Today, July 16

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

Thursday, July 20

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

Saturday, July 22

· Farewell Reception for Father Andrew after the 4:30 Mass.

Sunday, July 23

· Farewell Reception for Father Andrew after 8:00, 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. Masses.

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


IN OCTOBER 2006 it will be 25 years since the first Society of Christ priest came to Minneapolis.  Here at Holy Cross we will celebrate this anniversary by giving thanks to God for their dedicated work at our parish.  On Sunday, October 8, 2006 at our 11:30 Mass the solemn Eucharist will be celebrated.  After Mass there will be a banquet in Kolbe Hall.  Our celebration will honor invited guests: Archbishop Harry Flynn who will preside, General Superior of Society of Christ Father Tadeusz Winnicki, Provincial of North American Province Father Andrzej Maslejak, and all Society of Christ priests who have worked for Holy Cross.  Tickets for banquet are available in the Parish Office.  Cost for the ticket is $35.00.  All parishioners are invited.


Call 612-789-7238 weekdays or

leave a message at 763-572-1713.

September 16 & 17

Here are some ideas of what can be done now:

Pick your Raffle tickets up in the back of church.  Buy and/or sell them.  More are available at the Rectory weekdays.
Bring items for the August 16th Garage Sale  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 - Stamping, Christmas, Baby, etc. - and fill a basket with items relating to your theme.

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

KOZLAK-RADULOVICH FUNERAL CHAPEL is organizing a trip to see the all-new Duquesne University Tamburitzans dancers on Wednesday, August 16, 2006.  Buses will depart N.E. and Blaine Chapels at 5:00 p.m.  Dinner will be served at Mounds View High School and the show will start at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $30 per person.  Call 612-789-8869 to reserve your space.  Tickets are limited.

ATTENTION TEENS AND ADULTS: Jeff Cavins’ bible study, The Great Adventure: A Journey Through The Bible, is coming to Holy Cross this fall twice a month on Sunday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  This program will be offered via video in a two-year time frame, from October to May.  Sign up for this program which will begin in August.  For more information about The Great Adventure, go to

ARCHBISHOP’S MASS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES - This year’s Annual Mass for Persons with Disabilities will be celebrated by Archbishop Flynn at St. Mary’s Chapel, St. Paul Seminary on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 3:00 p.m.  The reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation will be offered.  A catechesis preparation for this sacrament will be held in August.  It is necessary to contact Fr. Shaji Joseph at 651-291-4543 no later than July 20th if you know or have persons with disabilities who have not been confirmed.

SINGLE PARENT POTLUCK at the Matthews Recreation Center.  The Archdiocesan Office for Family, Laity, Youth and Young Adults is hosting a Single Parent Potluck at Matthews Recreation Center in Minneapolis on Saturday, August 5th from 12:00-2:30 p.m.  The event is meant to encourage and provide Christian support for single parents and their child(ren).  The potluck begins with a relay race at noon.  The cost is $5/family.  For more information or a registration form, call 651-291-4489.  On line forms also available at:

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION for the 2006-2007 classes and First Communion preparation will be after Mass this weekend.  It will only take a few minutes.  This registration includes:

· All children who will attend public school and be in grades 1-8 next school year.

· Children who will be in grade 2 in preparation for First Holy Communion whether they attend public school or Pope John Paul II Catholic School.

Please make use of these opportunities.  If you have any questions, call Sister Donna (evenings) at 612-789-9168.