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From a School Sister of Notre Dame: Sister Mary Ann, who worked for a home health agency, was out making her rounds visiting homebound patients, when she ran out of gas. As luck would have it, a Texaco Gasoline station was just a block away. She walked to the station to borrow a gas can and buy some gas. The attendant told her that the only gas can he owned had been loaned out, but she could wait until it was returned. Since Sister Mary Ann was on her way to see a patient, she decided not to wait and walked back to her car. She looked for something in her car that she could fill with gas and spotted the bedpan she was taking to the patient. Always resourceful, Sister Mary Ann carried the bedpan to the station, filled it with gasoline, and carried the full bedpan back to her car. As she was pouring the gas into her tank, two Baptists watched from across the street. One of them turned to the other and said, 'If it starts, I'm turning Catholic!' We have 10 candidates in our RCIA program … which is better described as a journey. RCIA is a journey of deeper and deeper conversion to Christ and His “Way”. Christ’s whole new way of seeing, listening, speaking, thinking, feeling, acting and being.

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Stewardship at Guardian Angels

Finance Committee – Progress Report (from meeting on 03/17, yes, we met on St. Patrick’s Day) • Budget recommended. Projecting 7% net revenue (church contributions) increase year over year based on 5 items having positive or negative financial impacts (Ministry Growth/Reach, Parish Growth (and increase in current parishioner gift levels), Fr. Paul’s Departure, Economy, Capital Campaign) • Transparency Agreement to have this column to increase transparency of efforts/discussion topics

• Balance Budget Appeals to congregation for increase in funds have not covered the gap between collections and expenses. Without increased plate/other contributions, we have to reduce expenses to deliver a balanced budget. At current, our largest item in the budget is labor (church and school staff). Reduction to budget = reduction to ministries. Though this isn’t ideal, we are committed to balance the budget. • Too Many Asks Discussion was per parishioners mention that the church makes too many asks for money. The frequency is a reflection of the

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number of needs and valid causes that surface. We acknowledge the concern, and agreed to explore further as the Parish Leadership Structure is further built out.

• Specific items request In response to need and feedback from past and current contributors, many people want to give gifts that are tangible. We aim to provide a ‘top 10 list’ of tangible needs people can help fund. This IS NOT intended to replace regular giving. This is a mechanism to attract resources available to you IN ADDITION to your plate contribution. We are working on the structure to ensure we don’t incur unnecessary expense. Stay tuned. • Members Needed We seek parishioners with experience in Accounting, Finance or Business. If you or someone you know has this gift, please pass these names along. We will be in contact within one week of getting names. • YOUR church, YOUR finance council – Jon Baker, Mike Richelsen, Jenna Forner, Travis Olson, Matthew Udermann • Please submit any questions/comments/insights to Our next meeting planned for week of 04/17.

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Listed Alphabetically E-Mails for Staff: Example: Rev. Mr. Jim Bauhs, Deacon 227-4000 Eric Crowell, Dir of Operations & Communications 227-4008 Amy Gallus, School Principal 227-4010 Fr. Paul Jarvis, Pastor 227-4000 Fr. Thomas Joseph, Sacramental Minister within the Latino Community 227-4093 Emily Klinker, Director of Faith Formation 227-4007 Maria Koehn, Latino Administrative Assistant 227-4015 Lori Reznick, School Administrative Assistant 227-4010 Jean Rief, Pastoral Associate 227-4095 Jerry Roth, Parish Director 227-4002 Miguel Salinas, Room Scheduling 227-4004 Jennifer Salwei, Accounting 227-4001 Teresa Schmidt, Director of Worship 361-0181 Fr. Conran Schneider, O.F.M. (Pastoral Care) 361-0414 Brian Winfield, Maintenance Supervisor 227-4013


TRUSTEES Steve Rasmussen 448-5922 Mark Sanda 277-4283 Bill Meyer, Trustee Emeritus PARISH COUNCIL, Tim Collins 270-2341 FINANCE COUNCIL, Matthew Udermann (Interim) FAITH FORMATION COMMISSION, Ed Hajek 960-4940 SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, Tom Tierney, 239-8799 PARENT/TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO) Cecilia Laube, laubes2006@yahoo,com 448-6161 Keith Erickson, 368-7349 PASTORAL CARE COMMISSION Susan Keough, 220-6005 USHERS/GREETERS Marty O’Keefe, 368-7541 PRAYER LINE, Jessica Oberpriller 361-3165


MINISTER SCHEDULE Stations Of The Cross Friday April 15 7:00pm Kevin Schepers, Karie Holmstadt, David Holmstadt

Palm Sunday April 16 – April 17: 5:00 pm Lectors Gary Klingelhutz Eucharistic Ministers Dan Lawrence Eucharistic Ministers Karen Lawrence Eucharistic Ministers Kathy Setten Eucharistic Ministers Bill VanHecke Eucharistic Ministers Steve Zugan Eucharistic Ministers Jason Difuccia Eucharistic Ministers Bill Meyer Eucharistic Ministers Mary Meyer Servers - Candle 1 Travis Shaffer Servers - Candle 2 Heather VanSloun Server - Cross/Incense Corey Dress Server - Cross/Incense Isabel Dress Homebound -----Homebound -----Sacristans Susan Hunziker Williams Usher/Greeter Virgil Gestach Usher/Greeter Carol Gestach Usher/Greeter Brad Gestach Usher/Greeter Steve Gestach


Monday, April  11,  2011  -­‐  Sunday,  April  17,  2011   Mass Intentions

Tuesday Ralph Molnau + Wednesday: Linda Mussehl + Friday Mary Ann Hennen + / Joe & Audrey Lano + Saturday Carol Wolf + Sunday (8am) Wilbur & Rose Tellers + Sunday (10am) Terri Rothmeier + Sunday (6:15pm) Amanda Rief + Upcoming Coffee & Donuts: Today: April 10: Catholic Aid Society, April 17 : TBD, April 24: Easter Sunday - No Hospitality, May 1: Marriage Encounter, May 8: Loaves & Fishes, May 15: School Advisory Committee, May 22: Finance Next Weekendʼs Readings

Gospel at the Procession with Palms — Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11). First Reading — In spite of my sufferings I am not disgraced. I am not put to shame (Isaiah 50:4-7). Psalm — My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? (Psalm 22) Second Reading — Christ emptied himself, and God filled this emptiness with exaltation (Philippians 2:6-11). Gospel — The account of Christ’s passion according to Matthew (Matthew 26:14 — 27:66 [27:11-54]).

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8:00 am Randy Kerber Joanne Wintroath MaryAnn LaValle Jim Hammers ----------Bernice Pauly Tom LaTour Debbie LaTour Katie Kennedy Karie Holmstadt David Holmstadt Ethan Eiden Carol Gestach Joe Hansel Tom/Debbie LaTour

10:00 am Mike Richelsen Jenny Richelsen Ben Kendal Steve Tompkins Angie Weiland Brigid Altman Sue Johnson Lois Hidding Jackie Weber Sam Winfield Joey Winfield Anne Richelsen Jake Richelsen ----------Jackie Weber

6:15pm Scott Guilemette Marie Guilemette Steven Guilemette ------

Lucy Halloran Pat Halloran Mark Lano Sam Lano

Marty O’Keefe Tim Collins

Kathy Carlson Cole Carlson Ben Carlson

Sara Heitkamp Daniel Guilemette

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Parishioners have seen candidates in RCIA – which means the Rite of Christian Initiation of adults – at all our Mass times. Though we have many RCIA candidates, we have no candidates “converting” this year. Huh? Let me explain. We use the term “conversion” specifically for those being baptized into the Christian Faith. And this year, we have no adult being baptized in our Easter Vigil liturgy. The RCIA candidates parishioners have seen at Mass (with their sponsors) have already been converted through baptism in some other Christian denomination. These adults are either Catholics who’ve never received First Communion and/or Confirmation. Or they are Christians of other traditions being received into communion with the ancient Catholic Christian tradition. It helps to think of these Christians as not so much leaving behind another tradition, but extending their sense of Christian family to include the Communion of Saints: past, present and future. Including, of course, at least one billion Catholic Christians around the world today. Thanks be to God, candidates being received into communion with the Catholic Christian community of believers bring all sorts of charisms from the traditions of their upbringing: perhaps it is a love of sacred scripture, the gift of courageous singing, an appreciation for meditating with icons, a thirst of charity and justice. The Catholic Christian “extended family” surely benefits from charisms learned from other Christian traditions. We are more complete with their presence. Each adult on this journey is really deepening their conversion, their lifelong transformation. As we all are, I hope. Think of this transformation as a transfiguration, revealing who we truly are, insofar as we configure ourselves to Jesus, configured through His teachings. The ten being communicated, confirmed and/or received into the Catholic Christian assembly of disciples at the Easter Vigil (the ancient Church’s most impressive liturgies, Saturday, 8:30 pm sunset, April 23) is the largest RCIA class we’ve ever had at Guardian Angels. Much credit goes, of course, to Emily Klinker, our faith formation director and recent recipient of a Masters in Religious Education, from the University of St. Thomas. From my vantage point, I’ve seen Emily nurture her RCIA candidates as a mother nurtures her children. Please join me in not only congratulating the RCIA candidates. Join me in thanking their sponsors in one of the most enjoyable journeys the Church offers. And please thank the many parishioners who’ve taught RCIA sessions over the past nine months: Deacon Jim Bauhs, Alyssa Bormes, Tricia Feilmeier, Laurie Forner, Steve Kingsbury, Deacon Gregg Sroder, and Julie VanDenBroeke. One of Emily’s great talents is her ability to recruit and organize the faith formative efforts of disciples at G.A. This is church at its best. Please consider joining the RCIA candidates at Holy Thursday (April 21, 7 pm), Good Friday (April 22, 6:30 pm, Spanish language at 7:45 pm), and the Easter Vigil (April 23, 8:30 pm). The RCIA candidates and you will find it all a truly moving experience. Easter Sunday Masses are at 8 am, 10 am, noon (Spanish), 6:15 pm. ~ Fr. Paul

You are invited On Holy Thursday, April 21st we will be celebrating the feast of the Blessed Sacrament. During the Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper, Father Paul will bless the hands of the Eucharistic Ministers and Homebound Eucharistic Ministers.   Please plan to attend this 7:00 pm Holy Thursday Mass. John 6:51 I would like to thank the following people and businesses for helping make the Pack Up A Pickup another great success! To all of the great volunteers for handing out the bags at the Masses, the use of their trucks and unloading the pickups at CAP/Bountiful Basket. To the parishioners and student families of Guardian Angels Church and School for the great turnout of food and cash donations. To the Chaska Herald for listing the event in the Community Calendar and Cooper's Foods and Gedney's for their generous donations. Last but not least, a special thank you to the 3rd Grade Class of Guardian Angels for gathering the student food donations and bringing them to the St. Francis Hall. Here is a recap of the last 3 years of Guardian Angels donations to CAP/Bountiful Basket: Year Weight Dollars 2009 3,701 Lbs. $2,053.00 2010 2,764 Lbs. $1,293.00 2011 3,424 Lbs. $1,926.00 CAP/Bountiful Basket was very grateful for the food and cash donations they received from Guardian Angels as donations have been down for the month of March. They will be able to buy approximately $17,334.00 worth of food with the $1,926.00 we donated. (NOTE: For every dollar donated, CAP/Bountiful Basket is able to buy $9.00 worth of food from American Harvest.) We had a great crew of people unloading the trucks. We unloaded all 4 trucks in less than a half hour. Thanks again to all of you for coming together and helping make a difference in the lives of the people needing our assistance! ~ Joey Reynolds

PARISH CALENDAR & EVENTS For the most updated calendar information for events at G.A., please check our online calendar at


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8 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Word & Communion Service, Church Prayer Shawl Ministry, Office D of I Mtg, SFH Capital Campaign Town Hall, Church

8 a.m. 3:40 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

Mass, Church Girl Scout Meeting, SFH HALOS Committee Mtg, Conf. BeFrienders Meeting, SCC Conf Cub Scout Pack Leader Mtg., SFH Holy Thursday Bilingual Choir Rehearsal, Loft

8 a.m. 9:20 a.m. 6:15 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m.

Mass, Church Mass with School, Church Faith Formation, School Church Cleaning (see below, right) 6.1.5 Mass Music Rehearsal, Church

8 a.m. After Church Noon 1:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 7 p.m.

Word & Communion Service, Church Quilters, SFH AOA Luncheon (See School Section) Spring Concert, Gym Baptism Prep Class, Church Thursday Night Choir Rehearsal, Loft Parish Council Meeting, Conf

8 a.m. 3 p.m. 4:30-7:30pm 5 p.m. 7 p.m.

Mass, Church Stations of the Cross (School), Church K of C Fish Fry, Gym Stations of the Cross (in Spanish), Church Reflections at the foot of the Cross (in English), Church

9 a.m. 9 a.m. 11 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m.

Capital Campaign Town Hall, Church Overeaters Anonymous Group, Conf. Palm Sunday Decorating, Church Quincenera Prep Class, SFH Mass with Children’s LIturgy, Church Chocolate and Chuckles Event, SFH

8 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 7 p.m.

Palm Sunday Mass, Church Sunday Adult Choir Rehearsal, Loft Mass with Sunday School, Church RCIA, School Rm. 110 Mass in Spanish, Church Winged Warriors, SFH Adult Bible Study, SFH 6.1.5. Music Rehearsal, Church 6.1.5 Mass, Church Sunday Evening Basketball, Gym

PARISH INFORMATION Mass Intentions … Mass intentions may be for the living and the departed, with a + designating in the bulletin a deceased person. There is a $10 suggested donation per Mass intention. Permission from the sick person or his/her family must be granted before a name’s inclusion in these prayers. To schedule a Mass intention, call Jean in the parish office (see contacts, page 2) Baptism … Sacramental preparation is required for all parents. Godparents and Grandparents are also encouraged to attend. Baptismal prep sessions are given every other month and Baptism Masses are held once a month. Call Jean in the parish office (see contacts, opposite page) to schedule a child for Baptism and the parents for baptismal prep. Prayers of the Faithful ….If you would like a name included in our Prayers of the Faithful for the sick, please call the Parish Office. Penance...Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and anytime by appointment. Matrimony...pre-registration required one year in advance; marriage preparation course is required. Anointing… 1st weekend of the month following each Mass. For other requests, please contact the office.

DID YOU KNOW? G.A. has a Can Recycling Program? Be sure to drop off your aluminum cans in the shed behind the church! This is a great way to support the ministries at G.A.! Where is  Divine  Mercy  Sunday’s  devo4on  this  year? St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Excelsior, May 1, 2011, 3:00 pm. (Area churches rotate responsibilities for this beautiful devotion.) Jesus said to St. Faustina Kowalska: “I desire that there be a Feast of Mercy … On this day, the very depths of My tender mercy are open...The soul that will go to Confession [on that day or, preferably, beforehand] and receive Holy communion [on that day] shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment... and this is why the first Sunday after Easter is to be the Feast of Mercy, and on that day priests are to tell everyone about My great and unfathomable mercy.” Come to the Feast of Divine Mercy at St. John the Baptist. Learn about the Image of the Merciful Jesus, St. Faustina, the hour of Divine Mercy, the chaplet of Divine Mercy, and a plenary indulgence associated with Divine Mercy Sunday.

Church Spring  Cleaning!

We will have a major spring cleaning of Guardian Angels Church led by the Buildings and Grounds Crew on Wednesday, April 13 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We have identified many areas, large and small, seen and unseen, that need tender loving care in an attempt to having Guardian Angels Church sparkle and shine this Easter. If you have any cleaning supplies (buckets, Palm Sunday  Children's  Procession rags, cleaners, etc) that you could bring, especially All GA children are invited to participate in the Guardian Angels Palm vacuums with hose Sunday Procession next weekend, April 16/17 at the Saturday, 5pm Mass and the Sunday 10am Mass. These young people of our parish will attachments for getting under have the honor to wave their palms to herald the arrival of Our Lord in the pews, it would be most the opening procession of Mass. Please meet in the back of the church helpful. Everyone is welcome at the beginning of the announcements before these Masses begin. to join in the fun!

FAITH FORMATION HALOS – Middle School Youth Ministry Saturday, April 16th 10:30-noon @ Auburn Manor Nursing Home We will be coloring eggs with the residents for Easter. An estimated 10-15 residents will attend. Each HALOS participant will need to come with a dozen hard boiled eggs, ready to go. We will provide egg dye, coloring cups, vinegar, disposable bowls & grass to leave some colored eggs for the residents. Parents will drop off & pick up from Auburn Manor. Questions please call Nina Greenwood 612-250-8741 Questions contact Nicole Rogers at above email or 952-334-0288.

Congratulations to our high school students who were confirmed on Saturday at the Basilica! Jacob William Ambroz Daniel James Bergum Cody Robert Bisek MacKenzie Kaiser Braden Rachel A. Bradley Carolyn Anne Collins Baylee Marie Cummins Isabel Margaret Drees Ethan R. Eiden Leanne Renae Forner Joseph T. Gebhart Emily Carolynn Gestach Aaron Jeffery Glaeser Colin Thomas Healy David Spencer Holmstadt Mitchell David Johnson Chase William Paradise Denice Michelle Osorio Perez Alyson Margaret (Aly) Perrill Samantha (Sammie) Renfro Daniel Joseph Renier Dane Rosenwinkel John Douglas Sanda Jack Andrew Schliesman Brandon William Stacken Matthew John Tisdale Shannon Colleen Tracy Benjamin Allen VanDenBroeke Brennen Clayton Walley Liam Wintroath Mario Wheelock Zattoni

9th Grade  Confirma7on  Clothing  Drive   April 6th-April 17th

SCHOOL NEWS It’s not too late to register for the 2011-2012 school year. Registration forms can be downloaded from the GA website as well as received by calling the school office at 952-227-4010. We have our Kindergarten Round-up next Friday, April 15th—if you are not already registered, give us a call to reserve a spot for that morning. Our Spring Concert is next Thursday, April 14th. Performances will be at 1:30 and 7:00 p.m. Active older adults are also invited to a luncheon in Saint Francis Hall hosted by our Middle School Service Club at noon with the afternoon performance following. Please call the school office at 227-4010 to RSVP for the luncheon.  Please pray for our 8th grade students and the chaperones who will be touring our nation’s capital city from April 16th through the 18th. This trip to Washington, D.C. is not only a wonderful experience for them, but is also a culmination of two years of study on American History as part of their middle school curriculum at GA.

We will be collecting gently-used clothing for spring and summer. All items must be clean, no holes or tears, and not outdated. We cannot accept shoes, maternity clothes, uniforms, underwear, robes, adult pajamas, and clothing with corporate logos. We'll be collecting until Palm Sunday at weekend masses or Faith Formation classes on Wednesdays. Please pray for our class and the success of the drive!

From your Pastoral Care Ministry - Bearing the Special Grief Continued from the last two week’s bulletins... Obviously, it does not take a survivor’s grief away by simply believing that God will view their loved one compassionately. But faith will help them live with their loss and grieve it well. And it will help them discover redeeming values in the midst of their suffering. Trust that God will sustain them through the stages of their bereavement. Rebuild self-esteem The suicide of a friend or a loved one is a terrible blow to a survivor’s self image. Rationally, or irrationally, survivors may feel judged by the community for having failed. They may feel that the suicide is a disgrace to the family or the school or even the community. And just when they need the support and love of others, some may have a strong urge to escape to a place where they are not known. And, unfortunately, the shame many survivors feel keeps them from acknowledging the suicide and talking about it – an important part of the recovery process. After the shattering experience of a suicide, they need to pick up the pieces, reaffirm their commitment to life, and rebuild confidence in themselves. Be patient  Remember that time, by itself, does not heal. It is how survivors use the time that is important. When they can stare less frequently at the past and recognize the value of small steps forward, they develop a framework within the passage of time that makes the loss not easier, but at least less hard. Reach out to others  Survivors can choose to let their brokenness defeat them, or they can decide to get up and get going. Once they have the courage to place their hurt, their sensitivity, and their compassion at the service of others, they have discovered the key to helping themselves. For when pain is used to reach out to others, it becomes creative and transforming love. Take heart Suicide can leave deep scars on survivors. But there is no turning back: They cannot change what has happened. They can, however, change their outlook – from backward to forward, from death to life. Those who have experienced the suicide of a loved one can learn to let go of blaming themselves or the deceased for their unhappiness. They can take responsibility for their own future. They can emerge from their sorrow with a profound appreciation for the solidarity they have experienced with others, and a deep awareness of the beauty and fragility of life. And they can begin to see life not so much as a problem to be solved, but as a mystery to be discovered each day. The Wounded Healer In his book, “The Wounded Healer,” Fr. Henri Nouwen takes the reader on a challenging and insightful journey into our common struggle to reach beyond our own woundedness, and attempt to understand and minister to the pain of others. Fr. Nouwen offers useful advice for dealing effectively with the emotional and physical pain of those we encounter. He challenges us to embrace suffering as a sweet gift through which we can identify with others in our increasingly isolated lives. One might initially be offended by what appears to be an insensitive statement. By reading this book you will see the reasoning for Nouwen’s thinking. The author contends that we often try to alleviate or

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reduce our pain, and that of others. Pain has become the archenemy to be beaten into submission, not a friend who can teach us to understand others. Trained in psychology and spiritual direction, Fr. Nouwen asserts that Christian leaders and pastoral care providers should not look at others analytically. They need to have compassionate hearts that risk being wounded, while not being exhibitionists openly parading their pain to gain the sympathy of others. Our greatest example of woundedness is to be found in Christ, humanity’s ultimate wounded healer. It is by understanding the significance of His death and resurrection that we discover that pain can bring hope. It opens the window through which we can see others, and strive to identify with their suffering. The thoughts of Fr. Nouwen are especially relevant in light of escalating violence throughout our world. The very mention of the date Sept. 11, or the place Oklahoma City, conjure up images of destruction that forever will be part of our memory. On every Sept. 11, we will continue to reflect upon what we were doing when our sense of safety and security was shattered. When we see a government building, we might remember the violence done with simple fertilizer. Horrific scenes of fear, confusion, and death tore at our heart – more recently, nuclear chaos in Japan – a sense of helplessness can overwhelm us in the midst of such devastating calamities. How can we deal with such vast suffering? Fr. Nouwen says there are no instant solutions. Still, he believes that each of us in our own uniqueness can help others through their suffering. He issues a challenge to us to use the opportunities God gives us to help others. Our hurting world needs more wounded healers like Fr. Nouwen. For anyone who has ever suffered greatly – and, of course, we all will at some point in our lives – “The Wounded Healer” is a must-read.

Guardian Angel School & Parish School-Age Child Care (“Angel Club”)

Summer 2011 Registration Form (for children kindergarten through 6th grade in the 2011-2012 school year) 1st Child’s Name:________________________________________________________________________ Grade 11/12 school year:________ Birth date:_______/__________/________ Sex:_________ Describe any physical or mental disabilities your child may have:__________________________________ …… …… 2nd Child’s Name:_____________________________________________________________________ Grade 11/12 school year:________ Birth date: _______/__________/________ Sex:_________ Describe any physical or mental disabilities your child may have:__________________________________ … … 3rd Child’s Name:_____________________________________________________________________ Grade 11/12 school year:________ Birth date: _______/__________/________ Sex:_________ Describe any physical or mental disabilities your child may have:__________________________________…… …… Guardian Name:______________________________________________________________________ Address:____________________________________ City:_____________________ Zip:___________ Home phone:(_________)____________________ Work phone:(_________)____________________ Cell phone:(_________)______________________ Email:______________________________________________________________________________…

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How to Turn Discipline into Discipleship When a child misbehaves. there may be a number of causes behind it. The first of course, is selfishness and the sin that arises from selfishness. Our children – made in the image and likeness of God, and yet children of Adam and Eve – are born into our spiritually schizophrenic condition, the human condition to be selfless and selfish. Children’s misbehavior is first and foremost an expression of a dark side, a self-centered side that all of us share. A side of humanity that disciples seek to renounce as our selfless nature is cultivated, practiced and made a habit. Like some adults, children argue, scheme, and resist because life is mostly about them. But have you ever noticed that some kids argue more persuasively than others? Or that some kids' schemes are actually quite creative? Or that some kids' resistance to parents’ or teachers’ requests is so persistent that authority figures actually give in to them sometimes? This persuasiveness, creativity, and persistence is all evidence that something else is at work. Their misbehavior is not JUST about their sin. It is also about the unique ways God built them. It is a glimmer into the God-given giftedness that is to be cultivated and used in a selfless, holy manner. This understanding is critical if we are to move away from discipline that simply punishes misbehavior toward discipline that "disciples" our kids in God plans for their lives. Consider the differences in the following discipline situations: Scene 1 - Typical Discipline: "Johnny, it's time to clean up your toys!" his mother Karla instructs. But Johnny grew defiant and lashes out, "No, Mommy! I don't wanna clean up!" Karla looks Johnny in the eye and firmly says, "Johnny, do what I say right now … or you're going to lose those toys." Johnny knows mom means business, so he reluctantly decides to clean up his toys. He gives a half-hearted effort. Johnny has learned that mom is still more powerful than he is, and that he'd better do what she says. This is not a bad lesson to learn. But it is merely discipline and NOT discipleship. In other words, it doesn’t build up spiritual muscles, it doesn’t make a habit of selfless, holy use of his giftedness.

Laugh Your  Way  to  a  Be@er  Marriage  with  Mark  Gungor When:  Saturday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. Where: St. Francis Hall, Guardian Angels Who: All married, engaged or dating couples are invited to attend. Why: It's an evening of information that will make you laugh and give you insight into relationships. Cost: Free-Will Offering Even if you've seen it before, it's worth a second look (always hear something new!) Bring along other couples and enjoy a fun-filled evening! Sponsored by the Chaska Area Marriage Encounter Community Registration preferred, but walk-ins are welcomed. For more information or registration contact Denns & Jane Hively 952-448-6702, Dan & Richie Klein 952-448-4406 or Steve & Kathy Rasmussen 952-448-5922

Here's how his mom might take advantage of the discipleship opportunity: Scene 2 - Discipleship Opportunity: "No, Mommy, I don't wanna clean up!" Karla looks Johnny in the eye, and with a hint of a smile says, "It's hard to obey sometimes isn't it, Johnny? You are one creative and strong willed little fella!" She pauses and prays silently, "Lord how will you use these gifts in him?" This orients her toward the purpose of all God's discipline (See Hebrews 12:10) Karla makes this offer, "Johnny, I love how God wired you to be so creative and persistent. Before you put those away, show me the coolest thing you made today." Because she feels safe to him, Johnny is eager to please his mommy. He quickly grabs one of the little structures he has assembled and shows her. "That's a cool one Johnny! Very unique way to make a truck! Do you want to put it away with the rest of them, or do you want to keep it out?" Karla is now Johnny's trusted guide and encourager in the cleaning and obedience process. He may still remain defiant and lose the toys, but Karla's heart has been transformed from that of a discipliner to that of a discipler. Do you catch the difference between scene one and scene two? In scene one, Karla's goal was quick discipline, and she engaged with a posture of control. This posture typically creates either a sense of fear or defiance in kids. On the fear side, these kids become compliant and often insecure. And on the defiance side, they become obstinate and rebellious. In scene two, she was still conscious of the immediate situation, but she had a spiritual eye toward the future, and engaged with a posture of grace. This is a safe posture that opens kids to take responsibility and feel responsible for themselves, and become conscious that God's purposes are part of their lives. If you have children: please know that the extra investment of time, on a consistent basis, in discipling, rather than in mere disciplining, will reap huge rewards for you, your disciple-child, and the Kingdom. If your children are all grown up, please pray for parents with young children this week, that they be guided more to disciple their children, rather than simply control them.

Guardian Angels  Military  Men  and  Women We are collecting items in the Collection for Ministries kiosk, located in the back of church for our Guardian Angels Military Men and Women. Please help us thank those men and women from our parish who serve our country. They love to receive care packages. If you would like to assemble and send a care package on your own please call Steve Kingsbury (612-207-3179) for an address of one of our military personnel. If you know of someone in need of a care package please call Steve Kingsbury. General items that are always welcome are food, such as beef jerky, peanuts and hard candies, health items such as Purel hand sanitizer and Chap Stick, games such as playing cards and cribbage. A handwritten note or card letting them know how much one appreciates their service is a nice addition to every care package. Thank you for your generosity and continued prayers.



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• Prearrangements • Pre-Funding

Home Office Principal Life Ins. Co. Securities offered through Princor Financial Services Corp. 800-247-4123 Member SIPC Principal Life and Princor are members of the Principal Financial Group (r) Des Moines, IA 50392

• Adjustable Beds • Premium Mattress Sets • Sico Walls Beds

(952) 445-2916

ST.LOUIS PARK 952-908-3348 BLOOMINGTON 952-881-8871

1/3 of a mile south of Hwy. 41 on Hwy. 169

Ron Bush Auto • Home • Life • Business

952-448-7622 205 Broadway No.

Carver, MN

952-428-2000 Marlene Van Hecke, Owner “WE BRING THE WORLD TO YOU”

Help Your Church

Huaraches, Quesadillas, Chalupas, Sopes and much more

207 Chestnut St. • Chaska, MN

URZUA AUTO REPAIR INC. 10% Off Labor with Bulletin

952-443-2336 •

$5 Donation to Guardian Angels when you sign up for our service (with mention of ad)

11081 Chaparral Ave. Suite C, Shakopee, MN 55379

Has your phone stopped ringing?


Family Vacations • Escorted Tours • Business Travel • Groups 952-448-3434

Mexican Food & Cantina Specialized in Fresh Authentic Mexican Food Hand Made 100% Corn Tortillas

Ph: (952) 445-6620


Call the ‘Ask St. Francis’ Information Line

Or e-mail: Savings and personal service are closer than you think!


Bert & Bonnie Notermann 934-5299 Eden Prairie

Need help finding a doctor or clinic?

952.212.3832 for your FastQuote®

José Urzua, General Manager•Victoria, MN

10% of my commission will be donated to your church. Nobody sells more Real Estate than RE/MAX

Brian Klingelhutz 612-508-9707 Restrictions Apply — Call for Details RE/MAX Action West

Consider Remembering Your Parish in Your Will. For further information, please call the Parish Office.

ADVERTISE! To lease this space, ring us at 612-867-1798. Dr. David Willey Dr. Michelle Johnson Lisa Larson, PA-C


Tax and Accounting Services • Form 1040 & State Returns Compilation and Review Services (612) 743-7439 (Cell) 116 2nd St. East (952) 448-9939 (Home) Chaska, MN 55318 Email:

River Gables Chaska Apartment Homes This Adult Community has all the conveniences Make life easier and more enjoyable. Here community and hospitality are basic beliefs.

Call 952-448-9201 for a tour

Providing comprehensive healthcare for Chaska families for 27 years Same day appointments are available

Auburn Courts

COMMUNITY BANK CHASKA 706 Walnut Street Chaska, MN. Telephone: 952-36-1BANK Fax: 952-361-2200 COMMUNITY IS MORE THAN JUST OUR NAME

Monday-Friday 9-6 • Saturday 9-1

110 W. 2nd Street, Chaska, MN

Jeff Burzinski, Founder

Auburn Manor Formerly known as Moravian Care Ministries

The Courtyard at Auburn

501 N. Oak St. Chaska



In Town Boarding with a Country Atmosphere Huge Indoor/Outdoor Kennels • In-Floor Radiant Heat Air Conditioning • Two 2½ Acre Outdoor Play Parks Pampered Pet Program • DayCare Deluxe Cat Condos with Large Windows & Sunning Ledge INDIVIDUAL CREMATIONS SINCE 1997


10500 Great Plains Blvd. • Hwy. 101 & Flying Cloud Dr. • Chanhassen

952.445.6403 •

260000 Guardian Angels Church

For Ads: J.S. Paluch Co., Inc. 1-877-205-9844 or 952-440-3944

April 10  

Guardian Angels Bulletin for April 10

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