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   Legion of Mary, Mondays, 6 pm, Legion Room
   Altar Society, Sep 1, 7 pm, Flynn Hall
   Knights of Columbus, Sep 1, 7 pm, Legion Room
   There will be Exposition and Benediction Wednesday following the 7 pm Mass.

The Lincoln Diocesan Council of Catholic Women encourage all parishioners in the Lincoln Diocese send Bishop Bruskewitz a Birthday card for his 80th Birthday on September 6th. Send to: The Most Reverend Fabian W. Bruskewitz, P.O. Box 80328, Lincoln, NE 68501- 0328.

Attracted to Choir? Sister Mary is recruiting more good singers for Saint Mary's Adult Choir. See her after any weekend Mass if you are interested.

Spread the Word! RCIA/Inquiry Classes will begin at Saint Mary's beginning September 6th. We will meet in Flynn hall at 12:30 on Sunday Afternoons. If you know anyone who has expressed interest in learning more about the Catholic faith, be an evangelizer and direct them towards this class! No fees; all materials provided. Everyone - Catholic, interested in becoming Catholic, curious about Catholicism, skeptical about the Church - is welcomed to attend.

CCD - Classes will begin September 2nd, and will be held this year from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm at Saint Mary's School. Registration prior to September 2nd for Saint Mary's Parishioners only - if you register early, you will get 50% off the normal fee (registration forms are in the vestibule of the church). Out of parish registrations will be accepted on or after September 2nd. We are also looking for CCD teachers and subs. Please call Fr. Dietrich if you are willing to help.

Kindergarten classroom: Please save your Altoids tins (the 1.76 oz. size) for the Kindergarten classroom.

Natural Family Planning Creighton Model Intro Sessions for August will be Thursday, August 13th and Tuesday, August 25th at 7 pm. Pre-registration is required. Please call 402-488-2040.

Next CALIX Meeting: for those concerned with Alcoholism will be Sunday, August 30th at Madonna, Ryan Memorial Chapel. Mass begins at 5 pm; covered dish meal to follow. For questions call Tim 430-1223.

Make a pilgrimage to visit a Religious Community in celebration of the Year for Consecrated Life:
       Saturday, Sep 12, 8:30 am, Carmel Walk, 11 am Mass at Carmelite Sisters at Carmel of Jesus, Mary & Joseph, 9300 Agnew Road, Valparaiso
       Saturday, Sep 12, 10 - 11 am, Open House at Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters (Pink Sisters) at Christ the King Convent, 1040 S. Cotner.
       Sunday, Sep 13, 1- 4 pm, Open House at Marian Sisters at Marycrest Motherhouse, 6765 N. 112th, Waverly.
       Saturday, Sep 19, 8:30 am - 4 pm, Father-Daughter Day at Marian Sisters at Marycrest Motherhouse, 6765 N. 112, Waverly.
       Sunday, Sep 20, 2- 4 pm, Open House at Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary at Cor Mariae Schoenstatt Center, 340 Highway 103, Crete.

World Meeting of Families Diocesan Pilgrimage will be in September. There are several travel options that run from 7 - 9 days and cost between $450 to $1600.Places you can choose to visit include St. Charles Seminary, St. Katharine Drexel and St. John Neuman Shrines, the Liberty Bell and many others in addition to Sunday Mass with Pope Francis. Go to or call 402-488-2040.

Holy Hour Friday, September 4th at 7:15 pm will be held at the Pink Sisters' Chapel, 1040 S. Cotner Blvd. The singing will be led by the St. Teresa's Boys Choir.

Date Night: just in time for fall, we have a wonderful evening planned at Deer Springs Wintery, 16255 Adams Street, on September 18th at 7 pm. We won't have a speaker, but we will have some good music to listen to, and you can bring your own food to eat outside, or purchase a picnic basket full on goodies on site for $12. Bring your lawn chairs and bug spray, and join us for a lovely fall evening. For more info call 402-488-2040.

"October Baby" will be shown Sunday, September 13th at 2 pm in St. Patrick's Gym at 61st & Ballard Ave. The pro-life movie - based on actual events - was shown at The Grand Theatre in 2013. Our pro-life programs are Open to the Public - No Charge. Sponsors are St. Pat's Knights of Columbus and St. Pat's Altar Society.

Catholic Business Women will meet Tuesday, September 8th at 11:30 am. The meeting will be at the Lincoln Spirit Catholic Radio Studio at 630 North Cotner, Suite 101. Fr. Fulton will say Mass for us and Angela Copenhaver with Spirit Catholic Radio will give a talk titled "Divine Appointments - How God calls us to His service." Lunch will be provided by Spirit Catholic Radio along with a Tour of the Radio Station. You are welcome to RSVP to or call 402- 202-7494.

Classes in GED, English Language and Citizenship are starting September 8th at Catholic Social Services. For more info call CSS at 402-474-1600.

Twelve day Pilgrimage to Poland & Czech Republic escorted by Fr. Rand Langhorst will be May 15-26, 2016 roundtrip from Lincoln. The cost is $3,175 per person double occupancy which includes all flights, accommodations, gratuities, breakfasts, dinners, professional tour manager, land transportation by motor coach, entrance fees and local guides. Each pilgrim is only responsible for airline taxes, lunches and anything of a personal nature. Single occupancy rooms available for an additional charge. For an electronic brochure email or write to Fr. Rand Langhorst, 330 West 8th Street, Palmyra, NE 68418

September retreats at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly:

Sep 4-6 Fr. Jerel Scholl Fear & anxiety
Sep 11-13 Fr. Joseph Doan Vietnamese retreat
Sep 24-27 Opus Sanctorum
(This one is 4 days - cost $245)
Work of the Holy Angels

The Diocese of Lincoln Education Technology office has an open position for a student intern. This position will work at the direction of the Diocesan Field Specialist. Applicants must be full time college students who do not graduate before May 2017, at least 21 years old and able to work 15-30 hours a week. Send resume and letter of intent to

Villa Marie Home and School for Exceptional Children is taking applications for an "After School Helper" to supervise special needs students ages 8-18. Hours: Monday - Thursday 3:30 -8:30 pm, beginning immediately. Address 7205 N. 112th Street, Waverly. Contact Sr. Jeanette at 402-786-3625 or email to

Part-time Custodial opening at Cathedral of the Risen Christ School. If interested please contact Msgr. Tucker at 402-488-0948 or

Daytime Custodian Needed: North American Martyrs Church & School is looking for an energetic custodian who can multi- task, has good communication skills and strong Catholic values. Hours are 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (during school year). Please contact Sr. Janelle Buettner at

Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry Secretary position: Full-time clerical & misc. duties. Prior experience in small, fast-paced, highly collaborative office environment & fluency in Microsoft Office preferred. Familiarity with QuickBooks or other small business software helpful. For an application, contact Marsha Bartek at 488-0921 or

Sacred Heart Catholic School is seeking a full time School Secretary. Responsibilities include management of student and staff records, communication with families, tuition management, office reception and clerical support for staff. Applicant should be a self-starter, organized, possess strong Catholic values and have computer proficiency. To apply, please send a letter of interest and your resume to Fr. Leo Kosch at or mail to Sacred Heart Parish, 3128 S Street, Lincoln, 68503. .

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.

The Pope's Prayer Intentions for August 2015:
Universal: That volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy.
Evangelization: That setting aside our very selves we may learn to be neighbours to those who find themselves on the margins of human life and society.

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

Fr. Christopher Barak is leading a pilgrimage from October 1-13, 2015. A highlight will be Mass at the tomb of our newest Saint-to-be, Blessed Junipero Serra, founder of the California missions, who will be canonized in September when Pope Francis visits Washington. We will visit 11 Missions and many other beautiful California sights from San Francisco, Log Angeles, and San Diego. For info/itinerary please call Tekton Ministries 1-866-905-3787 or Maryann at

World Meeting of Families will be September 22-27, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. Plans are proceeding for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families. The theme of the meeting is "Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive". The Lincoln Diocese is excited to offer a pilgrimage with a variety of options, all of which include attending the Papal Mass with Pope Francis! For more info or to register, call 402-488-2040 or go to
Option A from 9/22 to 9/28 for Adult/Youth is $450, includes bus/van transportation to/ from Philadelphia, guided tours and lodging with a host family. Visit St. Charles Seminary, St. Katharine Drexel and St. John Neumann Shrines, Liberty Bell, etc. and Mass with the Pope. This option does NOT include registration for the World Meeting of Families.
Option B from 9/20 to 9/28, Adults $600, youth $450, includes bus/van transportation to/ from Philadelphia, Mass with the Pope, registration for the World Meeting of Families, and lodging with a host family.
Option C from 9/21 to 9/28, Adults $1,600, Youth $1,450, includes bus/van transportation to/ from Philadelphia, Mass with the Pope, registration for the World Meeting of Families and seven-night hotel stay.

Grand Mediterranean Cruise will be from October 22 - November 6 on board the NCL Norwegian Spirit. Visit Venice, Athens, Ephesus, Istanbul, Mykonos, Naples, Rome, Florence, Provence, Barcelona. Trip includes Daily Mass and all meals aboard ship. Prices start at $3,378 from Omaha (includes airfare). Contact Fr. John Vakulskas at or 712-490-8047.

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.

World Meeting of Families will be September 22 - 27, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. Plans are proceeding for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families in September 2015. The theme of the meeting is "Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive." The Lincoln Diocese is excited to offer a pilgrimage with a variety of options, all of which include attending the Papal Mass with Pope Francis! For more info or to register, go to or call 488-2040.

As you know, we are in a Year for Consecrated Life (until February 2, 2016). There are many ways you can celebrate this year: Visit

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.

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

SCRIP order form is available here.

Did you know that St. Mary's now has a Facebook page? The URL is You don't have to be on Facebook to view this page. Check it out!

A Diocesan Pilgrimage to Philadelphia has been organized for the World Meeting of Families (WMF) that will be hosted there in September 2015. Buses and vans will leave from Lincoln on September 20 and 22 and will return September 28th. Options range in price from $450 to $1,600 per person, depending on lodging arrangements and participation in the WMF events.The Pope is expected to celebrate a public Mass September 27th. Go to to register.

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.

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. SCRIP order form is available here.

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.

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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