Saturday, April 30, 2011
“There was joy in their faces," said Deacon Tim McNeil. It was especially poignant, he added, because prison can be “dreary and without hope.”
You can see the article from the Omaha World Herald here.
Friday, April 29, 2011
The Easter Vigil begins in the courtyard.
There the Easter candle which will be used throughout
the Easter season, baptisms, and funerals is blessed and lit.
That light is brought into the church as
the service continues in candlelight.
The lights come on as we celebrate that Christ has risen.
Within this celebration of His rising, new members are
baptized, confirmed and received into the Church.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
The students entertained their guests with some singing and a poem.
Students picked out some cookies and served their guest.
It was fun!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Today we celebrate Judy Lauber, our Parish Office Manager...
... Judie O'Connor, the Office Manager for Religious Formation, ...
... Chris Essink our Bulletin Editor and oversees the
registration and administration of our Athletics programs ...
... and Sonja Puszewski the School secretary.
Thank you for everything you
do all year long!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
On Good Friday a cross is brought
forward after the Homily and Intercessions.
Then the cross is reverenced by everyone in the assembly.
Good Friday is the one day a year when Mass cannot be celebrated.
Instead of Mass, there is a Communion Service using the
Eucharist that was consecrated on Holy Thursday.
Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil
are seen (liturgically) as one event. Thus the
Good Friday service begins and ends in silence.
During the Holy Thursday Mass
there is the washing of the feet.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
In the Pontifical document, Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, Saturday is designated as a memorial of the Blessed Virgin as “a remembrance of the maternal example and discipleship of the Blessed Virgin Mary who, strengthened by faith and hope, on that great Saturday on which Our Lord lay in the tomb, was the only one of the disciples to hold vigil in expectation of the Lord’s resurrection; it is a prelude and introduction to the celebration of Sunday, the weekly memorial of the Resurrection of Christ; it is a sign that the ‘Virgin Mary is continuously present and operative in the life of the Church.’”
Friday, April 22, 2011
The 8th Grade Class led Living Stations of
the Cross for the rest of the school.
Stations of the Cross at Noon
The Lord's Passion will be
celebrated at 3 & 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
On Tuesday 2nd graders dressed the way disciples did in Jesus's Day.
They traveled to other classes and the office gathering clues...
... which they worked to put together.
Then they also re-lived the Passion of Christ.
There was a special emphasis on the Last Supper as
these students prepare for their First Communion
shortly after Easter.
Tonight at 7:00 the parish celebrates Holy Thursday.