Mass Times and Servers for Ash Wednesday (March 5):
Lenten Devotions Friday, March 7:
Lenten Fish Fri, Friday, March 7th from 5 - 7 pm.
Volunteers to sell SCRIP for March 8-9:
St. Mary's new Bible Study started Thursday, February 27th. You are welcome to join us on Thursdays at 6:30 pm in the Legion Room. This is a 7 week study. We will be doing the books of James, Peter and Jude. The cost of the Bible Study is $14. Call the rectory to register, 435-2125.
Memorial Service for Lillian Hraban will be held on Monday, March 3rd with a Rosary at 2 pm followed by Mass.
SCRIP news: For our parishioner's convenience, St. Mary's carries SCRIP for all of the local grocery stores and many of the gas stations. We also carry all of the national chain restaurants and most of the locally owned restaurants in this area. If you have a business that you would like to suggest we carry please contact the rectory, 402-435-2125. The SCRIP program works on little bits of money from many people so the more people that purchase SCRIP gift cards the more profit for St. Mary's.
Diocese of Lincoln Natural Family Planning classes for March will be Thursday, March 6th, Tuesday, March 18th and Monday, March 30th
Marriage Saving - the Post Session Phase- The post-weekend phase is as crucial to the healing of a troubled marriage as the initial weekend. During the post-weekend sessions, the weekend technique is further developed and combined with additional tools to explore other areas of the marriage relationship. Tens of thousands headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending Retrouvaille. Retrouvaille is not a spiritual retreat, not a sensitivity group, not a seminar and not a social gathering. For confidential information or to register for the August program, call 1-888-317-5654 or www.retrouvaille.org.
Part-time Food Service position at St. Michael's School. The candidate must enjoy interacting with children, have a positive attitude and a willingness to work. Please obtain an application by calling Theresa at 488-1313 or Theresa-Gengler@cdolinc.net.
Sight-impaired Catholic looking for ride to Mass at Saint Mary's Parish. If you come to Saint Mary's regularly from the North 27th Street vicinity and would like to offer assistance, please call Ashley at 308-390-2434. Prefer Saturday at 4 but any Mass would be okay.
All Catholic Women are invited to join the Catholic Business Women Lincoln Chapter on Tuesday, March 4th at Blessed John, 37th and Sheridan. Park in the north lot and come in the northeast doors. Meeting starts at 11:45 am. Speaker is Matt Simmons from St. John's on "Faith in Action". To RSVP contact Denise at 402-202-7494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Divorced, separated and widowed Catholics are invited to a special Mass on Monday, March 10th at Blessed John Center, 37th and Sheridan. Confessions at 7 pm; Mass at 7:30 pm. Fellowship and informal discussion until 9 pm.
Cheerleader Tryouts at Pius: there will be an informational meeting for 8th grade & new girls & their parents on March 30th at 4 pm in the Pius Commons. Tryouts will be the week of April 7th.
The LDCCW Day of Recollection will be on Ash Wednesday, March 5th from 9:30 am to 3 pm at Good Council Retreat House. The cost is $5. The topic is "Being Mary in Today's World" presented by Bishop Bruskewitz. Bring a sack lunch; drinks will be provided.
Catholic Daughters will meet on Tuesday, March 4th at the KC Hall, 60th and South Streets at 2 pm. Fr. Kubat will instruct us about the "Apostolate of Suffering" to prepare us for Lent. To attend as a gues, call Marvalee at 402-488-6098.
Lenten Regulations for the Diocese of Lincoln:
Healing Hearts Support Sessions for those who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one are being offered starting March 3rd for 6 weeks. They will be at Blessed John Center, 37th and Sheridan Blvd. from 7 - 9 pm. The cost is $15. To register, call 402-488-2040.
Quest is a weekend retreat for Freshmen and Sophomores in High School. The retreat is designed to help young people know and love themselves, others and Jesus Christ. The experience of the Quest retreat will help them to have confidence in the love of God, the Christian Community and the truth of God's personal love for us. The next retreat is April 5- 6, in Plattsmouth, NE. To register, or more info, go to www.lincolndiocese.org.
Pilgrimage to Poland and the Czech Republic in June 2014. Travel with Fr. Rand Langhorst from June 1 - 14. Do you have devotion to the Divine Mercy, Pope John Paul II or the Infant of Prague? Do you want to culturally or spiritually touch the legacies of Sts. Cyril & Methodius and other saints of Polish and Czech origins? Join us for roundtrip airfare from Omaha with 9 nights accommodations, breakfast and dinner daily, professional guides, a tips, entrance fees, transfers and transportation by private motor coach paid. Cost per person, double occupancy is $3,225. Additional amount for those wishing single rooms. Brochures available by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 1-866-905-3787 or Fr. Rand at 1-402-780-5535 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave your name and phone number. Prayerfully consider if this trip is meant for you!
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. Click here for more information.
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 Amazon.com 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.
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.
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
Apostleship of Prayer Intentions are here.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Invitation to Serve
Holy Hours - Eucharistic
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