Today, December 18

· Decorate the Jesse Tree at the 10:00 AM Mass.

· Breakfast with St. Nicholas after 10:00 AM Mass.

· Bible Study 6:30-8:30 PM.

Tuesday, December 20

· Confessions after 6:45 AM Mass.

Wednesday, December 21

· Confessions after 6:45 AM Mass and 6:00-8:00 PM.

Thursday, December 22

· Confessions after 6:45 AM Mass.

· Rehearsal for 4:00 PM Christmas Eve.

Friday, December 23

· Confessions 6:15 PM, Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 PM.


Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve

· Confessions 9:00 to 10:00 AM.

· Children’s “Happy Birthday Jesus” Mass at 4:00 PM.

· Christmas Eve Mass at 12:00 Midnight.

       Doors open at 11:00 PM.  Music begins at 11:30 PM.


Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day

· Masses at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM (Polish).       

                               No 6:30 Mass.


SYLVESTER DINNER/DANCE - PNA Hall will have a New Year’s Eve “Sylvester” dance on December 31, 2011 from 7:00 PM till 1:00 AM sponsored by Group 1042 of PNA.  Dinner will be served and also a midnight snack of homemade “Bigos” will be served along with champagne for all.  Music by “Bago Bago”.  Price is $45 per person in advance/$50 at the door and $35 for students with a valid school ID.  For tickets or more information call Jan at 651-628-9846 or Maria at 612-789-8763.

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT & EDUCATION - The Alzheimer’s Association - Minnesota/North Dakota in collaboration with Catholic Eldercare is offering a support group to family members and/or friends who have a loved one suffering from memory loss.  This group meets the second Wednesday of every month in the Sunroom between St. Hedwig Church and River Village located at 129-29th Avenue N.E., Minneapolis.  Contact Terri at 612-362-2463 for more information.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER/DANCE - The Catholic Single Adults Club of the Twin Cities invites all single Catholics, 21 and older, to join us Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 for our annual Christmas dinner and dance.  Dinner is $20; dance only $10.  Dinner reservations are required for a delicious buffet-style meal.  For reservation information call Carl at 651-603-1412.

ENGLISH CLASSES - English Classes winter 2012 will begin January 17 thru March 22 at the International Institute of Minnesota, 1694 Como Avenue in St. Paul.  For more information or to register, please call 651-647-0191.




There is nothing quite like a good old fashion Catholic School Christmas Program to prepare one’s heart for the coming of Christmas.  Pope John Paul II Catholic School invites you to join us for several celebrations of the season.


· Christmas Program - Monday, December 19 - 2:00 PM        Church of St. Anthony/Catholic Eldercare.

· Christmas Program - Tuesday, December 20 - 6:00 PM        Pope John Paul II gymnasium.

· Christmas Carols - Wednesday, Dec. 21 - 10:30 AM-        River Village, St. Hedwig’s campus.


We are also Christmas Caroling at Sharing & Caring Hands on Thursday, December 22 that will be followed by our All School Mass/Caroling at 2:30 PM at Holy Cross.

NEW YEARS BRUNCH - Holy Rosary Church, 2424-18th Avenue South, Minneapolis is having a New Year’s Brunch on Dec. 31, 2011.  Social 11:00 AM; Brunch 12:00 PM.  Cost is $12 for adults; $6 for children 10 and under.  Reservations required - limited seating.  NO walk-ins.  RSVP by Dec. 27 to Annette 612-874-0273 or Loretta 763-780-9569.  Sponsored by the Altar Rosary Society.

Text Box: OPLATKI is still available

   Convent (back door) evenings
   Church Sacristy after Mass
   Rectory (Parish Office - side door) -      
   Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, December 24
Children’s “Happy Birthday Jesus”
Mass at 4:00 PM

Christmas Eve Mass
at 12:00 Midnight with combined choirs.
Church will open at 11:00 PM.
Kolendy (Christmas Carols) begin at 11:30 PM.

Sunday, December 25
Mass at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM
and 11:30 AM (Polish).

No 6:30 PM Mass