Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Full-time Communication Director Position

St. Columbkille is seeking a full-time Communication Director. The Director is responsible for the development and dissemination of a consistent parish message of discipleship throughout the various sources of media and events. This position will provide leadership and collaborative support to the efforts of the parish staff and groups. Interested parties must be a Catholic in good standing, have a bachelor’s degree in Communications,... Public Relations, Marketing or related fields with 3-5 years of work experience. Proficiency in public speaking and written communications is required, and should be proficient in the use of social networking systems as well as Microsoft Word, Publisher and Excel.
Please send a cover letter, resume and references to Debbie Armentrout at dkarmentrout@saintcolumbkille.org by June 28th. A complete job description will posted on the parish website soon http://www.saintcolumbkille.org/.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Picnic with the Padres

On Sunday, June 4th, parish members enjoyed spending time with our priests, Fr. Dave and Fr. Pat. The picnic was a Ceili buy-in event and everyone was welcome to feast on hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, salads, desserts, pop, beer and all the fixins' while enjoying some great music and fellowship. This fun outdoor social event was for the entire family. Thank you to all the families who "bought-in" to the picnic -- it was a great time!





Friday, June 9, 2017

Celebrating our Feast Day

Following morning mass, those attending the 8:15 a.m. mass, including the Summer RE students and staff took part in a special reception to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Columbkille. The Knights of Columbus hosted the celebration and the students were delighted to receive some delicious baked items following mass.  

THANK YOU to all of our Knights for making this feast day one the kids will remember!





Feast Day of St. Columbkille

Today, June 9th, is the feast day for our patron saint - St. Columbkille.  Columbkille was a man of outstanding gentleness and empathy. He was a kindly individual with a practical concern for people. He helped the unfortunate: interesting himself in the plight of a hostage; rehabilitating a reformed robber; curing a nun with a broken hip; assisting a woman in the pangs of child-birth with his prayers; providing destitute men with means of feeding themselves; and even at his death approached comforting others rather than seeking to be comforted. He had a profound sense of the worth of human beings and of the contribution they were making to society.

Above all, Columbkille was a man of prayer. Coming from a princely background with a commanding and practical personality he was bound to make an impact on his generation. His real greatness was that he was able to combine the advantages given him by temperament and birth with the ambition of sainthood.

Happy Feast Day of St. Columbkille!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Summer Religious Formation Class

Our Summer RE program is in full swing.  Summer classes began on Monday, June 5th and will wrap-up on Friday, June 16th.  Each day we begin with mass and then continue classes in the school until noon. The kids are actively engaged and learning so much from a fabulous staff and our priests, deacons and seminarian.  This year the program has 300+ students in grades K-8th grade.





Thursday, June 1, 2017

Feast Day of St. Columbkille - June 9th

Columbkille was a man of outstanding gentleness and empathy. He was a kindly individual with a practical concern for people. He helped the unfortunate: interesting himself in the plight of a hostage; rehabilitating a reformed robber; curing a nun with a broken hip; assisting a woman in the pangs of child-birth with his prayers; providing destitute men with means of feeding themselves; and even at his death approached comforting others rather than seeking to be comforted. He had a profound sense of the worth of human beings and of the contribution they were making to society.

Above all,Columbkille was a man of prayer. Coming from a princely background with a commanding and practical personality he was bound to make an impact on his generation. His real greatness was that he was able to combine the advantages given him by temperament and birth with the ambition of sainthood.


We will celebrate the Feast of St. Columbkille on Friday, June 9th.  Please join us at either the 6:20 a.m. or 8:15 a.m. masses to celebrate our parish's patron saint.


Journey of Hope ~ Summer 2017

Divorced. Catholic. Now What? 

The support group will meet weekly for nine weeks and the cost is $25 for the series. 

Registration deadline is Noon on Monday, June 5th.




Wednesday, May 24, 2017

St. Columbkille Class of 2017

Last night the Class of 2017 celebrated mass and their graduation ceremony from St. Columbkille School. The students were able to see each other all together one last time. The students will split off to many different schools next year to begin their high school journeys -- Papillion North & South, Gross Catholic, Prep, Marian, Mercy, Duchesne Academy, Central High and Gretna. We wish them the best in this next chapter and look forward to seeing what the future holds for each of them.  


Congratulations to the Class of 2017! 
May God bless you all in your high school adventure.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Picnic with the Priests

There is still time! This is a party for everyone! Feast on hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, salads, desserts, pop, beer and all the fixins'.  This is a fun outdoor social event for the entire family. Please consider joining us for a good 'ol parish mixer in Father Dave's backyard.

Make your reservations on-line on our Ceili page http://www.columbsceili.org/buy-ins.


Cost: $25 per person / $50 per family
Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Father Dave's backyard (Rain-out Location - Social Hall)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Part-Time Position

St. Columbkille Parish currently has a part-time job opportunity for an Athletics Administrative Assistant. This position will be responsible for all athletics program registrations, all financial functions, and communication and secretarial support for the Athletic Committee.

If you or someone you know are interested, please find more information at the link below.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Dinner & Dance

A long-standing tradition at St. Columbkille School is the 8th Grade Dinner & Dance.  This year's event was held on Friday, May 12th. Students, along with their parents, receive memory books, take pictures, enjoy a delicious dinner and spend time socializing with one another. The evening festivities included two speeches from members of the soon-to-be graduating class and a memory video comprised of photos from the students' many years at St. Columbkille. Following the dinner, the students were able to "cut loose" during the dance, which was chaperoned by seventh grade parents. The Class of 2017 will graduate from St. Columbkille on Tuesday, May 23rd. 


This year's theme "Life with Christ is a Wonderful Adventure" 
- St. Pope John Paul.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Dancing in the Parking Lot

Our parish line dancers needed to be relocated today.  The social hall is so heavily used that they needed to do their line dancing in the parking lot on this beautiful day. Fr. Dave was pleased that their dancing was today and not the day that we had the torrential rains. 
This group and all of our senior exercise groups are very flexible -- perhaps it's because they do so much exercising! The displacement of our seniors might be one more reason that we need to expand our facilities.