Welcome to the website of Holy Cross!

Through the hard work and generosity of a donor, our parish is now online with its own website.  We invite you to have a look around the site and explore the various information options, learning more about our parish and the vision we have for God's people.

We ask the Lord's blessings on us as we use this tool to reach out to others, and to invite them to join us in worship and in our parish activities.

-Fr. David Maciej


Church Interior


The church is located in Harding Minnesota, Northeast of Little Falls and Southeast of Brainerd. You can find directions and a map here.


On the website you can find information about the parish.


You might be interested in learning about the history of the church. You can also meet our priest.


You can catch up on the latest news by reading the bulletin or reading about upcoming events, such as the annual church bazaar.


Maybe you're interested in seeing projects that we're working towards (and could use help funding).

You can also contact us for more information if you have questions or would like to visit sometime.

Church Sign

Phone List

Contact sheet


Pastor Father David Maciej 320-468-2111
Trustees Yvonne Kisor 320-277-3419
  Dave Schubert 218-829-7015
Council Members Yvonne Kisor 320-277-3419
  Leonard Thesing  320-360-9720 
  Russell Woitalla 320-277-3005
  Sheila Rudolph 320-277-3843
  Horst hanneken 320-745-2641
  Phyllis Schmidtbauer 320-277-3869
  Dave Skwira 320-277-6135
  Gary Hebler 320-745-2565 
  Debbie Woitalla 320-277-3860
Holy Trinity Board Mindy Rudolph 320-468-0256
  Amber Woitalla 320-277-3005
FPSR Board Horst Hanneken 320-745-2641
  Janet Hanneken 320-745-2641
Bookkeeper Debbie Woitalla 320-277-3860
Bulletin Grace Dembouski 320-277-3832
Scheduling Rosary Lois Woitalla 320-277-3524
Scheduling Lector, Server, Usher Grace Dembouski 320-277-3832
Extr. Minister for the Homebound Leonard Thesing 320-360-9720
  Phyllis Schmidtbauer 320-277-3869
Holy Name Society Willis Schlegel 320-277-3808
Rosary Sodality Lois Woitalla 320-277-3524
Pro-Life Lois Woitalla 320-277-3524
Mission Circle Marcella Woitalla 320-277-3878
Knights of Columbus Allen Woitalla 320-277-3860
Soldiers of the Cross
Prayer Line Phyllis Schmidtbauer 320-277-3869
Adoration choir director
Guitar Group Renee Litke 320-468-6200
  Lynn -Dukowitz 320-277-3805
Flowers & Altar Care Kathy Hoffman Tax 320-468-9957
Groundskeeper & Building Rental Leonard Thesing 320-360-9720
Cemetery Committee
Cemetery Lots Dave Skwira 320-277-6135
  Steve Waytashek 320-468-2446
Faith in Action Gary & Val Matlock 320-468-6396



If you are interested in giving a tax deductible donation to Holy Cross Parish, please contact Father David or any parish council member.  Contact numbers are listed under phone list in the drop down menu on the opening page of our web site. please consider helping us meet our financial challenges.


EDUCATION FUND-HolyCross has developed an education fund to help families with the cost of a Catholic Education including our Catholic School, Holy Trinity in Pierz and the Father Pierz School of Religion.  If interested in donating to this fund, please contact Father David at 320-468-2111.


Stole Fees

   A stole fee can be a free-will offering or it can be a set fee  made by a parishoner when a priest performs a Baptism, wedding or funeral.  It goes to the parish, not the priest.  It's not a mandatory fee.


The Holy Cross Parish Council has adopted the following policy regarding stole fees:


BAPTISM-no set fee, donations are welcome

WEDDING-set fee of $100

FUNERAL-will not have a set fee

Cemetery Plots

Holy Cross Cemetary

For more information, or to purchase a cemetery plot, call Dave at (320)277-6135

*After March 1st, 2012, plots for non-parishioners will be $1000.

Building Rental

Harding Church Morton BuildingsHarding Church Morton Buildings

We have two Morton buildings available for rental, as well as the church basement.




$100 - Parishioner

$150 - Non-Parishioner

Church Basement:

Without Kitchen:

$50 - Parishioner

$100 - Non-Parishioner

With Kitchen:

$100 - Parishioner

$150 - Non-Parishioner

All rentals require a second check of the same amount as a damage/cleaning deposit. After your event, the deposit check will be returned to you after a satisfactory inspection of the buildings.



To check availability and schedule a rental, call Leonard at (320)360 -9720


Harding Church Morton Buildings

Schedule of Services



Sunday         8:45 AM

Wednesday   8:00 AM

Thursday      8:00 AM




Sunday         8:00 AM



Prayer Service

Wednesday   8:00 PM


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