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


Goal -                                                                                      $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)          $1,420,823.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                                 $ 79,176.30

Thank you to all who continue to give gifts and make pledge payments. God Bless you!

 Offertory Collection
December 11, 2005...........................$8,094.55

PLEASE REMEMBER HOLY CROSS PARISH at Christmas time. The gifts we receive on Christmas will help pay for insurance, utilities and/or parish assessment. God bless you for your continued generosity to Holy Cross!

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING PARISH GROUPS for their recent gifts and continued support of Holy Cross:

Polish Saturday School - $600.00
Polish Holy Name Society - $750.00
English Rosary Guild - $590.00
English Holy Name Society - $1,000.00

Thank you also to everyone who continues
to bring aluminum cans. The Tuesday Toilers
recently recycled cans for a total of $905.00.

THE POLISH HOLY NAME SOCIETY thanks all who helped make Pierogi. Thank you also to the many people who purchased the Pierogi to enjoy during the Christmas season.
                                                                                               PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC

From the Encyclical Letters of Pope Paul II: "For more than 56 years my eyes have gazed on the Eucharist. Personally, I have experienced a need for silent adoration which gives me strength, consolation, and support." As St. Alphonsus of Ligouri wrote, "Of all devotions, that of Adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest after the Sacraments."

Let us visit the Adoration Chapel offering prayers and penance. The Chapel is located in the Convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Monday 9:00 a.m., Tuesday 10:00 a.m., Wednesday 11:00 p.m., Thursday 8:00 a.m. and Friday 11:00 a.m. Other early hours are listed in the Chapel. To have questions answered or for more information call 612-605-2558 or 612-781-4806.


Today, December 18
Decorate the Jesse Tree at the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Monday, December 19
Confessions after the 6:45 a.m. Mass.
Cleaning of the Church for Christmas at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 20
Confessions after 6:45 a.m. Mass & 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 21
Confessions after 6:45 a.m. Mass.

NO Faith Formation, Confirmation classes.
Adult Choir 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Thursday, December 22
Confessions after 6:45 a.m. Mass.

Decorate Church for Christmas 6:00 p.m.
AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.
Friday, December 23
Confessions after 6:45 a.m. Mass.

Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
Children's "Happy Birthday Jesus" Mass 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Mass at 12:00 Midnight.

Music begins 11:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day
Masses at 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. in English and 11:30 a.m. in Polish. NO 6:30 p.m. Mass.

Please remember Holy Cross Parish in your Will

THE 2006 YOUTH ENVELOPES for students will feature "Patron Saints." They are a great learning tool - you learn about a different saint each week. The envelopes are available for pick-up in the Church vestibule.

to our new Altar Servers who accepted the call
to serve Our Lord as ministers at the Altar.

May God bless:

Kamil Barrett, Christian Biom
Reinhart Boeser, David Gamban,
Joseph Karney, Anthony Larson,
David Larson, Timothy Mier

Thank you parents for your encouragement and guidance. We ask the Lord to look upon them in a very special way Thank you to all Altar Servers for your years and years of service to our Church. Holy Cross is truly proud of you and we certainly appreciate your dedication and faithfulness. God bless each of you!