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St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Carver, MN

Announcements

  • 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.

Feast of the Assumption

August 10, 2018

Feast of the Assumption this Wednesday August 15!  This Wednesday, August 15, we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Please note our combined Mass schedule with Guardian Angels:

Tuesday, August 14 at 7 PM at GA

Wednesday, August 15 at 6:30 AM at St. Nicholas, 8 AM at GA and 7 PM at St. Nicholas. 

Fr. Galarza is in Argentina now celebrating the baptism of his newborn niece, so I will offer all the Masses at both Guardian Angels and St. Nicholas.  There are a variety of Mass times, so everyone should be able to make it to one of the Masses.  It is officially a holy day of obligation.

 

This Feast was formally promulgated in 1950 by Pope Pius XII, however it is not a “new” feast. From ancient times, the Church celebrated that the Blessed Mother was assumed into heaven at the end of her earthly life because she was born without the stain of original sin, and she lived a life without sin and of complete holiness ever open to the will of God.  Naturally then, at the end of her time on earth, it only makes sense that she would be assumed directly into heaven to be forever with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and all the Angels and Saints.

 

As Catholics, we have a great devotion to our Blessed Mother, which other Christians perhaps do not understand or appreciate.  But we who pray the Hail Mary, and so many other beautiful Marian prayers, know that it is she who leads us to her Son, and that she is ever there to pray for us in our pitiable sinful state.  We always celebrate these feasts of Mary with great joy, love, and affection in our hearts for our Mother who loves us with the greatest of motherly love.  Please check your calendar and make plans to celebrate Mass on this great feast of our Blessed Mother.

 

Your Servant in Christ,          

Fr. Deziel