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September 18/19: From the Pastor's Desk...

My Dear Parishioners,

A warm Holy Cross Parish Family welcome to the “Original Green Bay Boy’s Choir,” who will be offering us their gift of music at the 10 am Mass this weekend. We are most thankful for their gift of music as they join us in the celebration of the Eucharist on this Catechetical Weekend. We are glad that you are here to worship with our parish family.

Congratulations to Amanda and Jamie Johnson who bring their newborn son, Beckett, to church this weekend to received the Sacrament of Baptism. Through this Sacrament they pledge to pass on to their son their Catholic faith and to teach him from his earliest years to come to know and love God and his neighbor as himself.

This weekend is “Catechetical Sunday,” and we join with parishes all over the United States in celebrating and honoring all of our catechists, teachers, staff, and administrators who teach in our Catholic schools and faith formation programs. They make possible the passing on of our Catholic faith and heritage to our young children and young adults. We, as a parish community, appreciate their gifts of time and talent and, most of all, their example of giving flesh and blood to the Gospel message. May Almighty God bless them abundantly during this coming teaching year.

This weekend I would like to invite you to participate in a much needed program for our parish. Recently, I have become acutely aware that there is a growing number of parishioners who no longer are able to attend weekend Mass, either because of age, sickness, or other situations. Many of them are grateful for the fact that they can watch the Mass on television and most would love to receive the Eucharist on the weekend. I have asked a number of parishioners to take the Eucharist to some who have been made known to me, but there are some out there who are not receiving this ministry. If you would be willing to give some of your time after Mass on the weekend to take communion to the sick, homebound, etc., please call me or Lori and we will give you the proper instructions, etc. Some parishioners I have recently prepared go as a husband and wife team and they have reported back to me how very fulfilling and enjoyable this ministry has been. So think about it, and if you are willing to serve in this ministry, give Lori or me a call. If you or a loved one wish to have the Eucharist brought to you, please also let us know so we can make arrangements to do so.

Oremus pro invicem,
Fr. Tom

Related link:
September 19 Church Bulletin

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