Saturday, September 16

· “Party Under the Big Tent” 5:30-9:00 PM.  Free

        entertainment by “Dr. Kielbasa.”

Today, September 17

· HOLY CROSS FALL FESTIVAL - Polka Mass at 10:00 a.m.  Chicken Dinner 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Games, raffles, prizes and more until 5:30 p.m.

Monday, September 18

· Clean-up in the parish kitchen beginning at 9:30 a.m.  All help is very much welcome and needed.

Thursday, September 21

· East Side Old Timers’ Reunion in Kolbe Hall.

· AA & Alanon 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall.

Saturday, September 23

· Polish School 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Sunday, September 24

· Parish Library open after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.


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ST. MARON’S CHURCH, 602 University Avenue N.E., Touch of Lebanon Festival Saturday, Sept, 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.  Lebanese Food, games, raffles, gifts, music, and dancing.  Sunday, Sept. 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Food, games, Silent Auction, music, gift store, Fun for all ages.

THE CHURCH OF ST. AUSTIN 4050 Upton Ave. invites you to its Annual Fall Festival on Sept. 23 and 24.  Saturday, 5:30-10:30 p.m. offers Las Vegas night and bingo, Texas Hold’em, games of chance, food and beverages.  Sunday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. features a Turkey Dinner, Silent Auction, bingo, raffles (cash prizes), outdoor kids’ carnival, arts & crafts, baked goods and more!  For more information call 612-529-9561.

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH, 701 Fillmore St. N.E. is having their Festival on Sept. 24.  Mass will be at 8:00 & 10:00 AM.  Marian Procession following the 10:00 AM Mass.  Spaghetti Dinner from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. (catered by Totino’s).  Tickets are $8.00 for adults, $4.50 for children (age 10 and under).  Children’s games, raffle, door prizes.  Everyone is welcome.  Call 612-623-4019 for more information.

VOCATION DISCERNMENT - “Overnight at the Convent” How do Sisters live?  Spend a weekend praying & serving with the Franciscan Sisters.  Meet the newest member.  Learn discernment techniques in the group.  For women college age and up.  September 22-24, Friday 7:00 p.m. till Sunday noon.  St. Jerome Parish Convent, 380 Roselawn Ave. E., Maplewood, MN.  Call Sister Patricia Tekippe at 651-695-8124

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT SEMINAR - The Romance for a Lifetime Christian marriage enrichment seminars will be held on four Monday evenings, October 2, 9, 16 & 23, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Couples can learn to “tune-up” their skills in communication, conflict, resolution, faith and intimacy.  Cost is $85 per couple for the 4 evening series.  Call Jim or Mary Jo Faustgen at 763-545-3433 to pre-register or for more information.

THE 30TH ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE for the Separated and Divorced sponsored by the Office for Separated and Divorced of Catholic Charities will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2006, 8:45 to 12:30 at St. John’s Parish in New Brighton.  This year’s conference theme “Moving from Anger to Forgiveness: How This Affects Our Relationships” is one that touches the lives of all who are experiencing separation or divorce.  Earnie Larsen, nationally know author and lecturer, will give the presentations.  Cost is $20.  For brochures and information call 651-603-0251.

FAITH FORMATION CLASSES AND FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION registration after Masses this weekend.  It will only take a few minutes:


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 in preparation for First Holy Communion whether they attend public school or Pope John Paul II Catholic School.


Please make use of these opportunities.  Classes will begin on Wednesday, October 4th.  If you have any questions, call Sister Donna (evenings) at 612-789-9168.



Call 612-789-7238 weekdays or

leave a message at 763-572-1713.

GREG ADLER BENEFIT (grandson of parishioner Betty Adler) on September 23, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 171 Elm Street, Lino Lakes, MN. 2:00 p.m. to midnight.  Greg was injured in a bicycle accident on July 5th while touring cross-country with buddies.  After being airlifted from Montana he still remains in a coma at Bethesda Hospital.  For more information call Mike at 763-785-9341.