Holy Cross Catholic Church

Sunday - 8:00am
Tuesday - 6:00pm

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  1. "And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all." Ephesians 1:22-23
    Inside of Holy Cross Church
  2. "...one Lord, one faith, one baptism..." Ephesians 4:5
    Baptism with Godparents and Priest
  3. "The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. " Isaiah 11:2
    2015 Confirmands
  4. "Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth." 1John 3:18
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  5. "...love, which is the perfect bond of unity." Colossians 3:14
    Holding Hands
  6. "But Jesus called for them, saying, "Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. " Luke 18:16
    Children looking for Easter eggs
  7. "But Jesus called for them, saying, "Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. " Luke 18:16
    Youth Group of Holy Cross
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    "For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes." - 1Corinthians 11:26

Bulletin for August 20, 2017


ST. AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH                                          HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH          
           18020 Lafayette Street                                                                         12239 State Road 62
          Leopold, Indiana  47551                                                                     St. Croix, Indiana 47576                                                                                                                                                                       holycross-saintcroix.com
Sunday Mass: Saturday, 4:00pm & Sunday, 10:00am                   Sunday Mass: Sunday, 8:00am
Weekday Mass: Wednesday & 1st Fridays 8:00am                         Weekday Mass: Tuesday 6:00pm                                                              
Eucharistic Adoration: 1st Fridays 8:30 – 9:30am
Reconciliation:  Saturday, 3:15-3:45pm                                                                       

Pastoral Team: Administrator: Fr. Brian Esarey esareyb@hotmail.com    Office Hours 9:00am – Noon, Mon. – Fri.                   
Secretary: Janet Peter   staughc@psci.net   Phone: 812-843-5143 (morning) or 812-836-2481 (afternoon), Mon. – Fri.

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                                                                                 In today’s first reading, the Lord speaks through the prophet Isaiah during a time of political dissolution and moral decline. The prophet had warned of God’s judgment against people for the feelings of self-importance they found in their possessions, and condemned them for various forms of economic injustice such as exploiting the poor and immigrants. Good stewards know that Isaiah’s message is as compelling today as it was in the time of the kingdom of Judah: Do the right thing. Offer justice and compassion toward others. Be honest in all your dealings. And remember to observe the day of the Lord.


Picnic Reports are available on the table at the entrance to the church. Total profit was $19,810!!!

Fall Raffle - St. Augustine is raffling off a new 2018 Kawasaki Mule to raise money for the general fund. We need everyone to help purchase and sale these tickets. The tickets are $20.00 each; the goal is to sale 1,000 tickets before Nov. 11, 2017. Available tickets are on the table as you enter the church. You are encouraged to sale as many tickets as you can, there are four tickets per envelope. Please return tickets and money into the collection basket. We ask you to not hold sold tickets until Nov. 11. Thanks for your continuous support of church. If you have any questions please call Don Gengelbach 812 449 2770. License number 144897

Religious Education will begin on September 13 at 6:30pm with a short meeting in church; all parents are asked to attend. There will be an organizational meeting September 6 at 6:30 pm, in the Parish hall, for catechists and any one that would like to volunteer in anyway. To volunteer or any questions please call Marty Williams at 812-719-2501

Parish Council will meet on August 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the parish rectory.

Money Counters Needed: We still are in need a few money counters; please call the parish office to volunteer or let Fr. Brian know.

Third Sunday Special Collection will take place this weekend (August 20) to help with mowing costs.

PRAYER REQUESTS -Pray for:                                               Shirley Allard, Rebecca Appiarius,
Pat & Roger Basinger, Richard Brunson,
Louise Cunningham, Rory Chann, Nancy Etienne, Rosemary Etienne, Yvonne Etienne, Mary Flannagan, Roseanna Gibson, Dorothy Hahus, Denny Hall,
Bernard Hessig, VaDene Hicks, Margie Hoffman,
Beth James, Joe LaGrange, John Lamkin, Doris Lasher,
Richard Mattox, Christina McKenna, Gertrude Rogier, Charlie Seibert, Sydney Simpson, Stacy Smith,
Polly Sprinkle, Rex Tucker, Chantelle Ubelhor,
Richard Waninger, Charlotte Ward, Jim Werner, Jr., all men and women in the military, especially:  Jonathan Paul Flamion, U.S. Air Force; in nursing homes, and homebound

Other Things of Interest

Commodore Table Program: Perry Central School is hosting a new program, Commodore Table, which provides a free, hot meal for those in need on the first Tuesday of each month.  The first meal will be served on Tuesday, September 5th at 5:30 in the Perry Central School cafeteria, and all are welcome.  If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering, please contact Luke Bishop at 812-719-2661.

Saint Bernard Summer Social on Saturday, August 19 - Games for all ages and food booths are open from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. CDT.  The beer & wine garden returns this year from 6:30 - 10:30 and live music by Beginner's Luck Band from 7:30 - 10:30. Enjoy fried chicken and roast beef dinners in the air-conditioned gym starting at 4:00 p.m. Faux turtle soup will be sold by the bowl or gallon and other great food will be available. Raffle drawings will be held at 9:00 p.m. for up to $1,000 in cash, a 1962 Corvette, quilts, groceries and other items. Bring your classic car to our classic car cruise-in!  License # 144837.

St. Pius Church, Troy, will have their annual Fall Festival on Sunday, September 10. On the Menu is their famous soup – by the bowl and gallon, fried chicken or roast beef dinners, hamburgers, polish sausage, ice-cream, and homemade pie. Entertainment includes the Crosswinds Band, a giant yard sale, games for adults and children and a raffle. Serving starts at 11:0 a.m. C. Please bring your own containers for carry-out soup. License # 144504

Mass Intentions

SAT        Aug 19     4:00PM       PEOPLE OF ST AUGUSTINE                                                                                     & HOLY CROSS 
SUN       Aug 20     10:00AM    REGINA LASHER
WED      Aug 23     8:00AM      GEORGE HARPENAU  
SAT        Aug 26     4:00PM       PEOPLE OF ST AUGUSTINE                                                                                     & HOLY CROSS 
SUN       Aug 27     10:00AM     LUCILLE PETER       

Ministers –Saturday, August 26                                                                          

Servers   Lucas Mitchell                        
Ushers   Sam Hubert, Cletus James,
                 Ronnie James, Don Sixx      
Lector   Darlene Hubert             
Eucharist Body   Paul Harpenau                                  
Blood   Ronnie James, Judy Edwards            
Gift-Bearers   James & Jennifer Mitchell Family          

Ministers –Sunday, August 27                                                                                    

Servers   Hunter Hope & Kellems                                          
Ushers   Pat Haney, Jim Ridener      
                 Brett Hubert, Garth Steckler               
Lector   Charlena Williams                   
Eucharist Body   Martha Steckler                
Blood   Karl Herzog, Janell Pfeifer,                                             Joel Steckler, Volunteer
Gift-Bearers   Murray & Shannon Labhart Family         
Counters   Pat or Dawn Doogs & Merle or Sharon Mullis                                                            

St. Augustine Collection(s)
Sunday …. $1,203.00   Maintenance … $80.00   
Missionary… $851.25    
Avg. Don. .... $26.73

Mass Intentions    

SUN       Aug 20     8:00AM      JOYCE UBELHOR  
TUE       Aug 22     6:00PM       LEONARD FAULKENBERG
SUN       Aug 27     8:00AM      ETTA ROSE PATTON

Ministers –Sunday, August 27

Servers  John Henry & Bobby Fowler  
Ushers   Bill Guillaume, Ross Tempel                        
Lector   Jamie Guillaume                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eucharist Body   Rosemary Flamion                                 
Blood   Rosie LaGrange, Mary Kelly                                                                                               Gift-Bearers   Donald and Mary Kelly                                                                                   Greeter(s)   Tina Goffinet        
Counters   Steve Goffinet, Rosemary Flamion     

Holy Cross Collection(s)                                               

Sunday ... $1,002.00    Missionary … $424.25
Avg. Don. .... $31.31

Holy Cross Catholic Church located near Holiday World Splashin' Safari and French Lick Casino and Resort is a parish of believers looking to spread the word of GOD and follow in Jesus Christ's footsteps.