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

Call 612-789-7238 weekdays or
leave a message at 763-572-1713.

"COINS FOR CRIBS" - An Advent outreach program at Holy Cross. As we prepare to celebrate the Birth of Baby Jesus at Christmas, our parish will again collect coins during Advent that will be used for baby cribs. The money collected will be given to "Cradle of Hope" - a non-profit organization that works with mothers and infants in crisis. All coins received in the weekly collection plate will be given to this project. Bring extra coins to Church! If you prefer to give dollars or a check, please put your gift in an enveloped marked "Cradle of Hope." Thank you!

BIBLE STUDY - First Epistle of St. John: Advent Meditations on Love. Grzegorz (Greg) Ignatik will present a commentary on the Epistle based on the teaching of St. Augustine on Monday, November 28 and December 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall. All are welcome. For more information call Greg at 612-812-8064.
TO ALL SENIORS - You are invited to join us at our Annual Mass and Dinner on Friday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m. in Kolbe Center. Cost is $10.00 and reservations are necessary. Please call 612-789-9168 (preferably evenings) to make your reservation. Deadline for reservations is Monday, November 28th.
NEWS FLASH - Holy Cross Educational Task Force has the opportunity to sell Linder's Poinsettias this year for the great price of $10.00 each. Choose between red, white or pink plants. Each plant comes in a 6 1/2 inch pot with 4-7 blooms per pot. Act fast, as all orders must be submitted by Monday, November 28. Delivery will be Sunday, December 4th in Kolbe Hall after the 8:00 and 10:00 AM Masses. Call today to order your plant. 612-789-5171 and ask for Cindee.
THE CATHOLIC TUTOR CORPS is looking for volunteers to assist our eighth grade students with basic math skills. If you are willing to volunteer one or two daytime hours each week to tutor one or two eighth graders, please go to the web site at www.catholictutorcorps.org or phone Dick McGuire at 612-371-0661 for more information.
WANTED - Host Families for 5, 10 or 12 months. Students from all around the world. They come with their own spending money, insurance and desire to learn the "American way of life." Call Jeanne at 612-782-9500 for more information.
THE POLISH AMERICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE of Minnesota will hold a traditional Oplatek Dinner to benefit the orphan home in Torun, Poland on Sunday, December 11th at 6:00 p.m. at Gasthof Restaurant located at 2300 University Avenue N.E. The ticket price is $32.00 ($5.00 is tax deducible). Space is limited. Call Judith at 763-571-9602 for more information.
RELEVANT RADIO - Catholic radio in the Twin Cities, 1330 AM. Internet: www.relevantradio.com


Today, November 20
Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Tuesday, November 22
Mass at 7:00 p.m. (Polish) in Church for the Feast of St. Cecelia, Patron Saint of Choirs and Musicians.
Wednesday, November 23
NO Faith Formation or Confirmation classes.
Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving
Mass at Holy Cross 9:00 a.m.
Parish office closed
AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.
Friday, November 25
Parish Office closed.
NO Family Gym.
NO Polish Mass and Devotions.
Saturday, November 26
NO Polish School.
Sunday, November 27
Sunday School/Nursery during the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.

OPLATKI is now available:
Convent (back door) evenings.
Church sacristy after Mass.
Rectory (Parish Office - side door) - Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m


Come join the Spirit of Expectation!! The Catholic Churches of Northeast invite you to join your neighbors and friends for Vesper Services at 3:00 p.m. each Sunday during Advent
Locations are as follows:

November 27 Church of St. Anthony of Padua
December 4 Church of All Saints
December 11 Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
December 18 Church of St. Boniface

Come and celebrate the expectant coming
of Jesus into our world and hearts!