Today, August 14

· Coffee & Donuts after 8:00 & 10:00 AM Masses.

Monday, August 15

· Masses for the Feast of the Assumption 6:45 AM, 12:00 Noon and 7:00 PM (Polish).



September 17 & 18

Here are some things that can be done now:

Buy and/or sell your Festival raffle tickets.  Additional tickets are available at the parish office.
Pickles (commercially bought) are needed for the Dinner.
Design a theme basket for the Arts and Crafts Booth - Pick a theme - Thanks for the Memories, Music Lover’s, Health and Home, Back to School, etc. and fill a basket with items relating to your theme.
Make items for the Fancy Booth.
Bring donations of “mystery gifts” for people of all ages for the Mystery Gift Booth.  Useable items for this booth are needed.
2 liters of pop needed for Bottlemania.  All favors will work.
Think of where you would like to work.  We need and would like lots of volunteers.

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

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.

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.

THIRD ANNUAL TWIN CITIES POLISH FESTIVAL - The Third Annual “Twin Cities Polish Festival” takes place this weekend August 13 & 14, 2011 - Saturday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Sunday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM along the Mississippi River on Old Main Street across from Riverplace and St. Anthony Main.  Celebrate and explore the Polish heritage and culture that is a vibrant part of Minnesota with folk art demonstrations, Polish food and drink, Chopin concerts, Polish Sheepdogs, Polka Bands and more.


Jesus is our protector and our strength.  Let us be generous with our time by visiting HIM in the Adoration Chapel.

Go to HIM in Adoration, Praise, Petitions, and Thanks.  Give HIM one hour each week.  Open hours: Monday 11:00 AM; Tuesday 10:00 AM; Noon, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM; Wednesday 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 4:00 PM; Friday 4:00 PM and Saturday Noon.

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

FOR RENT - Beautifully remodeled two bedroom duplex close to Church.  Air conditioned, lots of storage, off street parking. Contact Jeff at 612-805-8815 for more information.

SS. CYRIL & METHODIUS CHURCH FESTIVAL on Sunday, August 21st beginning with a Polka Mass at 10:30 AM.  Music by Twin City Soundz.  Festival from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  Food, games, music, raffles and more.  $1400.00 in prize money.  Drawing at 5:00 PM.  All are welcome.

LIGHT WEIGH will be hosting an orientation meeting at Holy Cross.  Would you like to learn how to overcome temptation and eat the foods you enjoy, while you grow closer to God and lose weight?  Prevention Magazine chose Light Weigh because it met their criteria for a safe and healthy faith based diet program.  There are no weigh-ins.  The Light Weigh Bible study/DVD series will have an orientation on Monday, August 22 at 7:00 PM in the church library.

RELEVANT RADIO - Seven days with out Catholic Relevant Radio makes one weak!  Tune in for your daily recharge in Christ, our Hope.  Saint Paul-Minneapolis 1330 AM.  Listen online at

VISITING CHOIR - We are pleased to host a visiting men’s choir who will offer a sung prelude on Saturday, August 20th just prior to the 4:30 Mass. The choir, under direction of Pastor Dodd Lamberton, is made up of members from several local professional and church choirs.

The piece they’ll be singing is Ave Maria, written by German composer Franz Biebl (1906-2001). This lush, opulent piece of choral literature, written in 1964, includes portions of the Angelus and Ave Maria. I hope you’re able to hear this prelude, letting the sounds of this glorious music wash over you.  Our beautiful sanctuary is perfect for music---come on the 20th and you’ll see what I mean!