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What Catholic School 5th Graders Believe his st ent s Chri s God Jesu s. son ave u to s


People in my Parish care about others

97% 98%

Being a Catholic is important to me

Even when I sin, God still loves me.

Jesus Really Understands Me



Source: NCEA/ACRE School Summary Reports for Academic Year 2008-09. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2011 - January 30 - February 5

Join G.A. for our School Open House on Sunday, January 30 from 9 a.m - 1 p.m. See Back Page for Details! JANUARY 16, 2011 ! SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


CHURCH & SCHOOL STAFF Listed Alphabetically E-Mails for Staff: Example:

Rev. Mr. Jim Bauhs, Deacon Eric Crowell, Dir of Operations & Communications Amy Gallus, School Principal Fr. Paul Jarvis, Pastor Fr. Thomas Joseph, Sacramental Minister within the Latino Community Emily Klinker, Director of Faith Formation Maria Koehn, Latino Administrative Assistant Lori Reznick, School Administrative Assistant Jean Rief, Pastoral Associate Jerry Roth, Parish Director Miguel Salinas, Room Scheduling Jennifer Salwei, Accounting Teresa Schmidt, Director of Worship Fr. Conran Schneider, O.F.M. (Pastoral Care) Brian Winfield, Maintenance Supervisor

227-4000 227-4008 227-4010 227-4000 227-4093 227-4007 227-4015 227-4010 227-4095 227-4002 227-4004 227-4001 361-0181 361-0414 227-4013

LAY-LEADERSHIP POSITIONS TRUSTEES Bill Meyer 448-4311 Steve Rasmussen 448-5922 PARISH COUNCIL, Tim Collins 270-2341 FINANCE COUNCIL, Jim Healy 443-1340 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 MINISTRY Dianne Eiden 201-6045 USHERS/GREETERS Marty O’Keefe, 368-7541 PRAYER LINE, Jessica Oberpriller 361-3165


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!"#$%&'( )"%*#'(+&,-(.(/(+010,2(3(4#5#&$#%( ( ( 6#78#*$(-9(:;#(<*8&,(=*0:>(=&70?'( @#%,#$%&'( A"&*%0&,(),2#?$(B&*0$;0-,#*$(. =*0%&'( ( C&*-?(@-?9(. D&:"*%&'( +010,2(3(4#5#&$#%(6#78#*$(-9(:;#(E0,5#( ( ( 6#"F0$$#,(=&70?' D",%&'(GH&7I( +##(E&,(D?-",(. D",%&'(GJK&7I( L07(&,%(6&*2#(M0N9(=&70?' D",%&'(GOPJQN7I(4&,0#?(3(6&*'(),,(R?0,2#?;":>(. Upcoming Coffee & Donuts: Today: Jan. 16: Knights of Columbus, Jan. 23: Catholic Aid Society, Jan. 30: No Hospitality, Waffle Breakfast, Feb. 6: Marriage Encounter, Feb. 13: No Hospitality - Beef & Sausage Dinner, Feb. 20: Loaves and Fishes, Feb. 27: School Advisory Committee

Next Weekend!s Readings

First Reading — The burdens that were once laid upon the people have been vanquished (Isaiah 8:23 — 9:3). Psalm — The Lord is my light and my salvation (Psalm 27). Second Reading — Paul exhorts the believers at Corinth: As there is one Christ, so too must there be no divisions among you. (1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17). Gospel — After calling his first disciples, Jesus goes throughout Galilee teaching, proclaiming the gospel, and curing the people of their illnesses (Matthew 4:12-23 [12-17]).

Knights of Columbus Calendar Raffle Results

Please call Steve at (952) 448-3127 or Chuck at (952) 448-2819 to collect your winnings. Congratulations!

This Week’s Sponsor: Guardian Angels Church



Jan. 22 – Jan. 23 Lectors Eucharistic Ministers Eucharistic Ministers Eucharistic Ministers Eucharistic Ministers Eucharistic Ministers Servers - Candle 1 Servers - Candle 2 Server - Cross/Incense Server - Cross/Incense Homebound Homebound/Greeter Sacristans

5:00 pm Sue Johnson MaryAnn LaValle Don Hanninen Sue Hanninen Sharon Schleicher Kathy Setten Katie Kennedy Steven Karschnia Ben Schepers Sam Karschnia ----------Bill/Mary Meyer

8:00 am Greg Barnard Jim Hammers Pat Koehnen Steve Tompkins ----------Hogan Greenwood Dallin Rosenwinkel Ryan Dahl Justin Dahl Joe Hansel Ann Walter Jack Schindler

10:00 am Scott Guillemette Marie Guillemette Steven Guillemette Dennis Meyer Lola Meyer Beth Melander Rachel Guillemette Erin O'Keefe Daniel Guillemette Ethan Eiden ----------Dennis/Lola Meyer

6:15 pm Gary Klingelhutz Laurie Forner Dan Lawrence Karen Lawrence ----------Clayton Forner Leanne Forner ---------------Molly Williams Mary Muhs

PARRISH CAALENDAR & EVENTS For th he most update ed calendar information for events at G.A., please e check our online calendar at

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No School - MLK Day


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

Word & Communion Service, Church Prayer Shawl Ministry, Office Knights of Columbus Mtg, Conf.


8 a.m. 3 p.m.

7 p.m.

Mass, Church G.A. Volunteer Receptionist Gathering, Parish House Card Making Ministry, SFH Spanish Speaking Parishioner Healing Mass with Fr. Thomas, Church Liturgy Meeting, Conf.

8 a.m. 9:20 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m.

Mass, Church Mass, Church Pastoral Care Commission Mtg, Conf. Faith Formation, School, Conf, SFH Fr. Ravoux Memorial Mass, Church 6.1.5 Mass Music Rehearsal, Loft


8 a.m. After Church 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Word & Communion Service, Church Quilters, SFH Finance Council Mtg, Conf. Thursday Night Choir Rehearsal


8 a.m.

Mass, Church

9 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous Group, Conf. 1st Eucharist Parent/Child Mtg, Church Youth/Contemporary Choir Rehearsal, Loft Mass (with Children’s Liturgy), Church Spanish Speaking Parishioner Healing Mass with Fr. Thomas, Church

18 WED

19 THU

6 p.m. 7 p.m.

21 SAT


5 p.m. 7 p.m. SUN


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

Mass, Church Mass with Sunday School, Church Mass in Spanish, Church Adult Bible Study, SFH 6.1.5. Music Rehearsal, Church 6.1.5 Mass, Church Sunday Evening Basketball, Gym

A big Thank You to all who helped through their Time, Talent, and/or Treasure by bringing the warm and inviting Christmas spirit into our church environment this season.



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 the following 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.

SOUND THE ANGELS’ TRUMPETS, IT’S A BRAND NEW YEAR. WE’RE HAVING AN APPRECIATION PARTY … AND ALL VOLUNTEER RECEPTIONISTS ARE INVITED! Who: Guardian Angels Church Volunteer Receptionists and Staff When: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 – 3:00 PM Where: Parish House RSVP: 952-227-4095 or Are you interested in becoming a receptionist? We could always use more. Volunteer Receptionists at G.A. love what they do because they get to be in the thick of things. And they always have tons of fun. Yes, fun! Interested volunteers should contact Sandy Montague at or 952-448-3135. Experience with computers is ideal, but not mandatory. !"#$%&'(%)$*)+(,)!"(%-( Christmas in May Chaska is accepting home applications for this year’s event through March 15th. If you are in need of help with home repairs such as painting, yard clean up, accessibility repairs please call (952) 361-5350 for an application. This program is available to program eligible households living in the City limits of Chaska: Elderly Disabled households Households with modest incomes The home repairs are done by volunteers who will come to your home on Saturday, May 21st. Neighbors helping those who sometimes need a helping hand….Apply today!


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This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beef & Sausage Dinner is Sunday, February 13, 2011 in the gymnasium. Men & Boys of the parish watch for announcements and table assignments. Everyone else -- come hungry and help support your school and parish! Thank You to everyone who purchased gifts for the giving tree this year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we collected 175 gifts! Your generosity is appreciated by the parish and all the people who received gifts.

!"#$%&$'())'*&+#$'&,'-.#'/(012.3 Council of Catholic Women will meet on January 24th at 7 p.m. in St. Francis Hall. All are welcome!

SCHOOL NEWS Mrs. Girard is a long time member of the Guardian Angel's staff.! She began teaching kindergarten in April of 1990.! She taught third grade for eight years, and has been teaching Middle School for the past 13 years.! She received her BA in Education from Mankato State University, her Masters degree from St. Mary's, and is currently working on a special certiďŹ cation for Middle School Social Studies from Hamline University.! She is married to a wonderful man and Teacher of the Week is a recent empty nester, with two children in college. She loves teaching Middle School and relating historical events to current events, helping the students to be aware and involved in the world around them. She also has a passion for the Washington D.C. trip, which she believes brings history to life for her students. Special Thanks to To Helen Suhr for stepping up to help out with music while Ms. O"Donnell is on a 3 week leave. Beginning in early 2009 Chaska Police Chief Knight convened the Chaska Police Department Public Safety Focus Group, the purpose of which is to educate, and identify present and emerging public safety needs, issues and threats. The group forms the base of appropriate community education, response, and mitigation efforts in a partnership that draws its power and focus from the synergy of the members. On Saturday, February 5th, we will hold a "Town Hall: Examining Bullying in the Community", at the Chaska Community Center. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will be free and open to the public. Refreshments and lunch will be offered to attendees, also at no cost. The day will feature a keynote speaker, and breakout sessions dealing with specific topics - such as Bullying in Schools, Bullying in the Workplace, Bullying of GLBT persons, and Cyber Bullying. In addition, we will provide on-site "Go To Resource Teams" that will be in place to immediately serve anyone who has a bullying issue that they or a member of their family may be facing, and need help with. Our goal is to create awareness and to educate the community on methods to combat public incivility, including bullying, We plan on participating in the International STAND UP to Bullying Day on Friday, February 25th by wearing pink pledge shirts, which will be given to attendees, in support of victims. STAND UP is a movement that represents a million people in 2,200 schools, workplaces and organizations. We would love to have your support and presence at this important community event. Please call CPD Administrative Assistant Sona Schneck, at 952-227-7430, or e-mail her at for more information about this event.

5 In some ways, Love and grief are very much alike; they both have the power to forever change our lives. Just as I must surrender to love, I must surrender to my grief. -Alan Wolfelt


Remembering a National Hero: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Come join the Christian communities of the Minnesota River Valley at the Rev. Martin Luther King Celebration at Shepherd of the Hill Church, Monday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m., at 145 Engler Boulevard, Chaska. Rev. Gordon Stewart (Shepherd of the Hill), Fr. Paul Jarvis (Guardian Angels); music by Guardian Angels member, Jerry Steele, and Shepherd of the Hill’s Momoh Freeman. All Christians, lovers of civil liberties, and people of good will are invited to remember the triumph of truth and courage and integrity. Reverend King possessed a critical consciousness and a capacity for leadership that propelled him to be the drum major for justice. He was gifted with an extraordinary commitment to make reconciliation real, despite threats on his life, his family and those who demonstrated and marched alongside him. Facing death, Dr. King consecrated his life at the altar of racial reconciliation on a daily basis. His courage in the face of peril emboldened those who followed him as much as his brilliant oratory inflamed their hearts. Faith and courage were the only arms that Dr. King allowed those who would stand with him before the blasts of the water cannons, the attack dogs, the stoning by hostile onlookers and brutal police arrests. As a prophet of justice, Dr. King transformed the civil-rights movement into a spiritual force for reconciliation among people of every race. He continues to inspire Americans today, black and white, rich and poor, people of all educational levels, Americans of all religions.

Correction: In last week’s insert regarding Christmas flower memorials, the following individual should have been included: Katie Fritz. We regret the omission.

Losing someone we love is one of life’s most challenging passages. Learning about this process of grief, along with sharing our experience in a caring, supportive, and confidential setting, helps us to cope and leads to personal growth and healing. If you or someone you know is going through the grieving process you may consider attending a grief support group. The Southwest Grief Coalition is just one of the many options available in the area. January 20: Grief: A Natural Disaster of the Heart January 27: The Anniversary of the Loss February 3: Loss of a Dream February 10: Unpacking Grief There is no cost to participate in Living and Growing through Loss. These sessions will be at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie and are sponsored by many churches in the area who are working together to provide support and education for those who are grieving. A light supper is provided each evening. For more information please call 952-937-2776 or email: People experiencing similar losses will have the opportunity to meet in small groups to share concerns and feelings following the speaker. These groups include: Loss of a spouse/partner Loss of a parent Loss of a child Loss of family member/friend Suicide Survivors Young Adult Group (20-35) Teen Group (ages 13-19) Children’s Group (ages 8-12) Registration required for children’s group: Call Karen at 952-466-2685 Small groups are facilitated by those who are trained in the grief process and group dynamics. Many have experienced the death of a loved one. Free childcare is available by calling 952-937-2776 one week in advance of each session.


Always Responsible

In the 1940s, Antoine de Saint Exupéry wrote a story for children, The Little Prince, that many adults appreciate. The Little Prince inhabits a small asteroid, where he spends his time caring for one beautiful rose and rooting out baobab trees, which threaten to destroy life around them. The Little Prince visits other planets and then comes to Earth, where he meets the Fox. The Fox asks the Little Prince to tame him, explaining that taming means being responsible for someone. The Little Prince says he understands taming because of the rose that he loves, cares for, and protects. The Fox says the rose must be special because of all that time devoted to it. The Fox also tells the Little Prince that the most significant things in life are seen only with the heart, and he warns him not to forget a key truth: You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. We have each established ties with our parish on some level, and whatever time and abilities we devote to God and to each other make those connections stronger. We obviously need our parish, or we wouldn’t be here. Our parish is our spiritual home and a source of life through worship, friendships, and shared labor. The ties that we establish with our fellow parishioners form that essential connection that is invisible to the eye. The parish, in turn, needs our time, our devotion, care, and protection, and our monetary support to fulfill its mission. The good news is that God has “tamed” us and is responsible for us in the here and now and on into the future. It seems only right that all of us, in turn, are responsible for God’s church, God’s people, and God’s world. Are you doing your part? Stewardship Report fo for Januarry 8 & 9, 2011 2 Week 28 of o our fiscal year y Actual


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Living Stewardship Now Do you go to church to get, or do you go to give? Copyright © 2009, World Library Publications. All rights reserved.

Please welcome and pray for the newly baptized in our parish family! Abigail Jo Eiden ~ daughter of Scott & Shannon Jack Everett Schroeder ~ son of Darrin & Kathryn Colin Michael Kreig ~ son of Brendon & Sara Molly Rae Washburn ~ daughter of Matt & Jenny Theodore John Meuleners ~ son of Bruce & Heather Carlos Joaquin Young ~ son of Jim & Damaris McKenna Lynn Schmidt ~ daughter of Jesse & Rachel

Day of Recollection for Caregivers:

Treat yourself to a quiet spiritual day of renewal Saturday, February 26, 2011 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Church of the Annunciation 509-54th St. W Minneapolis, MN 55419 (612) 824-0787 Presentation: “Intimacy of God’s Love: Father, Son & Holy Spirit” By Fr. James Himmelsbach This is a special event for caregivers including the celebration of Mass, Prayer, Conferences and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. “Caregiver” means anyone who lives, works or regularly visits persons with serious illnesses or disabilities. This person could be your spouse, dependent child, other family members, nursing home residents, special school students or others who may be in need of care, comfort or other consolation. Cost is $15 – and includes lunch. For more information, or to register, please call 651-291-4543 or email Registration deadline is February 18. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

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• Weddings • Anniversaries • Reunions • Banquets

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10 AM - 2 PM


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• Life/Disability Insurance

MARK SANDA Proudly Serving the Community for Over 50 Years • Education Funding Princor Registered • Traditional Earth Burial 200 West 3rd Street • Retirement Planning Representative/Principal Life 952-277-4283 • Cremation Services Chaska, MN Financial Representative


• 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

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

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

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

Bert & Bonnie Notermann 934-5299 Eden Prairie

LISA’S PLACE BAR & GRILL 952-448-7622 205 Broadway No.

Carver, MN

Need help finding a doctor or clinic? Call the ‘Ask St. Francis’ Information Line


Family Vacations • Escorted Tours • Business Travel • Groups 952-448-3434 Marlene Van Hecke, Owner “WE BRING THE WORLD TO YOU”

Help Your Church

952-443-2336 •

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

5% of my commission will be donated to your church. Nobody sells more Real Estate than RE/MAX

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


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:

Dr. David Willey Dr. Michelle Johnson Lisa Larson, PA-C

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

GILLES CONSTRUCTION Dale Gilles, Parishioner Remodeling, Kitchens, Decks and Repair Work FREE ESTIMATES 952-212-5883

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



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