Today, December 19

· Decorate the Jesse Tree at 10:00 Mass.

· Advent Vespers 2:30 PM in the Church.

· Bible Study 6:30-8:30 PM.

Wednesday, December 22

· Rehearsal for Christmas Eve narrative 6:00 PM.

· Decorate the Church for Christmas 6:30 PM

Thursday, December 23

· Decorate the Church for Christmas 6:30 PM.

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

Friday, December 24 - Christmas Eve

· Children’s “Happy Birthday Jesus” Mass at 4:00 PM.

· Christmas Eve Mass at 12:00 Midnight.                        Doors open at 11:00 PM.  Music begins at 11:30 PM.

Saturday, December 25 - Christmas Day

· Masses at 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM in English and               11:30 AM in Polish.  No 4:30 or 6:30 PM Mass.

Sunday, December 26

· Kolbe Reserved.


Text Box: OPLATKI is now available

Convent (back door) evenings
Church Sacristy after Mass
Rectory (Parish Office - side door) -         Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-5:00PM.

ADORATION HOURS:  The Adoration Chapel will be closed from Friday, December 24th thru Sunday, December 26th.  The Adoration Chapel will also be closed from December 31st thru January 2nd.

HELP NEEDED - Help is needed to deliver flowers to the shut-in of the Parish.  If you can help, please meet in the Church on Monday, December 27th at 9:00 AM.

2010 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - For tax purposes per IRS guidelines, all contributions for 2010 must be received in or postmarked 2010.  Contributions received in 2011, but earmarked for the year 2010, will be added to your 2011 contribution record.  Any questions, please call Janice Frakie at the Parish Office at 612-789-7238.

PASTORAL VISIT - If any parishioner is unable to attend Mass because of health problems, please notify the Parish Office if you wish a Pastoral Minister to visit your home with Holy Communion.  Kindly notify the Parish Office if a family member is hospitalized and also the whereabouts when they are released from the hospital.  Call the office weekdays at 612-789-7238.

PLEASE LET US KNOW - If you have moved or changed your phone number, please let us know so we can keep our records up to date and current.  All information is confidential and will not be given out.

WE ARE LOOKING for more people who are interested in the ministries which are very important to our Church - Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers and Choir Members.  If you have any questions contact Janice at the Parish Office weekdays at 612-789-7238.


The 125th Anniversary year begins in two weeks.  In 1886 the hand-written Articles of Incorporation for The Church of the Holy Cross of Minneapolis were signed by Bishop John Ireland, Rev. Augustin Ravoux, Vicar General, Rev. James Pacholski, Pastor, Frank Lilla and Boleslaus Volkmann.   

Celebrate the 125th Anniversary by participating in the “Honor Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” fund.  Soon you will be able to order your personalized Brass Plate for the Hall of Faith - the hallway to the south of Kolbe Hall.  The money raised in the fund will be used to offset the cost of some of the activities planned for the anniversary year.  More information will be in the bulletin soon.

OPEN HOUSE - Totino-Grace High School will hold an Open House for 7th and 8th graders (and all other prospective students) and their parents on Wednesday, January 5th .  Doors open at 6:30 PM with the presentation beginning at 7:00.  Come and find out what make Totino-Grace such a special place.  If you have questions please call T.J. Paal at 763-586-6314 or go to the school’s webpage at

NEW YEAR’S BRUNCH - Saturday, January 1, 2011 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 2424-18th Avenue South in Minneapolis.  Social 11:00 AM - Brunch at 12:00 PM.  Cost is $12 adult - $6 children 12 and under.  Reservations required.  RSVP to Loretta 763-780-9569, Laurene 612-644-0837 or Annette 612-874-0273.  Sponsored by the Altar Rosary Society.

LIGHT WEIGH is coming to Holy Cross.  Would you like to learn how to overcome temptation and eat the foods you enjoy, while growing closer to God and lose weight?  Prevention Magazine chose Light Weigh because it met their criteria for a safe and healthy faith based diet program.  There are no weigh-ins.  The Light Weigh Bible Study DVD series will have an Orientation on Monday, January 3, 2011 6:30 PM in the Library.

REHEARSAL FOR CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS EVE Gospel narrative will be on Wednesday, December 22 at 6:00 PM in Church.  Side doors will be open.