GUARDIAN A NGELS Catholic Church & School
215 SECOND STREET WEST + CHASKA, MINNESOTA + WWW.GACHASKA.ORG + (952) 227-4000
Ask the questions and you will learn. JULY 31, 2011 EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Church & School Staff Listed Alphabetically E-Mails for Staff: FirstInitialLastName@GAchaska.org Example: DEbert@GAchaska.org Sara Anderson, Bookkeeping/Music Assistant 227-4000 Rev. Mr. Jim Bauhs, Deacon 227-4092 Fr. Doug Ebert, Pastor 227-4003 Amy Gallus, School Principal 227-4010 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 227-4004 Miguel Salinas, Parish Analyst/Room Scheduling Jennifer Salwei, Accounting 227-4001 Teresa Schmidt, Director of Worship 227-4084 Gary Van Eyll, Interim Parish Director 227-4002 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 TCollins@acosta.com FINANCE COUNCIL, Matthew Udermann (Interim) email@example.com FAITH FORMATION COMMISSION, Ed Hajek, firstname.lastname@example.org 960-4940 SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, Tom Tierney, email@example.com 239-8799 PARENT/TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO) Cecilia Laube, laubes2006@yahoo,com 448-6161 Keith Erickson, Keith.Erickson@wellsfargo.com 368-7349 PASTORAL CARE COMMISSION Susan Keough, firstname.lastname@example.org 220-6005 USHERS/GREETERS Marty O’Keefe, email@example.com 368-7541 PRAYER LINE, Jessica Oberpriller 361-3165 Jessica.Oberpriller@gmail.com Come to the Love INC Praise Festival & Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, July 31st featuring Christian bands from area churches. It will be in conjunction with River City Days at City Square Park, downtown Chaska. A large tent will protect us in case of rain. Pancakes, sausage, juice, and coffee will be served from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Suggested donation for breakfast is $5 adults, $2 for children 5-12, under 5 free. Praise Festival is free and open to the public. Enjoy great music, good food, community outreach, and fellowship. Volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; please call Mary at (952) 448-3262 if interested. HOLY FATHER’S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST World Youth Day — That World Youth Day in Madrid may encourage young people throughout the world to have their lives rooted and built up in Christ. Western Christians — That Western Christians may be open to the action of the Holy Spirit and rediscover the freshness and enthusiasm of their faith.
This Week at G.A. Monday, August 1, 2011 - Sunday, August 7, 2011 Mass Intentions
Monday, (8 a.m.) Wednesday (5:30 p.m.) Thursday (5:30 p.m.) Friday (8 a.m.) Saturday (8 a.m.) Saturday (5 p.m.) Sunday (8 a.m.) Sunday (10 a.m.) Sunday (6:15 p.m.)
Joe & Audrey Lano + Mary Ann Hennen + Fr. Raymond Moorman + ——————Parishioners of Guardian Angels Theresa Delzer + Corey Jensen +
Next Weekend’s Readings (August 7th) First Reading — The LORD said to Elijah: “Stand on the mountain; the LORD will be passing by” (1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a). Psalm — Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation (Psalm 85). Second Reading — To the Israelites belong the covenants, the law, and the patriarchs; and from them comes the Christ (Romans 9:1-5). Gospel — As Jesus walked on the sea, the disciples were terrified. But at once Jesus said to them, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid” (Matthew 14:22-33).
Knights of Columbus Calendar Raffle Results
Please call Steve at 952-448-3127 or Chuck at 952-448-2819 to collect your winnings. Congratulations!
Am I a Registered Parishioner? Have you received a packet of envelopes lately? If you do not give electronically or receive giving envelopes every quarter, this means we do not have you on our books as a registered parishioner. If you would like to register with the parish, or update your parish profile simply contact Miguel at the Parish Office at 952-227-4004 or email msalinas@GAchaska.org.
From Fr Doug Sometimes a question comes to mind that we find ourselves reluctant to ask. Instead of appreciating our ability to learn, we worry about showing our ignorance or offending the questioned. That is the sort of awkwardness that limits us on this side of the kingdom where there is resistance to good – learning is good! Our wiring has the resistance of pride: it is easier to criticize our neighbor than to confront our own faults. If we don’t like something, rather than asking someone to help fix it, it becomes easier to engage in speculative gossip about it, thus inhibiting the light of truth. Sometimes we don’t ask a question because we cannot or do not want to hear the answer. Seeking good and living the law of love requires the pursuit of truth. We risk shorting our wiring and allowing darkness to take our hearts if we prefer to blame others for our failures rather than trying to learn from our mistakes. We live in the mystery of good and evil. The root of our sinful nature is that we wanted self-determination in everything; our pride ruled us even though God gave us the option of perfection. God accepted our fallen nature and continues to love us. God has graciously and mercifully sustained our option of perfection through redemption, if we decide to seek what is good. In spite of the fault of Adam, God chose to become one of us. Jesus experientially understood our human nature and recognized that we are sometimes afraid to ask questions. In his parables, he found a timeless way to help us understand with practical and sometimes contradictory analysis – in such contemplation is learning. In our day-to-day lives, there are important questions we should ask the person in the mirror. We need to honestly ask ourselves if we are growing toward the pursuit of peace and unity or falling toward conflict and division. We need to always evaluate our motives and recognize our inclination to self-righteousness and control. Fortunately, we also crave peace and love. Mimicking the clever wordplay of the parables, I hope you find these questions thought-provoking: • Am I feeding the hungry to help them feed themselves or am I seeking to control their hunger? • Am I giving the thirsty what they need or am I increasing their thirst? • Am I welcoming the stranger or am I reluctant to understand people who seem strange? • Am I clothing the naked to cover them or am I seeking to control their exposure? • Do I care about the ill, or do I expect someone else to do it? • Do I see people as the reflection of the image and likeness of God or do I discard those who are of no personal benefit? Whatever your answers, consider what makes you tick. Then prayerfully consider the teachings of Christ to steer your inclinations toward what is good. Ask the questions and you will learn. ——————————————————————————————-—On a lighter note, if you have a question you have always wanted to ask a priest but have been afraid to ask, or if you have questions about parish issues or techniques, please send them to me. Periodically, I will do a bulletin piece answering some of these questions. Good questions also stimulate good homilies, so you might hear the long answer! Unless noted otherwise, I will always assume the questioner wishes to remain anonymous. If you already know the answer, then simply make the statement so that I may consider your point. If you wish to send it anonymously, put the word “question” where the return address would normally be.
Por el Padre Doug A veces una pregunta viene a nuestra mente y nos encontramos renuentes a preguntar. En lugar a apreciar nuestra habilidad para aprender, nos preocupamos acerca de mostrar nuestra ignorancia o ofendemos en lugar de preguntar. Esto es una fuente de incomodidad que nos limita en este lado del reino donde encontramos una resistencia a lo bueno-- aprender es bueno! Nuestro “alambrado’ tiene la resistencia del orgullo: es mas facil criticar a nuestro vecino que confrontar nuestras propias faltas. Si algo no nos gusta, en lugar de pedirle a alguien que nos ayude a solucionar esto, comienza a ser mas facil especular en un chisme que enfrentar la luz de la verdad. A veces no hacemos una preguntar porque no podemos o no queremos escuchar la respuesta. Actuar bien y dentro de la ley del amor, require perseguir la verdad. Nos arriesgamos a acortar nuestro “alambrado” y dejamos que la obscuridad se apodere de nuestros corazones cuando preferimos culpar a los otros de nuestras propias faltas en lugar de tratar de aprender de nuestros errores. Vivimos en el misterio de lo bueno y lo malo. La raiz de nuestro pecado original es que queremos tomar nuesteras propias determinaciones en todo; nuestro orgullo nos guia, aun cuando Dios nos ha dado la opcion de la perfeccion. Dios acepto nuestro pecado original y continua amandonos. Dios, amablemente y misericordiosamente sufrio por darnos la opcion de perfeccion a travez de su redencion, si decidimos buscar a Dios. A pesar de la falta de Adan, Dios quizo ser como nosotros. Jesus experimento y entendio nuestra naturaleza humana y reconocio que a veces tenemos temor de hacer preguntas. En sus parabolas, el encontro una manera facil de ayudarnos a entender con ideas practicas y a veces contradictorias, en cuyo seguimiento podriamos aprender. En nuestra vida diaria, hay muchas preguntas importantes que deberiamos hacer a la persona que esta reflejada en nuestro espejo. Necesitamos honestamente preguntarnos si vamos persiguiendo la paz y la unidad o estamos callendo en conflicto y en la division. Siempre necesitamos evaluar nuestros motivos y reconocer nuestra inclinacion a sentir que siempre estamos en lo correcto y tenemos control en todo. Afortunadamente, tambien ansiamos la paz y el amor. Imitando la habilidad del juego de palabras en la parabolas, espero que tu encuentres estas preguntas y respuestas: Estoy yo alimentando al habriento para ayudarle a alimentarse o estoy buscando controlar su hambre? Estoy dandole a los sedientos lo que ellos necesitan o estoy aumentando su sed? Estoy dandole la bienvenida al extraño o no quiero entender cuando la gente parece ser un extraño? Estoy vistiendo al desnudo para cubrirlo o para controlar su desnudez? Me preocupo por el enfermo, o espero que alguien mas lo haga? Veo a la gente como reflejo de la imagen y semejanza de Dios o estoy descartando aquellos que no me hacen falta ni me benefician? Cualquiera que tus respuestas hayan sido,considera que te ayudaran a continuar. Entonces cuando estes en completa oracion piensa en las enseñanzas de Cristo para guiar tus inclinaciones a lo que es bueno. Has preguntas y tu aprenderas. ———————————————————————————————————Escribe una nota si tu tienes una pregunta que siempre has querido hacer a un sacerdote, pero has tenido miedo de preguntar, o si tienes preguntas acerca de cosas de la parroquia o tecnicas, por favor enviamelas a mi. Periodicamente, yo pondre en el boletin la respuesta a estas preguntas. Buenas preguntas tambien estimulas para tener buenas homilias, asi que quiza tu escucharas una respuesta mas larga! A menos de que sea de otra manera, yo siempre entendere que la persona que pregunta desea permanecer anonima. Si tu sabes la respuesta a la pregunta, entonces simplemente expresa tu punto de vista que deseas considerar. Si deseas enviarlo anonimo, pon la palabra “pregunta” donde la direccion del remitente normalmente esta.
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).
Parish Calendar & Events For the most updated calendar information for events at G.A., please check our online calendar at
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.
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 (see contacts, page 2).
Lay Minister Schedule
August 6 – Aug. 7 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 Sacristans Usher/Greeter Usher/Greeter Usher/Greeter Usher/Greeter
5:00 pm Angela Olson Tricia Feilmeyer MaryAnn LaValle Beth Melander Jean Rief Sharon Schleicher Zachary Miller Karie Holmstadt David Holmstadt Cody Bisek ----------Susan Hunziker Charlie Stacken Leon Siegle Joe Lepinski Ken Hammers
8 a.m. 7:30 p.m.
Daily Mass, Church Knights of Columbus meeting, SFH
8 a.m. 7 p.m.
Word & Communion Service, Church AngelFest Tour Committee Mtg, Friary
5:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
Daily Mass, Church 6.1.5 Mass Music Rehearsal, Church
3:40 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8 a.m. 7 p.m.
Teen Cantors Rehearsal, Choir Loft Daily Mass, Church School Commission Meeting, Parish Office
7:30 a.m. 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m.
GA Teacher Training (Lion’s Quest), SFH Daily Mass, Church Overeaters Anonymous, Parish Office Weekend Mass, Church Spanish Speaking Parishioner Prayer Group, SFH
8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 6:15 p.m.
Weekend Mass, Church Weekend Mass, Church Weekend Mass in Spanish, Church 6.1.5 Weekend Mass, Church
Daily Mass, Church Spanish Speaking Parishioner Choir Rehearsal, Church
The AngelFest Tour Committee will be meeting Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 PM in the New Refectory of the Friary. Refreshments start at 6:45 PM. New parishioners are encouraged to attend. This is a great way to learn about the heritage of our parish community and to share it with others. 8:00 am Debra Bates Tom LaTour Debbie LaTour Emily Klinker ----------Megan Schierman Thomas Klinker Clayton Forner Leanne Forner Betty Young Susan Rooney Tom/Debbie LaTour Lucy Halloran Pat Halloran Mark Lano Sam Lano
10:00 am Pat Scheuble Dan Lawrence Karen Lawrence Tricia Ambroz Dianne Eiden Lois Hidding Jake VanPelt Erin O'Keefe Ethan Eiden Alison Gagnon ----------J. Weber Gary Van Eyll Ed Seiberlich Dave Seiberlich Ted Lubansky
6:15pm Scott Guillemette Marie Guillemette --------------------Daniel Guillemette Rachel Guillemette --------------------Dennis & Lola Meyer Jake Richelson Alex Richelson -----------
By now, many of us have heard about the new Roman Missal, but few of us understand the changes that will begin at the start of the new liturgical year in Advent (officially, November 27th). Father Doug has already begun helping us to understand the changes and will continue to do so at our weekend Masses. Over the next several weeks, check out this section of the bulletin to learn more.
WATCH NEXT WEEKâ€™S BULLETIN FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR 6.1.5 OUTDOOR MASS ON AUGUST 14TH!
Faith Formation Answering your Baptismal Call…. • Do you enjoy working with children or young adolescents or adults? • Would you be willing to give a couple of hours of your time each week? • Would you welcome the challenge to articulate your faith better and to learn how to be an effective catechist?
Would you like to be a valuable asset to the Guardian Angels Faith Formation?? If so Guardian Angels Faith Formation needs you! Remember Faith Formation is much more than our amazing Wednesday Evening Program! Don’t forget about - Sunday School catechists, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, RCIA team members, Wednesday Evening classroom assistants, clerical, Youth Ministry, Adult Formation, Family Nights, and MUCH MORE! Please contact Ms. Emily Klinker at 227-4007 to find out where you can share your gifts from God!
Families with children in 2nd, 9th, and 10th grades – you will receive Sacramental Preparation information for your child in August. We will send information to any student who was in one of our approved religion programs last year (Wednesday evening FF and GA school). If you are new to the parish please call 952-227-4000 and give us your contact information so that we can send you any necessary items for registration. PLEASE note the Archdiocesan guidelines state that you must be enrolled in an approved religion program the year prior to sacramental prep. (1st grade for first sacraments and 8th grade for confirmation)
Guardian Angels School News Education for the Mind~Body~Spirit Looking for a faith-based education for your children? Registrations are being accepted for PreSchool through 8th grade at Guardian Angels Catholic School. Our school strives to create a special bond among students, home, school and church — sharing and enriching a strong sense of community. We offer small class sizes with a strong academic curriculum helping students be successful in high school and beyond. Registration forms can be obtained at www.gachaska.org or by calling the school office at (952) 2274010. If you would like a tour of our historic school, give us a call. We’d love to meet you!
Important upcoming FF dates (continue watching this column for details on all upcoming events) • • • • • • • •
FF beginning of the school year mailing week of August 15th Sacramental Preparation mailing sent week of August 15th Catechist meeting September 14th First day of FF grades 1-10 September 21nd Children’s Liturgy begins October 1st Sunday School begins October 2nd First sacrament parent meeting October 8th Year 2 Confirmation Parent Sponsor Student meeting October 9th
Guardian Angels Catholic School
education for your children? Registrations are being accepted for PreSchool through 8th grade at Guardian Angels Catholic School. Our school strives to create a special bond among students, home, school and church — sharing a strong sense of community. We offer small class sizes with a strong academic curriculum helping students be successful in high school and college. Registration forms can be obtained at www.gachaska.org or by calling the school office at (952) 227-4010. If you would like a tour of the school, give us a call to schedule one this summer. We’d love to meet you!
SAVE the DATE September 24, 2011 Guardian Angels Church Community is hosting a party in September and we want you to be there with as many friends and family as you can invite! So call them now!
Angel Fest 2011 “Tunes & Food” Come, relax, visit with friends and enjoy the music, the food and a chance at winning some great prizes. The Tunes! Old time music in the afternoon Country sounds of city with the Jacob Martin Band http://www.jacobmartinmusic.com High energy entertainment and variety from The R Factor Band. http://www.therfactor.com Days this weekend! Thank you for supporting
It was great to see so many of you at River City our school at the Guardian Angels hamburger stand. And of course, a party at GA needs Food!
We will be serving American and ethnic foods; from German Potato Salad and Pork Chops to Tacos and many items in between. So you should find something enticing for your tastes. New Since Last Year: More dinner seating under the tents Shorter volunteer shifts (so you can all enjoy the party) Flavored coffees to enjoy with dessert New games for all ages (as well as old favorites) Call to Action: Let your friends, family and neighbors know, also, special prayers for a successful event. For more information: Ken & Laurie Forner Family, 2011 CoChairs 952-448-7838; firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 Noon to 11 p.m. 218 West 2nd Street Chaska, Minnesota
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