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


Goal -                                                                                   $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)     $1,260,713.20
Pledge payments still outstanding                                           $ 206,938.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                                   $ 32.348.50

Thank you to the Polish Saturday School at Holy Cross for the gift of $500.00 to the Campaign.

Thank you for the gifts in Memory of Genevieve Crepeau given by her family and friends.
From the Pastor -
Letters have been sent reminding parishioners of the balance due on pledges as we complete the third year of the campaign. Everyone is asked to do what they can so we can complete this fundraising in a timely manner. You will notice in the "Gifts Still Needed" above that the amount has increased again. This is due to parishioners moving away, going to nursing homes, or in some cases couples have divorced or are unemployed and cannot pay off their pledge. A few parishioners have died and unfortunately leaving a balance and a good number we simply do not know their whereabouts and they do not respond to my letters.

I assure you this is normal in any capital campaign so we should not be discouraged. I ask all parishioners, societies and friends of our parish to help out with this balance as they can.

The yellow envelope in the envelope packet mailed to your home can be used for gifts and pledge payments.

 Offertory Collection
December 12, 2004..........................$5,934.00

                                               PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                                     ADORATION NEWS

Advent is coming to a close. We will be celebrating the Birth of the Christ Child. The Adoration Chapel is a great place for us to give thanks, and to give praise for HIS coming. Give HIM an hour each week.

Visit the Adoration Chapel located in the convent of Holy Cross Open hours: Wednesday 8:00 a.m., Saturday 12:00 noon, Saturday 3:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 3:00 p.m. For more information call 612-605- 2558 or 612-781-4806. Thank you.
THE PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL will close on Friday, December 24th at 3:00 p.m. and reopen at 1:00 pm. on Sunday, December 26th.


Today, December 19
Decorate Jesse Tree at 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Jaselka after the 11:30 a.m. Mass in the gym.
Monday, December 20
Confessions after 6:45 a.m. Mass
Tuesday, December 21
Confessions after 6:45 a.m. Mass & 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 22
Confessions after 6:45 a.m. Mass & 5:30-6:30 p.m.
NO Faith Formation Classes.
Adult Choir 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Thursday, December 23
Confessions after 6:45 a.m. Mass.
Friday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
Children's "Happy Birthday Jesus" Mass at 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Mass at 12:00 Midnight. Music begins at 11:30 p.m. Doors will open at 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 25 - Christmas Day
Masses at 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. in English and 11:30 a.m. in Polish. NO 4:30 p.m. Mass.
No 3:30 p.m. Confessions

Sunday, December 26
Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.


               Jarrod P. Mount & Carla M. Velez - I

OPLATKI is available:

  Convent (back door) evenings; sacristy after Mass.
  Rectory (Parish Office - side door)
  Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Many of you have already noticed the missing stained glass window in the center of the sanctuary. This beautiful window was blown out during the intense 60 mph winds last weekend. The good news is this window is repairable and the cost is covered by insurance. The work is being done by Gaytee Stained Glass in South, Minneapolis. It may take a month or so before the window is returned. Until then, the Tuesday Toilers have put a temporary window in its place.

BAGS FOR BIG PACKAGES for only 50 cents each. Good for those "big" gifts that are hard to wrap. Call or stop by the Rectory during office hours - 612-789-7238.