Monday, August 29, 2011

Eagle Scout

 Yesterday there was a celebration ...

 ... of Vincent Wirth as an Eagle Scout.

Understanding the importance of parents in the
process, Vincent's parents were recognized as well.

Congratulations Vincent!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

EMHC and Lector Training

Today the Archdiocese used our space as they did training for those who wish to be Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) or Lectors. Above Brother William spoke to both groups before they had more specific trainng for each ministry. Those who went through the training will be mandated by Archbishop Lucas and trained in the customs of their local parish before they begin their service to the Church.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Discipline With A Purpose

The Friday before school started, staff from St. Columbkille Catholic School, Sacred Heart Preschool and After School Care gathered for a seminar on Discipline With A Purpose.

There are certain skills that are expected and encouraged at different ages, but the approach should be consistent. This way discipline is consistent from classroom to classroom, from grade to grade, and even in After School Care.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Preschool is in session

Tuesday and Wednesday there was an Open House.
Students brought their supplies...

 ... had a chance to meet their teachers ...

 ... and make new friends.

Today and tomorrow are the first days of classes.

During God's time the students talked about the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
He is the namesake for Sacred Heart Preschool.

There was also time to play.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Can anything good come from Papillion?

In today's Gospel, when Philip tells Bartholomew that they have found the Christ: Jesus of Nazareth, he says, "Can anything good come from Nazareth?"

If we change the statement to "Can anything good come from Papillion?" we tend to laugh. In that we realize how the others reacted to that statement. We should also note that even though Bartholomew makes fun of Jesus's home town, Jesus still calls him as an Apostle.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

30 Years Ago Today

30 years ago today was a Sunday. Here's a peek at what was in the bulletin on August 23, 1981:

The pastor was Fr. Robert Steinhausen, Fr. Patrick Henry was the Assistant Pastor and Fr. Robert Krajicek was in residence. The priests had nine Masses each weekend including one at St. Joseph's in Springfield (our Mission Parish) and one at a school in La Vista.

School starts at 8:15 tomorrow, August 24th and will dismiss at 12:00 noon. Uniforms will be worn the first day. There is a Welcome Back Skating Party Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Skateland 84th & F Streets. All Parishioners are invited. This is a good chance to get acquainted with our new families.

Thank you to all who helped beautify our school with their time, labor and contributions. Please feel free to come in and visit our newly painted and remodeled school. Thank you to Margo Neuzil for donating two couches for the teacher's lounge.

Prices for lunch tickets and milk
Kindergarten Milk: $12 per semester
1st - 6th grade: $3.25 (5 punch lunch ticket)

There will be an Adult Education Board Meeting on Tuesday at Jane and Bob McKee's home. Anyone interested in joining is welcome.

Sneak Preview! Come walk through the new building soon to be the home of St. Columbkille Church. All are invited to take a look. Members of the Building Committee and Environment and Art Committee will be there to explain what's new.

Bans of Holy Matrimony are announced for Laurie Hayden of this parish and Steve Cooley and for Christine Schlaebitz of this parish and Chuck Johnson, and for Doug Kindig and Beth Branigan of this parish.

Collection Last Weekend:
Parish Support   $4088.50
Building Fund      2045.74
St. Joseph's           405.36
Thank you.

Religious Education Program
Ministers still needed: Grades 2 and 4 on Monday afternoons and Grade 6 on Monday evenings. Grade 5 on Tuesday afternoons, Grade 3 cathechist on Wednesday afternoon and babysitting on Wednesday.

Hear the news ? ? ? Sign-ups for St. Columbkille's Youth Groups were great, but we still want you to join. Your chance to register is this weekend after any Mass outside Church. Stop over and see what's going on. Don't miss out on a lot of fun-filled activities.

Monday, August 22, 2011


 The Athletic Council sponsored a 3 on 3 soccer tournament Saturday.

 Over thirty teams of all ages participated.

 It was a day full of fun.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Making A Splash

Since St. Columbkille Catholic School started the year Thursday,
Wednesday was the last day to celebrate summer.

A group of students and parents did
just that at a splash pad Wednesday.


Friday, August 19, 2011

World Youth Day

World Youth Day is a gathering of youth from all around the world and it's going on right now. Here's what some participants are saying:

Thursday, August 18, 2011


First Day of School

Today was the first day at St. Columbkille Catholic School.

It was the first chance Fr. Vogel
had to meet many students.

 After taking pictures and seeing friends...

... it was time to get in the school routine.

It looks like we're off to a good start.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Monday we showed some of the changes inside.

Today you can see some of the changes made on the south
side of Sacred Heart Preschool and the Education Center.

 Thank you!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Open House

Last night and tonight are the two evenings of
Open House at St. Columbkille Catholic School.

It began in the church with a prayer service. There students,
parents and teachers discussed what is expected
of them as they work with one another.

Then it was time to find classrooms and meet teachers.

 There was also the chance to sign up for things.

  It was also a good time to catch up with friends.

School starts Thursday.