RCIA Classes are underway on Sundays, at 3:00 pm in Flynn Hall. If you have family members, co-workers, neighbors, and friends who have expressed an interest in learning more about the Catholic faith please invite them to the classes.
Think Choir! If you are interested in auditioning for our Adult Choir, please see Sister Mary, or call her at 402-435-2601. Our choir practices on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm for the 10 am Mass on Sunday.
CCD teachers and subs are needed for the coming school year. If you like working with young children on small, easy to manage classes, are available on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:45, and would be willing to help us out with this important ministry, please contact Father Dietrich at 402-435-2125.
Altar Servers: Young men in grades 5 through 12 who would like to serve at Saint Mary's weekend Masses once (or more) a month are invited to fill out one of the sign-up forms in the vestibule. Need not be a registered member of Saint Mary's parish, just a baptized, Mass-attending Catholic.
School News: Eileen's Cookie Dough is for sale at the school office from Friday, August 29th to Friday, September 12th. Delivery date will be October 3rd. Call the school at 402-476-3987 to order yours.
Altar Society will host a reception for Fr. Heaslip on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in Flynn Hall. A light lunch/snacks will be served. Coffee & tea provided. Parishioners may bring desserts or cookies.
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.
Attention Business Owners - Kjirsten Finnegan will be working in the parish office setting up the advertising sponsorships for our bulletin September 22nd to September 25th. Please consider advertising in our bulletin as this is how our bulletin is provided to us at no costs. If you are interested call the parish office at 402-435-2125. Thank you.
Diocese of Lincoln Natural Family Planning Creighton Model introductory sessions will be Tuesday, September 23rd at 7 pm. Pre-registration is required. Call 402-488-2040.
St. John's Harvest Festival: Sunday, September 21st - plan to attend St. John's Harvest Festival, 7601 Vine Street from 11 - 4 pm. A delicious pork dinner will be served, carnival games, bingo, sweet shop, jewelry bargains, live entertainment.
Sacred Heart Annual Septemberfest will be held Saturday, September 27th from 2 - 6:30 pm, at 31st & S Streets. Come and enjoy brisket sandwiches, tacos, and egg rolls. Raffle, silent auction, cake walk, entertainment, balloons and games for the kids.
St. Michael's Parish Festival will be Sunday, September 28th from 12- 5 pm at 9101 S. 78th. Classic car show, rib competition and dinner, pulled pork, homemade ice cream and pies, games for the kids and live entertainment.
Pius X High School is seeking a part time support technician to troubleshoot hardware/software issues with computers, projectors and SmartBoards. Need experience. Send email of interest and resume to Director of Technology at email@example.com by September 22nd.
Catholic Religious Education class for adults with Developmental Disabilities is offered at St. Teresa Parish on Monday evenings at 7 pm during the school year. We would like to celebrate the commitment of our current class members as well as welcome new class members. We will have a brief introduction to the New Year followed by a free "picnic" dinner of hot dogs, vegetable and fruit trays and condiments. All are welcome.The first meeting will be at 6 pm on September 29th in the basement of St. Teresa's Church.
Alumni and Friends of Pius X Annual Homecoming Tailgate Party on Friday, September 19th at 5:30 pm. It will be under the green and white striped tent, just west of the school. Kickoff is 7 pm vs York. There will be meat, chips, cookies and drinks provided (free will donations accepted). Bring a blanket and have a picnic with us before the game begins. Kids will enjoy games, tattoos, cotton candy and a bounce house.
Matt Talbot's "Huskers Helping the Homeless" is right around the corner on September 20th. Please join our efforts-grab some friends, co-workers, or family members and come volunteer in support of the working poor and homeless in our community.
Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat Schedule for September:
The Pope's Prayer Intentions for September 2014:
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.
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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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
The Pope's 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