Thursday, August 17, 2017

Our Religious Education Stewards

On Tuesday we welcomed our new and returning Religious Education (RE) catechists. We have an amazing group of dedicated stewards that teach our RE classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings. THANK YOU to everyone who so generously gives of their time and talents to serve the parish and share his/her faith with our youth. Our program at St. Columbkille is an active one -- not only do our students participate in weekly class instruction, they are active in class liturgies, family events, service and preparing for the sacraments throughout the year. 


We are blessed to have all of you as part of our 2017-18 Religious Education program!

Pictured: Judie O'Connor (RE Office Manager), Fr. Dave Reeson, Kacie Lindeman, Rachel Bramblett, Anne Albracht, Regan Small, Stacy Hagemann, Theresa Krajicek, Jim Krajicek, Annie Krajicek, Kristen JohnsonBrandy Palatas Hall, Katrina Knipping, Karen McMillan, Amy Boling, Kim Erickson, Cathy Jamison, Teresa Archuleta, Molly Petricek, Patrice Wolf, Chris Wolf, Heidi Emig Avalon, Jody Kingery, Julia Hoult, Nathan Budden, Inès Dagnon, Denise Smith-Ervin, Sherilyn Albino, Laura Vitera, Kelli Nelson, Ann Marie Fraser, Rebecca Cargill, Dawn Lasaitis, Linda Gries
Not Pictured: Lori Long (RE Director), Fr. Pat Nields, Shannon Vytlas, John Bramblett, Matt Howick, Patty Romshek, Shilo Hamblin, Sami Hamblin, Kyla Frederick, David LaGrone, Sandy Watson, Stacy Hug, Rick DenneAnne Anderson-PriceLynette Corbin, Angie Kurcz 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

New Parish Staff Member

St. Columbkille is pleased to introduce our newest parish staff member, Tess Sousek.  Tess will be serving the parish as our Director of Communications.  This new position will help us more effectively develop our message of stewardship, based in love and a recognition that our many blessings are gifts from God that we should share with others.  Tess has a journalism degree from UNL, has been a writer for the diocesan newspaper in Lincoln and is skilled with videography and photography.  She was on the UNL Newman Center's Advisory Board and its Video/Media Chair, served with Teens Encounter Christ retreats and involved in several other groups and camps. 


We are excited for Tess to join the parish staff and think her strong faith, multimedia experience and ability to connect with others make her an invaluable addition.  Please be sure to give her a warm welcome when you see her around the campus.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.