Legion of Mary, Mondays, 6 pm, Legion Room
    Altar Society, Aug. 5th, 7 pm, Flynn Hall
    Knights of Columbus, Aug. 5th, 7 pm, Legion Room

Make "Prime Time" God's Time
7 PM

Monday - Friday at St. Mary's
Exposition and Adoration on Wednesdays following Mass (Benediction at 8 pm)

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.

Saint Mary's Cookbook: Please stop by and purchase your cookbook to help support Saint Mary’s. They are $15 and available at the SCRIP counter on the weekends or at the rectory during the week.

Daily Mass Times: To provide the priests here with at least one Mass per day, we will still be offering a second daily Mass on many days. Please pay attention to the announced Masses in the bulletin each week to know what days we will, and will not, be having an 8:10 am Mass.

Kindergarten Jumpstart will be Monday, July 28th to Friday, August 1st from 9 am to 12 noon in the Kindergarten classroom.

2014 – 2015 School packets are ready for pickup from July 28th – July 30th from 8 am to 12 noon in the school office.

Divorced, separated and widowed Catholics are invited to a special Holy Hour sponsored by the Family Life Office on Monday, August 11, at John XXIII Diocesan Center, 3700 Sheridan Blvd., Lincoln. Holy Hour 6-7 pm, followed by fellowship and informal discussion until 8:00 pm.

Rediscover your marriage: Retrouvaille is a program for married couples headed for divorce that has helped tens of thousands. Call 1-888-317-5654 for info.

St. Patrick Catholic School is hiring a school office Executive Assistant.  Duties include: fulfilling regular school office duties and interactions, publishing newsletters, updating school social media sites, record keeping, reporting student progress and state reports, communications between staff and school families and an openness to other assigned duties.  If interested, please email Mrs. Leah Bethune, school principal, at

Pius X High School is seeking a full-time, year round assistant maintenance director to begin August 1st. Submit letter of application, resume & 3 letters of reference by July 16th to Greg Lesiak at Pius, 6000 A Street, 68510. For job description go to - about us - employment.

Holy Family Childcare Center, associated with the Cathedral of the Risen Christ School, is seeking full-time and part-tie employees for the upcoming school year. Please contact Wanda Korensky at 402-488-3364 or 402-499-3046 if you are interested.

2014 Heartland Family Festival on Saturday, August 2nd will be held on Creighton University Campus. Doors open at 10 am with an art show. There will be a kid's zone, sport zone and vendors. Live entertainment starts at 5 pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Please join us for the 4th Annual ThunderBOLT Fun Run on August 2nd at Holmes Lake Park. Your choice of a 1 mile "Fun Run/ Walk" or a 5k. This is a fun family friendly event for all ages and level of skill. Register by July 18th to be guaranteed an awesome t-shirt which is included in the price of registration. Register at

Dwight Assumption Annual Czech Dinner on July 27th from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm. Enjoy Roast Pork dinner with dumplings and sauerkraut, raffles, country store, cake walk, kids games, Czech music and more.

Catholic Social Services will be serving their fish specialties from 5-7 pm at 23rd & O Streets on Friday, August 1st. Many great food choices.

The St. Patrick After School Care Program is looking for 1-2 persons to help supervise students after school and on early dismissal days for the upcoming school year.  This would be great for anyone who would like a little extra income.  Contact Diane Neujahr (402) 326-3449 or (402) 786-7453 for more information.

Sacred Heart School is seeking a full time school Secretary. Duties include management of student and staff records, communication with families, tuition management, etc. In addition, Sacred Heart Parish is seeking a part time Bookkeeper. This position requires bookkeeping skills and a working knowledge of Quickbooks. To apply please send a letter of interest and your resume to Fr. Mike Morin at or to Sacred Heart Church, 3128 S Street, 68503.

All Catholic Women are invited to join the Catholic Business Women Lincoln Chapter for our August 5th 2014 meeting on Tuesday, August 5th at 11:45pm. Lunch at the Eatery located at 2548 S 48th St (48th & Van Dorn area). In the private room. All women are welcome, bring a friend! Join us for a social time over lunch with other women of Faith! RSVP to or text or call 402-202-7494.

There will be a Holy Hour on Friday, August 1st at 7:15 pm at the Pink Sisters' Chapel at 1040 S. Cotner Blvd. The singing will be led by the Lincoln Seminarians.

Servers: Please note that no servers will be scheduled for weekend Masses during the summer. However, we do encourage all of our trained servers to volunteer at the Masses which they attend at Saint Mary's. We will be keeping a point system (2 points for serving, 1 point for volunteering even if not needed) with a reward at the end of the summer. Serving weddings and funerals will not count since they come with their own stipend.
Up to four servers may serve at any of the weekend Masses (there will not be a thurifer during the summer).

The Pope's July 2014 Prayer Intentions:
Sports. That sports may always be occasions of human fraternity and growth.
Lay Missionaries. That the Holy Spirit may support the work of the laity who proclaim the Gospel in the poorest countries.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.


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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