1621 University Avenue N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55413

                 HOLY CROSS All SAINTS PARTY

                 When: Saturday, November 1, 2003
                                        Where: Holy Cross Kolbe Center
Mass at 4:30 p.m. After Mass in Kolbe Hall games, crafts & lunch. Families please register at the doors of Church. Come dressed as your favorite Biblical character, saint, pope, bishop, shepherd/sheep or even the donkey Jesus rode on. No monster characters or weapons, please. Questions? Contact Deb 763-571-0655 or Chris 763-572- 1361. Please bring one bag of candy & $5.00 to the party.
F .R.O.G.G.'s MISSION PROJECT - The F .R.O.G.G.'s (Forever Rely On God's Grace), the Holy Cross youth group, plans a mission trip to the Dominican Republic in March. As part of their bonding with the less fortunate in the Dominican Republic, the youth group will be collecting school supplies (regular notebooks, pencils, pens, decorated notebooks, Lisa Frank items), fun little trinkets, Tylenol, and vitamins (C, D and A capsules). Donations can be brought to church on the weekends of Oct. 19 & 26 and placed in the box by the University Avenue entrance. The donations win be sent to the needy in the Dominican Republic. Thank you!
CHRISTMAS WREATHS FOR SALE - The Holy Cross Educational Task Force will be taking orders for Christmas Wreaths. These Minnesota Balsam Fir wreaths are 25" and decorated with pine cones, jingle bells and trimmed with a gold backed red velvet bow. Each wreath will come in a decorative plastic bag, great for gift giving. The cost is $12.50 each. Please call Cindee at 612-789-5686 (evenings) to order your wreath, or you can drop your order with payment in the collection basket. Orders due by October 26. Delivery will be after 8:00 and 10:00 AM Masses on Sunday, November 16, 2003.
BOYS WEEKEND RETREAT - Boys ages 10-16 are invited to participate in a weekend of sports and activities. Grow closer to Christ and have fun doing it. A retreat will be directed by Br. Scott Murphy and Father Robert DeCesare from the Legionaries of Christ - October 31 - November 2 at St. John the Baptist, Savage. Call Doug and Elaine Smith at 651-464-7174 to register. Tuition is $45. Limited enrollment. Dads are invited to help.
SPECIAL MASS - All are invited to a special Mass on Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 7:00 p.m., at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Robbinsdale. Archbishop Harry Flynn will be celebrating Mass and giving the homily in thanksgiving for the beatification of Mother Theresa of Calcutta.


Upper 2 BR, Duplex N.E., washer, dryer, garage. Older couple/person preferred. Bernadette - 612-802-8639.

Upper 2 BR with garage and laundry. 14th Ave. and 5th St. N.E. Call 763-421-9665.


Today, October 19
  BEEF DINNER 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Kolbe.
  Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Wednesday, October 22
  Library open at 6:00 p.m.
  CCD, Confirmation Classes 6:30-7:45 p.m. in school.
  Adult Choir 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Thursday, October 23
  AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.
Friday, October 24
  Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Saturday, October 25
  Polish School 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Sunday, October 26
  Exchange Club Pancake Breakfast 8:00 to 1:00 p.m.
  Sunday School/Nursery during the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
  Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.


This past week we had Douglas Wood, author of Old Turtle, come to our library and read to the fifth graders from his new book Old Testament and the Broken Trust. We were very privileged to have Mr. Wood at the school. Each fifth grader received a personally signed book.

Date change: St. Clement's Pancake Breakfast will be Sunday, Nov. 2, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m; $4.00 per adult and $2.00 per child. Please join us because the proceeds go to the school.


Friday, November 14, the parent organization is inviting all children ages 3 to 8 to a HARVEST PARTY in the school gym - 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF EAST MINNEAPOLIS will hold it's thirty-seventh annual Pancake Breakfast Sunday, October 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Holy Cross. The menu includes pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee and milk. Cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Proceeds benefit East Minneapolis Youth Programs.
DIACONATE VOCATIONAL EVENING - The Center for Diaconate is conducting a Diaconate Vocational Evening October 28. At this time of the year we offer various meetings to offer information on the Vocation of Deacon. If you know of someone who you feel should explore this vocation, please share your thoughts with them and ask them to call our office at 651-251-7722. We will send them an information packet and an invitation to one of our Diaconate Vocations Evenings.