ST. GERALD

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Ralston, NE

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.

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Living Nativity

Click on image to pop up a full sized version of this image. Sunday, December 17, 7:30-9:00pm
St Gerald Church, 96th & Q

Enjoy this gift to our community as St Gerald Parish brings the Birth of Christ to life. Live animals, Social in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy this evening with your fellow parishioners.

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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.

FR MICHAEL TUTORIAL VIDEO

2017 Advent Reconciliation Schedule

Thursday, December 7: 4:30-5:30pm Lakeview
Friday, December 8: 5:30-6:30pm 96th & Q
Sunday, December 17: 7:00-8:00pm PENANCE SERVICE 96th & Q
Friday, December 22: 10:00-11:30am Lakeview
Monday, December 18 through Friday, December 22: 11:45am-12:15pm 96th & Q
Saturdays of Advent: 3:00-4:30pm 96th & Q

Christmas and New Year Mass Schedules

Click on image to pop up a full sized version of this image. Christmas Eve, Dec 24:
4:00pm, 6:00pm, Midnight at 96th & Q

Christmas Day, Dec 25:
7:00am at Lakeview
8:00am & 10:00am at 96th & Q

New Year's Day, January 1:
This is not a holy day of obligation because it falls on a Monday. There will be one Mass at 9am at 96th & Q.

Statement of Income and Expense

pdf See the attached document for a year over year comparison of the past two years. Please feel free to contact our Parish and School Business Manager, Tim Hancock at the Parish Office with any questions.

Welcoming new Youth Coordinator and Liturgical Music Leaders

One of the beauties of our Catholic tradition is that we embrace a variety of different styles of music and worship for a Church that has such a diversity of individuals, peoples and cultures. In an effort to bolster our youth program at St. Gerald and to give our youth the opportunity to get involved in our Sunday Liturgies, we will be introducing a more contemporary style of music and worship at our noon Mass on Sundays. To assist in this effort, we are also excited to introduce to you our new part-time youth coordinator, Kelly O'Donnell, who along with a team of parish volunteers will be implementing some new programs for our youth. Also, many thanks to our former youth coordinator, Dan Wees, for his wonderful work with our youth these past several months. Dan will still be a part of our volunteer youth team.

So, beginning on the first Sunday of Advent, and alternating from week to week, we will be introducing four new members to our noon choir who will be leading us in music and worship. Please give a warm welcome to our new youth coordinator and Liturgical music leaders.

Youth Coordinator
My name is Kelly O'Donnell. I was born and raised in Omaha, NE. As a youth I attended Christ the King Parish and have spent a majority of my adult years at St. Patrick's-Elkhorn. I was a Religious Formation catechist for over a decade and taught 2nd grade and Confirmation.

During my time at St. Patrick's, I had the privilege of serving the youth of our parish as an active volunteer for SPY (St. Patrick's Youth). I have also served on the Core Team at St. Stephen the Martyr and assisted with their Life Teen youth ministry.

God has blessed me with three amazing boys; Ryan (21), Collin (18) and Isaac (15). These young men have helped bring me closer to Christ and challenge me in new and exciting ways, every day.

I am passionate about my Catholic faith and I am excited to give the youth of St. Gerald's a new way to encounter Christ and grow in holiness.

Liturgical Music Leaders
Mark Nelson and his wife, Tracy, have three children. They are new to St. Gerald's this year and excited to be here. Mark spent 10+ years working in youth ministry and other Catholic ministry settings. For the past few years he has been a stay-at-home dad and is now finding ways to be more active in the ministry of the Church again. Mark loves worshiping God through music and is looking forward to playing guitar and singing with you at Holy Mass!

Erin Keller is new to St. Gerald, but not to liturgical music. She began playing guitar for her third grade class's weekly mass and has participated in liturgical choirs and on worship teams ever since. Her greatest desire is to make Christ known and loved, and her favorite way to do that is through music. Erin is excited for the opportunity to minister to God's heart with our community through the 12 o'clock mass worship team. Erin is a wife of 25 years and a mother of five.

Joey Bastian is a Pennsylvania native who moved to Nebraska when was just 8 years old. He went to high school at Mt. Michael Benedictine school where he discovered his vocation to be a music minister and continued to minister throughout his college career at Creighton where he graduated in May of 2016. Today he resides in Benson and his home parish is St. Vincent de Paul church in Omaha where he leads music for the 5pm Sunday mass.

Kim Becker has been participating in parish music ministry at various Omaha area parishes for over 30 years, including St. John's (Valley, NE), Mary Our Queen, and St. Philip Neri. She is also grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of the worship team for many area prayer events in the area. She is the wife of Bob Becker and they have 10 children and 11 grandchildren. She looks forward to serving the parish community of St. Gerald's.
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