Guardian Angels School Alumni news!

Holy Family Catholic High School and Guardian Angels School is proud to announce Guardian Angels School alumnus, Connor Herd ’14, with a score on the PSAT in the top 50,000 in the country, has been recognized as a 2014 National Merit Commended Student.  Connor also was named a AP Scholar by the College Board based on AP test taken through Spring 2013.  AP Scholar recognition is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

We are equally proud of Guardian Angels School alumnus, Luke Melander ’14, for his recognition as an AP Scholar with Honor, granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Congratulations to your faculty and staff on the excellent preparation these students received for success in high school.  Please feel free to share this with your school community, so they make celebrate the work of your fine school!

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Read Pope Francis’ August interview!

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This interview with Pope Francis took place over the course of three meetings during August 2013 in Rome. The interview was conducted in person by Antonio Spadaro, S.J., editor in chief of La Civiltà Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit journal. Father Spadaro conducted the interview on behalf of La Civiltà Cattolica, Thinking Faith, America and several other major Jesuit journals around the world.

The editorial teams at each of the journals prepared questions and sent them to Father Spadaro, who then consolidated and organised them. The interview was conducted in Italian. After the Italian text was officially approved, a team of five independent experts were commissioned to produce the English translation, which is also published by America.

NOTE: Please note the Download link below so you can read it on your computer. You can click any of the icons in the viewer header to see this interview in full screen, or use the “+” or “-” to zoom in and out.

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Parishioner Tom Redman Honored

Tom RedmanOn August 14th, at a luncheon on the St. Catherine University campus, Archbishop John Nienstedt will present ten deserving recipients with The Catholic Spirit’s 2013 Leading With Faith Award.  One of those honored will be Guardian Angels’ own Tom Redman. Tom is Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Chaska.  The honorees were nominated by co-workers and others for bringing their faith to the workplace and sharing their gifts with the community. Well done, Tom.  Congratulations!

Announcing the Stewards of Our Legacy Campaign Video

Announcing the Stewards of Our Legacy Campaign

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Announcing the Stewards of Our Legacy Campaign Video – Spanish version

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It’s time to rediscover the depth and beauty of our Catholic faith.

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Click the picture or here to be directed to the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis portion of REDISCOVER.

2012 Parish Census

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Dear Parishioner:

You are receiving this because you are listed as a parishioner at Guardian Angels. Periodically, to best serve our parishioners, we need to update our records to assure that we have accurate information.

This census update form has four pages: the first (cover) page is for the head of the household, the second is for the spouse, and pages 3 and 4 provide space for registering up to four children.

If you live alone, simply fill out the first page. Non-related people sharing a residence should each complete his/her own form as the Head of Household. If you are the Head of a Household, continue to complete Spouse and Dependent Children pages as applicable. If you have more than four children in your household or need additional forms, you may get them on-line at church.GAChaska.org or by contacting the parish office at 952-227-4000.

The information you provide us about your sacraments will not be used as official information; your official sacramental records are maintained at your church of baptism. These sacramental questions are for our information so that we may be able to serve you better with our faith formation and other instructional programs. While accurate information is always preferred, don’t worry if it isn’t immediately at hand. Continue to finish the form without unnecessarily “bogging down”. For example, the exact date of a sacrament isn’t as important as knowing you have received the sacrament. If you received your First Communion in second grade and don’t remember the exact date, you could simply note that you received your First Communion in second grade. Following the same logic, you could say you were baptized as an infant – but here the actual church of baptism is important because that parish will be the source of your official sacramental records, should we need them.

On the reverse side of this letter is a listing of various ministries. For a parish to thrive, we need faithful involvement from parishioners who have the time to share their talents and gifts with us. After reviewing these ministries, make sure to note your willingness to become involved with one or more of them as you respond to the census form question about sharing your time and talent.

Thank you for your prompt completion of this form. Please return your completed form to us via mail, e-mail, FAX, or the collection basket as soon as possible. Faith is a gift best shared as a participating registered member of Guardian Angels. I hope that you will register sharing my gratitude for the blessings of our school and,beautiful historic church.

Yours in Christ,

Father Doug Ebert

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