SS. CYRIL & METHODIUS CHURCH FESTIVAL TODAY, 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.

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September 17 & 18

Yikes - the Festival is only four weeks away!
It is time to get busy...time to donate!!

The raffle ticket counters appreciate receiving your ticket returns as early as possible.  While you can turn in your tickets on the day of the Festival, early returns are great.

Prizes, prizes, prizes are needed.  Our current supply is low and concern is growing.  Bring in those theme baskets, “Big Wheel” gifts, 2 liter bottles of soda, “Silent Auction” items, “Bushel of Cheer” bottles, “Mystery Gifts”, “Kiddie Games” prizes, etc. as soon as possible.

Pickles (commercially prepared) are needed for the Chicken Dinner.

Workers, workers, workers!  We can’t do it without you.  Our success depends on you.  Please help.

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.

Text Box: HOLY CROSS 125th 

Reservations for the Sept. 11th 125th Anniversary Banquet need to be in by the end of August.  Guests will be seated in the order reservations are received.  Tickets will not be mailed to you.  Your table number will be available at the banquet.

OUR HOLY CROSS CAMPUS took a couple of hits of lightening during the storm on August 1.  Sister Benita actually saw a bolt of lightening pass her. Damage included the telephone system, security in church, a portion of the organ, some of the lights in church and the lightening surge protection in church.  Earlier this year another storm caused damage to the convent, school, church and rectory roofs. 



The Roman Missal, Third Edition, the ritual text containing prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass, has been approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.  First use of the new text of the new Roman Missal will be on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011.


The English translation of the Roman Missal will include updated translations of existing prayers, including some of the well-known responses and acclamations of the people.  Times of change are always a challenge.  But from this challenge can come a deeper appreciation of who we are as the Body of Christ, gathering to celebrate the Paschal Mystery of the Lord.

WOMEN’S VINTAGE CLOTHING NEEDED - The English Altar & Rosary Guild is looking to borrow vintage clothing for the November Mission Benefit.  Especially needed is clothing from 1900 to 1940.  If you have such treasures, please consider lending them to this event.  Contact Pat - 763-572-9629 or Cindy - 763-754-2230.

THE 6th ANNUAL School Sisters of Notre Dame NoFest Octoberfest fundraiser is underway and supports SSND served ministries.  Through mid-September SSND’s (including Sister Bev at the Holy Cross Convent 612-789-3256) will be selling NoFest Octoberfest chances.  These chances are $10 each and gives you 31 opportunities to win up to $2011.  Visit



THE WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA invites you to a Vigil of Reparation to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart on Friday, September 2-3, 2011 at the Church of St. Mary’s, 161 East 8th Street, St. Paul.  The Vigil begins with the Rosary at 7:00 PM.  Confession available Friday night.  Contact Mike Gores at 651-295-3304 for more information.


THE CONVENTUAL FRANCISCANS are offering a Vocation Retreat September 9-11 for single men, ages 16-40, who are interested in learning more about priesthood and brotherhood.  Experience our fraternity, prayer life and our mission.  Held at retreat center at Prior Lake, MN.  No cost for the weekend.  For more information please contact: Fr. Schloemer, 800-424-9955 or email:

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.  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.