Today, January 9

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

· Sunday School during the 10:00 AM Mass.

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

· Family Adoration 3:00 PM in Church.

Tuesday, January 11

· Baptism Class 7:00 PM at River Village - St. Hedwig’s.

Wednesday, January 12

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

Thursday, January 13

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

Friday, January 14

· Confessions, Mass, Devotions in Polish 7:00 - Church.

Saturday, January 15

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

Sunday, January 16

· Sunday School during the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Bible Study 6:30-8:30 PM


BAPTISM CLASS - Baptism Class is required for parents and Godparents before desired date for Baptism.  If you are planning to attend a class, you need to call the Holy Cross Parish Office at 612-789-7238 to register.  Baptism class is held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the conference room at St. Hedwig’s River Village, 29th & Randolph St. N.E.  The next class is this week - Tuesday, January 11th.


		New Parishioners	48
		Baptisms		22
		First Communions	19
		Confirmations		23
		Marriages		18
		Funerals		36

THE ENGLISH ALTAR AND ROSARY is looking to borrow (for one day in November) one of those silver tinsel trees with a rotating light wheel that were popular in the early 1970’s.  As you put away your Christmas decorations, this may be something you find.  If you can help, please call the Parish Office weekdays at 612-789-7238. 

MUSIC MINISTRY FUDRAISER - Immaculate Conception Church, 40th & Jackson St. N.E., is having their annual Music Ministry Cabaret Dinner Theatre fundraiser January 21 and 22.  This year’s theme is “Broadway Show Tunes”.  In addition to the wonderful show presented by talented I.C. performers, tickets include a delicious dinner of salad, stuffed chicken breast, roasted vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes, and dessert of raspberry chocolate torte, all professionally prepared by Chef John Newkirk.  For tickets or more information call 763-788-9062 or visit

OPEN HOUSE - Convent of the Visitation School, located at 2455 Visitation Drive in Mendota Heights will hold an Upper Open House on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM.  This informational Open House is planned for prospective families interested in grades 9-12 at Visitation.  For more information please contact the Admissions Office at 651-683-1707 or visit the website

“A FAITHFUL SPOUSE” is a monthly spiritual offering for those persons who, morally convicted of their Christian marriage, desire to remain faithful to their conventional vows.  Each gathering will incorporate an opportunity for spiritual and human growth.  To learn more, please plan to attend this initial support group meeting on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  Please contact the Office of Marriage, Family & Life at 651-291-4488 for more details or to register.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS - 55 AND OLDER - A Defensive Driving Class for 55 and older will be presented by Catholic Eldercare on Wednesday and Thursday, February 9th and 10th, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM both days at River Village East, 2919 Randolph Street N.E.  The cost is $25.00 per person includes both days.  Snacks provided both days.  NO REFUNDS.  Limited numbers - registration required.  Your check is your registration.  Make checks payable to Catholic Eldercare and mail to Janet Carlson, River Village East, 2919 Randolph St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55418.


FAMILY GAME NIGHT Saturday, January 29.  Join us  in Kolbe Hall after 4:30 Mass for 125 Minutes of games.  Evening includes dinner, games and prizes!  Bring your favorite board game!  Enter for a chance to win a movie gift basket.  Please sign up at the back of church and let us know that you’ll be joining us!  You can also sign up by calling the parish office weekdays at 612-789-7238.

CANA CELEBRATION for married couples will be Saturday, February 19.  Evening begins with Mass at 4:30 PM in Church.  Following will be a social in Kolbe Hall, Chicken & Beef Dinner, Speaker and Entertainment.  Tickets are $35.00/couple and available at the parish office weekdays 612-789-7238, at 612-788-0869 or by email at What is a Cana Dinner?  The wedding feast at Cana was the occasion of Christ’s first miracle.  The celebration  emphasizes the sacred importance our Lord gives to marriage.