School matching grant opportunity

Deacon John Cleveland’s Mother’s Obituary

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

Summer Day Camp and Preschool

GA Gala is February 23 and we want to thank our sponsors!

Thank you gameinformer for being our GOLD LEVEL SPONSOR!


Thank you to Lano Equipment Shakopee and Starkey Hearing Technologies for their Silver level Sponsorship!

Thank you KleinBank and Premier Banks for being Bronze Sponsors!

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.

Click here to learn more

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

Message to the Parish

GA angel small Logo - Hi ResThe following message was delivered at Sunday Mass this last weekend.

“Many of you may have already read or seen on the news, that on Friday, January 16th the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.   The archdiocese and victim representation agreed this was the fairest way to respond to victim’s and survivor’s needs.  This will allow all archdiocesan resources available to be distributed equally among victims and survivors and allow the archdiocese to continue essential ministry.  Guardian Angels Parish Community is separately incorporated and is not filing for bankruptcy. The archdiocese and the parish are two separate legal entities. The archdiocesan bankruptcy does not affect any Guardian Angels property, including buildings, building contents or land.  Like all parishes, the archdiocese manages some funds for Guardian Angels such as insurance.  We have joint representation with other archdiocesan parishes to reaffirm the continued protection of these managed assets. 

In addition, should we have lawsuits or claims directed at Guardian Angels we have retained separate legal counsel.  Our legal counsel is determining how this may or may not affect our parish.

We continue and need to continue our ministry here at Guardian Angels.  During this difficult time, we ask for your continued support through prayers and generosity.  More information will be shared with you as it becomes available.  Please stand as Fr. Ortega would like to say a few words and lead us in prayer”

The following documents were inserted in last weekend’s bulletin:

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