Monday, January 2

· Parish Office closed.

Wednesday, January 4

· Faith Formation classes 6:30 - 7:30 PM in the school.

· Confirmation class 6:30 - 7:30 PM in the school.

Saturday, January 7

· Devotions 7:45 AM in the Church.

· Polish School 9:00 Am to 12:00 Noon.

Sunday, January 8

· “Oplatek” after the 11:30 AM Mass in Kolbe Center.






Pope John Paul II Catholic School is starting a community cookbook that they will sell as a fundraiser to benefit the children of the school.  The cookbook will contain recipes for a wide variety of foods celebrating the diversity of the community.  We invite you to submit recipes.  We will welcome food recipes ranging from holiday and baked goods to soups, salads and appetizers.  We hope to have this book ready as soon as possible.  Deadline for recipes is January 15th.  Questions about this project please feel free to call 612-789-8851 or contact us via email at events@popejohn


REGISTRATION - Register to attend Pope John Paul ll Catholic School where academics, values and faith development exist at the heart of each child’s education.  Questions or more information contact the school at 612-789-8851.

OPLATEK - The Polish Committee is having an “Oplatek” lunch in Kolbe Hall after the 11:30 AM Mass on Sunday , January 8.  The cost is $8 (to be paid at the door).  Children and students are free, if accompanying their parents.  There will be caroling during the event.

HEALING AFTER ABORTION - If you are struggling with an abortion experience, experience the healing love of Jesus Christ on a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat on January 6-8, 2012 in the Twin Cities area.  For more information or registration contact Nancy at or 763-250-9313.  Additional information can also be found on the Rachel’s Vineyard website at

DEVOTIONS - First Saturday Devotions will be held this Saturday, January 7th, 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 the final two decades of the Rosary, prayer and meditation.

PARISH VIGIL OF REPARATION - The World Apostolate of Fatima of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Invites you to a Vigil of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday and Saturday, January 6 and 7, 2012 at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 330 Exchange Street South, St. Paul.  The Vigil begins with Rosary at 7:00 PM and ends with Mass at midnight.  For more information contact Kathleen at 651-426-9401.

HELPING YOU SUCCEED - The East Side Neighborhood Services Employment Programs help to build your job search skills and develop a plan to direct your next step in your career.  The trained staff provide the tools, training and resources you need to begin your new career.  Get registered today!  Contact them today to get registered, the first step towards a successful future.  Call Sonya at 612-787-4054 or visit the website at


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - Octave Day of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He rules heaven and earth.  We rejoice that the Blessed Virgin gave birth to JESUS.  He was born for us, and HIS reign will be forever.


Visit the Adoration Chapel to praise and give thanks that JESUS will lead us to eternal life.  Make a New Year’s resolution to visit the Adoration Chapel.  Open hours: Monday 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM; Tuesday 9:00 AM & 2:00 PM; Wednesday 9:00 AM & 7:00 PM.


For information call: 763-784-1317 or 612-781-4806.


ADORATION HOURS - The Adoration Chapel will be closed Monday, January 2nd.  The Chapel will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd.

ADVERTISE ON THE CHURCH BULLETIN -  Gina Shaughnessy, our parish representative from Liturgical Publications, will be here working on setting up the advertising for our bulletin for the upcoming year.  The revenue from the ad page is what covers the cost of our weekly bulletin.  We hope that you will consider advertising, if you are able to help in this way, or perhaps mention it to area business owners that may have an interest.  All bulletin sponsors also receive a free online listing for their business, which can provide even broader exposure for their business.  Advertisements can be purchased for a business, memorial, or a sponsor ad can be purchased supporting community service organizations, such as the battered women’s shelter, local food shelf, etc.  Please give these ideas some thought.  We need and appreciate your help.  If you would like more information, please call Gina Shaughnessy at (952) 852-4034, or email her at  She can also be reached at the parish office the week of January 9th, which is 612- 789-7238.  We also want to take this opportunity to THANK those families and businesses that are already supporting the bulletin.  We appreciate your generous support.