Today, August 9

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

Thursday, August 13

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

Friday, August 14

· Mass and Devotions in Polish 7:00 PM in Church with Blessing of Flowers.




Are you making a decision regarding your child’s school for 2009-2010?  Pope John Paul II is an accredited school providing families with an excellent education rooted in our Catholic faith.  Join us at Pope John Paul II Catholic School this fall.  Contact us at 612-789-8851 or e-mail us at secretary@popejohn

HOLY CROSS CHOIR - Do you enjoy singing in worship?  Would you enjoy being part of an important and fun ministry?  We are looking to revive the Holy Cross Adult Choir.  Music speaks to the soul in a way that the written or spoken word doesn’t, so please consider joining the choir.  You do not need to read music, just have a willing spirit to learn and make new friends.  Bring a friend and give it a try.  We plan to hold our first rehearsal on Wednesday, September 9th and will sing in worship at 10:00 on Sunday, October 4th.  Feel free  to contact Chris Brand, parish organist and music director, if you have any questions.  You may call him at 612-790-5596 or contact him via email:

TWIN CITIES POLISH FESTIVAL next weekend!  See for yourself why Poland has earned the reputation of the world’s most hospitable and welcoming culture.  The Twin Cities Polish Festival will be Saturday, August 15 from 10 AM to 10 PM and Sunday, August 16 from 11 AM to 6 PM on Main Street from Hennepin Avenue to the Third Avenue Bridge.  Info:

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH 2009 Fun Fest this weekend Saturday from 4:30 to 10:30 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  Festival includes great food, huge silent auction, kid’s games, bingo, pull tabs and much more.  New this year is the Fun Fest Thrift Sale on Saturday from 8 AM to 8 PM and Sunday 11-3.  Live music, talent show, fun for all. 


Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time.  JESUS said “I am the living bread that came down from heaven.”  May this Eucharist keep us faithful to HIS truth.

Visit the Adoration Chapel with your praise, love, thanks, and petitions.

Open Hours: Tuesday 12:00 Noon; Tuesday 2:00 PM Thursday 2:00 PM; Friday 1:00 PM. 

For information call 763-784-1317 or 612-781-4806.

September 19 & 20

Here are some things that can be done now:

ARTS AND CRAFTS needs lots of items.  Pick a theme and fill a basket - Baby, Grilling, Back to College.
FANCY BOOTH - Share yout talents!  Make an item by painting, crocheting, knitting, etc.
MYSTERY GIFTS - Useable items for this booth are needed for people of all ages.
BOTTLES OF POP - We need many 2 liter bottles of pop.  Any kind will do.  
VOLUNTEERS TO WORK - We need and would like lots of volunteers.

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

REGISTRATION - If you have not yet registered for the 2009-2010 Faith Formation classes and First Communion preparation you may do so this weekend after Mass.


This registration includes:

· All children who will attend public school and be in grades 1-8 next school year.

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


Please see Sister Donna to register.  Any question please call Sister Donna (evenings) 612-789-9168.

WE NEED YOUR HELP -  Can you help for an hour a week on Wednesday evening with Faith Formation class starting in October until April.  To find out more information, please call Sister Donna evenings at 612-789-9168.

CHURCH FESTIVAL - Church of St. Cyril and Methodius, 1315 Second Street N.E., Minneapolis is having their Church Festival Sunday, August 16 beginning with a Polka Mass at 10:30 AM.  Music by Twin City Soundz.  Festival from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  Food: Polish Sausage, hot dogs, cabbage rolls, Hispanic food.  Games: Cake Walk, Country Store, Big Wheel, Raffles, Kid Games.  Entertainment: Dick Pafko and Lipa Slovak Folk Dancers.  All are welcome.