1621 University Avenue N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55413


Please continue to pray for Holy Cross parishioners, and all men and women, serving in the military:

Staff Sergeant Jason Focht, U.S. Air Force
Senior Airman Mary Gipsky, U.S. Air Force
Calvary Scout Jacob Godlewski, U.S. Army
PFC Michael Januszewski, Minnesota Army National Guard
Staff Sergeant David Johnstone, U.S. Army
Major Douglas Pasnik, U.S. Air Marine Corps
Lieutenant Mark Prehar, U.S. Army
Master Mechanic Nicholas Rodgers, U.S. Navy
4th Award Officer Ted Tomczyk, U.S. Army
Colonel James Witkowski, U.S. Marines

Please call the Rectory weekdays with additional names.

TRADITIONAL EASTER DINNER "SWIECONKA" Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. P .N.A. Hall, 1304 Fourth St. N.E., Minneapolis. For tickets call Maria at 612-789-8763 or Betty at 612-788-0571. Featuring a Concert by the Topola Choir.
HOLY CROSS SENIORS "GET-TOGETHER" on Friday, May 2nd. Come and join the fun at our annual seniors "Get- Together." We will have Mass at 10:30 a.m. with dinner following. Cost is $10 and a reservation is necessary. Call 612-789-9168 to make your reservation.
PLEASE KEEP SAVING ALUMINUM CANS. The money raised from recycling the aluminum will go towards the "Continuing Our Tradition" Campaign. Bags of aluminum cans can be put in the containers by the doors of the church or by the garages behind the rectory. Thanks!!
"THANKS MOM FOR LIFE" MOTHER'S DAY CORSAGES - The English Altar and Rosary Guild will once again sponsor "Thanks Mom for Life" corsages for Mother's Day. Order your Mom, grandmother, aunt or favorite lady a corsage. Advance sales will be on April 26 & 27 and May 3 & 4. Buy a ticket which you exchange on Mother's Day weekend (May 10 & 11) for a lovely Orchid Corsage with attached pro-life message. Donation is $4.00. Tickets will be available at each church entrance. Proceeds go to area pro-life activities.
DE LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION will host their second annual DEvine Evening on Saturday, April 26th, 2003. Guests will enjoy an evening of wine, cheese, chocolate and microbrews on beautiful Nicollet Island. The event provides DLS students with financial assistance as well as support for the Starry Night Prom for students with disabilities. Tickets are $30 per person or four for $100. For information or tickets call 612-676- 7696 ext. 407 or Stacey at 612-676-7678.


Monday, April 21
Delivery of Easter Flowers to the shut-ins and sick of the parish beginning at 9:00 a.m. Meet in Church.
Wednesday, April 23
  Library open from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.
  CCD classes 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the school building.
  Adult Choir at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 24
  AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.
Friday, April 25
  Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Saturday, April 26
  Polish School 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
  Pope John Paul II Catholic School Fun Fest set-up in the gym.
Sunday, April 27
  Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
  Sunday School/Nursery during the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
  Pope John Paul II Catholic School Fun Fest 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the school gym.
  Holy Cross Youth Group F.R.O.G.G.'s will meet at 4:00 p.m. in the Pioneer Room.

THE 29TH ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZEN RECOGNITION Mass and Celebration sponsored by Catholic Charities - Division of Aging Services, will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at the Church of St. Michael, 16400 Duluth Avenue S.E., Prior Lake, MN. Check-in begins at 10:00 a.m. with Mass being celebrated by Archbishop Harry Flynn at 10:45 a.m. followed by lunch and entertainment. Registration is required and must be received by April 30th. Cost is $15.00. Call Sister Lynette at 651-552-9241.

**Anyone interested in free bus transportation from St. Clement should call Lorraine at 612-789-1893. Bus will leave at 8:45 a.m. and return by 2:00 p.m.
BIRTHRIGHT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - Birthright of Minneapolis is a pro-life organization that helps women in crisis pregnancies. We are located in downtown Minneapolis in the Medical Arts Building, and our offices are open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phones are answered after hours by at-home volunteers. Birthright is offering training for new volunteers on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27. For more information call Jane at 952-944-7803.
A VOCATION RETREAT is being offered by the Conventual Franciscans and Poor Clare Sisters May 9-10, 2003 for single men and women, 16-40, who are interested in finding out more about the religious life. The retreat is at the Franciscan Retreat House in Prior Lake, MN. For more information call 952-447-2182.