Today, December 23

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

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Decorate Church for Christmas at 7:15 PM. 

      All help welcome!


Monday, December 24 - Christmas Eve

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

· Christmas Eve Mass at 12:00 Midnight.

                          Doors open at 11:00 PM.

                          Kolendy/Music begins at 11:30 PM.


Tuesday, 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.


Wednesday, December 26

· Delivery of Flowers to the sick and shut in.  Meet in Church at 9:00 AM.

· No Faith Formation & Confirmation classes.

Thursday, December 27

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

Friday, December 28

· Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 PM in Church.

Saturday, December 29

· No Polish Saturday School.

Sunday, December 30

· Library open after 10:00 Mass.

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


CHURCH PAINTING FUND -   December 16, 2007


  Goal                                                        $350,000.00


  Total paid to date (pledge payments

                 and additional gifts)                            $208,166.37

  Pledge payments outstanding                 $136,336.63

  Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)       $   5,497.00




Offertory Collection


           December 16, 2007……………….……$6,607.37




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 Parish office weekdays at 612-789-7238.


Please remember Holy Cross Parish in your Will.

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

JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT - Holy Cross Parish Activities is sponsoring a trip to Chanhassen Dinner Theater to see Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Wednesday, February 20.  Cost is $64 per person and includes: coach, dinner, show and gratuity.  Limited seats available.  Call Joan at 612-379-4488 for more information. 

YOUTH ENVELOPES - The 2008 contribution envelopes for students in grades 1 thru 12 are available for pick up in the vestibule of the Church.

2007 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - For tax purposes per IRS guidelines, all contributions for 2007 must be received in or postmarked 2007.  Contributions received in 2008, but earmarked for the year 2007, will be added to your 2008 contribution record.  Any questions, please call Janice Frakie at the Parish Office 612-789-7238.

THANK YOU - The family of Mary Rekucki would like to thank Father David for the beautiful Mass, Sister Benita and Sister Donna for their help and many visits to Mary and to the organist and soloist for the beautiful music.

“COINS FOR CRIBS” - Thank you for your participation in the “Coins for Cribs” Advent project wherein all the coins collected will be used to help mothers and infants in crisis.  This past week we collected $126.00.