Alpha at Nebraska Brewing Company
If you haven't yet had a chance to attend Alpha, this summer you have the unique opportunity to encounter Jesus in a more informal setting. Starting June 18, Alpha is being offered at the Nebraska Brewing Company Taproom just south of 108th & L. Alpha meets every person right where they are on their faith journey. It is more than a program, it helps create a culture in our parish in which our vision and mission can flourish. Now is the time for you to "come and see" what Alpha has in store for you!
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Fr. Mark's School of Prayer
In Matthew 21:13, Jesus tells us that "My house shall be a house of prayer". You and I, by virtue of our baptism into Christ are now God's house, God's dwelling place, God's temple of the Holy Spirit. In Luke 11:1, one of Jesus's disciples said, "Lord, teach us how to pray just as John taught his disciples." God created us for Himself, that we might come to know Him and the profound love that He has for each of us. As disciples of Jesus, it is absolutely essential that we be deeply grounded in Him (in Love) through a life of prayer. For without Him we can do nothing (John 15:5)!
If you would like to grow in your relationship with Jesus through a life of prayer, please join Fr. Mark every first Saturday of the month at the Lakeview chapel following the 8:15 Mass. Please bring a journal and pen.
Healing the Whole Person – Lincoln, NE
If you would like to experience the healing power of Jesus physically, spiritually and emotionally sign up for Healing the Whole Person workshop which will be held from July 11-13th at St. Peter’s Catholic church in Lincoln.
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In an effort to cut our parish expenses and to get our parish out of the “rental” business, Fr. Mark and the Servant Leadership Team, and with the approval of our Finance and Maintenance Committees, have decided to sell our current priests’ residence (rectory) sometime this summer and to make our parish rental house behind our church office the new rectory. Proceeds from the sale of the current rectory will then be used to pay off the majority of the rental house mortgage, while the remainder of the proceeds will be used for much-needed renovations of the rental house. Thanks to the generosity of countless volunteers, mostly from our parish, and donations of labor, materials, supplies and resources, we should be able to keep this renovation project under budget. Our hope is to have our priests moved in to the new rectory sometime this summer. Words cannot express our deep gratitude to all our volunteers who have made so many sacrifices and have worked countless hours in providing our parish a beautiful new home for our priests.
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Please consider committing to 1 hour of Adoration / week. You can go to the link above & click weekly commitment if you'd like to commit to an hour of prayer weekly. This web application allows scheduled adorers to find a subs very easily. If you cannot be an adorer at the time, then please sign up to be a sub using the link above.
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FR MICHAEL TUTORIAL VIDEO
Father Mark's Homily About Our New Vision and Mission
New Vision and Mission for St. Gerald Parish
Encountering Jesus · Making Disciples · Transforming Lives
Led by the Holy Spirit, we are a Catholic community of faith whose primary purpose is to know Jesus, to love Him, and to serve Him in serving others. Sent to make disciples, we invite and welcome everyone to come and share our Master's joy.
We are witnessing an exciting moment in the history of our parish! On Monday, May 14, over one hundred parish staff and ministry leaders gathered the Fellowship Hall for the unveiling of our new vision and mission. During this time, Fr. Mark introduced the leadership team who helped him craft the new vision and mission statements.
The evening included prayer, praise and worship and small group discussions. Some attendees gave a short testimony on the spiritual renewal they have witnessed within our parish in recent times. Many found comfort in learning that our new vision and mission align with the Archbishop’s vision and mission for the Archdiocese of Omaha.
The parish staff and ministry leaders are excited and anxious to get started on this great undertaking Fr. Mark has developed alongside his leadership team. Stay tuned as we continue to communicate our progress towards implementing this new vision and mission into the framework of our parish and all its ministries.
If you missed the leadership summit, please view the video taken that evening:
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