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 on Wednesday, Dec. 10 & Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Church. If you are interested please come to rehearsal on December 10. How great it would be to have a good number of voices in our Choir for Christmas. Please help!
                     Phil Baird, Choir Director
ENGLISH ALTAR AND ROSARY GUILD will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 9. Please note that the meeting is on Tuesday. Refreshments by Rose 106. Members are asked to please bring items for Our Lady of Good Counsel Cancer Home to the December 9 meeting. Items needed are: paper products, toilet tissue, facial tissue, individual cream soups, juice (no citrus) individual puddings, jellos and Vaseline lotion.
ATTENTION HOLY NAME MEMBERS!! - Next Sunday, December 14 is the second Sunday of the month. According to the Holy Name Constitution and Bylaws the members are to receive Communion as a body. Please sit up front on the right center pews with your family during the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Thank you.
OPLATKI - The breaking and sharing of Oplatki with each other on Christmas Eve is a traditional Polish custom. We wish each other good health and happiness during the Christmas season and throughout the New Year. Though this is a Polish tradition, it is a beautiful practice that can be used by everyone because of the significance of the action - joy and peace to all. Oplatki is available:

  Convent (back door) evenings.
  Church sacristy after Mass.
  Rectory (Paris.h Office - side door)
      Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS EVE MASS We need several children for the 4:00 p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve to be St. Joseph, Mary, angels, shepherds, etc. If your child can help, please call the Rectory weekdays at 612-789-7238. There will be a short rehearsal on Monday, Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Church.


Saturday, December 6
  CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - Bake & Craft Sale, Coffee & Donuts, Pierogi, Santa's Secret Shop, Raffles and more in Kolbe Center after 4:30 p.m. Mass.

Today, December 7
  CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - Bake & Craft Sale, Coffee & Donuts, Pierogi, Santa's Secret Shop, Raffles,  Santa Claus and more in Kolbe Center after all morning Masses.

 Sign up for Jesse Tree symbols at doors of Church.
 Library open after 10:00 a.m. Mass.
 The 6:30 p.m. Mass is for the Second Sunday of Advent, not a Mass of Anticipation for the Holy Day.
 Monday, December 8 Immaculate Conception
 Holy Day of Obligation - Masses at 6:45 a.m., 12:00 noon, 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in Polish.
Tuesday, December 9
 Baptism Class 7:00 p.m. in Church.
 English Rosary Guild Meeting 7:00 p.m. in Kolbe Center. Refreshments by Rose 106.
 English Holy Name Meeting 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Room.
Wednesday, December 10
 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 Church.
Thursday, December 11
 "Follow Me" - Suffering as a Vocation. Advent event 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Kolbe Center. Open to all.
 School Christmas Concert in the gym 6:30 p.m.
 AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.
Friday, December 12
 Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Saturday, December 13
 Polish School 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon in school.
Sunday, December 14
 Rosary recited at 9:45 a.m. in Church.
 Pick-up Jesse Tree Symbols.
 Library open after 10:00 a.m. Mass.

THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT you can give your children is two parents very much in love! Attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend. WWME is the Catholic faith based expression of the Marriage Encounter experience. For information on upcoming weekends, call 1-800-795-5683 or John and Donna Anderson at 763- 241-9819 or visit the website at www.wwme.org
THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will host a Pancake Breakfast every third Sunday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Immaculate Conception Church, 4030 Jackson St. N.E. in Columbia Heights. $3.00 per person. All welcome!