Today, January 20

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Kolbe Reserved.

· 2nd Year Bible Study 7:00-9:00 PM.

Wednesday, January 23

· Faith Formation/Confirmation class 6:30-7:30 PM.

Thursday, January 24

· AA & Alanon 7:30 PM in Kennedy Hall.

Friday, January 25

· Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 PM in Church.

Saturday, January 26

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

· Polish School Carnival 5:00 PM in Kolbe.

Sunday, January 27

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Kolbe Reserved at 2:00 PM.

· Adventures in Matthew Bible Study 6:30-8:30 PM.


MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER - Give the ultimate Valentine’s gift!  Attend the February 16 & 17 Marriage Encounter .  Weekends are held at the Dakota Ridge Hotel on 35E and Yankee Doodle in Eagan.  Visit for a list of monthly retreats or call 651-454-3238.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION MUSIC MINISTRY - The 18th Annual I.C. Follies “An American Tapestry” will be presented on Friday, Feb. 1st at 7:30 PM, Saturday,  Feb. 2 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Church Maranatha Hall (lower level) 4030 Jackson St. N.E., Columbia Heights.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.  Cost is $12.50 per person and desert and one complimentary drink included.  All seats must be reserved in advance.  For information call Esther at 651-636-5154.

ANNUAL MARDI GRAS - St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Anthony is celebrating its Annual Mardi Gras on Sunday, February 3 from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM.  Breakfast, Spaghetti Dinner, Silent Art Auction and Bountiful Baskets, Games, Teen Room, Talent Show and other fun activities.  Live Auction starts at 3:00 PM  Limited number of raffle tickets will be sold.  Call 763-502-0718 for more information.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST - “All You Can Eat” Pancake/French Toast Breakfast TODAY January 20th from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at St. Philip’s Catholic Church.  Breakfast includes coffee, milk, orange juice, sausage and all the pancakes and French toast you can eat.  Adults $5.00 and children $2.00.  St. Philip’s is located at 2507 Bryant Avenue North.

ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE FOR LIFE - Please join us in prayer as we thank God for the gift of life and pray for an end to abortion on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 10:30 to 11:30 AM at the Cathedral of St. Paul, 239 Selby Avenue, St. Paul.  Speaker: Archbishop Harry Flynn.  Sponsored by the Office of Marriage, Family and Life, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.  651-291-4515.

HELP FOR LOW-INCOME PEOPLE - Low income working families may be eligible to receive additional income from two tax credits - the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit and the Minnesota Working Family Credit.  These two tax credits are designed to increase income for working families.

¨ Families with two or more children are eligible if they earned less than $39,783 in 2007.

¨ Families with one child are eligible if they earned less than $35,241. 

¨ Individuals with no children who earned less than $14,590 are also eligible. 

At least part of the income must be from a job.  No special paperwork or application forms needed - all they have to do is file their federal and Minnesota income tax returns.  But first they have to know about the credits.  For more information call Catholic Charities Office for Social Justice at 612-664-8500.

THANK YOU - I would like to thank everyone who has sent and expressed their kindness and concern to me after my accident.  I am doing well and appreciate your thoughtfulness and prayers.             Sister Beverly Fries

SAUERKRAUT SUPPER - Help is needed in the dining room and kitchen at the Sauerkraut Supper.  Call Cindy at 763-754-2230.  Men are needed to help with large kettles and in the downstairs kitchen.  Help is needed with activities in Kolbe Hall.  Call the Rectory at 612-789-7238 weekdays to volunteer.

SOUP SUPPERS AT HOLY CROSS, sponsored by the English Altar and Rosary Guild, will be on the Wednesdays during Lent starting on February 13th.