Today, April 18

· French Toast Breakfast 8:00 AM to Noon in Kolbe.

· Sunday School during the 10:00 AM Mass.

Wednesday, April 21

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

Thursday, April 22

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

Friday, April 23

· Pope John Paul II School Gala at St. Maron’s.

Saturday, April 24

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

· The Polish film Katyn after 4:30 PM Mass in Kolbe.

Sunday, April 25

· Sunday School during the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Library open after 10:00 AM Mass.

· Kolbe reserved at 2:00 PM


HOLY CROSS SENIORS “GET TOGETHER” - Join us at our annual Seniors “Get-Together” on Friday, May 7.  Mass will be at 10:30 AM with lunch following.  Cost is $10.00 and reservations are necessary.  Call 612-789-9168 (evenings). 


SCHOOL GALA - Please us on Friday, April 23 for the Pope John Paul II Catholic School Spring Gala at Cedar Hall Banquet Center at St. Maron Church, 602 University Avenue NE.  Dinner tickets are $75 per person, $500 table sponsor (half table) or $1,000 table sponsor (table of 8).  Menu choice of steak or walleye.  There is a silent auction and money raffle. 5:30 PM Social Hour and  7:00 PM Dinner and Program.  For more information or to make a reservation call the school Development office at 612-789-8851.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER - You must be present to win!  How often have you heard this one?  This same term could apply to your marriage.  Even though you live under the same roof, are you totally present to your spouse?  Consider going on Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.  A weekend will enhance your communication and enrich your relationship with your spouse more than you ever thought possible.  The next weekend is May 7-9 at the Kings House in Buffalo, Minnesota.  For more information on registering and upcoming weekends, call 612-840-7630 or check the website at

MARIAN PILGRIMAGE - A special Marian Pilgrimage from the Twin Cities will visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois, July 30-August 2, 2010.  For complete information and application blank call Marie at 651-587-1439 or 651-776-1065.

MARRIAGE DAY CELEBRATION - All couples celebrating their silver and golden anniversaries in the 2010 calendar year are invited to join Most Reverend John Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Saturday, June 26 at the Cathedral of Saint Paul at 10:00 AM for Mass, renewal of vows, and a short reception.  Couples married over 50 years will also be honored and invited to attend.  Families and friends of honored couples are welcome!  Sponsored by the Archdiocese Office for Marriage, Family and Life.  For more information, call 6651-291-4499 or visit the website at

SENIOR INDEPENDENT LIVING -  - St. Maron’s  Church is offering a special program for their Peter Nasseff Maronite Home.  The Peter Nasseff Maronite Home at 621 Second St. N.E. is a facility available for senior independent living here in Northeast Minneapolis.  St. Maron is offering a $500.00 gift to Holy Cross and a two month discount to our parishioner for any rental booked with a reference from Holy Cross.  Call James Thompson at 612-716-3909 if you have questions or to schedule a tour.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - It’s Vacation Bible School registration time again.  See flyers at the doors of church for more information on registration for children 3 years to 6th grade and volunteer opportunities for everyone!  Please email for more information.

“VIANNEY” - A PLAY HONORING YEAR FOR PRIESTS - A performance of the play Vianney will be hosted by The St. Paul Seminary and St. John Vianney College Seminary at the University of St. Thomas on April 26.  The performance will begin at 7:00 PM at the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Vianney portrays the life of St. John Vianney, the patron saint of priests, who led an incredible life inspiring hundreds of thousands of people.  The performance is part of the celebration “Year for Priests” proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI.  For more information call 651-692-5050 or visit

WEEKEND RETREAT - Father Michael Kwatera, OSB, is leading a retreat on “The Saints: Living Witnesses of God’s Love” at St. John’s Abbey Guesthouse in Collegeville, MN on May 28-30, 2010.  This retreat celebrates our communion with the saints in heaven and our fellow saints-in-training on earth.  The cost is $180 for a single room or $290 for a double room.  To register call the Spiritual Life Office at 320-363-3929 or go to