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We celebrate a joyful feast today: the Ascension of the Lord. It is a feast of hope.

One ancient, indeed biblical, way to describe the Church, the baptized People of God, is to call us the Body of Christ. St. Paul talks about those who are baptized as being members of Christ's body. Christ is the head of his body, the Church.

One of the prayers that is prayed on the Ascension includes the words, "Where he has gone, we hope to follow." That really is what today's feast is about. In baptism we are joined to Christ. We die to sin and rise to new life. He ascends to heaven, and we hope to follow him. We have hope that one day we will be with our Head because we have been faithful members of his body.


Goal -                                                                                  $1,500,000.00
Total paid to date (pledge payments and additional gifts)    $1,361,638.70
Pledge still outstanding                                                         $ 138,361.30

Thank you to all who continue to give gifts and make pledge payments. We appreciate your kindness.

Even though we do not have a "Gifts still needed" balance at this time, it will not always be that amount. As we become aware of pledges that cannot be completed, any unpaid amounts moved to the "Gifts still needed" column.

Offertory Collection
May 1, 2005..................................$7,340.10

             John T. Radzilowski & Kata/Zyna M. Polanska - II
HERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS! Next week's collection supports Catholic Communication Campaign. Your generous gift helps CCC and our diocese to provide television, radio and print materials that spread the Good News of Christ's abiding love for each and every one of us. Visit www.usccb/ccc for program information.
CATHOLIC RADIO - Listen to "Relevant Radio" 1330 AM - for interesting topics, Mass, the Rosary, and more information on our faith.
CONGRATULATIONS TO LEN URBANIAK who received the "Recognition Award for Excellent Service to our Students and School" at the Pope John Paul II and Trinity Catholic Schools Gala on April 29th.
                                        PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC

Come and visit JESUS whenever you can at the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.

Open Hours: Monday 7:00 AM, Tuesday 10:00 AM, Thursday 11:00 AM, Saturday 11:00 AM

Other early hours are listed in the Chapel. To have questions answered or for more information call 612-605- 2558 or 612-781-4806. Thank you!
MOTHER'S DAY BLESSINGS to all Mothers, Grandmothers, Great-Grandmothers, Step-Mothers, Godmothers and Mothers-to-be. May your life always be enriched by the love of those who hold a special place in your heart.


Saturday, May 7
    4:30 p.m. t Anna Gacek
Sunday, May 8
Ascension of the Lord

    8:00 a.m. t Marge Urbaniak
  10:00 a.m. First Holy Communion Class
  11:30 a.m. t Kazimierz Kurmanowski
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, May 9
    6:45 a.m. t Janice Chorzempa
Tuesday, May 10
    6:45 a.m. t Frances Smietana
Wednesday, May 11
    6:45 a.m. t Deceased of the Lipa Family
Thursday, May 12
    6:45 a.m. t Teresa Danaj
Friday, May 13
    6:45 a.m. t Helen & Roy Cooper
    7:00 p.m. t Andrezj Janczuk
Saturday, May 14
    8:00 a.m. t Stanley Iskierka
    4:30 p.m. t Walter Kozacz - Anniv.
Sunday, May 15
Solemnity of Pentecost

    8:00 a.m. t Ben, Rita and Roman Ronyak
  10:00 a.m. t Frank & Sophie Wos
  11:30 a.m. Anniversary of Polish First Holy- Communion
    6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners

Readings for the Week of May 8, 2005

Sunday: Acts 1:12-14, 1 Pt 4:13-16, Jn 17:1-11a
Monday: Acts 19:1-8, Jn 16:29-33
Tuesday: Acts 20:17-27, Jn 17:1-11a
Wednesday: Acts 20:28-38, Jn 17:11 b-19
Thursday: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11, Jn 17:20-26
Friday: Acts 25:13b-21, Jn 21:15-19
Saturday: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26, Jn 15:9-17
Next Sunday: Vigil: Ez 37:1-14, Rom 8:22-27, Jn 7:37-39;
            Day: Acts 2:1-11, 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12- 13, Jn 20:19-23


May 13, 1981

May 13, 1981

Pope John Paul II is shot is
in St. Peter's Square.

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