Pastoral Planning Kick-Off
Pastoral planning is in full swing throughout the archdiocese. If you recall, parishes in the 23-county archdiocese will make important structural decisions in the coming months. These decisions are essential for parishes to respond to the current reality facing the Church and achieve the goal of becoming missional communities. Representatives from both parishes will be attending a kick-off on Wednesday, May 4 where information will be shared and questions can be asked.
How do you parent teenagers in the context of faith?
All adults in our parish our invited to come learn more about our Family Formation program and enjoy hearing from our guests! Held at St. Thomas More Cafeteria/Social Hall on Wednesday, May 4th at 6:15pm.
– Tina Targy is the Events and Volunteer Coordinator at the Institute of Priestly Formation. She also is the Coordinator for the Christ Life program at her home parish, St. Mary’s of Bellevue, NE.
– Cathy Keisling is the Director of Pastoral Affairs at Boys Town.
Get the Vote Out
Good news! Nebraska has primary elections next week! This link can help you find where your polling place is, and you can check and make sure you’re registered. On May 10th, you get the chance to choose who the candidates for your party will be for offices like Governor, US House Representative, and State Senators (if your district is one of the 25 seats up for election/reelection). These seats are extremely important and have an even bigger impact on your daily life than flashier offices. As Catholics we have a responsibility to participating in the policy making and Kingdom building in our communities
Youth Choir Debut Two
The Youth Choir is back. This weekend they’ll be sharing their gifts at the 5:30pm Mass at St. Joan of Arc
World Day of Prayer for Vocations
May 8th, 2022 marks the 59th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
The purpose of World Day of Prayer for Vocations is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to, “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). As a climax to a prayer that is continually offered throughout the Church, it affirms the primacy of faith and grace in all that concerns vocations to the priesthood and to the consecrated life. Consider offering a holy hour or saying prayers as a family to commemorate this day of prayer.
Joy of Giving
Counting down the days to May 18th and Joy of Giving Day. Consider helping out our Consortium Schools, which include St. Thomas More, Our Lady of Lourdes, Holy Cross, St. Peter and Paul, St. Bernadette, and the Dual Language Academy. Help them to reach the goal of $30,000 and 150 donors.
Here are a few easy ways that you can support the six schools.
- Make a gift. On May 18, visit https://omaha.igivecatholictogether.org/organizations/omaha-catholic-school-consortium to make a donation. You may also call our office at 402-590-2810 to make a gift via phone or mail a check to us at the address in my signature below. Is May a busy month for you? Advance gifts are possible beginning on May 2. Giving ends at 11:59 p.m. on May 18.
- Share and share alike. Online days of giving are successful because of our own networks, aka YOU. Help us grow our network by sending the attached graphic to your network, also sharing the important work we do and asking them to join in helping make a difference for our students and staff.
- Be socially (media) active. Use your social media networks: post on Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, Twitter about Joy of Giving Day, sharing about your passion for Catholic education.