**To purchase tickets, please contact the parish office at 320-764-7345 or Brenda Kraemer at 320-493-3957
If you have not already done so, please register for 2021-2022 Religious Education. Students in grades K – 12 are asked to register.
The first class will be held at the Holy Cross school on Wednesday, October 6th. It will be “Week 1” on the schedule. The schedule can also be found on the website holysaintsmn.org.
Grandpa and grandson on the go
In so many ways, children mirror for us adults a simple, authentic faith centered in compassion and generosity. Writes one grandfather of his own discovery of such faith:
“My grandson, a toddler on the go, and I, his grandfather with Parkinson’s, have a closeness around matters of motion. He knows that I can’t carry or lift him, so he climbs into my lap. It worries me that he might only think of me as ‘Papa on the couch.’
“Yesterday, I got off the couch with difficulty. Before I knew it, my grandson came up behind me, placing his hands behind my knees. He helped me walk, using all of his 30 pounds to support me. I was in tears.
“What do children see, feel and understand?
[Lawrence Zelnick. Psy.D.]
Children possess an honesty and a generosity that we adults somehow “outgrow.” But Christ calls us to embrace the uncomplicated but genuine faith of a child: to love God and others without condition or expectation. “Child-like faith” is never discouraged, never becomes cynical or jaded, never ceases to be amazed and grateful for the many ways God reveals his presence in our lives. Such faith is not complicated or compromised by ego or expectation; such faith is centered in the joy and happiness of the beloved. The power of such simple faith is its ability to overcome every rationalization, fear, complication and agenda in order to mirror the selflessness of Jesus. Christ calls us to the simple faith of a child: to love without condition or return, with honesty and faithfulness. Only in embracing such child-like kindness, compassion, generosity and forgiveness can we attain true greatness in the Kingdom of God.
Dave & Brook made a video of them praying the Stations of the Cross. Please click on the link to pray along with them!