Saturday, May 21

· Blessing of Cars after 4:30 Mass.

Today - Sunday, May 22

· Blessing of Cars after 8:00 & 10:00 AM Mass.

· Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive for Special Olympics after all Masses.

· Polish School Fundraiser in Kolbe after 8:00 AM Mass.

Thursday, May 26

· AA & Alanon 7:30 PM in Kennedy Hall.

Friday, May 27

· Confessions 6:15 PM, Mass & Devotions in Polish 7:00 PM in Church.





Registration - Would you like your child to experience education where faith and knowledge co-exist?  Register to attend Pope John Paul II Catholic School where academics, values and faith development exist at the heart of each child’s education.  For more information call 612-789-8851.

GARAGE SALE/PLANT SALE - Pope John Paul II/NERO Athletic Department is sponsoring a Garage Sale/Plant Sale on Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, May 22 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the school parking lot located at 17th and 4th Street N.E.  Proceeds benefit PJPII/NERO Athletics.

HOLY CROSS POLISH SCHOOL FUNDRAISER Sunday, May 22 in Kolbe Hall.  A variety of name brand and store brand items (soup, juice, pasta, health and beauty supplies, organic food items, etc.) will be sold practically at cost as a fundraiser for our Polish Saturday School.  Items will be priced at $1, $2, $3, etc.  There will also be a raffle for a Coca Cola cooler.  Everyone is welcome to “shop” in Kolbe Hall beginning after the 8:00 AM Mass on May 22.  Please use the alley entrance.

STAY CURRENT WITH HOLY CROSS EVENTS BY EMAIL.  Each week an update of events at Holy Cross will be sent to all interested via email.  To keep informed electronically, just send your email address to   Our email list will not be shared.

FOR RENT - Lower duplex, close to church, 19th and 5th                           St. N.E.  Call 651-488-5077

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING CLASSES - Modern Natural Family Planning is based on comprehensive scientific research and is healthy and marriage building!  If you are looking to enhance your married life, a series of classes taught by a qualified instructor will begin on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the U of M Medical Center, Minneapolis.  To register or for more information, please call the Twin Cities Fertility Care at 651-232-3088 or register on-line at

HOLY CROSS POT-LUCK PICNIC - Everyone is invited to our Parish Pot-Luck Picnic on Wednesday, June 15 at Columbia Park North Side Pavilion 5:30-8:00 PM.   Handicap accessible.  See the flyer in this week’s bulletin for more information and reservation form.

ARCHDIOCESAN MARRIAGE DAY CELEBRATION   All couples celebrating silver and golden anniversaries in the 2011 calendar year are invited to join Most Reverend John Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Saturday, June 11 at the Cathedral of St. Paul at 10:00 AM for Mass, renewal of vows, and a short reception.  Couples married over 50 years will also be honored and are invited to attend.  Families and friends of honored couples welcome!  Sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life.  For more information, call 651-291-4488 or visit our website:

SUMMER SPLASH with the Notre Dames: a camp for girls who are completing 6th, 7th or 8th grade and their moms (or significant female adult).  Held at Good Counsel Campus, 170 Good Counsel Drive in Mankato, beginning Friday, June 17 at 1:00 PM until Saturday, June 18 at 3:00 PM.  Cost is $60 per pair.  Includes a blend of activities designed to strengthen the mother-daughter connection while providing an inside look at the Sisters’ lives.  See for more information or to register.

TEE TIME!!  Bring your friends to the 7th Annual School Sisters of Notre Dame Golf Tournament Benefit to be held at Daytona Golf Club in Dayton, MN on Tuesday, June 28, 2011.  Men and women are both invited.  $100.00 per person (includes golf, carts, range balls, buffet dinner and prizes).  A card tournament offering Bridge and 500 will also be held at $35 per entry (includes cards, buffet and prizes).  All proceeds will benefit the SSND Fund for Mission.  Registration deadline is June 3, 2011.  For information or registration brochure please call 763-421-6495 or 507-389-4213 or visit website

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION - The Catholic Churches of lower Northeast Minneapolis will be holding their 7th Annual Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, June 12th to give honor and glory to our Lord’s gift of the Eucharist by processing through our seven churches.  Services begin at 3:00 PM at Holy Cross.  The Procession will move to St. Cyril and Methodius, St. Anthony, St. Boniface, St. Maron, St. Constantine and a closing Benediction at All Saints, 435 - 5th St. N.E.  A social with refreshments will follow at the Cedars Hall of St. Maron, 602 University Ave. N.E.  In case of rain, all will be at St. Maron’s.