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


Soon Christmas will be upon us. I would like to extend an invitation to all to sing in the choir at the Midnight and 10:00 a.m. Christmas Masses. Rehearsal will be the following Wednesdays: December 1, 8, 15, & 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Church If you can join us, please come to rehearsal on Wednesday, December 1. How great it would be to have a good number of voices in our Choir for Christmas. Please help!

Phil Baird, Choir Director

"FAMILY NIGHT OPEN GYM" at Holy Cross gym every Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Activities include basketball, volleyball, tumbling and ping-pong. Other activities are welcome. All parish families are invited. Questions? Call 612-669-0033.
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS will be, held this Saturday, December 4 at Holy Cross with praying of the first three decades of the Rosary and Mass at 8:00 a.m. After Mass our devotions continue with prayer of the final two decades of the Rosary, prayer and meditation. All are invited to participate.
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.
ENGLISH ALTAR & ROSARY GUILD BAKE & CRAFT SALE will be December 4 and 5. ALL MEMBERS are asked to please bring 2 baked items. Ladies will be in Kolbe Center to receive your baked goods or craft items on 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 101, 102 and 103 are assigned to work the Bake and Craft Sale.
ENGLISH ALTAR & ROSARY GUILD MEMBERS please remember to bring items for the Cancer Home to the Tuesday, December 14 meeting. Items currently needed are: paper products, toilet tissue, facial tissue, individual cream soups, juices (no citrus), individual puddings, jellos and Vaseline lotion.


Today, November 28
Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Tuesday, November 30
Peace Mass - Rosary 6:30; Mass 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 1
Faith Formation classes 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the school.
Adult Choir 7:00 p.m. in the Church.
Mother's Club meeting 7:00 p.m. Pioneer Room.
Thursday, December 2
AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.
Friday, December 3
Senior Citizen Mass & Brunch 10:30 a.m. in Kolbe.
Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Saturday, December 4
First Saturday Devotions 7:45 a.m. in Church.
Polish School 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Bake Sale and Craft donations accepted beginning at 12:00 noon.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - Bake & Craft Sale, Coffee & Donuts, Pierogi, Santa's Secret Shop, Raffles and more in Kolbe Center after 4:30 p.m. Mass
Sunday, December 5
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - Bake & Craft Sale, Coffee & Donuts, Pierogi, Santa's Secret Shop, Raffles Santa Claus and more in Kolbe Center.
Sign-up for Jesse Tree symbols
Library open after the 10:00 Mass.


Approximately 139 religious communities throughout the country have the capacity to pay less than 20% of their projected health care and retirement costs. Another 314 groups find themselves anywhere from 20 to 80% funded. Yet all of these religious demonstrate great trust in enabling the movement of the Spirit as they carry out their tasks with faithfulness and hope - even as they age. They maintain energy for their ministries as they also struggle to meet their responsibility for their older and ill members. Religious are some of the prophets of today, urging us all to recognize the needs of those with whom we live. While they face challenging circumstances, thousands of religious women and men continue their many and diverse ministries so that others may have a better quality of life.

Now in its 17th year, the Retirement Fund for Religious once again asks for your help which you have given so generously in the past. The weekend of December 11-12 a special collection will be take up at all Masses to respond to this need. As in the past, almost 96% of your gifts will be distributed to those groups most in need at this time. They count on your generosity and offer their prayerful thanks.