Palm Sunday Reflection


Last Sunday,  the Church around the world will celebrated Palm Sunday beginning the Holy Week during which we remembered Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem, where he was welcomed with shouts of love only to be killed amid shouts of hate seven days later.

Today, we again pause our journey through the Psalms of Ascent to begin our reflection on the coming week’s solemnity. Today’s word of encouragement and gentle challenge comes from part of the message of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem as recorded by St. John.

When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.

The next day, the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out; “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel...”

The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you…

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Valentine’s Day Suggestions for Seniors!

 Guardian Angels reminds you not to forget seniors this Valentine’s Day! This special day is not just for young loves and children.  Here are five ways to reach out and do something special for the older folks in your life!

  1. Bring dinner to an elderly person, especially if they live alone. It doesn’t have to be fancy, it can even be take-out. Eating is a social act and there are many physical and mental benefits to breaking bread together.
  2. Volunteer at a senior care center or do something to help a shut-in. If you have an extra hour or two per week/month, consider sharing your time with Guardian Angels Care Center, or one of the Assisted Living Communities. If you live near someone who is elderly and can’t get out often, volunteer to run some errands, shovel their walk, or even offer to watch a movie with them.
  3. Write a hand-written letter to a loved one who lives alone or is in senior care. In this age of technology, it is a treat to receive a real letter in the mail. Many seniors will not only read, but they will re-read and re-read these letters as a source of enjoyment.
  4. Shop the Guardian Angels Gift Shop for sweet and fun Valentine’s gifts (400 Evans Ave, Elk River). This gift shop,…
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One Million Reasons to be Thankful!

One Million Reasons to smile!

Gala Committee Members gather in front of a sample bus which will be purchased with proceeds from this year’s Gala.

The Guardian Angels Gala committee has a million reasons to smile these days, as a recent report showed that $1,000,000 has been raised at GA Gala’s over the past 15 years!

“It’s an amazing accomplishment when you think about the investment that donors have gifted to the seniors in our community through these events. If not for these dollars, Guardian Angels buildings and services would look significantly different than they do today” said Dan Dixon, President and CEO of Guardian Angels. “Proceeds from past Galas have funded the Care Center Capitol Campaign, including the recent Bailey Lane renovation, buses, Club GA Wellness Center, and numerous pieces of equipment and furnishings that benefit our seniors and their families. We’re thankful and humbled.”

A huge thank you to the Gala Committee, volunteers, and staff who work diligently to make these events a success, and thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Linda Krieger, co-chair Debra Urista, co-chair Chris Anderson Sandie Barthel Marilyn Bina Gina Cavanna Dan Dixon Jane Houlton Carol Lager Sally Lubrant Eloise Miller Kayla Miller Dawn Moyer Charlene Sheets Terri Snyder Gail Weber Deborah Weston Debra Wilson

If you’re interested in helping with the Gala Committee or other committees at Guardian Angels, contact Deb Weston, Fund Development Director…

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