Today, June 24

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

Tuesday, June 26

· Prayer Shawl Ministry meets at 6:30 in the Library.

· Peace Mass - Rosary at 6:30 PM; Mass at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, June 28

· Parish “Pot-Luck” Picnic 6:00 PM in Kolbe Center.

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

Sunday, July 1

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.


September 15 & 16

Here are some ideas of what can be done now:

Make items for the Fancy Booth - crochet, knit, carve, paint, holiday ornaments, etc.
Design a theme basket for the Arts and Crafts Booth.  Pick a theme - Angels, Antiques, Apples, etc. - and fill the basket with items relating to your theme.
Start collecting (searching) for donations of “mystery gifts” for people of all ages for the Parcel Post Booth.  Useable items for the booth are needed.
Think of where you would like to volunteer your time to work.  Volunteer to be the chairman or chair couple!  

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

PEACE MASS - Holy Cross Church will host the next Peace Mass on Tuesday, June 26.  Rosary at 6:30 PM and Mass at 7:00 PM.  Receive a copy of our Blessed Virgin Mary’s message given to the world six hours before.  Refreshments to follow.




For those who do not have e-mail, the new schedule for July, August and September is available for pick up in the Sacristy this weekend - June 23-24.

MARIAN PILGRIMAGE - A special Marian Pilgrimage from the Twin Cities will visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois, July 27 to July 30, 2007.  The cost for the entire round trip by bus, lodging for three nights, six meals, and a Fun Day trip to St. Louis is only $375.00 (double occupancy).  A private room will cost $475.00.  Please register early.  For complete information and application blanks call Marie at 651-776-1065 after 4:00 PM.

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION THANK YOU - The neighborhood pastors would like to thank all who participated in the Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, June 17.  We were pleased at the number of people who were in attendance.  Thank you.  God bless you.

PARISH CALENDAR - The 2007-2008 Holy Cross Parish Calendar will be available next weekend at the entrances to the Church.  Please feel free to take a copy as a reference of scheduled activities at Holy Cross.

Dear Parishioners,


Occasionally Holy Cross is visited by people asking for money for various reasons.  This kind of personal solicitation is called panhandling and is illegal.  While some requests may be genuine, most are dishonest.  Compassionate Catholics with big hearts become an easy target as they enter or leave a church.  While the parish office will help out occasionally, it is our policy to not give money to panhandlers.  We encourage you to do the same.


Recently the news reported these solicitations are becoming aggressive and at times threatening.  In fact, some members of the parish staff have become victims of verbal abuse when refusing to give money.  Leaders in the community urge us not to give money to panhandlers, not just because it is illegal, but it also encourages further solicitation.  Sometimes generous givers become victims of crime themselves as their wallets or purses are stolen.


If you are approached, simply decline by saying we do not give out money.  Please do not tell panhandlers to go see the Pastor (or “Fr. David”) or some other staff person.  This only gives the panhandler hope they will have a chance to get some money, especially if they can use our personal names.  It is dangerous to send them to the sacristy as they may see things in the sacristy to  quickly steal.  Though it is difficult to decline people who express need, we must have boundaries for the common good.


Father David





GARAGE SALE NEWS - DONATIONS NEEDED!  We need your help for the Holy Cross Garage Sale coming up in August.  Do you have good, useable items around your house that you no longer need?  Can you donate those items to the Garage Sale?  Take a few minutes and gather up items in your home.  We are unable to take clothing, TV’s or furniture.  Bring your items to the garages behind the Rectory weekdays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Information weekdays 612-789-7238.  To volunteer to help call Roger at 763-572-1713.  Thank you!