Today, September 23

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Bible Study 7:00-9:00 PM

Tuesday, September 25

· Prayer Shawl Ministry 6:30 PM in the Library.

· Peace Mass - Rosary at 6:30 PM; Mass at 7:00 PM

Wednesday, September 26

· Confirmation Classes 6:30 to 7:30 PM in school

Thursday, September 27

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

Friday, September 28

· Mass and Devotions n Polish 7:00 PM in Church.

Saturday, September 29

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

Sunday, September 30

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.


MARATHON FOR NONPUBLIC EDUCATION - Pope John Paul II Catholic School is participating in our annual Marathon for Nonpublic Education on Sat., October 6th at Boom Island.  Our goal is $6000.  To sponsor our school’s efforts, feel free to pledge as the Holy Spirit leads you.  Checks can be made payable to: Pope John Paul II Catholic School.  Please note “Marathon Pledge” on the check.  Know that we do include you in our prayers and are grateful for your support on behalf of ALL children of Pope John Paul II Catholic School.

“HAPPENINGS” BOOKS - Holy Cross Parish is selling “Happenings” books for $30.00 each.  The books include coupons for food,  car washes, entertainment, etc. that are good through Sept. 2008.  Proceeds to the “Church Painting Fund.”  Books can be purchased at the Parish Office or by calling Dennis at 612-788-4209. 

PEACE MASS - Holy Cross Church will be the host of the next Peace Mass on Tuesday, September 25th.  Rosary begins at 6:30 PM , Peace Mass begins at 7:00 PM.  Receive a copy of the message given by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Medjugorje on the 25th of each month.  Refreshments follow.

ALL SAINTS PARTY - Mark your calendar now to attend the Holy Cross All Saints Party on Saturday, October 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM in Kolbe Hall.  Please sign up for this free event at all entrances of the church.  Events include: children’s “Parade of Saints”, faith formation, potluck dinner, games, crafts and much more.  Each family is asked to bring one large potluck item and one bag of candy (no hard candy).  New this year - we are asking each child to bring one non-perishable food item that will be used to fill food baskets for the needy.



Thank you to everyone who helped make the Holy Cross Fall Festival a great success.  We were blessed with great weather, volunteers and many guests.


Thank you to all the chairpersons and workers.  We appreciate your help with the organization, set-up, running the event and clean-up.  Many hours of preparation went into making our Festival run smoothly.


Thank you to our many, many donors - parishioners, friends and local businesses.  Your generosity provides a substantial portion of our prize base.


Our Gross was $47,399.25.  Bills are still being paid.  We served 690 Chicken Dinners.  Hundreds and hundreds of people were also served at the Polish Food Booth.


You all made it happen and we are grateful.  Thank you!


Janice Frakie & Janice Godlewski

A HUGE THANKS - We would like to thank all those who worked, donated and shopped the Fancy Booth at the Festival.  Thanks also to all who donated the beautiful theme baskets - Joan and Marilyn.







The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Tuesday, September 25th at 6:30 PM in the Parish Library (lower level of the school).  People who knit, crochet, quilt or sew and are interested in sharing their talents in this charitable ministry are welcome.  If you are unable to attend this meeting, but would like more information about the Ministry, please contact the Parish Office weekdays at 612-789-7238.

CHURCH FESTIVAL - 16th Annual “A Touch of Lebanon Festival” Sept 29th 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Sept. 30th 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  Food, games, raffle, Silent Auction, Gift Shop, music and dancing.  St. Maron Catholic Church, 602 University Ave. N.E., Minneapolis.

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!