News Notes – January 13, 2013

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Raffle for Catholic schools begins Jan. 18

Catholic United Financial will kick off its 2013 Catholic Schools Raffle Jan. 18, with 23 schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis set to participate.

Through March 1 students and their families will sell $5 raffle tickets to raise money for everything from school supplies to computers to field trips and more. In total, 85 schools and more than 17,000 students in Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota will participate with the goal of raising $750,000.

More than $55,000 in prizes will be awarded during a ceremony March 14. A live online broadcast of the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on the Catholic United website,

Prizes include a 2013 Ford Escape SUV or $25,000, 2014 Super Bowl tickets, a Caribbean cruise vacation, Minnesota Twins suite tickets, iPads, digital cameras, Kindle Fire tablets, gift cards and more.

Schools sell tickets and collect money directly, so every dollar remains with the school. Read the official rules and view a list of participating schools.

Center for Mission sponsors writing contest for students

The archdiocesan Center for Mission is sponsoring its fourth annual writing contest for students in grades 1 to 12.

The theme this year is: “How is Christ present in the world?”

Entries will be accepted from Jan. 21 to March 1. See contest rules and how to enter.

Questions can be directed to Deacon Mickey Friesen at or (651) 291-4445.

Fundraiser for Cathedral restoration to be held during Crashed Ice event

The St. Paul Athletic Club is sponsoring a benefit event for the Cathedral Heritage Foundation Jan. 26 on the outdoor patio at W.A. Frost restaurant in St. Paul.

The event will coincide with the Red Bull Crashed Ice finals and those who arrive early will get a chance to obtain a wristband for access to a special viewing area for the race.

Tickets for the event are $30 per person with two drinks from a pre-set winter-themed drink menu and $50 per couple with five drinks. Hor d’ourves will also be served.

The Cathedral Hill Business Association will sponsor a trolly to W.A. Frost from 4 to 10 p.m. from parking as far west as Dale Street.

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