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Welcome to Saint Gerald Catholic Church

Walk of Pride
April 24, 2015 will mark the 8th Annual Walk of Pride fundraiser. Our goal this year is to raise $40,000. This fundraiser will support the 2015 - 2016 school year with, a new math program, new computers, technology upgrades, bus transportation fees for field trips, financial support for field trip activities, sacrament celebrations, Catholic school's week events, enrichment and educational programs for students, professional development for staff, scholarships, teacher appreciation, classroom materials, and much more!

Click on the attached PDF for additional information or click here to make a donation.
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From the Pastor's Desk
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. Although I will be getting prayer cards I would like the daily mass folks to begin praying this prayer prior to mass after your rosary. It replaces the previous prayer for our Family Formation Prayer.

Walk Of Pride: This final fundraiser for the school year is a big one. It is the single way our Home and School gets all its funds. They do so much for the school everywhere from covering the cost of our bus transportation for various field trips, to donating to our technology needs, to sponsoring classroom parties and helping teachers with classroom needs...to you name. I encourage everyone to make a pledge. Sponsor a student and help them, the class, their classroom and the whole school make its goal.

May Crowning Season: We have our annual May Crowning mass at 96th and Q at 8:15 am on May 1. It's always a big deal and wonderful tradition as we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the mothers and grandmothers of our school children. Our Family Faith Formation community will gather on May 6 for a similar ceremony at 6:30 pm.

Confirmation: Archbishop Lucas will come to St. Gerald to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to our 8th graders. This will take place on Saturday, May 2 at 7:00 pm at 96th and Q. The Candidates have been preparing for a long time with the study of the catechism, with service hours, with saint reports and letters to the Archbishop, with the Saint Wax Museum, with prayer, with meeting with their sponsors etc. It's always wonderful to see our young people getting ready for the completion of their Initiation Sacraments.

Attention All Adult Catholics who have NOT BEEN CONFIRMED: For many reasons adults might find themselves without having been confirmed. We would like to offer a six session program for you to ready yourself for this Sacrament. We will offer this this summer and it will take place on Sunday mornings. If interested please call Cheryl at the office and leave you contact information. 402-331-1955

Summer Intern: Eliot Schwer, who will be one of a good number of young men to be ordained to the transitional diaconate at the end of May, will be stationed at St. Gerald for the summer. I look forward to working with him. He will get to do a lot while he is here: Preaching, presiding at such services as communion services, wakes, baptisms, conducting baptism classes, helping with Totus Tuus and anything else that might pop up during the two months he is with us. He will move in the first week of June and finish up August 1.
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2015 Fr. Foster Memorial Golf Tournament
The St. Gerald Knights of Columbus and St. Gerald Men's Club are sponsoring the 19th Annual Fr. William A. Foster Memorial Golf Tournament. The event is a fundraiser for the Fr. Foster Endowment at St Gerald Church. The tournament is a 4-person scramble held at Tara Hills Golf Course on Saturday May 16, 2015 with an 8:00 AM shotgun start. Registration fee is $90 per golfer or $360 per team and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, raffle tickets, refreshments, fellowship and prizes. Corporate sponsorships with or without foursomes included are welcome and available. Early registration and payment is strongly encouraged; last year's event sold out and raised $10,600. Register by calling 402-331-1955. Deadline for registration and payment is May 5, 2015.

CLICK HERE for additional information including registration form, donation letter, and information poster.
Men's Golf League
The Thursday night St. Gerald Men's golf league has openings for additional golfers. If you are interested or want additional information please call Doug Tucker at 402-707-3982 or John Howell at 402-968-0251
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Totus Tuus Returns
St. Gerald's summer catechetical program, Totus Tuus, is returning this summer! A visiting team of seminarians and college students from across the country bring this program to Omaha, including catechetical instruction, songs & games, daily mass, reconciliation, lunch, recess, and more!

Day Session, June 8-12, 9am-3pm.
Evening Session, June 7th-11th.

Registration forms can be downloaded below:
Elementary School Registration Form
Middle/High School Registration Form
Medical Release Form
St Gerald Choir CD
Our choir has released their new CD - SEASONS OF FAITH - recorded at their choir concert during the YEAR of Faith. Please stop after Mass at the back of church or in the music room to purchase your new CD. Cost is $10.00, and it features the celebration of music throughout the SEASONS of the entire LITURGICAL YEAR.
Family Formation Presentation
Attached is the power point presentation that would have been presented when family formation was cancelled due to the cold weather. Please click on the attached file and review the information if you are a participant in family formation.
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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.

A message to parents...
The statistics on how our children are being affected by the availability of pornography are disturbing, to say the least. I don't like to tell parents how to parent but when it comes to this subject, I do get more personal. You need to do all you can to keep this from your kids. Kids can click on something quite innocent and suddenly they are the victims. So you need to do all you can to keep this out of your house and the attached brochure, produced by our own office of victim outreach and abuse prevention, is a good one to help you. I hope you take the time to read and put into effect its recommendations.
Forging a Future of Faith Campaign

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.
Click here for more detail regarding parish goals.
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 Faith 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.