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

                          Gregory Tambornino

It is with sadness that I report the death of Greg Tambornino. Greg has been a Cantor at Holy Cross since 1996. In addition to Sunday Mass, Greg also sang for funerals and weddings at our parish. His funeral was held on Saturday, June 5th at Our Lady of Grace, Edina. When not singing at many churches Greg was an Attorney at Law. It was a tremendous loss that this gifted and talented man passed away at the young age of 43. Please offer prayers for Greg that he find eternal life and peace in the God's heavenly kingdom.

Father David

HYMN FESTIVAL - On Tuesday, June 15th at 8:15 p.m., a Hymn Festival will be held at the Chapel of Saint Thomas Aquinas at the University of Saint Thomas. The Festival will center on the themes of the Second Vatican Council's Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. Dr. David Jenkins will be the organist; he will be joined by the Diocesan Choir, Michael Silhavy, director. Fr. Michael Byron will be narrator. For information, contact the Archdiocesan Worship Center at 651-290-1625.
G. K. CHESTERTON CONFERENCE June 17-19 at the University of St. Thomas. Outstanding speakers including Fr. Stanley Jaki, Robert Royal, Deacon Nathan Allen, Dale Ahlquist and others. Topics covered - Everything! Come and learn more about the writings of the great English Catholic Convert. All sessions are free. For more information, call 952-831-3096.
ALL NIGHT VIGIL - The World Apostolate of Fatima of the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, is sponsoring an All-Night Vigil of prayer and reparation at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 302 - 5th Avenue North, South St. Paul. The vigil will begin on Friday, June 18, at 8:00 p.m. and close on Saturday, June 19, with Mass at 4:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend some or all of this devotion. Contact is Clara at 651-451-8327.
ARCHDIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE CHOIR - Singers and travelers are welcome to participate in the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage Choir's trip to Rome, December 3-10, 2004. The choir will sing at the main Sunday liturgy at St. Peter's Basilica and will sing at the papal liturgy for the Solemnity of Immaculate Conception. The bishops of Minnesota will be in Rome at the same time. For information, contact the Worship Center at 651-290-1625.


Today, June 13
Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Thursday, June 17
AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.
Sunday, June 20
Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.


Here are some ideas of what can be done now:

Bring items for the Flea Market to the garages behind the Rectory Monday thru Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Make items for the Fancy Booth - crochet, knit, carve, paint, holiday ornaments, etc.

Start collecting (searching) for donations of "mystery" gifts for people of all ages for the Parcel Post Booth. Useable items for this booth are needed. Mark the bag "Parcel Post" and bring them to the Rectory.

Think of where you would like to volunteer your time to work. We always need lots of volunteers.

Questions? Call the Rectory weekdays 612-789-7238.

FROM THE MINNEAPOLIS SECOND PRECINT SAFE UNIT - Be on guard against cheap home repair work offers that otherwise would be expensive, regardless of the reason given. A con artist may just do part of the work, use shoddy materials and untrained workers or simply take your deposit and never return. If you have elderly people living on your block who may be need of home repair, talk with them about the possibility of being conned. Remind them that:

They do not need to open the door to people they do not know.

Investigate before investing. Never make an investment with a stranger. Ask for information on the business and then call the business for an appointment.

Beware of promises, good deals, and once in a lifetime opportunities.

It's not always easy to spot con artists. They are smart, extremely persuasive, and aggressive. They invade your home through the telephone and the mail, advertise in well-known newspapers and magazines, and come to your door. Most people think they're too smart to fall for a scam. But con artists rob all kinds of people - from investment counselors and doctors to teenagers and elderly widows - of billions of dollars every year.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.