Ralston, NE

St. Gerald News and Information

Spiritual Detox - Lent 2017

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St. Gerald's, 96th & Q
Tuesday evenings 7:00 - 8:15 pm during Lent

IMPORTANT: Disciple Maker Index Survey

Please help us participate by completing a 10-15 minute survey as soon as possible. Please use the button below and respond now... the survey will close very soon!
Take Survey Now

To complete the survey after daily and Sunday Mass, you can obtain a paper copy in the narthex or business office. The survey will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on what efforts the parish is doing to help you grow. All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as whole.

We are trying to get the highest response rate possible. This information will be invaluable to Fr. Mark and Fr. Michael and our various ministries as we plan ahead and try to be the best disciples we can be. We will receive the results this summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish. Thank you for helping with this important project!

Our Lady of Fatima

Excitement builds... an epic journey, a critical message that must be spread! Our Lady of Fatima tours America - coming to St. Gerald's on May 30, 2017. Get the word out! Check here every week for a new video or visit this page to see previous videos, find out about an opportunity for a plenary indulgence, and more!

St. Gerald School Principal Announcement

Click on image to pop up a full sized version of this image. Dear School Parents and Members of St. Gerald,
Effective July 1, 2017, Ms. Christy Keenan, our assistant to the Principal, will be our new school Principal of St. Gerald. Being a lifetime member of the St. Gerald community, an alumnus of our school, a school parent, a teacher and administrator, Ms. Keenan has already invested so much of her life to our school. Along with her years of experience, and the passion and love she has for our school and parish, she also possesses the vision and qualities of leadership that we need in order to continue to provide our children with a good and solid Catholic education. I am delighted to have Ms. Keenan as our new Principal and I look forward to working with her. Please keep her and Mrs. Goerke in your prayers during this time of transition.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank our current Principal, Mrs. Goerke, for her three years of dedicated service to our school and community, and for providing our school such a solid foundation that we can continue to build upon as we move forward. Well done good and faithful servant! We will certainly miss you!

Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Mark

Do you believe in miracles?

Click on image to pop up a full sized version of this image. Can miracles stand up to the test of science? Seeing is believing! Bring everyone to St. Gerald on Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26 from 7:00 - 9:30pm. Free child care is provided!

Click here for a video preview and click on the attached flyer for details!

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!

Spiritual Book Club

Bonni Pulte, 402-658-6179,
This group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at one of the members home. We have a wonderful group of women and would welcome more. The books planned are:

Jan. 19, 2017 – My Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell (Chapters 1 – 4)
Feb. 16, 2017 – My Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell (Chapters 5 – 6)
Mar. 16, 2017 – I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (Part I & II)
Apr. 20, 2017 – I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (Part III to end)
May 18, 2017 – Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine
June 15, 2017 – Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine
July 20, 2017 – Any Saint Biography
Aug. 17, 2017 – Any Saint Biography
Sep. 21, 2017 – Peace Like a River by Lief Enger
Oct. 19, 2017 – The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
Nov. 16, 2017 – Peter Keys to Following Jesus by Tim Gray

St. Gerald Choir CD Sale!

Available at the H.O.P.E. office or in the Music Room after all Masses


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?

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Call the school office for more info: 402-331-4223 or contact school principal, Michaela Goerke, to set up a tour -

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

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 below.

Parish Calendar

Click here for a calendar of upcoming events.

St. Gerald Athletics

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

Online Giving

Make your one-time or recurring donation using your debit or credit card, checking, or savings account.

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 may wish to register now.