Tips for Lent: Say a “Hail Mary” for those who plan to join the Church at the Easter Vigil. Make sure your “fast” is changing your heart. It’s okay to adjust what you gave up for Lent. Give a little extra to the poor - The Siena Francis House and the Stephen Center are both great options. Fill those Rice … Continue reading How’s Your Lent Going?
ReconciliationSaturday, March 20th at 10:00 am at SJAWednesday, March 24th at 7:00 pm at STMSundays, March 21st and 28th – 9:15-10:15 amSaturdays in March before 5:00 pm Mass (4:00-4:45 pm) Lenten Study GroupWednesdays at 7:00 pm in the Social Hall at SJA Stations of the CrossFridays at 7:00 pm SJA; at 6:30 pm STM Palm … Continue reading Lent/Easter Services
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Even though I’ve used it in other presentations, there is one slide I wish I would have included in my presentation to the seminarians last week about parish evangelization. St. Paul is giving this new pastor, Timothy, advice on the strategy for spreading the Word of God and building up … Continue reading The Laborers are Few
Catholics age 14 and older are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Additionally, on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, Catholics from age 18 to 59 are required to fast. In the Catholic tradition, fasting is loosely interpreted. The law allows one full meal only but does … Continue reading Lenten Reminder
Note - The 9am Mass at St. Thomas More is both in-person and streamed live.
The Archdiocese of Omaha has decided to replace the annual Catholic Campaign for Human Development collection with an annual collection for Catholic Charities of Omaha. This collection will be taken on November 22nd this year. Over the last 9 months, Catholic Charities has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis meeting the needs … Continue reading Special Collection
Dear Friends, As we move forward into the future with a network of parishes, our organizational structure will need to be adjusted. Here is where we would like to be by July 1, 2021. A Church Organizational Structure that: Is Capable of Serving More Than One Parish with One Pastor; has a Centralized Office with … Continue reading Where We Are Going
Dear Parishioners, I’m so proud of our parish as we begin this adventure together. St. Joan of Arc School is off and running. We were one of the first schools in the city to open our doors. None of that happens without the leadership of so many and the flexibility of our teachers. I’m also … Continue reading September Financial Report
By Fr. Jeff Lorig, Pastor This has been my prayer the last several days. The best leaders like Jesus himself invite rather than push people in a certain direction. Before Jesus pushed his people to “Go, make disciples”, he pulled them in by inviting them to “Come, follow me.” Since I’ve been here, I sense … Continue reading Pull, Don’t Push