Today, July 30

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

Thursday, August 3

· AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 5

· Saturday Devotions 7:45 a.m. in Church.

Sunday, August 6

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


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

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.
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 and fill a basket with theme items.

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

GARAGE SALE NEWS - DONATIONS NEEDED!  We need your help for the August 16, 17, 18 Holy Cross Garage Sale.  We need more things for the sale.  Do you have good, useable items around your house that you no longer need?  Can you donate a box, a couple of bags, or a couple of boxes of things you no longer use to the Garage Sale?  Take a few minutes and gather up items in your home.  We are unable to use clothing, TV’s or furniture.  Bring your items to the garages behind the Rectory weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  or before Mass on the weekends. Information weekdays 612-789-7238.  Thank you!

IN OCTOBER IT WILL BE 25 YEARS since the first Society of Christ priest came to Minneapolis.  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.  Tickets for banquet are available in the Parish Office.  Cost is $35.00.  All parishioners are invited.

VISIT THE SHRINES OF ITALY in all their Christmas glory with Father Thomas Joseph, Divine Mercy Parish in Faribault.  See Rome, Monte Cassino, San Giovanni, Lanciano, Loreto, Sienna, Orvieto and Assisi December 27, 2006 thru January 5, 2007.  For more information WWW.PILGRIMAGES.COM/LUKESH/or 1-800-206-TOUR or 651-224-5054.

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS will be held at Holy Cross on Saturday, August 5th 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.

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. Peter Catholic Church, 2590 Margaret Street, North St. Paul.  The vigil will begin on Friday, August 4 at 8 p.m. with the rosary, the Mass at 9 p.m. and conclude with the Mass at 4 a.m. on Saturday, August 5.  Everyone is invited.  Contact: Candy 651-777-5110.

ANNUAL POLKA DAZE FESTIVAL - St. Anthony of Padua, 804-2nd Street N.E., Minneapolis on Sunday, August 6th on the parish grounds.  It will begin with a Polka Mass at 11:30 a.m. and continue on the grounds until 6:00 p.m.  The event includes cash drawings, food, 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.

FATHER ANDREW SALAPATA’S NEW ADDRESS is St. Brother Albert Chmielowski Church, 10250 Clayton Road, San Jose, California 95127-4336.

FALL FESTIVAL MEETING Tuesday, August 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Room.  All Chairpeople and anyone interested in helping at the Festival are asked to attend this meeting.