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

OPlATKI - With the breaking and sharing of Oplatki with each other on Christmas Eve, we wish each other good health and happiness during the Christmas Season and throughout the New Year. Oplatki is available:

           Convent (back door) evenings.
           Church sacristy after Mass.
           Rectory (Parish Office - side door)
               Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
               Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
                               ATTENTION HOLY CROSS USHERS!!
We will need extra ushers for the Christmas Masses, especially the Midnight Mass. Please help us out if you can.
                                 Vicky Horowicki, Usher's Club President
HELP IS NEEDED TO DELIVER FLOWERS to the sick and shut-ins of the parish on Thursday, December 26 beginning at 9:00 a.m. If you can help, please meet in Church.
THE PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL will be closed from 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24th until Thursday, December 26th after 6:45 a.m. Mass.
                              PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                   ADORATION NEWS

On this fourth Sunday of Advent may we commit ourselves to an intense and prayerful period of preparation so that on Christmas Day, the Birthday of Our Lord, each of us may give our gift to the Baby Jesus - our hearts renewed with love for HIM. Jesus awaits our visits in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel. Visit HIM with that renewed love. The chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross.

Open hours: Tuesday 4:00 a.m., Tuesday 11:00 a.m. and Thursday 2:00 p.m.

For more information call 763-788-4729 or 612-781-4806. Thank you.
                    WELCOME TO OUR NEW SERVERS!
                                           Josiah Biernat
                                           Blaze Sciricque
                                          Darin Wolyniec
                                          Jacob Yellovich

May the Lord's blessings be with you. Thank you, parents, for encouraging your sons to undertake this sublime service to the Lord.

A gigantic "thank you" to all our loyal Altar Servers. Holy Cross is honored to have so many serving the Lord as servers. May Jesus look down upon you and your parents in a very special way.


Today, December 22
 Library open after 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Monday December 23
  Confessions after 6:45 a.m. Mass
    and 5:30-6:00 p.m. in Church.
Tuesday, December 24 Christmas Eve
Children's "Happy Birthday Jesus" Mass at 4:00 p.m.
 Mass at 12:00 Midnight with combined choirs.
    Church doors open at 11:00 p.m.
    Kolendy (Christmas Carols) begin at 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 25 Christmas Day
Masses at 8:00 a.m.
                        10:00 a.m.
                        11:30 a.m.
      No 6:30 p.m. Mass
Thursday, December 26
 Delivery of Flowers to the sick and shut-ins of the
      Parish. Meet in Church at 9:00 a.m.
 AA & Alanon 7:00 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.
Friday, December 27
 Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Saturday, December 28
 No Polish School.
 Parish Office closed.

                  NORTHEAST REGIONAL
                    CATHOLIC SCHOOL NEWS

                                              (Pope John Paul II Catholic School)

Our Northeast Regional Catholic School family wishes everyone a blessed Christmas and peace throughout 2003. We will keep you in our prayers.

When we return on January 6, 2003, we will be returning to Pope John Paul Catholic School. There will be a short assembly on January 6, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. to share the excitement of our new name. All are invited. On Thursday, April 10, Pio Cardinal Laghi from Rome has been invited to bless our new school community as Pope John Paul II. More details to follow.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP SAVING ALUMINUM CANS - The money raised from recycling aluminum goes toward the new tables and chairs in Kolbe Center. We still need to raise $2,326.73. Bags of aluminum cans can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or by the garages behind the rectory. Questions? Call Sister Benita evenings at 612-789-9168.
NEW YEAR'S DANCE sponsored by the Holy Cross Polish Committee on Tuesday, December 31st 7:00 p.m. in Holy Cross School auditorium. Dinner will be served at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $40.00. Reservations are needed - call Helen 763-533-3031, Malgosia 952-934-3020 or John 763-788-5471.