Diaper and Baby Items Drive
The St. Gerald Women’s Community Service Group is sponsoring a Diaper and Baby Items Drive for OneWorld Community Health Center to benefit their Baby Boutique the weekend of October 7th and 8th. See attached flyer for details.
Rosary Rally - October 14
St. Gerald will host one of the 20,000 Rosary Rallies held across the country on Saturday, October 14. It will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on the sidewalk at the corner of 96th and Q streets. The event celebrates the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima. Through the most Holy Rosary, we will ask Our Lord through the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the conversion of America in order that it may fulfill its historic mission.
The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Becky Tometich, 402-331-0306 or the parish office, 402-331-1955.
John Michael Talbot concert coming to St. Gerald!
A Lifetime of Music and Ministry
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 6:30 PM
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Clarification Regarding Ablaze
August 25, 2017
Dear St. Gerald Parishioners,
The Chancery of the Archdiocese of Omaha has received a number of communications from around the diocese, as well as from some of our parishioners, over the past few weeks regarding Ablaze Ministries (Ablaze) and their fund-raising activities. As pastor of St. Gerald, and in hope of bringing some clarification, I would like to address these concerns.
First of all, however, I would like to thank Fr. Michael and Ablaze for bringing such a beautiful apostolate to St. Gerald, and for providing us and others outside our parish the wonderful opportunity to adore and worship our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
Below are some expressed concerns I would like to address:
- The parish has no financial support for Ablaze.
- Any money (i.e., Sunday collections, etc.) given to St. Gerald's does not go to Ablaze.
- St. Gerald's and Ablaze are distinct corporations with no financial connection.
- St. Gerald did NOT purchase the property recently acquired by Ablaze.
- Ablaze is not doing any fundraising campaigns at St. Gerald. Any free-will offerings given at Ablaze events goes strictly to offset their operating expenses and to support their ministries.
- No parish resources are being used for Ablaze promotions or operations, save the renting of space.
- Ablaze is directed by an independent board.
- Ablaze is not an apostolate of St. Gerald's or of the Archdiocese of Omaha, but is work of Catholic laypersons similar to that of Holy Family Shrine or Cloisters on the Platte.
- Fr. Michael's assignment is as associate pastor of St. Gerald's and he dedicates his free time and musical talents to provide his services to the church through Ablaze.
On behalf of Ablaze, Fr. Michael and myself, my apologies if this has caused any confusion regarding Ablaze and their ministry. Please feel free to contact me or Fr. Michael at the parish office if you have any further questions or concerns regarding this matter.
Fr. Mark Nolte
Watch this video to learn more about Ablaze...
Fair Trade Sales
The St. Gerald Fair Trade committee will hold coffee and tea sales in the narthex after Mass on the third Sunday each month. Working with Catholic Relief Services,the money raised by these sales goes to support farmers and artisans in developing countries and provides them a fair living wage.
By supporting our brothers and sisters through your purchases, you are performing a Corporal Work of Mercy!
Spiritual Book Club
Bonni Pulte, 402-658-6179, email@example.com
This group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at one of the members home. We have a wonderful group of women and would welcome more. The books planned are:
Jan. 19, 2017 – My Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell (Chapters 1 – 4)
Feb. 16, 2017 – My Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell (Chapters 5 – 6)
Mar. 16, 2017 – I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (Part I & II)
Apr. 20, 2017 – I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (Part III to end)
May 18, 2017 – Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine
June 15, 2017 – Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine
July 20, 2017 – Any Saint Biography
Aug. 17, 2017 – Any Saint Biography
Sep. 21, 2017 – Peace Like a River by Lief Enger
Oct. 19, 2017 – The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
Nov. 16, 2017 – Peter Keys to Following Jesus by Tim Gray
St. Gerald Choir CD Sale!
Available at the H.O.P.E. office or in the Music Room after all Masses
This includes our CHRISTMAS CD and our latest, FAITH FOR ALL SEASONS as well as SPIRITED VOICES, SING ALL THE WAY TO HEAVEN, and FAMILY OF FAITH.
Prayer for Family Formation
Prayer for Family Formation in Every Part of Our Parish
Dear Lord, you have always been faithful to us and have always guided our parish to know, love and serve you. You call us to be Disciples who actively share their faith with others. Strengthen the gifts of the Holy Spirit in each of us as we seek to help our families become the primary place of religious formation. We give you thanks for the fruit that has come from Family Formation. Bless all our efforts this coming year especially as we move the Family Formation model into our school and as we begin YDisciple among our youth. Encourage us as we move in this new direction and keep our hearts tuned to your will. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Why Saint Gerald Catholic School?
Come find out what our parents already know! For more information on the value of a Catholic School education, go to www.lovemyschool.com
Call the school office for more info: 402-331-4223 or contact school principal, Christy Keenan, to set up a tour - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please watch the video below to learn more about our wonderful school.
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.
for more detail regarding parish goals.