Saturday, December 6

· CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - Bake & Craft Sale, Carmel Corn, Oplatki, Santa’s Secret Shop, Raffles and more in Kolbe after 4:30 PM Mass.

Today, December 7

· CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - Bake & Craft Sale, Carmel Corn, Oplatki, Santa’s Secret Shop, Raffles and more in Kolbe after all morning Masses.

· Sunday School during the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Sign-up for Jesse Tree Symbols.

· Adventures in Matthew - Year 1   7:00-9:00 PM.

Monday, December 8   

· Holy Day of Obligation: Masses at 6:45 AM 12:00 Noon (School), 5:30 PM in English, 7:00 PM in Polish.

· English Rosary Guild Meeting 7:00 PM in Kolbe.  Refreshments by Rose 109.

· English Holy Name Meeting 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, December 10

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

Thursday, December 11

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

Friday, December 12

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

Saturday, December 13

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

Sunday, December 14

· Pick-up Jesse Tree symbols

· Sunday School during the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Adventures in Matthew Year 2 - 6:30-8:30 PM.

· Bibletimeline - 6:30-8:30 PM


“COINS FOR CRIBS” is an Advent outreach project 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 to buy 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.  If you prefer to give dollars or a check put your gift in an envelope marked “Cradle of Hope.”  Last week we collected $131.00.  Thank you!




Second Sunday of Advent - Let us place ourselves in the presence of JESUS in the Blessed Sacrament to receive HIS invitation to repentance.


Let us spend time with JESUS in the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.  Open Hours: Monday 11:00 AM; Tuesday 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM; Thursday 2:00 PM and Friday 1:00 PM.


For information call  612-781-4806 or 763-784-1317.

RETIREMENT FUND FOR THE RELIGIOUS -  Share in the Care.  Please give generously to the Retirement Fund for the Religious next weekend which benefits the many deserving religious who served our diocese, past and present, and who now need our help in meeting the overwhelming cost of elder care. 


Please use in the envelope in your packet

the weekend of December 13 & 14.

FAMILY BRUNCH - The Holy Cross Polish Committee invites you to a Holy Family Brunch on Sunday, December 28 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in Kolbe Center.  Menu includes: Chicken Breast, red potatoes, salad, dessert.  Adults $12.00 and Children $6.00 (6-12).  Tickets are available at the parish office weekdays or call Wanda at 763-413-1839 or Jadwiga at 612-789-5081.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS EVE MASS - We need children to be Mary, Joseph, angels and shepherds for the 4:00 Christmas Eve Children’s Mass.  Please call Janice weekdays at the Parish Office 612-789-7238.

CHRISTMAS BASKETS - We are now collecting items for the Christmas food baskets.  Please share a can of soup, vegetables or fruit.  Please make sure to check the expiration date on the food and do not bring open boxes or bags.  We also need gifts for adults and children - clothes, games, toys, etc.  Any money received will be used for hams, potatoes, bread and other items for the baskets.

NEW ALTAR SERVERS - Congratulations and God’s blessings upon our new altar servers who have answered the call to serve.  Thank you to - Matthew Carder, Benjamin Erickson, Joseph Etnier and James Jurek.  We are truly proud of all our altar servers who are so faithful to their calling.  Many have given years and years of dedicated service to the Lord.  Thank you so much, servers, you are a precious gem to Holy Cross Church.  May the Lord bless each of you in a very special way.

YOUTH ENVELOPES - The 2009 contribution envelopes for students in grades 1 thru 12 will be available for pick up in the vestibule of the Church the weekend of December 13 & 14.