Saturday, September 18

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

        Free entertainment by Dr. Kielbasa

Today, September 19

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

Monday, September 20

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

Thursday, September 23

· 125th Anniversary Planning Meeting 6:30 PM Library.

       Meeting open to all interested in helping to plan.

Friday, September 24

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

Saturday, September 25

· Polish School 9:00 AM to12:00 Noon.



OLAN MILLS UPDATE - Our Church will have a new pictorial directory with Olan Mills for our 125th Parish Anniversary.  Photos will be taken in the lower level of the school October 4 thru 9 and Oct. 11 & 12.  Sign-ups have now started!  Sign up today while there is still a good selection of appointment times available, either at church or online at  You will need the church phone number to log in: 612-789-7238.  Once you enter your home information click “save” and the available times will be displayed.  You may also call 1-800-866-2263 Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM to schedule or change an appointment.  Each household that comes for photography and portrait viewing will receive a complimentary directory and 8 x 10 Custom Color Portrait.  Additional portrait options will be available for purchase, if you chose to.

“RILEY RECOVERY FUND” BENEFIT Saturday, October 2, 2010.  Baby Riley Bruneau was born July 15, 2010.  Shortly thereafter, he stopped breathing and was put on life support.  One week after birth, Riley underwent open heart surgery to repair a heart defect and more surgeries may be needed.  A Spaghetti Feed, raffle, silent auction and live music benefit will be held at the Blaine “VFW” - Highway 65 & 109 Avenue N.E. on October 2nd from 6:00 PM to Midnight.  Tickets at the door: $10 per person, 5 and under free.  Donations can also be made to “Riley Recovery Fund” @TCF Bank.

“MAKING CONNECTIONS!” - An invitation to Third Ward Neighborhoodfest/Summit on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 from 6:00-9:00 PM at Nicollet Island Pavilion.  Come and support and learn about the many businesses, services, city services, ward projects, non-profit organizations right here in the Third Ward, as well as the recreational activities, resources, dining and shopping opportunities.  Food and entertainment provided.  For more information please contact Council Member Diane Hofstede’s office at 612-673-2203 or

N.E. CLEAN-UP DAYS - The Northeast Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Waste Management and Tom’s Style and Tanning, are sponsoring Weed It and Reap October 7, 8, 9, 2010 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Volunteers needed!  Gather your co-workers, neighbors, friends and families together and help clean-up Northeast.  Volunteers pick up debris near local businesses, sidewalks, boulevards, area parks and neighborhood streets.  We supply vests, gloves, garbage bags and area assignment.  Call 612-378-0050 for more information.

RUMMAGE SALE - Holy Name Catholic Church, 3637-11th Avenue South in Minneapolis is having a Rummage Sale.  Preview Sale is Thursday, September 30th from 4:00-8:00 PM.  Admission is $1.00.  Friday, October 1st from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  Saturday, October 2nd is Bag Day ($1.00 per bag) from 9:00 AM to Noon.  612-724-5465.

“A TASTE OF NORDEAST” - St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 2201-3rd Street N.E., Minneapolis is having their Fall Festival on Sunday, October 3rd from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  Divine Liturgy is at 10:00 AM.  Come and enjoy the fun!  Bingo, Handcrafts, Games, Silent Auction, Turkey Raffle, Bake Sale, Pull Tabs.  $1,000 cash prize.  Ethnic Foods to eat in or take out.  Everyone welcome.

FALL FESTIVAL - Holy Rosary Church, 2424-18th Avenue South in Minneapolis is having their Fall Festival/Dinner on Sunday, October 3, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  Featuring: Chicken Dinner & Mexican foods served until 3:00 PM.  Activities include: Kids games, raffles, baked goods & MORE!!  612-724-3651.

HOLY CROSS SUNDAY SCHOOL for pre-schoolers to kindergarten age will start on Sunday, October 3, 2010 in the lower level of the school building during the 10:00 AM Mass.  All families are welcome to participate.  For more information call the Parish Office weekdays at 612-789-7238.


Pope John Paul II Catholic School
1630-4th Street N.E., Minneapolis, MN

Monday, October 25, 2010
5:00-8:00 PM - Kolbe Center

$25.00 per person (adults only)
Food and Silent Auction

Alumni Welcome
All Saints, Holy Cross St. Anthony of Padua, 
St. Boniface, Sts Cyril & Methodius, St. Hedwig