Saturday, September 15

· “Party Under the Big Tent” 5:00 - 9:00 PM.  

        Free entertainment by Dr. Kielbasa.

Today, September 16

· HOLY CROSS FALL FESTIVAL - Polka Mass at 10:00 AM.  Chicken Dinner 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Games, raffles, prizes and more until 5:00 PM.

Monday, September 17

· Clean-up in the parish kitchen beginning at 9:30 AM.  All help is very much welcome and needed.

Thursday, September 20

· East Side Old Timers’ Reunion in Kolbe Hall.

· AA & Alanon 7:30 PM in Kennedy Hall.

Friday, September 21

· Mass and Devotions 7:00 PM in Church.

Saturday, September 22

· Polish Saturday School 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

Sunday, September 23

· Library open after the 10:00 Mass.


“HAPPENINGS” BOOKS - Holy Cross Parish is selling “Happenings” books for $30.00 each.  The books contain a large variety of coupons for discounts on food,  car washes, entertainment, travel, etc. that are good through September, 2008.  Proceeds from the sale will be go the “Church Painting Fund.”  Books can be purchased at the Parish Office or by calling Dennis at 612-788-4209. 

PLEASE KEEP SAVING ALUMINUM CANS - The money raised from recycling aluminum goes toward the “Church Painting.”  Bags of aluminum cans (beer and pop only) can be put in containers by the doors of church or by the garages behind the rectory.

POPE JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC 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 information, contact the school at (612) 789-8851.  We would love to talk to you about education in your northeast Minneapolis Catholic school!

LECTORS AND DISTRIBUTORS - A new schedule for the next three months will be out soon.  We ask all Lectors and Distributors to please consider taking one 6:30 PM Mass during the next three months.  Call Janice Godlewski weekdays at 612-789-7238 and let her know which weekend you can help.

PLAYERS NEEDED FOR FALL SPORTS - Pope John Paul II is in need of players for our fall season of sports.  Any child in 4th - 8th grade with parents registered in the parish can play.  We offer Volleyball (girls) and Soccer (girls & boys).  We are also in need of Coaches, Athletic Board Members and help in coordinating for our upcoming school year.  Please contact Kyle at 612-388-7135, if your child, you, or someone you know would be interested.






AN EVENING OF COMFORT AND REMEMBERANCE - Have you experienced the loss of a baby before or after birth?  Would you like to commemorate and honor your child’s life in a beautiful, healing Mass?  Whether your loss is recent or was years ago, you are warmly invited to attend an Archdiocesan Mass of God’s Children at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 3rd at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 1900 Stanford Avenue in St. Paul.  Fellowship to follow in Steiner Hall.  This Mass is sponsored by Nativity parish and by “God’s Children”, a ministry sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office for Family, Laity, Youth and Young Adults.  For more information or to volunteer call 651-291-4488.

THE MAKING OF MEN - How do you make an authentic Catholic man in this day and age?  Join us for this enlightening talk The Making of Men by Father Peter Laird S.T.D. on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at St. Raphael’s, 7301 Bass Lake Road, Crystal.  Open to men, women and young adults.  No cost, no ticket, no reservation required.  A free will offering will be taken up after the talk with proceeds to fund Holy Name Society activities.  For more information call 651-216-4734.  The Holy Name Society: teaching, spreading and defending the faith of Christ.

MAGNIFICENT MAZOWSZE (National Folk Dance Troupe of Poland) Monday, November 19 at 7:30 PM, O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul.  Tickets available Sept. 18 at all TicketMaster outlets.  To charge by phone call 651-989-5151.  Sponsored by Dolina Polish Folk Dancers, Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota and Minnesota International Center.

RETREAT - Men give yourself a weekend and spiritual rejuvenation by participating in a (silent) “Retreat” at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, MN.  The “Retreat” begins on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:00 PM and ends on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 12:45 PM.  For more information or to make a reservation call Dick at 612-781-1020 or the Retreat House at 763-682-1394.