March 08, 2015 - St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church & School

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
152 Pinewood Ave.
Seward, NE 68434-1047
Volume 63 Number 10
March 8, 2015
What is God asking of me? Our response to the Lord last week
Adult: $11,546.00 Plate: $165.00 Youth: $67.00
Cap. Improvement: $260.00 Other: $110.00
School Endowment: $310.00
Saturday: 4:30-5:10 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30-7:45 a.m. & 9:30-9:45 a.m.
Or by appointment
Monday, March 9
7:00 a.m.
†Alan Hofer/ Peggy Bauer
8:05 a.m.
†Nick Reisinger/ Music Ministry
Tuesday, March 10
7:00 a.m.
†Evelyn Koranda/ Family
8:05 a.m.
Special Intentions of Fay Fayad
Wednesday, March 11
7:00 a.m.
†Mike & Evelyn Fiala/ Leroy Fiala
8:05 a.m.
A Good Confession/ Chan
Thursday, March 12
7:00 a.m.
†Rose Ella Rerucha/ Adeline Geis
8:05 a.m.
†Jim & Evelyn Bolan/ Leland & Dianne Miller
9:00 a.m.
Mass at Ridgewood
10:15 a.m.
Mass at Heartland
Friday, March 13
7:00 a.m.
B-day Blessings for Jim Arneson
8:05 a.m.
Special intentions of F & J Lyons
Saturday, March 14
8:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
†Georgia Policky/ R & L Warnsholz
Sunday, March 15
8:00 a.m.
For all the Parishioners
10:00 a.m.
†Marie Hain/ Family
March 14th - 5:30 p.m.
Lee Schmit, Tom McHale
Jakob Schmit, Garrett Erickson
Zach Vrbka
Mike Mullally
Mitch Marshall Family
March 15th - 8:00 a.m.
Brent Daehling, Jim Wesely
Gavin Hamling, Sam & Peter Sisco
Joe Sisco
Jeff Vandenberg Family
Jessica Kolterman
March 15th - 10:00 a.m.
Mitch Ostgren, Jeff Krenk
Matt Kenney, Broden Cihal
Joey Kenning
Becky Reisinger
Denny Hentzen Family
John Gill
PCCW Meeting - 7 p.m. (Social Hall)
12 Mass at Ridgewood - 9 a.m.
12 Mass at Heartland - 10:15 a.m.
12 Endow Study - 8:45 a.m. (library)
12 Mary - A Biblical Walk Study - 6:30 p.m. (Library)
13 Stations of the Cross - 7:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
13 K of C Fish Fry - 5-7:30 p.m. (Social Hall)
14 Book Fair
15 Book Fair
16 KC Meeting - 7:30 p.m. (Library)
Telephone: Office & Residence 402-643-3421
Grade School & Preschool 402-643-9525 CCD 402-643-3521
For Mass Times 402-643-3421 (call before 9 p.m.)
(after Auto Attendant answers Press #3)
St. Vincent de Paul News and Events
Easter Lilies
Parishioners interested in making a donation for Easter lilies
to be used in our church sanctuary for our celebration of Easter, may donate an Easter lily or two in memory of loved ones
by using the “Easter Flowers” envelope. Lilies will beautify the
sanctuary for our Masses. Envelopes may be dropped in the
collection basket or mailed to the church.
Mowers needed
Please consider helping our church by signing up to mow during the spring & summer months. Sign up sheets are in the
narthex or call the church office at 402-643-3421.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
In the months November through February, the Society of St.
Vincent de Paul brought the love and care of Jesus to people
in need in Seward County by assisting 122 families, providing
$2200 in food and $1663 for utility, rent, gas, and other bills.
Thank you for your support and donations.
Five Focus Groups Meetings: SIGN UP !
To those of you who have signed up for the Town Hall Healing
Meetings, thank you. Those signup sheets are still in the Narthex and we invite you to sign up to attend one of those open
meetings. You will also notice that there is a new set of signup sheets: these new signup sheets are for the five Focus
Groups in which we are asking you to participate. Hopefully
there is a topic that you are interested to help discuss, and a
time that works for you. Space is limited, so please visit the
signup sheets as soon as you can.
Groups: 1.) Building Enhancements;
2.) Parishioner Welcoming and Connectedness;
3.) Future of Our School;
4.) Cultural Challenges to Our Faith and Parish;
5.) What Else Might SVdP Offer People.
Preschool Enrollment for 2015-2016
Preschool classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.
The date listed for each group is when priority enrollment for
that group ends; you can still enroll after that date, but will
not be guaranteed a spot.
March 12 – St. Vincent de Paul Parish families
March 17 – Catholics from other parishes and Non-Catholic
families with intentions to send that child to our
Catholic school
March 20 – Non-Catholics that want to use our Preschool only
Same-Sex Marriage: March 9
The institution of marriage faces grave and immediate threats
in the state of Nebraska. Recent court decisions will soon require our state to deny the reality that marriage is the union
of man and woman, as instituted by God the Father. Bishop
Conley, along with Nebraska’s other bishops, have declared Monday, March 9th, a “Day of Prayer and Fasting for
The bishops invite all Catholics to fast
for marriage this Monday. May our sacrifice help to protect
the institution of marriage in our state, and in our country.
Charity & Stewardship Appeal 2014 Returns
Thank you for your gifts to our Diocesan charity programs.
We also receive some of the funds.
2014 Rebate Period Three Summary
Total Pledges
Total Paid
Rebate Given to Parish
St. Vincent de Paul School Teachers are hosting a Lenten
Baked Potato Feed on Friday, March 20th from 5:00-7:30
p.m. in the Social Hall. Free-will donations at the
door. Please join us for some great food, games for children and prizes every ten minutes. The profits will go toward professional development. See you there and God
bless you!
Holy Week Retreat
The Marian Sisters will be hosting their annual Holy Week
Retreat. The retreat will provide an opportunity for single
young women (ages 17-35) to reflect on their identity as a
daughter of God the Father during Holy Week. The silent
retreat will led by Fr. Sean Kilcawley and be held at Good
Counsel Retreat House at Waverly, NE on April 2-4,
2015. The cost is $30 for students and $40 for nonstudents. For more information or to register, please visit
their website at or contact the Mari-
an Sisters at [email protected] or by phone
At St Vincent’s This Summer
“Art Camp”, will be held July 28th, 29th, & 30th. More details
to follow soon.
Spirit 2015
Saturday, April 11th
Tickets can be purchased for the 2015 Spirit
Auction & dinner now through March
22nd. Tickets will be available before & after
Masses or from the parish office. Tickets are
$50/person. The meal will consist of your
choice of Prime Rib or Chicken Dijonnaise.
Reserved Tables for 12
Start thinking about gathering friends for your reserved
tables of 12. Reserve your table for 12 now for the 2015
Spirit Auction & dinner. Reservations for tables will only
be taken through March 16th, so talk with your friends
and reserve a table today. Contact the parish office for
more information, 402-643-3421
Aloha Bakers!!!
Once again we will be having a Baked Goods Silent
Auction Table at the SPIRIT Auction. It was a great
success last year so we know that we have some
very talented bakers in the parish. Please consider
donating a baked item to the auction. Complete a
pink donation sheet and turn it in to the church
office as soon as possible. The baked items can be
brought up to the church by 5:00 p.m. on Friday,
April 10th.
Please check out the bulletin boards &
see the great items that will be available
at this years SPIRIT Auction. Also, see
how you can stay up to date with
“Erupting with SPIRIT”
First Communion is Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m.
Baacalaureate Mass for HS Seniors:
Sunday, May 10 @ 10 a.m.
Needed….40 pies and several event workers for the
Chamber of Commerce “Spring Show” on March 27th &
28th. Signup sheets are in the Narthex. If more hands
help, the easier all of our jobs will be! Thank you in advance!
St. Vincent de Paul Fish Fry
Friday, March 13th & 27th
5-7:30 pm
Adults $8.00 • Children 5-12 $5.00 • 4& Under Free
• Deep Fried Fish • Baked Beans
• Cornbread • Drink • Ice Cream
(Take outs available)
Everyone Welcome!
Funds for Nuns
KVSS Radio, 102.7 FM, will feature an interview with Ellen
Jirovsky on the Topic “Funds For Nuns” on WEDNESDAY,
MARCH 11th, at 8:35 a.m. for approx. 10 minutes. The show
“Spirit Mornings” will identify the Lincoln Diocesan Council
of Catholic Women charity in which donations are collected
through the LDCCW, and distributed to young women in
need, entering any of the five Diocesan Motherhouses. KVSS Radio can be found on
SpiritCatholicRadio for daily announcements and photos of
current events. Show your Spirit, push LIKE on the facebook
Mark your calendars for Holy Week services:
Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper - 7 p.m.
Good Friday
Chaplet & Stations of Cross – 9 a.m.
Chaplet & Stations of Cross – Noon
Sung Chaplet & Stations of Cross – 3 p.m.
Passion of the Lord - 7 p.m.
Easter Vigil – 8 p.m.
Easter Sunday - 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.
SVDP School Video
Visit to view the St. Vincent de Paul School video produced by Seth DeMoor of
Parish “Town Hall” Meetings for Healing Hurts about the
Beginning of Our School
Father Barak and our consultant John Ferrone will offer
three Town Hall style meetings to address the hurts from
the process of opening up our Catholic School 14 years ago.
We are offering three of the same meetings to make it more
available to the parishioners. They may last around 90
minutes. And will be in the Hall or the Library.
Sunday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Mass for Healing:
Healing Mass will be held on March 15, 2015 at St. John
XXIII Diocesan Center, 37th & Sheridan Blvd., Lincoln, NE.
Please note new time: Sacrament of Reconciliation, 1:00
until Mass begins. Chaplet of Divine Mercy 1:30 pm. Mass
2:00 pm. with Anointing of the Sick. Eucharistic Exposition
and healing prayer after the Mass. Schedule for 2015, June
14, September 27 and December 13. Sponsored by St. Benedict prayer team. Please plan to join us!