Today, Sunday, November 21

· Adventures in Matthew Year 1 - Pioneer Room 6:30 PM

· Adventures in Acts Year 2 - Library 6:30 PM.

Wednesday, November 24

· No Faith Formation class.

Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving

· Mass at Holy Cross 9:00 AM.

· Parish Office closed Thursday and Friday.

· AA & Alanon 7:30 PM in Kennedy.

Sunday, November 28

· Sunday School during the 10:00 AM Mass.


TO ALL SENIORS - You are invited to join us at our Annual Senior Mass and Dinner on Friday, December 3 at 10:30 AM.  Mass will be in Church.  Cost is $10.50 and reservations are necessary.  Please call 612-789-9168 (evenings).  Deadline is Monday, November 29th.

CHRISTMAS SHOW - Enjoy the Bobby Vinton Christmas Show on December 10 at Hinckley Casino Motel Theater.  Cost is $50 per person and includes transportation and ticket.  Leave Holy Cross at 4:30 PM.  Joan 612-379-4488. 


In 2011 we will celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Holy Cross Parish.  On Saturday, January 1, 2011 the 4:30 PM Mass will be in celebration of the beginning of our anniversary year.  

As a parish community we have a lot to be thankful for and much to look forward to in the years ahead.  

Be a part of the celebration by attending many anniversary events.  Watch this corner of the bulletin each week for updates.

BULLETIN DEADLINE - Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the deadline for the November 28 bulletin is Monday, November 22.  The office at Holy Cross will be closed November 25-28.

ADORATION CHAPEL - The Adoration Chapel will be closed from Thursday, November 25th to Sunday, November 28th.  The Chapel will reopen at 8:00 AM on Monday, November 29th.

CHRISTMAS WREATHS - Pope John Paul II School/NERO Boosters are selling Christmas Wreaths: 24” wreath with bow $15.00 and 24” wreath with bow and cones $16.50.  To order please call Renee at 612-781-3242, Greg at 612-789-5714 or Bob at 612-991-7212.  You will be able to pick up your wreath on December 4th and 5th in Kolbe Hall.  Proceeds support athletics at Pope John Paul II Catholic School.

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




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 28 at All Saints

             December 5 at St. Anthony of Padua

             December 12 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel

             December 19 at Holy Cross


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

THANK YOU - The English Holy Name would like to thank everyone who made their Turkey Bingo this past Sunday a success.  We appreciate the support.


PRAYER FOR PREBORNS - Pope Benedict has designated November 27 as a day of Prayer for Preborns.


Let us pray to God, the Father of Life and Font of all Mercy:


Lord, have mercy on all who have sinned against life.

Preserve all children from bodily harm from

the moment of conception.

Enlighten our minds to see the dignity of every human

life from its earliest embryonic beginnings.

Bring an end to the destruction of human embryos in research facilities and IVF clinics.

Help us to overturn unjust laws that permit

the destruction of innocent lives, and guide our public officials to defend the littlest among us.

Help parents of unborn children with disabilities

to cherish the baby you have entrusted to their care.

Guide all doctors to be guardians of life,

especially the lives of unborn children

with serious health conditions.

Draw all who have acted against innocent

human life to repentance and forgiveness,

and heal them through an outpouring of grace.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY - Next weekend there will be Christmas themed pictures for children to color at the doors of the church.  Children are asked to bring the completed sheet to the Christmas Bazaar in Kolbe Hall on Dec. 4 & 5 and exchange it for a little gift.  All the art work will be displayed in the hallway by Kolbe.