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HOLIDAY CHEER CLINIC FOR KIDS - On Tuesday, December 30, De La Salle's cheer program will host its seventh annual Holiday Cheer Clinic for kids from kindergarten through eighth grade. Taught by the coaching staff and members of De's cheer teams, the clinic focuses on the basics of both sideline and competitive cheer. Clinic participants are invited back to De in early January and perform a halftime routine at one of the De basketball games. The clinic runs from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. and the cost is only $10.00. For more information call Sarah at 612-676-7675.
THE WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA of the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis is sponsoring an All Night Vigil of Prayer and Reparation at St. Michael Catholic Church, 337 Hurley Avenue E., West St. Paul, MN. The Vigil will begin on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. and close on Saturday, January 3, with Mass at 4:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend some or all of this devotion.
The Archdiocese's INSTITUTE FOR CHRISTIAN LIFE AND MINISTRY is now registering students for Winter-Spring classes. The ICLM is an adult faith formation and ministry preparation program, and students may enroll in one or more classes to fit their personal interests and capabilities. Times, dates, length and cost vary. To find out more, to receive a brochure, or to register, call Betty at 651-251-7723.
SISTER ACT - The Real Thing. Girls in Grades 8 and 9 are invited to come and get to know your Sisters with conversation - dinner - prayer on Thursday, January 8th or Wednesday, February 4th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Holy Childhood Parish Hall, 1435 Midway Parkway in St. Paul. (Between State Fairgrounds and Como Park). Register now by calling the Archdiocesan Vocation Office at 651-962-6890.
GOD WANTS YOU TO DEFEND HIS KINGDOM - A Catholic Boys Retreat (ages 10-17) led by St. John Vianney Seminarians on January 9-11, 2004 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Stillwater, MN. Cost is $40.00 per child (includes meals and lodging). For further information please contact Terry at 651-748-1744. Dads are encouraged to attend with their son(s).
ARCHBISHOP FLYNN TO LEAD PILGRIMAGE TO ROME - Archbishop Harry Flynn will lead an archdiocesan pilgrimage to Rome, April 24 - May 4, 2004. The spiritual journey will include visits to major churches and basilicas, Mass and public devotions specially arranged to reflect the life of the Archdiocesan Church, and time for personal prayer and reflection. In addition, a private audience with the Holy Father is being sought. For brochure and registration call Renaissance Travel at 703-522-3999. Deadline for registration is January 24, 2004.


Today, December 28
  Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Wednesday, December 31
  Mass of Anticipation for the Holy Day at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 1
  Holy Day of Obligation - Mary, Mother of God Masses at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. (Polish). No  6:30 p.m. Mass.
Friday, January 2
  Mass and Devotions in Polish at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 3
  First Saturday Devotions 7:45 a.m. in Church
  Polish School 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the school.
Sunday, January4
  Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.

NATURAL FAMILY CLASSES - Modern NFP, based on comprehensive scientific research, is healthy and marriage building! A series of classes will begin on Monday, January 19th at St. Charles Borromeo, St. Anthony. For time of class, to register, or for more information, call 651-232-3088.


1. Be kinder. Most people carry a heavy load. They need kindness more than criticism.

2. Be more understanding. Every person has troubles the world knows nothing of. Often we call a man cold when he is sad.

3. Encourage people more. Accentuate the positive - eliminate the negative.

4. Trust people more. Suspicion and lack of trust destroy relationships.

5. Show greater enthusiasm for life. Boredom-dullness-monotony-squeeze the goodness out of our existence.

6. Smile more often. A pleasant smile has the power to lift others' spirits.

7. Be less sensitive to your own feelings. Be more sensitive to the feelings of others.

8. Be less rigid in meeting change. Everything old is not necessarily good. Everything new is not necessarily bad.

9. Learn what it means to love your fellow man. Love of man proceeds from love of God.

10. Remember that God helps those who help themselves. Act as if everything depended upon you, and pray as if everything depended upon God.