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Fr. Thomas A. Hagendorf Memorial Scholarship Fund
Applications for Tuition Assistance are now available to Holy Cross Parish member families in good standing.  If you are a Holy Cross Parish family who have children enrolled in Holy Cross Catholic School, Notre Dame Academy and/or Holy Cross Faith Formation, and are in need of assistance with  your child’s tuition, you may apply for tuition assistance funds from the Fr. Thomas A. Hagendorf Memorial Scholarship Fund for the 2016-17 program year.  Application forms are attached here.

Follow the specific directions on the application form.  Please note that applications must be received via US Mail with supporting documentation, on or before October 1, 2016.  Tuition assistance award notifications and/or distributions will be communicated in mid to late October.  If you have any questions about the Scholarship Fund, how to contribute to the fund, or how to apply for funds, please contact Robin Jensen, Parish Trustee.

----The following blogs are historic ... going back into the time when Fr. Tom Hagendorf was pastor.  Enjoy the memories....

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

May Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her

Evelyn D. Reynen, 96, Green Bay, died peacefully at a local nursing home on Sunday, December 25, 2011, surrounded by her family. Born on October 15, 1915, in Dyckesville, she is the daughter of the late Henry and Lucy (Boulanger) Du Bois. She was a 1933 graduate of Green Bay East High School. On September 28, 1938, she married Joseph Reynen, and he preceded her in death on April 16, 1978. Evelyn was a long-time member of Holy Cross Church, where she was involved with the Altar Society, as well as assisting with many parish picnics. She was a member of the Town of Scott Historical Society. Evelyn had an interest in genealogy and scrapbooking.

Evelyn is survived by two daughters and two sons-in-law, Barbara (Dale) Wright, Amberg, and Nancy (George) Hoppa, Fish Creek; six grandchildren, Kris Wright, Alan Wright, Kim Wright, Kari Wright, Scott (Karen) Hoppa, and Tracy Hoppa; and five great grandchildren, Tiarra Pagel, Danielle Wright, Amanda Wright, Evan Wright, and Bailey Hoppa; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and one sister and brother-in-law, Eunice and John Fuller.

Visitation at Holy Cross Church-Bay Settlement, 3009 Bay Settlement Road, Tuesday (December 27, 2011) from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at the church with Rev. Tom Hagendorf, O.Praem officiating. Entombment at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. MALCORE (East) Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements, 432-5579.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at Grancare Nursing Home, especially Cheryl (Pulaski), Shannon, and Melissa.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

This week at Holy Cross Parish, December 26 - January 1

Monday, December 26

Tuesday, December 27

Wednesday, December 28

Thursday, December 29

Friday, December 30
9:00 am Deceased Members of the Katers and VanDonsel Families

Saturday, December 31
4:00 pm Betty Torborg

Sunday, January 1
8:00 am Norbert Skaletski, William & Leona Jacobs
Fr. Bill Jacobs, Presider
10:00 am Holy Cross Parish Family

December 25: From the Pastor's Desk...

My Dear Parishioners,


A warm word of welcome and joy to all who come to Holy Cross on this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to celebrate the joy and peace of this special night and day. We welcome all of our family and friends, college students, those who have traveled from near and far to come here to celebrate Mass and to be with family and friends.

I wish you the peace, joy and hope which are so much a part of this special eve and day. Let the Gospel message of the birth of Christ take root in your heart, let the sound of the Christmas carols bring peace to your life, and finally may the peace and joy of God’s special grace take root in your hearts.

Please remember that the parish office will be closed this entire week so that all might enjoy the peace and relaxation that this holiday offers. I, myself, am looking forward to simply relaxing and taking it easy. Note that there will be no weekday Masses on Wednesday and Thursday, but there will be a special Mass at 9 am on Friday, the Feast of the Holy Family. Next weekend, our Mass on Saturday will be our regular schedule, Mass at 4 pm on New Year’s Eve and Masses on New Year’s Day will be at 8 am and 10 am. I also wish all of you a very happy and hopefully prosperous New Year.

Please remember that I will be gone from the parish the week after New Year’s. I will be joining my Norbertine community for our annual spiritual retreat at St. Norbert Abbey. Also remember that, should you have an emergency or a serious need, I am available through my cell phone, so
please do not hesitate to call (920)619-7844. Know that I shall keep you, your families, and your needs in my thoughts and prayers while I am on retreat and I ask you to do the same for me, especially as we embark on a new year.

Oremus pro invicem,
Fr. Tom

Related link: 12.25.11 Church Bulletin

Monday, December 26, 2011

May Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her

Sheila LaPlant, 65, Iron Mountain, MI, formerly of Green Bay, WI, passed away peacefully, Monday, December 26, 2011, at a local hospital surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born in Green Bay, December 13, 1946, to the late Clifford and Helen (Compton) Martell. Sheila graduated from Southwest High School in 1964. She worked as a Domestic Violence Advocate at the Caring House Shelter. Sheila loved times spent with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed the Green Bay Packers, and traveling.

Sheila is survived by her three children, Todd and Misty LaPlant, Rob LaPlant, and Sara and John Process of Green Bay; 3 grandchildren, Samantha, James Robert, and John, Jr.; sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Ted Mendini of Iron Mountain, MI; other relatives and friends; special friend, Kay.

She is preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Donald Joseph Martell.

Visitation at Malcore (East) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street, Friday (12/30) from 9:00 A.M. until the time that the funeral procession leaves for the Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Bay Settlement, 11:00 A.M. with the Rev. Tom Hagendorf, O.Praem. officiating. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Marquette Oncology, Iron Mountain, MI. and Bellin Hospital Team for all of the care provided to Sheila during this difficult time.

Monday, December 19, 2011

This week at Holy Cross Parish, December 19 - 25

Monday, December 19

Tuesday, December 20

Wednesday, December 21
8:00 am Roger Wypyszynski

Thursday, December 22
8:00 am VanLaanen & Kapalin Families

Friday, December 23
8:00 am Bernice Katers

Saturday, December 24
4:00 pm Janice & Miles Hauke
6:30 pm Holy Cross Parish Family
10:30 pm Henry & Clara Jacobs and Dave Woller

Sunday, December 25
9:00 am Holy Cross Parish Family

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 18: From the Pastor's Desk...

My Dear Parishioners,

Please remember that after the 10 am Mass this weekend we will be decorating our church for the Christmas holidays. If you are able to give some of your time and talent, please come and help us prepare for this special holiday. Jan and Jeff Walton are the chair people for decorating our holy space and they have some beautiful plans in place. Why not take some time and help those plans become a reality. Holy Cross is known for being one of the most beautifully decorated churches in our area for the high holy days of Christmas and Easter. Come, help out and get into the Christmas spirit.

This past Tuesday and Wednesday evenings our school children presented their annual Christmas concert and our Faith Formation children presented their annual Christmas play. Congratulations to all involved for both of these annual events for a job well done. Both of these events can help put us into the beautiful Christmas spirit.

Please remember Bill Liebergen, a long-time parishioner and usher at the Sunday 10 am Mass for many, many years, who died last Monday as a result of cancer. Last Sunday after the 10 am Mass, I went to his home to celebrate with him, his family and some close friends the “Sacrament of Anointing” at which time we prayed to God for Bill, commended him into the hands of God and celebrated his life in our midst. Bill died the next morning, surrounded by his family. Bill’s Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated here at Holy Cross this past Friday. Kindly hold Bill in prayer
along with his children and family who will deeply mourn his passing to new and eternal life. Bill was a man of deep faith and was well prepared to meet his Maker. May he rest in peace.

As we prepare during this final week before Christmas, I invite you to take time, pause, and let the true spirit of Christmas enter your heart with its seasonal JOY, PEACE, HOPE and LOVE.

Oremus pro invicem,
Fr. Tom

Related link: 12.18.11 Church Bulletin

Saturday, December 17, 2011

May Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him

William R. “Bill/Bud” Liebergen, Jr., 85, Bay Settlement resident, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 22, 1926 in Hurley, WI to the late William Sr. and Frances ( O’Keefe) Liebergen. Bill proudly served the country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On Oct. 16, 1948 he married Dolores (Loos) at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Green Bay. She preceded him in death on Aug. 14, 2005. Bill worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier, retiring in 1984. However, he never stopped working. If you needed something fixed, a piece of advice, or someone to listen, he was always there. Bill was known by family and friends as one of the most kind, honest and giving individuals As a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend, he will be truly missed.

Survivors include his children, Patrick (Kathy) Liebergen, Carol DeGrave (Leon Kaiver), Kay Liebergen; Grandchildren, Jesse (Theresa) DeGrave, Christopher (Sara) Liebergen, Justin (Roberta) Liebergen; Great Grandchildren, Benjamin DeGrave, Chelsey DeGrave, William DeGrave. He is also survived by his siblings, Patsy Atkinson, Norma Vande Walle, David Liebergen, and James Liebergen.

In addition to his spouse and parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Paul Liebergen, and two sisters, Rosemary Tronnes and Doris Devroy.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street on Thursday, December 15, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Parish wake service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday, December 16, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Bay Settlement from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. at the church with Rev. Tom Hagendorf, O.Praem. officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in William’s name.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Alumni newsletter published by Holy Cross Catholic School

Holy Cross Catholic School has published the first alumni newsletter!

You can view an electronic copy online at: Alumni Newsletter Fall, 2011.

Are you an alumnus? Please consider sending us your contact information and an update! E-mail czehms@gracesystem.org or call 920.468.0625.

About Holy Cross Catholic School
Located on the growing northeast side of Green Bay at the historic crossroads of Church and Bay Settlement Roads, Holy Cross Catholic School is the point at which faith, community and education converge. Holy Cross Catholic School has been in existence since 1868 and has an enrollment of nearly 200 students in grades 4K to 8th grade. Learn more at www.holycrossfamily.org

The Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) System is the largest Catholic school system in Wisconsin. A collaborative school ministry of the 23 Green Bay area Catholic parishes, GRACE was formed in 2008 to provide affordable, high quality Catholic early childhood, elementary and middle-school education. It serves 2728 students at ten neighborhood school sites located throughout the Green Bay area. Over 125 students of other faith denominations attend the GRACE schools. The GRACE system employs over 250 people with a total annual community investment of $10.5 million. The system has just completed a three-year planning and consolidation process that involved the 23 faith communities, parents and staff. Learn more about GRACE at www.gracesystem.org.

Friday, December 9, 2011

December 11: From the Pastor's Desk ...

My Dear Parishioners,

Those who know me realize that I have an entire collection of sayings, many in Latin, that I frequently use in conversations. For example ,“tempus fugit” which means time flies bye, “Oremus pro invicem” = let us pray for one another, “apud nos” = just between us, and many, many more. One of my favorites, however, is the expression “Deus Providebit” which means “God will provide.” Last week when Lori gave me the bill for the church bell restoration she was exasperated because there was no way we could afford it at this time, given our financial condition. My response to her was “Deus Providebit.” Last weekend, at the end of each Mass, I informed you of the death of the church bell mechanism and asked for your help. After the 10 am Mass, some friends of mine from DePere came up to me and said, “Now we know why God had us come to Mass at Holy Cross this Sunday; we will take care of the restoration of your church bells.” A good example of “Deus Providebit.” Monday morning Lori gave the company the go ahead to replace the bell ringing mechanism. There is a good chance that they will be operational for Christmas - “Deus Providebit.”

A thank you is in order to parishioners Dave and Mary Neckuty who have sponsored the purchase of the two new “Roman Missals” and the laminated cards in the pews in memory of their mothers, Eleanor R. Neckuty/Herriges and Agnes G. Johann. We will hold them in prayer each time we offer the Eucharist in our church. Thank you both for these important gifts.

Please remember that this weekend the 2nd collection is for the retired priests, sisters, and brothers who have served the American church so very well for so many years, and now in their old age, are in need of our continued support and care. Please be generous, and in the event you are not prepared to offer anything this weekend, you can always send an envelope in to the office marked “Retirement Fund for Religious.”

Kindly also keep in mind the hungry in our midst. There are so many this time of the year and with the state of unemployment and the poor economy, their number continues to grow. If each of us only gave one non-perishable food item, there would be so very much to bring to St. Pat’s Pantry.

Last but not least, please remember your Parish this Christmas by making a special “Christmas Gift” to help it during these difficult economic times.

Oremus pro invicem,

Fr. Tom

Related Link: 12.11.11 Church bulletin

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December 4 - From the Pastor's Desk ...

My Dear Parishioners,

Congratulations to David Pietrek and Crystal Jolly, parishioners who were joined as husband and wife by the Sacrament of Matrimony here at Holy Cross in a Nuptial Mass this Saturday afternoon. I invite you to join with me in holding them in prayer as they begin a lifelong journey of becoming one in heart, mind, and love in Christ Jesus.

Congratulations are also due to our young children who are preparing for their First Holy Communion this Spring as they received the Sacrament of Reconciliation last week at our Advent service. A special thank you to our teachers, catechists, principal, and faith formation coordinator who work with our children during this year to make certain that our children are well prepared to receive these sacraments. One ingredient of the program is that our children and their family attend our weekly Eucharist and learn to pray with us at Mass. Keep in prayer:
Abbigail Anderson Carlene Goral Ashley Raduenz Jason Stahl
Makenzie Anderson Maryssa Jaeckels Taylor Raduenz Olivia Stefl
Soo-Yin Brown Halle Johnson Beau Rass Aidan Slattery
Landon Browne Rebecca Kroll Erik Sack Nolan Stormer
AnnaBelle Davis Jacob Limoni John Sack Joseph Strohmeyer
Gregory Delain Jackson Nichol Sophia Schauer Carolyn Vandrisse
Mallory Eisenreich William Morrissey Alex Schwitzer Jenna Zehms
Evan Goral Leila Quass Jared Stahl

Please note that next weekend we will be taking up an annual special collection to support our retired religious sisters, brothers, and priests. I remember the dedication of the Sisters of Mercy of Merion, PA, who educated me in my Catholic faith. Envelopes for this collection are in this week’s bulletin; please be as generous as you can knowing that we are still the recipients of their prayers.

Thank you once again to Jan and Jeff Walton for making and setting up our beautiful Advent Wreath. Jeff and Jan will also be leading us in decorating our Church for Christmas. Why not consider helping? More information will be forthcoming.

I thought that our introduction of the New Roman Missal went very well last week. I think I made most of the mistakes. Please be patient, understanding, and kindly use the laminated cards, which are in the hymnals and pews, in learning the changes in the prayers. Kindly re-insert the cards into the hymnals at the end of each Mass or leave them in the pews so they will be available at all the Masses.

Please also remember that we are reaching out to St. Pat’s Pantry this Advent. They especially need healthy juices. It is good for us to feed the hungry. Please remember and help.

I was just informed that after many years of service to our parish, the bell system in our tower must be replaced at a cost of approximately $4,000. If there is anyone who would like to make a donation to this project, a memorial plaque will be placed in a prominent place in the church to recognize the donor(s).

Oremus pro invicem,

Fr. Tom

Related Link: 12-4-11 Bulletin

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Advent in Two Minutes

Not quite sure about the relationship between Advent and Christmas? Check out Busted Halo's two-minute video that describes why we celebrate Advent and wait to celebrate Christmas. www.bustedhalo.com