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Welcome to Saint Gerald Catholic Church

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40 Hours Signup
Spend an hour of Adoration with the Blessed Sacrament sometime between Sunday, March 8 at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 pm. Sign up now!
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From the Pastor's Desk
Where's Your Treasure? God Or The Seven Deadly Sins: This is the theme of our Parish Mission which will take place March 8-10. Fr. Jeff Lorig will guide us. He is presently the pastor of St. Ludger's Parish in Creighton, NE. He will be with us that weekend and will preach all the masses and then our sessions will be at 7:00 pm each evening: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Our Mission will be in conjunction with the 40 Hours so we will begin signing up people to take an hour of Adoration with the Blessed Sacrament sometime between Sunday at 1:00 pm and Tuesday at 7:00 pm. I'd like all of us to focus on the Mission, our Parish Retreat, and not have any other evening activities or meetings.

Special Confession Times: Once again, this Lent, the priests will hear confessions on Thursdays at both Lakeview Chapel and St. Gerald Church from 5:45-6:45 pm. We also have confession prior to the 12:15 pm mass daily. Finally, there are 90 minutes set aside for confession on Saturday afternoons, 3:00-4:30 pm at Church.

Pastor Gone: I will be gone from the parish for a few days: Feb. 22-25. I am going to St. Louis with Fr. John Norman. On the way we will stop at Conception and visit the Seminarians. Then on to St. Louis where we will visit Kenrick and the seminarians there, including our own Scott Schillmoeller. I had a cousin in St. Louis who lost her husband recently so I want to visit her too.

Financial Approaches to the New Fiscal Year: This is budget time. We will be looking for a number of ways to reduce our expenditures. These will be rather substantial so that we can hope to balance our budget. A number of these have been decided on and they will be put into effect as we move into the new fiscal year. On the income side we have already made some head way. One such decision was made some time ago-the Guardian Angel Dinner Auction profits will go directly into the operating fund for our school-no special projects. In addition, recently we cashed in an investment that Fr. Foster had left us. At the time he left it to us it was worth about $18,000 or so (if my memory serves me correctly)-it had grown to $44,000. This gift from Fr. Foster was not Endowment Money. Once Tim Hancock gets a handle on the money situation here and can produce accurate projections we will know what to tell you in terms of what you could do to help the parish stay out of the red. I just want you to know also that cutbacks are never easy and often painful. So, praying for your parish is an important part of the equation. BY THE WAY, THE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION WAS WONDERFUL... YOU REALLY CAME THROUGH AND THE AMOUNT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME, WAS AN INCOME GREATER THAN WHAT WAS BUDGETED. THANKS.

THANKS AND THANKS AGAIN: Special recognition goes to Angie Gallagher and Jennifer Tselentis along with their husbands Chris and Alex. They did such a fine job of organizing the recent Guardian Angel Dinner Auction. They along with a host of others banded together to make a great event even more wonderful. I was the MC and I have to say that when 10:30 rolled around I was bushed. But I'd do it again in a heartbeat. WELCOME!! Looking forward... I want to welcome three couples to the leadership ranks for the 2016 Guardian Angel Dinner Auction. Nancy and Mike Courtney, Carri and Jeff Siedlik, Tiffanie and Jeff Wright will be the New Co-Chairs. The 2016 Theme is RUN FOR THE ROSES So, Guys, get your derbies brushed, Ladies get your hats primped, the Kentucky Derby comes to Ralston.
Fish Dinners
St Gerald Knights of Columbus invites you to our annual Lenten Fish Dinners on Fridays: Feb 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, 4:30-7:30pm in the Fr. Larry Dorsey Fellowship Hall, 96th & Q. Menu includes:
Baked Cod, Mac & Cheese, Potatoes (Baked or Fries), Cole Slaw & Drink. Cheese pizza available for purchase. Desserts available for purchase to support parish organizations. Cost: Adults $9, Children (under 10) $6, Immediate Family Max $30, Seniors (60+) $8, All Carry Out $9.
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Kindergarten Roundup - Monday, March 23
Call the school office for more info: 402-331-4223 or contact school principal, Michaela Goerke, to set up a tour - mgoerke@stgerald.org.

Come find out what our parents already know! For more information on the value of a Catholic School education, go to www.lovemyschool.com. Also, please watch the video below to learn more about our wonderful school.

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
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.
Forging a Future of Faith Campaign

Prayer for the success of our campaign
Dear Jesus,
We humbly stand before you *
grateful for our call to be your disciples. *
We form St. Gerald Parish with its vital connection to the
Archdiocese of Omaha *
and together we form a community of faith *
helping each other respond to your call to be holy and generous disciples.
Thank you for St. Gerald Parish and the whole Archdiocese *
for they are gifts to us from the many faithful who sacrificed to build and
nourish what we have today *
and to whom we are forever indebted.
When you sent the Holy Spirit upon the first disciples,
tongues of fire appeared. *
Let that same fire forge us into more holy and generous disciples. *
Let the flames enlighten us to share what we can for the good of
St. Gerald Parish and the whole Archdiocese.
May the gifts of the Holy Spirit, freely given to us, be ignited in our souls
and in our actions *
so that we can be more like you, Lord Jesus, *
for you show us the way by loving example and enable us with your grace.
Dear Jesus, please bless our efforts to provide a holy future filled with
hope for generations yet to come.
We offer this prayer in your name, Jesus, for you live and reign with the
Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
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Communion to Shut-Ins
If you know of anyone who is unable to come to Mass on Sunday and they would like the Eucharist brought to them, please call 402-331-1955.

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 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.