1621 University Avenue N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55413

ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS!! Area Catholic high schools will be giving their Placement/Admission Test on Saturday, January 18, 2003 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Please call the school of your choice for additional information.
HOLY CROSS YOUTH GROUP - The new Holy Cross Youth Group will have a "Kick-Off" Pizza Party on January 19th at 5:00 p.m. in Kolbe Center. Anyone ages 12-18 years old is welcome to attend. If you need more information, please contact Liz McKie at 763-717-2151.
HOLY CROSS 2002 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS will be mailed out the week of January 20th.
                POPE JOHN PAUL II

                                                Easy ways to raise additional
                                                funds for your Parish School:

1) Kemp's Dairy is helping schools. Save the covers on the milk containers or cut the coupons on the cartons and return them to the school and the school receives 5 cents for each one.

2) Target has a "Take Charge of Education" Program. If you are willing to apply for a Target charge card, at the bottom of the application write in the "School's Name." Please write "Pope John Paul II Catholic School" and the school will receive 1 % of every purchase you make with the charge card. If you already have a charge card call 1-800-326-6142 and ask them to designate the 1 % donation of your purchase to "Pope John Paul II Catholic School."

3) Keep saving the General Mills box tops and the Campbell Soup labels.

            Thank you for your participation!
ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE FOR LIFE at the Cathedral of St. Paul on Wednesday, January 22,2003 at 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
MARCH FOR LIFE - On Wednesday, January 22 join thousands of Minnesotans at the State Capitol in St. Paul at 12:00 noon for MCCL "March for Life." The March commemorates the deaths of 42 million unborn babies killed by abortion since the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion-on-demand for the entire nine months of pregnancy. Your presence will help show elected officials and the public the depth of support for pro-life legislation protecting women and unborn babies. For information call 651-291-4553.


Today, January 12
Library open after 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Jaselka in the auditorium after 11:30 a.m. Mass.
Monday, January 13
Archdiocesan Holy Name Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 15
CCD, Confirmation Classes 6:30-7:45 p.m. in school.
Thursday, January 16
AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.
Friday, January 17
Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Saturday, January 18
Polish School 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Sunday School/Nursery during the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Library open after 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Holy Cross Youth Group "Kick-Off" party 5:00 p.m. in Kolbe Hall. Open to youth ages 12-18 years old.

                 A TIME TO HEAL........A TIME FOR PEACE ...
Ecclesiastes 3
A Naming and Commending Service for all children who have died before birth and have not yet been Baptized is being offered at the Church of Anthony of Padua, 813 Main Street N.E., Minneapolis, on Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 2:00 PM. All parents and/or family members who experienced the loss of a child due to abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, or accident, and couples who are unable to conceive a child due to infertility, are invited to attend this liturgy. For information call 612-379-2324.

NEWLY MARRIED RETREAT DAY - The Office of Marriage and Family Life invites all newly married couples, 0-7 years, to the Second Annual Retreat for Newly Married on Sunday, February 1, 2003 at the Church of St. Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony, MN. Mr. James Stenson, educational consultant and internationally recognized leader in child rearing, will give the keynote presentation. Cost is $30.00 per couple/$15.00 per person and includes a continental breakfast and a catered lunch. For more information call 651-291-4553.

WORLD MARRIAGE DAY CELEBRATION - You are invited to this year's World Marriage Day Celebration with Archbishop Harry Flynn on Sunday, February 9, 2003, at the Cathedral of St. Paul starting with Mass at 12:00 noon with a reception to follow. This event is for all engaged and married couples, family members and friends. Come and honor all couples married over 50 years, recognize the longest married couple, renew marriage vows and bless engaged couples. No registration is required. Sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter and The Archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life.