Today, November 13

· Sunday School during 10:00 AM Mass.

· Coffee & Donuts after 8:00 & 10:00 AM Mass in Kolbe.

· Polish Independence Day after 11:30 Mass in gym.

· Holy Name Turkey Bingo 2:00-5:00 PM in Kolbe.

Monday, November 14

· English Rosary Guild meeting 7:00 PM in Kolbe Center.  Refreshments by Roses 102 and 105.

· Final day to order 125th Anniversary Plaque in 2011.

Wednesday, November 16

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

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

Friday, November 18

· Confessions, Mass & Devotions in Polish 7:00 PM.

Saturday, November 19

· Polish School 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon.

Sunday, November 20

· Bible Study 6:30-8:30 PM.


FOOD FOR THE NEEDY - Help us remember those who are hungry and in need of food.  You can bring your food donations when you come to Church or to the Rectory during the week.  The food will be used for Thanksgiving Baskets.  Please make sure to check the expiration date on the food and do not bring open boxes or bags.  Cash donations will also be accepted and used for turkeys, bread, etc.

HELP OUR KIDS - Help Our Kids WIN “A Power a Bright Future Grant” to help our school Science Lab and playground.  All you need to do is Vote online at - search for Pope John Paul II Catholic School - Minneapolis, MN or text 675383 to 44144 and vote one time every day thru December 9.  You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 13 years old.  Thank you for your vote.

CHRISTMAS WREATHS - Pope John Paul II/Nero Boosters are selling Christmas Wreaths.  24” Wreath with bow $16.00 and 24” Wreath with bow and cones $17.50.  Buy a wreath and your name will be entered for a $25.00 Rainbow Gift Card.  Call: Renee 612-781-3242, Greg 612-789-5714 or Bob 612-991-7212 to order your wreath.  Wreaths will be delivered the weekend of December 3 & 4.

CATHOLIC TUTOR CORPS is seeking volunteer tutors.  Will you join us?  Do you have an hour or two each week to share with a student?  Catholic Tutor Corps, a volunteer organization, believes that education is a powerful tool for the common good by which economically and socially marginalized children can lift themselves out of poverty and participate fully as citizens in their world.  To that end, we place tutors in Catholic K-8 schools in urban areas of the Twin Cities.  We are currently seeking math and reading volunteer tutors to meet one on one with students in our urban K-8 Catholic schools.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Laura Hoss 651-261-5429 or or visit our website:

A NORTHEAST CHRISTMAS - You are invited to a benefit concert for Pope John Paul II Catholic School on Sunday, December 4th at 1:30 PM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.  The concert is to celebrate familiar and traditional music of the multicultural Northeast faith community and will include performances by both choirs as well as soloists.  Tickets are available from $10 to $25.  For information please contact the Development Office at 612-789-8851 or

POLISH WIGILIA - The Polanie Club of Minneapolis and St. Paul wishes to share Poland’s most beloved holiday celebration by hosting a traditional Christmas Eve dinner, Polish Wigilia, on Sunday, December 4, at Jax Café, 1928 University N.E.  Social at 5:00 PM, Dinner at 6:00 PM followed by Dolina and Słoneczniki dancers and kolendy.  Cost is $35 per person.  For more information call Ewa at 952-447-1985, Martha 763-546-5686 or Marta 651-638-9577.  Reservation deadline is November 28th.

TURKEY & HAM RAFFLE - The St. Boniface Council will sponsor a Turkey and Ham Raffle on Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 7:30 PM, St. Boniface Parish Hall, 7th Avenue and Second St. N.E.  Admission is $2.00.  Adults only. 

TO ALL SENIORS - You are invited to join us at our Annual Senior Mass and Dinner on Friday, December 2 at 10:30 AM.  Mass will be in Church.  Cost is $11.00 and reservations are necessary.  Please call 612-789-9168 (evenings).  Deadline is Monday, November 28th.

ENGLISH ALTAR & ROSARY GUILD MEETING - The English Altar & Rosary Guild will meet on Monday, November 14 at 7:00 PM in Kolbe Center.  Refreshments will be provided by Roses 102 and 105.

LIGHT WEIGH - The N.E. Community Light Weigh Group is hosting an orientation at Pope John Paul II School.  Joining Light Weigh allowed a grandmother to lose 56 pounds and her doctor took her off asthma medications.  This was the result of only using The Light Weigh Program  Her doctor was thrilled with the way she was able to turn her health around.  Prevention Magazine chose Light Weigh because it met their criteria for a safe and healthy based diet program.  There are no weigh-ins.  The Light Weigh Study DVD series will have orientation on Monday, Nov. 28th at 7:00 PM in the school basement.

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