St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 152 Pinewood Ave. Seward, NE 68434-1047 Volume 63 Number 10 March 8, 2015 COLLECTION 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 CONFESSION SCHEDULE Saturday: 4:30-5:10 p.m. Sunday: 7:30-7:45 a.m. & 9:30-9:45 a.m. Or by appointment MASS INTENTIONS 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. NO MASS 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 LAY MINISTER SCHEDULE Saturday Acolyte Servers Lector Ushers Cantor Sunday Acolyte Servers Lector Ushers Cantor Sunday Acolyte Servers Lector Ushers Cantor March 14th - 5:30 p.m. Lee Schmit, Tom McHale Jakob Schmit, Garrett Erickson Zach Vrbka Mike Mullally Mitch Marshall Family Trio 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 UPCOMING PARISH & SCHOOL ACTIVITIES March 9 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) REV. CHRISTOPHER BARAK, Pastor 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 Marriage.” 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 $59,722.00 Total Paid $45,962.00 Rebate Given to Parish $13,055.00 LENTEN BAKED POTATO FEED 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 www.mariansisters.org or contact the Mari- an Sisters at [email protected] or by phone (402)786-2750. 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. HELP!!! 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 www.facebook.com/ SpiritCatholicRadio for daily announcements and photos of current events. Show your Spirit, push LIKE on the facebook page! 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 https://vimeo.com/117215538 to view the St. Vincent de Paul School video produced by Seth DeMoor of OneBillionStories.com. 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!
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