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St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Carver, MN

 

Announcements

  • Fish Fry this Friday, March 22 at Guardian Angels. Details.

  • Join us each Friday during Lent for stations of the cross

    • 5:30 PM - Stations of the cross

    • 6:00 PM - Mass

  • Plastic Grocery Bags Needed - We are collecting plastic grocery bags to used to make mats for the Homeless. Please donate your clean plastic grocery bags in the box in the entryway of St. Nicholas.

  • New Office Hours:

Monday          Closed

Tuesday          12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday         12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday              9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday            9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

If you need assistance outside of these hours please call (952) 448-2345 or (952) 227-4000

 

  • Weekly bulletin emailed to you - You can have the weekly bulletin automatically emailed to you. Follow this link to sign up or use the signup button on the front page of the Guardian Angels website.

  • Faithful Beginnings: Please consider Faithful Beginnings at Guardian Angels for preschool for your children. They welcome children age 3 months to 5 years. They will learn through the Creative Curriculum in a faith-based learning environment. Prices are extremely competitive! Please call 952-227-4010 to set up a tour with Lisa Staudohar.​

  • Saturday Rosary: Join us every Saturday at 6:15 PM as we pray the Rosary. All are welcome and invited to join us! We will be praying in the church over the winter months.

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

  • Work continues on the Prayer Garden. 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.


Posted on: March 8, 2019

Lenten Reparation


This Lent, with the affects of the clergy abuse crisis
weighing heavily on the hearts and minds of so many
Catholics, some Catholic leaders have been encouraging
the faithful to undertake our Lenten practices with
an attitude of as reparation along with our usual sense
of personal repentance. With personal repentance, we
look into our lives and seek to repent of anything that
is sinful, unholy, and not of Christ. Our penitential
practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving are to help
us to detach from earthly attractions, in order that we
may grow spiritually. We seek, with Christ’s grace,
to become, ever more, free of the bonds of sin, in order
that Christ may become more fully alive in us.
Reparation is the sense of offering our spiritual practices,
not for ourselves, but rather for someone else,
to help free them from the bonds of their sin. It’s not
done with a sense of judgment of others, but rather of
generosity for others who may have committed very
serious sins. Just as we pray for others, we can humbly
offer our penitential acts for those who may be in
great spiritual need because of their sins. It can be a
real challenge to pray, or to sacrifice personally for
those who have done wrong. But that is precisely
what Christ has done for us when he died on the
cross, he offered himself for our sins. Our Lenten
practices, such as prayer, and fasting can also be offered
for the healing of victims who have suffered so
terribly from the sins of others and almsgiving can
literally be given to assist victims of any kind. Our
small acts of reparation received by Christ and offered
through him, perhaps can assist in some small
way for the healing that is so desperately needed in
our Church and world.
May you have a Blessed Lent,
Fr. Deziel