Welcome Back Celebration
We are finalizing plans for our Welcome Back Celebration. Join fellow parishioners on Saturday, June 26 in the Fellowship Hall from 6-9 PM. Dinner will include fried chicken, baked beans, chips and cookies, along with beverages.
Those parishioners who received a sacrament (Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage) during the pandemic will be recognized so that we can celebrate and acknowledge them. We will also have a Memory Wall for family members and friends who died last year.
We hope to see you on Saturday, June 26!
Welcome Tami Kuenning!
Tami Kuenning is a Native Nebraskan, born in Wahoo and raised in Omaha through middle-school. She graduated from Mead High and soon thereafter married her high-school sweetheart in 1980. Together, she and her husband Bruce have raised four children and presently take much delight in watching their seven grandchildren grow!
Tami came to know Jesus as a child, growing up Baptist in North Omaha. Her heart for the Lord was formed by the humble example of her hard-working parent's deep love for one another and their children. A particular faithful Sunday school teacher and children's choir director made a deep impact on how Tami viewed God. She fondly recalls, "I remember wanting to live in the church as a child and found a great sense of peace and belonging when I was there".
After marriage, Tami taught dance between raising children and moving with her husband as he advanced his banking career. Through a series of very difficult trials, God, in His divine will and mercy led them in a vastly different direction, bringing them to Omaha in 1993. Eventually, Bruce would begin working in full-time Christian ministry spanning over the past 20 years.
In 1999, Tami began to have deep questions about the reasons she believed what she believed. Her fundamental questions were: "What is Eucharist? and what is Authority?". Because with God, nothing is a coincidence, KVSS radio went on the air just as she began to seek answers to these questions. Through a combination of the radio ministry, Mother Angelica and her EWTN network and her intense desire to know the Truth she eventually entered RCIA at Queen of Apostles Church in Council Bluffs and was confirmed in a small evening Mass with Deacon Darwin Kruse and Maureen as her sponsors and her husband and four of her family members present.
Tami earned her dual degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from Concordia University. She has taught for Omaha Public Schools and at Holy Name and St. Pius X/St. Leo School in Omaha. My greatest passion in life is introducing Christ to others and witnessing the power of The Holy Spirit transform their brokenness into beauty, peace and joy!
Tami is excited to join the staff at St. Gerald's to encourage and equip the Domestic Church and further our mission to "Encounter Jesus, Make Disciples, and Transform Lives".
Join Us in Praying the Patriotic Rosary
Saturday, July 3rd at 10:00am
Outside on the northwest corner of 96th & Q
In case of rain, we will move the rosary inside St. Gerald's church.
We as a community will pray for One Nation, Under God
. We will be praying for each state by name.
You Are Invited!
Join us in demonstrating our love for Jesus and our community by walking in the 61st Ralston Independence Day Parade on Sunday, July 4th. The parade starts at 1:00 pm. Participants will meet in the line-up by noon. We would love for YOU to join us and walk the route with us!
Sign-up by calling the church office @ 402-331-1955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning the weekend of June 5 & 6 the wearing of masks at all Masses will be optional. The Fellowship Hall, however, will be reserved during Masses for mask wearers only who would rather not be in an area with others who have no masks. The requirement to wear masks or not for all other church gatherings will be left up to the discretion of each group and their leadership.
Mass Dispensation Lifted at Pentecost
Dear Friends in Christ,
After consulting the Archdiocesan Priests Council, and after conferring with Bishops Conley and Hanefeldt, I am ending the general dispensation from the obligation to participate in Sunday Mass, effective the weekend of Pentecost, May 22-23, 2021, in the Archdiocese of Omaha.Read More...
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Pray For Priestly Vocations
This year, unfortunately, we had no young men ordained to the priesthood for the archdiocese of Omaha. Please pray that more young men will hear and respond to God’s call to the priesthood.
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS (by Pope St. John Paul II)
Jesus, our Good Shepherd, bless all our parishes with numerous priests, deacons, men and women in religious life, consecrated laity and missionaries, according to the needs of the entire world, which you love and wish to save. Assist our pastors and all who live a consecrated life. Guide the steps of those who have responded generously to your call and are preparing to receive Holy Orders or to profess vows. Look with love on young people and call them to follow you. Help them to understand that in you alone can they attain complete fulfillment. To this end we call on the powerful intercession of Mary, Mother and model of all vocations. We beseech you to sustain our faith that the Father will grant what you command us to ask. Amen.