Today, August 5

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

Tuesday, August 7

· Fall Festival Meeting 6:30 PM in Kolbe Hall.

Wednesday, August 8

· Holy Cross “Early Bird” Garage Sale 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Thursday, August 9

· Holy Cross Garage Sale 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

· AA & Alanon 7:30 PM in Kennedy Hall.

Friday, August 10

· Holy Cross Garage Sale 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Sunday, August 12

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.


is September 15 & 16

Here are some ideas 
		      of what can be done now:

Buy and/or sell your Festival tickets.  Win great prizes!  If you need more tickets, they are available at the Rectory weekdays.
Make items for the Fancy Booth - crochet, knit, carve, paint, holiday ornaments, etc.
Design a theme basket for the Arts and Crafts Booth.  Pick a theme - Dolls, Ducks, Dishes, etc. - and fill the basket with related items.
Start collecting (searching) for donations of “mystery gifts” for people of all ages for the Parcel Post Booth.  Useable items for the booth are needed.
Think of where you would like to volunteer your time to work.

Questions? Call the Rectory 
weekdays at 612-789-7238.

POLKA DAZE - St. Anthony of Padua Annual Polka Daze Festival is TODAY August 5th on the parish grounds at 804 - 2nd Street N.E.  Polka Mass at 11:30 AM.  The event includes cash drawings, food, door prizes, and live Polka Music with the Dick Macko Orchestra as well as games for children and adults.  Everyone is welcome.


August 8, 9 and 10 in Kennedy Hall
(Lower level of the school )
Early Bird Sale - August 8 
5:00 -8:00 PM - $2.00 admittance.
 August 9 	10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 
	              August 10 	 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

ANNUAL FUN FEST - Immaculate Conception Church, 40th & Jackson St. N.E. in Columbia Heights is having their annual Fun Fest 2007 on Saturday, August 11th from 4:30 to 10:30 PM and Sunday, August 12th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  Live entertainment  fabulous food, beer garden, silent auction, country store, pull tabs, bingo raffles and more.  For information call 763-788-9062.

MARRIED COUPLES! - Could your relationship benefit from a weekend getaway this Fall?  Come to the Catholic Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend October 5-7 and fall in love all over again.  Weekend will be at Kings House in Buffalo, MN.  To register or for more information call 612-840-7630 or visit our website at

CHURCH FESTIVAL - The Church of St. Cyril and Methodius, 1315 Second Street N.E., Minneapolis is having their Church Festival on Sunday, August 19th.  Polka Mass at 10:30 AM.  Music by Twin City Soundz.  Festival 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  Food includes: Polish sausage, hot dogs, cabbage rolls and Hispanic Food.  Games: Cake Walk, Country Store, Big Wheel and Kid Games.  Entertainment: Don Pafko and Lipa Slovak Folk Dancers.  Raffle $1,400.00 in Prize Money.  10 chances to win.  Drawing at 4:30 PM.



Registration for the 2007-2008 Faith Formation classes, First Communion preparation and Confirmation classes will be after Mass in the Sacristy.  It only takes a few minutes.


This registration includes:


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

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

¨ Students who will be in grades 8 & 9 (next year) or older for Confirmation preparation.  This includes those who attend public school and those who attend a Catholic school.


Please make use of this opportunities so that books may be ordered.  If you have any questions, please call Sister Donna (evenings) at 612-789-9168.