Today, August 23

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.

Tuesday, August 25

· Prayer Shawl Ministry 6:30 PM in the Parish Library.

Wednesday, August 26

· Pope John Paul II School Open House and Ice Cream Social 5:30 PM.

Thursday, August 27

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

Friday, August 28

· No Polish Mass and Devotions.


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:



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. The school will have an Open House on Wednesday, August 26th at 5:30 PM. Join us. Contact us at 612-789-8851 or e-mail us at secretary@popejohn

FATHER GEORGE IS RETIRING - Father George Kovalik, who has served the Church of All Saints for twenty-five years, will retire effective August 31, 2009 after 62 years of dedicated service to the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.  Thereafter, he will continue his service to All Saints Parish as Sacramental Minister.  You are invited to attend Mass at 10:00 AM, Sunday, August 30 at All Saints.  You are then invited to be Father George’s guest at a luncheon buffet and reception at Jax Café, 1928 University Ave. N.E. immediately following Mass.  Please RSVP for the luncheon to R.J. Mlinar 651-636-9752.

MINNEAPOLIS GREEK FESTIVAL - “A Taste of Greece, 2009,” at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Avenue So, Minneapolis, Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12, 12 noon-10:00 PM and Sunday, September 13, 12:00 noon-6:00 PM.  For more information call the Parish Office at 612-825-9595.

2009 MASS OF THANKSGIVING AND REMEMBRANCE - Please join us as we come together to publicly thank our law enforcement, fire and emergency personnel for their service to the community on Saturday, September 12th at the St. Paul Cathedral.  Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM by Archbishop John Nienstedt.  A short reception to follow.  Sponsored by the Galtier Society and Archdiocesan Office for Marriage, Family & Life.

MARRIED COUPLES - Could your relationship benefit from a weekend getaway this Fall?  Come to the Catholic Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend Oct. 9-11th and fall in love all over again.  This weekend will be held at the Kings House in Buffalo, MN.  To register or for more information call 612-840-7630.


What tender devotions do pilgrims feel when visiting the stable at Bethlehem, the hill of Calvary or the Holy Land.  How much greater tenderness should we feel in the presence of JESUS exposed in the Adoration Chapel?

St. Peter said “JESUS You have the words of eternal life.”  Visit the Adoration Chapel.

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.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY - We invite anyone interested to visit us on Tuesday, August 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the parish library  to see the shawls and get copies of prayers, patterns/ideas and size guidelines.  If you know of someone (man, woman or child) who is in need of the warm comfort of prayer through a shawl, please contact the church office.  You are invited to join us - all skills are needed (sew, crochet, knit, fleece tie, sewing labels).  For more information, contact Mary at (612) 379-4090.




Share your talent. 

Pottery, knit, embroider,

paint, sew, sculpt, etc.



Donate an item - 

Collectible, Gift Certificate,

Home Furnishings, etc.



A surprise gift is always fun!

Gift items are needed

for people of all ages.



Buy or sell your Raffle tickets.  We have more

at the Parish Office