Sept 18 2011

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Catholic Church & School SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME 215 Second Street West + Chaska, Minnesota + + (952) 227-4000


  • Guardian Angels Catholic Church & School

    215 Second Street West + Chaska, Minnesota + + (952) 227-4000


  • Church & School Staff Listed Alphabetically

    E-Mails for Staff: Example:

    Fr. Doug Ebert, Pastor 227-4000 Sara Anderson, Bookkeeping/Music Assistant 227-4000 Rev. Mr. Jim Bauhs, Deacon 227-4092 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 Miguel Salinas, Parish Analyst/Room Scheduling 227-4004 Jennifer Salwei, Accounting 227-4001 Teresa Schmidt, Director of Worship 227-4084 Gary Van Eyll, Parish Director 227-4002 Paul Meger, Maintenance Supervisor 227-4013

    Lay~Leadership Positions TRUSTEES Steve Rasmussen 448-5922 Mark Sanda 277-4283 Bill Meyer, Trustee Emeritus PARISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL Jeoff Will 361-3024 FINANCE COUNCIL Matthew Udermann (Interim) FAITH FORMATION COMMISSION Ed Hajek, 960-4940 SCHOOL COMMISSION Tom Tierney, 239-8799WORSHIP COMMISSION Gerry Olsen 442-4361 PASTORAL CARE COMMISSION Becky Porspakka 546-1190 PARISH LIFE COMMISSION Linda Forner 448-3312 ADMINISTRATION COMMISSION Paul Meger 448-6912 PRAYER LINE, Jessica Oberpriller 361-3165

    This Week at G.A. Monday, September 19, 2011 - Sunday, September 25, 2011

    Mass Intentions Monday, (8 a.m.) Sister Judith Ann Wagener + Wednesday (5:30 p.m.) John Pass + Thursday (5:30 p.m.) Priest Intention Friday (9:20 a.m.) Mary Hatfield + Saturday (9:20 a.m.) Clara Laxen + Saturday (4 p.m.) Sunday (8 a.m.) Parishioners of Guardian Angels Sunday (10 a.m.) Parishioners of Guardian Angels Sunday (6:15 p.m.) Corey Jensen +

    Next Weekends Readings (September 25th) First Reading When the wicked turn away from their wickedness they have committed and do what is right, they shall surely live (Ezekiel 18:25-28). Psalm Remember your mercies, O Lord (Psalm 25). Second Reading Consider others as better than yourselves; look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others (Philippians 2:1-11 [1-5]). Gospel Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you (Matthew 21:28-32).

    Knights of Columbus Calendar Raffle Results

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

    WHO: Any parishioner 4th grade or older

    WHAT: Sign up and trainings this Fall

    WHERE: Guardian Angels Church

    WHEN: Sundays, 7:15-8:15 p.m. ..September 18th, October 2nd, October 16th

    Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. ..October 1st, October 15th

    New servers, please plan to attend at least 3 trainings. Returning servers should attend 1.

    Coffee & donuts hospitality has returned! Come join your fellow parishioners after the 8:00 & 10:00 Masses this weekend. This weeks coffee & donuts are supported by the Council of Catholic Women (CCW). Next weekend, there will be no hospitality after the Masses because of AngelFest.

  • From Gary Van Eyll Parish Director


    This Saturday September 17th is a memorable day Guardian Angels Parish. We are kicking off the parish leadership structure which will assist in setting the mission and the vision and also guide this parish for the next 150 years. This Leadership structure consists of a central leadership group, the Parish Council. This council has arching oversight and visioning responsibilities. The Parish Council is made up of three (3) members at large and one (1) member from each of the commissions. This BIG PICTURE visioning entity works together with the commissions more specific to each ministry. Basically this structure emphasizes the primary stakeholders, the parishioners are the leaders. This means if you are committed to one of the six (6) commissions, or the Finance Council, you are engaged in the decision making and the running of Guardian Angels parish. The commissions which consist of six (6) members are: Administration, Faith Formation, Parish Life, Pastoral Care, School and Worship along with the Finance Council consists of six (6) members. These are not necessarily the doers. They are more the visionaries with the number of different committees reporting to them. We will be meeting one evening per month on the second Thursday. We will start with Mass at 5:30 and then break bread together cooked by the Daughters of Isabella. A short program or speaker will follow and then each commission will meet separately. The Parish Council will have a meeting after the commission meetings. As we grapple with this leadership structure in its first year we will have the opportunity to look back and make changes, changes which will improve our parish leadership for a strong Guardian Angels future.

    Gary Van Eyll Parish Director

    Lay Minister Schedule September 24th & 25th

    4:00 p.m. (Polka Mass) 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 6:15 p.m.

  • Parish Calendar & Events For the most updated calendar information for events at G.A.,

    please check our online calendar at


    19 8 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

    Daily Mass, Church Prayer Shawl Ministry, Parish Office Knights of Columbus Mtg, Parish Office


    20 8 a.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

    Word & Communion Service, Church Halos Youth Group Meeting, Parish Office AngelFest Meeting, Parish Office School Curriculum Night, Gym & School Card Making Ministry, SFH AngelFest Tour Training, Church


    21 5:30 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 8 p.m.

    Daily Mass, Church First Night of Faith Formation!, School 6:15 Mass Musicians, Church


    22 3:40 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

    Teen Cantors Rehearsal, SFH & Choir Loft Daily Mass, Church Adult Choir Rehearsal, Choir Loft


    23 9:20 a.m. 7 p.m.

    Daily Mass with school, Church Spanish Speaking Parishioner Choir Rehearsal, Church



    Noon-11 p.m. 9:20 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 7 p.m.

    AngelFest! Mass at Auburn Manor Music Rehearsal, Church Weekend POLKA Mass, Church Spanish Speaking Parishioner Prayer Group, SFH


    25 8 a.m. 9:15 10 a.m.Noon 6:15 p.m.

    Weekend Mass, Church Adult Choir Rehearsal, Choir Loft Weekend Mass, Church Weekend Mass in Spanish, Church Weekend Mass, Church

    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 names 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 one year in advance; marriage preparation course is required. 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 Information

    Are you Tech Savvy?

    If so...Guardian Angels Faith Formation has two technology needs that you could help with.

    *The first is video editing our weekly opening prayer. As you may know our entire Wednesday Evening Program prays together via video. In the years past Eric Crowell has done the editing for this, he has since left GA and is now working at the University of Minnesota. The school technology teacher has offered to train anyone interested in being a part of this much needed ministry!

    *Our second n