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

YOUR PRAYERS PLEASE - As you may have noticed our weekend Associate Father Edward Wojtowicz has not taken Masses at Holy Cross for some time. Over the last few months he has struggled with various mysterious health issues. Recently Father Ed was diagnosed with lung cancer and will undergo surgery on December 17th. At the age of 83 he is at peace and strengthened by his faith. Father Ed requests your prayers at this time. He looks forward to celebrating his 60th Anniversary of Ordination at Holy Cross in the Fall of 2004. Cards may be sent to:

Rev. Edward Wojtowicz
Leo C. Byrne Residence #310
60 S. Mississippi River Boulevard
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105-1052

                                            PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                                 ADORATION NEWS

The third Sunday of Advent. Pope John Paul II instructs us: "The joy of Advent is accompanied by the humble and sincere plea to GOD: 'Come, Lord, and save us.'" Our Holy Father calls us to have a personal relationship with Jesus, our Savior, in the Blessed Sacrament. He states, "Take time out to be with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Go before HIM in an hour of quiet adoration and prayer."

The Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Friday 8:00 a.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. and Saturday 12:00 noon. For more information call 763-788- 4729 or 612-781-4806. Thank you.

THE ENGLISH ALTAR AND ROSARY GUILD thanks everyone who participated in making their Bake and Craft Sale a huge success. Thanks much!


Old Fashioned Kris Kringle                    Alina Kraszkiewicz
Santa Tea Set                                        Felicia Hamann
Peace Basket                                         Kathy Kozlak
Barbie                                                   Rose Iskierka
Christmas Tree                                     Media Kozacz
Mr. & Mrs. Santa                                  Nick Maslowski
"Hello Kitty" Basket                            Ashley Warhol

Angel & Puppets                                  Alexis Frakie
Camera                                                Michael Vann
Popcorn                                              Pat Rodgers
Jigsaw Puzzle Book                              Marie Sikora
Prayers for Little Ones Book              Sophia Frakie
Bible Stories                                       Marilyn Presseller
Bedtime Stories                                  Joan Serie


Today, December 14
Pick up Jesse Tree symbols. Extras are available.
Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Monday, December 15
Archdiocesan Holy Name Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 17
Library open at 6:00 p.m.
CCD, Confirmation classes 6:30-7:45 p.m. in school.
Adult Choir 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Thursday, December 18
AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.
Friday, December 19
Confessions after the 6:45 a.m. Mass.
Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Saturday, December 20
Confessions after 8:00 a.m. Mass & 3:30-4:00 p.m.
NO Polish School.
Sunday, December 21
Decorate the Jesse Tree at 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Library open after 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Decorate Church for Christmas after 6:30 p.m. Mass.


           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
DO YOU HAVE BIG PACKAGES TO WRAP? We have 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.
PLEASE KEEP SAVING ALUMINUM CANS. The money raised from recycling the aluminum will go towards the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign. Bags of aluminum cans can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or by the garages behind the rectory.
HOLY CROSS LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS - The new schedule will be in the Sacristy the weekend of Dec. 27-28. If you have any changes (address, phone, Mass restrictions) please call 612-789- 7238 (weekdays) or e-mail jgodlewski@mn.rr.com before Dec. 22nd. Anyone interested in becoming a lector or distributor should also contact Janice Godlewski. Thanks!
ST. HEDWIG'S CHURCH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND - May 16th - 25, 2004. The trip will be escorted by Father Donald Schwalm. If interested please contact Travel About at 612-377-8955 or St. Hedwig's at 612-789-4830.