Easter Egg Hunt and Ice Cream Social

Deacon John Cleveland’s Mother’s Obituary

https://www.klecatskys.com/obituaries/Mary-Cleveland-6/

Coffee & Donuts on Sundays!

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

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

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

Capacity Building Grant Recipient

imageWe are proud to announce that Guardian Angels School has been awarded a $24,000 Capacity Building Grant to provide Chromebooks for staff and a technology support plan from the Catholic Community Foundation!  This grant was made possible by the Foundation’s many donors who have invested in the future by supporting funds at the Foundation that benefit the greatest needs in our Catholic community. The Catholic Community Foundation, located in St. Paul, is the largest Catholic community foundation in the nation and is committed to supporting the spiritual, educational, and social needs of our community.  http://www.ccf-mn.org or https://www.facebook.com/CatholicCommunityFoundationMN

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

Knights of Columbus

We are an organization like no other – more than 1.7 million members throughout the world. An organization that, since 1882, has embodied the selflessness of man as it has helped overcome adversity in the world.

We are men of faith. Guided not only by our belief in God and the Catholic Church, but by our belief in each other, and in ourselves.

We are the Knights of Columbus. Believing that a man is defined by his actions as a follower of God, and as a leader in his community. Believing that a man is more than simply a man, when he bears the title of “Knight.”

“Dedicated to making a difference and building a Future…”

It is through five key areas of service – faith, community, family, youth, and fellowship – that the Knights of Columbus truly make a difference.

As Knights, our faith is our foundation. Dedicated to the Catholic Church’s growth and her good works, we support religious outreach and promote vocations in an effort to strengthen the faith that unites us.

As committed as we are to our faith, so are we committed to building our families and communities. Whether it’s through sponsoring ministries, hosting family-focused activities, or supporting community events, Knights serve as valuable role models for other Catholic men, as well as mentors for our children.

And so, time and again, Knights have proven that through fellowship the support we offer to those in need, our families, and our communities, is magnified.

Here are two brochures that provide additional information about the ministry:
Knights of Columbus Brochure
K of C – Member Benefits

Come and join us!

Contact: Bob Onhsorg
Email: Ohny@aol.com
Phone: (952) 448-5976

 

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry

PrayerShawlJoin the Prayer Shawl Ministry of Guardian Angels!

First and third Monday

of every month

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

in the Parish Office.

 

 

Contact Tricia Feilmeyer, 952-448-6980 or Kathy Rasmussen 952-448-5922, PrayerShawls@GAchaska.org with any questions/comments.

If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, don’t worry, we have great teachers who will gladly share their joy of the craft. We would love to add new members to our ministry.

ALL are welcome!

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by for the Welcome BBQ for Fr Ortega

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