New: The bulletin is available here.

   Legion of Mary, Mondays, 6 pm, Legion Room
   There will be Exposition and Benediction Wednesday following the 7 pm Mass.

Missionary Appeal: Thank you for the generous hospitality and support given Father Dennis from India who shared with us about the needs of the missions. Please remember him and his diocese in your prayers.

Kindergarten jumpstart will be Monday, August 3rd through Wednesday, August 5th from 9 am to 12 (noon) in the Kindergarten Classroom.

2015-2016 School Packets will be ready for pickup Monday, August 3rd through Wednesday, August 5th from 8 am to 12 (noon) in the school office.

A BIG thank you goes out to those folks who showed up for church cleaning last Saturday. The church really sparkles! We still need to do a few more things but it can wait till the August cleaning. If you weren't able to make it this month, join us in August. We'll run another announcement next month. Again thank you. Pat & the cleaning crew.

Natural Family Planning Creighton Model Introductory Sessions for July will be Thursday, July 30 at 7 pm. Pre-registration is required. For more info call 402-488-2040.

Dwight Assumption Annual Parish Czech Dinner will be held July 26th in the Assumption parish hall in Dwight, NE. Dinner will be served from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, with roast pork, dumplings & sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, cucumbers, pies, rolls and kolaches. There will be raffles, a country store, cake walk, games, Czech music and more!

The Lincoln Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (LDCCW) is looking for one person from each parish to serve as an LDCCW e-secretary. If you could fill this position please contact Ann at

Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry Secretary position: Full-time clerical & misc. duties. Prior experience in small, fast-paced, highly collaborative office environment & fluency in Microsoft Office preferred. Familiarity with QuickBooks or other small business software helpful. For an application, contact Marsha Bartek at 488-0921 or

Summer Magnificat Prayer Meal will be Saturday, August 1st at 9:30 am at Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 East O Street. The guest speaker is Mary Catherine Unrein, one of the artist chosen to display her work at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia this September. Register by sending $20 check payable to Magnificat c/o Tina Colgan, 521 N. 56th, 68504 by July 25th. For questions call Rhonda at 489-3819 or Barb at 489-6905.

Save the Date: the Lincoln Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (LDCCW) Fall Full Board meeting will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Hall, North Platte, on Saturday, August 22nd from 9 am - 4 pm.

Come join the Pius X Thunderettes for dancing and fun at the Kids Dance Camp for 3 - 8th grades. It will be held at Pius X High School August 10 - 12 from 9 am to noon. The registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday, July 29th. Go to, then select Activities/ Athletics to register. For questions, contact Beth at or Shamene at

Make a pilgrimage to visit a Religious Community in celebration of the Year for Consecrated Life: On July 8 - 16, Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 7 pm weekday Masses at Carmelite Sisters at Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, 9300 Agnew Road, Valparaiso.

August 8th at Holmes Lake Park is the place to be for your choice of a 1 mile "Fun Run / Walk" or a 5K. This is a fun family friendly event for all ages and levels of skill. The funds raised from this event will help support the newly established ThunderBOLT Fun Run Endowment, which will provide a grant each year to a special project of a Pius X academic department or school sponsored club or activity. This is a great way to help support Lincoln's only Catholic High School and have a little fun. Register by July 24th to be guaranteed an awesome t-shirt which is included in the price of registration! 13 and older: $20, 6 - 12: $12 and kids under 6 are free (no t-shirt included). Prizes will be awarded and breakfast provided for all participants! More details and information on how to register can be found at or

Prayer people needed on Abortion Tuesdays to come and pray between 7 am and 3 pm at 48th and Old Cheney (west side of 48th Street, north of Old Cheney). Group rosary is prayed at 9:30 am.

Lincoln Family Fun Fest will be Saturday, August 8th at the Kleinschmit Farm at 11401 Van Dorn (2 minutes from 84th Street). Mass at 5 pm with Bishop Bruskewitz, BBQ & Games at 6 pm (BBQ beef, hot dogs, sweet corn) and live music at 7:30 pm. Tickets $15 or $65 for family. All proceeds to fund scholarships for youth ministry. Go to Students that volunteer can apply their time to Pius Service Hours.

Cathedral Extended Day help for 2015-2016 school year from dismissal until 5:30 pm. Contact Jeremy at

St. Michael Facility Manager: skilled in geo-thermal, electrical, plumbing & light construction. Much custodial work. Salaried position and willing to work on call and extended hours. Contact Fr. Borowiak at 402-525-2566 or

Pius X Assistant Development Director position available. Candidates must have a BA, be a practicing Catholic and possess strong communication and writing skills. Interested candidates should submit by July 13th, a cover letter, resume and a list of four references with contact information to Michelle Birkel, Director of Development, Pius X High School, 6000 A Street, Lincoln. For questions call Michelle at 488-1046.

Sacred Heart Catholic School in Lincoln is seeking a PE and middle school math teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. Applicants should possess a valid Nebraska teaching certificate. Résumé and letter of application may be sent to principal Laura Knaus: For more information please call (402) 476-1783.

Fr. Christopher Barak is leading a pilgrimage from October 1-13, 2015. A highlight will be Mass at the tomb of our newest Saint-to-be, Blessed Junipero Serra, founder of the California missions, who will be canonized in September when Pope Francis visits Washington. We will visit 11 Missions and many other beautiful California sights from San Francisco, Log Angeles, and San Diego. For info/itinerary please call Tekton Ministries 1-866-905-3787 or Maryann at

World Meeting of Families will be September 22-27, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. Plans are proceeding for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families. The theme of the meeting is "Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive". The Lincoln Diocese is excited to offer a pilgrimage with a variety of options, all of which include attending the Papal Mass with Pope Francis! For more info or to register, call 402-488-2040 or go to
Option A from 9/22 to 9/28 for Adult/Youth is $450, includes bus/van transportation to/ from Philadelphia, guided tours and lodging with a host family. Visit St. Charles Seminary, St. Katharine Drexel and St. John Neumann Shrines, Liberty Bell, etc. and Mass with the Pope. This option does NOT include registration for the World Meeting of Families.
Option B from 9/20 to 9/28, Adults $600, youth $450, includes bus/van transportation to/ from Philadelphia, Mass with the Pope, registration for the World Meeting of Families, and lodging with a host family.
Option C from 9/21 to 9/28, Adults $1,600, Youth $1,450, includes bus/van transportation to/ from Philadelphia, Mass with the Pope, registration for the World Meeting of Families and seven-night hotel stay.

Grand Mediterranean Cruise will be from October 22 - November 6 on board the NCL Norwegian Spirit. Visit Venice, Athens, Ephesus, Istanbul, Mykonos, Naples, Rome, Florence, Provence, Barcelona. Trip includes Daily Mass and all meals aboard ship. Prices start at $3,378 from Omaha (includes airfare). Contact Fr. John Vakulskas at or 712-490-8047.

The Pope's Prayer Intentions for July 2015:
Universal: That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.

My Own Church: St. Mary's now has database software that is accessible to parishioners. If you need to update your personal information including mistakes about birthdates, adding a new baby or even uploading a picture of your family go to: - click on New user? or click here. Fill out the organization - St. Mary Parish, Lincoln. You will pick a user name and fill out the questions. Any question with an asterisk is a required field to be answered. The system sends an e-mail to the office, we confirm that you are a member of St. Mary's and email you a temporary password. You are then able to access your info.

World Meeting of Families will be September 22 - 27, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. Plans are proceeding for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families in September 2015. The theme of the meeting is "Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive." The Lincoln Diocese is excited to offer a pilgrimage with a variety of options, all of which include attending the Papal Mass with Pope Francis! For more info or to register, go to or call 488-2040.

As you know, we are in a Year for Consecrated Life (until February 2, 2016). There are many ways you can celebrate this year: Visit

Compendium Clips - check out Fr. Heaslip's short illustrated videos on the Catholic faith at It is a great resource for all who want to know what the Church teaches or want ot brush up on their Christian faith. The first video is entitled: Introduction & 4 Pillars of the Compendium Catechism.

Retrouvaille - A Lifeline for Marriage- helps couples through difficult times. It is designed to provide the tools to help get your marriage back on track. For confidential information or to register, call 1-888-317-5654 or

SCRIP order form is available here.

Did you know that St. Mary's now has a Facebook page? The URL is You don't have to be on Facebook to view this page. Check it out!

A Diocesan Pilgrimage to Philadelphia has been organized for the World Meeting of Families (WMF) that will be hosted there in September 2015. Buses and vans will leave from Lincoln on September 20 and 22 and will return September 28th. Options range in price from $450 to $1,600 per person, depending on lodging arrangements and participation in the WMF events.The Pope is expected to celebrate a public Mass September 27th. Go to to register.

Church Library: There is now a lending library in the church basement directly next to the south stairs. Please check out a book or CD and write your name in the notebook that is on the shelf next to the books. Suggested check out time is two weeks.

St. Mary's Food Net: We are looking for some additional volunteers to help with our Food Net distribution of donated food, which occurs every Saturday in Flynn Hall. If you can commit to one or more Saturdays a month, it would be a big help. Work may include setting up tables and chairs, unloading food from vehicles, sorting and distributing food, and/or clean-up. Volunteers needed between 10 am & 2 pm but don't need to stay the whole time. Please call Kathy at 474-2360 or Linda at 476-1221. This might be good for high school students to complete community service hours.

Please register in your parish. Although it may not seem that it matters all that much, it is important that Catholics be registered in their local (usually territorial) parish. This not only assures that you will receive the Southern Nebraska Register. More importantly, it gives us a reference point if we are called about hospital stays, deaths, or requests to serve as sponsor for baptisms or confirmation. Don't be an "anonymous Catholic" - REGISTER.

SCRIP news: In addition to purchasing your SCRIP gift cards after Masses or at the rectory, we now have the capability to allow parishioners to order and pay for their SCRIP electronically. Just pick up an order form from the SCRIP sales desk after any Mass to have the instruction, or call the rectory for more information. SCRIP is a way for churches to buy gift cards at wholesale cost and sell them at retail. The church then makes that little bit of profit. The more people that buy SCRIP from St. Mary's the more profits add up. SCRIP order form is available here.

Earn cash for Saint Mary's School! Clip, and donate to us, UPCs (the "bar code" scanned at the registered for prices) from General Mills products, Best Choice, Our Family, and Tyson Project A+ labels. Saint Mary's School will collect them, and then receive check from participating companies.

St. Mary's School collects aluminum cans to help raise funds for our school library. Please leave your aluminum cans by the playground school doors on Fridays if you would like to contribute.

Wanted: A volunteer to videotape Mass occasionally (Saturday 4:00 Mass or Sunday Mass), probably once a month or less. Please call the rectory if you are interested or leave a message for Phil at 402-474-2360.

Televised Mass: Sundays at Noon and Mondays at 9 pm on cable channel 13.

Have you had a Mass offered lately?  It is a spiritual work of mercy to pray for the living and the dead (2 Mac 12:44).  Call the rectory to schedule a Mass for a loved one.

St. Mary's Altar Society: Members perform services works for our parish, both spiritual and corporal. The works range from praying the rosary to helping out someone else. These volunteer hours should be reported to the circle leaders to be reflected in our yearly report to the Lincoln Deanery. Altar Society meets the first Tuesday of every month (except July) in Flynn Hall, at 7 pm.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House schedule: You may pick up a complete schedule in the bookrack in the entry to the church. Please call 786-2705 to make reservations.

Project Rachel can help heal the wounds of abortion. For private and confidential counseling, and/or reconciliation, call 800-964-3787.

Church Cleaning
is the 3rd Saturday of the month. Please be at the church by 9 am to help out.

Acolyte / Lector / Reader Meeting: Usually on first Saturdays, 9 am, Flynn Hall. The Acolyte-Lector-Reader Schedule is available here. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal can be found here.

St. Vincent de Paul meetings normally are Sundays at 1:30 pm in Flynn Hall.

Natural Family Planning Introductory Sessions are offered by Rosemary Clements (402-326-0681) or through the Diocesan Family Life Office (402-488-2040).

First Friday Holy Hour: Holy Hour for Vocations is First Friday of every month at 7:15 pm (includes Compline & Benediction). Adoration Convent of Christ the King (The Pink Sisters), 1040 South Cotner Blvd.

Retreats At Waverly Retreat House
More information at 435-2125 or at the Waverly Retreat House's web site

The Pope's Prayer Intentions are here.


Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Invitation to Serve

You are invited to serve Christ's poor in St. Mary's Parish. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is inviting caring people to assist people needing food, clothes, rent assistance, utility assistance and other emergency needs. Christ said, "What you do for the least of my brothers you do unto me." Is it time for you to really live your religious convictions and give something back for all you have received? Call 402-435-2125 to learn more.

Holy Hours - Eucharistic Adoration
Any one wishing to sign up for open hours OR become a substitute should call the Rectory (402-435-2125).
No training necessary, no meetings, many benefits.

Some Prayers Before the Blessed Sacrament

Catholic Social Services provides mental health services. 402-489-1834.

"Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you, for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart."
- St. Therese of Lisieux


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