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St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Carver, MN


  • Fall Festival and 150th Anniversary!  See the Volunteer sign-up sheets that are at the entrance of the church to sign-up for shifts for the 2018 Fall Festival. We need many volunteers to help make the Festival a success. We also still need leaders for each of the areas (Country Store, Kids Games, Adult Games, Beer & Food Tent, and Silent Auction). If you have family or friends who will be coming to town for the Fall Festival or Carver Steamboat Days, they’re also welcome to pitch in and help.  Please be sure to write your first and last name and phone number on the sign-up sheet so organizers have your correct contact information in case there’s a need to contact you in regards to your volunteer shift. Sign-up sheets will remain up until filled. If you have questions, comments or ideas please call or text Tammy 612-695-7333 or Patty at 612-718-5009.

  • So many great donations are coming in for the 2018 Fall Festival! Special thanks to Dahlgreen Golf Club, Minnesota Twins ,Big Stone Mini Golf and Sculpture Garden, Casey's General Store, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, The Landing, Arboretum Tire & Auto, Lenzen Chevrolet-Buick, Laketown Chocolates, Gedney Pickle, The Mustard Seed, Lions Tap, Emagine Theaters, Chaska Community Center, Clearwater Clothing, Coopers - and more to come! Check out the Silent Auction and get your raffle tickets Sept 8-9!

  • The Steamer 5K run is set for September 8. Register by August 18 to ensure your receive a t-shirt! See the link for details, registration forms and donor information.

  • Sunday Choir!  If you are interested in joining the Choir for the 9:15 AM English Mass on Sundays, please contact our Organist, Mary, or Jodee in the parish office.

  • Special collection for victims of clergy abuse!  Thank you to those of you who showed your support for the victims in the second collection last weekend.  If you were not prepared for the collection last weekend, please take an envelope from back of church and return it no later than August 19.  We will submit the total collected by August deadline in accord with the bankruptcy agreement. As stated, we will remit the money directly to the attorney’s office who will deposit the total collected from all of the parishes directly into a fund for the victims only.  We continue to offer our prayers for the healing of all victims/survivors of abuse, and we offer prayers for the healing of the Church.  We pray that nothing like this ever happens again.  Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!

  • The Friends of St. Nicholas are hard at work maintaining the prayer garden for the summer season. You can still purchase a brick or sponsor a station.
  • Please continue to bring us your aluminum cans and drop them in the receptacle in the parking lot.   Be sure to check out the new stairs which make it easier for you to make your donation.

Mission Appeal This Weekend

August 18, 2018

Mission Appeal This Weekend! This weekend we welcome Fr. Ostrowski from Divine Word Missionaries. He is our Archdiocesan assigned mission preacher for this year. I realize that we just had my good friend Fr. Augustine Mbiche from Tanzania last weekend that also made an appeal, so I apologize for these two appeals being on back to back weekends. The original plan was for this weekend’s appeal to be the weekend of July 8, however, shortly before that weekend, we were informed that it needed to be rescheduled and this weekend was the only one that worked out.


I thank you for your generosity in whatever you may be able to offer, and I ask for your understanding for these two mission appeals that are so closely scheduled together.


When we think about it though, God is always blessing us, and God has blessed each of us this past week. The Lord simply asks that we return joyfully the blessings that He so generously gives to us.  I thank you for your Support of Fr. Augustine last weekend, and I thank you for whatever you may be able to offer this week.