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!
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.
Father Augustine Here Next Weekend
August 4, 2018
Fr. Augustine Here Next Weekend! Next weekend, we welcome Fr. Augustine Mbiche for a special appeal for the orphaned children of Tanzania in Africa. I first met Fr. Augustine in 2005 when I was serving as an associate pastor at Pax Christi in Eden Prairie, and we have been good friends since then. At that time, Fr. Mbiche was trying to start a kindergarten for the many orphans in his area of Mtamba, Tanzania. The AIDS epidemic has left many children orphaned. Since that time, he has managed to add one grade each year and the school is now kindergarten through 7th and many have gone through the school and graduated. Four graduates are now studying for the priesthood! I thank you for your generosity in supporting the good work that is happening at St. Monica school. If you would like to write a check you can make it out to St. Nicholas. God Bless you! Thank you!
Your Servant in Christ,