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Elisha was a very powerful prophet of the Lord and Naaman was a very powerful army commander of the king of Aram. With a bit of encouragement, Naaman followed Elisha's directions, bathed in the muddy Jordan, and was healed of his leprosy. Immediately he committed himself to worship only the God of Israel but worried that in the performance of his official duties, he might have to assist the king in the pagan temple of Rimmon. Elisha told him to go in peace. In our pluralistic society, may we be given the grace of Elisha's tolerance.

MOTHERS CLUB BAKE SALE AND RAFFLE Saturday, October 9 after the 4:30 p.m. Mass and Sunday, October 10 after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Masses in Kolbe.

Goal -                                                                         $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)     $1,228,074.20
Pledge payments still outstanding                                      $239,018.30
Gifts still needed (in addition to pledges)                             $ 32.907.50

Thank you also to all who continue to give extra gifts to the Campaign and for the pledge payments received!

The yellow envelope in the envelope packet mailed to your home can be used for gifts and pledge payments.

Offertory Collection

October 3,2004...........................$6,532.26

                                              PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC
                                                   ADORATION NEWS

On Wednesday, October 13th of this week will be the start of "The Year of the Eucharist" as proclaimed by our Holy Father Pope John II. Please take up our Holy Father's challenge. Make a commitment to spend time visiting JESUS in the Adoration Chapel.

The Adoration Chapel is located in the convent of Holy Cross. Open hours: Friday 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 3:00 p.m. Also consider very early morning hours. For more information call 612-605-2558 or 612-781-4806. Thank you!
LIVING ROSARY - The English Altar and Rosary Guild invites you to join them in Church for a Living Rosary on Monday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to participate. Rosary members please meet in Kolbe Center at 6:30 p.m.
THANK YOU - We thank the following who have volunteered their time and talents to teach in our Wednesday evening religion program: Sister Benita, Greg Boeser, Sister Digna, Sister Donna, Sue Kalpiers, Sister Philothea and Jeannette Yanta. God bless you!
HAPPENINGS BOOKS - The Educational Task Force will again be selling "Happenings Books". The price is $25.00 per book and includes many buy one, get one free and other discounts. You may contact Denny at 612-788-4209, any Task Force member, or the Parish Office weekdays.
COFFEE AND DONUT SUNDAY TODAY after the morning Masses in Kolbe Center. All are welcome to come and visit with fellow parishioners. If you can help host a Coffee and Donut Sunday (8:00 & 10:00 Masses), call the Rectory weekdays at 612-789-7238. All supplies are furnished. All you have to do is serve.
THE SAINT FRANCIS GUILD invites you to come and join them for a fun afternoon of bingo, raffles, prizes, fun and friendship TODAY, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Kolbe Center.


Saturday, October 9
    4:30 p.m. Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Adorers
Sunday, October 10
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Peter Dziekciowski
  10:00 a.m. t Father Edward Wojtowicz
  11:30 a.m. t Henryk and Maria Harism
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, October 11
    6:45 a.m. t Chester Ross
Tuesday, October 12
    6:45 a.m. t Deceased Parents of Robert and Cecelia Velst
Wednesday, October 13
    6:45 a.m. t Stanley Iskierka - Anniv.
Thursday, October 14
    6:45 a.m. t Helen, Alex & Matthew Bochnak Anniv. Matthew
Friday, October 15
    6:45 a.m. t Teresa Danaj
    7:00 p.m. t Stefan Litwinczuk
Saturday, October 16
    8:00 a.m. t Maria and Jan Matuszek
    4:30 p.m. t Victor Niziol
Sunday, October 17
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 a.m. t Dorothy Burns
  10:00 a.m. t Mark Long
  11:30 a.m. t Jaroslaw Salapata
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of October 10, 2004

Sunday: 2 Kgs 5:14-17; 2 Tm 2:8-13; Lk 17:11-19
Monday: Gal 4:22-24, 26-27, 31--5:1; Lk 11:29-32
Tuesday: Gal 5:1-6; Lk 11:37-41
Wednesday: Gal 5:18-25; Lk 11:42-46
Thursday: Eph 1:1-10; Lk 11:47-54
Friday: Eph 1:11-14; Lk 12:1-7
Saturday: Eph 1:15-23; Lk 12:8-12
Next Sunday: Ex 17:8-13; 2 Tm 3:14--4:2; Lk 18:1-8

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