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40 Hours SignupSpend an hour of Adoration with the Blessed Sacrament sometime between Sunday, March 8 at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 pm. Sign up now!
From the Pastor's DeskWHERE'S YOUR TREASURE? GOD OR THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS: This is the theme of our Parish Mission which will take place March 8-10. Fr. Jeff Lorig will guide us. He is presently the pastor of St. Ludger's Parish in Creighton, NE. He will be with us this weekend and will preach all the masses and then our sessions begin at 7:00 pm each evening: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Our Mission will be in conjunction with the 40 Hours so people may sign up to take an hour of Adoration with the Blessed Sacrament sometime between Sunday at 1:00 pm and Tuesday at 7:00 pm. I'd like all of us to focus on the Mission, our Parish Retreat, and not have any other evening activities or meetings. Parents: this is great way for your kids to do something special for Lent. Even if they fall asleep in the pew with you... so be it, in my memory coming to a parish mission is a special memory in my upbringing. One of the things the missionaries always brought with them was a trunk full of religious objects: crosses, rosaries, pictures, prayer books... was a wonderful memory I have perusing these items. Make memories for your kids. OR... bring them for a period of time to pray before the Blessed Sacrament... another profound memory to build with them.
Joint Meeting of Standing Committees: Pastoral Council, Finance Committee, School Advisory Board and Stewardship Committee: We will come together on Thursday, March 12 to approve a budget for the coming fiscal year. The Budget Committee, made up of several people from the above committees, has been meeting regularly to examine all aspects of our financial life. They are ready to see how we can keep things afloat this coming year. We will also spend time examining all the goals and plans we had put together last fall to see if we are making any progress in turning things around toward greater ownership and solvency. The progress is slow but, I believe, deliberate. Many are putting a lot of time into this parish and I want to thank them for helping with the planning and shared decision making.
Archbishop Annual Appeal: Our goal for the appeal is $92,587.51 We have 363 pledges totally $80,024.00 So we are at 86.4% of our goal. I am reminded of this for a couple of reasons. We have never missed our goal in many years. Archbishop Lucas came to our first Fish Fry and just hung out. He had his meal and enjoyed it greatly. He then just walked around and visited with people, greeting them at tables, as they entered the hall or left. We have such a wonderful Chief Shepherd. In gratitude to his leadership and generosity of his time I thought I would appeal one more time to all of you to help us make our goal. If 120 more people were to pledge $100 we would make our goal. We will place in the pews in next couple weeks the pledge forms and remind you to help if you can. This appeal like our regular Sunday collections, helps us run all the important programs of the Archdiocese. Next weekend, we will have pledge packets in the pews so you can make a gift.
Angel Dinner Auction 2015: What a wonderful success!! And now the numbers to support it. 300 guests and hundreds of volunteer hours and some outside professional help... it all came together like a well-oiled machine. There's always something to tweak for next year but all in all, we had a great time. 300 is not the maximum... and I certainly hope next year will be able to push that number to 325 or even 350. I will put together a ticket committee whose singular duty will be getting people to commit themselves to coming to this, so very important event, next year. Now for the number: We are pretty sure we netted $100,000+. Your read that right, we netted just over or right at $100,000. There are still some bills outstanding but the results are really fantastic, encouraging, a shot in the arm, a relief to this pastor, a joy for those who worked it and contributed to it. The money will simply be used to support the running of our school-yes paying the bills so we can do payroll, buy paper, keep the heat and lights on etc. Congratulations go once again to a great crew that really beat the bushes and saved on expenses. I especially want to thank Angie Gallagher, and Chris along with Jennifer Tselentis, and Alex... for their positive, professional and progressive leadership. Whoohooo!!!
Fish DinnersSt Gerald Knights of Columbus invites you to our annual Lenten Fish Dinners on Fridays: Feb 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, 4:30-7:30pm in the Fr. Larry Dorsey Fellowship Hall, 96th & Q. Menu includes:
Baked Cod, Mac & Cheese, Potatoes (Baked or Fries), Cole Slaw & Drink. Cheese pizza available for purchase. Desserts available for purchase to support parish organizations. Cost: Adults $9, Children (under 10) $6, Immediate Family Max $30, Seniors (60+) $8, All Carry Out $9.
Kindergarten Roundup - Monday, March 23Call the school office for more info: 402-331-4223 or contact school principal, Michaela Goerke, to set up a tour - email@example.com.
Come find out what our parents already know! For more information on the value of a Catholic School education, go to www.lovemyschool.com. Also, please watch the video below to learn more about our wonderful school.
Men's Golf LeagueThe Thursday night St. Gerald Men's golf league has openings for additional golfers. If you are interested or want additional information please call Doug Tucker at 402-707-3982 or John Howell at 402-968-0251
St Gerald Choir CDOur choir has released their new CD - SEASONS OF FAITH - recorded at their choir concert during the YEAR of Faith. Please stop after Mass at the back of church or in the music room to purchase your new CD. Cost is $10.00, and it features the celebration of music throughout the SEASONS of the entire LITURGICAL YEAR.
Family Formation PresentationAttached is the power point presentation that would have been presented when family formation was cancelled due to the cold weather. Please click on the attached file and review the information if you are a participant in family formation.
Forging a Future of Faith Campaign
Prayer for the success of our campaignDear Jesus,
We humbly stand before you *
grateful for our call to be your disciples. *
We form St. Gerald Parish with its vital connection to the
Archdiocese of Omaha *
and together we form a community of faith *
helping each other respond to your call to be holy and generous disciples.
Thank you for St. Gerald Parish and the whole Archdiocese *
for they are gifts to us from the many faithful who sacrificed to build and
nourish what we have today *
and to whom we are forever indebted.
When you sent the Holy Spirit upon the first disciples,
tongues of fire appeared. *
Let that same fire forge us into more holy and generous disciples. *
Let the flames enlighten us to share what we can for the good of
St. Gerald Parish and the whole Archdiocese.
May the gifts of the Holy Spirit, freely given to us, be ignited in our souls
and in our actions *
so that we can be more like you, Lord Jesus, *
for you show us the way by loving example and enable us with your grace.
Dear Jesus, please bless our efforts to provide a holy future filled with
hope for generations yet to come.
We offer this prayer in your name, Jesus, for you live and reign with the
Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Communion to Shut-InsIf you know of anyone who is unable to come to Mass on Sunday and they would like the Eucharist brought to them, please call 402-331-1955.
We are a Catholic faith community devoted to becoming a dynamic center of worship. We challenge ourselves to lead lives patterned after Jesus. With gratitude we share our faith, talents, gifts and resources so that more people experience God's love.
1. To help people feel "at home" in our parish.
2. To improve communications within the parish.
3. To increase our evangelization efforts.
4. To improve the financial state of the parish and the viability of its property.
Click here for more detail regarding parish goals.
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