Today, February 27

· Sunday School during the 10:00 AM Mass.

Wednesday, March 2

· Faith Formation classes 6:30-7:30 PM in the school.

Thursday, March 3

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

Friday, March 4

· Senior Citizen Mass (in Church) 9:00 AM and social to follow in Kolbe.

· 125th Anniversary Adult Game Night 6:30 PM in Kolbe.

Saturday, March 5

· Devotions 7:45 AM in Church.

· Polish School 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

Sunday, March 6

· Sunday School during the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Bible Study 6:30-8:30 PM.


SAUERKRAUT SUPPER sponsored by the Holy Cross Parish Activities Committee will be Tuesday, March 8 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM in the school auditorium.  Music by Craig Ebel from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in Kolbe Center.  It’s a great dinner and a wonderful party.  Please call  612-789-7238 weekdays to volunteer your help.

HOLY CROSS FISH FRY’S return on six Fridays during Lent beginning March 11.  Worker sign-up sheets for the Fish Fry’s are at the University entrance of Church.  Thank you!

SOUP SUPPERS - English Altar and Rosary Guild delicious Soup Suppers on Wednesdays during Lent beginning March 16 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM in Kolbe Hall.  Enjoy homemade soup, bread, dessert, coffee or milk.  Adults $5.00 and children $1.25 (in celebration of our 125th Anniversary).  Watch bulletins for the soup of the week.


ADULT GAME NIGHT Friday, March 4, 6:30 PM in Kolbe Hall.  Join us for an informal evening of card and board games.  Snacks and beverages provided.

125 HOURS OF PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION in the Adoration Chapel will take place during Holy Week.  Sign up sheets will be available soon.

125th Anniversary Note Cards are available weekdays at the parish office for $1.00 each.  The cards are ideal for your personal use or as gifts.

Order forms for the 125th Anniversary Hall of Faith “Honor Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” plaques are available at the doors of church.

LADIES GUILD PLANNING MEETING - Ladies’ Guild Lunch Planning Meeting on Wednesday, March 2 at 7:00 PM Principal’s Office at Pope John Paul II Catholic School, 1630-4th Street N.E. - enter blue door on 4th Street.  Treats will be provided.  Bring your energy and ideas!

ST. CHARLES MARDI GRAS - Join us Sunday, March 6, 7:30 AM to about 6:00 PM at St. Charles Borromeo, 2727 Stinson Blvd. N.E. for a festival just bursting with games, fun, food, and a fabulous live auction.  Something for everyone: games for kids all ages, adult games, games of chance, bingo, bake sale, craft sale, treasurers, live auction, silent auction, raffles and loads of fabulous food.  Hot breakfast (7:30 AM-9:30 AM), spaghetti dinner (noon to close), and live auction at 4:00 PM. 

KEEP BRINGING ALUMINUM CANS!  This past week the Tuesday Toilers loaded the truck and cashed in the bags of aluminum cans that have been brought to church.  The parish received a check for $1,355.00!  We could not reach such a generous amount without your help.  Thank you to everyone who brings cans to church.  The project supports two good causes: recycling aluminum and earning money for the church. 

TUESDAY TOILERS ARE THE BEST!  Thank you to our Tuesday Toilers for the many jobs they do around the parish.  Their help and skills save the parish a lot of money and the variety of jobs they do is endless.  As our campus ages, the needs increase.  Recently the men replaced the water mechanism in the baptismal font, installed a new sink in the rectory basement, fixed several broken cupboard doors, put insulation in the rectory attic and did some needed insurance inspection improvements.  New members are welcome and needed.  Check it out!  Meet in Kolbe Hall on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 AM.

LENTEN ALMSGIVING - Our goal this year is a 125% increase in our annual Lenten Almsgiving project.  We can share our blessings during our 125th Anniversary year by reaching out to the less fortunate.  Each week we will be collecting items for the needy.  Boxes will be at the doors of the church for your donation.  Watch the bulletin for the weekly list. 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE NEW MINISTRIES available in our neighborhood?  Do you have ideas of what you would like to have offered and how to provide it or like to be involved yourself?  A planning session has been scheduled for Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 PM in Kolbe Hall.  All are welcome to share ideas and see what is being planned.