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Midweek at Midtown – February 16

Midweek at Midtown – February 16

Daily Mass Schedule

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If you are a daily Mass goer at either parish, pay close attention to the Mass schedule for Monday and Tuesday of next week. With Fr. Frank out of town for a well-deserved vacation, we put a daily Mass schedule together that only requires one priest so we don’t have a hire a priest to cover for us. Here’s the schedule.

Monday, February 217:00am at St. Joan of Arc
8:15am at St. Thomas More (school Mass – all welcome)
Tuesday, February 227:00am at St. Joan of Arc
8:15am at St. Thomas More (school Mass – all welcome)

Still Looking for help with Weddings

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Midtown Catholic is looking for someone to help with weddings for both parishes. Between the two parishes we have about 20 weddings a year. Wedding Coordinators have been used at St. Thomas More for a number of years and have proved to be very helpful for not only helping the clergy but the couples as well. This is a paid position, $100 per wedding. Email Fr. Lorig if you are interested in learning more @ jplorig@midtowncatholic.church.

Big Changes Coming to the Archdiocese

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A press release from the Archdiocese of Omaha will be going out this week and you should be receiving a letter in the mail as well about a comprehensive pastoral planning process to be undertaken over the next couple of years. The planning process will affect the entire archdiocese. The goal is to promote flourishing faith communities by renewing and aligning all our people, resources and actions on the mission of Jesus Christ. Over the next ten years we will need to plan for declining church participation, shifting regional demographics, and declining priest availability. While an initial proposal of changes was shared at the recent Clergy Conference, the planning process will include several rounds collaboration and revision amongst clergy and laity.

Fr. Lorig believes the hardest steps for creating our family of parishes, Midtown Catholic, have been achieved. Now, St. Joan of Arc and St. Thomas More can be a helpful guide for several other families of parishes that will be formed throughout the archdiocese.

Synod Survey

The Holy Father has asked Catholics worldwide to share their experiences of participation in the life and mission of the Church.

Individuals thirteen and older are asked to respond to a series of questions online from February 5-28 at https://archomaha.org/synod/.