4804 Grover Street, Omaha, NE 68106

Midweek Update 12/14

Midweek Update 12/14

Mission Session 3

Join us for our Third Session of Forgiven. We will meet after the Masses on Sunday. After the 8 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc in the school Library and after the 10:30 at St. Thomas More right in the church. Thank you to our Deacons for leading this experience!

EMHC’s Needed for Homebound

Are you EMHC trained? We are in need of help with our homebound parishioners at both parishes. Our brothers and sisters in Christ desire to take part in communion on Sunday.

St. Thomas More: Rick Fanciullo

St. Joan of Arc: Dcn. Tim and Ruth Leininger

Promote Your Business in the Bulletin

Bulletin promotions help fund our bulletin. If you, a friend, or a loved one owns a business and would like to advertise in our bulletin please contact Jaime Arvizu. Phone (602) 642-4136 Email jarvizu@4lpi.com

Schedule Mass Intentions

Scheduling Mass intentions for either SJA or STM are BY MAIL REQUEST ONLY until January 2nd. After that, you can call or walk in with requests. Blank request forms are in the vestibule at each church and at Midtown Catholic Office, 4804 Grover.

Penance Services are Next Week

If you haven’t been to reconciliation in the last month or two, now would be a great time to go! Our penance services are:

Next Tuesday, December 20th, at St. Joan of Arc from 6-8 p.m.

Next Wednesday, December 21st, at St. Thomas More from 6-8 p.m.

Events going on the Week of December   12th into the weekend.

St. Vincent de Paul Gift Matching

I’m thrilled to share some exciting news with you!   During the month of December, all monetary gifts made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Omaha will be matched – dollar-for-dollar – up to $100,000. These “matching challenge funds” were recently offered to the Society by some generous local donors who also share our mission of serving members of our community who find themselves in a financial crisis and need assistance to be able to stay in their homes and feed their families.   This is great opportunity to make your donation go even further this December – essentially doubling it!   Also, you may be interested to know that there are many options to consider and choose from, when making a financial gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Omaha, including:   Send a check, cash or money order to: Society of St. Vincent de Paul Omaha, 1715 Izard Street, Omaha, NE 68102.Make an online gift, using a credit or debit card – at ssvpomaha.org.Set up a recurring/monthly donation – also at ssvpomaha.org. Make a gift of securities (stocks or mutual funds). SSVP partners with the Omaha Community Foundation to accept gifts of securities. Please contact Nathan Morgan at the OCF, who will facilitate the securities transfer at nathan@omahafoundation.org or at 402-933-4229. Make a qualified charitable distribution from an Individual Retirement Account (for those 70 ½ and older).Make an estate planning/legacy gift in your will, one that will provide hope for those in need to last well into the future.   Again, all gifts made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Omaha by December 31st will matched – dollar-for-dollar – up to $100,000.

TMIY Serve Day- Saturday, December 17th

6:00am – TMIY Meeting and Group Discussion

7:30am – Start putting together the Winter Care Packages (should take no longer than 30 minutes)

8:30am – Break or breakfast at Billie J’s

10:00am – Deliver Winter Care Packages to Siena Francis House

10:45am – 5 Volunteers to serve Lunch and 8 Volunteers to help stock the pantry

12:45am – Done.  

How can I get involved?  You are welcome to participate in any and/or all of the activities on Saturday, December 17th.

1) Attend the TMIY Meeting

2) Help package winter care packages for men

3) Join us for breakfast and socialize, following TMIY

3) Sign up to serve at Siena Francis House using the link below

4) Pray for us or purchase items for the care packages (not tax-deductible) – contact Woody at 651-353-6243

What is a winter kit?

Winter Hat

Winter Gloves

3-pack Wool Socks

Base Layer Long Sleeve Shirt
 Base Layer Pants
 Candy Cane

Steps to register to volunteer:

1.       Go to this link to see your group reservation http://thatman.sienafrancis.volunteerhub.com/

2.       Click “Create Account” and follow the prompts (you do not have a join code)

3.       Click “Sign Up” next to the reserved event

4.       Agree to volunteer waiver

The day of the event:

–          You will be volunteering in the Emergency Shelter Building.  The address is 1117 N 17th St. Omaha, NE 68102. 

o   When you pass the intersection of 17th and Nicholas St. going North, you will see a parking lot on the west (left) side of 17th St.  All volunteers can use this parking lot.  The emergency shelter is across the street from the parking lot.  The building says Siena Francis House Emergency Shelter on an exterior wall.   o   Go in through the main door, and tell the staff at the front desk that you are kitchen volunteers.  Staff will guide you to the kitchen