Announcements

   

 

The bulletin is available here.

Calendar:
   Legion of Mary, Mondays, 6 pm, Legion Room   
   Saint Mary's School Strategic Planning Committee Meeting June 21 at 6 pm in Flynn Hall.
   Knights of Columbus Picnic Saturday, June 25th, from 5 to 7 pm.
   No Mass at 8:10 am until school resumes in August.

Exposition and Benediction Wednesdays following the 7 pm Mass unless stated otherwise in the bulletin.

From the Pastor: Our challenge, to raise $50,000 for our school endowment fund in order to receive a match for another $50,000, has been met. THANK YOU to all those who contributed, and for all the support you give to Saint Mary’s School.

St. Mary's Parish Picnic, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, will be held Saturday, June 25th following the 4 pm Mass. It will be on the east side of the church between the church and the rectory. (If bad weather we will hold it in Flynn Hall.) There will be hot dogs, burgers, cole slaw, potato salad, lemonade, and tea. Suggested donation is $5 per person.

Propelr is a reloadable VISA Prepaid card that can be used at any merchant that accepts VISA cards. When the St. Mary’s card is used at participating merchants, the merchant donates a percentage of the transaction to St. Mary’s. If you have questions on how the card works please look at the website or call the rectory with questions. The Propelr card has the capability to give back to St. Mary’s much more than we made when selling SCRIP. To sign up for Propelr go to https://propelr.mycardplace.com/cholder then click on Sign up today. When you are looking for St. Mary's remember to look under Saint Mary's. After you are signed up, Propelr will show two small deposits to your card. About two days after you sign up you will have to go in to your Propelr Account at www.PropelrCard.com and enter the amount of the deposits. Once you have done that you can go to "manage funds" and click on my bank accounts. Then load funds to your Propelr Card from your verified bank account. Activate your card when you receive it and use at participating merchants to raise money for St. Mary's. If you have questions on how the card works please look at the website or call the rectory with questions.

Diocese of Lincoln Natural Family Planning Creighton Model Intro Sessions for June will be Tuesday, June 21st at 7 pm, Thursday, July 7th or Tuesday, July 19th at 7 pm. Pre-registration is required. For more info call 402-488-2040.

6th Annual Witness through Fitness Special Needs Fundraiser will be at North American Martyrs Church on Friday June 24th (for a BBQ) and Saturday, June 25th for the 5k run or 1 mile walk. All proceeds will benefit families with special needs children.

One-Night only screening of "Convinced" will be Thursday, June 30th at 7:30 at the Marcus Grand. This is Donald Johnson's story as he considered coming into the Catholic Church as he traveled around the country visiting with some of our culture's most interesting and articulate Catholic personalities.

Cristo Rey Catholic Church Kermes Festival will be at the Lancaster Event Center on Saturday, July 9th from 12 pm - pm. Enjoy authentic Hispanic food, live entertainment, and games for all the family. Admission is free for children under 12, those 12 and older only pay $1 from 12 noon to 9 pm. Raffle tickets for a car!

2 Day Unbound: the office of Evangelization will be offering a 2 day shortened version of the Unbound DVD series. Participants will learn about Unbound and how it teaches 5 simple "keys" to break the chains of emotional, spiritual and mental bondage and unlock the doors to freedom. Unbound will equip you to get free and come into a deeper relationship with God. Prayer will be scheduled at the end of the seminar. Join us at John XXIII Diocesan Center Friday, July 8th from 6 - 9 pm and Saturday, July 9th from 8 - 5 pm. Call Lori at 402-488-2040 for questions. Register at https:form.jotform.com/61596869746175.

Schoenstatt News: the seven Postulants of the Schoenstatt Sisters are on a road trip for vocations, spreading the fire of love for Christ to many hearts, and they would like to meet you! All are invited to learn more about the mission of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, as the postulants offer retreats and presentations from July 5 - 8. They will highlight the beauty of God's call of mercy, and how one can recognize this call to consecrated life. All events free, so call 402-826-3346 for more info or check out the schedule at www.cormariae.com.

Pius X Performing Arts Camp will be held July 11th through July 15th from 9 to noon each day. Students will learn music and choreography to an Aladdin medley and put on a showcase at the end of the week. Registration forms can be found at www.PiusX.net. Click on "Activities/ Athletics," then on "Summer Camps." Email mary.odgaard@piusx.net with questions.

Extended Day Care Manager at St. Michael's Church. Hours: Monday through Friday, 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm, every third Friday hours 1:30 pm-6:00 pm. Looking for: A self-motivator who is able to oversee a staff of 2 workers. Hourly wage - negotiable depending on experience. We are also looking for 2 staff members to help with this program. Hours would be from 3:00 pm -5:30 pm Monday through Friday and one Friday a month from 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Hourly wage.

Preschool Teacher at St. Michael's - Looking for: Preschool teacher for the 3 & 4 year old class, taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00AM -10:45AM. We are also looking for a Preschool teacher for the 4 & 5 year old class, taught on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:15PM-3:15PM. Early Childhood degree preferred. If interested in either of these job positions, please contact Mrs. Denise Ray at: denise-ray@cdolinc.net.

Catholic Social Services has a full time opening for truck driver. Duties include picking up and delivering in-kind donations. Must have a current driver's license and safe driving record. Contact Bryan Dahlberg at (402) 474-1600.

Pius X High School is accepting applications for a a nurse consultant, part-time classroom Para and FT attendance secretary. See www.piusx.net for more info (select about us, employment). Please submit resume and cover letter to Pius X High School, Attn: Mr. Tom Korta, 6000 A Street, Lincoln, NE 68510 by Friday, June 17.

Catholic Social Services has a position open for a Receptionist. This person is responsible for answering phones, data entry, scheduling food pantries and donation pick-ups. This position is vital to the agency as the person needs to be the face of Christ for those who are walking through our front door. Contact Curt Krueger at 402-327-6223 if interested in this position.

Pius X High School is accepting applications for a a nurse consultant, part-time classroom Para and FT attendance secretary. See www.piusx.net for more info (select about us, employment). Please submit resume and cover letter to Pius X High School, Attn: Mr. Tom Korta, 6000 A Street, Lincoln, NE 68510 by Friday, June 17.

St. Joseph Church is seeking a FT Director of Parish Operations. This individual will advise, assist, and provide leadership on all matters of parish administration, including finance/ accounting, HR, data tracking/ reporting, website maintenance, and other special projects as assigned. In addition to a working knowledge of finance, accounting, and budgeting, the ideal candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, leadership and supervisory experience, a high level of organization and problem solving skills, and excellent communication and presentation skills. For more info, go to www.stjosephlnk.org or contact Msgr. Barr at 402-483-2288.

St. Joseph Church is seeking a FT Parish Office Coordinator. In addition to front office responsibilities, the individual will support the Business Manager, assist with accounting tasks, and coordinate volunteers. Additional duties include database and list maintenance and preparation of the weekly bulletin. The ideal candidate must have experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, Quick Books, and cash handling procedures. For more info go to www.stjosephlnk.org or contact Msgr. Barr at 402-483-2288.

St. Louis Gift & Thrift has a FT position available for a Thrift Store Associate working with in-kind donations. Must be able to lift 75 lbs. Hours are 9 am – 6 pm, M-F, and every 3rd Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm. Call Leigh Ann at 402-474-1600.

The Pope's Prayer Intentions for June 2016:
Universal: That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.
Evangelization: That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life.

Homilies: Some of Father Dietrich's recent homilies are available here.

UNL Catholic Sorority seeks new members for Fall 2016. Pi Alpha Chi is a Greek sorority centered around the Catholic faith. Enhance your time as a college student by immersing yourself in a learning community with Catholic values. Visit us at New Student Enrollment or www.pialphachi.com.

Summer RCIA - The RCIA team of St. Michael's Parish invites all individuals in Lincoln and surrounding areas who are seeking a study program in order to join the Catholic Church or to take a refresher course in Catholicism. Sessions will be conducted Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 pm May 12 to August 25 at St. Michael's. The program will use the Symbolon series developed by the Augustine Institute. More information about Symbolon is available at symboloncatholic.org and stmichaellincoln.org. There is no cost and all materials will be provided. For more info call Joy at 402-806-9686 or joymartine08@gmail.com.

Pilgrimage to Quebec for the Jubilee Year, July 25-30. Join our diocese's Jamie Reed to Montreal and Quebec. Jamie graduated from Pius X and went on to serve as a FOCUS missionary for two years. Highlights will include the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Mount Royal and St. Joseph's Oratory, the world's largest shrine. Call Canterbury Pilgrimages at 1-800-653-0017 to reserve your space.

One Book, One Diocese: This spring the Lincoln Diocese is recommending "The Confessions of St. Augustine," 2nd edition, translated by Frank Sheed for the One Book + One Diocese initiative. This book has helped shape the lives of countless people in history and is perfect for personal spiritual reading or parish book clubs in the Year of Mercy. For more info and to access a free study guide and study questions check out: www.lincolndiocese.org/onebookonediocese.

FORMED.ORG (from the Augustine Institute) provides Catholic media to your home. St. Mary's has a subscription to this program where you can study the Catholic faith, read spiritual books, listen to inspirational CD's, engage in Bible study, learn how to pray better and much more! Go to Formed.org, go to the bottom of the page, in the parish code box enter VZQ3C3 (case sensitive) and click submit. Then follow the directions to create your profile.

Please save the date for the second annual I-80 Collar Series on Sunday, June 19 (Father's Day) at Werner Park in Papillion. The I-80 Collar Series is a softball game between priests of the Archdiocese of Omaha and Diocese of Lincoln, hosted by Spirit 102.7-FM, the Diocese of Lincoln and Archdiocese of Omaha. This year's event will be better than ever with improved parking, more ticket gates open, earlier access to the stadium and more! Save the date! Tickets will go on sale soon. All ticket proceeds go to vocations in the Diocese of Lincoln and Archdiocese of Omaha. Visit spiritcatholicradio.com for more information

Birthright's guiding principle is: It is the right of every baby to be born and the right of every woman to give birth. We care and help them both. Will you help by considering to volunteer one shift per week Monday - Saturday? No experience needed. Please call 402-466-2609 for an application.

Why should a parish or school have an endowment?
An endowment is a sum of money that has been designated for the benefit of the parish or school. It is different than a cash gift because the principal is never touched and only the interest is used to fund the needs of the parish or school. Endowments are important for the future of the parish/ school because we have fewer parishioners than in years past and the burden of the parish finances becomes greater per individual. In order to keep our parishes and schools open we need to use some part of our estate to fund these types of accounts. Please consider starting your own endowment or contribute to an existing one held by St. Mary's. Your fund will remain for the benefit of St. Mary's in perpetuity. The Catholic Foundation holds these accounts and pays out up to 2 1⁄2% of the interest income to the school or parish bi-annually. These funds will be used for the many needs established through donor intent or according to parish needs established the endowment agreement. Contact Les Mach for more information at 402-443-6180.

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 Right to Life needs Sidewalk counselors for Abortion Tuesday to offer hope and help to mothers with abortion appointments. 1 or 2 hours shifts available. Training is provided. Call Pam at 402-489-7968 or bobandpammccabe@yahoo.com.

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: connectnow.parishsoft.com/lincoln - 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.

Compendium Clips - check out Fr. Heaslip's short illustrated videos on the Catholic faith at www.compendiumclips.com. 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 www.retrouvaille.org.

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

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.

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. http://www.goodcounselretreat.com

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.


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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