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.