Today, July 26

· Parish Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

Monday, July 27

· Vacation Bible School begins at St. Boniface Church.

Tuesday, July 28

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

Thursday, July 30

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

Friday, July 31

· No Polish Mass and Devotions.

Saturday, August 1

· Saturday Devotions at 7:45 AM in Church.



Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - In today’s reading we have JESUS feeding the large crowd with five barley loaves and two fish.  Let us put our complete trust in JESUS and let HIM be the center of our lives.  Visit the Adoration Chapel.

Open Hours: Tuesday 12:00 Noon; Tuesday 2:00 PM Wednesday 5:00 PM; Thursday 2:00 PM; Friday 1:00 PM. 

For information call 763-784-1317 or 612-781-4806.

HOLY CROSS “RUMMAGE SALE” is August 5, 6, & 7.  Donations are welcome!  Bring good, useable items that you no longer need.  Please, 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 the ladies who have been working for weeks to prepare for the sale.

You are doing a wonderful job!


September 19 & 20

Here are some things that can be done now:

Design a theme basket for the Arts and Crafts Booth.  Pick a theme - Movie Time, Scrapbooking, Leisure Time, etc. and fill a basket with items relating to your theme.
Make items for the Fancy Booth - crochet, knit, carve, paint, holiday ornaments.
Start collect (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 would like to work.  We need and would like lots of volunteers.
Help plan and run the Festival Silent Auction.

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




Are you making a decision regarding your child’s school for 2009-2010?  Pope John Paul II is an accredited school providing families with an excellent education rooted in our Catholic faith.  Join us at Pope John Paul II Catholic School this fall.  Contact us at 612-789-8851 or e-mail us at secretary@popejohn

POLKA DAZE - St. Anthony of Padua has announced their Annual Polka Daze Festival for Sunday, August 2nd on the parish grounds at 804-2nd Street N.E.  It will begin with a Polka Mass at 11:00 AM and continue on the grounds until 5:00 PM.  Event includes cash drawings, food, door prizes, and live polka music with the Dick Macko Orchestra as well as games for children and adults.  For more information call 612-379-2324.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE - The Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is sponsoring their Annual Regional Conference entitled “Wheat Among the Weeds” August 14-15, 2009 at Hill Murray High School, 2625 Larpenteur Avenue E., Maplewood.  Pre-registration is required.  There is no registration charge, free will offerings will be taken.  For information or a brochure, call 763-571-5314 or 763-475-2132 or visit the website: 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT - Join the 26th Annual Minneapolis National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4th.  A nite to unite.  The best defense against crime is neighbors knowing each other.  Get involved -  visit or call 311 (or 612-673-3000).  Coordinated by the Minneapolis Police Department.  Sponsored in part by: The Minnesota Twins, Nickelodeon Universe at MOA and General Mills Foundation.

PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN - Rainbows is a support group for children ages pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, whose family is dealing with divorce or loss of a parent.  For information call Mary at 952-469-4481.

Please remember Holy Cross Parish

in your Will.

HOLY CROSS FALL FESTIVAL RAFFLE TICKETS will be ready for pick-up next weekend August 1st & 2nd at the University entrance to Church.