Tuesday, June 30

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

· Prayer Shawl Ministry 6:30 PM in the library.

Thursday, July 2

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

Friday, July 3

· Parish Office closed.

· NO Polish Mass or Devotions.

Saturday, July 4

· Devotions at 7:45 AM.



SOMETHING NEW - Father Glen is starting Vacation Bible School.  This fun-filled program will be held July 27-31 at St. Boniface Church, 629 - 2nd Street N.E.   VBS will be for children pre-kindergarten to grade 6 from 9:00 AM until noon.  This program is FREE and sponsored by Holy Cross Church.  We are in need volunteers to help.  Call the Parish Office at 612-789-7238 to register or to volunteer.  See flyer enclosed.

THE HOLY CROSS “RUMMAGE SALE” will be August 5, 6, & 7 - Wednesday through Friday.  Donations are needed!  Bring good, useable items that you no longer need.  Can you donate a box or a couple of bags of items?  No clothing, TV’s or furniture.  Bring items to the garages behind the rectory weekdays 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Questions?  Call 612-789-7238 weekdays.  Thank you to all who have donated thus far.

MYSTERY GIFTS - The Polish Rosary Society has started collecting  items for the Mystery Gift Booth at our Fall Festival.  Do you have good useable items around your house?  Items are needed for all ages.  Bring your donations to the rectory weekdays during office hours - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

ARE YOU PLANNING A WEDDING, a baptism or need to register your child(ren) for Faith Formation or Confirmation classes?  Make sure to read the information located on page 4 of the weekly bulletin.


Are you making a decision regarding your child’s education for 2009-2010?  If so, please reflect on this statement by the Catholic Bishops from their letter, Renewing Our Commitment to Catholic Elementary and Secondary School in the Third Millennium.  In it the bishops state that “Catholic schools afford the fullest and best opportunity to realize the fourfold purpose of Christian education, namely to provide an atmosphere in which the Gospel message is proclaimed, community of God is experienced, service to our brothers and sisters is the norm, and thanksgiving and worship to our God is cultivated.”  

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 information, contact the school at 612-789-8851.

FESTIVAL SILENT AUCTION - Do you enjoy participating in silent auctions?  Would you consider helping with the Holy Cross Festival auction in September?  Planning needs to begin soon.  Contact Janice at the Rectory to jump on board!

June 19, 2009 - June 19, 2010

A Prayer for Priests and Priest Vocations

Heavenly Father, please grant your faithful servants, the grace and strength to carry out Your mission for the church each day.  Keep our priests close to You and continue to inspire them to serve others in Your holy name.  Please help to inspire men who are called to a priestly vocation to answer Your call and participate in the fullness that You have planned for them.  Amen.

DEVOTIONS - First Saturday Devotions will be here at Holy Cross this Sat., July 4 at 7:45 AM with praying of the first three decades of the Rosary and Mass at 8:00 AM.  After Mass our devotions will continue with praying of the final two decades of the Rosary, prayer and meditation.  All are welcome.

ALL NIGHT VIGIL  - The World Apostolate of Fatima, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, is sponsoring an All Night Vigil of reparation and prayer at Church of St. Joseph, 1154 Seminole Ave., St. Paul.  The vigil will begin on Friday, July 3rd with Mass at 8:00 PM and will conclude with Mass at 4:00 AM on Saturday, July 4th.  Everyone is invited to attend all or part of this devotion.  Contact person: Ellie at  651-457-3285.

PEACE MASS - Holy Cross Church will be the host of the next Peace Mass on Tuesday, June 30th.  Rosary at 6:30 PM; Mass at 7:00 PM.  Receive a copy of the message given to the Blessed Virgin Mary at Medjugorje on the 25th of every month.  Refreshments follow.

HOLY CROSS PARISH CALENDAR - We have placed copies of the 2009-2010 Parish Calendar at the doors of the church.  You are welcome to take one.