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   Legion of Mary, Mondays, 6 pm, Legion Room   
   RCIA, Sundays 3:00 pm, Legion Room
   CCD classes, Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:45

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

CCD Classes are meeting on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:45. Those interested in registering may simply come down to Flynn Hall at 4:30.

RCIA Inquiry Classes are underway at 3:00 pm Sunday afternoons in the Legion Room. If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining the Catholic Church or who simply may want to learn more about our faith, please extend the invitation to them to come. All materials provided. No fee.

St. Mary's Altar Society will hold a Salad Luncheon on Sunday, September 25th at 1:30 pm in Flynn Hall. Our speaker will be Sr. Carol Hohmeier of St. Gianna Women's Homes. Bring a salad or dessert and enjoy lunch and fellowship with other parish ladies. Drinks and tableware will be provided.

Volunteers needed: St. Mary's Home and School Association will be making egg rolls for a fundraiser. Volunteers to help make egg rolls are needed on Saturday, October 1st from 9 - 3:30 pm. Free lunch is provided. For more info, call Kim Hanzl at 402-435-5899 or the school office at 402-476-3987. Please call and let us know if you can help by Friday, September 23rd.

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. To sign up for your PropelrCard, go to For step by step instructions call the rectory or pick up the instructions on the pamphlet rack.

Diocese of Lincoln Natural Family Planning Creighton Model Intro Sessions for September will be Thursday, September 8th and Tuesday, September 20th at 7 pm. Pre-registration is required. Call with questions to 402-473-0630 x 50631 or register online at

Calling all Moms (Mothers on a Mission) is a monthly group of Catholic mothers searching for fellowship, hope, and joy in our ever changing vocation. We meet on the first Saturday of the month at John XXIII Center, 37th and Sheridan. Our October 1st meeting will focus on faith and politics with the Fulton brothers, "A Politician & A Priest." Coffee and rolls provided. Childcare drop off and social time begins at 8:30 am. Talk and discussion from 9-10. Free will donation of $5 suggested.

40 Days for Life Kickoff: to date 75 abortion facilities have closed following a 40 Days for Life Campaign outside their doors, the latest being in Appleton, WI! The 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign begins September 28th and ends on November 6th. There will be a Kickoff from 6:45 - 8 pm on Wednesday, September 28th at St. Peter's, 4500 Duxhall Drive. There will be speakers and prayers at St. Peter's, and weather permitting, we will walk to Planned Parenthood for closing prayers. Please bring a flashlight. St. Mary's has been assigned the hours from 6 am to 1 pm on Thursdays during the campaign.

CALIX Meeting for those concerned with Alcoholism: will be Sunday, September 25th at Madonna Chapel. Mass begins at 5 pm. Covered dish meal follows. For questions call Tim at 402-430-1223.

Magnificat will meet for their 20th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, October 8th at 9:30 am at Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 East O Street. Pre-register by Friday, September 30th. No walk ins. To register, send a check for $20 to Magnificat, c/o Tina Colgan, 521 N. 56th, 68504. For questions call Rhonda at 402-525-6396 or Barb at 402-489-6905.

St. Wenceslaus Church in Wahoo will have their Annual Roast Beef Dinner on Sunday, September 25th at Bishop Neumann High School. Serving from 10:30 am - 2 pm. Adults $9.50, Children (12 and under) $5. There will also be a country markets, raffle, cake walk, etc.

Marian Mantle Silent Strength Prayer Group will meet Tuesday, September 27th at 3 pm in the Flanagan Room at Madonna Hospital. Bring your rosary. Mass follows.

The Lincoln Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will host their annual Pro-Life Diaper Drive in October. Collected diapers will be given to the Pregnancy Centers and Catholic Social Services. A box to hold the diapers donated will be in the back of the church.

St. Joseph Parish Colon, NE will host a Roast Beef Dinner on Sunday, October 2nd. Serving roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, cole slaw, homemade rolls, kolaches and pies. Serving from 11 am - 2 pm. Adults $10, children 5 - 10 $4 and under 4 is free.

Catholic Coffeehouse invites you and your family to Gianna's Java & Gelato, 2241 O from 7- 8:30 pm on Sunday evenings this fall. This year's theme is "The Pilgrim Church: Rediscovering the Faith through Pilgrimage." On October 16th Jeff Schinstock will discuss World Youth Day 2016: Pilgrimage of Mercy.

Introduction to Deliverance: have you ever wondered what exactly deliverance is or how it fits into our Catholic faith? The Diocesan Office of Evangelization will be hosting an evening consisting four 20 minute talks. This is open to ALL who would like a better understanding of the meaning of deliverance and how each person can benefit from it. Join us at North American Martyrs Parish on Friday, September 30 from 7 - 8:30 pm. For questions call Matt at 402-805-9668.

Catholic Divorce Survival Guide: for men and women seeking healing from Divorce is a 12 week program featuring 30 minute DVD segments that cover topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, guilt, forgiveness, money, the courts, kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality, remarriage and much more. Whether you got divorced recently or 10 years ago, this program offers valuable insight for everyone. The next program will begin Monday, October 3rd and the suggested donation is $50. Register by calling the Family Life Office, 402-473- 0620 or

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend will be held in Omaha on October 7 - 9. To register, please visit

Accounting Assistant FT position at the Chancery available. Person is responsible for accounts payable, bookkeeping tasking and supporting the Finance Office. Familiarity with Quick Books helpful. Contact Marsha at 402-488-0921 x 1006.

One Book + One Diocese is recommending Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance by Neal Lozano. This is an excellent read for continued spiritual growth.

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

Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House invites you to upcoming retreats:
Sep 30 - Oct 2 with Fr. Michael Morin "To pray as Jesus Taught" for men and women
Contact the Retreat House to register at 402-786-2705.

The Pope's Prayer Intentions for September 2016:
Universal: That opportunities for education and employment may increase for all young people.
Evangelization: That catechists may give witness by living in a way consistent with the faith they proclaim.

The Pope's Prayer Intentions for October 2016:
Universal: That human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, may be eradicated.
Evangelization: That with a missionary spirit the Christian communities of Asia may announce the Gospel to those who are still awaiting it.

Jubilee Year Pilgrimage to Italy, November 7- 17, 2016: Trip includes Rome and audience with Pope Francis, Vatican Art Museum and Sistine Chapel, Catacombs, Pompeii, Assisi, Monte Cassino, Florence, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, daily Mass and more. $3279 from Omaha. Price includes air, hotels, most meals, tours, transfers and all government and airline taxes. First Come First Served. Contact Fr. John Vakulskas Jr, Box 347, Okoboji, IA 51355, or call 1-172-490-8047.

Are you a woman or man of prayer? Are you comfortable working with small groups? On September 17th, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church in Omaha will host a Facilitator Training-Retreat for the "Lord Teach Me to Pray" prayer series. There is no charge for the training or the materials. It will be conducted in a retreat setting and discernment atmosphere. Come & discern if God is calling you to become a facilitator! Or, if you are simply interested in finding out more about Ignatian Prayer and the "Lord, Teach Me to Pray" prayer series, you are also invited! For info/ registration contact Mrs. Carol Weiler at 504-439-5933 or Or go to to download a registration form.

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, 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.

Unbound: for those who have read Neal Lozano's "Unbound" book and desire Unbound prayer, the Lincoln team will be offering prayer on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8 am - 12 noon at John 23rd Center, 37th and Sheridan. Schedule by contact with Matt at 402-805- 9668 or You MUST schedule a prayer time. We are NOT equipped to take walk-ins.

Rediscover your Marriage: Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) simply means "rediscovery." The program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. Tens of thousands headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriage by attending. Retrouvaille is not a spiritual retreat, not a sensitivity group, not a seminar, not a social gathering. For confidential information about or to register for the program with a weekend on August 26-28, please call 1-888-317-5654 or go to the web at

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 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 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Did you know that St. Mary's has a Facebook page? The URL is 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.

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.

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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