Guardian Angels News

Joint PPC/Finance Council Update

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Update from your Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Council Parish leadership (Father Joe Connelly, Denny Farrell, Parish Trustees and Chairs and Vice Chairs of the PPC and Finance Council) meet every month to discuss the status of Guardian Angels' financial, operating and strategic...

Pastoral Pearls: God carries worry away

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Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness - everything coming together for good - will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.  ~ Phillipians 4:7 Worry! My worst enemy. Yet somehow, my go-to. Can anyone...

Safety & Security at GA

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Did You Know? Last summer Guardian Angels created a new committee – Safety and Security.  Its Mission: To create and maintain an environment of safety and security within the greater walls of the Guardian Angels main building and grounds. This will occur through ongoing and...

Safety Tips

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 The local news is full of stories involving stolen cars, break-ins, assaults, and other crimes. Here are ideas of how to keep our church, home, car, and person safer. These recommendations may seem ‘common sense,’ but crimes are committed against people who ignore them. Do not...

Pastoral Pearls: Mother's Day

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Mother’s Day has come and gone, but for some, it may not have been a joyous occasion. I often forget about the silent suffering women who never got their dream, or had to endure the loss of a child – either through miscarriage(s), still births, or infertility. If you are like me, as...

Pastoral Pearls: Mindful Words

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Recently I had cause to question just how I communicate. The words I choose can either build people up or tear them down, affirm or degrade, make people feel good or feel shame. Anne Erickson did a wonderful presentation to the Health and Wellness Ministry about how commonly used words can be...

Pastoral Pearls: Heart Exercise

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There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. ~  John Holmes This always sounds so nice in my head – Reach down and lift people up. But then I have to ask myself, how am I, really, reaching out to anyone around me and lifting them up? That...

Pastoral Pearls: Resurrection and Hope

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Always HOPE. Life can get mucky… but, April showers bring May flowers. Hope. My circumstances can cause me to freeze in fear or confusion, just as the disciples did upon rolling the stone away from the tomb. Jesus suffered, terribly. He died! Horribly! Hope?  Wait – the rest of...

A Note from Father Joe: Easter Triduum

Posted by Father Joe Connelly on

Dear friends in Christ, The Easter Triduum is the highest celebration in the Catholic liturgy. The Triduum consists of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and The Easter Vigil. As we prepare ourselves for the celebration of the Triduum, I would like to point out one action of each of the three days to...

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