Monday, April 23, 2018
The Safety and Security Council has developed a survey to evaluate safety and security within the St. Columbkille parish. Please take the time to complete the survey, which can be found on the parish homepage at saintcolumbkille.org. If you need a paper form, please call the Parish Office at 402-339-3285. Please note, we are in the information gathering stages at this point and no actions will be taken based solely on the results of the survey. The survey will be open until May 13th, and it is very important for as many parishioners as possible to participate. Your input is necessary to help us identify focus areas to make our parish even stronger than it is now. Please feel free to contact Wendy Squarcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Cerny at email@example.com with questions.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
In case you missed it in the bulletin - we are collecting names of all our past and present military so that we can honor them in a special Mass on Memorial Day. We would like to create a program with the names of all of our currently serving military personnel, as well as those in our parish who have ever served in the military and veterans who have passed away. Please email Tess Sousek at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, branch, and current military status, as well as those you know.
Thank you for your service!
Thursday, March 29, 2018
We all know the Last Supper was important, but why? Often times, when we don't have the background and context of what happened in the Bible, we don't fully understand the significance. Dr. Scott Hahn gives a wonderful talk called "The Fourth Cup" about the Last Supper within the context of the Jewish Passover meal, and it's on Formed! The perfect thing to listen to and meditate on tonight - if you haven't logged into Formed before, use our parish code: VPVKJ8.
If you've ever doubted that the Eucharist is the real deal, then this talk is for you!!
May you have a blessed and holy Easter!
Friday, March 16, 2018
Pope Francis continues to invite us to rejoice in God’s Mercy. He said that Catholics are called to grow ever more convinced of God’s mercy, which should always come before judgment.
“How much wrong we do to God and his grace when we speak of sins being punished by his judgment before we speak of their being forgiven by his mercy,” he said. “We have to put mercy before judgment,” he added.
MEMBERS OF ST. COLUMBKILLE’S PARISH ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE, IN A SPECIAL WAY, GOD’S UNCONDITIONAL LOVE & FORGIVENESS AT THE MARCH 22nd 7:00 PM AND THE MARCH 25th 2:00 PM RECONCILIATION SERVICES.
THE CELEBRATIONS WILL UTILIZE FORM II OF THE RITE.
Through prayer, song, and scripture, we come to realize our sinfulness and know God’s forgiveness. If you or someone you know has been away from the sacrament for a while or have never had the opportunity to experience this positive, welcoming celebration, please join us.
The Rite involves the following:
Together, we come to realize that we are all sinners but still loved by God who desires to forgive. Together, we say a prayer of sorrow which indicates our desire to turn from sin back to God. Then, with the help of 14 priests we approach a confessor and say something like:
“I am grateful for God’s love & forgiveness, even when I…”
We mention anything major or other areas of our lives (sin) that keep us from God’s love. You need not go into a lot of detail. The priest doesn’t counsel or lecture but provides forgiveness through the ministry of the Church. This part goes quickly.
After you have had the opportunity to approach a priest & receive a penance & absolution, you will move to the chapel by way of the credence table door for a concluding prayer and blessing. A wine, cheese, cookie & cocoa social will follow in the social hall.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
"What will convert America and save the World? My answer is prayer. What we need is for every parish to come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in Holy Hours of Prayer." - Saint "Mother" Teresa of Calcutta
We are all called to set aside time to come to know Jesus, to know his will in our lives. To that end, the Eucharist, Jesus' Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, will be exposed in the adoration chapel at Saint Columbkille from 10 PM on Ash Wednesday until midday on Holy Thursday. Please sign up for an hour of adoration and once you do please tell a friend how His grace changed your life.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
The Capital Campaign Communication Team meeting scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:30 pm in the Steinhausen.
The Campaign Prayer Team meeting also scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7:45 pm in the Steinhausen.
Everyone stay safe and warm!