Today, August 13

· Sister Donna’s Golden Jubilee Mass at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow in Kolbe Hall.

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

Tuesday, August 15      Feast of the Assumption

· Holy Day of Obligation - Masses at 6:45 a.m.,

      12:00 noon; 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Polish).

Wednesday, August 16

· Garage Sale “Early Bird” night 5:00 - 8:00 PM. 

             $2.00 “early” admittance.

Thursday, August 17

· Garage Sale 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

· AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m.

Friday, August 18

· Garage Sale 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Sunday, August 20

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


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.

GARAGE SALE NEWS - IT’S NOT TO LATE TO  BRING good, useable items that you no longer need.  Can you donate a box, a couple of bags, or a couple of boxes of “treasures”?  We will accept donations through Tuesday, August 15.  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 this weekend.

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.

FUN FEST 2006 - Immaculate Conception, 40th and Jackson St. N.E. in Columbia Heights, is having their annual Fun Fest on Saturday, August 12th from 4:30-10:30 p.m. and on Sunday, August 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

ST. CYRIL’S CHURH FESTIVAL 1315 Second Street N.E., Minneapolis on Sunday, August 20th.  Polka Mass at 10:30 a.m.  Music by Twin City Soundz.  Festival 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Food includes: Polish sausage, hot dogs, cabbage rolls and Hispanic food.  Games: Cake Walk, Country Store, Big Wheel and Kid Games.  Entertainment: Don Pafko and Lipa Slovak Folk Dancers.  Raffle $1,400.00 in Prize Money.  10 chances to win.  Drawing at 4:30 p.m.

ALL SAINTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - On Sunday, August 27, All Saints Church, 435 4th Street N.E., will be celebrating its 90th Anniversary.  The day will begin with Mass at 10:00 a.m.  with Archbishop Harry Flynn the celebrant and homilist.  Following the Mass the celebration will continue with a social and luncheon at Jax Café.  For more information, call Ray at 651-248-3062 or Diane at 612-789-789-0422.

ATTENTION TEENS AND ADULTS: Jeff Cavins’ bible study, The Great Adventure, A Journey Through the Bible, is coming to Holy Cross this fall on Sunday evenings from 7-9 p.m.  This program will be offered via video in a two-year time frame, from October to May.  To register, contact Deb Jurek at 763-571-0655 or  Registration ends August 31.  For more information about the Great Adventure go to

THANK YOU - Holy Cross, through its generosity, made a stand against poverty.  The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) thanks you.  As a result of parish giving, the Archdiocesan CCHD awarded grants to ten local, community controlled, self-help organizations.  This year’s organizations address the root causes of poverty through increasing safe, affordable housing and civic participation and business ownership.  CCHD provides a hand-up, not a hand-out. For more information on CCHD call Patrick at 651-291-4484.

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