Today, April 26

 Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

Tuesday, April 28

 Prayer Shawl Ministry at 6:30 PM in the Library.

Wednesday, April 29

 Faith Formation classes 6:30-7:30 PM in the school.

Thursday, April 30

 AA & Alanon 7:30 PM in Kennedy Hall.

Friday, May 1

 Senior Citizen Mass in Church 10:30 AM and dinner to follow in Kolbe.

 Mass and Devotions in Polish - Adoration 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM Mass in Church.

Saturday, May 2

 First Saturday Devotions 7:45 AM in Church.

 Polish School 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon.

 Archdiocesan Holy Name Dinner in Kolbe Center.

Sunday, May 3

 Polish Constitution Day in gym after 11:30 AM Mass.


PEACE MASS - St. Anthony of Padua Church, 804-2nd Street N.E. will be the host of the next Peace Mass on Tuesday, April 28th. Rosary at 6:30 PM; Mass at 7:00 PM. Receive a copy of the message given to the Blessed Virgin Mary at Medjugorje on the 25th of every month. Refreshments follow.

DEVOTIONS - First Saturday Devotions will be here at Holy Cross this Sat., May 2 at 7:45 AM with praying of the first three decades of the Rosary and Mass at 8:00 AM. After Mass our devotions will continue with praying of the final two decades of the Rosary, prayer and meditation.

REGISTRATION - This Wednesday, April 29th we will begin registration for the 2009-2010 Faith Formation classes and First Communion preparation. It will only take a few minutes.


This registration includes:

 All children who will attend public school and be in grades 1-8 next school year.

 Children who will be in grade 2 preparation for First Holy Communion whether they attend public school or Pope John II Catholic School.


Please see Sister Donna on Wednesday to register. Any question please call Sister Donna (evenings) 612-789-9168.

ALL NIGHT VIGIL - The World Apostolate of Fatima, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, is sponsoring an All Night Vigil of reparation and prayer at St. Elizabeth Seton, 2035 West 15th Street, Hastings. The vigil will begin on Friday, May 1st with Mass at 8:00 PM and will conclude with Mass at 4:00 AM on Saturday, May 2nd. Everyone is invited to attend all or part of this devotion. Contact person: Mary at 651-437-3591.

OPEN HOUSE - Catholic Eldercare invites you to their Spring Open House at 1101 On Main - their new active adult apartment homes on the corner of Broadway and Main Streets in Northeast on April 29th from 2:00 to 5:30 PM. Minutes from downtown. Underground heated parking, decks, stainless steel appliances, full size washer and dryer in each apartment, soaking tubs and showers, clubroom, exercise room and more! Some include a fireplace and view of downtown. Questions call 612-378-8814.

MARRIAGE DAY CELEBRATION - All couples celebrating silver and golden anniversaries in the 2009 calendar year are invited to join Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Saturday, June 13th at the Cathedral of St. Paul at 10:00 AM for Mass, renewal of vows, and a short reception. Couples over 50 years will also be honored and are invited to attend. Families and friends of honored couples welcome! Sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office for Marriage, Family and Life. For information, call 651-291-4488 or visit our website:

MARIAN PILGRIMAGE - A special Marian Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois, July 31-August 3, 2009. Please register early! For information and call Marie 651-776-1065 or Duranda 319-283-5710.

PRAYER SHAWL - You are invited to join us - all skills are needed (sew, crochet, knit, fleece tie, sewing labels). We will meet on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 PM in the Parish Library. If you would like to work at home, just stop by a meeting to see the shawls and get copies of prayers, patterns/ideas and size guidelines. For more information contact the Parish Office at 612-789-7238 or Mary at 612-379-4090.

WANTED 55 PLUS...Looking for work? Want paid training? Need more income? 55 and over/ we can help. Call us East Side Neighborhood Service. 612-787-4015. or 787-4090.


ANNUAL MAY DAY FAMILY ROSARY PROCESSIONS..will take place simultaneously in St. Paul and Minneapolis on Sunday May 3rd. The Saint Paul gathering time is 1:30 PM at the State Capitol, Archbishop Nienstedt will preside. Minneapolis gathering time is 1:30 PM in the Dunwoody parking lot, and it will be announced who will preside at the Basilica in Minneapolis. More info: