Saturday, March 27

· Bake Sale after the 4:30 Mass.

Today, March 28

· Coffee & Donuts after all morning Masses in Kolbe.

· Bake Sale after morning Masses in Kolbe.

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Light Weigh orientation 11:15 AM in the Pioneer Room.

· Confessions 7:00 to 7:30 PM.

Wednesday, March 30

· No Faith Formation or Confirmation classes.

Thursday, April 1 - HOLY THURSDAY

· Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 PM.

· Wine and Cheese Social in Kolbe Center.

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

Friday, April 2 - GOOD FRIDAY

· See schedule page 2

Saturday, April 3 - HOLY SATURDAY

· See schedule on page 2

Sunday, April 4 - EASTER

· Resurrection Mass & Procession at 6:30 AM.                 Other Masses at 8:30 AM, 10:00 and 11:30 AM.

       No 6:30 PM Mass on Easter.


This Sunday is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week.  These are solemn high holy days for Christians.  If you can curtail your activities during this week to make time for prayer and reflection on this special time of grace, and to attend the great Triduum services for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, you will find that Easter Sunday has much greater force and impact for you.  God’s love for us is made so clear during Holy Week, come and see!  Note the bulletin for services in our tri-parishes.  
The only masses that can be held during the Holy Triduum are the evening services of the Lord’s Supper, Veneration of the Cross, and the Easter Vigil.  There will be Morning Prayer services at St. Anthony’s from the Church’s Liturgy of the Hours each morning instead of daily mass.  If you have been to the Northeast Advent Vesper Services then you will be familiar with what they will be like.  

Father Glen Jenson, Pastor

HOLY LAND COLLECTION - On Good Friday our parish will take up the annual collection for the Holy Land.  Your contribution will support the works of the Catholic Community in the Middle East and help protect the holy places and Christian Shrines.  Please be generous.

ENGLISH ALTAR AND ROSARY GUILD - A huge thank you to everyone who participated in making the Ham and Cash Bingo last Sunday a big success.  A special thanks to Rose 102 and 109 for all their hard work.

THE LIGHT WEIGH is a bible study and support group in the NE Catholic faith community. Are you tired of constantly struggling with your weight and feeling like food controls you?  Prevention Magazine chose Light Weigh because it met their criteria for a safe and healthy faith based diet program.  You are welcome to find out more by attending one of our orientation meetings held on Monday, April 5th, 5:30 PM, or Tuesday, April 6th at 7:00 PM in the Holy Cross Parish Library.   Enter through the blue doors on the 4th street side of the school building. Call 763-221-8716 for more information or if you are interested but unable to attend one of the meetings.

FISH FRY THANK YOU! - Thank you to everyone who worked at the Holy Cross Fish Fry’s.  The response for help from parishioners added to the success.  We are grateful for all the workers and hours that combined to make our Fish Fry a fun event.  Thank you!!

WANTED - A volunteer is needed to spend time with a delightful visually impaired lady at our River Village location.  Call Beth at 362-2417 for details.

THE CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL is a very practical means of “doing good” and is the way by which every Catholic shares in the work of our Archdiocese and the mission of the Church.  Thus far we have received gifts and pledges totaling $17,382.00 or 70% of our goal of $25,000.00.  The final date for Holy Cross to submit gifts and pledges to the Archdiocese is Wednesday, March 31.  Telemarketing to non-respondents begins May 1. 

JOURNEY OF FAITH - A mission course led by Paulist Father Bob O’Donnell.  Join us Monday, March 29 for the last of the series from 6:30 to 8:15 PM at Church of All Saints, 435-4th St. N.E. Free will offering.  Handicapped accessible.  The topic is Prayer, Morality, the Kingdom of God - Living in Christ (living in us).  All are welcome.  Refreshments at conclusion in Parish Center.

PORTS OF CALL - Ethnic Dance Theatre presents Ports of Call April 9-11, Friday-Saturday 8:00 PM and Sunday 2:00 PM at the Ritz Theatre, 345-13th Ave. N.E.  Join the EDT and the crew of the S.S. Ritz for a cruise to several of the most exciting port cities of the globe!  Our journey will feature the traditional music and dance of: Brazil, Costa Rica, Egypt, Greece, India, Iran, Latvia, Lebanon, Norway and Turkey.  Adults $20; Students/Seniors $15; under 12 $12.  Group discounts available.  Tickets via Ritz Theatre 612-436-1129 or

SCHOOL GALA - Pope John Paul II School Gala, Friday, April 23, 2010 Cedars Hall - Church of Saint Maron.  Proceeds benefit Pope John Paul II School.  For more information contact Laurene at 612-789-8851 or email