Guardian Angels Catholic Church & School 215 Second Street West + Chaska, Minnesota + www.gachaska..org + (952) 227-4000
NOVEMBER 13, 2011 THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Mass Times for This Week
Monday, November 14th ~ 8 a.m. Tuesday, November 15th ~ 8 a.m. (Word & Communion Service) Wednesday, November 16th ~ 5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 17th ~ 5:30 p.m. Friday, November 18th ~ 9:20 a.m. Saturday, November 19th ~ 8 a.m., 9:20 a.m. (at Auburn Manor) & 5 p.m. Sunday, November 20th ~ 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 noon (in Spanish) & 6:15 p.m.
Mass Intentions for This Week
Church & School Staff Listed Alphabetically E-Mails for Staff: FirstInitialLastName@GAchaska.org Example: DEbert@GAchaska.org
Fr. Doug Ebert, Pastor Sara Anderson, Bookkeeping/Music Assistant Rev. Mr. Jim Bauhs, Deacon Amy Gallus, School Principal 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 Miguel Salinas, Parish Analyst/Room Scheduling Jennifer Salwei, Accounting Teresa Schmidt, Director of Worship Gary Van Eyll, Parish Director Paul Meger, Maintenance Supervisor
227-4000 227-4000 227-4092 227-4010 227-4093 227-4007 227-4015 227-4010 227-4095 227-4004 227-4001 227-4084 227-4002 227-4013
Lay Leadership Positions
TRUSTEES Steve Rasmussen Mark Sanda Bill Meyer, Trustee Emeritus PARISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL Jeoff Will FINANCE COUNCIL Travis Olson FAITH FORMATION COMMISSION Ed Hajek, firstname.lastname@example.org SCHOOL COMMISSION Tom Tierney, email@example.com WORSHIP COMMISSION Gerry Olsen PASTORAL CARE COMMISSION Becky Porspakka PARISH LIFE COMMISSION Linda Forner ADMINISTRATION COMMISSION Paul Meger
448-5922 277-4283 361-3024
Lay Minister Schedule November 19th & 20th
Server - Cross/Incense Server - Cross/Incense
Server Server Sacristans Usher/Greeter Usher/Greeter
Living & deceased members of the Urban Fritz family
Wednesday (5:30 p.m.) Priest Intention Thursday (5:30 p.m.) Sponsored by the Daughters of Isabella for men & women in the service
Friday (9:20 a.m.) Saturday (8 a.m.) Saturday (9:20 a.m.)
Joe & Audrey Lano ┼ ---------
(at Auburn Manor)
Saturday (5 p.m.) Sunday (8 a.m.) Sunday (10 a.m.) Sunday (6:15 p.m.)
Kevin Spoerner ┼ Parishioner of Guardian Angels Parishioners of Guardian Angels Parishioners of Guardian Angels
Knights of Columbus Calendar Raffle Results Thanks to Sam’s Club for being this weeks sponsor 11/06/2011 #4023 Jerome Williams 11/08/2011 #5279 Lloyd Schaffer 11/10/2011 #5152 Steve Dellwo 11/12/2011 #4771 Gary L. Bercier
11/07/2011 #5170 Chuck Meyer 11/09/2011 #5007 Ashely Worm 11/11/2011 #4015 Bob Brose
Congratulations! Please call Steve at 952-448-3127 to collect your winnings.
Next Weekend’s Readings (November 20th)
First Reading — I will rescue my scattered sheep (Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17). Psalm — The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want (Psalm 23). Second Reading — As in Adam all die, so too in Christ all shall be brought to life (1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28). Gospel — Whatever you did to the least ones, you did to me (Matthew 25:31-46).
546-1190 448-3312 448-6912 361-3165
Stewardship Report for November 5 and 6, 2011 Week 19 of our fiscal year Envelope offering $ 10,857 7,630 Electronic offering Total offering $ 18,487 Lectors Eucharistic Ministers Eucharistic Ministers Eucharistic Ministers Eucharistic Ministers Eucharistic Ministers Eucharistic Ministers Eucharistic Ministers Eucharistic Ministers Eucharistic Ministers Servers - Candle 1 Servers - Candle 2
Monday (8 a.m.)
PRAYER LINE, Jessica Oberpriller or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Monday, November 14, 2011 - Sunday, November 20, 2011)
5:00 pm Dan/Karen Lawrence Tricia Feilmeyer Jean Rief Karen Atkinson Jason DiFuccia Annette Hritz Sue Johnson Kathy Setten Bill Meyer Mary Meyer Zachary Miller Jack Perrill Aly Perrill Anna Perrill ----------Bill/Mary Meyer Charlie Stacken Leon Siegle
There will be no coffee & donuts after Masses today. Join us in the gym for the K of C Pancake Breakfast! Next Sunday’s hospitality will be sponsored by Marriage Encounter 8:00 am Steve Ritz Greg Boe Paul Gerold Randee Gerold ----------Pat Halloran Lucy Halloran Bonnie Moore Bernice Pauly Ben Carlson Jenna Boe Ethan Eiden Alison Gagnon ----------B. Moore Leo Forner Linda Forner
10:00 am Martha Radick Tricia Ambroz Emily Klinker Dennis Meyer Lola Meyer Jenny Richelsen Ted Janey Kris Janey Rick Lindemeier Judy Lindemeier Hogan Greenwood Thomas Klinker Patrick Baker Rebecca Baker ----------Dennis/Lola Meyer Gary Van Eyll Ed Seiberlich
6:15pm Gary Klingelhutz Jackie Weber ---------------------
--------------------Tom Dahl Justin Dahl J. Weber Mary Muhs Ken Forner
Fr Doug Fiscal Crisis Averted! After arriving at Guardian Angels last July, I soon became aware of huge looming debt payments and of our inability to pay some of them as their due dates rapidly approached. Although the actual debt of this parish is manageable, we were facing an imminent cash-flow crisis. Earlier planning had assumed significant revenue from our “Rebuild My Church” capital campaign that did not materialize. A dire situation was rapidly approaching – if we were not able to resolve this imminent cash crisis, drastic and unpleasant actions would become unavoidable. When I shared some details of our adverse situation with the Archdiocesan department of administration and finance, I was put in contact with a company called Catholic Finance Corporation (CFC). This company has effectively helped many parishes survive similar situations. We began an intensive effort to envision a viable plan to help us stay on track so we could continue our recovery and establish a vision for our future. The parish Finance Council has been aware of our progress and I agree with their emphatic advice that we must be prudent and responsible. The idea of borrowing more money was not eagerly received, because that is how we got into this situation in the first place. Nevertheless, we had to find an immediate short-term solution; otherwise, our long term viability was at risk. After completing a near term fix, we agreed in unison that we must do whatever we can to prevent this from happening again. Gary VanEyll and Jennifer Salwei have worked tirelessly researching and providing the information that enabled me to join Steve Rasmussen, one of our two parish trustees, at the IDS center last Tuesday to close on a bill consolidation loan. CFC has arranged a package that enables GA to settle our current and impending debts. Most have already been paid off and we are seeking a plan to settle our debt with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Although our indebtedness has now increased, the increase is not huge – remember, we borrowed this money to consolidate our loans; our existing and impending debt has been rolled into this loan and our cash flow crisis has been stabilized. We have a payment plan that is reasonably within our means. We continue to have challenges, but we can now start focusing on other issues without the nerve-racking pressure of insurmountable debt payments. There is cause for optimism – our worship is well-attended, our weekly contributions are stable, and our financial situation is now in control. All these are indicators of a brighter future as we build and improve upon the good things we have, as we move away from excessive deferred maintenance and redundancy. I wish to thank CFC and all of you who have responded to our call for help. It is a joy to meet so many committed people who share our hope for a vibrant parish with thriving faith. Your faith is the true beauty and future of our parish. We made it through the valley, now let’s climb the mountain!
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. 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 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 at least one year in advance; marriage preparation course is required. Initial contact: Dan & Richie Klein at their home 952-448-4406, (cell) 612-743-354, or e-mail: Weddings@GAchaska.org. Anointing… If you wish to receive an anointing please call the parish office. Communion for the Homebound...When we come together to pray at our Eucharistic liturgy, we do not forget the members of our community who are unable to be with us because of ill health. We remember them in our prayer, and we wish to include them in our Holy Communion. Members of our community bring the Blessed Sacrament to them to comfort them and to unite them with us in the Eucharist. We are not always aware of those who have this need. Please call the Parish Office to let us know if you or a member of your family would like to have Holy Communion brought to them. That way we can schedule a time for our ministers to visit and bring the Sacrament. Hospital, Nursing Home, Homebound Visits...Churches are no longer notified by hospitals or nursing homes when a parishioner is admitted unless the family has requested it. If you or a family member are homebound, hospitalized or in a nursing home and would like a visit from a member of the pastoral ministry staff, please call Jean Rief in the parish office.
Parish Calendar & Events For the most updated calendar information for events at G.A., please check our online calendar at
8 a.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Daily Mass, Church Daughters of Isabella Meeting, SFH Prayer Shawl Ministry, Parish Office
8 a.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Word & Communion Service, Church Halos Youth Group Meeting, Parish Office Card Making Ministry, SFH
5:30 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 8 p.m.
Daily Mass, Church Faith Formation, School 6:15 Mass Musicians Rehearsal, Church
8 a.m. 3:40 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
Quilters, SFH Teen Cantor Rehearsal, SFH & Choir Loft Daily Mass, Church Adult Choir Rehearsal, Choir Loft
9:20 a.m. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Daily Mass, Church
8 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 –11 a.m. 9:20 a.m. 10 a.m. 12 noon 3:45 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m.
Daily Mass, Church Liturgical Ministers Workshop, Sanctuary Overeaters Anonymous Group, Parish Office
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Noon 4 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 7:15 p.m.
High School Youth Group Mario Kart Tourney, SFH
Spanish Speaking Parishioner Choir Rehearsal, Church
PreSchool Open House/Activity Morning, School Daily Mass, Auburn Manor
Spanish Faith Formation Meeting, SFH K-2 Birthday Party, School Angels Choir Rehearsal, Choir Loft Weekend Mass, Church Spanish Prayer Group, SFH
Weekend Mass, Church Adult Choir Rehearsal, Choir Loft Weekend Mass, Church RCIA, Staff Lounge (School) Sunday School Faith Formation, School FREE Flu Shots, SFH Weekend Mass in Spanish, Church Fall Adult Bible Study, SFH Weekend Mass, Church Confirmation Meeting (Yr 2), Sanctuary & SFH
MN Immunization Network Initiative (MINI)
Flu Shots/Vacunas Contra la Gripe Gratis WHERE/DONDE:
Guardian Angels Church 215 W. 2nd St., Chaska
Sunday, November 20th 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHO/PARA QUIEN: Adults & children at least 6 mo/ Adultos y ninos mayors de 6 meses Sponsored by: Church of the Guardian Angels and the MINI Project (St. Mary’s Health Clinics, Fairview Health Services, Homeland Health Specialists Inc, River Valley Nursing Center & MDH.
Guardian Angels School News
Faith Formation HALOS 2nd Annual Food Drive It was a small but mighty group for our second annual HALOS food drive! Nine HALOS members came together to decorate shopping carts, then go door to door collecting donations from a few of the Clover Ridge neighborhoods on Saturday. They collected close to 1,000 pounds of food this year! All donations were taken to Chaskaâ€™s Bountiful Basket! If we did not come to you neighborhood but would like to donate to the food shelf you please bring you food items to our kiosk in the entrance of our church.
Thank you to all who donated time and food!
Education for the
Mind~Body~Spirit Register Tapes for Education Do you shop at Cooper's Market in downtown Chaska? You can help Guardian Angels School earn credit for free school equipment by turning in your Cooper's register receipts to the Parish or School office. Your receipts earn GA School credits and in March 2012, we will be able to place an order for some items we can use in the school. Receipts must be original and have the date and total amount visible. The program runs now through March 31, 2012. For more information, please contact the school at info@GAchaska.org or call us at 952-227-4010. This is such an easy way to show your support of GA! Thank you!
Because of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the deadline for the November 27th church bulletin is
12:00 noon on Thursday, November 17th. Submissions after that date will go in to the December 4th bulletin, as space allows. Thank you! GA has helped make Christmas special for many poor, disadvantaged and/or disabled members of our community. In the last 20 years, parish members have generously donated over 3,750 gifts! How does the GA Giving Tree work? The weekend of Nov. 19-20 there will be two trees in the back of church filled with ornaments. Each ornament has the needs/wants of someone less fortunate. Pick an ornament from the tree and purchase a gift(s) for $20-$25, using the list of ideas on the ornament. Then, bring your gift, concealed in a gift bag, to church, with the ornament attached to the bag. Please remember to attach the ornament to the gift bag so we are able to match the gift with the recipient. When/Where are the gifts returned? Put your gift (s) under the tree in back of church. Please return all gifts no later than SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4th. All gifts will be organized and delivered that week. Your loving generosity is greatly needed and appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Jean at 952-227-4095, jrief@GAchaska.org or Cheryl at 612-366-3953.
Mothers in love + Fathers in love = Families in love. Your whole family deserved the love mom and dad discover on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. If you’d like greater depth, growth and enrichment in your relationship, you’ll like the difference a WWME Weekend can make! Join millions of couples worldwide who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive. The next weekend is November 18-20 at Franciscan Retreat House in Prior Lake. For more information, call 612-840-7630 or check our website at www.wme.org. BIBLE STUDY FOR TEENS Who: Teens who have been confirmed What: Prayer Workshop Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30 Time: 6:15-7:30 p.m. Location: Parish Conference Room Cost: Free .
This is a stressful time of juggling difficult classes, school activities and jobs. Come join Cathy Cress to discuss how turning to God can ease your stress. We'll talk about how to improve your prayer life and how prayer can help you during these challenging teenage years. You will explore the process of discernment to figure out what God has planned for your life.
Thanksgiving Day Meal Guardian Angels is once again partnering with St. John’s Church and Love INC. in providing a free Thanksgiving meal. The dinner will be served at St. John’s Lutheran Church on 4th Street on November 24 from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. This is “Caring For Others” an opportunity for all G.A parishioners to consider Bountiful Basket Food Shelf in Chaska is currently in great need of: telling friends and neighbors who may be interested that there is an opportunity to be with ♦Peanut Butter others on Thanksgiving ♦Tuna Day. Or better yet invite ♦Canned Fruit someone in need or Guardian Angels delivered, to Bountiful Basket, your alone to your house for donations of 196 pounds of food and $10 in cash the last a meal and day of two weeks. THANK YOU for your generosity! fellowship and thanks!
Collection for Ministries
Liturgical Ministries Workshop Day Who: What:
Anyone who is interested in becoming a liturgical minister (Sacristan, Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Cantor, Usher, Greeter) and anyone who is currently a liturgical minister Schedule: 8:00 am: Mass 8:30-9:30 am: Sacristans (daily and weekend) and Eucharistic Ministers 9:30–10:30 am: Lectors, Cantors, Vocal Soloists 10:30 – 11:30 am: Ushers, Greeters
Where: Guardian Angels Church Sanctuary When:
Saturday November 19
Be a part of our Masses, the source and summit of our Catholic faith! Questions? Call Teresa Schmidt at 952/227-4084 or email at email@example.com. HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
Mario Kart Tournament on Wii Gaming Console
Where: 215 W. 2nd Street, Chaska MN 55318 St. Francis Hall, Guardian Angels Church Basement When: Friday November 18, 2011, 7-9 pm Who: All High School Students Cost: $3 per person for pizza and snacks or FREE with non-perishable food donation. All proceed Will go to CAP Agency Food Shelf Other games will be provided for the not so video game inclined. Bring your friends. Questions?? Call Mark 952-943-0869 or Emily 952-227-4007 GRUPO JUVENIL PARA ESTUDIANTES DE HIGH SCHOOL
Torneo de Mario Kart on Wii Gaming Console Dónde: 215 W. 2nd Street, Chaska MN 55318 Salón St. Francis, Sótano de la iglesia de Ángeles Guardianes Cuando: viernes, el 18 de Noviembre 2011, 7-9 pm Quién: Todos los estudiantes de High School Costo: $3 por persona, habrá pizza y otras botanas o GRATIS con una donación de comida para CAP Agency (Food Shelf). ..
Habrá otros juegos. Traen a sus amigos. ¿Preguntas? Por favor llame a Mark Stoltman 952-943-0869 o Emily Klinker 952-227-4007
Music Ministries at Guardian Angels Upcoming Angel’s Choir Mass Angel’s Choir, comprised of 3rd through 5th graders from ANY school, will be singing for the 5 pm mass on Saturday, November 19. Rehearsal will be that day at 3:45 pm for 5:00 o’clock mass. ALL ARE WELCOME!!! Please call your YES to Teresa Schmidt at 952-227-4084 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A vital ministry at Guardian Angels is providing support to friends and families as they and Hospitality say their final good-byes to a Volunteers loved one. An important part Needed! of this process is serving funeral luncheons. If you are available to help any day, Monday through Saturday, please contact Linda Forner at 952-448-3312. We are also seeking help with one to two parish hospitality events each month on a weekend or evening. If you are available to help at this time you may also contact Linda. We will only call you for days and times you specify.