• CCD Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at the school
  • Legion of Mary, Mondays, 6 pm, Legion Room

Lenten Devotions this week:
Stations of the Cross Friday at 12:10 pm.

Holy Week Confession Times
Monday, April 14 11 to Noon
Tuesday, April 15 11 to Noon
Wednesday, April 16 11 to Noon
Thursday, April 17 11 to Noon, 6 to 7 pm
Friday, April 18 11 to Noon, 6 to 7 pm
Saturday, April 19 11 am to 4 pm

Holy Week Schedule of Services & Devotions
Thursday, April 17
7:30 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper
8:45 pm Adoration in Flynn Hall until 11:30 pm
Friday, April 18
12:10 pm Stations of the Cross
7:30 pm Commemoration of the Lord's Passion
Saturday, April 19
8:30 pm Easter Vigil
Sunday, April 20
Easter Masses at 8 am, 10 am, 12:30 pm. and 5 pm

Good Friday Services, 7:30 pm
Lector: John Kenkel
Acolytes: Ron Grose, Dave Bauer

There will NOT be a Lenten Fish Fri this Friday, April 18.

Volunteers to sell SCRIP for April 19 / 20:
We will NOT sell SCRIP over Easter weekend.

Volunteers to sell SCRIP for April 26 / 27:
Saturday, 4:00 pm Anne Schmidt
Sunday, 8:00 am Marie Aksamit
Sunday, 10:00 am Teresa Aylward
Sunday, 12:30 pm LeAnn Stewart
Sunday, 5:00 pm Alicia Scholz

The Marian Sisters will hold a Retreat for single young women (ages 17-35) to reflect deeply on the Passion of Christ and His love during Holy Week. The silent retreat will be held at Good Counsel Retreat House from April 17-19. The cost is $30 for students and $40 for non-students. For more info or to register call 402-786-2750 or

Thanks to all who supported the St. Mary's Fish Fri during the 2014 Lenten season. It was our pleasure to serve you. We look forward to seeing you on February 20, 2015. If the Good Lord is willing, we will do it all again. Happy Easter - The Fish Fri Crew.

St. Peter's School is accepting applications for a FT 7th Homeroom/ Math teacher for 2014-2015. Preference will be given to those with a math endorsement and a strong faith life. Please submit cover letter, resume, official transcripts and copy of Nebraska teaching certificate to by April 15th.

Sacred Heart School is seeking qualified applicants for teaching position for 2014-2015. Positions are available in middle school science and the primary grades. Contact Sacred Heart for more info, 402-476-2610.

Tuition Assistance/ Scholarships: The Pius X Foundation awarded more than $57,000 in scholarships to 94 students for the 2013-2014 school year. These scholarships help pay a portion of students' tuition at Pius X High School. Most scholarships are based on financial need. Apply online at Deadline is May 30th. For more information, contact the Pius X Foundation at 402-488-1046 or the Guidance Office at 402-499-0931.

Magnificat Meal - Sunday, April 27th at 6 pm in the North American Martyrs Hall. The speaker will be Sr. Mary Gianna Thornby from the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. $20 pre-paid registration is due by April 18th to Magnificat, c/o Annette Wemhoff, 931 W. Harvest Drive, Lincoln, 68521. For questions call Rhonda at 489-3819 or Barb at 489-6905.

Knights of Columbus golf fundraiser, sponsored by St. Isaac Jogues Council, four-person scramble on Saturday, May 3rd at 9 am at the Highlands Golf Course. Cost is $80 per person for green fees & lunch. RSVP to

CALIX Meeting: for those concerned with Alcoholism will be Sunday, April 27th at Madonna, Ryan Chapel. Mass begins at 5 pm. Covered dish meal to follow. For questions call Craig, 438-6319.

Pius X High School is seeking a Reading Specialist to teach two sections of reading to 9th grade students in the 2014-2015 school year. Must have a current teaching certificate.

Catholic Business Women, Lincoln Chapter, will meet Tuesday, May 6th at Blessed John XXIII at 37th and Sheridan. Park in the north lot and come in the northeast doors. Meeting starts at 11:45 am. The speaker is Kevin Clark who will talk about the Beauty of Catholic Church Architecture. All newcomers welcome. Bring your lunch and be inspired. For questions call Denise, 402-202-7494.

Holy Hour on Friday, May 2nd at 7:15 pm at the Pink Sisters' Chapel, 1040 S. Cotner Blvd. The singing will be led by the Vietnamese Eucharist Society Choir led by Tim Cao.

"Campin' with the Marians" will be held this summer for girls entering the 6th to 9th grades. The dates are June 22-25 or June 28-July 1. Camp will be held at Camp Kateri near York, NE. There is financial assistance available if needed. Dads are welcome to spend time with their daughter while helping around camp. To register or for questions call 402-786-2750 or

Leadership Camp is a Catholic boy's summer camp for Altar Servers entering 6th to 9th grades. The camp is 7 days, 6 nights, held at Camp Kateri. There are two dates to choose from: July 13-19 or July 20-26. There are also Camp Counselor positions open for those young men that will be entering 10th to 12th grades in the fall. For questions or to register call Herb Reese at 402-421-1301 or

Catholic Social Services will again be serving "First Friday Fish Fry" beginning Friday, May 2nd from 5-7 pm. Proceeds go to St. Gianna Women's Homes for women suffering domestic violence and the threat of abortion.

Ties, desserts & Cards- it's a necktie party so let's tie one on - (wear a tie if you want). Tuesday, May 13th at St. Joseph's Church Hall. The games will be bridge, pitch & pinochle. Registratioin at 6:45 pm, dessert buffet at 7 pm and cards start at 7:30 pm. For questions call 488-0792.

Remember to save the date for 15th Annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference in Wichita, KS from August 1-3.

All are invited to Solemn Vespers and Benediction, each Sunday of Lent, at 5 pm at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly.

Lenten Regulations for the Diocese of Lincoln:
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast & abstinence. All Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence. Fasting means eating only one full meal with two smaller meals, which together do not equal the full meal. No snacking or eating between meals is allowed.
Fasting obliges all Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59. Abstinence means eating no meat, and no soup or gravy made from meat. Abstinence obliges all Catholics over the age of 14. Sickness, hard manual labor, pregnancy, etc. automatically excuse a person from these obligations. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that these are serious obligations. In cases of doubt, talk to your parish priest.

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.

Holy Land Trip: come join the group January 19 - 28, 2015 for an inspirational and memorable time in the Holy Land of Israel with an optional extension to Jordan. Walk where Jesus walked…we will visit Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, Cana, the Dead Sea, Mount of Olives, Jericho, Gethsemane, the Way of the Cross and more. Mass each day in sacred places. Cost is $3,299 from Omaha. For more info contact Fr. John Vakulskas, Jr. at St. Andrew Church, P.O. Box 97, Sibley, IA, 712-754-311 or

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for April 2014
Ecology and Justice. That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.
Hope for the Sick. That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness.

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.

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.

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.

SCRIP: Don't forget to purchase SCRIP gift cards for your typical purchases. Every purchase nets St. Mary's a little. The more people that buy the more we make each weekend. We now have cards in stock, all of the grocery stores and most of the gas stations plus many of the restaurants.

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

Eucharistic Adoration
Saint Mary's Church is open for Prayer & Adoration daily from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Some of Father Dietrich's homilies are available on iTunes.
Click here for more information.

Earn Cash for our school by saving labels and turning them into the school or rectory. We need: Campbell's labels, Big G Box Tops for Education, Best Choice Labels, Our Family Labels, Tyson Project A+ labels and aluminum cans. Thanks for your help.

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.

Free Lenten Resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


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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