Thursday, March 30, 2017

Parish Mission Week

The Parish Mission this week has been well attended. Those attending "Building a Strong Foundation", presented by Deacon Glenn and Linda Harmon, have gained insight on how to strengthen their relationship with God, the Church, and one another. The mission will assist you in experiencing the hope, faith, love, death and resurrection during this Lenten season.

The mission will conclude tonight. Please consider joining us at 7 p.m. in the church and come prepared to be blessed. A short reception for fellowship will follow in the Social Hall.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Serra Club Award Recipients

As stated by the Archdiocese, being a server is one of the most ancient ministries in the Church; it is entrusted only to those who have completed their training and have the special blessing of the Church.  Servers are a direct link between the people and priest.  On behalf of the people, they assist the priest, representing the people in the sanctuary area. This is seen clearly, when the servers assist in the preparation of the gifts at the altar.  The gifts of bread and wine are sacred signs of our work and sacrifice. Our sacrifices are offered and united with the perfect sacrifice of Christ.

Every year Archbishop Lucas and the Serra Club of Omaha award servers who performed beyond the call of duty; servers who awake before dawn to assist at daily Mass; servers who volunteer for weddings and funerals; servers who check with the priest or deacon before Mass to see if their services are needed.

Last night, there was a Mass at St. Stanislaus honoring six servers from St. Columbkille, as well as servers from other parishes.  Each server received a Serra Club medal that they can wear when serving. “Serra Club Altar Server Award” certificates were provided and will be delivered to our award recipients soon. 

Congratulations to our servers who were recognized last night (from left to right): Charles Monico, Emilee Corbin, Thomas Anderson, Grace Rowe, Trey Krueger and Olivia Soukup.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Parish Mission Week

All parish members are invited to join us by participating in the Parish Mission. A Social follows each evening of the Mission, which enables us to continue to build community. At 8pm on the third evening of our Mission, after the talk and again on the following Sunday at 2pm, we will have the opportunity to celebrate God’s unconditional love and forgiveness with Reconciliation Services. The Social following the Reconciliation Services will include an awesome celebration hosted by our Women’s Guild that features cookies, crackers, cheese, punch and wine.

Please consider joining us for a very blessed week.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Stations & Snacks

The Monday and Wednesday Religious Education classes took part in Stations & Snacks this week. Families and students were able to participate in the Stations of the Cross and then enjoy some snacks & fellowship following the service. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Ceili was Record Breaking

The Columb's Ceili was held Saturday, March 4th at Embassy Suites in La Vista.  The Ceili hit an all-time high, breaking previous years' numbers with over 500 people in attendance.  Doug and Judy McWilliams served as the Ceili's Honorary Chairs. 

Those attending were able to enjoy a special performance from the St. Columbkille Crusingers Show Choir, bid on both silent and live auction items, enjoy a delicious dinner & cocktails, socialize with parish and community members and dance to live music provided by the band, The Labels.

The Ceili is the parish's largest fundraiser.  It takes many hands, long hours and generous donors to make it a success.  This year's event proved what a fantastic, energetic and supportive parish we have at St. Columbkille. 

If you were unable to attend Ceili, but would still like to donate, please visit our Helping Hands page to make a donation.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Daddy Daughter Dance

Dads and daughters were able to enjoy some quality time together creating memories at the 2nd Annual Daddy Daughter Dance on February 19th in the Social Level. 
The theme was
 "Love You to the Moon and Back". 
The evening consisted of silly "picture booth" photos, dancing, snacks, 
games and a time capsule.
Dads had many opportunities to teach some great dancing skills.


 All of the dads and daughters were able to take some fun photographs, 
be silly and enjoy an evening dedicated to them.

 Fr. Pat  and Fr. Dave were able to enjoy some of the fun with many of the attendees.


 It was a special night to honor our Dads and Daughters!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Fish Fry Fridays

The Fish Fry began in 1990 and is held on all the Fridays during Lent from 5 to 8:00 pm, except Good Friday. The “all you care to eat” dinner is prepared weekly for approximately 1,200 people at a very reasonable cost. If you come after 7 pm the lines are very short and the food is still freshly made!

The annual income to the parish averages over $25,000. Funds from the Fish Fry are used to help support a variety of our parish needs. In the past, they have been used for the Social Level kitchen renovation and equipment, heating and cooling, landscaping, Religious Education needs, school supplies, office equipment and the St. Columbkille Educational Trust Fund.

Take Fridays off from cooking at home!
We serve the area’s BEST fried and baked fish along with all the trimmings for only $30 per family.

$8 Senior Citizens (over age 60)
$9 Adults (over 15 and under 60 years)
$8 Children (under 15 and over 5 years)
$3 Children (under age 5)
$30 per family  

Ash Wednesday

The parish community gathered throughout the day and evening to mark the beginning of the Lenten season.  The preschool, school and RE program took part in Ash Wednesday services. 
Fr. Pat shared a prayer with Sacred Heart Preschool students
prior to distributing ashes on Ash Wednesday.