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Moving Forward

Last summer when I first arrived, I set a vision for our organizational structure. All the items on that list of where we need to be are complete or in process. These tasks were essential for us to move forward to the next phase of parish renewal. The first phase of renewal was mostly an…

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Fr. Greg’s Retirement

Some of you are already aware that Fr. Greg Benkowski, former Pastor and now Senior Associate at St. Joan of Arc, officially retired in January. At the end of July, he will be moving to Wisconsin to be closer to family. His last Mass will be on July 24th at 5pm. If you know him…

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Communication Priorities

We continue to evaluate our communication strategies for Midtown Catholic. I recently stumbled upon this statement from a church communications blog. Don’t prioritize communicating anything outside of your vision and discipleship plan.Communication without purpose is just noise. As you define the journey that your church will guide people through, resist the urge to communicate anything…

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An Early Summer Update

The highlights below are far from an exhaustive list of the things happening in our parishes. While the schedule is different when school is not in session, things haven’t slowed down as there are many projects in motion. Midtown Catholic The name Midtown Catholic is beginning to appear a little more frequently in our bulletin…

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Re-envisioning Religious Ed

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Rachel Bielstein. I joined St. Thomas More last year as the Coordinator of Religious Education. Beginning this summer, I will be overseeing the RE program for St. Joan of Arc as well. I am so excited to continue meeting all the incredible people in…

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Meet Eric Keisling

Hello! My name is Eric Keisling, and I am excited to be joining Midtown Catholic as your Director of Finance and Operations. Prior to joining Midtown Catholic, I served as a campaign manager for one of the candidates running for Mayor of Omaha this past Spring. Before joining the campaign, I worked at TD Ameritrade…

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Adoration for Vocations

Dear Parishioners of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thomas More, In the not-too-distant future you will be seeing an article in the Catholic Voice concerning some needed prayers.  The Archbishop is asking for prayers for vocations.  He has obviously been asking for these all along, but this is different.  Most of you started hearing…

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The General Dispensation is Ending!

The Archbishop is ending the general dispensation from the obligation to participate in Sunday Mass effective the weekend of Pentecost, May 22-23. We will continue to sanitize the pews, reserve some sections for social distancing, refrain from the sign of peace, and hold off on receiving from the chalice. Slowly we will resume having altar…

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SJA Garage Sale

You can help with the success of the Garage Sale by displaying a sign in your year. Signs are available in the Gathering Area for you to pick up to advertise our parish garage sale June 3-5. Please take one or more signs and spread them around town…at your home, work or business. Just make…

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Activities of the Parish

By Fr. Jeff Lorig, Pastor The activities of a parish will flow from its purpose. In a recent bulletin article, I explained that the purpose of the parish is encapsulated in the ministry of the pastor. A parish without a pastor is not a parish. The Church has specific expectations of her pastors, which you…

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Purpose of the Parish

By Fr. Jeff Lorig, Pastor Perhaps one could argue that while the Church’s mission is to make disciples, this is not actually the primary mission of the parish. The parish, one could argue, is merely to provide for the pastoral and spiritual care of its current members, ie, sacraments, sacramental prep, catechesis, liturgies, etc. Canon…

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