THE HOLY CROSS “RUMMAGE SALE will be August 3, 4 & 5 - Wednesday thru Friday.  Please save your “good stuff” for the parish rummage sale.  No clothing, TV’s or furniture.  Donations can be brought to the garages behind the rectory weekdays 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Questions?  Call 612-789-7238 weekdays.

September 17 & 18

Here are some things that can be done now:

Design a theme basket for the Arts and Crafts Booth - Pick a theme - Spa, Cookie Baking, Baby’s Here,  Sports Fan, etc. and fill a basket with items relating to your theme.
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 Mystery Gift Booth.  Useable items for this booth are needed.
Think of where you would like to work.  We need and would like lots of volunteers.

Call the Rectory weekdays at 612-789-7238.

FESTIVAL SILENT AUCTION ITEMS - We need your help!!  If you have an item that would be good for the Silent Auction at our Fall Festival, please remember your church.  Start collecting items now.  If you have questions, please call the Parish Office weekdays at 612-7897238.

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.

GARAGE SALE - The Women’s Guild of St. Anthony of Padua is hosting a Garage Sale featuring NEW ITEMS on Thursday, July 14 from 10 AM to 6 PM, Friday, July 15 from 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturday, July 16 from 10 AM to 2 PM at 312 Monroe Street N.E.  There will be lots of GREAT STUFF!  Proceeds benefit St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

THRIFT SALE - Don’t miss the Immaculate Conception’s Thrift Sale Thursday, July 14 from 8 AM to 7 PM; Friday, July 15 from 8 AM to 7 PM and Saturday, July 16 from 8 AM to 3 PM.  Immaculate Conception is located at 4030 Jackson St. N.E. in Columbia Heights.  Questions call 763-788-9062.

LOOKING FOR:  Holy Cross Class of 1976 members for a class reunion on August 6, 2011.  For more information contact Danny Anschutz at 612-789-7368 or Karen Soltys-McCarthy at 309-378-2304.  Also check out Facebook: “Holy Cross Regional School Class of 1976.”

ARCHDIOCESAN CHOIR CAMP - The Cathedral of Saint Paul hosts the first Archdiocesan Choir Camp (day camp) at the Cathedral from August 22-26, 9 AM to 4 PM.  Choir Camp is a high-quality, safe choral arts experience for residential St. Cecelia choristers and new choristers age 10-17.  While you don’t have to be a current member of the St. Cecelia Choir (the Cathedral’s choral program for young singers) to attend the day camp, choristers may desire an opportunity to continue singing in the exiting newly-formed Archdiocesan Youth Choir starting in September.  The cost of the day camp is $75 and includes lunch.  For more information, or to register your child, call Lawrence at 651-357-1351 or email at

HEALING RETREAT - A special healing retreat for men and women will be held at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, Minnesota on July 22-24, 2011.  The retreat begins on Friday at 7:00 PM and concludes on Sunday at 12:45 PM.  Please call 763-682-1394 for a registration form and more information or visit

POPE JOHN PAUL II SCHOOL NEWS - 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.  We would love to talk to you about education in your Northeast Minneapolis. Catholic School.

ALL SCHOOL REUNION - Are you a graduate of one of these schools?  All Saints; Holy Cross; Our Lady of Lourdes; St. Anthony; St. Boniface; St. Cyril and Methodius or St. Lawrence.  We are planning an All School Reunion for Friday, October 14, 2011 to be held at Pope John Paul II Catholic School.  We are looking for volunteers to help with the planning, etc.  If you are able to or interested in joining the Reunion Planning Committee for the reunion, please email or or call us at 612-789-8851.  Thank you!

YOUR HOLY CROSS FALL FESTIVAL “RAFFLE TICKETS” can be picked up at the University Avenue entrance of church.  Please help by picking up your tickets.  If you can deliver to neighbors, that will help also!