Announcements

   

 

The bulletin is available here.

Calendar:
   Legion of Mary, Mondays, 6 pm, Legion Room   
   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.

Important Message for All Readers and Acolytes!
Along with background checks, all readers and acolytes must complete the required internet program on reporting suspected abuse of children. Those who have not completed the program will not be able to serve at Mass until having done so.

Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message: Sunday, July 24 at 7 pm in the Legion Room. Saint Mary's Knights of Columbus Council will be presentimg the movie "Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message." This movie traces the history of the miracle at Guadalupe when in December, 1531, the Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego. It is narrated by Jim Caviezel and is one hour in length.

Parish Night Out with the Lincoln Salt Dogs: All members of St. Mary's parish are inbited to a "Parish Night Out with the Lincoln Salt Dogs" sponsoed by the Knights of Columbus on Friday, July 29. The game starts at 6:35 pm with the Salt Dogs plating the St. Paul Saints. Tickets are $10 each with the profits going to support future parish needs. A sign-up sheep is located in the vestibule of the Church.

School Packets are ready for pickup on Monday, Augist 1 in the School Office from 9 am to 6 pm.

St. Mary's Caregiver Support Group: please join us to fellowship with others doing the same thing. We meet once a month (no dues, no formal meeting) at Gianna's Java & Gelato, 2241 O Street (west end of bldg.). Our next meeting will be Wednesday, July 20th at 7 pm. Any questions, call Pat at 435-5905.

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.

CCD Teachers needed: We are looking for two great CCD teachers for the coming school year. One for Kindergarten / 1st grade combo and one for 3rd / 4th combo. We'd also like to have a Substitute teacher list for CCD. Time: during the school year on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:45 pm. Please contact Mary at 402-540-3538 to volunteer. It's very rewarding!

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

Catholic Social Services has an opening in the stockroom at the St. Louise Gift & Thrift Shop. Full and part time available. Contact Curt at 402-327-6223.

Dwight Assumption Parish Czech Dinner Sunday, July 31 at the Assumption Parish Hall in Dwight, NE. Roast pork, dumplings and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy, and many other food options available. Festivities include rafles, a Country Store, Cake Walk, games, and more. From 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.

The Nebraska Catholic Conference and the Bishops' Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities will host their annual conference this year on September 22 - 24 at Creighton University. This year, we will be co-hosting the conference and banquet with a number of other organizations (Archdiocese of Omaha Center for Family Life Formation, Catholic Schools Office, and Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, the Catholic Medical Society and Thomas More Society.) The conference is titled "Human Dignity in a Secular World." For more information go to family.archomaha.org/respecting-life/conference.

Everyday Evangelization: a "how to" workshop for saints, sinners and scaredy cats. Come learn the principles and practicals of everyday evangelization. This series is for anyone who really desires to begin to share their faith, regardless of their vocation or state in life.
This series of "how to" will be held at John XXIII Center, 37th and Sheridan.
The dates will be:

The Call: Wednesday, July 6th from 7 - 8:30 pm

The Message: Wednesday, July 27th from 7-8:30 pm

The Method: Wednesday, August 17th from 7 - 8:30 pm

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 www.helpourmarriage.com.

August 6-7 is the Pius X All Honor Year Reunion Weekend. All Cathedral High School graduates and Pius X graduates who have already celebrated their 50th class reunion are invited to join our all honor year reunion classes ending in a 1 and 6 for a fun filled weekend. For more details see www.piusx.net or call Kristin at 488-0931 x56132, or email kristin.heath@piusx.net.

August 6 at Holmes Lake Park is the place to be for your choice of a 1 mile "Fun Run/Walk" or a 5K! This is a fun family friendly event foa all ages and levels of skill! The funds raised from this event will help support the newly established ThunderBOLT Fun Run Endowment, which will provide a grant each year to a special project of a Pius X Academic Department or school sponsored club or activity. For detail call Kristin at 488-0931 x56132 or www.piusx.net.

The Pope's Prayer Intentions for July 2016:
Universal: That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.

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.

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

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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