Physical Address .......... 404 S. Broadway
Parish Offices .................... 402-254-6559
Rev. Jeffery S. Loseke, Pastor
[email protected]
Rosemary Kathol, Business Manager
[email protected]
Louise Guy, Receptionist
[email protected]
Steve Heine, Plant Manager
Office Fax Line ................. 402-254-6553
Rectory (after hours).......... 402-254-6556
Order of Deacons:
Deacon Paul Steffen ... 402-254-6720
[email protected]
Elementary School ............ 402-254-6496
Terry Kathol, Principal
[email protected]
Lisa Klug, Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
Finally, he sent his son to them...
Religious Education........... 402-841-7589
Sr. M. Jane Conrad, PBVM, Director
[email protected]
Council Leadership:
Pastoral Council
Sam Hochstein .... 402-841-4351
[email protected]
Finance Council
Matt Steffen ......... 402-254-2117
[email protected]
School Board
Jennifer Kleinschmit..402-254-6544
[email protected]
Parish Website & E-mail:
[email protected]
Saturday Vigil:
Daily (T-F):
5:30 p.m.
8:30 & 10:30 a.m.
8:05 a.m. (and 6:30 a.m. on 1st Fridays)
10:45 a.m. at Golden Living Center
Daily (T-F):
2nd & 4th Wed:
7:40—8:00 a.m.
7:00—8:00 p.m.
4:00—5:00 p.m.
October 5th in the Year of Our Lord 2014
Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Monday, October 6th
St. Bruno; Bl. Marie Rose Durocher
L/D of Gene Kathol family
Tuesday, October 7th
Our Lady of the Rosary
† Jeff Steffen
Wednesday, October 8th
† Mary Lunders
† Dale Feilmeier
Thursday, October 9th
St. Denis & Companions; St. John Leonardi
L/D of Jim Hochstein family
Friday, October 10th
† Michelle Gatzemeyer & Jensen family
10:00 a.m. † LeRoy & Marilyn Creamer
Saturday, October 11th
10:45 a.m. † Joe Schaefer
(at Golden Living Center)
Vigil for Sunday
5:30 p.m. † Shirley Sudbeck
† Roger Korth
Sunday, October 12th
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:30 a.m. L/D of Edward & Ann Stevens family
10:30 a.m. People of Holy Trinity Parish
Patron Saints for the Week
St. Bruno
Bl. Marie Rose Durocher
Our Lady of the Rosary
St. Denis et al.
St. John Leonardi
possessed people
education in the faith
the Rosary
against headaches
religious education
Daily Readings for This Week
Mon: Gal 1:6-12 & Lk 10:25-37
Tue: Gal 1:13-24 & Lk 10:38-42
Wed: Gal 2:1-2,7-14 & Lk 11:1-4
Thu: Gal 3:1-5 & Lk 11:5-13
Gal 3:7-14 & Lk 11:15-26
Sat: Gal 3:22-29 & Lk 11:27-28
Sun: Is 25:6-10a; Phil 4:12-14,19-20 & Mt 22:1-14
Points of Ellipses...
...by Fr. Jeff
ach of us is a masterpiece of God’s creation. This
one line has been adopted as this year’s theme for
Respect Life Month, which begins this Sunday,
October 5th, in the United States. Each year since 1972, the
U.S. Bishops have set aside the month of October as a time to
reflect upon the gift of human life, to raise awareness of the
injustices committed against it, and to pray for a greater
respect for all human life—from conception until natural
death. As Catholics, we desire to live in a world where each
and every person is loved and treated with respect and
dignity, especially those who find themselves on the
periphery of society: the unborn, those with mental or
physical disabilities, the poor and homeless, the chronically
ill, the dying, and so many others who are considered
ndeed, at the heart of the Church’s morality is the
basic and most fundamental recognition that the
human person possesses infinite value. When this
reality is forgotten or disregarded, there is little to stand in
our way of treating one another like objects, to be used and
abused depending on the circumstances. The high dignity we
possess as human beings is not something we can earn by our
own merits. Likewise, it means that we cannot forfeit it or
lose it. Whether innocent or guilty, whether old or young,
whether healthy or sick—no matter what—every human
being is deserving of love, kindness, compassion, forgiveness,
and protection. This is what we mean by unconditional love;
it is the kind of love that God Himself has for each one of us.
We can never forget that the call to holiness and the call to
live eternally with God in heaven is not reserved for only a
portion of the human race. Rather, in God’s house, there are
many rooms (cf. John 14:2) and He desires that not a single
soul be lost or separated from Him.
oday, there are many injustices committed against
human life and human dignity:
embryonic manipulation and destruction,
euthanasia, suicide, murder, bodily mutilation,
discrimination, human trafficking, pornography, unjust
wages, poverty, and so on and so forth. During this Respect
Life Month, then, I call upon you to pray for an end to all
injustices against human life and the human person, but,
even more so, I encourage you to celebrate life and to live
your life in joy. Remembering the words of Pope St. John
Paul II, we must never cease to announce the Gospel of Life!
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Points from the Parish & Community...
 NO DAILY M ASS: There will be no daily Mass offered
here this week at 8:05 a.m. as Fr. Jeff will be away
from the parish Monday through Friday. Deacon Paul
Steffen will lead a Liturgy of the Word (no
Communion) on Wednesday and Thursday. CCHS
will have its Mass on Friday, Oct. 10th at 10:00 a.m.
evening Confessions this Wednesday, Oct. 8th.
 ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL: Please take the time
to consider your annual stewardship to the
Archdiocese through the Annual Appeal. If you did
not receive a mailing from the Archdiocese,
envelopes are available in the back of church or at the
parish office. Currently, we are at $4,115.00, which is
13% of our goal of $31,685.83.
 CHILDREN’S CHOIR PRACTICE: The children's choir will
practice on this Tuesday, Oct. 7th at 3:45 p.m. in
church for the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Oct. 12th.
 CDA MEETING: The Catholic Daughters will meet this
Tuesday, Oct. 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the Holy Trinity
Cafeteria for Rosary, dinner, and their meeting.
 HT SCHOOL BOARD: There will be a HT School Board
meeting this Tuesday, Oct. 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the
parish meeting room.
 ROSARY FOR LIFE: All are invited to pray a Rosary for
life at 6:00 p.m. each evening at the Grotto, south of
the Activity Center, during the month of October.
 FALL DINNER STEWARDSHIP: Soon you will be called
to help at or donate toward our upcoming Fall Dinner.
Please be generous, especially with your service.
Committee is seeking more donations of prizes (up to
$10 value), juice boxes, snack packs, small Gatorade
or Powerade bottles, and pop (12-packs). These can
be dropped off at the parish offices. The Fall Dinner
will be Sunday, Oct. 19th.
 GUILD NOTES: October’s cleaning group is Group 5,
led by Carrie Hochstein. Group 14, led by Ashley
Leise, will serve the next funeral luncheon.
 300 CLUB WINNERS: The 300 Club Winners for
September are Don & LaDonna Hames ($300) and
Josh Becker ($300).
 HT/CCHS HISTORY BOOK SALE: Get your copy of A
Journey of Faith, the Holy Trinity/Cedar Catholic High
School History book at the special closeout price of
$5.00 throughout the month of October. Stop by or
call the Catholic Development Office (402-254-3912).
 CHOIR MEMBERS NEEDED: The parish choir is in dire
need of participants—both men and women and
especially sopranos. One’s commitment to the choir
usually totals about 1½ hours per month. Please
pray and discern whether you might possess the time
and talent to offer to God through this great ministry.
High school students are welcome. CCHS students
may earn valuable “Church” hours toward their Living
the Faith requirements at school. Please contact
Rose Koch or the parish office if interested.
 GIFT GATHERERS NEEDED: If your family would like to
participate in gathering and presenting the gifts at
Mass, call or email Louise at the parish. Likewise, if
you are no longer able to perform this ministry, please
let Louise know to take you off the list.
 OPEN ADORATION HOURS: Please call the parish
office to take one of these open hours: Friday 6:00 &
8:00 p.m.; Saturday 1:00, 2:00, & 3:00 p.m. We are
looking for someone to share at 2:00 a.m. on Friday.
 LIFE CHAIN: A Life Chain will be held next Sunday,
Oct. 12th on Hwy 12, at the Wuebben house (1 mile
East of Hwy 57), at 3:00—4:00 p.m. Signs will be
provided. Children under 12 must be supervised by
an adult. For more information, contact: Judy (402357-2240), Michelle (402-357-2163), or the Holy
Family parish office (402-254-3311 or 402-357-2465).
Please plan to join us, rain or shine! Bring a chair!
 ST. ANDREW PARISH DINNER: This Sunday, Oct. 5th,
St. Andrew’s Parish in Bloomfield will have its Fall
Dinner in the parish hall at 11:15 a.m.—1:15 p.m.
 GLASS, GRAPES, & GREEN: You are invited to a Kruse
Stained Glass open house, Nissen wine tasting, and
JD tractor display this Sunday, Oct. 5th at 1:00—7:00
p.m. at 88760 564 Ave in Hartington.
Foresters has a $5,000 college scholarship available
for high school seniors and $600 tuition assistance for
anyone who is going to or already in college. This is
available for two-year members. If interested, please
call Kelly Mauer at 402-582-4594.
Financial Update - September 28, 2014
Projected Weekly Need - $22,555
Sunday Stewardship .............$ 11,176.00
Tuition & Other Income.. .......$ 8,038.51
Total Income...................$ 19,214.51
Fiscal Year-to-Date Income:
$ 318,655.69
Fiscal Year-to-Date Expenses: $ 315,915.35
Fiscal YTD Excess/(Deficit): $ 2,740.34
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Grace and Blessings
upon our
young people
who were sealed
See what’s happening in our Catholic parishes and schools.
9:30—10:45am Rel Ed First Reconciliation Class in Meeting Room
11:15am—1:15pm St. Andrew’s Fall Dinner in Bloomfield
with the
Fr. Jeff will be away from the parish Oct. 6-10.
There will be no daily Mass at 8:05am this week.
Gift of the Holy Spirit
in the
Sacrament of Confirmation
this weekend!
Many thanks to
Archbishop George Lucas
for his apostolic ministry.
3:45pm Children’s Choir Practice at Church
6:00pm CDA Meeting at HT Cafeteria
7:00pm HT School Board at Meeting Room
8:05am Liturgy of the Word (no Communion)
6:45—8:00pm Rel Ed (7,8,11,12) at Mtg Rm or Godparent Homes
7:00pm Confessions CANCELLED
8:05am Liturgy of the Word (no Communion)
2:00—3:00pm Prayers for Priests Holy Hour at Church
Welcome to the Parish
through the waters of Baptism...
Lainey Rose Schapmann,
daughter of Adam & Jessica Schapmann
Oct. 5—11: Jean Marie Lammers
Oct. 12—18: Joe & Kathy Lammers Family
Oct. 7, 3:30pm: Jean Marie Lammers
Oct. 14, 3:30pm: Shirley Stevens & Darlene Miller
Day of Penance: Abstain from meat or take up some other penance
10:00am CCHS Mass at HT
9:30—10:45am Rel Ed First Reconciliation Class in Meeting Room
3:00—4:00pm Life Chain at the Wuebben Home on Highway 12
Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Marce Kollars
Dave Konz
Aleacia Herbolsheimer
Tim Kuchta
Lou Ann Creekmore
Kathy Lammers
Greeters &
Dan & Marcella Gothier
Roger & Sherry Wortmann
Jeff & Mary Leise
Turner & Keanna Korth
Brianna Miller
Andrew & Bradley Dowling
Trisha Dybdal
Ryan & Jason Becker
Gus Creekmore
Dan Kollars, Chris Miller
Steve Rokusek
Troy & Lisa Klug
Judy Kuchta
Russ Flamig, Bob Gentrup
Louis Guy
Janet Albers
Kathie Dresden
Robin Potts
Colin Kathol
Marcia Sudbeck
Children’s Choir
Bill Christensen
If you are unable to be at the Mass for which you are scheduled, please exchange with another liturgical minister or arrange for a substitute.
“Second Annual Cedar Catholic Fall Blitz”
(A spin-off of the original $125 Fall Dinner with Lots More Food, Lots More Winners, Lots More Fun!)
Saturday November 8, 2014
(Snow Date: November 9, 2014)
at the Msgr. Cyril J. Werner Activity Center,
Hartington, NE.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Blitz Scavenger Hunt
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Social Time
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Specialty Buffet Dinner
8:00 p.m. - Drawing for some great prizes.
8:30 p.m. - Enjoy the evening in a rustic fall setting
to include various entertainment.
You will have a blast at the Blitz!
Come hungry and plan your attack on a large variety
of delicious dinner entree's:
Blitz Scavenger Hunt
Added fun to the Fall Blitz
is a Scavenger Hunt.
Teams of four to six people or
two or three couples will
pre-register by November 5.
Then check-in at 3:45 p.m.
on Saturday,
November 8 at the
Msgr. Werner Activity Center
to get started in the
Blitz Scavenger Hunt by 4:00.
You will get clues
to find items when you sign-in.
Registration is $50 per team
in addition to your event ticket.
Great prizes will be awarded to
the top two winning teams
returning first or by 5:30 p.m.
to the Msgr. Werner Activity
Center with completed lists
after hunting around town.
Winners will enjoy prizes
that evening and more
to take home.
Register on the form on
the reverse side.
The Blitz Scavenger Hunt
is an optional part of the Fall Blitz
not a separate event.
“Roasted whole Hog,”
“Appetite Priming Prime Rib Sandwiches,”
“Ron’s Barbecued Rib-Tickling Ribs,”
“Tator Sliders & Tator Shreds,”
“2 Beans in a Shed,”
“The Corn Crib”
“Sides of Silage,”
“The Sugar-Shack of Sweets,”
and a
“Bridge Over Calming Waters”
Some of the prizes include:
Husker Tickets, I-pads,
Weber Grill,
a 47” Flat Screen TV,
Cedar Catholic Season
Tickets, Cedar Fan Items,
a portable heater,
Hunting-Fishing License
Combos with NE Park
Passes, $100 Gift
Certificates for groceries
& gas, $100 Certificates to
farm & hardware stores, $50
Gift Certificates to
Restaurants, flower & gift
shops, and more!!!
The food bunks, corn crib and food sheds will close at
8:00 p.m. then roll back and let your supper settle while prizes
will be given away and some entertainment enjoyed.
Advance Tickets!
$125 per ticket (admits 2
guests). Event benefits
Cedar Catholic School
budget. Guests will enjoy
an all-you-can eat dinner
and courtesies.
An adult only event.
For tickets or more
information call,
Brian & Jody Paulsen,
Mark & Denise Kuehn,
Ron & Joan Brodersen,
Raleigh & Christi Burbach,
Keith & Michelle Loecker,
or the Development Office.
October 2014
Thank You God, for another wonderful Year!
Thank you for an abundant crop and your generosity to us.
Harvest is a time to return God’s generosity with special thanks.
God entrusts us to manage the gifts He has given us
and to remember His Church and our Catholic Schools.
Please remember our
Cedar County Catholic Schools Gala 2015
with a gift of grain or a cash gift for the Gala 2015 Grain Auction.
Your gifts of harvest to Gala 2015 assists Cedar County Catholic Schools’ budgets. The
Gala has helped our Catholic Schools with approximately $2.92 million in the past nineteen
years. Gala 2014 raised a net total of $278,314.00 for our four Catholic Schools. The Grain
Auction is over 22% of Gala proceeds and an essential part of it.
Farmers, retired farmers and friends please remember Gala 2015 with a gift. Gifts of corn
will be greatly appreciated as well as soybeans, hay and cash gifts, which can be
converted to corn for the Grain Auction.
Making a gift to the grain auction can be done by delivering grain to the Fordyce
Coop, Hartington Elevator or Hartington Feed and Chick. Notify the elevator in person
or by phone of the amount of grain you would like to give. Or call Merle Loecker at
402-254-3535 to arrange a time for him to stop for your grain donation. It may be more
convenient to make a grain gift during the harvest season than later. If you would like to
make a cash donation for grain, mail a check to the Catholic Development Office at
P.O. Box 654, Hartington, NE 68739.
Gala Grain Auction Committee members are:
Darrell Lammers or Dan Kollars, Grain Committee Co-Chairmen
Chuck Sudbeck, Clinton Becker, Alton Heimes, Mark Hans,
Merle Loecker, Kurt Thoene, Brian Pinkelman, Gene Dickes, Mike Stevens,
Roger Sudbeck, Stan Sudbeck, Tom Steffen and Richard Pinkelman.
Let’s help our 20th Gala have the best yield yet!
Plan to Enjoy the
Twentieth Annual
Cedar County Catholic Schools Gala
at the Msgr. Cyril J. Werner Activity Center
on Saturday, March 21, 2015.
(Snow date March 28, 2015)
There is traditional fun and
new surprises each year for all!