Today, December 21

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

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Advent Vespers 3:00 PM in Church.

· Adventures in Matthew - Year 1   7:00-9:00 PM.

Monday, December 22

· Decorate the Church for Christmas 6:00 PM.

Wednesday, 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

                          Kolendy/Music begins at 11:30 PM.


Thursday, 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.


Friday, December 26

· Delivery of Flowers to the shut-ins of the Parish.  Meet in Church at 9:00 AM.

Saturday, December 27

· No Polish School.

Sunday, December 28

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Holy Family Brunch 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in Kolbe.

· Adventures in Matthew - Year 2   6:30-8:30 PM.

· Bibletimeline - Year 1  6:30-8:30 PM.


FAMILY BRUNCH - The Holy Cross Polish Committee invites you to a Holy Family Brunch on Sunday, December 28 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in Kolbe Center.  Chicken will be served.  Adults $12.00 and children $6.00 (6-12).  Tickets at the parish office weekdays or call Wanda at 763-413-1839 or Jadwiga at 612-789-5081.




Fourth Sunday of Advent.  We are looking forward to the birth of our Savior JESUS CHRIST.  Let us spend time in the Adoration Chapel.  We can go to HIM.  We can adore HIM.  Jesus is awaiting our visits in the Chapel.


Visit JESUS.  Open Hours: Monday 11:00 AM; Tuesday 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM; Wednesday 5:00 PM; Thursday 2:00 PM and Friday 1:00 PM.


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

ADORATION HOURS: The Adoration Chapel will be closed from Wednesday, December 24th thru Sunday, December 28th.  The Adoration Chapel will also close at 4:00 PM on December 31st and be closed all day on January 1st.  The Chapel will reopen Friday, Jan. 2.


Please remember Holy Cross Parish

in your Will.

HELP NEEDED - Help is needed to deliver flowers to the shut-in of the Parish.  If you can help, please meet in the Church at 9:00 AM on Friday, December 26th.

2008 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - For tax purposes per IRS guidelines, all contributions for 2008 must be received in or postmarked 2008.  Contributions received in 2009, but earmarked for the year 2008, will be added to your 2009 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.

ADVENT VESPERS - Please join us at Holy Cross for Advent Vespers Sunday, Dec. 21 at 3:00 PM in the Church.  All are welcome to attend. Refreshments to follow.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER/DANCE - The Catholic Single Adults Club of the Twin Cities invites all single Catholics 21 and older to join them Saturday, January 10, 2009 for their annual Christmas dinner and dance.  Cost for the dinner and dance $20.00; dance only $10.00.  Dinner reservations, including dinner choice (stuffed pork chop or sirloin steak), are required by Friday, December 26th.  For more information and reservation information call Carl at 651-603-1412.

THANK YOU to the Family & Friends of John Tomczyk for the gifts given to the Parish in Memory of John.  God bless you all!


THANK YOU to the Polish Saturday School for the gift of $600 given to the Parish.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


THANK YOU to the English Rosary Guild for the gift of $348 given from the proceeds of the Bake & Craft Sale.  The Guild gives 15% of all fund raisers to the parish!