Bulletin Message from Rome

Dear Taylor,

It is wonderful to hear from you (and of course I remember you). I am greatly pleased that you and the Youth Leadership Team (YLT) have been formed, and that you took the time to write me a letter.

Although I cannot remember who said it, these words keep repeating: you, and others like you, are not the future of the Church; rather, you are the present.

This is true and I hope that it lends some strength to your ministry in our home community.

It sounds like you all have made a great start with the activities you have organized, and I encourage you to continue to use your creativity to find more ways to bolster the faith of the Parish and establish greater unity among its members.

Concerning your request for a letter from Pope Francis, I will look into this possibility. I am unaware of how to do so, but I will keep you updated on my progress. I have seen our Holy Father from a distance, and I have heard him speak at his Sunday Angelus Address. Some themes he often speaks on are: being joyful, welcoming & reaching out to others who may be/feel alone, and to pray!

Thank you again for your letter, and I will see what I can do about that letter.

Know of my prayers for you members of YLT and for Guardian Angels Parish.

 

Peace, 

 

Clayton Forner

Archbishop Hebda will be at Guardian Angels on Mother’s Day

Archbishop-Hebda

Welcome Archbishop Hebda!

Archbishop Hebda will be at Guardian Angels on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, to celebrate the 10:00am Mass.

Reception to follow in St. Francis Hall. Please join us in welcoming the Archbishop to Guardian Angels, Chaska!

Youth Leadership Team (YLT) and Feed My Starving Children

The Youth Leadership Team (YLT) would like to thank all 35 parishioners that came and joined us at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) on Friday April 28th. Our GA team contributed by packaging 25 boxes which represents 900 meals. The meals will be delivered to children in Dominica, a small island in the Caribbean.

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YLT Invites everyone in helping Feed My Starving Children

GA Youth Leadership Team would like to invite everyone to JOIN US in helping Feed My Starving Children.

Date: Friday, April 28th from 6pm to 7:30pm Location: Chanhassen (18732 Lake Dr E.)

We will meet everyone at the Feed My Starving Children location in Chanhassen. Please arrive by 5:45pm so we can get checked in properly. There is no charge. Children under the age of 5 are not allowed .

Children to Adult Ratio (required number of adults must accompany children)

  • ●  Grades K-2: 1 child to 1 adult
  • ●  Grades 3-6: 3 children to 1 adult
  • ●  Grades 7-9: 4 children to 1 adult
  • ●  Grades 10-12: 5 children to 1 adult

    Please submit your RSVP to: http://tinyurl.com/YLTFMSC . All RSVP’s must be submitted by Friday, April 21st . Everyone will need to have this Photo Release Form (http://gachaska.org/youth-leadership-team-medical-photo-release-form/) signed and either emailed to YLT or Brought to FMSC.

    If you have any questions contact us at ylt@gachaska.org OR ask a YLT member

Our goal is to have 30 GA parishioners participate!

Totus Tuus is Coming to GA this summer

Totus-Tuus

Totus Tuus is Coming to GA!  Totus Tuus is a Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through catechesis, evangelization, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship.  The goal of Tutus Tuus is to help young people grow in the understanding of, and strengthen their faith in, Jesus Christ.

Mark your calandars for July 16-21 2017.  Details and Registration are here!

Youth Leadership Team Pastor Project 2017

On February 25th we are launching our Pastor Project. The Pastor Project has been assigned by Father Ortega and it is about improving hospitality in our community. The project includes many parts that will be explained in this video. We invite you all to watch it. Thank you!

Do you know how to pray?

Caring for those who need it the most – Youth Leadership Team

Guardian Angels Youth Leadership Team (YLT) extended an invitation to GA Students to join them in a Christmas Craft event on Wednesday December 21st after school. Students and YLT members had a great time making fleece blankets, achieving their goal of 10 blankets to be donated to children in the hospital this Christmas. Materials were funded by GA Parish and labor donated by a group of GA students ranging from 1st to 8th grade, under the guidance of Youth Leadership Team members.

Why are we doing this?
YLT decided to do this project because, as a group, we thought that we should help children have a Merry Christmas, even if there are struggles going on in their lives. We hope that this helps show others to always help those in need.

What are YLT’s expectations for the future?
We hope to make all the youth in our GA community to feel included and have a deeper connection with Christ. We hope to make this Christmas Craft Fleece Blankets a new annual tradition at GA Parish going forward.

Blankets were delivered to Ridgeview Emergency & Urgent Care at Two Twelve  Medical Center in Chaska on Friday December 23rd. Emergency department staff were very excited about the donation and said: “the children will love them”

New Full Day Preschool Program for this Fall

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Children who are 4 years of age by September 1st, entering their second or third year of preschool or entering kindergarten the following fall and are determined by teacher recommendation, to be ready for a longer program to prepare them for kindergarten, are eligible for this program. This program uses the kindergarten readiness curriculum, “The Land

of the Letter People”, which focuses on social, cognitive and emotional development with strong pre-math and pre-literacy skills that are aligned with our kindergarten through 8th grade curriculums. Additionally, social studies and science concepts will be explored. Weekly physical education and music instruction will be offered along with Spanish, computers, and library. This program includes a lunch period and rest time.

3 Day and 4 Day programs also available! Click Here for More Info

Guardian Angels Catholic School – Providing Catholic Education in the area for over 100 Years

Education is an important part of our mission at Guardian Angels. Our mission has been providing for students of this generation the quality education, which has been the hallmark of Guardian Angels for previous generations. We are implementing a vision that provides strong opportunities for anyone who wants a Catholic Education.

“Education is one of the most important ways by which the Church fulfills its commitment to the dignity of the person and building of community. Community is central to Catholic education ministry, both as a necessary condition and an ardently desired goal. The educational efforts of the Church, therefore, must be directed to forming persons in community for the education of the individual Christian is important not only to his or her solitary destiny, but also to the destinies of the many communities in which he or she lives.” – To Teach as Jesus Did, National Conference of Catholic Bishops, United States Catholic Conference, 1972