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Peter spoke plainly to the crowd, pointing out their part in the murder of Jesus. He had the moral authority to do this because he had taken the responsibility for his own act of betrayal. He could also promise them forgiveness and the chance for new life, because this had been granted to him. When you find yourself wallowing in or denying guilt, turn to Peter and ask him to lead you to take responsibility and trust in forgiveness.

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS are at the doors of the Church this weekend, May 3 and 4, for their Annual Tootsie Roll Drive. All donations will go towards the Special Olympics. Your generosity is appreciated!


Goal - $1,500,000.00
Pledges & Gifts - - $1.375,633.05
Needed to reach Goal - $ 124,366.95

Pledges & Gifts - $1,375,633.05
Paid to date- -$ 891.365.75
Outstanding - $ 484,267.30
Thank you to all who continue to give gifts and make pledge payments. Our thanks to Bill & Bonita Frels for their gift to the Campaign in Memory of Frank & Dorothy Kozub.

Donations and memorial gifts are most welcome as we work towards our goal. The yellow envelopes in the packet mailed to your home can be used for gifts and/or pledge payments.

 Offertory Collection
April 27, 2003..................................$5,231.63

"THANKS MOM FOR LIFE" MOTHER'S  DAY CORSAGES - The English Altar and Rosary Guild will once again sponsor "Thanks Mom for Life" corsages for Mother's Day. Order your Mom, grandmother, aunt or favorite lady a corsage. Advance sales will be May 3 & 4. Buy a ticket which you exchange on Mother's Day weekend (May 10 & 11) for a lovely Orchid Corsage with attached pro-life message. Donation is $4.00. Tickets will be available at each church entrance. Proceeds go to area pro-life activities.
THIS WEEKEND, May 3 & 4, after we will begin registration for the 2003-2004 religion classes, First Communion program and Confirmation preparation. Come to the Sacristy. It will only take a few minutes. This registration includes:

   1. All children who will attend public school and be in grades 1-7 next school year.

   2. Children who will be in grade 2 in preparation for First Communion, whether they attend public school or Pope John Paul II Catholic School.

   3. Students who will be in grades 8 or 9 next year - Confirmation preparation. This includes those who will attend public school or those who attend a Catholic school.

Please make use of these opportunities. If you have questions, call Sister Donna at 612-789-9168, preferably evenings.

           Daniel M. Reiland and Colleen Salzer - II
THANK YOU - Renewed faith and spiritual grow comes to each of us with the coming of Spring and the Feast of the Resurrection. Your warm wishes and gift of $2,004.00 to help purchase medicine, reaffirm our faith and trust in God. Your caring and concern for our guests and your unselfish provision for their needs helps us to make their stay with us a preparation for the Easter in their lives. May God bless and enrich your life with His many graces and may your everyday be filled with Easter joy.

         Sister Ann Marie - Our Lady of Good Counsel Home


Saturday, May 3
4:30 p.m. t Anna Gacek
Sunday, May 4
Third Sunday of Easter
8:00 a.m. t Deceased of the Kordiak Family
  10:00 a.m. t Catherine Wincek
  11:30 a.m. God's Blessing for Ewa Stefanska
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, May 5
6:45 a.m. t Beulah and John Bartoszek
Tuesday, May 6
6:45 a.m. t Stanley Kasmar
Wednesday, May 7
6:45 a.m. t Helen Jarnot
Thursday, May 8
6:45 a.m. t Slota Family - Anniv. Lucille
Friday, May 9
6:45 a.m. t Annie Kastan
Saturday, May 10
8:00 a.m. t Eleanor Kucharski
    4:30 p.m. t Carl & Pearl Hancharek
Sunday, May 11 Mother's Day
Fourth Sunday of Easter
8:00 a.m. t John & Helen Russinik and Rita Svidron
  10:00 a.m. First Holy Communion Class
  11:30 a.m. For Children and Parents on 1st Anniversary of First Communion
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of May 4, 2003

Sunday: Acts 3:13-15,17-19; 1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lk 24:35-48
Monday: Acts 6:8-15; Jn 6:22-29
Tuesday: Acts 7:51-8:1a; Jn 6:30-35
Wednesday: Acts 8: 1 b-8; Jn 6:35-40
Thursday: Acts 8:26-40; Jn 6:44-51
Friday: Acts 9: 1-20; Jn 6:52-59
Saturday: Acts 9:31-42; Jn 6:60-69
Next Sunday: Acts 4:8-12; 1 Jn 3:1-2; Jn 10:11-18

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