ST. GERALD

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Ralston, NE

St. Gerald News and Information

August 25 - Young Adult Potluck

Click on image to pop up a full sized version of this image. For any young adults who want to connect with others at a similar place in life. Meet in the multipurpose room at St. Gerald (96th & Q) on Friday, August 25th, from 6:00-7:30 pm. Please bring a dish to share. No childcare, but kids are welcome! Please RSVP to Andy Dejka if you plan to attend.



Get your creative juices flowing and become the second annual winner of the St. Gerald Back to School Photo Contest!

Also, please mark Sunday, August 27th on your calendars for the Knights Of Columbus Back to School Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall at the 96th and Q Church as we will be displaying all of our back to school pictures submitted.

Mercy & Mary Retreat

Click on image to pop up a full sized version of this image. Coming to St. Gerald September 15-16, 2017

Join the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy for an inspiring retreat featuring best-selling author and acclaimed speaker Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC.
  • Five dynamic conferences from Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC
  • Coffee and doughnuts
  • Lunch with the Marian Missionaries
  • Retreat Mass and Chaplet of Divine Mercy
  • Personal testimonies
  • Book signing with Fr. Gaitley and so much more!
Register Now or see attachment for more details.

John Michael Talbot concert coming to St. Gerald!


A Lifetime of Music and Ministry

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 6:30 PM

Get Tickets Now!

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, rbpulte@yahoo.com
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

This includes our CHRISTMAS CD and our latest, FAITH FOR ALL SEASONS as well as SPIRITED VOICES, SING ALL THE WAY TO HEAVEN, and FAMILY OF FAITH.

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.



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.