The Catholic bishops of the United States are pleased to offer once again to the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
, our teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. This statement represents our guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy.
to read Father Mark's personal reflection with regard to voting responsibly.
Beginning mid-August, we started an 11-week learning group called “An Exploration of Faithful Citizenship: Reflection on Sacred Scripture and Tradition.” Each session includes short readings, prayer, and discussion.
We are using 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.
Eucharistic Exposition/Adoration is Available 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
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.
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.
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.
Free Registration for Seeking Truth Bible Study - Gospel of John
If you would be interested in using down time in these weeks for study, the Seeking Truth Bible Study, headquartered in Omaha, has made their series on St. John’s Gospel completely free. This may be particularly helpful, given the abundance of the use of St. John’s Gospel during the Mass in Eastertide. Special thanks to Steve and Sharon Doran for making the available!
Register for Free!
For those wishing to have Holy Water available in your homes, there is Holy Water available in the courtyard by the Fellowship Hall doors at 96th & Q. Please limit to water size bottle container so that all may partake.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please watch the video below to learn more about our wonderful school.
Encountering Jesus · Making Disciples · Transforming Lives
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.