Brandon Harvey- May 3rd
Midtown Catholic’s Family Formation Program is excited to welcome guest speaker Brandon Harvey to St. Joan of Arc Church on May 3rd at 6:15 pm. He will be talking about Catholic parenting. All adults at Midtown Catholic are invited to attend. Childcare will be available for the youth who are already registered in the Family Formation Program.
Brandon Harvey is native to the Omaha Archdiocese. He is an instructor for the Evangelium Institute and also teaches English Literature at the university level. Brandon married his high school sweetheart, and they are blessed with four children. He has spoken throughout the country on topics relating to faith and family.
This event is free, so please come enjoy conversation and community with other parents and learn more about our Family Formation Program!
Social Media Challenge- Catholic Calisthenics
Have you done Fr. Jindra’s challenge yet? Tag the Midtown Catholic Facebook and Instagram pages and share some Faith, Hope, and Love.
Sacred Music Concert
You are invited to enjoy an hour of sacred music performed by accomplished liturgical musicians Jim Nailon and Chris Bingcang on Sunday, May 7 at 2 pm in the Our Lady of Lourdes church sanctuary. A freewill offering and a bake sale to follow the concert will go to support the Ad Gentes Missionary Congregation Society, founded in 2003 by Fr. Vitalis Anyanike, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes/St.Adalbert parish. This Society of avowed women and men focuses on serving the pastoral needs to those in rural and inner-cities, especially those who are marginalized and oppressed. Please join us!
Al Kresta in Lincoln
Al Kresta, a national Catholic journalist, broadcaster and author, is coming Tuesday, May 2, to St. Peter Catholic Church in Lincoln at 7pm. He hosts a lively call-in program on Spirit Catholic Radio weekdays from 3-5pm called, Kresta in the Afternoon, which features Catholic life through the lens of Scripture and the teachings of the Church. His topic is “The American Future, the Catholic Faith, and the Eucharist.” Tickets are on sale now for this event for $5 for one ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. Become an Evangelist and invite your friends and neighbors. Go to spiritcatholicradio.com for more info and to purchase tickets!
Spiritual Practice: Emmaus Walk
When you hear the word “pilgrimage” something grandiose may come to your mind. The Comino de Santiago (Pilgrimage to the resting place of St. James the Greater in NW Spain) is certainly popular and not for the faint of heart. Early European Christians often made long pilgrimages to the Holy Land.
An Emmaus Walk can be thought of as a small pilgrimage. Pick a church that is within walking distance from where you live, walk there, pray there, then walk back. The spiritual practice imitates the journey of the disciples who were on the road to flee Jerusalem. Their encounter with Jesus turned them back with renewed joy and vigor.
I encourage you to make an Emmaus Walk this weekend. By yourself, or with friends and family to pray for renewed hope and joy!
“Our Lady…told us she would come and take Francisco to heaven, and she asked me if I still wanted to convert more sinners. I said I did.” – St. Jacinta Marto
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