May 19 - May 25, 2013
2013 Diocesan Stewardship Appeal
The goal for this year’s Diocesan Stewardship Appeal is $6,335,059. Holy Cross will be contributing $220,082 toward that goal which is 3.5% of the total Diocesan goal. If each family were to contribute at least 1% of your total income we would meet this goal easily. If we go over our goal the parish will receive 100% of the excess back from the diocese which would help us greatly in paying down our parish debt. I personally have made a commitment of $500 to this year’s appeal. That is 0.2% of our parish goal and 0.008% of the total diocesan goal. I mention these percentages to help illustrate the fact that meeting our goal as a parish and as a diocese will require many people coming together to do their own small part.
I believe that looking at this appeal from this perspective is a great image of the whole Church. The contribution of each person is essential. This is true not only in regards to our financial contributions, but it is also true in every form of stewardship and apostolic work. We must all work together, each doing his/her unique part.
Below is a prayer that Cardinal Newman wrote which highlights the importance of us all serving God in our unique way each being one “link in a chain.” I encourage you to use this prayer this week. It is a prayer I have prayed many times over the years and have found it to be quite fruitful.
Donate Online! This year you may fill out a pledge form at Mass or you may quickly and easily make a pledge online. There are two options for an online pledge:
- If you would like to donate now with your credit card you may click here to be directed to the Diocesan website. After adding your pledge and credit card information please make sure to add in the "comments" section that the pledge is for Holy Cross, Batavia.
- If you prefer to make a pledge without your credit card please click here to fill out the pledge form online.
Click here for a video introduction to this year's appeal.
Msgr. Aaron Brodeski
Quiet time spent with the Lord is the best form of prayer. We need a Eucharistic Adorer for a number of hours on our schedule. A list of times is located on the table by the Adoration Chapel. If you can help, contact Patricia Roatch at (630) 879-4750 x-110 or email.
Click here to see the hours of need or for more informaton on Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration.
We are in urgent need of adorers on:
In addition, Hourly Captains are needed for midnight and 1:00AM. Hourly Captains’ duties are to find a sub when needed for their hour or fill in when a sub cannot be found.
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Prayer for Religious Liberty
Almighty God, Father of all nations, for freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus (Gal 5:1). We praise and bless you for the gift of religious liberty, the foundation of human rights, justice, and the common good. Grant to our leaders the wisdom to protect and promote our liberties; By your grace may we have the courage to defend them, for ourselves and for all those who live in this blessed land. We ask this through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, our patroness, and in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, with whom you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.