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

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FATHER GLENíS

THOUGHTSÖ..††

 

 

As the feast of the Ascension of the Lord draws near, our Gospel this Sunday speaks of Jesus returning to the Father to prepare a place for us who believe in him.This is a great consolation for those who have lost a loved one to know that Jesus, whom we worship throughout our lives in this world, has us in mind even when we die so that we will not be left behind at the hour of our death.Jesus is our Good Shepherd and what he promises he delivers.Praised be Jesus Christ the Lord of life who has the power to bring us new life after death even when our body has given up life here on earth.This is reason enough to love, honor and obey him in this life so as to be happy with him forever in heaven.He really loves us, depend on it!

 

Our Northeast Catholic School, Pope John Paul II, had a wonderfully successful Spring Gala Fund Raiser last Friday at St. Maronís Cedars Hall.A large crowd of nearly two hundred enjoyed an evening of excellent entertainment by our students and guest speaker Joel Maturi the director of the University of Minnesota Athletic Department.The energy and enthusiasm in the room that evening was terrific!You will want to be sure to obtain a ticket to take part in next yearís school Gala as this is rapidly becoming an event of the first order and something not to be missed.

 

 

Father Glen Jenson, Pastor

 

FAITH FORMATION

REGISTRATION

 

This weekend we will have registration for the 2011-2012 Faith Formation classes and First Communion preparation.

 

This registration includes:

 

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

 

Please see Sister Donna in the Sacristy to register.If you have questions, please call Sister Donna (evenings) at 612-789-9168.

 

OFFERTORY COLLECTION - May 15, 2011

 

Sunday Collection - $6,671.00

 

Thank you!

 

BLESSING OF CARS - The tradition of blessing of cars, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, boats, etc. will be this weekend May 21 after 4:30 and May 22 after 8:00 & 10:00 Mass.Bring your vehicles to be blessed before the summer travel season begins.Father will be on the corner of 17th and 4th Street on the school side after the 4:30, 8:00 and 10:00 Masses to bless the vehicles.

ANNUAL TOOTSIE ROLL DRIVE - The Hennepin Minneapolis Knights of Columbus Council #435 will conduct their annual Tootsie Roll Drive for the intellectually disabled citizens this weekend here at Holy Cross.100% of donations from this event help support Minnesota Special Olympic athletes.Look for the Knights in vests at all the doors this weekend at Masses. Please be generous.

THANK YOU - The Family of John E. Sikora thanks Father Glen, Sister Donna, Sister Benita, office staff, the musicians,altar servers, the Funeral Luncheon Committee and all others for the beautiful and blessed funeral for John.God bless you - Bůg Zapłac.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - Itís Vacation Bible School registration time again.Vacation Bible School at Holy Cross will be June 27 to July 1.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.

THANK YOU - Our Lady of Good Counsel Home thanks the parishioners of Holy Cross for their very generous donation of $2,190.00 to the Medicine Fund as part of our Lenten Almsgiving Project.