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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.

Posted on: April 20, 2019

Happy Easter!

A very happy and blessed Easter to all! We celebrate today the greatest day in human history. The greatest event in human history -Jesus
Christ risen from the dead! In Christ the deepest hope of every person on earth is fulfilled. Deep down, everyone longs for eternal life
(even those who don’t believe, or won’t admit it) In Jesus Christ that gift is found! It’s important to consider that in Jesus raised from the dead, it is not merely a resuscitation of life, as though Jesus has been brought back from the dead in order to live forever on earth. His body is now Glorified and his new life goes far beyond the earthly realms of existence. It
is something that we really cannot quite imagine. Yet it is similar enough to our earthly existence that the disciples were able to recognize the Risen Lord, and converse with him, and even share some fish with
him even though they often times had difficulty recognizing him at first, or were just too amazed to believe it was really him.
Our goal on earth is to draw near to the Risen Christ on a daily basis so that he is not a stranger to us when we die our earthly death one day. We desire that his very life be infused within ours here on earth. We do
this through prayer, the Sacraments, the Scriptures, and acts of charity and justice for others. The Lord wants us to experience the power of his Risen Life now, and not be simply passively waiting until death.
Rather we each day should be actively seeking the Lord, seeking to obey him and follow him, confident that whatever sufferings or challenges we must endure in this life, will certainly be no match for the Glory that is to be revealed to us in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:18).

Happy Easter!
Fr. Deziel