St. Gerald Knights of Columbus - Coats for Kids!
What is Coats for Kids?
The Knights of Columbus strongly believe that no child should have to fight off the cold of winter without a decent coat.
How does it work?
The Knights provide kids with brand new high quality coats ($20 per coat) that are shipped to our local council in boxes of 12. Our council has already purchased the first 2 cases and 24 coats are already on their way!
We have reached out to administrators within St. Gerald School and Ralston Public Schools o arrange distribution through the schools.
When will this happen?
September 19/20 and September 26/27, 2020! Due to COVID please drop your donation into the collections basket (separate envelope addressed to: Kinghts of Columbus Council #9518 or mail a donation care of: bob McWilliams, 215 N. 248th Cir., Waterloo, NE 68069 -or- Pat Garnatz, 10321 Z St., Omaha, NE 68127. You can also give electronically: Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org -or- Venmo to pgarn750
Contact Pat Garnatz 402-250-4326
11 AM Mass, Mask-Optional, Beginning August 2
After much prayer and discussion, we have decided that beginning on August 2, the 11 AM Mass on Sundays will become "mask optional," while all other Mass times will remain "mask required." If you'd like to know more about the decision, please watch the video below. As with all changes that are related to COVID-19, the situation is fluid and this change is not necessarily permanent depending on many other factors.
Eucharistic Exposition/Adoration is Beginning Again!
Would you pray about committing to 1 hour of Adoration weekly, between Wednesdays at 8 PM and Thursdays at 11:59 PM? You can go to the link below if you'd like to commit to a weekly hour of prayer before Jesus in the Eucharist. We will notify you when we have all the hours filled and are able to begin exposition for these times on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
SIGN UP FOR ADORATION
Faithful Citizenship Reflection
Beginning mid-August, we will have an 11-week learning group called “An Exploration of Faithful Citizenship: Reflection on Sacred Scripture and Tradition.”
Our series will be 11 sessions with topics related to our faith and citizenship. Each session will include short readings, prayer, and discussion.
We will use material provided by the Omaha Archdiocese. Our goal will be to form our consciences for faithful citizenship and political responsibility.
For more information or to register for this group, contact Deacon John - email@example.com or 402-681-4587.
Seeking Truth Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke
Bible Study at St. Gerald's starts September 8, 2020.
We will be starting a new Bible Study at St. Gerald's starting on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. We will be studying the Gospel of Luke. As a physician, Luke wrote his Gospel to bring the medicine needed for our wounded souls. The Gospel of Luke has many unique stories not found in the other Gospels. Only in Luke are found the stories of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son. This is a faith building program called Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study. It is designed to help us grow deeper in love and understanding of our Catholic Faith through the Scriptures.
We will be meeting weekly to discuss a lesson that you prepared in advance at home during the week from scripture. We will discuss the lesson and then view an engaging video presentation by the Teaching Director, Sharon Doran. All three NE Bishops endorse this program founded in Omaha NE. You can read more about the program on their website at www.seekingtruth.net .
This is a 22-week Bible Study with breaks at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's and is scheduled to be completed at the end of February, 2021. We will be using the Fellowship Hall and will meet all social distancing and/or mask requirements.
Where: St. Gerald's on 96th & Q
When: Tuesdays starting September 8, 2020, for 22 weeks
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
REGISTER NOW by emailing Deacon Lonnie and Mary Dinneen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ralph and Bonni Pulte (email@example.com)
Would you pray about committing to 1 hour of Adoration weekly, between Wednesdays at 8 PM and Thursdays at 11:59 PM? You can go to the link below if you'd like to commit to a weekly hour of prayer before Jesus in the Eucharist.
SIGN UP FOR ADORATION
We will notify you when we have all the hours filled and are able to begin exposition for these times on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Although our Eucharistic Lord is not always exposed in the monstrance, He is in the tabernacle 24/7. You are always welcome to come pray in the chapel at 96th and Q. To find out how to get the code for the chapel doors (west doors), please contact the parish office at 402-331-1955.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Are you interested in the Catholic Faith and deepening your relationship with Jesus Christ or do you know of someone who is? Or maybe you’re already a Catholic and interested in learning more about the Faith and growing in your relationship with Jesus? Or do you know someone who needs the presence of Jesus in their life, especially in these times?
The St. Gerald RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program will be starting in August and is available for non-Catholics who may be interested in joining the Catholic Church as well as for Catholics who would like to grow deeper in the Faith. Also this year, the parish Alpha program will be part of RCIA! To learn more, please visit our RCIA page
and complete the online Adult Inquirer Form or contact the parish office for more information.
It is also time to register for Family Formation and Confirmation. Use those links for more information and registration forms.
Watch the video below to learn more about how you can transform and enrich your family life with Family Formation.
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Live Adoration Broadcasts
Here are a few adoration LIVE STREAM links to help you with continuing your hour of adoration. God will honor your love for his Eucharistic Heart.