Today, August 20

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

Thursday, August 24

· AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.

Sunday, August 27

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


September 16 & 17!

It’s not our parish festival without YOU!

Buy and/or sell your raffle tickets. More are available.
Make items for the Fancy Booth - crochet, knit, carve, paint, holiday ornaments, etc.  Design a theme basket by picking a theme and filling a basket with related items.
We need more “mystery gifts” for people of all ages for the Parcel Post Booth.  The gifts are sorted and remain a “mystery” until bought and opened!
Think of where you want to volunteer your time to work.  Can you work at bingo or in the dining room?  We need and would like lots of volunteers!

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

GARAGE SALE THANK YOU!  Thank you to all who helped with the Holy Cross Garage Sale held this past week.  Special thanks to the ladies who spent many, many hours sorting, pricing and preparing for the event.  We appreciate all who donated items for the sale.  It was a great assortment of “treasures”.  Your donations help in many ways - be it aluminum cans, items for the Fall Festival, Lenten Almsgiving, the garage sale, etc.  When many people go out of their way to do a little extra, the results are impressive.  Thank you so much!

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

ST. CYRIL’S CHURH FESTIVAL 1315 Second Street N.E on Sunday, August 20.  Polka Mass at 10:30 a.m.  Festival 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Food includes: Polish sausage, hot dogs, cabbage rolls and Hispanic food.  Cake Walk, Country Store, Big Wheel and Kid Games. 


HOLY CROSS PRAYER LINE - Call 612-789-7238 weekdays or leave message at 763-572-1713.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH 90TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - On Sunday, August 27, All Saints Church, 435 4th Street N.E., will celebrate its 90th Anniversary.  The day will begin with Mass at 10:00 a.m.  with Archbishop Harry Flynn as 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.

SCHOOL BEGINS IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS and now is the time for religious education registration for the 2006-2007 school year.  Faith Formation classes are for public school students in grades 1-8 and for all children who will be in grade 2 in preparation for First Holy Communion.  Register now so we can order books and prepare for class.  Please call Sister Donna (evenings) at 612-789-9168 as soon as possible. 

THE WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA of the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis is sponsoring an All Night Vigil of reparation and prayer at Epiphany Catholic Church, 1900 - 111th Avenue N.W., Coon Rapids on Friday, September 1.  The vigil begins with the Rosary at 8:00 p.m. and concludes with Mass at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 2.  Information: 763-755-1020.

HIGH SCHOOL MEN:  It takes the heart of a champion to follow Christ. Have you got what it takes to follow Him?    Team Vianney is a Catholic movement of Senior High School men in this archdiocese.  Events are held every first Thursday at 5:45 p.m. at Saint John Vianney College Seminary, located on the St. Paul campus of the University of Saint Thomas.  Meeting dates: September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7.  For information contact Fr. John Klockerman at 651-962-6832.

POLISH VILLAGE WEDDING - The Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota will reenact a turn-of-the-century rural Polish wedding on Sunday, September 10 at St. Maron’s Cedar Hall, Sixth and University N.E.  Doors open at 4:30 p.m.  Festivities start at 5:00 p.m.  People are encouraged to come in Polish costume or their best wedding clothes.  Evening includes a skit, Polish meal, music by John Filipczak, dancing, toasts, etc.  Admission is $45 per person.  Send your check payable to PACIM to Polish Wedding, 1114 - 63rd Avenue N.E., Fridley, MN 55432.  Include phone number if you wish confirmation of receipt of check.  There won’t be actual paper tickets.  No tickets will be sold at the door. 

WANTED: Used Books for the Sept. 15, 16 & 17 “Autumn Daze” Festival at St. Helena’s Church.  Clean off your book shelves (fiction and non-fiction but no romance novels) and bring them to the Parish Offices at 3204 East 43rd St., Mpls.  For pick-up call 612-729-7321.