· Today, June 25

              Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.

· Thursday, June 28

              AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.

· Sunday, July 2

             Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.



Call 612-789-7238 weekdays or

leave a message at 763-572-1713.

RURAL LIFE SUNDAY ON JUNE 25 is the day when people from the Archdiocese gather for the Archdiocesan Rural Life Sunday Celebration.  Beginning at 1:30 p.m., it includes Mass with Bishop Pates, a creation blessing, and essay and poster contest awards. Sponsored by the parish of St. Ignatius in Annandale and is being held at the Dave and Mary Spike family farm.  Food and refreshments will be served (good will offering accepted).  For directions go online to and input the Spike’s address (9399-10th St. N.W., Annandale, 55302) or call the Rural Life Office at 507-364-7323.

THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR Summer Festival Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, 2006 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.  Spaghetti Dinner served all day: $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for children.  Many other activities.  Little Sisters of the Poor is located at 330 Exchange Street South, St. Paul.   651-227-0336.

September 16 & 17

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.
Think of where you want to volunteer your time to work.  We need and would like lots of volunteers.
Design a theme basket for the Arts and Crafts Booth.  Pick a theme - Thanksgiving, Apples, Games, etc. - and fill a basket with items relating to your theme.

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

“DATE NIGHT” ON THE ANDIAMO - Calling all engaged and married couples!  Celebrate Natural Family Planning Week (July 23-29) by attending a “Date Night” on the Andiamo River Boat.  The cost is $30/couple which includes a 2 1/2 hour cruise on the St. Croix River, hors d’ oeuvres, and a cash bar.  The night will entail socializing, food, and a chance to meet other couples.  The event is sponsored by the Office for Family, Laity, Youth and Young Adults.  To register, visit under Natural Family Planning or call 651-291-4489.  Limited space available.

ALL NIGHT VIGIL - The World Apostolate of Fatima of the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis is sponsoring an All Night Vigil of reparation and prayer at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1154 Seminole Avenue, West St. Paul.  The vigil will begin on Friday, July 7 at 8 p.m. with the rosary, the Mass at 9 pm and conclude with the Mass at 4 a.m. on Saturday, July 8.  Everyone is invited.  Contact: Ellie 651-457-3285.

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS will be held at Holy Cross on Saturday, July 1st at 7:45 a.m. with praying of the first three decades of the Rosary and Mass at 8:00 a.m.  After Mass our devotions will continue with praying of the final two decades of the Rosary, prayer and meditation.  All are welcome to participate.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS in Sylvania, Ohio.  Join the Council of Catholic Women and Jefferson Tours October 9-13, 2006.  5 day, 4 night motor coach tour.  For more information and reservations call Barbara at 763-788-2482.

WE ARE MOVING!  In August (date to be determined), Minnesota Catholic Credit Union (MCCU) will be moving its main offices to 933 Manor Drive, Spring Lake Park.  With the move, MCCU will be in a better position to serve its growing northern membership and expand to the parishes and KC groups in the northern suburbs.  However, they will continue to maintain their presence in northeast Minneapolis with a small office and part time hours.  Are you a member of the Credit Union?  If you are a member of this parish, you are eligible for membership at MCCU.  Plus, any of your relatives or anyone living in your house is also eligible for membership.  Call their office 612-362-9234 for information and a copy of the current newsletter.  Or go to the website for more information

RELEVANT RADIO Catholic radio in the Twin Cities, 1330 AM.  Internet:

HOLY CROSS “ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC” will be on Thursday, July 13.  See flyer included with bulletin.