Today, December 16

· Pick-up Jesse Tree Symbols.  Extra sets available.

· Second Year Bible Study 7:00-9:00 PM.

Wednesday, December 19

· Confessions after 6:45 AM Mass & 5:30-6:30 PM.

· Faith Formation/Confirmation classes 6:30-7:30 PM.

· Adult Choir 7:00 PM in the Church.

Thursday, December 20

· Confessions after 6:45 AM Mass & 5:30-6:30 PM.

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

Friday, December 21

· Confessions after 6:45 AM Mass.

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

Saturday, December 22

· No Polish School.

Sunday, December 23

· Decorate Jesse Tree at the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Decorate Church for Christmas 7:15 PM.


“COINS FOR CRIBS” - As we prepare to celebrate the Birth of Baby Jesus at Christmas our parish is collecting coins during Advent that will be used for 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.  Bring extra coins to Church.  Dollars and checks can be put in an envelope marked “Cradle of Hope.”  Thank you!  Last week we collected $126.00.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS EVE MASS - We need children to be Mary, Joseph, angles and shepherds for the 4:00 Christmas Eve Children’s Mass.  There will be a brief practice on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 PM in Church.  To volunteer, please call Janice weekdays at the Parish Office 612-789-7238.








The Third Sunday of Advent - let us prepare ourselves for the birth of our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST.  One way would be to place ourselves in the presence of JESUS in the Adoration Chapel.  Visit to adore, to intercede, to petition, to get consolation, and to give thanks.


Open Hours:     Tuesday: 11:00 AM, 12:00, 1:00 PM


Holiday Adoration Schedule

Chapel closed December 24 & December 25

and December 31 & January 1.


For information call 612-605-2558 or 612-781-4806.

FAMILY BRUNCH - The Holy Cross Polish Committee invites you to a Holy Family Brunch on Sunday, Dec. 30 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in Kolbe Center.  Great food and holiday spirit.  $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.  For tickets and more information call Wanda at 763-413-1839 or Jadwiga at 612-789-5081.

Please remember Holy Cross Parish

in your Will.

JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT - Holy Cross Parish Activities is sponsoring a trip to Chanhassen Dinner Theater to see Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Wednesday, Feb. 20.  Cost is $64 per person and includes: coach, dinner, show and gratuity.  Limited seats available.  Treat yourself or someone special to a wonderful evening out.  Call Joan at 612-379-4488 for more information. 

LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS - A new schedule for January to March will be ready after Christmas.  If you have any changes in your Mass restrictions, please contact Janice Godlewski as soon as possible.  Anyone interested in becoming a Lector or Eucharistic Minister may contact Janice at the Parish Office weekdays at 612-789-7238 or by email at

CHURCH PAINTING FUND -    December 9, 2007


  Goal                                                        $350,000.00


  Total paid to date (pledge payments

                 and additional gifts)                            $204,860.37

  Pledge payments outstanding                 $139,522.63

  Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)       $   5,617.00





Offertory Collection


           December 9, 2007……………….……$7,699.00




REMEMBER HOLY CROSS PARISH - Please remember Holy Cross Parish at Christmas time.  Your generosity makes it possible to continue our programs and services as well as provide for upkeep of our parish.   God bless you for your continued generosity to Holy Cross.

THANK YOU to Marge Hara for her many years of dedication to Holy Cross Parish as a faithful worker for the Funeral Luncheon Committee and Senior Citizen Group.  God bless you Marge and thank you!

YOUTH ENVELOPES - 2008 contribution envelopes for students in grades 1 thru 12 are available for pick up in the vestibule of the Church.  Extra sets are available in the last box if you do not see your name.