Movie Night and Open House February 1st at GA School!

ECFL Coming to Guardian Angels

Do you want to connect with other parents in a welcoming and supportive environment? Do you want to learn the best ways to teach the faith to your children and deepen your relationship with them and with God?  At ECFL (Early Catholic Family Life) we believe that a child’s first and most important teachers are his and her parents.  Our mission is simple – connect parents with their peers and empower them to raise their children in the faith.  ECFL welcomes families with children 0-5 years old.  It’s 8 sessions facilitate parent-child interaction, parent discussion time, and children’s learning time.  The spring session of GA/St. Nicholas ECFL will take place Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30 in Guardian Angels School room 003.  Session dates will be February 7, 21, March 7, 21, April 4, 18, May 9, 23. The cost is $40 per family but scholarships are available.  Registration forms can be found at the info table in the back of church and at the GA school office.  For more information, please contact Sue Lovegreen slovegreen@gachaska.org

Taco and Twist DJ Dance, Dinner and Open House January 26 6-8pm

Beef and Sausage Dinner!


Men’s Club Beef and Sausage Dinner
Sunday, February 10
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Guardian Angels School Gym
217 2nd St. West, Chaska
Adults $12, Children 12 and under $5
Take outs available.
952-227-4000 for more information.

GA GALA February 23, 2019

Honored Guest: Archbishop Hebda

BAND: The White Sidewalls!!!

GA Gala is coming!
Door opens 6:00
Silent auction and appetizers
Dinner 7:00
Archbishop Hebda and Father Deziel 7:45
Live Auction 8:00
White Sidewalls Rock and Roll Review 9:00
Tickets go on sale January 9 online, in the church and school offices!
Click on Online Giving, then click on Online Giving in middle of the page to purchase tickets!

SafeCatholicSPM.org – Report Abuse

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SE_BannerIf you or someone you know has been sexually abused, your first call should be to law enforcement or child protection officials.

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Welcome New Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda!

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Our new archbishop has been announced!

On Holy Thursday, March 24, Pope Francis formally named Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda as the new leader of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Archbishop-Designate Hebda has been serving as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese since June 15, 2015. During that time, he has also been serving the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, as Coadjutor Archbishop, and was scheduled to replace Archbishop John J. Myers when he is expected to retire in July.

The son of Bernard and the late Helen Clark Hebda, the Archbishop-Designate Hebda was born on September 3, 1959 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was ordained to the priesthood on July 1, 1989 in St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh. His Episcopal ordination took place on December 1, 2009.

In addition to serving the Archdioceses of Newark and Saint Paul and Minneapolis, he was Bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord, Michigan and has served at the Vatican and in parishes in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Archbishop-Designate Hebda’s Installation Mass is scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, May 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, at the Cathedral of Saint Paul.

Fundraising for Guardian Angels while you Shop!

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Scrip fundraising is a no-selling program that enables families to raise money for Guardian Angels.  Scrip is just another way to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards in place of cash, checks and credit cards.

Parishioners purchase gift cards from Guardian Angels at face value, andwe order those cards at a reduced price.  The difference is an instant donation for Guardian Angels.  It’s really that simple.  And all funds raised will be used to help offset the stewardship shortfall.grocery cart

There are many of the country’s biggest brands, including grocery, department stores, gas stations, restaurants, home improvement and more.  Using scrip to pay for your everyday purchases or to give as Christmas gifts, you can easily raise money for Guardian Angels.  See the order form insert in this week’s bulletin or visit the parish website for an order form.

Contact Stephanie Griesinger at scriporders@gachaska.org with questions!

Download your form here!

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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 Mission Statement

“Guardian Angels exists to reach out

Dear Guardian Angels Community and visitors:

I am happy to inform you that as a result of our GROW pastoral planning program, a long-term strategic planning process, a new mission statement has emerged for Guardian Angels Catholic Church!

“Guardian Angels exists to reach out from the 

Altar of Christ to educate, serve, and evangelize.”

As Catholics, we come together around the Altar of Christ to be nourished and fed by both Word and Sacrament. However, we cannot stay here, we cannot limit ourselves to receiving, for we are called to go back into the world and make a difference. One of the most striking images in Sacred Scripture describing God’s bountiful love and care for humanity is the prophesy given to Ezekiel in Chapter 47. He prophesied:

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The Lord brought me to the door of the temple; and behold water was trickling from below the Altar of the temple and water was coming out of the temple and it was ankle-deep.  The river was deep enough to swim in, but could not be passed through.  Fishermen will stand along its shore and spread their nets; many kinds like the fish of the Great Sea. On both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary.

Brothers and Sisters, just like the image of water trickling down from underneath the Altar of Christ into the courtyard, spilling out into the streets from underneath the walls and rushing through the fields as a river of great depth and width, let us remember that our journey as baptized people neither stops nor ends at the Altar of Christ, for the Altar of Christ is not a point of arrival but it is a point of departure.  Yes, each one of us is called to make a difference in the world by being God’s love amongst people, by being forgiveness for others, by being the fulfillment of God’s plan on earth, by being the light of truth in the world, and by being rivers of living water bringing new life and fruitfulness through the land. We can accomplish this by educating, serving and evangelizing.  May God’s spirit of giftedness and generosity permeate both the minds and hearts of each member of our parish community, friends and neighbors to make a difference in the world!

Yours Truly,

Fr. Fernando Ortega ~ Pastor