April 19, 2015 - Holy Cross Catholic Church

Father Donald Ruppert, Pastor
335-7551 – Rectory
335-4071 – Cemetery & Religious
Education Offices
P. O. Box 1325
839 Church Street
East Bernard, Texas 77435-1325
P.O. Box 4070
Victoria, Texas 77903
Patsy Krenek – Parish Catechetical Leader
Faith Formation email: [email protected]
Faith Formation website: www.hcspirit.weebly.com
Evelyn Vacek - Cemetery Administrator
Cemetery e-mail: [email protected]
Donna Cavness - Administrative Assistant
NEW Rectory e-mail: [email protected] NEW
Parish Web site: www.eastbernardholycross.com
Diocese of Victoria Web site: www.victoriadiocese.org
Wednesday 7 a.m. – Hailey Henry, Mara Triplett
Thursday 7 a.m. – Hannah & Ralston Chumchal
Friday 7 a.m. – Julia & Samuel Coker
Saturday, April 25 – 5:00 P.M. Mass
Servers: Kerrie Araguz, Brooke & Brent Babin
Lector: Patricia Michulka
Ushers: Daniel & Dennis Viktorin
Eucharist: Host-Robert Michulka
Cup-Melinda Alvarado, Clint & Jennifer Coker, Gloria Demny
Sunday, April 26 – 7:00 A.M. Mass
Servers: Jared Hlavinka, Kyle & Hunter Kopecky
Lector: Renee Hlavinka
Ushers: Stanley & Judith Michulka
Eucharist: Host-Helen Mica
Cup-Monica Kubena, Joey Pitman
Sunday, April 26 – 9:00 A.M. Mass
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Saturday from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
ADORATION: From 7:30 AM Thursday continually until 7:00 PM Thursday
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: By Appointment After Pre-Baptismal Instructions
Rectory Office Hours: Monday through Friday – 8 AM to 12 Noon – 1 PM to 4 PM
Servers: Layton & Weston Swoboda, Carson Kubicek
Lector: Carson Swoboda
Ushers: Billy & Bernice Cavness
Eucharist: Host-Todd Swoboda
Cup-Daniel & Cindy Garza, Dennis & Brenda Polak
Sunday, April 26 – 11:00 A.M. Mass
Monday 20
Tuesday 21
Wednesday 22
Thursday 23
Friday 24
Saturday 25
Sunday 26
Sunday 26
Sunday 26
6:00 PM
7:00 AM
7:00 AM
7:00 AM
5:00 PM
7:00 AM
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
No Service
+Henry Hlavinka
+Albin & Olga Pilcik
+Anthony Fishar & Jerome Fishar
+Charlie “Chuck” Sklar, Jr.
+Conrad Stelzel & Ed Stelzel
+Willie Karasek
+Evelyn Kucera
Servers: Samuel, Sarah, Michael Sims
Lector: Daniel Pless
Ushers: Doug & Daphne Fucik
Eucharist: Host-Rudy Vacek
Cup-Tyna Vacek, David & Lisa Pless, Yvonne Naiser
Mass Attendance Last Weekend: 730
Your Gift to God Last Weekend: $4,933.60
Parish Development: $1,243.00
Sanctuary Lamp burns this week for:
Tommy & Yvonne Krenek in honor of their 59th Wedding Anniversary.
Fr. Robert Guerra, Sr. Elaine Braden, MDA, Ann, Michael Allen, Joyce Baranowski, D., Diana Barnett, Edward
Bartosh, Tammy & Shelby Bradford, Joe Burttschell, Frank & Gloria Buxkemper, Bennie & Anna Chumchal,
Ned & Janie Crane, Carson Crosby, Avia Daigle, Cayson Davies, Roy Demny, James Dusek, Joyce Dusek, N.
Frances, Dan Gertson, Grace, Angeline Grigar, Richard Henning, Norbert Janis, Morgan Jones, Sheri Jurecek,
Teresa Kelner, Yu Kelner, Karen Klecka, Anthony Kolafa, Bernice Kopecky, Callie Kopecky, John Kramr, Joyce
Kramr, Celestine Kucera, Liam, Agnes Litvik, MJM, SJM, Andrea McNabb, Agnes Minks, Annette Novak, Jerry
Orsak, Jr., Joe D. & Annie Orsak, Daniel Pilcik, Pete Pilcik, Jody Polak, Rick Rohan, David Rives, Sharlene
Rybarski, J.S., Ella Mae Seydler, Georgie Sliva, Awald & Georgie Stelzel, Beatrice Stelzel, Lil Talafuse, TK
Treme, Jim Wark
We pray for the souls of Adam Tovar (son of Anita Tovar) and Helen Leehey (sister of Joyce
Dusek) and Mary Jochec who passed away last week. Please keep their families in your prayers.
Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins every
Thursday after the 7:00 AM Mass and closes at 7:00 PM
Communion to the Homes:
April 19: Joey Pitman, Evelyn Kramr
April 26: Donna Cavness, Helen Mica
Please call Evelyn Kramr at 335-4467 if you need to receive home communion.
Altar Society: Tammy Triplett, Kelly Henry, Carolyn Matcheski, Kelly Novicke
Second Collection: Catholic Home Missions Appeal (CHMA) – April 26
Retired and Needy Priests of the Diocese of Victoria – May 3
Peter’s Pence Collection (Collection for the Holy Father)- June 28
The monthly meeting of Court St. Bernadette #1108, Catholic Daughters of the
Americas, will be held Monday, April 20, in the Holy Cross Meeting Room, beginning at
7 p.m. Refreshments are served at 6:45 p.m. For further information, contact Regent
Karen Moszkowicz at 979.234.6786. Don’t forget your food donations for the needy.
ACT NOW Youth Group will be holding their Semi-Annual Pancake Breakfast
on Sunday, April 19, following 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM Mass. Please come and join us
for pancakes, sausage and juice/coffee in the meeting room!
Be Bold. Be Catholic.
Pope Francis said:
“Lord, help us to live the virtue of generosity, to love without limits.”
Parish Fund Donations:
Building Fund: Boyce & Carolyn Gertson, Leon & Jeannette Macha, Neil Banfield, Sr.,
M/M Daniel Chilek, all in memory of Joe Preisler.
Cemetery Fund: Edward & Martha Kanak & Lillie Palmer in memory of Leo Pribyl, Lillian
Pilcik, Jerome Fishar, Anthony Fishar, Lillian Karasek, Agnes Kieler, Oscar Litvik, Sr.,
Georgia Wicke, & Betty Wicke. Syl & Joyce Dusek in memory of Helen Leehey.
Ed & Judy Schneider in memory of Pat Smaistrla & Lucille Ferguson.
Scholarship Fund:
Alan & Cindy Pribyl, Billy & Bernice Cavness, Angeline Grigar, Mark & Rita Jochec,
all in memory of Oscar Litvik, Sr. Chip & Mary Ann Shelton in memory of Cody Karasek,
Oscar Litvik, Sr., Agnes Kieler, Chuck Sklar (brother of Joyce Klopsteck).
Vocation Fund: Ray & Lillian Marek in memory of Patricia Smaistrla.
KJT St. Wenceslaus Society #40 Scholarship Fund:
KJT St. Wenceslaus Society #40 Scholarship Fund in memory of Lucille Ferguson.
KJT District 6 Family Day – Sunday, May 17 at Tovar’s Lake. Registration 11:00 a.m.
Short meeting 11:30 a.m. Meal at 12:00 noon. Fishing from 1p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bazaar at St. Wenceslaus Church in Beasley, 407 South 3rd St. Sunday, April 19.
Serving begins at 10:30 a.m. BBQ beef, chicken, sausage. $10 per plate.
Plates to go drive thru from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Annual Spring Festival at St. Michael Parish in Weimar at the Veterans Hall –
Sunday, April 26 – Serving begins at 11 a.m. – Fried chicken and sausage dinner. $9
per plate. Eat in or plates to go at St. Michael Family Center beginning at 11 a.m.
St. Mary’s Grotto Celebration in Frydek on Sunday, April 26
BBQ sausage, beef, chicken. Serving begins 11 a.m.
An Update on Bishop Charles Grahmann, first bishop of the Diocese of Victoria: Bishop Grahmann, though mandated to retire as Bishop
of Dallas at the age of 75, remains active in his ministry. He is now in his early 80’s and is in very good health for a man of his age. He
continues to write, lecture, travel, minister, educate and inspire. One cumbersome detail that greatly affects, and strongly infringes on his still
very active ministry, is that his kidneys have failed and he requires dialysis three times a week. Bishop Grahmann though is an excellent
candidate for a kidney transplant. Several of his family members have been tested, but they are not a match for him. Therefore, he is humbly
appealing to all of us. An ideal candidate to donate is anyone between the ages of 25-60 years old, who is in good health and lives a reasonably
good life style, meaning they don’t smoke, and has the same blood type “O.” If you are interested in assisting him, or you know someone who
is, more information is available in the church, Parish Office or by calling the Chancery Office. You can also call the following, for more
details: Mrs. Mary Virginia Jacobs, RN (361-573-5909 or 361-564-4424), Rita Zaruba (361-798-2470), or Marcus Grahmann (361-798-5655).
Thank you for your consideration of this important appeal. “There is no greater love than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s
friend” (John 15:13).
Special Thank You to the Knights of Columbus #2500 for hosting Donut Sunday last weekend!
God Bless All First Communicants & Their Parents!
Sunday, May 3, 11:00 A.M. Mass
Clayton Ray Currin Besier
London Grace Cavness
Jenna Cole Daigle
Camden James Fucik
Sophia Annalise Garcia
Cole Andrew Janecek
Carly Elizabeth Kubicek
Evan Lee Pitman
Cooper Dennis Potts
Samuel Daniel Potts
Lyndsey Rae Randall
Laura Michelle Robles
Brandon Ervin Rucka
Shae Lynn Salcido
Chase Daniel Weakley
Zachary James Zimmerman
Faith Formation Classes: PreK thru 6th Grade
Wed., April 22, 2015, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
NO CLASSES on Wednesday, April 29, 2015
25th Kolache Klobase Festival – Saturday, June 13th
Sponsored by KJT St. Wenceslaus Society #40
Silent Auction items needed – please contact Linda Hlavinka at 979-253-4044.
For Monetary donations – please contact Big Ed Marik at 979-335-6402.
For Penny Raffle Prizes – please contact Gloria Buxkemper at 979-335-7318,
or bring by the house. Thanks for your support!