Posted on: June 28, 2019
Thank You Father Galarza
Thank you Fr. Galarza!
God Bless you in your new assignment! This is the last weekend with our beloved associate pastor, Fr. Edison Galarza serving us. We have been blessed to have him serving at both St. Nicholas and Guardian Angels since February of 2018. Fr. Galarza will begin his new dual assignment at Risen Savior Church in Burnsville and Regions Hospital in St. Paul on July 1. He will offer the Sunday Spanish Mass at Risen Savior, and serve as chaplain for the Spanish speaking patients at Regions Hospital. Fr. Galarza has been a great joy to be with! We will miss him greatly! His ever joyful spirit, laughter, and strong trust in Jesus is a great blessing. Please wish him well when you see him this weekend! We love you Father Galarza! God Bless you always!
Spanish Mass; Bishop Cozzens coming August 4th Moving forward, our combined Spanish Mass will be at Guardian Angels at Noon each Sunday. Fr. Joseph Williams, who is the Vicar for Spanish ministry will be offering the Mass on some of the Sundays this summer as well as Fr. Sam Perez whom many of you know from the New Ulm Diocese. On Sunday, August 4, Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens will be joining us to offer the Mass. The longer plan for the priest for our Spanish ministry is still being discerned by the Archdiocese. Please pray for the Holy Spirit to guide this discernment!
Corpus Christi Procession was Wonderful! Last Sunday about 150 joined our Eucharistic procession from St. Nicholas to Guardian Angels. The rain held off (thank you Lord!), and the faithful of all ages joined in the prayerful walk that took about an hour and fifteen minutes total. Singing, praying, and at times silently processing, it was a powerful experience for all. Thank you to all who helped organize this devotion to our Lord. I’ve already heard many people say we should do it again next year! Stay tuned! Happy Fourth of July!
Posted on: June 8, 2019
Feast of Corpus Christi Procession
Feast of Corpus Christi Procession from St. Nicholas to Guardian Angels; no 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 23 On Sunday, June 23, we will have a special procession with the Eucharist from St. Nicholas in Carver to Guardian Angels in Chaska. We’ll gather at 10:30 a.m. at the church in Carver and then process with the Blessed Sacrament to Guardian Angels. This procession will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi (a traditional day to process with the Blessed Sacrament), as well as to celebrate the coming together of the Chaska and Carver Spanish speaking communities. I hope that both Spanish and English communities at Guardian Angels and St. Nicholas can come together for this beautiful procession. Those wanting a shorter procession can join us as we pass by the small parking area north of the Casey’s gas station in Carver. Those wanting an even shorter procession can join us near the Chaska Cubs ball field where the procession will be passing by as we follow the bike path from Carver to Chaska. There will be a bus to return you to your car at St. Nicholas, or the other starting points. The bus will run continuously between Noon and 2:00 p.m. as needed. Because of this procession, there will not be a 10:30 a.m. English Mass in Chaska on that day. The 10:30 a.m. Spanish Mass in Carver will no longer be offered as of that Sunday, June 23. There will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate Mass that weekend. Please see the schedule below; Feast of Corpus Christi, June 23, Mass Schedule Saturday 4:00 p.m. Carver 5:00 p.m. Chaska 7:00 p.m. Carver Sunday 8:00 a.m. Chaska 9:15 a.m. Carver Noon Chaska (Spanish) The Noon Mass in Chaska will be followed by a popcorn and lemonade fiesta! The Procession begins at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas, or join at the parking lot near Casey’s at 10:45 a.m., or join near the Chaska Cubs Ball Park at 11:25 a.m. Procession arrives at GA around 11:45 a.m. Then Mass at noon in Spanish followed by popcorn and lemonade fiesta.
Posted on: June 1, 2019
New Windows Approved
St. Nicholas Property and Finance Council Approves Budget for 2019-2020 and New Windows for the Parish Rectory This past Tuesday the Property and Finance Council approved a balanced budget including a small surplus for the coming fiscal year that begins on July 1. The council also recommended that the windows in our historic rectory/office be replaced. The window replacements have been approved by the Carver Historic Preservation Board and will be made of wood with wood lattice on either side of double paned energy efficient glass. They will cost more than your typical window because they are custom sized, and all wood, but they will save energy, while preserving the historic structure that we are blessed to have. Anyone who would like to donate any amount, or sponsor a window is most welcomed and invited to do so. Just call Lynn Arnal at (952) 227-4001 to see how you can help.