Today, March 15

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

· Sunday School during the 10:00 AM Mass.

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

· Mass in Polish in Convent Chapel 3:15 PM.

Wednesday, March 18

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

· Faith Formation Classes 6:30 to 7:30 PM in school.

Thursday, March 19

· Feast of St. Joseph - Mass in English at 7:00 PM.

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

Friday, March 20

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

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

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

· Retreat for Polish Community - Speaker Father Zygmunt Ostrowski.

Saturday, March 21

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

· Retreat for Polish Saturday School.

· Retreat - Gorzkie Zale 6:00 PM.

Sunday, March 22

· Sunday School during 10:00 AM Mass.

· Library open after 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 Vegetable Beef Barley will be 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.

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.




Lent!  Spend one hour a week adoring JESUS in the Adoration Chapel because we believe that the first commandment is to love GOD with our whole heart, mind and soul.


Visit JESUS in the Adoration Chapel.


Open Hours: Monday 11:00 AM; Tuesday 2:00 PM; Wednesday 5:00 PM; Thursday 2:00 PM; Friday 1:00 PM


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

BIBLE STUDY - The Light Weigh is a bible study and support group in the N.E. Catholic faith community.  Are you tired of constantly struggling with your weight?  Tired of following diets like they were religions?  Consider giving God a chance to touch your heart, your life and your eating.  Attend one of two Light Weigh orientation meetings at Holy Cross Parish Library on Tuesday, March 24th at 2:00 PM or Thursday, March 26th at 6:30 PM.  Come and find out about the Light Weigh Bible Study/Video Series and how the program has been a blessing for others!  For more information call Paula at 763-221-8716.

LENTEN SERIES 2009 - The Cathedral Young Adults present “Ask Saint Paul” Series of Talks  - Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM - Hayden Hall (lower level of the Cathedral).  March 18 - How do I suffer better for Christ? by Father James Adams; March 25 - How do I grow and persevere in virtue? by Dr. John Martens from UST; April 1 - How can I better love God and my neighbor? by Father Joseph Johnson; April 8 - Presentation of the film - The Passion of Christ.

ST. JOSEPH DINNER - St. Joseph Dinner hosted by Mama D’, her family and friends on Sunday, March 22 at the Caffe’ Biaggio, 2356 University Avenue W, St. Paul, MN.  Call 651-917-7997 for more information.

HOME FOR SENIORS 55 AND OLDER - The Church of St. Maron gladly announces the Peter Nasseff Home for Seniors 55 and older starting this July.  A great offer is presented to any member of the churches in N.E. Minneapolis.  St. Maron is offering 4 months free rent.  Two months this year and two next year (provide a letter from the pastor).  The building consists of 21 apartments.  For more information call Parish Administrator - James Thompson at 612-379-8989.

ANNIVERSARY CONCERT - You are cordially invited to The Kaiser’s Jubilee, Ethnic Dance Theatre’s concert of music and dance from the old Habsburg realms of Central Europe on March 20-22, 2009.  Friday-Saturday 7:30 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.  A new suite of dances from Nowy Sacz - choreographed by Edziu Rajtar of Dolina will be featured.  $25 adults, $20 student/senior; $12 under 12.  Group discounts available. For more information go to or phone: 763-545-1333.