Thursday, August 19

· AA & Alanon 7:30 PM in the Pioneer Room

Saturday, August 21

· Reception for Sister Benita after 4:30 Mass Kolbe Hall.

Sunday, August 22

· Reception for Sister Benita after the 8:00, 10:00 & 11:30 AM Masses in Kolbe Hall.




2-liter bottles of pop

are needed.

All flavors will work!





Donate an item -

Collectible, Gift Certificate,

Home Furnishing, etc.




Wonder what’s in that box?

Gift items are needed for people all ages.







Advertise our Festival by inviting neighbors & friends.

Encourage people to attend.

THANK YOU “RUMMAGE SALE” WORKERS - Thank you to all who worked the recent Holy Cross “Rummage Sale.”  A dedicated group of volunteers worked for weeks to sort, price and display the donated items.  Then they worked at the sale and later packed and cleaned up.  Almost $2,000 was made from your donation of items and the generous donation of time by the workers.  It is interesting to see what people donate and what people purchase.  There is a true recycling effort for many, many items.  Thank you to all who donated, worked and purchased!

THANK YOU ALSO to all who bring aluminum cans for recycling.  When the Tuesday Toilers took in the many barrels of cans recently, they were able to get 64¢/lb plus additional money for some scrap metal.  The parish received $1,176.06.  That’s a lot of empty cans!  Please continue to bring your cans to church.  They can be placed in the containers by the doors.  Thank you, the Tuesday Toilers and Advance Companies for use of their truck.





The comments, concerns and other input of thousands of people were considered in the strategic planning decisions which will be announced in October of this year.  Pastors, parish and Catholic school leaders and staff, parishioners and Catholic school families shared their input at meetings and through a voicemail hotline, an online comment form, and letters.  The major themes of input included:


Outreach: the need to reach out to young people, disaffected Catholics, inactive Catholics, new immigrants, and the poor.


Transparency: a need for more openness about parish and Archdiocesan finances and improved communication at all levels.


Responsible stewardship: the need to make better use of the gifts we are given so all are served well and within our means.


Collaboration: fostering cooperation, communication and a shared commitment between parishes is important.


Healthy and unhealthy competition: parishes and schools often sense we are competing with one another, and it’s not always a good thing.


You can find out more about the archdiocesan planning process by visiting








Thank you to Kozlak Radulovich Chapel for supplying our Fall Festival raffle tickets.  Thank you to all who have picked up their tickets at the University Avenue entrance of the church.  Many have already been returned!  Please help the parish by taking a minute to pick up your tickets.  If you need assistance, the ushers will gladly help you.

SS. CYRIL & METHODIUS CHURCH FESTIVAL is today, Sunday, August 15, 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  Food, games, raffles and much more.  1315 - 2nd St. N.E.  Everyone is welcome!

TWIN CITIES POLISH FESTIVAL Saturday, Aug. 14 until 10:00 PM and Sunday, Aug. 15 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM along the Mississippi River at Hennepin Avenue.  Festival includes food, dancing, music, folk art exhibits and more.

ST. FRANCIS GUILD GATHERING will be Sunday, August 29, 3:00 to 5:00 PM in Holy Cross Parish Kolbe Hall.  Bingo and raffles.  All proceeds will benefit the Sisters of St. Francis - Sylvania, Ohio.  All are welcome.

PARISH VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DINNER will be Tuesday, September 14 - Feast of the Holy Cross.  We will celebrate the many ministries we share in our parish community and thank our volunteers for their time and talent.  Evening will begin with Mass in Church at 6:00 PM with dinner to follow in Kolbe Hall.  See bulletin insert.

THE CATHOLIC SPIRIT provides regular updates on the archdiocesan strategic planning process as well as context regarding the issues surrounding planning.  The most recent Catholic Spirit article about planning focuses on parishioners at Lumen Christi Catholic Community in St. Paul who experienced a parish merger several years ago.  See their insights at:


FIND THE BULLETIN ANYTIME - Now you can find the bulletin online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Go to and enter the church’s zip code (55413).  You may also sign up to receive email notifications when the new bulletin is available on line.