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

                                   CHOIR MEMBERS
                                        NEEDED FOR CHRISTMAS

Soon Christmas will be upon us. In preparation I would like to extend an invitation to all to sing in the choir at the Midnight and 10:00 a.m. Christmas Masses. Rehearsals will be the following Wednesdays: Dec. 3, 10, 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Church. If you are interested please come to rehearsal on Wednesday, December 3. How great it would be to have a good number of voices in our Choir for Christmas. Please help!
                     Phil Baird, Choir Director

THANKS TO ALL who donated food and cash for our Thanksgiving food baskets. Thanks also to those who will assemble and deliver them. God bless you! We are now collecting items for the Christmas food baskets. We will need food for the baskets and we can use gifts for adults and children - clothes, games, toys, etc. Any money received will be used to buy hams, potatoes, bread and other items for the baskets. Thanks!!
ENGLISH ALTAR & ROSARY GUILD BAKE AND CRAFT SALE will be December 6 and 7. ALL MEMBERS are asked to please bring 2 baked items. Ladies will be in Kolbe Center to receive your baked or craft items Saturday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday morning. PLEASE share your time and talent and help make this a successful sale. Roses 107, 108 and 109 are assigned to work the Bake Sale and Craft Booth.
ENGLISH ALTAR AND ROSARY GUILD MEMBERS please remember to bring items for the Cancer Home to the December 9 meeting. Items currently needed are: paper products, toilet tissue, facial tissue, individual cream soups, juice (no citrus) individual puddings, jellos and Vaseline lotion.
OPLATKI is now available:

Convent (back door) evenings
               Church sacristy after Mass
               Rectory (Parish Office - side door)
                   Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                   Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING CLASSES. Two separate series of classes on the highly effective Creighton Model Ovulation Method, taught by a qualified instructor, will be held at St. Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony beginning Dec. 1st. To register or for more information call the Twin Cities Fertility Care Center at 651-232-3088.


Saturday, November 22
  Polish Holy Name will sell pierogi after Mass in Kolbe.
Today, November 23
  Polish Holy Name will sell pierogi after all Masses in Kolbe Center.
  Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
  English Holy Name Turkey Bingo 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Kolbe Center.
Tuesday, November 25
Peace Mass - Rosary 6:30; Mass 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 26
  NO CCD or Confirmation Classes.
  NO Adult Choir Rehearsal.
Thursday, November 27 Thanksgiving
Mass at Holy Cross at 9:00 a.m.
  Parish Office closed.
  AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.
Friday, November 28
  Parish Office closed.
  Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Saturday, November 29
  No Polish School.
  Parish Office closed.
Sunday, November 30
  Library open after 10:00 a.m. Mass
  Sunday School/Nursery during the 10:00 a.m. Mass

                                      POPE JOHN PAUL II
                              CATHOLIC SCHOOL NEWS

The Pope John Paul II Catholic School community wants to take this time, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, to express our thanks to everyone who has been supportive of the students. You are changing lives for the better and we thank you. Know that we keep you in our prayers. Once again we invite you to visit the school, everyone is welcome. School liturgies are Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Holy Cross Church, with priests from the parishes involved in the consolidated school taking turns to preside.
WIGILIA (Polish Christmas Eve) benefit dinner at the Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit Restaurant, 2300 University Ave. N.E., on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003. A 5:30 p.m. social will be followed by the traditional meal at 6:00 p.m. and singing of the much-loved Kolendy at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $35.00 person. A portion of this amount will be used for shipping clothing and school supplies to orphan homes in Poland. For tickets or more information call 612-789-6445 or 763-571-9602. The event is sponsored by the Polish American Cultural Society and the Pol-Am Newsletter.