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Scrip Classroom Contest

It’s that time of year again to help your child, earn a classroom pizza party.   The classroom with the highest average amount of Scrip (Gift Cards) sold between Monday, November 8th andSunday, January 2st wins a classroom pizza party.  Second place gets ice cream and third place gets candy.  Every week anyone that purchased that week goes into…

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Help your Neighbors in Need

The primary way in which our parishes help our neighbors in need is though our St. Vincent de Paul Conferences. The Conference is made up of a team of people who volunteer to meet or call back people from our neighborhoods who have requested financial help. There has been some interest from folks to join,…

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Internal Audit for Money Collection – STM

Introduction In the spirit of full transparency for the parishioners of St. Thomas More, below are the findings and recommendations based on the audit of our collections and money counting processes.  There was no wrongdoing discovered.  The changes which are recommended are being done only to make sure our procedures are compliant with the Archdiocesan…

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Mass Attendance

We have been tracking our weekend Mass attendance closely for over a year. The good news is that we are seeing an increase of total Mass attendance by about 32% from a year ago from an average of 585 per weekend to 775 per weekend. The bad news is that the numbers seem to have…

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All Souls

As we approach this month of November, we remember in a special way all the deceased of our parishes. All Souls’ Day, also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died, which is observed annually on November 2nd. Aside…

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Choosing Our Words

Last week I shared some revealing information from a study that focused on the perceptions of women going through a crisis pregnancy. An article published by First Things magazine summarized this study. Let’s review. When faced with a crisis pregnancy, many women see abortion as the lesser of three evils. The first evil is the…

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Abortion and Empathy

As we enter into the month of October, Respect Life month, I thought it might be good to share a few thoughts in regard to the issue of abortion. Before I do that, I want to give you my pro-life “credentials” just in case somebody might become suspicious of where I stand on the issue.…

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New Director of Evangelization

My name is TJ Simpson, and I am your new Director of Evangelization. I grew up here in Omaha at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. I attended St. James Seton and Creighton Prep before heading off to Kansas and Benedictine College in 2012. There I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing and Management. I…

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How do our parishes help our neighbors?

It has been a common experience for me since I’ve served in parishes for the last 17 years that people in need come to our door. Growing up I heard stories about Fr. Jack McCaslin who would make sandwiches for those who would come to his door. The sandwich ministry continues today at Holy Family…

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Priesthood Sunday

I don’t know when it started but a while back the Serra Club started what is known as Priesthood Sunday.  I happen to be the current chaplain of the Serra Club of West Omaha, so I thought that it would be a good idea to be the one to push this activity this year.  It…

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SausageFest Time

It’s less than a week until the SausageFest at St. Joan of Arc! The Saturday, September 11th festivities will mark the 53rd Anniversary of this great SJA tradition. The fun goes from 5pm – 11pm. Enjoy the food, drinks, desserts, music, raffle and kids games!

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Job Opening

Director of Evangelization Description Midtown Catholic is a family of parishes in the center of Omaha, Nebraska. Starting in 2020, St. Thomas More and St. Joan of Arc parish came together and share a pastor, parish office, and staff. We are looking for an energetic Director of Evangelization who will help the pastor create and…

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