Sunday, April 29, 2012

First Communion

Almost 160 of our parishioners will receive their First Communion this weekend or next. As we she the joy and excitement as they receive the Eucharist, it is a chance for the rest of us to be reminded of what a special moment it is.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cub Master of the Year

Rick Denne was selected as Wagon Wheel District's 2012 Cub Master of the Year for his work with St. Columbkille's Pack 359.

Congratulations Rick!

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Jewler

Sr. Delores Dolezal, OSB shared this story of a boy who wanted to be a jewler with many of our students at St. Columbkille Catholic School as well as this class at Sacred Heart Preschool. Sr. Delores taught at our school in the 1980s so we were delighted to have her visit us during Catholic Schools Week.

Thank you Sr. Delores!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Totus Tuus Preview

A big thank you to Mary Lou and Bronson
 for the preview of Totus Tuus last night.

 In addition to them speaking ...

 there was group interaction.

 There was even a demonstration of how to play Ninja ...

We even had a champion!

Registration information for Totus Tuus, which will be held June 17-22, 2012. Information and registration forms can be found here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Archbishop Lucas teaches the Catechism

A new series on the Adult Catechism has been developed by Discerning Hearts and the Archdiocese of Omaha.  This audio catechism is presented by Archbishop Lucas and Kris McGregor and features the voices of such notable locals as Teresa Monaghen. 

These podcasts can be listened to online or downloaded for use on an i-pod or other electronic device. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Cake Bakers

Sunday there was a contest as scouts
brought cakes they had baked and decorated.

 They all looked tasty!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Preparing for Confirmation

Fr. Damian spoke to the Confirmation Candidates last night then Tom Murray facilitated in the Social Level. But the core of Confirmation Preperation is the interaction between parents and the students. Everything the parish does is to assist and facilitate parents as they take seriously their responsibility to train them in the practice of the faith.

And thank you to the "volunteers"
 who helped make a point.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lewis, Clark and 5th Grade

There was a field trip for the 5th grade students to visit a site where Lewis & Clark and their shadows had passed years before.

It was a chance for these students from St. Columbkille Catholic School to consider what Lewis and Clark saw when they first visited Nebraska.

 The displays were very "hands on."

They even visited a replica of the boat the explorers had used.

We hope you had a good time exploring history!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Deacon Lieck

In the picture above from May 25, 1997, then Principal Christine Overkamp is breaking ground for an addition to St. Columbkille Catholic School as Fr. Stillmunks watches. One of the observers is then HSA President Mike Lieck.
In 2002 Mr Lieck was ordained Deacon Lieck. Archbishop Lucas has recently assigned Deacon Lieck to serve at St. Pius X Parish. We wish him well as he continues his service to the Church.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Choose a Chair

With the remodeling of the sanctuary, there will be new chairs in the back replacing the red ones.

The three chairs below are some options we have. They are by the credence table, so stop by, sit and tell us which one you like.

What do you think?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring Tea

Kindergarten students invited a guest to Mass and
 a Spring Tea today. This included reciting
a poem and singing a song.

They selected and served cookies to their guest.

Then they had their snack together.

Guests also got a certificate.

Eventually we had to say goodbye and go on with our day...

... after we helped clean.

Thank you to everyone who
joined us for our Spring Tea!