Today, March 8

· Coffee & Donuts after the morning Masses in Kolbe.

· Sunday School during the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Lamentation & Gorzkie Zale 11:10 AM in Church.

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

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

Monday, March 9

· English Rosary Guild Meeting 7:00 PM in Kolbe.  Rose 103 will provide refreshments.

Tuesday, March 10

· Adventures in Matthew, Year 2 - 9:00 to 11:00 AM.

Wednesday, March 11

· Soup Supper 4:30-7:00 PM in Kolbe Center.

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

· Baptism Class 7:00 PM.

Thursday, March 12

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

Friday, March 13

· 40 HOURS DEVOTION after 6:45 AM Mass and concluding before Stations at 6:00 PM.

· Fish Fry 5:00-7:00 PM in Kolbe Center.

· Stations of the Cross in English 6:00 PM.

· Stations followed by Mass in Polish 7:00 PM.

Saturday, March 14

· 40 HOURS DEVOTION after the 8:00 AM Mass and concluding before the 4:30 PM Mass.

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

Sunday, March 15

· 40 HOURS DEVOTION with Closing Ceremony at 4:00 PM.  Wine and Cheese Social to follow in Kolbe.

· Sunday School during the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Lamentation & Gorzkie Zale 11:10 AM in Church


SOUP SUPPERS - You are invited to join the English Altar and Rosary Guild for delicious Soup Suppers served on the Wednesdays during Lent from 4:30 to 7:00 PM in Kolbe Hall.  Enjoy home-made soup, bread, dessert, coffee or milk.  Adults $4.00, children $2.00.  This week Beer Cheese Soup is being served.

FISH FRY’S - Holy Cross Church Fish Fry’s every Friday during Lent except Good Friday, 5:00 to 7:00 PM in Kolbe Center.  Fish, French Fries or Baked Potato, Cole Slaw, Roll, Butter, Coffee or Milk.  Macaroni and Cheese is available.  Adults $10, under 12 - $5.00.

FAMILY HOLY HOUR - Join other families from our diocese for a Family Holy Hour TODAY March 8th at Holy Cross.  Father Hogan will lead the Holy Hour; a special afternoon of music, prayer, Adoration, Benediction, and reflection.  For information call Terry 651-748-1744 or Carrie 612-789-5714.  Confessions start at 2:15 PM and Adoration at 3:00 PM.  Bring a snack to share! Families should enjoy fellowship in Kolbe Hall after prayer. 

BAPTISM CLASSES - Baptism class is required for parents and Godparents before the desired date.  If you are planning to attend a class, you will need to call the Holy Cross Parish Office at 612-789-7238 to register.  This month’s Baptism class is held on Wednesday, March 11th at 7:00 PM at St. Hedwig’s River Village, 29th & Randolph St. N.E. 

LENTEN WOMEN’S RETREAT - The Holy Cross English Rosary Guild is sponsoring their 3rd annual Lenten Retreat on Tuesday, March 24th.  The retreat will begin at 5:30 PM.  Our speaker this year will be Sister Paula Hagen and the title of her retreat will be A Lenten Retreat with Mary.  All women are invited to attend.  A light supper will be included.  There is no charge for this event but we would appreciate pre-registration by calling the parish office at 612-789-7238 to help with the planning of food and beverages.  Please plan to attend.

ENGLISH ALTAR & ROSARY GUILD MEETING - The English Altar & Rosary Guild will meet on Monday, March 9th at 7:00 PM in Kolbe Center.  Women of the parish interested in learning more about the Rosary Guild are welcome to join the ladies on Monday night.  Refreshments by Rose 103.

GEEZER GALA - A 50’s-Style Sock Hop & Alzheimer’s Fund-raiser on Saturday, March 21st from 7:00-10:00 PM at St. Clement Catholic Church Auditorium, 911-24th Avenue N.E. Tickets are $10 - 50% goes to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Music by “Rich & the Resistors.”  Turning 50?  Those born in 1959 get in free.  Refreshments for purchase, birthday cake provided.  For more information:  Preorder tickets by calling 612-824-1800.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you are 55 or older and a good listener, supportive and interested in helping isolated seniors, Little Brothers of the Elderly needs you.  For more information call Nichole at 612-746-0753.

CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL - Thank you to those who have responded to the Catholic Services Appeal.  The goal of the campaign is to have more people give rather than people give more.  If you have been unable to give a gift in the past, perhaps a $10 or $20 gift is possible this year.  25% of all contributions are returned to Holy Cross.  To date we have reached 41% of our goal of $28,263 with 28% of our parishioners participating.  The Archbishop’s video can be seen online at  Thank you!