Saturday, September 17

· “Party Under The Big Tent” 5:30-9:00 PM.                      Free entertainment by Dr. Kielbasa.

Today, September 18

· FALL FESTIVAL - Polka Mass at 10:00 AM.  Chicken Dinner, Polish food, games, raffles until 5:00 PM.

Monday, September 19

· Light-Weigh meeting 7:00 PM in Parish Library.

Wednesday, September 21

· Northeast Confirmation program orientation meeting for parents and students 7:00 to 8:30 PM in Kolbe Center.

Friday, September 23

· Confessions 6:15 PM in Polish, Mass and Devotions at 7:00 PM in Church.

Saturday, September 24

· Polish School 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM.

Sunday, September 25

· St. Francis Guild Social 3:00 to 5:00 PM in Kolbe Hall.



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Northeast Confirmation program high-school students and their parents who have registered for the 2011-2012 year are asked to attend an orientation session on Wednesday, September 21st from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in Holy Cross Kolbe Hall.  Registration forms are available at the Parish Office or by email at

LIGHT WEIGH -  Would you like to learn how to overcome temptation and eat the foods you enjoy, while you grow closer to God and lose weight?  Prevention Magazine chose Light Weigh because it met their criteria for a safe and healthy faith based diet program.  There are no weigh-ins.  The Light Weigh Bible begins on Monday, September 19 at 7:00 PM in the church library.


ATTENTION PARENTS!!! - Our Faith Formation Classes will be starting soon.  The class will be on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the school building. 


Faith Formation is for students in grades 1-8 who do not attend Pope John Paul II School.  See Sister Donna to register for class or call 612-789-9168 (evenings).


Kindly register so that text books may be purchased.

TASTE OF NORTHEAST FESTIVAL - October 1, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, 1701-5th Street N.E., Minneapolis.  It will be a day full of fun, food, entertainment, music, dancing, kids games, raffles, bingo and more.  Please see the website for more details.

IT’S RUMMAGE SALE TIMEHoly Name Catholic Church, 3637-11th Avenue South is have a Rummage Sale, September 29, 30 and October 1.  Thursday, Sept. 29th will be a Preview Sale from 4 to 8 PM with a $1.00 admission.  Friday, Sept 30th from 9 AM to 6 PM and Saturday, Oct. 1st is Bag Day ($1 per bag) from 9 AM to Noon.  The sale will include books, clothing, furniture, household items, toys and more.  For more information call 612-724-5465 or check out the website at

SCHOOL NEWS - Did you graduate from one of the following schools: All Saints, Holy Cross, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Anthony, St. Boniface, Sts Cyril and Methodius, St. Hedwig, St. Lawrence, Northeast Regional and Pope John Paul II schools.  Come to the All School Reunion on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Pope John Paul II School, 1630-4th Street N.E.  Cost is $25 per person (adult only event).  For more information or a reservation call Maureen or Laurene at 612-789-8851 or email

DIRECTED PRAYER WEEKEND - Sept. 23, 7:00 PM to Sept. 25 ending with lunch.  Begin the autumn season with a gift to yourself of time and space for prayer, reflection, sharing and input.  Allow the peace and quiet to restore, refresh and reinvigorate you after a long, hot summer.  Let drooping spirits take on a new life.  All are welcome.  To register and for more information contact Sister Welter 507-389-4266.  Please complete registration by Sept. 19th.

A TOUCH OF LEBANON FESTIVAL - St. Maron’s Church, 602 University Avenue N.E., Minneapolis on Saturday, September 24th from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Sunday, September 25th from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  Lebanese Food, games, raffle, Silent Auction, gifts, live music and dancing.  Fun for all ages.


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - ADORE! ADORE! - Let us go with confidence to visit JESUS in the Adoration Chapel.  What graces we can receive from the Most Blessed Sacrament.  Let us go with our petitions, our love, our praise, and our thanksgiving.


Open hours: Monday 11 AM & 1 PM; Tuesday 10 AM, Noon, 1 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM; Wednesday 9 AM, 11 AM, 4 PM; Friday 11 AM, 4 PM; Saturday Noon. 


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