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Welcome to Saint Gerald Catholic Church

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Back to School Breakfast
sponsored by the St. Gerald Knights of Columbus

When: Sunday, August 28, 2016, 7:30 a.m. to Noon

Where: Fr. Larry Dorsey Fellowship Hall, 96th & Q

Cost: FREE WILL OFFERING

Menu: Waffle with syrup, whip cream, & fruit toppings, Sausage, Orange Juice, and Coffee (Cereal available for kids)
RCIA Class
RCIA means The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Our parish RCIA begins Tuesday, September 6. There will be approximately 35 Tuesday sessions extending from the beginning of September until the middle of April. Each session is about 1½ hours long. Most people who become Catholics do so because of the influence, good example, and encouragement of a spouse, fiancée, or friend. If you know of someone who would be interested in our Catholic faith, encourage them to come to RCIA. We urge you to sign up now.

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Drop in the collection basket or send to St. Gerald Church, 7859 Lakeview St., Ralston, NE 68127
Parish Festival: September 11: Lakeview Campus
We are busy getting plans together for the Parish Festival and will be collecting groceries for the grocery booth starting August 27 - September 10. Please see the list below for the beginning of your family's last name and donation request.

Along with groceries we are still looking for 2 liters of pop (any brand), alcohol - 6packs of beer, wine or other bottles of alcohol, and glassware for the penny toss game.

Bakers start planning your cake walk donations; cake, brownies, or any other yummy treats you enjoy to make. Cake walk items can be brought to the parish center on the morning of Saturday, September 10 or the morning of Sunday, September 11.

Grocery list, by last name:
A-F: napkins, other can items, and dessert mixes
G-L: Tissues, pasta, canned vegetables
M-R: Paper towels, canned fruit, cereal
S-Z: toilet paper, soup, crackers/popcorn
Please place all donations at the back of church or call to arrange an alternative drop off time.

Please remember to sell your raffle tickets and place all the money in an envelope marked parish festival in the Sunday collection or drop off at the business office. (Tickets will be mailed soon)

If you have any questions please email Mark and Jennifer White at stgeraldsfestival@live.com. Thanks to everyone for their donations.
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Habitat for Humanity
St Gerald's parish is working with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a low income family in Northeast Omaha. Construction will start in mid August. Those interested in volunteering to help with the build or provide meals can contact Tim Mundorf at 402-592-9056 or sign up using the attached instructions. The attachment also has a schedule for completion of the project on the last page. An envelope for donations to fund the cost of building the house is in the July packet. Donations can also be mailed to the parish office.
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EMHC & Lector Training
If you would like to serve as an EMHC or Lector, you need to attend one training session and the mandation. Please register by July 22.
Training Dates:
Aug 7 St. Columbkille 1:30-4:30pm
Aug 9 St. Leo 7:00-10:00pm
Aug 22 St. Vincent de Paul 7:00-10:00pm
Mandation:
Sept 8 St. Cecilia Cathedral 7pm
Corpus Christi Procession Photo Album


Click here to see a photo album of pictures from this wonderful event!
Enroll Your Child at St. Gerald School

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Women's Spiritual Book Club
This group meets once a month on Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. the Millard Public Library, 13214 Westwood Ln, Omaha, NE. We have a wonderful group of 6 women and would welcome more. The books planned are:

November 19, 2015--The Women of Christmas by Liz Curtis Higgs
December 17, 2015--Any book on Mother Theresa
January 21, 2016--Any book on Maximillion Colby
February 17, 2016--Jesus of Nazareth - Part 1
March 17, 2016--Jesus of Nazareth - Part 2
April 21, 2016--A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
May 19, 2016--Karol the Pope, The Man- DVD Part 1
June 15, 2016--Karol the Pope, The Man-DVD Part 2
July 21, 2016--Where We Got the Bible by Henry G. Graham - Part 1
August 18, 2016--Where We Got the Bible by Henry G. Graham - Part 2

Contact Bonni Pulte with questions. 402-658-6179 - rbpulte@yahoo.com
Prayer for Family Formation
Prayer for Family Formation in Every Part of Our Parish
Dear Lord, you have always been faithful to us and have always guided our parish to know, love and serve you. You call us to be Disciples who actively share their faith with others. Strengthen the gifts of the Holy Spirit in each of us as we seek to help our families become the primary place of religious formation. We give you thanks for the fruit that has come from Family Formation. Bless all our efforts this coming year especially as we move the Family Formation model into our school and as we begin YDisciple among our youth. Encourage us as we move in this new direction and keep our hearts tuned to your will. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Why Saint Gerald Catholic School?
Come find out what our parents already know! For more information on the value of a Catholic School education, go to www.lovemyschool.com.

Call the school office for more info: 402-331-4223 or contact school principal, Michaela Goerke, to set up a tour - mgoerke@stgerald.org.

Please watch the video below to learn more about our wonderful school.




Mission Statement
We are a Catholic faith community devoted to becoming a dynamic center of worship. We challenge ourselves to lead lives patterned after Jesus. With gratitude we share our faith, talents, gifts and resources so that more people experience God's love.

Parish Goals
1. To help people feel "at home" in our parish.
2. To improve communications within the parish.
3. To increase our evangelization efforts.
4. To improve the financial state of the parish and the viability of its property.
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Today's Mass Readings
Visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website and read today's mass readings, or listen to the readings by clicking on the play button (small triangle) below.




Help Our Parish Educate
By purchasing gift certificates to various local vendors at no additional cost to you, you support our educational programs including 5 Day School, Family Formation, Youth Ministry, Adult Education, and the Parish Library. Click here to reserve your HOPE certificates online now.
Online Giving
Make your one-time or recurring donation using your debit card, credit card, checking, or savings account. Click here or scan the QR code with your phone:
Women's Social Group
Click Here for more information about the St. Gerald Women's Social Group and join us for one of our upcoming events!
Bible Verse of the Day
Update Your Information
The parish office maintains information on our registered parishioners. Please take a moment to submit your information so we can update our records. If you are not yet registered at St. Gerald, you may wish to register now.