Today, November 20

· Sunday School during the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Bible Study 6:30-8:30 PM in the school.

Wednesday, November 23

· No Faith Formation or Confirmation class.

Thursday, November 24 - Thanksgiving

· Mass at Holy Cross 9:00 AM.

· Parish Office closed Thursday and Friday.

Friday, November 25

· Confession, Mass & Devotions in Polish 7:00 PM.

Sunday, November 27

· Sunday School during 10:00 AM Mass.

· Parish Library open after 10:00 AM Mass.


FOOD FOR THE NEEDY - All the donated food has been given out and we now need food for Christmas baskets.  You can bring your food donations when you come to Church or to the Rectory during the week.  Please make sure to check the expiration date on the food and do not bring open boxes or bags.  Cash donations will also be accepted and used for hams, bread, etc.

TO ALL SENIORS - You are invited to join us at our Annual Senior Mass and Dinner on Friday, December 2 at 10:30 AM.  Mass will be in Church.  Cost is $11.00 and reservations are necessary.  Please call 612-789-9168 (evenings).  Deadline is Monday, November 28th.

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.  Wreaths will be delivered the weekend of December 3 & 4.

HELP OUR KIDS - Help Our Kids WIN “A Power a Bright Future Grant” to help our school 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 thru December 9.  You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 13 years old.  Thank you for your vote.

A NORTHEAST CHRISTMAS - You are invited to a benefit concert for Pope John Paul II Catholic School on Sunday, December 4th at 1:30 PM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.  The concert is to celebrate familiar and traditional music of the multicultural Northeast faith community and will include performances by both choirs as well as soloists.  Tickets are available from $10 to $25.  For information please contact the Development Office at 612-789-8851 or

ADVENT RETREAT - St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN, is hosting an Advent Retreat on December 9-11 2011 on the topic: “The Church: An Incarnation and Sacramental Community.”  The retreat leader is Father Kevin Seasoltz, OSB, will talk on the sacrament of the every-day, Christ as a primary sacrament of God, and the Church as the sacrament of Christ expressing itself culturally in various sacramental rituals.  The cost is $180 for a single room and $150 per person sharing a double room.  To register call Father Bob Pierson at 320-363-3929 or email

INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL on Sunday, November 27, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Celebrate the Holiday Tradition!  Folk Dance & music performances, ethnic luncheon, sale of folk art, gifts & crafts, bake sale.  Entrance fee: Adults $5; Children 6-12 $1 and children under 6 FREE.  Ukrainian Community Center, 301 Main Street N.E., Minneapolis.  Information 612-379-1956 or

Text Box: OPLATKI is now available

   Convent (back door) evenings
   Church Sacristy after Mass
   Rectory (Parish Office - side door) -      
   Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ADORATION CHAPEL - The Adoration Chapel will be closed from Thursday, November 24th through Sunday, November 27.  The Chapel will reopen on Monday, November 28th at 8:00 AM.

THANK YOU - The English Holy Name thanks everyone who participated last Sunday in making their Turkey Bingo a huge success.  We are grateful for the support.




Please join the Northeast community to pray Vespers (Evening Prayer) on each of the four Sundays of Advent.  Prayer begins at 3:00 PM.


                          November 27 at St. Anthony of Padua

                          December 4 at All Saints

                          December 11 at Holy Cross

                          December 18 at St. Hedwig


Help prepare yourself to welcome Christ into your heart more deeply by participating in this prayer of the Church.

HOLY CROSS PARISH LIBRARY is open on the 4th Sunday of the month after the 10:00 AM Mass.  Stop down.