Today, October 15

· Coffee & Donuts after morning Masses in Kolbe.

· Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.

· Year One Bible Study 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.

Wednesday, October 18

· Faith Formation classes 6:30-7:30 p.m. in school.

Thursday, October 19

· AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.

Friday, October 20

· Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 p.m. in Church.

Saturday, October 21

· Polish School 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Sunday, October 22

· Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.

· St. Francis Guild Social 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Kolbe.

· Year Two Bible Study 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.




Call 612-789-7238 weekdays or

leave a message at 763-572-1713.

“HAPPENINGS” BOOKS - The Educational Task Force is selling “Happenings” books for $30 each.  The books contain many discounts on gas, car washes, entertainment, restaurants, etc.  Contact Dennis at 612-788-4209 or the Parish Office weekdays to order a book. 

ST. FRANCIS GUILD SOCIAL next Sunday, October 22, 2006 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Kolbe Center.  You are invited to join the St. Francis Guild for a fun afternoon of bingo, raffles, prizes, fun and friendship.  The St. Francis Guild is an organization of men and women that benefits the Sisters of St. Francis in Sylvania, Ohio.  Everyone is  welcome.

SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL (Columbia Heights, Minnesota - Lomianki, Poland) presents Smarcznego! Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner complete with beverage, salad and dessert TODAY, Sunday, October 15th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill Street N.E., Columbia Heights.  Adults $7.00, Students $5.00, Children under 5 free.  Also included will entertainment, Silent Auction, raffle and international store.  Sponsored by Jeff’s Bobby and Steve’s Auto World.  All proceeds benefit the Children’s Hospital in Lomianki, Poland.

TOTINO-GRACE HIGH SCHOOL will be holding an Open House for eighth graders (and any other prospective students) and their parents on Monday, October 23rd beginning at 7:00 p.m.  There will be a general presentation, tours of the building, an opportunity to meet the faculty and staff.  If you have any questions, please call T.J. Paal at 763-586-6314.

ANNUAL POLISH SOUP FESTIVAL sponsored by the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota on Friday, October 27th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the International Institute, 1694 Como Avenue, St. Paul.  Cost is $10.00.  Also included will be pierogi for sale and a Christmas Bazaar sponsored by Dolina Polish Folk Dancers.

HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH FAIR!  Benedictine Health Care Center at Innsbruck, Saturday, Oct. 21st 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Have a massage, get your blood pressure taken, learn more about stress management, and donate blood at the same time (appointments are recommended to donate blood - call 651-288-5250).  Come and learn about your own health care and senior care for family members and loved ones, win great raffle prizes, receive free gifts and toast to your health with hot cider and delicious, healthy refreshments!  Benedictine Health Care at Innsbruck is located at Black Oak Drive in New Brighton.  651-633-1686.

ATTENTION HOLY CROSS USHERS!!  There will be a Usher’s Meeting on Wednesday, October 25th at 7:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Room.

Please remember Holy Cross Parish in your Will.

ALL SAINTS PARTY - Mark your calendar now to attend the fourth annual All Saints Party on Saturday, November 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Kolbe Center.  Children, come as your favorite biblical character, saint, pope, bishop, shepherd/sheep, or even the donkey Jesus rode on.  The evening includes faith formation, parade of saints, prizes, games, crafts and a pot-luck dinner.  We ask each family to bring a bag of candy (no hard candy) and a large appetizer, salad or casserole to share.

THE CHURCH OF ST. HELENA, Minneapolis will sponsor a talk on “The Church and Marriage: Morality and the Law” by Stephen Heaney, Ph.D. on Friday, October 27, 7:30 p.m. in Rowan Hall, 3204 East 43rd Street.  The tuition is $5 for the talk.  Complimentary tickets are available by calling 612-729-7321

LET US REMEMBER those who are hungry and in need of food.  You can bring food donations when you come to Church or to the Rectory during the week.  The food will be used for Thanksgiving Baskets.  Please make sure to check the expiration date on the food and do not bring open boxes or bags.  Cash donations will also be accepted and used for turkeys, bread, etc.