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Welcome to Saint Gerald Catholic Church

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From the Pastor's Desk
Dear Members of St. Gerald Community,

Grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with each of you and your families!

It is good to finally be here with you as your new pastor. I have heard so many good things about St. Gerald's and this wonderful community of faith. Thank you so much for your warm welcome and for allowing Fr. Michael and myself the opportunity to serve you and your families. We look forward to serving you and to meeting you personally. Being a pastor of a large parish and school will certainly have its challenges at times, but with your prayers and support, and the grace and strength of God, together we can weather the storms.

Please feel free to contact us anytime and let us know if there is anything we can do for you. May our good Lord bless each of you in abundance and remain with you always!

Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Mark
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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
Sept 8 St. Cecilia Cathedral 7pm
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.

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.
Welcome our new priests!
Open House to welcome Fr. Mark Nolte and Fr. Michael Voithofer:
Sunday, August 14 from 1:30-3:30pm in the Fellowship Hall, 96th & Q.

Fr. Nolte was born February 16, 1960 and was raised in a large Catholic family in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He is one of ten children. Prior to receiving his call to the priesthood, Fr. Nolte was an Optometrist in Nashville from 1986 to 1995. Through his involvement and life-changing experiences with the Catholic charismatic renewal, he eventually felt led to join the Diocese of Nashville in 1995 to begin his studies for the priesthood. Within a few years, however, he began to feel a strong calling to religious life, particularly to a more contemplative life-style. His search for community life eventually led him to Omaha, Nebraska where he became a member of the Intercessors of the Lamb community from 1997 to 2010. Since his ordination on June 1, 2002 in the archdiocese of Omaha, Fr. Nolte has served in Omaha as the associate pastor at Holy Cross parish from 2002 to 2005, St. Margaret Mary's parish in 2006, and again at Holy Cross parish in 2012. As a member of the Intercessors of the Lamb, and in addition to his parish duties, he has also directed both public and private retreats as well as parish missions throughout the United States and abroad. In January of 2013 he returned to the diocese of Nashville and was appointed as associate pastor at St. Rose of Lima parish in Murfreesboro. On August 9, 2014 he was installed by Bishop Choby as the new pastor here at St. Edward Catholic Church.

The new Associate Pastor is Fr. Michael Voithofer. Fr. Voithofer brings a love for the Eucharist, musical talent, enthusiasm and a joyful spirit to St. Gerald. His Ablaze music and worship events have become known across Omaha. Both Fr. Voithofer and Fr. Nolte were at one time members of the Intercessors of the Lamb. Coming together they will nurture together the Good News of the Spirit that was planted in their hearts with the call they felt when they became schooled in the power of Intercessory Prayer.
Corpus Christi Procession Photo Album

Click here to see a photo album of pictures from this wonderful event!
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
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.