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


Soon Christmas will be upon us. I would like to extend an invitation to all to sing in the choir at the Midnight and 10:00 a.m. Christmas Masses. Rehearsal will be on Wednesday, December 15 & 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Church How great it would be to have a large number of voices in our choir for Christmas. Please help!

Phil Baird, Choir Director

CHRISTMAS BASKETS - We are now collecting items for the Christmas food baskets. We will need food for the baskets and we can use 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. Thanks!


Jesse Tree symbols tell the story of those who waited in faith for the Savior's coming. The Jesse Tree helps people focus on the process of "waiting in joyful hope" for the coming of Christ. We will decorate our Jesse Tree at the 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 19. Children are invited to pick up symbols at the doors of the church this weekend, decorate the symbols at home, and bring them back to church for the Jesse Tree on December 19. There are extra symbols available.

HOLY CROSS LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS - The new schedule will be in the sacristy on Sunday December 26. If you have any changes (address, phone, Mass restrictions), please call 612-789- 7238 (weekdays) or e-mail jgodlewski@mn.rr.com before Monday, December 20. Anyone interested in becoming a Lector or Distributor should also contact Janice Godlewski. Thanks!!

OPLATKI - The breaking and sharing of Oplatki with each other on Christmas Eve is a traditional Polish custom. We wish each other good health and happiness during the Christmas season and throughout the New Year. This a beautiful Christmas tradition that can be enjoyed by everyone.

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.
            Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.


Today, December 12
Pick-up Jesse Tree symbols in the Sacristy.
Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Tuesday, December 14
English Altar and Rosary Guild Meeting 7:00 p.m. in Kolbe Center. Refreshments by Rose 105.
Baptism Class 7:00 p.m. in Church.
English Holy Name Meeting 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Room.
Wednesday, December 15
Faith Formation classes 6:30-7:45 p.m. in school.
Adult Choir rehearsal 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Thursday, December 16
AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.
Friday, December 17
Open Gym 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Use alley entrance.
Mass and Devotions 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Saturday, December 18
Polish School 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in school.
Kolbe reserved.
Sunday, December 19
Decorate the Jesse Tree at the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.

CANDY AND CARMEL CORN. There's still time to get these wonderful treats. See one of the Sisters in the Sacristy after Mass. All profits go towards the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign.
DO YOU HAVE BIG PACKAGES TO WRAP?? We can help. We have big red plastic bags for only 50 cents each. These bags work well for those "big" gifts that are hard to wrap. Call or stop by the Rectory during office hours - 612-789-7238.
ENGLISH ALTAR & ROSARY GUILD MEMBERS please remember to bring items for the Cancer Home to the Tuesday (note change of date), December 14 meeting. Items currently needed are: paper products, toilet tissue, facial tissue, individual creamed soups, juices (no citrus), individual puddings, jellos and Vaseline lotion.
"FAMILY NIGHT OPEN GYM" at Holy Cross gym every Friday. Time change for Friday, Dec. 17 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Activities include basketball, volleyball, tumbling and ping-pong. All parish families are invited. Questions? Call 612-669-0033.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT - The music groups of De La Salle High School proudly present a free Christmas Concert for people all ages on Wednesday, December 15th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Florance Center. For more information or directions please call 612-676-7600.