Today, December 20

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

· Advent Vespers 3:00 PM in the Church.

· Bible Study 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Wednesday, December 23

· Rehearsal for Christmas Eve narrative 6:00 PM.

· Decorate the Church for Christmas 6:30 PM.

Thursday, 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.

Friday, December 25 - Christmas Day

· Masses at 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM in English and

      11:30 AM in Polish; no 6:30 PM Mass.

Saturday, December 26

· Delivery of Flowers to shut-ins of the Parish 9:00 AM.

· No Polish School.

Sunday, December 27

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.





During a Holy Hour we can learn the great mystery of our Eucharistic Lord.  We can pray to accept GOD’S will, and offer our sufferings, petitions, and penance.


Visit the Adoration Chapel.  Open Hours: Tuesday 11:00 AM, Tuesday Noon, and Friday 1:00 PM.


For information call 763-784-1317 or 612-781-4806.

ADORATION HOURS: The Adoration Chapel will be closed from Thursday, December 24th thru Sunday, December 27.  The Adoration Chapel will also be closed from December 31st to January 3rd.

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 Saturday, December 26th at 9:00 AM.

2009 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - For tax purposes per IRS guidelines, all contributions for 2009 must be received in or postmarked 2009.  Contributions received in 2010, but earmarked for the year 2009, will be added to your 2010 contribution record.  Any questions, please call Janice Frakie at the Parish Office 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 telephone number, please let us know so that we can keep our records up to date and current.  All information is confidential and will not be given out.

OPEN HOUSE - Totino-Grace High School will be holding an Open House for eighth graders (and all other prospective students) and their parents on Wednesday, January 6th.  Doors open at 6:30 PM; presentation at 7:00 PM.  Find out what makes Totino-Grace a special place.  If you have any questions please call T.J. Paal at 763-586-6314 or go to the school’s web page at

MARRIED COUPLES - Mother in love + Father in love = Families in love.  Your whole family deserves the love mom and dad discover on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. If you’d like a greater depth, growth and enrichment in you relationship, you’ll like the difference a WWME Weekend can make.  The next weekend is February 12-14 at King’s House in Buffalo.  For more information call 612-840-7630.

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

FIND THE HOLY CROSS BULLETIN ANYTIME YOU NEED IT !  Do you leave your bulletin in the car after you drive home on Sunday?  Does it get lost in the pile with the Sunday paper?  Do you find yourself looking for a meeting time or you need to find someone who advertises every week.  Well, now you can find the bulletin online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Go to and enter the church’s zip code.  Sign up to receive email notifications when the new bulletin is available on-line.

REHEARSAL FOR CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS EVE Gospel narrative will be Wednesday, December 23 at 6:00 PM in Church.  Side doors will be open.


Please remember Holy Cross Parish as 2009 draws to a close.  Our yearly revenue is down.

Your increased generosity during the

Christmas season will be appreciated!