ST. GERALD

CATHOLIC CHURCH

St. Gerald News and Information

St. Gerald Advent Retreat - Saturday, December 1

Click on image to pop up a full sized version of this image. The Advent and Christmas seasons are upon us. Similar to Lent, the Advent season is a time of interior preparation in joyful anticipation of God's gift of new Life. The message of Advent, "Prepare the Way", is an urgent and ageless message and certainly a message for our times. It is a call to conversion, to discipleship and to preparedness for the coming of Christ who longs to enter more deeply into our hearts. Please join Fr. Mark as we take a closer look at our interior life and how we can experience more fully the birthing of God's incarnate love (Jesus) within our hearts each and every day. You can watch the videos of Father Mark's talks be using the links below:

Rosary Novena

Click on image to pop up a full sized version of this image. Please join Fr. Mark, Fr. Michael and the St. Gerald family in a nine day Rosary Novena to our Lady. The Rosary Novena begins, December 10th through Tuesday, December 18th. We want to ask Our Lady specifically for the funds needed to successfully complete our capital campaign.
You may pray the rosary privately or join other parishioners at 7:45am at the Lakeview Chapel or 11:45am at 96th & Q. On Sunday, December 16th we will pray the rosary at 6:00pm, prior to the penance service.

Living Nativity and Parish Reconciliation

Click on image to pop up a full sized version of this image. Sunday, December 16th
St. Gerald Church, 96th & Q

Parish Reconciliation Service - 7:00pm
Living Nativity with live animals - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

There will be a reception with cookies, hot chocolate and Nativity Set display in the Fellowship Hall... all are invited!

Anchors Aweigh Soiree

Click on image to pop up a full sized version of this image. Do you have relationships with or are you familiar with local businesses that may be interested in underwriting the Guardian Angel Auction or being a corporate sponsor? There are many opportunities for businesses, in any amount, to advertise their business or become an event sponsor.


Guardian Angel Auction Sponsor Form

Perpetual Adoration

Click on image to pop up a full sized version of this image. 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.

SIGN UP FOR ADORATION

FR MICHAEL TUTORIAL VIDEO

Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land will be led by Fr. Mark Nolte, pastor of St. Gerald church in Omaha, Nebraska. The dates are from June 10-19, 2019. We will visit the major holy sites in the Holy Land with Mass every day.

For more details about the pilgrimage, click here. To reach our tour contact, Imad Qumsieh, or Fr. Mark, please contact the parish office.

The cost will be $2750.00 + airfare (~ $1200.00) from Omaha to the Holy Land. For those who do sign up and express an interest, we will have an informational presentation at St. Gerald with Imad to cover the details of the pilgrimage. That meeting is not yet scheduled. Please check back here later for details.

Ready to join Fr. Mark in the Holy Land?
Book This Tour

Article Suggestions from Father Mark


Stewardship Sign Up

Click on image to pop up a full sized version of this image. Grounded in faith, we are called to serve through our gifts of time and talent to be the hands and feet of Christ. Growing to serve, we prayerfully consider what special skills and talents God might be calling us to share with our parish community.

If you missed the stewardship fair October 20-21, you can still discover how God is calling you to serve our parish community. Visit our online stewardship signup form to learn more about the variety of ministries you can get involved with at St. Gerald.

Father Mark's Homily About Our New Vision and Mission


New Vision and Mission for St. Gerald Parish

Vision:
Encountering Jesus · Making Disciples · Transforming Lives

Mission:
Led by the Holy Spirit, we are a Catholic community of faith whose primary purpose is to know Jesus, to love Him, and to serve Him in serving others. Sent to make disciples, we invite and welcome everyone to come and share our Master's joy.

We are witnessing an exciting moment in the history of our parish! On Monday, May 14, over one hundred parish staff and ministry leaders gathered the Fellowship Hall for the unveiling of our new vision and mission. During this time, Fr. Mark introduced the leadership team who helped him craft the new vision and mission statements.

The evening included prayer, praise and worship and small group discussions. Some attendees gave a short testimony on the spiritual renewal they have witnessed within our parish in recent times. Many found comfort in learning that our new vision and mission align with the Archbishop’s vision and mission for the Archdiocese of Omaha.

The parish staff and ministry leaders are excited and anxious to get started on this great undertaking Fr. Mark has developed alongside his leadership team. Stay tuned as we continue to communicate our progress towards implementing this new vision and mission into the framework of our parish and all its ministries.

If you missed the leadership summit, please view the video taken that evening:

Encountering Jesus: 2018 Lenten Retreat

Father Mark first introduced the parish to many of the themes of our new parish vision in five sessions of a Lenten retreat. If you missed the opportunity to join Fr. Mark and learn more about prayer and the interior life, you can click the links below to view the video recordings and have a deeper encounter with Jesus.


Fair Trade Sales

The St. Gerald Fair Trade committee will hold coffee and tea sales in the narthex after Mass on the third Sunday each month. Working with Catholic Relief Services,the money raised by these sales goes to support farmers and artisans in developing countries and provides them a fair living wage.

By supporting our brothers and sisters through your purchases, you are performing a Corporal Work of Mercy!

Prayer for Family Formation

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.

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, Christy Keenan, to set up a tour - ckeenan@stgerald.org.

Please watch the video below to learn more about our wonderful school.



Vision
Encountering Jesus · Making Disciples · Transforming Lives

Mission
Led by the Holy Spirit, we are a Catholic community of faith whose primary purpose is to know Jesus, to love Him, and to serve Him in serving others. Sent to make disciples, we invite and welcome everyone to come and share our Master's joy.

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 below.

News and Information

Highlights of upcoming events, special mass times, announcements and more!

Parish Calendar

Click here for a calendar of upcoming events.

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 Formation, Youth Ministry, Adult Education, and the Parish Library. Click here to reserve your HOPE certificates online now.
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St. Gerald Athletics

Visit our sports website for information on St. Gerald athletic programs and events.

Bible Verse of the Day


Looking to spend some more time with scripture? Follow a daily bible plan and read the entire bible in one year!

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 are invited to register now.