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There is a lot going on at St. Patrick!

The parish continues to grow and there are many opportunities for everyone to get involved. Many hands make light work.  Please consider attending or supporting any of the activities below or contact the parish office to volunteer for something else!

NEBRASKA WALK FOR LIFE

Saturday, January 28
Attend the 50th Annual Nebraska Walk for Life with fellow parishioners. We will leave the parking lot at 7 AM and return around 3 PM. RSVP to ride in our 57 passanger bus.

LOMB ADVENT BLESSING BOXES

Each day from November 27 to December 24, place one non-perishable food item in your Blessing Box. There will be a truck at St. Patrick during Christmas Masses, or drop off in the St. Patrick library before Christmas Day.

PRESCHOOL FUNDRAISER

Save the Date – February 11

Save the date for this year’s St. Patrick Preschool Taste of the Arts fundraiser, Saturday, February 11. It will be a We Love our School/Valentine’s Day theme. More information to come!

WILD GAME FEED – APRIL 2023

The Knights are looking for wild game for their 3rd annual Game Feed in April 2023. All hunters going out there this fall for pheasant, quail, duck, goose, deer, boar, elk, jerky, summer sausage, and antelope please keep us in mind for a donation. Thank you.

FUNERAL NOTIFICATIONS

Receive messages to pray for the recently deceased of our parish or help with funeral luncheons. Messages will be sent out after funeral plans are finalized. You can unsubscribe from these groups at any time.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Sign up for an hour of Adoration

Sign up to pray for one hour a week adoring Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament in our new Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.

Contact Jean Hlavacek at 402-504-4222
Contact the parish office about card access.

CHRIST RENEWS HIS PARISH

Grow in faith and community during a weekend retreat experience.

Women’s Weekend: February 25-26

Men’s Weekend: TBD

BUILDING A CATHOLIC SCHOOL?

We hosted a few Town Hall sessions in September to discuss the potential to build a Catholic School. More information will come as the Parish Coucil and Finance Council continue to have discussions about the desire within the parish.

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OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

There are many on-going ways that you can get involved with our parish family. Find all of the ways you and your family can share your talent, time, and treasure here.

Faith Resources

There is a lot going on in our world today.  Turning to the Lord in all things can help us to make some sense of it and find peace.  Check out these resources to grow in your faith.

JOURNEY OF FAITH

The realities of a changing world call for new directions to strengthen parish life across the Archdiocese of Omaha.

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NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL

The National Eucharistic Revival is a movement to restore understanding and devotion to this great mystery here in the United States.

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CATHOLIC VOICE

The Catholic Voice is the digital media outlet for the Archdiocese of Omaha, spread across the 23 counties of northeastern Nebraska, serving more than 230,000 people.

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MISSION STATEMENT

The community of St Patrick is one of faith and commitment to the Lord.

We, the faithful community of St. Patrick, are using our collective gifts to serve the Lord and one another.  Through worship, faith, formation, education, and outreach we strive to be a sign of Christ’s presence in our community and the world.

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MASS TIMES

The Mass is our most important prayer as Catholic Christians. The Church tells us that celebrating the Mass is the “source and summit” of our Christian life.

WEEKEND MASSES

Saturday – 5 PM
Sunday – 8 AM, 10 AM, Noon

Rosary 30 minutes before each Mass

DAILY MASSES

Tuesday – Evening Mass at 6:00 PM
Wednesday – Morning Mass at 7:30 AM
Thursday – Morning Mass at 7:30 AM
Friday – Morning Mass at 7:30 AM

HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION

Morning Mass at 7:30 AM
Evening Mass at 6:00 PM

Holidays on weekdays – Morning Mass at 9:00 AM

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RECONCILIATION

Saturday – 4:00-4:40 PM

If you are unable to come to confession at the scheduled time, please contact Father Baxter.

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CHRISTMAS MASSES

Saturday, Christmas Eve – 4 PM, 6 PM
Sunday, Christmas Day – 8 AM, 10 AM

Additional Reconciliation Times
Saturday, December 17 – 3-4:40 PM
Tuesday, December 20 – 3-4PM and 6:30-8 PM
Wednesday, December 21 – 3-4 PM and 6:30-8 PM
Thursday, December 22 – 3-4 PM and 6:30-8 PM

Traveling and don’t want to miss Mass?  Click below.

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Interested in Becoming Catholic?

Or just learning more about the Catholic Faith?

LEARN MOREREGISTER FOR RCIA

Building Access

Main East Entrance (Narthex) – Open 7 days a week, 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Weekend Masses Only:
– All church entrances unlocked half hour prior to start of Mass
– All church entrances locked five minutes after Mass begins
– Main East Entrance South Door (Narthex) opened by security guard only

Church Basement / Elevator – locked around-the-clock every day of the week
Conference / Meeting Rooms – available for limited use with the approval of office

Contact Office for Access Arrangements

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The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Chosen before time to be the Mother of God Incarnate, Jesus Christ, God created Mary perfect and full of grace, preserving her from the stain of Original Sin. Mary Immaculate is the most beautiful fruit of the work of redemption accomplished by her Son, thereby making her the perfect model of holiness for all Christians.
Thank you for your food donations to the Gretna Neighbors Food Pantry at the Thanksgiving Day Mass. May God bless you for your generous ways.  Many thanks from your St. Patrick Outreach Ministry.
Today is Giving Tuesday, a day to be thankful for all that we have and to give back to the community. How has being a part of the St. Patrick community been a blessing in your life?  Give back today at https://stpatricksgretna.org/get-involved/stewardship/.
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Happy Catholic New Year! With the start of Advent comes the beginning of the new liturgical year and the preparations of Christs coming (both as an infant at Christmas and in His Second Coming). What can you do today to prepare yourself for the coming of Christ?
This is the last weekend to drop off new or gently used hats, coats, gloves, scarves, and sleeping bags for the Gretna Knights of Columbus Winter Gear Drive. Donations will be given to Least of My Brethren  to be distributed to those in need this winter.
Friday Funny  God initially planned to use wasps to pollinate flowers.
But in the end, He went with plan Bee.
A blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family. Remember the blessings of the Lord this day and offer prayers for those less fortunate this holiday season. Gods blessing to all!
UPDATE: If you wont be present Christmas weekend. You can drop off your Blessing Box in the St. Patrick parish library/coat closet before Christmas weekend.  This Advent consider creating a Blessing Box to be given to a family in need. Each day from November 27 through December 24, place one non-perishable food item in your Blessing Box. There will be a truck from Least of My Brethren parked at St. Patrick during the Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, for you to be able to bring in your Blessing Box for donation. Thank you for your generosity feeding the hungry this Christmas!

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This is so awesome. I wish everyone can experience the happiness and joy felt by someone on the receiving end of one of these blessing boxes. Many of the individuals we help are struggling to turn their life around. Most have been homeless and have fought addiction problems. They have gotten themselves cleaned up and are trying to turn the corner. Many do not have full-time work have only limited income. What they have goes to pay rent and utilities. Often times food becomes a luxury item they cannot afford. A blessing box like this is so tremendous. Thank you all. 

My roommates and I are excited to put a box together.

What a wonderful idea!

Next Tuesday is Giving Tuesday, a day that kicks off the charitable holiday spirit and motivates end-of-year giving. St. Patrick Church asks all parishioners to prayerfully consider their return to God and His Church through stewardship consisting of these equally important elements—Prayer and Presence, Gifts of Service or Time and Talent, and Financial Gift or Treasure. We are a tithing parish and recommend 5% of a family’s gross income go to our parish, 1% to the Omaha Archdiocese, and 4% to other charities of your choice. Find out how you can donate to St. Patrick this year at https://stpatricksgretna.org/get-involved/stewardship/.
On this day the Church celebrates World Day of Cloistered Life, an ecclesial event for all Catholics to commemorate the hidden lives of cloistered and monastic religious.  Consider watching Vocation Ministrys YouTube series Behind the Veil for an inside look at religious life.  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-q8L1ASSPbtAwQftQFQKda3oVRUs_zbT

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Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. He replied to him, Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.  Do we have the faith of St. Dismas, the good thief, to recognize the crucified Christ as our Lord and Savior, King of Heaven and Earth? Jesus we want to see you in all your glory.
The Advent Giving Trees will be in the narthex, as well as the south entrance this weekend for those parishioners who wish to donate a gift to a family in need. Please check out your ornament on the sheet provided. Many of the adult ornaments are for parishioners in need who are homebound or in care facilities. Your wrapped gifts should be returned by Thursday, December 8. Thank you for your consideration to reach out to those in need.
Friday Funny  When is a king like a piece of wood?
When it’s a ruler.
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