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

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS will be held this Saturday, December 5 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 the praying of the final two decades of the Rosary, prayer and meditation. All are invited to participate.
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 goods 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.
BOYS WEEKEND RETREAT - Boys ages 10-16 are invited to participate in a weekend of sports & activities. Grow closer to God and have fun doing it. A retreat will be directed by Br. Scott Murphy and Father Robert DeCesare from the Legionaries of Christ and will be held Dec. 5-7, at Holy Trinity School, So. St. Paul. Call Doug and Elaine Smith at 651-464-7174 to register. Tuition is $45. Limited enrollment. Dads are invited to help.
ST. CHARLES BORROMEO ANNUAL Evening Affirming the Faith presents Father Mitch Pacwa S. J. (ETWN host, Educator, Retreat Master and Author) on Saturday, December 6th in Doran Hall. Topic tile: "The Catholic Difference." Reservations are $22.00 per person. Call 612-781-6529. St. Charles Borromeo is located at 2420 St. Anthony Blvd. in Minneapolis.


Today, November 30
  Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Wednesday, December 3
  Library open at 6:00 p.m.
  CCD & Confirmation classes 6:30-7:45 p.m. in school.
  Adult choir 7:00 p.m. in the Church.
  Mother's Club Meeting 7:00 p.m. Pioneer Room.
Thursday, December 4
  AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.
Friday, December 5
  Senior Citizen Mass & Brunch at 10:30 a.m. in Kolbe.
  Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 6
  First Devotions at 7:45 p.m. in Church.
  Polish School 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
  Bake Sale & 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 7
  CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - Bake & Craft Sale, Coffee & Donuts, Pierogi, Santa's Secret Shop, Raffles Santa Claus and more after all morning Mass. Sign-up for Jesse Tree symbols.
  Library open after 10:00 a.m. Mass.


More than 52% of all religious men and women are past age 69. These religious over 70 adopted a life of faith, trust and simplicity while living a life of prayer, challenging ministry and cherished ideals. Now their religious communities find themselves with declining numbers, a diminishing impact, and a growing financial need, despite their great desire to focus energies on ministry and renewal. Religious are justifiably proud of the work they have done (often for modest stipends or maintenance, but no retirement benefits) and continue to do in providing education, spiritual, pastoral or medical care to people both within and outside our faith community.

Now in its 16th year, the Retirement Fund for Religious once again ask for your help. As in the past 96% of your gifts will be distributed to those groups most in need at this time. Be generous the weekend of Dec. 13/14. They count on your generosity and offer you their prayerful thanks.

FOR RENT - 2 BR, Upper Duplex, 16th & Adams St. N.E. Call 612-789-4828.