Monday, October 24

· Kolbe Reserved Noon to 9:00 PM.

Tuesday, October 25

· Prayer Shawl Ministry 6:30 PM in Parish Library

Wednesday, October 26

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

· Confirmation class 6:30-7:30 PM in school.

Friday, October 28

· Confessions, Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 PM.

Saturday, October 29

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

· All Saints Party 5:30 to 8:00 PM in Kolbe.






Jeff Cavins Video Bible Study “The Great Adventure: A Journey Through the Bible” is coming to Holy Cross on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month beginning Sunday, Nov. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM  The program is offered in a two-year time frame November to May.  Cost for course materials is $30 and materials will be delivered to you at the first class.  Call the church office to register - 612-789-7238.  For more information about The Great Adventure go to 


The 2nd year for The Adventures of Matthew Bible Study also begins on Sunday, Nov. 6, 6:30 PM in the Pioneer Room.  Sessions scheduled for 1st & 3rd Sundays.


“Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come” - Jeff Cavins explores Revelation to demonstrate how the Kingdom established by Christ in His Church is intimately connected with the Kingdom of Heaven.  Learn what all the mysterious figures and images of Revelation represent, as well as what will happen during the Second Coming of Christ, what has already happened, and what is happening now in salvation history.  This one year, 10-session Bible Study will begin Sunday, Nov. 6, 6:30 PM in the parish library.  Cost for course materials is $30.  To register call 612-789-7238.


“OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS” is the theme of this year’s Annual Mission Benefit sponsored by the Holy Cross English Altar and Rosary Guild to be held on Saturday, November 5th.  This year along with a Roast Pork and Pierogi Lunch, 125 Years of Fashion will be featured.  Tickets are $20 and available after Mass this weekend Oct. 22 & 23 and Oct. 29 & 30 or by phone at 612-789-7657, 763-572-1713 or 612-789-7238 weekdays.

CHRISTMAS WREATHS - Pope John Paul II/Nero Boosters are selling Christmas Wreaths.  24” Wreath with bow $16.00 and 24” Wreath with bow and cones $17.50.  Buy a wreath and your name will be entered for a $25.00 Rainbow Gift Card.  Call: Renee 612-781-3242, Greg 612-789-5714 or Bob 612-991-7212 to order your wreath.

THE POLANIE CLUB of Minneapolis and St. Paul wishes to share Poland’s most beloved holiday celebration by hosting a traditional Christmas Eve dinner, Polish Wigilia, on Sunday, December 4 at Jax Café, 1928 University Avenue N.E.  The cost for the non profit event is $35/person, and includes tax and gratuity.  Call Ewa at 952-447-1985, Martha 763-546-5686 or Marta at 651-638-9577 for info and reservations.  Deadline is November 28th.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST - The East Minneapolis Exchange Club is sponsoring the Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 6th from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM at Holy Cross Kolbe Center.  Pancakes (all you can eat), sausage, juice, coffee or milk.  Adults $6.00, Children under `12 $4.00.  Proceeds donated to various charities.

STAY CURRENT WITH HOLY CROSS EVENTS BY EMAIL.  Each week an update of events at Holy Cross will be sent to all interested via email.  To keep informed electronically, just send your email address to   Our email list will not be shared. 

Text Box: NEW MASS TRANSLATION MEETINGS - The following dates have been scheduled for the three parishes on the upcoming new Mass translations:  

October 27th at St. Hedwig’s 7:00 PM
October 29th at St. Anthony 10:30 AM 
November 3 at Holy Cross 7:00 PM (Kolbe Hall)

The meetings are open to all parishioners at any location.

HELP OUR KIDS - Help Our Kids WIN “A Power a Bright Future Grant” to help our Science Lab and Playground.  All you need to do is Vote online at - search for Pope John Paul II Catholic School - Minneapolis, MN or text 675383 to 44144 and vote one time every day - October 24 to December 9.  You must be a US Citizen and at least 13 years old.  Thank you for your vote.

CONCERT AND DINNER - Topola Choir Polish Folk Songs and Dinner TODAY, October 23, 2011 at 1:30 PM, PNA Hall, 1304-4th Street N.E. Minneapolis.  Tickets are $12.00.

PHOTO EXHIBITION - St. Olaf Catholic Church presents Seeing the World Anew in Assisi by Phyllis Welter opening October 29, 2011 with an artists reception from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  Dates for this exhibition are: October 29 through November 13.  Times: Monday thru Friday from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM; Saturday, November 5 from 5:00-9:00 PM; Sundays from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM . Place: St. Olaf Gathering Room.  Sponsored by the St. Olaf Visual Arts Committee.