PARISH DIRECTORY

 

Parish Priests.................................... 612-789-7238

††††† Father Glen T. Jenson, Pastor

††††† Father Glen at St. Anthony.............. 612-379-2324

†††††††† (revglenjensen@onebox.com)

 

††††† Father Waldemar Matusiak, SChr

†††††††† (waldemarmatusiak@gmail.com)

††††† Deacon John Belian

 

Pastoral Ministry............................... 612-789-9168

††††† Sister M. Benita, OSF

††††† Sister Donna, OSF

 

Business Manager............................ 612-789-3430

††††† Janice Frakie†††††††† (JFrakie@comcast.net)

 

Parish Secretary................................ 612-789-7238

††††† Janice Godlewski(JGodlewski@comcast.net)

 

Bulletin Announcements due by Monday, noon.

 

Telephone Numbers

††††† Parish Office................................... 612-789-7238

††††† Parish Office Fax............................ 612-789-5769

††††† Pope John Paul II Catholic School... 612-789-8851

††††† Convent......................................... 612-789-3256

 

Prayer Line

††††† Weekdays...................................... 612-789-7238

 

Website:††† www.ourholycross.com

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - Itís Vacation Bible School registration time again.See flyers at the doors of the church for more information on registration for children and volunteer opportunities for everyone.Please email vbs.holycross@yahoo.com for more information.

 

OFFERTORY COLLECTION - May 1, 2011

 

Sunday Collection - $6,650.75

 

Thank you!

 

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FATHER GLENíS

THOUGHTSÖ..††

 

This weekend in our Gospel we have the story of the Lord Jesus meeting the disciples on the road to Emmaus.He enabled them to recognize him when he shared a meal with them and they saw in his blessing over the bread the familiar pattern of divine blessing that he used.The Eucharist is our way even today to recognize Jesus in our midst just as they did then. Jesus is as present to us today as he was to those disciples two thousand years ago each time we come to mass.May the season of Easter be a time of rich encounter with our risen Lord Jesus for us all.

 

This weekend is also Motherís Day.Moms are one of the most important ways that we can see a love that is unfailing in our own lives that can give us an idea of what Godís love is like.I want to wish to all of the moms of our parishes that God will bless you richly for the wonderful ways in which you provide love to your families!God gave the world stars and there was beauty. God gave the world sun and there was warmth. God gave the world rain and there was life. God gave the world MOTHERS and there was LOVE. Happy Motherís Day!

 

Last weekend we had a wonderful multi-ethnic celebration of the Beatification of Pope John Paul II, now Blessed John Paul II.He was a wonderful pope for the universal church during his pontificate and I pray that he will be a special patron for the local church in Northeast now and in the future.

 

This weekend our seminary intern Ben Little is being ordained to the transitional Deaconate at the Basilica.When next you meet him at a weekend mass, he will likely be preaching for the first time.God bless you Deacon Ben as you move forward toward your ordination to the priesthood next Spring.

 

Father Glen Jenson, Pastor

HAPPY MOTHERíS DAY

and blessings to all Mothers, Grandmothers

Stepmothers, Godmothers and Mothers-to-Be.May the love of Jesus shine upon you and be reflected in those you love and cherish.

POPE JOHN PAUL II SCHOOL FUNDRAISER - The Lady of Lourdes Italian Dinner Fundraiser for Pope John Paul II is Saturday, May 7th from 5:00-7:00 PM lower level of the church located at 1 Lourdes Pl., Minneapolis.$12 for adults; $10 senior 62 and older; $6 child 10 and under; $30 for family.Tickets available at the door.Come and enjoy a meal and help raise money for the school.

ENGLISH ALTAR AND ROSARY GUILD MEETING Monday, May 9 beginning in Church at 7:00 PM.Rosary, May Crowning and installation of new officers.Ladies of the parish who would like to join the Rosary Guild are welcome to join us Monday night. Meeting to follow in Kolbe Hall.Rose leaders are asked to please bring their books.The Holy Name will join the ladies for a social following the meeting.Refreshments by Roses 103 and 104.

BAPTISM CLASS - Baptism Class is required for parents and Godparents before desired date for Baptism.If you are planning to attend a class, you need to call the Holy Cross Parish Office at 612-789-7238 to register.Baptism class is held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the conference room at St. Hedwigís River Village, 29th & Randolph St. N.E.The next class is this week - Tuesday, May 10th.