HOLY CROSS FESTIVAL - BOTTLES OF POP - We are having a “new” booth at the Fall Festival this year and need many 2-liter bottles of soda pop.  Any kind will do.  Please help.  You may bring the pop to church or the Rectory weekdays.  Thank you!




Do you have “Mystery Gift” items around your house.  Useable items are needed for people of all ages.


Pickles are needed for the Chicken Dinner.


Sell and/or buy your Raffle Tickets.  Maybe your friends are feeling “lucky” and would love to take a chance on our cash prizes!


Prizes are needed for the “Big Wheel.” Would your employer or a restaurant you frequent be willing to donate an item or gift certificate for our Festival?


Silent Auction items are needed.  Theatre tickets, sporting event tickets, art objects, collectibles, etc.


Think of a fun idea for a “Theme Basket” and fill the basket  with items relating to your theme.


Volunteer to work.  Call 612-789-7238 weekdays!

RUMMAGE SALE - LOST PIECE OF JEWELRY: If you donated to the Holy Cross rummage sale and lost a piece of jewelry, please call the Parish Office.

“COUNTRY CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA” in Lakeville on Saturday, November 15.  $59.00 per person includes bus, show and Roast Beef Dinner.  More details will follow.  Make your reservation early for this popular holiday show.  Call Joan at (612)379-4488.


Please remember Holy Cross Parish

in your Will.

REGISTRATION - REGISTRATION - REGISTRATION - We are taking registrations for our Wednesday Faith Formation program which includes Grades 1-8.  Kindly call Sister Donna at 612-789-9168 so we may obtain needed materials. Please register as soon as possible.

EPIPHANY DINER CELEBRATES 42 YEARS AT THE STATE FAIR! - Are you hungry?  Sit down and relax while you enjoy a delicious meal at Epiphany Diner at the State Fair.  Join us for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Breakfast now served until 11:00 AM.  Conveniently located on Underwood Avenue, just west of the Horticultural Building.  Open daily 6:30 AM to 8:00 PM.

RUMMAGE SALE - Saint Austin’s Fall Rummage Sale, 41st & Thomas Avenues North, Minneapolis.  Thursday, September 4th 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Friday, September 5th 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, September 6th 8:00 AM to Noon (Bag Day - $3.00 per bag).




Welcome Ms. Linda Mayer!  Ms. Mayer has accepted the position of cook for the 2008-2009 school year.


Open House: Pope John Paul II Catholic School is hosting an Open House for students and their families on Thursday, August 28 at 6:00 PM.  If you are interested in learning about our school, please feel free to drop in and check it out.


Thank you to all who continue to donate Campbells’ and Boxtops for Education product labels as well as Kemps and Land O’Lakes milk caps.  We earned $933.86 through these programs last year.  Thanks too to all of you who use your Target card and named Pope John Paul II Catholic School as the receiving school for the Target for Education program.  We earned $1,616.20 in the 2007-2008 school year!

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 information, contact the school at (612)789-8851 or check out our web site at www.popejohnpaul2school.org.  We would love to talk to you about education in your northeast Minneapolis Catholic school.

ENGLISH CLASSES - The International Institute of Minnesota, 1694 Como Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota will begin English Classes for the Fall Session September 8-December 12, 2008. Classes focus on total language acquisition: speaking, listening, writing, reading and grammar, with an emphasis on interactive language practice. Contact Dominque at 651-647-0191 ext. 340.