September 4_ 2011 Twenty - third Sunday in Ordinary Time by iwestaaiegjpuiv


									                                                                                  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 ..............
   Email1st name initial+last
   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.
   Saturday 5:00 pm (ASL interpreted)
   Sunday 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 am.
   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

Saturday 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
or by appointment
Please Call the Parish Regarding these
  * RCIA, Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation
  * Marriage
  * Anointing of the Sick
  * Communion for the Homebound

            Please Visit Our Website At
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                          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-
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
  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
Twenty - third Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                                             page 3

                                              Fall Festival News

                                         GUARDIAN ANGELS FALL FESTIVAL
                                              SEPTEMBER 16-17-18



                  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
                  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!!!!!
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                                     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… 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, 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,
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 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.

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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- 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:, 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 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

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