Today, August 29

 St. Francis Guild Social 3:00-5:00 PM in Kolbe Center.

Tuesday, August 31

 Prayer Shawl Ministry 6:30 PM in Parish Library.

Thursday, September 2

 AA & Alanon 7:30 PM in Kennedy Hall.

Friday, September 3

 Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 PM.

Saturday, September 4

 Devotions 7:45 AM in Church.


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - Visit the Adoration Chapel to speak to JESUS.Your heart will open to joy and goodness.You will be helped in difficulties and sufferings.Open hours: Monday 8:00 AM, Monday 11:00 AM, Tuesday 4:00 PM, Wednesday 3:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM.For information call: 612-781-4806 or 763-784-1317.Thank you!

PRAYER SHAWL - Please join us!!We need all skills (sew, crochet, knit, fleece tie or sewing labels).We meet on Tuesday, August 31st at 6:30 PM in the Parish Library.If you would like to work at home, stop by a meeting and see the shawls and get copies of prayers, patterns/ideas and size guidelines.For more information call the Parish Office at 612-789-7238 or Mary at 612-379-4090.

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 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.


Did you know that the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is engaged in a strategic planning process?This process will result in mergers and other structural changes in a significant number of parishes as well as a comprehensive set of strategic initiatives affecting all parishes and schools.The strategic planning process was launched in February 2009.Decisions regarding changes in parishes will be announced at Masses throughout the Archdiocese on the weekend of October 16th and 17th, 2010.


Itís important to know that the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is not alone in our need to make changes to ensure the future health of our local Church.Many other dioceses across the United States have gone through reorganization in the past several years.Even during the past ten years in this Archdiocese, there have been changes to parish and school structure.Currently there are 217 parishes within the Archdiocese, ten less than a decade ago and there are 98 schools within the Archdiocese, three less than a decade ago.Clustered parishes are also not a new concept.Right now, 25% of parishes within the Archdiocese are in a cluster relationship with one pastor serving two or more parishes.Nationally, the percentage of clustered parishes is higher.


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

ALL NIGHT VIGIL - The World Apostolate of Fatima of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is sponsoring an All-Night Vigil of prayer and reparation at Church of the Epiphany, 1900-111th Avenue N.W. in Coon Rapids. The vigil begins on Friday, September 3 with confessions and 8:00 PM followed with rosary and Mass at 9:00 PM.The vigil will conclude on Saturday, September 4, with Mass at 4:00 AM..Everyone is invited to attend all or some of this devotion.763-755-1020.

FAMILY HOLY HOUR AT HOLY CROSS - Come Nourish Your Familyís Faith and Enthusiasm.Adore Jesus at a special Family Holy Hour celebrated by Father Allan Eilen of St. Elizabeth Seton Church on Sunday, September 12th.Confessions 2:00-2:45 PM.Service begins at 3:00 PM.Following will be fellowship and refreshments in Kennedy Hall.Please bring a snack to share.All families are welcome.

DEVOTIONS - First Saturday Devotions will be held this Saturday, September 4th, at Holy Cross at 7:45 AM with praying of the first three decades of the Rosary and Mass at 8:00 AM.After Mass devotions will continue with praying of the final two decades of Rosary, prayer and meditation.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR MARY - The Catholic Church celebrates the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin on Sept. 8 - one of the only three birth dates recognized by the Church (the births of St. John the Baptist and, of course, Jesus, are also noted on the liturgical calendar).At Holy Cross we will have a special Mass for Mary on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 7:00 PM.Refreshments will be served following Mass.

EAST SIDE OLD TIMERS - The East Side Old Timers Organization invites all past and present sponsors, athletes and anyone who engaged in sport activities in northeast and southeast communities to their annual stag event.The 56th Stag Reunion will take place on September 16, 2010 at 6:30 PM in Kolbe Center.Tickers available from members for $5.00 and $6.00 at the door the evening of the event..Thank you.

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