Today, January 2

· Bible Study 6:30-8:30 PM.

Wednesday, January 5

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

Thursday, January 6

· AA & Alanon 7:30 PM in Kennedy Hall.

Friday, January 7

· Confessions 6:15, Mass & Devotions 7:00 PM in Polish

Saturday, January 8

· Polish School 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

Sunday, January 9

· Coffee & Donuts after 8:00 & 10:00 Masses in Kolbe.

· Sunday School during the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Jasełka after the 11:30 Mass in the gym.

· Family Adoration 3:00 PM in Church.


FOR RENT 1714-4th Street N.E.  Close to Church.  For more information call 952-446-8856.


Thank you to the Jambor and Petros families who shopped, organized and delivered the Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets.  Thank you to all who donated food and money.

Thank you to the Kluz Family for the “Secret Santa Shop” and the evergreen planters.  Thanks to our “Santa” and Ray & Tricia Dehler for their photography skills.

Thank you to our church decorators and designers.  Our worship space is beautiful.  

Thank you to the musicians, choirs, Sisters, altar servers, ushers, readers, distributors, and families on Christmas Eve for all their help.  We are especially grateful to our ushers as they wiped up wet floors and met the needs of our many guests.  Thank you to Stan Janosz for making sure the steps and entrances to church were all shoveled.

Thank you to Ann Wandzel and Caroline Hooper for delivering flowers to the shut-ins on December 27.

Thank you to all who worshipped at Holy Cross and were so generous to our parish.

CAROLING AT CATHOLIC ELDERCARE - Join the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota in singing kolendy on Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM at Catholic Eldercare, 817 Main St. N.E.  Meet in the Atrium at 1:00 PM to practice prior to caroling.  People are also invited to attend a Christmas sing-along at River Village, 2919 Randolph St. N.E. at 3:00 PM.  Words and music provided by Bob Gacek and his accordion.

EVENING TO AFFIRM LIFE SPAGHETTI DINNER - The St. Charles Respect Life Group invites you and your whole family to a spaghetti and meatball dinner Saturday, Jan. 22 following the 5 PM Mass.  Speaker is Mary Ann Kuharski - “Living our Faith and the Prolife Message”.  Childcare available for children under 10 years of age.  The cost? A free will offering only.  Seating is limited to 225 so you must call 612-781-6529 to reserve your spot.

                 Sunday, January 9


             Saturday, January 29


             Saturday, February 19


             February/March TBD (date to be determined)


             March Lenten Giving Challenge



             Thursday, May 5


             June 20 to 24


             Sunday, September 11


             October TBD, 2011


             Saturday, November 5


             Sunday, December 18


             Saturday, December 31



125th Anniversary Calendar of Events

Mark your calendars!  Holy Cross Church is celebrating 125 years.

An entire year of events is being planned to honor this event.

Please join us and be part of the celebration!  Watch for more updates and details.

"Kick-off" Coffee & Donuts in Kolbe Hall


125 Minutes of Family Games after 4:30 Mass (Kolbe Hall)


Cana Dinner for Married Couples after 4:30 Mass (Kolbe)


125 Minutes of Adult Games (Kolbe Hall)


Bring in 125% more in contributions to our food shelf,

   Sharing & Caring Hands, St. Joseph's Home, etc.


125th day of 2011 - May Crowning and Social


Vacation Bible School


125th Anniversary Mass & Banquet


Social for single, widows, widowers


"Old-Fashioned Christmas" - Rosary Guild Mission Benefit


"Breakfast with St. Nick" after 10:00 Mass


4:30 Mass - Closing of the 125th Anniversary year