Walk of Pride - Wednesday, October 5
Walk of Pride is the only school & student led fundraiser at St. Gerald's. This event supports the Home & School budget. Home & School does many things for our school, providing co-curricular activities for students and staff not covered with tuition including: Educational opportunities, scholarships, bus transportation, field trip activities, sacrament celebrations, Catholic schools week events, enrichment & educational programs for students and teachers, classroom technology, and much more! In 2022 Home & School was able to donate half of the funds for four updated restrooms. We need your help to make 2022 our best Walk of Pride fundraiser ever!
Effective September 19th our new security system will go live at the church on 96th & Q
What does this mean for YOU?? To ensure the ongoing safety of our parishioners and facility we are implementing a new policy which means that beginning September 19th the Church doors will be unlocked 1/2 hour before weekend Masses begin, and will lock 5 minutes after the scheduled Mass start time.
For Saturday Confessions doors will be unlocked at 2:30pm and will lock at 5:05pm. For weekday Masses doors will be unlocked at 11:30am and locked at 12:20pm. If you have any questions, please call the business office.
RCIA - Becoming Catholic
Are you interested in the Catholic Faith and deepening your relationship with Jesus Christ or do you know of someone who is?
Learn about the Catholic faith through weekly meetings which will be held on Sunday nights, from 6:00-8:00pm, starting September 11th at St. Gerald on 96 & Q. This opportunity is available for non-Catholics as well as for Catholics who would like to grower deeper in the Faith.
Most people who become Catholic do so because of the influence, good example, and encouragement of a spouse, fiance, or friend. If you know of someone who would be interested in our Catholic faith, encourage them to join us.
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Visit the Holy Land!
Come join Fr. Mark and his brother, Fr. Walter Nolte, as they walk in the footsteps of Jesus in the Holy Land next May 22-31, 2023.
Make your way through the Holy Land to experience Him, follow in His footsteps, and see Him in the works He performed - your footsteps will become His. Celebrate votive Masses in the very places where these miraculous gifts became pages in the Gospel. See where He was back then, and feel how He is still there today!
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Seeking Truth Bible Study on the Gospel of John
Bible Study at St. Gerald's starts September 6, 2022.
Please join us for a Seeking Truth Bible Study at St. Gerald's starting on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 to study the Gospel of John.
St. John the Evangelist ended his gospel by stating: "But there are also many other things which Jesus did, were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written."
Please journey with us through the book of John. This course is very foundational in seeing a deeper, mystical understanding of the 7 Catholic Sacraments and Priesthood. We will view an engaging video presentation by the Teaching Director, Sharon Doran each week and then discuss a lesson that you prepared in advance at home.
This 22 week Bible Study will break at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's and is scheduled to be completed at the end of February, 2023. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall each week and will also have a Zoom Class available. There is no charge and materials will be provided.
Where: St. Gerald's on 96th & Q
When: Tuesdays starting September 6, 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)
Journey of Faith
Our commitment to the Journey of Faith as a Family of Parishes continues. Our combined committee of representatives from St. Columbkille and St. Gerald have been meeting and discussing our path forward together as a community of faith. Recently each parish group took time to reflect and assess the strengths of the parish as well as areas in need of improvement. The teams used an assessment tool provided by the Archdiocese that directed each parish team to look at liturgy, leadership, path to discipleship, culture of generosity, adult formation, religious education, the Catholic school, sacramental preparation, finance and facilities. Once each individual parish team had time to reflect, both teams came together to share their findings. Knowing where each parish stands, we can then move forward and discuss ways that we may be able to support each other while we build each of our parishes into more flourishing and missional faith communities.
Understanding that this Journey of Faith process is intended to span the next 10 years, the framework and ideas that come from the Family of Parishes relationship will be things that can grow and transform as time progresses. An immediate area that is being discussed is creating an invitational spirit and promoting faith events within each parish. Recently an invitation was extended to the teens of St. Gerald to join St. Columbkille's teen faith program. Likewise, an invitation from St. Gerald was extended to the women of St. Columbkille to attend their "Women of Grace" Bible study. While these are small beginning steps, it is the hope that continued cooperation and collaboration will help lead our two parishes into a closer relationship as we work together to strengthen the faith of the members in each of our communities.
Welcome Our New Business Manager - Sheri Kirk
Sheri grew up in Omaha the oldest of eight girls. She attended Sts. Peter & Paul and Daniel J Gross High School before receiving her accounting degree from UNO. She is the proud mom of four and grandmother to 5 wonderful grandchildren.
Sheri has over 18 years experience working in Catholic parishes and looks forward to meeting and working with everyone at St. Gerald.
Director of Music Ministry
Teresa Paal is retired at the end of June. We want to thank Teresa for her dedicated service at St. Gerald and pray the Lord graciously bless her in retirement. Click here
to apply or to read job descriptions.
Facilities & Maintenance Support
positions are available on the Facilities & Maintenance team. Click the links to apply or to read job descriptions.
Parish Athletic Director
For a job description and more information, please contact the business office
. There is a stipend included.
Is Jesus Calling Me to the Priesthood?
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