The food drive benefiting Catholic Charities is the weekend of May 21/22. Please bring your food donation items in either a paper or plastic bag to any Mass that weekend, you can also drop off items at the Church the morning of Sunday, May 22 or at any time before 12:00pm.
If you forget food that day, cash donations are also appreciated and welcome. If making a monetary donation, please make the check payable to: Catholic Charities.
This is an effort in collaboration with Catholic Charities and our Knights of Columbus Council, 9518. These items will support the Juan Diego and St. Martin de Porres pantries. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
MOST NEEDED ITEMS: Canned vegetables, Canned fruits, Canned soups, Canned meats, Cereals, Pasta, Pasta Sauces, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Mac N Cheese, Dry Rice, Dry Beans, Snack Foods (specifically nuts), Diapers size 4,5,6 We are also making efforts to stock culturally and dietary appropriate foods in our pantries. Such items include: Organic foods, Canned Salmon, Spices (coriander, cumin, turmeric, curry), Vegetable Oil, Maseca Flour, Milk powder, Dried beans (kidney, black eyed peas, lima, chickpeas, pigeon peas), Condiments (ketchup, hot sauce, and honey)
Joy of Giving
On Wednesday, May 18, you are invited to support St. Gerald Church and School by participating in "JOY OF GIVING," a day of giving and service to benefit Catholic schools, parishes, and organizations across the Archdiocese of Omaha. This is a special spring opportunity to show your generosity. All funds donated at the link below will stay right here within our St. Gerald parish community.
DONATE at this St Gerald Church and School dedicated giving webpage,
Please help spread this exciting opportunity - share this link with family, friends, relatives, and alumni who might be interested in supporting our St. Gerald parish community.
Ascension of Jesus - Holy Day of Obligation
Wednesday, May 25
6:00pm at 96th & Q
Thursday, May 26
7:00am, 12:15pm and 7:00pm at 96th & Q
Letter from Archbishop Lucas
Dear Friends in Christ, I recently participated in seven meetings across the archdiocese to kick-off our Journey of Faith pastoral planning process. I came away from these gatherings filled with hope for the future. I am grateful to the clergy and hundreds of parish leaders from each parish who participated.
At these meetings, we looked carefully at trends that shape our current reality - declining religious participation, population shifts and numbers of priests available to serve in parishes. We also grouped parishes in "families" which will work together going forward. Read more...
In these Families of Parishes, we will bring together the best we have to offer, for the good of the whole family. A collaborative approach among parishes, schools and ministries will ensure a stronger future for Catholic life. Priests will be better able to focus on pastoral ministry, in cooperation with brother priests, with shared staff and financial resources to contribute to better stewardship.
Families of Parishes now begin the challenging work of planning for necessary changes. While fear often comes with the prospect of change, we recall the promise of the risen Jesus to be with the Church. He is with us at this important moment.
As we work toward the November goal for submitting plans, I ask you to think of the abundance that Jesus surely wants us to experience as we more fully embrace the mission of living and spreading the gospel. Join me in praying for a holy imagination, to see what God sees for our flourishing.
Thank you for joining this Journey of Faith and for your prayers as we meet, work and plan during the coming months.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend George J. Lucas
Archbishop of Omaha
"Don't Mom Alone" Summer Study and Fellowship8 Thursday nights, 7-8:15pm, running June 9 - July 28 at St. Gerald
Moms of all ages-you are invited to join us for encouragement and inspiration as we discuss the book, "Don't Mom Alone," by author Heather MacFadyn. Being a good mom isn't about doing everything perfect. To ask for help often feels like defeat. Yet when we try to do it all by our own strength, we end up depleted and lonely. This study will reveal how moms can be empowered by God, supported by others, and connected with their children. Whether you work or stay home, whether you have teenagers or babies, you'll find in this study compassionate guidance for your motherhood journey. To register, email Jenny Wiswell at email@example.com or call the office at 402-331-1955. Books can be purchased through St. Gerald for $17 or through Amazon.
I-80 Collar Softball Series
The annual tradition is back! Priests from both the Archdiocese of Omaha and Lincoln will participate, in an effort to promote vocations to the priesthood, consecrated, and religious life. Our own Fr. Knecht will be on the team. Get your tickets and join the fun suppporting Fr. Knecht and this wonderful event!
Archdiocese of Omaha VS. Lincoln Archdiocese
University of Nebraska Omaha
Tal Anderson Athletic Field
2425 South 67th Street
Omaha, NE 68182
Sunday, June 12th, 2022
Gates Open at 3:00 pm / Game starts at 4:00 pm
Tickets available gameday, at Cosgrave's Omaha or Gloria Deo Stores in Omaha and Lincoln, and will be available online here
Adults $10.00 / Youth 4 - 17 $5.00 / 2 adult & 4 youth Package $30.00
Priests, religious & Youth under 4 Free
More info and news...
Stewardship Sign Up
You should have already received the Stewardship booklets that have been mailed to your home. There are over 80 groups and ministries at St Gerald that will give you an opportunity to encounter Jesus, become his disciple and allow God to beautifully transform your life and the life of others. Prayerfully consider the opportunity to bring fresh ideas and energy to a new ministry. Complete the signup form in the back of the booklet or online here: stgerald.org/stewardship