Midtown Catholic is a community of two parishes in the Archdiocese of Omaha. We are One Church: Encountering Jesus, Equipping Disciples, and Living Mercy.
This Thursday, May 18th, is Ascension Thursday. It is a holy day of Obligation, meaning all Catholics are obligated to attend as if it were a Sunday.
We will have a 6 p.m. Mass tonight at St. Joan of Arc for the Vigil and a 6 p.m. Mass tomorrow night at St. Thomas more.
We will still have our 7 a.m. Mass at St. Thomas More tomorrow as scheduled.
Midtown Catholic is looking for Parish Council Candidates from both SJA and STM for the upcoming church year starting in July. Information and applications can be found in the foyer of each church. Applications are due by May 28 and can be turned into the parish office. Questions, please contact Woody Diederich at 651-353-6243.
Summer Office Hours
Starting May 26th, the Midtown Catholic office will close at noon on Fridays. All other days of the week we will remain open until 4:30 p.m.
Holy Hour for Vocations
This year we will not have any young men being ordained priests. Join the Archdiocese praying for Vocations on Saturday, June 3rd at 10 a.m. at St. Cecelia’s Cathedral. This date and time would have been the ordination Mass.
Totus Tuus this Summer
Totus Tuus is returning to Midtown July 9-14, 2023! Held at St. Thomas More and open to youth going into 1st through 12th grades, Totus Tuus, meaning “totally yours,” is an incredible summer camp where youth learn from about Christ through song, prayer, Mass, games, and more! Registration info coming soon – watch the bulletin, website, and Facebook for more details.
We also can’t do this program without you! Please prayerfully consider volunteering to help with one or more of the following tasks:
- Housing: Four young adult missionaries from the Archdiocese visit our parish to put on this program. They need a place to stay while they are here.
- Food: Our missionaries need meals provided during the week!
- Middle and High school helpers: We encourage youth who attend the evening program to help out during the day program. It’s a great way to earn service hours.
- Adult volunteers for the day program. The RE Coordinator needs at least one adult each day helping with the 1st through 6th grade program (supervising doors, sign in, classrooms, lunch). This person must be safe environment trained. Safe environment training is provided by the Archdiocese for no cost, contact Rachel Bielstein at the parish office for more info.
Please direct all questions to Rachel Bielstein at 402-556-1456 or email@example.com
Who are The Chosen? Come and See! Beginning in June, Thursdays, 7pm, at St. Thomas More. All ages are welcome! Contact Dianne Heath (402-350-6399) or Rick Fanciullo (402-980-2866) for more information.
Part Time Office Assistant
Midtown Catholic Office is looking to hire apart-time office assistant for a variety of office and clerical duties. Afternoon availability is preferred. Skills and experience with systems and technology is a plus.
If interested, call John McVay at 402-556-1456,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spirit Catholic Radio invites you to a Eucharistic Encounter June 22nd at St. Wenceslaus Church in Omaha! This Archdiocesan event will celebrate and deepen our Faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Hear from speaker Fr. Malachy Napier, CFR, and Archbishop George Lucas. Participate in adoration, eucharistic piety, dynamic teaching, and powerful sacred music. View the Vatican International Exhibition, Eucharistic Miracles of the World display created by Blessed Carlo Acutis, who was named patron of the National Eucharistic Revival initiative, and watch a video about his life. Doors will be open for Eucharistic Events from 5 – 10pm, and the Liturgical Program will take place from 6:45 – 9pm. The event is free, and registration is not needed. Visit spiritcatholicradio.com/encounter for details.
Omaha Sidewalk Advocates for Life- Training
On May 20th, at the Catholic Charities education room (9223 Bedford Ave, Omaha NE 68134), Sidewalk Advocates will be presenting its fourth training for a peaceful, prayerful, law-abiding approach in reaching out to women and men on the sidewalks of abortion facilities. This training is also open to those wishing to engage in prayer support on the sidewalk, which is vital to our mission.
To register or get more information, Please contact Michelle Witt Program Director at email@example.com.
Training: Saturday May 20, 2023 from 8:30-4:30 pm in the Catholic Charities education room
COST: $20.00 per person/ to cover training materials and lunch
The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, Missouri, will host an in-person Monastic Experience June 23-29, 2023.
“It’s a chance to experience the daily rhythm of our life where you can join us in singing the divine office, attend daily Mass, spend time in personal prayer and open your heart to God’s call by learning about discernment and prayer,” Vocation Director Sister Maria Victoria Cutaia, OSB said. “It’s always a joy and an honor for me to journey with women who are discerning their path in life.”
This opportunity is for single women, age 18-40, who are considering religious life. There is no cost to attend. For more information or to learn about upcoming Monastic Experiences, including virtual opportunities, please contact Sister Maria Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (660) 944-2221 ext. 127, or visit www.BenedictineSisters.org and click on Vocations/Walk With Us.
Thanksgiving Mass for Fr. Hunke
Mass of thanksgiving to mark the 50th anniversary of Fr. Norman Hunke’s Ordination will be at the 10:30 am Sunday Mass at St. Thomas More on May 28th.
A reception will follow in the Social Hall.
Come help him celebrate!
“There is no more efficacious means than this,
for nourishing and increasing
the piety of the people,
toward this admirable pledge of love,
which is a bond of peace and of unity.” –St. Paschal Baylon
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