7:00 a.m. 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Dean Moore Bernie Cain Nick Henrici Jean Somers Anna and Glenn Schmidt Jennifer Deponai Camila & Lorena Arseneau Deceased Members of the Arseneau Family Frances Johnson For the Parishioners



12 13 Kayley Cameron Schacht, Longfellow, Chase Sydney Roberts Longfellow


14 Nathan Love, Haley Love



15 16 Joey Sean Walker, Parks, Micki Veronica Walker Burton

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time OUR PARISH DEADLINE for SUBMISSION of ANNOUNCEMENTS for the November 18th and November 25th BULLETINS is Monday, November 12th, by 10:00 a.m. Coffee and Donuts volunteers for November 18th are the McMahon family for the 8:00 a.m. Mass crowd and the Schacht family for the 10:00 a.m. Mass crowd. Thank you for your gift of time. OVER 60’S/RETIREES: The monthly Potluck will be held on Wednesday, November 14th, beginning around noon. Those who are able to do so should bring a covered dish and their own table service. A Parish Nurse will be available for blood pressure checks and health-related questions. PARISH HISTORY BOOK. Orders have been coming in and now you, too, can own a part of Holy Cross history with this keepsake book full of pictures from the past and a collection of all the Parish History stories that have been in the church bulletins since 2008. Cost of the book is $15.00. Order forms are available at the Parish Office and at the back of the church. Please call the Parish Office for more information. The books will be here in time for Christmas. YOU ARE INVITED to come for Adoration in the library on Tuesday nights and pray for our RCIA candidates, catechumens, and team. Jesus will be present from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You may come and pray for any amount of time you have to offer. BOOK OF THE DEAD. Be sure to enroll the names of your deceased loved ones in the Book of the Dead in the vestibule. PURGATORIAL SOCIETY ENVELOPES. Envelopes for the Purgatorial Society (All Souls) are available on the shelves in the back of the church. Masses are offered on Sundays, Holy Days, and other times of the year.

Hey Moms! New Mother’s Group at Holy Cross!! Are you interested in meeting other moms at Holy Cross? Please join us for faith, food and fellowship. We will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month in the Parish Center beginning November 14th from 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Bring the kiddos and join us. If you have any questions or want to help plan the meetings, please contact Joslyn Unger at or 314-791-6535. A MESSAGE FROM ANTHONY OJUKWU. My brothers and sisters in Holy Cross Church, Champaign, Illinois USA. Greetings in the name of the Lord. It is my wish to say happy November to you all. As we gradually come towards the end of this year, I pray God to shower you all with His infinite blessings. Amen. Happy new month. I owe you nothing but my prayers and I will be faithful to it. Bye. NOTE: Anthony is a seminarian in Nigeria we have recently supported financially so that he may continue his seminary studies. Holy Cross Boy Scout Troop 9 is again loading a bus to Chicago for the Annual Ch ri stm as Bu s T ri p , Sat urd ay, December 1st, leaving from the school parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and returning at 11:30 p.m. Join in on the fun. 55 seats are on a first come basis and are only $30, which includes raffles, fun, food and beverage. Contact Greg Koerner at 898-2238 for more details. WANTED Strong hands - and hearts to build storage cabinets for children. Spend a Saturday morning, joining other Christians, to benefit Empty Tomb and your neighbors’ children. For more information please contact Joe Hacker at 359-7200.

FINANCE INFORMATION TUITION ASSISTANCE (TA) CONTRIBUTION Tuition Assistance Goal for the 2012-2013 School year for both schools is $160,000 Total contribution for the weekend of November 4th: HC TA $1,514.96 STM TA $ 262.50 Total contributed $1,777.46 Total year to date (7/1/12 - 11/5/12)


Thank you for your generous support of Catholic Education!

AUTOMATIC CONTRIBUTIONS FOR OCTOBER $11,501 Please consider signing up for Direct Payments (ACH Debit) for your monthly blue envelope donations. Forms are available on the parish website or in the Parish Office and can be picked up during regular office hours.

Offertory for week of NOV. 4th $10,337.92 Please remember Holy Cross in your will.

It’s The Holiday Season...

HOLY CROSS HISTORY The Holy Father has declared the year, beginning on October 11, 2012 and ending on November 24, 2013 as the "Year of Faith" in observation of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. During this "Year of Faith" the US Council of Catholic Bishops has said "the Year of Faith is an opportunity for Catholics to experience a conversion – to turn back to Jesus and enter into a deeper relationship with him." T he re h av e be en m a ny ot her celebratory years declared over the last few decades. For example, the Holy Year of Redemption was declared in 1983, as the 1,950th anniversary of the death and resurrection of Jesus. In 1988, John Paul II declared a holy year celebrating the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of Mary. And of course we won't soon forget the Jubilee of the year 2000, the sweet anniversary of 2 millennia since the Incarnation. At Holy Cross the year of Redemption was marked by extra open hours for the church. Holy Cross began locking its doors regularly after the fire in the early 1960s but at the end of the year of Redemption, from Easter to Pentecost, the church was opened during the day so that a plenary indulgence could be gained. The Indulgence required confession, communion and prayers for the pope’s intentions as well as an extra visit during the church outside of Sunday Ma ss. To a ccom m odate t hi s requirement, the West doors remained open all day, as well as the front door. Does anyone remember what we did during the year 2000? If so Contact Barb G arv ey at 35 9 -6 0 8 9 or em ai l

As hard as it may be to believe, Advent is just around the corner. With Thanksgiving a week and a half away, it’s not too early to start getting ready for the Christmas season. Here are a few things already in swing at Holy Cross.

ATTENTION LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Please take a few minutes to go to the sacristy and sign up to help out during Christmas. Be sure to sign up by Tuesday, December 4th. DONATIONS TO THE FLOWER FUND are welcome now for Christmas. The names of those you wish to remember in honor or memorial will be listed in the bulletin. Gifts for the Swann Special Care Center. This year we will be participating in the Angel Tree Project providing Christmas gifts for the residents of Swann. Watch future bulletins for information on how to choose a name and purchase a gift for one of 40 residents. CHRISTMAS WREATHS FOR SALE!! Boy Scout, Troop 9 is once again selling Christmas Wreaths. These beautiful 22" Noble Fir wreaths are $24 each. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Fresh, fragrant noble fir wreath Pre-tied red velvet water repellent bow in separate bag Snowy pine cones in separate, moisture-proof bag Simple decorating instructions with illustrations Easy-to-handle, plastic carrying bag

Contact: Charles Walters, Troop







Holy Cross Crusaders 356-9521 An Invitation to Veterans. Holy Cross School would like to extend an invitation to all Veterans to attend a celebration of their dedication and commitment to our freedom this Tuesday, November 13th.The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the school gymnasium. Light refreshments will follow the program.

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.

Margie Hoss

The High School of St. Thomas More 352-7210 You’re Invited – STM Veteran’s Day Assembly on Monday, November 12th, at 2:15 p.m. Please join us for a special assembly in the STM gymnasium in honor of Veteran’s Day. If you are a Veteran, the administration, staff, faculty, and students would be honored to have you attend. Please RSVP to Mrs. Oliveira at or by calling 352-7210, ext. 109.

OUR COMMUNITY YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! BEREAVED PARENTS of the USA. A new chapter of Bereaved Parents of the USA, a national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion, and hope, is beginning in the Champaign-Urbana area. Monthly support meetings will be held the 2nd Sunday of each month beginning TODAY Sunday, November 11th, at 4:30 p.m. in the Robeson Room of the Champaign Public Library. For more information contact Jane Pica at 373-1321 or In Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Vicariate Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel Come and Adore Him! - All are welcome Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held in St. Matthew Church beginning on Friday, November 16th at 9:00 a.m. and ending with Benediction on Saturday, November 17th at 5:00 p.m. Sign-up to Adore Him on either day for an hour, or just come when you are able. Sign-up sheets will be available in the Church vestibule November 3rd and 10th, or call the Parish Office at 359-4224. A reception will be held in Feeney Hall following the 5:15 p.m. Mass on Saturday. Refreshments will be offered.

PRO-LIFE ISSUES 608 children and Moms saved from abortion ! Thank you for your pro-life witness! Get involved. Give generously. Love big. Join a pro-life organization. It makes a difference. Real Pro-Life News – from Joy We had a Holy Cross Pro-Life baby shower at end of October! We had parishioners attend, and some of the women we have helped came with their children! We had a light lunch and lots of fun‌. Next May, we are planning another baby shower. Please plan to attend, donate goods or money. All extra proceeds go to Living Alternatives and Birthright. Mark your calendars, and set aside a few dollars each month for the moms in need. Thank you! ALSO : We are looking for generous people to supply diapers, wipes and formula, etc. for a family in need. Want to help? Contact Joy at 359-8406.

November is National Adoption Month

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