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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: May 3, 2019

May is Mary Month

May is traditionally a month that we pay particular devotion to the Blessed Mother. This year at both St. Nicholas and Guardian Angels our children in Faith Formation and at GA School have had May crownings and rosaries. Following the lead of our children and youth, let us all do something to strengthen our devotion to the Blessed Mother this month. Perhaps you can pray a rosary daily, or the Memorare, or some other Marian devotion, or prayer. Make an effort to visit the Prayer Garden at St. Nicholas and pray the large rosary in the garden grounds, and visit the beautiful Our Lady of Guadalupe grotto, or some of the devotional shrines dedicated to the Blessed Mother.

Father Deziel