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.
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.
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.
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
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.