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September 4, 2011 Twenty - third Sunday in Ordinary Time Guardian Angels Mission Our Mission is a call to live the life of a disciple. It is what we do after we say, “I believe,” after we are baptized, and after we confirm our decision to be disciples. Just as the earliest settlers paused at the well halfway between St. Paul and the river communities of the St. Croix to refresh themselves on their journey, Guardian Angels remains a welcoming, nourishing, and empowering respite to all travelers on their journey through life with God. Office Information 8260 Fourth Street North, Oakdale, MN 55128 Phone .................................... 651.738.2223 Fax ........................................ 651.738.2453 Web page .............. www.guardian-angels.org Email1st name initial+last email@example.com Parish Business Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed Parish Center Hours: Monday-Friday: 7:00 am-6:00 pm. Saturdays: 7:00 am-7:00 pm. Sundays: 6:30 am-2:00 pm. Not including special events If you have a Pastoral Emergency after hours, call the Parish Office at 738.2223, press #3, leave a message and your call will be returned. Liturgies Weekend Saturday 5:00 pm (ASL interpreted) Sunday 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 am. Weekday Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12:00 nn. Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am. Parish Nursery “Guarding Our Angels” Nursery is open Sunday during 9:00 & 11:00 am Masses Little Angels Preschool 8260 Fourth Street North, Oakdale, MN 55128 Phone .................................. 651.730.7450 Reconciliation Saturday 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm or by appointment Please Call the Parish Regarding these Sacraments: * RCIA, Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation * Marriage * Anointing of the Sick * Communion for the Homebound Please Visit Our Website At www.guardian-angels.org Guardian Angels Church, Oakdale Page 2 Prayer & Reflection Music Week of September 4 , 2011 Next Week’s Music Schedule 5:00 pm Cantor 7:30 am Cantor Readings for the Week of September 4, 2011 9:00 am Cantor 11:00 am Cantor Sunday Ez 33:7-9/Rom 13:8-10/Mt 18:15-20 Liturgy Monday: Col 1:24-2:3/Lk 6:6-11 Tuesday: Col 2:6-15/Lk 6:12-19 R.C.I.A. How does one become Roman Catholic? Wednesday: Col 3:1-11/Lk 6:20-26 Are you, or is someone you know, thinking about joining Thursday: Mi 5:1-4a or Rom 8:28-30/Mt 1:1-16, the Catholic Church? Guardian Angels has a process known 18-23 or 1:18-23 as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults where inquirers Friday: 1 Tm 1:1-2, 12-14/Lk 6:39-42 gather to prepare for membership in the church. We also Saturday: 1 Tm 1:15-17/Lk 6:43-49 have an initiation process for youth (ages 7-17) where Next Sunday: Sir 27:30-28:9/Rom 14:7-9/ young people prepare for Baptism, Confirmation & Eucha- Mt 18:21-35 rist. If you are interested, please call Michael Strande at the parish office. "Again, amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it Women’s Club News shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." - GAWC MEMBERS… Mt 18:19-20 Please pick up your raffle tickets envelopes from the drawer by the Information Center during the week, or from the Parish Team GAWC ticket selling table on the weekends. There are 24 Administration tickets in the envelope, $1 each or 6 for $5. Sell or buy as Rev. Rodger Bauman, Pastor, 651.789.3188 many as you can! Be sure to sign the sheet in the drawer Rev. Stan Maslowski, Retired, 651.789.3163 Denny Farrell, Parish Administrator, 651.789.3169 or at the selling table so we know who has taken their tick- ets. Faith Formation Heidi Tousignant, Director, 651.789.3167 Sara Fleetham, 651.789.3179 In an effort to increase our fund-raising, ALL members of Deborah McMahon, 651.789.3174 the parish are encouraged to contribute to our various Little Angels Preschool fund-raising projects: Bottles for Bottle Lotto (we need Sue Dwuznik, Director, 651.730.7450 1000), cakes/cereal for the Cake/Cereal Walk, and many Debra Hayes, 651.789.3177 Darlene Regan, 651.789.3176 baked goods (cookies, bars, pies, cakes, etc) for our Bake Rose Mason, 651.789.3175 Sale. All profits go directly to Guardian Angels general fund. Thanks to all of you who volunteer by contributing Liturgy Michael Strande, Director, 651.789.3162 any of the above items. Remember, volunteering is Roger Stratton, 651.789.3187 good for your health and people who volunteer live Maintenance longer! Dave Lacktorin, Director, 651.789.3186 Evan Thomsen, 651.789.3171 Rhonda Thomsen, 651.789.3171 NEW BOTTLE LOTTO IDEA…. This year - a children's section.We would appreciate dona- Office tions of bottles filled with wrapped candy (commercially Linda Deaver, 651.789.3168 Cindy Sutton, 651.789.3165 produced only), pennies, school supplies (pencils, erasers, Vicki Capistrant, 651.789.3190 markers, etc), small books, games or toys. Save your empty Pastoral mayo, peanut butter or tomato sauce jars to use as con- Deacon Terry Beer, Director, 651.789.3173 tainers for these items. There are some empty bottles Bob Walz, 651.789.3181 Sr. Dorothy Mrock, 651.789.3178 stacked by the office near the entry way which you may take and use to fill with a prize. Thank you! Parish Pastoral Council Chairs Will Pitts Co-Chair .................................................. 739.3911 Greg Hagen, Co-Chair ............................................ 730.1143 MARK YOUR CALENDARS…. Teri Asiala, Vice Chair……………………………………………735.0600 For Monday, September 12, 6:30 pm, our first meeting with Trustees our new officers. Host guild, St. Joan of Arc, will serve ap- Craig Johnson ....................................................... 731.0248 petizers. Mike Hansel .......................................................... 770.2544 Fall Festival Committee Co - Chairs Marlyce Paulson .................................................... 738.3022 Nancy Remakel ..................................................... 436.3903 Complete list of staff & council members at www.guardian-angels.org Twenty - third Sunday in Ordinary Time page 3 Fall Festival News GUARDIAN ANGELS FALL FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 16-17-18 2011 FALL FESTIVAL...TWO WEEKS AND COUNTING... FESTIVAL "to do" LIST FOR THE WEEK: Bring in bottles for the bottle lotto that you purchased on last week's "to do" list. Remember to pick up some bottles of kid-friendly items for this year's bottle lotto! Bring cereal for the cereal walk. Make a list of baking supplies for the bake sale, cake walk and pies for Sunday dinner. (Maybe make a sample for the family to taste test?) Pick up a few "extras" at Target this week and put together a theme-basket for the Silent Auction. Join the hundreds of volunteers who have already signed up to work at the Fall Festival. Special need for more adult volunteers for the Kids Games, Inflatables and Minute to Win It Games area. Help to advertise the Festival by taking a yard sign or a flyer to your workplace or a business that you frequent. SELL SELL SELL RAFFLE TICKETS PURCHASE PRE-SALE PASTA AND CHICKEN DINNER TICKETS TODAY AND SAVE Crafters’ Raffle Quilt Raffle tickets for the wall hanging and bed quilt are being sold at all masses each weekend until the Fall Festival. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. This year the quilt was done by many of the members of GA Crafters. We appreciate your support to help make the Fall Festival a success. Moving Sale Moving Sale: Sisters Edna, Lois, and Monica invite you to their moving sale on: Friday, September 16 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday, September 17 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, September 18 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Included; Furniture, kitchen wares, bedding, crafts, Christmas items, etc. Located next to the cemetery back by the three garages. Come early to get the best items!!!!! September 4, 2011 Page 4 Administrator’s Corner Stewardship Message: “Although many in our culture deny any responsibility for the wrong they do, God does not see it that way. We may claim social ills or ignorance caused us to do evil, but the Lord declares, „The wicked shall die for his guilt.‟ Our words and deeds have consequences, and there are choices we can make that God sees as sinful. “But God does not want us to choose sin, and so we have the responsibility of warning the sinner, firmly but gently, of the results of his actions. If we‟re the one who has been hurt, Jesus tells us to seek reconciliation privately first of all, but if that does not work, then bring in others. But ignoring sin is not an option, for then it grows and festers. “The steward is accountable to God for his use of the time, talent, and treasure entrusted to him. One aspect of being ac- countable is responsibility for fellow members of the Body of Christ. Offering correction, in a way that can be understood and accepted, comes with the territory. Otherwise, as the Lord announced through Ezekiel, „The wicked shall die for his guilt, but I will hold you responsible for his death.‟” The Catholic Steward Did you know? Rhonda Thomson, from our maintenance staff, took a week of vacation and volunteered as part of a Habitat for Humanity team. Congratulations, and thank you for giving back to the community in a very special way. Did you know? Our super Big Ticket salesperson, Lois Schiltz, has sold over 420 tickets so far! Normally she sells be- tween 9% – 10% of the total tickets sold for the Festival and currently has sold 11% through August 26. Lois has been the top salesperson for as long as people can remember and was one of the first Volunteer Angel Award recipients. We keep asking her for her secrets and if she would “mentor” a few other parishioners to help us sell more tickets. Thank you, Lois…..you are a very special blessing for Guardian Angels. Did you know? That this Sunday we are forgoing the normal designated outreach plate collection in order to offset some of the shortfall in our regular Sunday envelope collection. This will be one of the few times in the last five years that we have done this. The entire plate collection this Sunday will be used to cover operating expenses. Thank you in advance for your generosity! Did you know? That we normally have over 500 register for Faith Formation each year and currently only 238 are reg- istered. Please register your children in the next couple of weeks so the staff can make sure we have enough catechists. It is easy to register, go to our website, www.guardian-angels.org and click on “Children and Youth” under Education on the left side of the home page. Then click on “Register for 2011-2012” for a easy way to complete registering your children. Thanks! We want to thank Cindy Sutton and Heidi Toussaint for creating the new design for the cover of the bulletin! Keep smiling, Denny PS: Am I my brother‟s keeper? All three readings this weekend suggest that for the Christian steward the answer is “YES!” Thought of the week: It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves and it is impossible to find it elsewhere. Financial Corner Befrienders Due to Early Publication of the bulletin this Because of Right to Privacy Laws, institutions cannot notify week there will not be a Financial report. Guardian Angels of parishioners who are hospitalized or who have entered a care facility. We must hear from you or a family member if you would like to be visited by one of For Churches with online giving…. our Befrienders or pastoral care staff. If you are home- A simple and convenient way to give. This fall consider bound, we‟d also be glad to visit you, with Communion if signing up for electronic giving. Guardian Angels relies on you‟d like. Please call Sr. Dorothy Mrock, OSF at the financial support of the congregation, and electronic 651.789.3178. Befrienders has been an active ministry at giving offers an easy way to give on a recurring basis. To Guardian Angels since May, 1982. give electronically, go to the Guardian Angels website www.guardian-angels.org and click the Donate button on Advertiser of the Month the top. If you want to make a recurring monthly gift Through the financial support of our advertisers, we are able please contact Linda Deaver 651.789.3169. Thank you to print the weekly bulletin at no cost to our parish. We en- courage parishioners to patronize and pray for our advertisers. Carver Auto Body 651.739.1265 Guardian Angels Church, Oakdale Men’s Club News Mass Intentions Saturday, September 3 Hello, Neighbor…. 5:00 pm All Parishioners Fellow Parishioner and Friend; Sunday, September 4 Happy and Hot Summer to you. Hey, it‟s August; it's 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am All Parishioners supposed to be HOT! Monday, September 5 Labor Day Speaking of Hot - we have a superb grill package set 9:30 am All Parishioners up for the Guardian Angels Men‟s Club raffle. This is all Tuesday, September 6 part of the parish sponsored, community-wide celebra- 8:00 am †Cornelia Beane tion we call Guardian Angels Parish Fall Festival 2011. Wednesday, September 7 10:30 am †Ed Grabowski Tell your friends and neighbors! 12:00 nn †Ed Hager Thursday, September 8 Brinkman 5 Burner GRILL 8:00 am †Robert Reif with an on-board smoker. Friday, September 9 Rotisserie kit, Propane tank, full set of tools, 12:00 nn †Robert Eberhard Grill cover and a BBQ Apron Saturday, September 10 Donated meat coupons and meat packages 5:00 pm All Parishioners From local grocers and meat stores. Sunday, September 11 Big Steer Meats $25.00 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am All Parishioners Greater American Ribs $50.00 Rainbow Foods $20.00 The Week Ahead Jordan Meats $35.00 Sunday, September 4 Cub Foods $100.00 7:30 am Mass - WS 9:00 am Mass - WS Over $1,000.00 in value! 11:00 am Mass - WS Are you IN the Raffle? 4:00 pm Men‟s Club Meeting - POH Monday, September 5 Labor Day PARISH OFFICE CLOSED 9:30 am Mass - HC Tuesday, September 6 8:00 am Mass - HC 8:30 am Gardening Group 12:00 nn Bingo - DR 1,2 7:00 pm Boy Scout Troup 817 - POH 7:00 pm Baptism Preparation Class - M1 7:00 pm Education Commission - M2 7:00 pm Justice & Outreach Commission - M5 7:00 pm Stewardship Commission - M4 Wednesday, September 7 10:00 am Crafters - YC 10:30 am Mass at Oak Meadows 12:00 nn Mass - HC 7:00 pm Fall Festival Committee - M4/5 Prayer Quilt 7:00 pm Festival Choir - WS Thursday, September 8 Would you, or someone you know, receive comfort 8:00 am Mass - HC 9:30 am Movement Meditation - HC from a Prayer Quilt? A prayer quilt has knots which 6:30 pm Gardening Group have been tied by parishioners. The recipient knows 6:30 pm Repect Life Action Team - M17 that people have been and are continuing to pray for Friday, September 9 their special need. To request a quilt for someone, 10:00 am Mass - WS complete the form that is in the Prayer Corner and 10:30 am Retreads Meeting - DR 1,2,3 place it in the envelope or leave it in the office. 12:00 nn Mass - HC Saturday, September 10 8:30 am Gardening Group 4:30 pm Engaging Spirituality & Justfaith - M17 5:00 pm Mass - WS 5A 5:00 pm Baptism - WS 5B September 4, 2011 Page 6 Social Justice Register for JustFaith, Engaging Spirituality and JustMatters…. You can register for these groups at the Mail Center. Next weekend there will be brief talks at the end of Mass on these of- ferings and following Mass the program coordinators will host an open house where you can learn more. The Fall JustMat- ters offering is “Border Crossing, Immigration Issues” on Thursdays, beginning September 8, 6:30 - 9:00 pm, for 8 weeks. The other programs will be offered in the evening, day, or even on Sunday, depending on needs of the group. If you are interested in participating or facilitating one of the groups, contact Bob Walz at 651.789.3181 or by email, bwalz@guardian- angels.org. Check out the “Wall of Justice” across from the offices for more information on these programs. Fair Trade Ministry…. Visit us at Lake Elmo‟s Fall Festival, September 10. We‟ll also be at our Fall Festival and St. Paul Monastery. All items are fair trade from Catholic Relief Services and SERRV, Many of which can be purchased at summer discounted prices. You can check the catalog by visiting their web site: http://www.serrv.org, picking out the items you would like, and placing the or- der thru GA, by calling Bob Walz at 651.789.3181 or emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you click on “new” you will see some of the new items that will be in the fall catalog. There is free shipping when orders are placed thru GA. We also have Divine chocolate and Olive oil from the Holy Land. Delegation from Teustepe, Nicaragua…. A delegation of eight parishioners from our Sister Parish, St. Rita‟s in Teustepe, will be here September 8 – 21. They will participate in our Sunday liturgies on September 11 and 18. They will be attending our Fall Festival and staying with host families arranged by our Sister Parish ministry. If you would like to volunteer to help, e.g. serve as a translator, help with a potluck or want more information, contact Judy Scheider at 651.436.6550, Nancy Robertson at 651.337.1304 or Bob Walz at 651.789.3181.
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