508 Angus St, Gretna, Nebraska 68028
402.332.4444
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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!

RSVP FOR A TOWN HALL

Tuesday, September 13, 20, or 27
Parish Center C at 7 PM

Attend a Town Hall session to discuss the potential to build a Catholic School. Seats are limited. Please RSVP.

EPHESIANS BIBLE STUDY

Mondays, September 19 – November 21 7 PM to 8:30 PM   Parish Center

Join fellow parishioners in uncovering the amazing gifts God has given us through an adult Bible study from Ascension.

CHRIST RENEWS HIS PARISH

Grow in faith and community during a weekend retreat experience.

Women’s Weekend: September 24-25

Men’s Weekend: October 15-16

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.

FUNERAL NOTIFICATIONS

If you like to receive text messages to pray for the recently deceased of our parish and to find when their funeral Mass and Visitation will be? Messages will be sent out after funeral plans are finalized with the families. You can unsubscribe from the group at any time.

YOUTH GROUP

Registration now open!

Join Freshman through Seniors in high school to participate in weekly sessions and extended opportunities that come up throughout the year.

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

masstimes.org

Interested in Becoming Catholic?

Or just learning more about the Catholic Faith?

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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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Sometimes we all need a little reminder that we are loved. That we are seen. That we are enough.  You are Gods beloved child. Hes bigger than anything you may be going through, and He desires the best for you.
Lets join together in welcoming the newest member of the St. Patricks Preschool staff, Sherri Beyer!  Sherri has been a lifelong Catholic and attended K-12 Catholic school. She and her husband sent all four of their children to K-12 Catholic schools as well.  The most important goal Sherri has in serving as a Teacher Assistant is to make sure the little ones know they are loved by Jesus and they are safe at school. Sherri is truly excited to join St. Patrick Preschool as a Teacher Assistant and we are equally excited to have her on board. Welcome, Sherri!

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I’m excited to work with Sheri! She’s a blessing to our preschool.

Welcome Sherri. 🙏🏻🌹

Welcome Sherri!

Welcome!

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The Church has always held to the belief that Mary was assumed, body and soul, into a Heavenly state, even though the belief was not declared as dogmatic until 1950. The early Church had a robust tradition of revering relics from the saints of the day, and their complete lack of relics from the Mother of Jesus was seen as evidence of this Marian belief.  Since Mary was untouched by the stain of sin, she was unable to experience the wages of sin, which is death. On this feast, we should not only celebrate the great works God has done for us through Our Lady, but also celebrate the truth that we have the opportunity to one day spend eternity with her and her Son, Jesus.
All of us have been affected by the pain of divided families directly or indirectly. Divorce is one cause. A rift between generations or siblings is another.  Faith in Jesus can unite families and build up the national social fabric, or it can divide families and, so, bring down nations. So, faith asks us as families and as cultures, Are we on the same page? Or, are we to oppose each other to our own demise? Those questions challenge us today as much as they challenged the audience of Jesus two millennia ago.  As a Christian, how can you help heal the division of a family (even a little) this week?

Join in praying the Our Lady of Knock Novena beginning tomorrow, she's the Irish Marian apparition. Pray this prayer everyday for the next nine consecutive days for any particular intention, entrusting that Our Lady will present our needs to Jesus. For more information visit .

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Give praise to the Father Almighty, to His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord, to the Spirit who lives in our hearts, both now and forever. Amen.

Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress, and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find."

Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me. Comfort me when I am sick, lonely or depressed.

Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the Holy Mass. Give me a greater love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Pray for me now, and at the hour of my death. Amen.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world;
Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
Have mercy of us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
Grant us peace.

St. Joseph,
Chosen by God to be the husband of Mary, the protector of the Holy Family, the guardian of the Church. Protect our families in their work and recreation and guard us on our journey through life.
(Repeat - Lamb of God, etc.)

St. John, Beloved Disciple of the Lord, faithful priest, teacher of the Word of God. Help us to hunger for the Word. To be loyal to the Mass
And to love one another.
(Repeat - Lamb of God, etc.)

Our Lady of Knock, Pray for us
Refuge of Sinners, Pray for us
Queen Assumed into Heaven, Pray for us
Mother of Nazareth, Pray for us
Queen of Virgins, Pray for us
Help of Christians, Pray for us
Health of the Sick, Pray for us
Queen of Peace, Pray for us
Our Lady, Queen and Mother, Pray for us
Our Lady, Mother of the Church, Pray for us
(Here mention your own special intentions)

With the Angels and Saints let us pray: give praise to the Father Almighty, to His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord. To the Spirit who lives in our hearts, both now and forever. Amen.

(The Rosary or Mass is recommended along with is novena.)
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Join in praying the Our Lady of Knock Novena beginning tomorrow, shes the Irish Marian apparition. Pray this prayer everyday for the next nine consecutive days for any particular intention, entrusting that Our Lady will present our needs to Jesus. For more information visit https://www.knockshrine.ie/.  In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.  Give praise to the Father Almighty, to His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord, to the Spirit who lives in our hearts, both now and forever. Amen.  Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress, and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise, Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find.  Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me. Comfort me when I am sick, lonely or depressed.  Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the Holy Mass. Give me a greater love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Pray for me now, and at the hour of my death. Amen.  Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world;
Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
Have mercy of us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
Grant us peace.  St. Joseph,
Chosen by God to be the husband of Mary, the protector of the Holy Family, the guardian of the Church. Protect our families in their work and recreation and guard us on our journey through life.
(Repeat - Lamb of God, etc.)  St. John, Beloved Disciple of the Lord, faithful priest, teacher of the Word of God. Help us to hunger for the Word. To be loyal to the Mass
And to love one another.
(Repeat - Lamb of God, etc.)  Our Lady of Knock, Pray for us
Refuge of Sinners, Pray for us
Queen Assumed into Heaven, Pray for us
Mother of Nazareth, Pray for us
Queen of Virgins, Pray for us
Help of Christians, Pray for us
Health of the Sick, Pray for us
Queen of Peace, Pray for us
Our Lady, Queen and Mother, Pray for us
Our Lady, Mother of the Church, Pray for us
(Here mention your own special intentions)  With the Angels and Saints let us pray: give praise to the Father Almighty, to His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord. To the Spirit who lives in our hearts, both now and forever. Amen.  (The Rosary or Mass is recommended along with is novena.)
Friday Funny  While the pope was visiting the USA, he told the driver of his limo that he has the sudden urge to drive. The driver was a good Catholic man, and would not ever dream of questioning the pope’s authority. So the pope sat at the wheel, while his driver got in the back. They were traveling down the road doing between 70 and 80 mph, when a policeman happened to see them. As he pulled them over, he called in to headquarters reporting a speeding limo, with a VIP inside it.  The chief asked: “Who is in the limo, the mayor?”  The policeman told him: “No, someone more important than the mayor.”  Then the chief asked “Is it the governor?”  The policeman answered: “No, someone more important than the governor.”  The chief finally asked: “Is it the President?”  The policeman answered: “No, someone even more important than the President.”  This made the chief very angry and he bellowed: “Now who is more important than the President?!”  The policeman calmly whispered: “I’ll put it to you this way chief. I don’t know who is this guy, but he has the pope as his chauffeur.”
One of the most remarkable things about our faith is that by God’s grace, we have become His adopted sons and daughters.  To help you uncover this deeper meaning, we will begin an eight-week Bible study Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance on Monday, September 19 from 7 PM to 8:30 PM.  Participants will meet every week to view an engaging video presentation followed by a time of lively group discussion and fellowship.  Register at https://stpatricksgretna.org/mesmerize/education/faith-formation/bible-study/.
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Thank you to everyone who responded to Pope Francis and Archbishop Lucas’ invitation to complete a synod questionnaire or participate in a listening session this past winter. Approximately 8,000 people from across the Archdiocese of Omaha participated. The synthesis of the feedback received can be found at archomaha.org/synod. The synthesis has been submitted to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as part of the 2021-2023 synodal process.
If you havent gotten your kids signed up for Religious Education for this year, now is the time to do so! September will be here before you know it!  Register at https://stpatricksgretna.org/mesmerize/education/religious-education/.

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Courtney Aldana

Christ call us to anticipate His return, but why?  As Christians, we believe not only in life after death, we also believe that God will reunite our souls and bodies together at the end of time. At the resurrection of the body, we will have a body like Christs, a spiritual body.  How are you preparing for Christs Second Coming?
Could you imagine being on the top of Mount Tabor with Jesus during His transfiguration? The Bible tells us that His clothes became dazzling white and His face shone like the sun.  Today as we celebrate the Transfiguration of the Lord, take some time to meditate on what it would have been like to be Peter, James, or John who stood with our Lord in all His glory.
Friday Funny  What do you call an angel that seats you at a restaurant?  A Heavenly Host!
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