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.
Gift Bearers: Beginning in November, rather than picking gift-bearers randomly before Mass, we will be asking volunteers to sign up ahead of time. Sign up sheets for the coming months may be found in the vestibule of the church (and will remain there). If you would like to represent your fellow worshipers in presenting the gifts to be used at the Mass, please give us your name and phone number. We will call the week before you signed up to remind you.
The St. Mary's Cookbook will be on sale until the end of the year so that people can use them as Christmas gifts. The price is one for $15 or two for $25.
School News: The Costume Skating Party will be Saturday, October 25th from 5 - 7 pm at the Skate Zone.
Diocese of Lincoln Natural Family Planning Creighton Model introductory sessions will be Thursday, October 21 at 7 pm. Pre-registration is required. Call 402-488-2040.
St. Teresa's Thrift Shop "Christmas Boutique" located at St. Teresa's Kaczmarek Hall, 735 S. 36th will be open Thursday, October 23rd from 4- 8pm, Friday, October 24th from 9 am- 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday, October 25th and 26th from 9 am to 2 pm.
40 Days for Life: 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion will be from September 24 to Nov. 2. There will be a prayer vigil every day at Planned Parenthood, 5631 S. 48th. St. Mary's hours are 10 - 2 on Thursdays but you can stop whenever you like. There will be a sign up sheet in the back of the church.
The LDCCW October Pro-Life Diaper Drive continues through the end of October. Most needed sizes are 3, 4 & 5. Please drop off at the rectory or leave in the entry.
Dwight Assumption Parish will have its Annual Holiday Boutique/Craft Fair and Soup Dinner on Sunday, October 26th in the Parish Hall. There will be chili, chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, pies and desserts from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.
Holy Family Shrine Concert on Saturday, October 25th at 5:30 pm with singer/ songwriter Jim Nailon. For questions call 402-332-4565.
Quest is a retreat for freshmen and sophomores in high school, rooted in the life and love of the Blessed Trinity. From that love we learn to love our community and ourselves. The next retreat begins at 10 am on Saturday, November 8 and ends at 3 pm on Sunday, November 9 in Doniphan, NE. For more info or to register, go to http://lincolndiocese.org/youth-ministry-quest.
On November 5th Pius X will be hosting an all school Mass for the Deceased Alumni of Pius X. Families of the deceased alumni are invited to join us for the 9:20 Mass. Please RSVP to Kristin at Kristin.firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend. You are asked to arrive early for parking and to view the alumni slide show with their yearbook photos before Mass. A breakfast and social reception will follow in the Pius X Commons after Mass.
The School Sisters of Christ the King invite you to celebrate the saints with an afternoon of family faith and fun on November 1st from 1 - 4 pm at Villa Regina Motherhouse, 4100 SW 56th. Registration begins at 12:30 pm. The afternoon will include games, crafts, a talk and adoration for adults, and short plays for the entire family. Dress for outdoor weather-saint costumes are welcome. No need to pre-register.
The Pope's Prayer Intentions for October 2014:
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 email@example.com.
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