These pictures were all taken on campus within the last week.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”
—President Abraham Lincoln, March 30, 1863
Proclamation Appointing a National Day of Fasting
Monday, March 28, 2011
The Pope reflected today on the Gospel story of the Samaritan women, whom Jesus spoke to at Jacob's well, before praying the midday Angelus together with those gathered in St. Peter's Square.
"Jesus' weariness, sign of his true humanity, can be seen as a prelude to the passion, with which he brought the work of our redemption to completion," he said.
The Holy Father that Christ was also thirsty, and that the "theme of 'thirst' emerges in particular in the meeting with the Samaritan woman at the well."
"This thirst, like the weariness, has a physical basis," the Pontiff explained. "But Jesus, as Augustine continues, 'had thirst of the woman's faith,' as he has for the faith of all of us.
"God the Father sent him to quench our thirst for eternal life, giving us his love, but asks our faith for bestowing this gift. Love's omnipotence always respects man's freedom; it knocks at his heart and awaits his answer with patience."
This is a portion of an article from Zenit: View the whole article here.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Sunday cars arrived for the Pinewood Derby.
Every race was followed intently.
There were all kinds of awards categories.
There were medals for all the racers.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Along with celebrating Mary's "Yes," it is a day for us to consider the vocation God asks of us.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Yesterday the fourth grade classes took a trip
to Lincoln. They began in the State Capital.
There they learned how our legistlature and courts work.
Our State Senator Senator, Jim Smith, spoke with the students.
That was great since one of the expectations for parishioners
at St. Columbkille is to "Once a year engage your
This tax credit bill would help eligible parents pay private
school tuition. Archbishop Lucas spoke about it.
After their visit to the capital, students visited Morrill
Hall at the University of Nebraska State Museum.
They learned about fossils in Elephant Hall ...
... and they were able to get involved in some exhibits.
It was a very busy day in Lincoln.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
In view of the celebration of the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord on Friday, March 25, the observance of abstinence from meat is not obligatory, in accord with paragraph 1251 of Canon Law. This is not the same as a bishop dispensing from the obligation. That sometimes happens, for example, when the optional memorial St. Patrick’s Day occurs on a Lenten Friday. In that case, a bishop needs to make a special act to dispense from the obligation. Here, the law itself prescribes that when a solemnity (but not a memorial, as a solemnity ranks higher) occurs on a Friday, the law of abstinence does not apply.
But you can still enjoy the Fish Fry.
But you can still enjoy the Fish Fry.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Lucas will appear Thursday March 24 at McKenna’s Booze Blues and BBQ at 7425 Pacific Street in Omaha. His talk, titled “Mass Conversion: Liturgical Changes Explained,” will get underway at 7:30 p.m. Lucas will give an early look at the much-anticipated changes to the Catholic Roman Missal, which includes the prayers spoken and heard at Mass.
“Theology on Tap is a great opportunity for young adults to meet in a comfortable setting to explore how faith shapes their lives,” Lucas said. The evening’s format includes a speaker, question-answer session, followed by discussion and socializing.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Here we have pictures of some of our Candidates meeting the Archbishop:
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Janice Reisberg (a graduate of St. Columbkille and Mercy High School) is a freshman at Wayne State College. Janice recently used her Spring Break to complete an early childhood practicum at our parish preschool.
The children enjoyed their time with Miss Janice.
Friday, March 18, 2011
On Monday and Wednesday we celebrated Soup and Stations.
First families gathered in the Social
Level and had soup together.
After eating, they gathered in the church
to pray Stations of the Cross.
Children walked along from Station to
Station as they participated in the prayers.
Stations of the Cross is also celebrated
every Friday of Lent in the church.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
After the presentations, he got a suprise.
Then the students and staff had a chance to greet him.
Thank you PFC Heese!