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

THANK YOU TO HOLY CROSS PARISHIONERS - The Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio are grateful for your support and tribute. Your spirit of generosity and prayer give spirit and life to our ministries. May you be strengthened and filled with hope so that just as you have reached out to us, the Lord will continue to bestow His choicest blessings upon you. Be assured of our prayers for you and your intentions. Sister Diana Lynn Ekel, Minister General Council.
AFTER MASS THIS WEEKEND in the sacristy, we will have registration for the 2005-2006 Faith Formation classes, First Communion preparation and Confirmation class. It will take only a few minutes.

This registration includes:
All children who will attend public school and be in grades 1-7 next school year.
Children who will be in grade 2 in preparation for First Holy Communion whether they attend public school or Pope John Paul II Catholic School.
All children in grades 8 and 9 who will be preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation whether they attend a Catholic School of Public School.

Please make use of these opportunities. If you have any questions call Sister Donna (evenings) 612-789-9168.
JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OUT Thursday, June 2nd to see "NUNSENSATIONS" - the Nunsense Vegas revue at the Chanhassen Fireside Theater. Bus will leave Holy Cross at 5:00 p.m. The cost is $35.00 per ticket and includes bus, dinner and show. Reservations must be made by May 2nd. Call Joan at 612-379-4488. Checks payable to: Holy Cross Parish Activities Committee.
                                       POPE JOHN PAUL II
                              CATHOLIC SCHOOL NEWS

Pope John Paul II Memorial Fund - The Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis and Pope John Paul II Catholic School have announced the creation of the Pope John Paul II Memorial Fund to honor the late Holy Father who was known for his love of children and his ability to connect with them. This fund will go directly to the educational needs of the children at the school. For more information contact Maureen Novak or Debbie King at the school 612-789-8551.

Registration to attend Pope John Paul II School in 2005-2006 - If you would like your child to be a part of the school community where we have "faith in every student" contact us at Pope John Paul II Catholic School at 612- 789-8851. Immerse your child in a Catholic School environment that educates him/her.
FOR RENT Upper 2 BR, Close to Church, 16th and 4th St. N.E. 612-789-6767.

FOR RENT: 3 BR, Home, Available 4-1, 19th and 5th St. N.E. 651-488-5077. 


Today, April 24
Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Pope John Paul II School Fun'd Fest 11:00 - 3:00.
Wednesday, April 27
Last Day of Faith Formation classes.
Olan Mills photos 3:00 to 8:30 - Pioneer Room.
Thursday, April 28
AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.
Friday, April 29
Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Saturday, April 30
Polish School 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Sunday, May 1
Sunday School/Nursery during the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Polish Constitution Day celebration after the 11:30 a.m. Mass in the gym.

                                  THE ANNUAL FAMILY ROSARY
                               PROCESSION - Sunday, May 1,2005

At the Cathedral in St. Paul families and individuals will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the State Capitol Approach. Procession to the Cathedral will start at 2:00 p.m. Archbishop Harry Flynn will preside.

At the Basilica in Minneapolis families and individuals will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Dunwoody Institute Parking lot. Procession to the Basilica will start at 2:00 p.m. Auxiliary Bishop Richard E. Pates will preside.
THE DIVORCE PROCESS - What Is It, How Does It Effect My Kids and Me? a presentation by retired Judge Mary Davidson on April 27, 2005 - 7:00-9:30 p.m. at Catholic Charities, 1276 University Ave, St. Paul. Fee $5.00. Pay at the door, but call 651-603-0231 to register.

Parish Directory Update!

Olan Mills will be at Holy Cross Parish on Wednesday, April 27 from 3:00 to 8:30 p.m. Call the office weekdays to schedule your appointment - 612-789-7238.

Photo dates for parish groups:

Eucharistic Ministers/Lectors

Monday, May 2, 6:00 PM - Church

Monday, May 2, 6:15 PM - Church