Coffee & Donuts is back!

Coffee and Donuts is coming back to Guardian Angels after 8 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass beginning December 2, 2018!

We are in need of groups, families or friends to sign up to host!

Please go to the GA Website to sign up today or call Bob and Julie VanDenBroeke at 952-448-5532.

It’s simple! It’s easy! It’s fun! Sign up today by clicking on this link

Trunk or Treat 2018

Feast of the Assumption Mass Schedule

Holy Day of Obligation Mass Schedule
Tuesday, August 14: 
7:00 p.m.- Guardian Angels
Wednesday, August 15:
6:30 a.m. – St. Nicholas, Carver
8:00 a.m. – Guardian Angels
7:00 p.m. – St. Nicholas, Carver
Fr. Deziel will preside at all Feast of the Assumption Masses

Fall 2018 Faith Formation

YLT Promotes Guardian Angels School with new video!

Letter from Archbishop Hebda

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The transfer of a priest is always very difficult in a parish. I know that many of you have expressed sadness upon learning that Fr. Thomas Joseph, who has served St. Nicholas since 2008, has been transferred effective February 1, 2018. As Fr. Thomas can assure you, this is a normal part of life for diocesan priests. A diocesan priest isn’t ordained for service to a particular parish but for the good of the Archdiocese and indeed of the universal Church.

It was with that greater good in mind that I began discussions with Fr. Thomas last August about a transfer. I then came to your parish and met with your lay leadership, so that I would have a better sense of the parish’s needs. I was delighted to learn about your commitment to inclusivity and your conviction that St. Nicholas has a bright future as well as a distinguished past. I heard in particular your observations concerning the need to attend to the 150th Anniversary of the Parish, to provide for the pastoral needs of the Spanish-speaking parishioners, and to sustain the Prayer Garden. I took all of this into consideration in appointing Fr. William Deziel (as pastor) and Fr. Edison Galarza (as parochial vicar) to serve your parish. While both will also be serving Guardian Angels in Chaska, the two parishes will remain distinct, even though they will for now be served by the same priests.

I realize that change is always difficult but I have great confidence in your new priests. Both have had extensive experience and success working with multicultural parishes. I was at Fr. Galarza’s parish on January 1st and the parishioners (both Spanish speaking and English speaking) were literally weeping over his departure. The parishioners at St. Peter’s in North Saint Paul (Anglos and members of the African community alike) were similarly distraught when Fr. Deziel was transferred last June. I encourage you to embrace your new priests.

As for Fr. Thomas, he will be moving from Saint Nicholas to the Metropolitan Tribunal offices, here at the Chancery in Saint Paul. With an increasing number of Spanish-speaking Catholics in the Archdiocese, Father’s communication skills will be beneficial to the important works of the Tribunal.

My hope is that Fr. Thomas views his new assignment as an opportunity to serve the Church and her Spanish-speaking faithful in a new way. At this time of transition, please keep Fr. Thomas Joseph, Fr. Deziel and Fr. Galarza in your prayers.

With the promise of my prayers for the faithful of St. Nicholas as you prepare for your 150th Anniversary, I remain

Sincerely in Christ,

Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda
Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Carta del Arzobispo Hebda

Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo,

El traslado de un amado sacerdote siempre es muy difícil para una parroquia. Sé que muchos de ustedes se entristecieron al saber que el Padre Thomas Joseph, que ha servido a San Nicolás desde el 2008, ha sido transferido a partir del 1 de febrero de 2018. Como el Padre Thomas puede asegurarles, esta es una parte normal en la vida de los sacerdotes diocesanos. Un sacerdote diocesano no es ordenado para servir a una parroquia en particular, sino para el bien de la Arquidiócesis y de la Iglesia universal.

Fue con ese “bien común” en mente, que el pasado agosto, tuve una conversación, con el Padre Thomas acerca de su traslado. Luego visité su parroquia y me reuní con el liderazgo laico, para poder tener una mejor idea de las necesidades de la parroquia. Estuve encantado de conocer el gran compromiso que ustedes tienen con la inclusión y la convicción de que San Nicolás tiene un futuro brillante, como también un pasado distinguido. Escuché, en particular, sus observaciones sobre la necesidad de ocuparse del 150 ° Aniversario de la Parroquia, de atender las necesidades pastorales de los feligreses de habla hispana y de mantener el Jardín de Oración. Tomé todo esto en consideración cuando nombré al Padre William Deziel (como pastor) y el Padre Edison Galarza (como vicario parroquial) para servir a su parroquia. Mientras que ambos esterán sirviendo también en los Ángeles Guardianes en Chaska, las dos parroquias permanecerán separadas, a pesar de que, por ahora, serán servidas por los mismos sacerdotes.

Me doy cuenta de que todo cambio siempre es difícil, pero tengo gran confianza en sus nuevos sacerdotes. Ambos han tenido una amplia experiencia y éxito trabajando con parroquias multiculturales. Estuve en la parroquia del Padre Galarza el 1 ° de enero y, los feligreses (tanto los de habla hispana como los de habla inglesa) literalmente lloraron por su partida. Los feligreses en St. Peter en North St. Paul (anglos y miembros de la comunidad africana por igual) estaban de igual manera, tristes y afligidos cuando el Padre Deziel fue transferido en junio pasado. Los animo a recibir con alegría a sus nuevos sacerdotes.

En cuanto al Padre Thomas, el se mudará de San Nicolás a las oficinas del Tribunal Metropolitano, aquí en la Cancillería en Saint Paul. Con un número cada vez mayor de católicos hispano-hablantes en la Arquidiócesis, las habilidades lingüísticas del Padre serán de gran beneficio para el trabajo tan importante del Tribunal.

Mi esperanza es que el P. Thomas vea esta nueva misión como una oportunidad de servir a la Iglesia y a sus fieles hispano-hablantes de una manera diferente. Durante este tiempo de transición por favor mantengan al P. Thomas Joseph, P. Deziel y P. Galarza en sus oraciones.

Con la promesa de mis oraciones por los fieles de San Nicolás mientras se preparan para su celebración de los 150 aniversario, permanezco.

Sinceramente en Cristo,

Reverendísimo Bernard A. Hebda
Arzobispo de Saint Paul y Minneapolis

All Are Welcome! – Mass of Solidarity

Join us for an Archdiocesan Mass of Solidarity!

Archbishop Hebda invites all Catholics to join our migrant and refugee brothers and sisters from around the world, as he and Bishop Andrew Cozzens celebrate “An Archdiocesan Mass of Solidarity” at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, December 9th at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis.

The Mass is part of the 2-year “Share the Journey” campaign, launched by Pope Francis on September 27, 2017, to support those who have left, or have been displaced from, their home countries.

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is home to more than 800,000 Catholics celebrating mass regularly in 11 different languages.

All are invited to share the richness of their culture by wearing the clothes of their native culture or ethnicity.

Pray with St. John Paul II

Venerate a relic of St. John Paul II and hear stories of his life shared by Mother Adela and The Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Wednesday, November 29

St. Hubert Catholic Community
8201 Main Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317

In English – 6:30 – 8:30 PM

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.




Clayton Forner