Today, December 14

 Pick-up Jesse Tree symbols in the Sacristy.

 Sunday School during the 10:00 AM Mass.

 Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

 Adventures in Matthew - Year 26:30-8:30 PM.

 Bibletimeline Study 1 - 6:30-8:30 PM.

Tuesday, December 16

 Adventures in Matthew - Year 29:00-11:00 AM

Wednesday, December 17

 Confessions after 6:45 AM Mass and 5:30-7:30 PM.

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

Thursday, December 18

 Confessions after 6:45 AM Mass and 5:30-7:30 PM.

 School Christmas program in the gym 6:00 PM.

 AA & Alanon 7:30 PM in Kennedy Hall.

Friday, December 19

 Confessions after 6:45 AM Mass.

 Devotions and Mass in Polish 7:00 PM in Church.

Saturday, December 20

 Confessions 3:15-4:15 PM.

Sunday, December 21

 Decorate Jess Tree at the 10:00 AM Mass.

 Sunday School during the 10:00 AM Mass.

 Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

 Advent Vespers 3:00 PM in Church.





Third Sunday of Advent - Rejoice in the Lord always, again let us say Rejoice!


We are looking forward to the birth of Jesus Christ.Let us spend time in the Adoration Chapel.We can go to HIM.We can actually adore HIM like the shepherds did; we can kneel before HIM like the Magi.JESUS is awaiting our visits to the Chapel.


Visit and adore JESUS.Open Hours: Monday 11:00 AM; Tuesday 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM; Wednesday 5:00 PM; Thursday 2:00 PM and Friday 1:00 PM.


For information call612-781-4806 or 763-784-1317.

CHRISTMAS BASKETS - We are collecting food and gifts for the Christmas baskets.Please make sure to check the expiration date on the food and do not bring open boxes or bags.Money received will be used for hams, potatoes, bread and other items for the baskets.



Holy Cross Church


Wednesday, December 17††††††† After 6:45 AM Mass &

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† ††† 5:30 to 7:30 PM.


Thursday, December 18††††††††††† After 6:45 AM Mass &

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† ††† 5:30 to 7:30 PM.


Friday, December 19††† †††††††††††† After 6:45 AM Mass.


Saturday, December 20††††††††††† 3:15 to 4:15 PM.





St. Anthony: 804 - 2nd St. N.E.


Monday, December 22†††††††††††† 5:30-7:30 PM.


St. Boniface: 629 - 2nd St. N.E.


Saturday, December 20††††††††††† 2:30-3:30 PM.

Tuesday, December 23†††††††††††† 7:00-8:00 PM.


St. Clement: 911 - 24th Ave. N.E.


Monday, December 22†††††††††††† 3:00-5:00 PM.

Tuesday, December 23†††††††††††† 3:00-5:00 PM.


St. Hedwig: 129 - 29thAvenue N.E.


Monday, December 22†††††††††††† 6:30-7:30 PM.

Tuesday, December 23†††††††††††† 9:00-9:45 AM.


SCHOOL NEWS - Itís Christmas at Pope John Paul II Catholic School!Our students will present their 2008 Christmas Program at several different times in December.If you want the voices of children to usher in your celebration of our Saviorís birth, please join us on:

 Dec. 17††† 2:00 PM †† -St. Anthony Church

 Dec. 18††† 6:00 PM††† -School Gym

 Dec. 19†† 10:30 AM†† -RiverVillage

 Dec. 22-25†† Noon - 3:00 PM - Hear the students on

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Relevant Radio - AM 1330

THANK YOU - The English Altar and Rosary Guild thanks everyone who participated in making their Bake and Craft Sale a huge success.Thanks to Roses 105, 106 and 107 for all their work.Raffle Winners: Plant - Ray Dehler; Christmas Tree Train - Theresa Berg; Polish Christmas Ornaments - Ann Wandzel; Christmas Angel - Betty Chorzempa; Singing Penguins - Betty Chorzempa; Gold Christmas Tree - Mary Kozacz; Big Teddy Bear - Tom Herschbach.

THANK YOU to the Fuss Family for the gift given to the parish in Memory of Helen Fuss.The parish is grateful for your thoughtfulness and generosity.

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.Chicken will be served.Adults $12.00 and children $6.00 (6-12).Tickets at the parish office weekdays or call Wanda at 763-413-1839 or Jadwiga at 612-789-5081.