508 Angus St, Gretna, Nebraska 68028
402.332.4444
stpatrick.gre@archomaha.org

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WHO WE ARE

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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PARISH MISSION

Over the weekend of October 16-17, you’ll get to meet Father Jewel Aytona, CPM, a member of the Fathers of Mercy whose ministry is preaching parish missions and retreats. Father Aytona is especially passionate about the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist and will be sharing a compelling homily at each Mass that weekend.

Throughout the two-week period of the Parish Mission, not only will you get to spend time taking in the awesome Eucharistic Miracles of the World exhibit in the Narthex, but you will also get to know Blessed Carlo Acutis.

EWTN recently created an original 35-minute documentary, “I Am With You” – an unprecedented look at the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis. His profound love for Jesus, Mary and the saints is an inspiration to the world. Come and watch the documentary in Parish Center C during one of the times listed on the parish calendar.

VIDEO OF FATHER BREAKDANCING

MEAL AND ENTERTAINMENT BY FATHER JEWEL AYTONA

After the Saturday night Mass on October 16, parish youth, along with their parents and siblings, are invited to join Father Aytona in the Parish Center at 6 PM for a delicious, home-cooked meal along with some fun and entertainment by Father Jewel Aytona, beatboxing, rapping, break-dancing priest.

Please come and join in on the fun and be sure to RSVP so we can prepare plenty of food.

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Support Those in Need

Gretna Youth Groups
Scavenger Hunt for Safe Haven

Donations:  drop off at Gretna United Methodist Church until Sunday, October 10.  Every donation is very much appreciated!

For more information, call Gretna United Methodist at 402-332-3213 or email at SafeHavenScavengerHunt@gmail.com.

DONATIONS NEEDED

Watch The Chosen right here from our parish website.

The Chosen is a new television drama based on the life of Jesus Christ, created, directed and co-written by American filmmaker, Dallas Jenkins. It is the first multi-season series about the life of Christ, and season one was the highest crowd-funded TV series or film project of all time. The series’ creators stated that they had hoped to distinguish the new series from previous portrayals of Jesus by crafting a multi-season, episode-based story. The series portrays Jesus “through the eyes of those who met Him.”

Seasons 1 and 2 are available now.

WATCH THE CHOSEN

Join us! St. Patrick Church Choirs are Back!

Adult Choir
The Mezzos (6th – 8th grade)
Children’s Choir

Click the link below to contact Tracy Hoye, the Muisc Director to get your name on the roster.

CONTACT MUSIC DIRECTOR

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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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 the parish office

Contact Office for Access Arrangements

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A Prayer to St. Joseph, Defender of Life  Dearest St. Joseph, at the word of an angel, you lovingly took Mary into your home. As God’s humble servant, you guided the Holy Family on the road to Bethlehem, welcomed Jesus as your own son in the shelter of a manger, and fled far from your homeland for the safety of both Mother and Child.  We praise God that as their faithful protector, you never hesitated to sacrifice for those entrusted to you. May your example inspire us also to welcome, cherish, and safeguard God’s most precious gift of life. Help us to faithfully commit ourselves to the service and defense of human life—especially where it is vulnerable or threatened. Obtain for us the grace to do the will of God in all things. Amen.  Copyright © 2021, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C. All rights reserved.
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Hmmm. Looks like Fr. B dyed his hair and stash. Going for that Irish ☘️ look. GBY

The sixth annual Gretna Community coat drive will be held starting Sunday, October 17 and will run through Monday, November 15. This program started by the Knights of Columbus Gretna Council as the result of aiding a brother Knight who was active in helping the homeless population in the Omaha area. Each year the drive has collected over five hundred warm clothing items. This past year a few blankets and sleeping bags were donated too.  If you have wearable warm items you plan to replace consider donating them and they will be appreciated by a less fortunate. They are accepting winter coats, stocking hats, gloves, hoodies, socks, blankets, wind breakers, and sleeping bags. Collection boxes will be in the Narthex of St. Patrick Church as well as Resurrection Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Church, and McKinney’s Food Center.
What is a 54 day rosary novena and how do I pray it?  Traditionally a novena is a nine day prayer asking for an intercession of a saint for a specific need. A 54 day novena is made up of 6 novenas: 3 in petition (27 days) and 3 in thanksgiving (27 days). The Luminous mysteries of the rosary werent around yet when the novena began. You could certainly add them but traditionally you rotate through the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious mysteries of the rosary.  This novena is a prayer for all seasons of life. You can pray the 54 day novena when you are suffering yourself, you’re making a big decision, you’re looking for work, or simply looking to grow closer to Mary.  To find a full list of prayers attached to this novena visit, https://hallow.com/2020/08/23/how-to-pray-54-day-novena/.
This weekend we are blessed to host Father Jewel Aytona, CPM, a member of the Fathers of Mercy whose ministry is preaching parish missions and retreats. Father Aytona is especially passionate about the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist and will be sharing a compelling homily at each Mass that weekend.  When Father Aytona is not celebrating Mass or traveling, he enjoys practicing two of his favorite hobbies: break-dancing and beatboxing.  After the Saturday night Mass on October 16, parish youth, along with their parents and siblings, are invited to join Father Aytona in the Parish Center at 6 PM for a delicious, home-cooked meal along with some fun and entertainment by Father Aytona. Please come and join in on the fun and be sure to RSVP so we can prepare plenty of food. (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4cafa928a2f4c61-meal)
Today starts our Parish Mission.  From now until Friday, October 22 you can view the Eucharistic Miracles of the World in the Narthex.  You will also have a chance to get to know Blessed Carlo Acutis, the first millennial Blessed on his way to sainthood. Carlo was a young boy with a desire to share his love of Jesus with the world. We will show the short documentary made by EWTN, I Am With You several times this week:  Mon., Oct. 11 at Noon 
Tues., Oct. 12 at 5 PM
Wed., Oct. 13 at 8 AM
Thurs., Oct. 14 at 8 AM and 5:45 PM
Fri., Oct. 15 at Noon
Sun., Oct. 17 at 9 AM and 11:15 AM
Mon., Oct. 18 at Noon and 5:45 PM
Tues., Oct 19 at 5:00 PM
Wed., Oct. 20 at 8:00 AM
Thurs., Oct. 21 at Noon
Like the rich man in todays Gospel found, within each of us lies a desire for that which transcends time and space, that which will satisfy for a lifetime and beyond. God created us with that craving so we would seek Him out. For only in Him will we find true happiness.  Not only is the search for God universal, its answer can only be found in relationship with God. Only when we realized we cannot be happy alone will we find happiness in God. Only when we give up the notion that our riches, personality, or power can give us the happiness we seek, will we be ready to receive the Kingdom, the very presence of God Himself.  How have your inner yearnings brought you to God? How has He satisfied those desires?
Join us after the 10 AM Mass tomorrow to celebrate Father Baxters birthday (which is today!) by presenting him with his spiritual bouquet at the parish breakfast!  Happy birthday Father Baxter! Thank you for your continued guidance of our parish. May the Lord bless you abundantly this year!

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Happy birthday Father, wishing you many blessings throughout the year!

Happy birthday father!

Birthday Blessings to you Father! 🥳 🎂 🍨 🎈

Happy Birthday Father Baxter!

Happy Birthday Father 🙏🏻🎉

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday !

Birthday blessings!

Happy birthday 🙏

Have a blessed day!

Happy birthday Father. God Bless You!

Happy birthday father Baxter! GBY

Happy Birthday Father Baxter!

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Pretty sure Deb Benes is in that line up. GBY dear

Our beloved Mother Mary has many title. Today we celebrate her title Our Lady of the Rosary.  The month of October is dedicated to the Rosary. If you dont currently have a devotion to Mary through a daily Rosary now is the time to start. She has promised many blessings to those who pray daily through her intercession.  Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us your children.

We are delighted to introduce to you the newest member of our St. Patrick staff!

"Hello! My name is Jonathan Wotipka and I am delighted to join your parish family at St. Patrick Catholic Church as the new Pastoral Minister for Liturgy, Youth Group, and Adult Faith Formation.

I come from a family of five and I grew up on a farm just outside of Wahoo, Nebraska. Most of my life I lived as a lukewarm Catholic, not fully knowing God’s love or even understanding what we were participating in every Sunday at Mass. That was until I was introduced to the St. John Paul II Newman Center on UNO’s campus. My years at JPII Newman quite literally changed my life.

Over the last four years, the Lord has been working in my heart and calling me into a deeper relationship and understanding of who He is and the great love that He so desperately wants to give to each of us. During this time, the Lord opened my eyes to see what a truly virtuous life looks like; the impact of authentic friendships, and a healthy support system, grounded in prayer, asceticism, and – most importantly – a relationship with our Blessed Lord. He placed a desire on my heart to share this life and love with others and that’s exactly what I desire to do with each of you.

I am honored to serve each of you and I look forward to meeting you and sharing in the communal love of Christ! Know that you all are in my prayers and I ask that you please keep me in yours as well. I am so excited to pray with you and get to know you as we start this journey together as zealous followers of Christ. See you soon!

In Christ, Jonathan Wotipka"
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We are delighted to introduce to you the newest member of our St. Patrick staff!  Hello! My name is Jonathan Wotipka and I am delighted to join your parish family at St. Patrick Catholic Church as the new Pastoral Minister for Liturgy, Youth Group, and Adult Faith Formation.  I come from a family of five and I grew up on a farm just outside of Wahoo, Nebraska. Most of my life I lived as a lukewarm Catholic, not fully knowing God’s love or even understanding what we were participating in every Sunday at Mass. That was until I was introduced to the St. John Paul II Newman Center on UNO’s campus. My years at JPII Newman quite literally changed my life.  Over the last four years, the Lord has been working in my heart and calling me into a deeper relationship and understanding of who He is and the great love that He so desperately wants to give to each of us. During this time, the Lord opened my eyes to see what a truly virtuous life looks like; the impact of authentic friendships, and a healthy support system, grounded in prayer, asceticism, and – most importantly – a relationship with our Blessed Lord. He placed a desire on my heart to share this life and love with others and that’s exactly what I desire to do with each of you.  I am honored to serve each of you and I look forward to meeting you and sharing in the communal love of Christ! Know that you all are in my prayers and I ask that you please keep me in yours as well. I am so excited to pray with you and get to know you as we start this journey together as zealous followers of Christ. See you soon!  In Christ, Jonathan Wotipka

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Welcome to our parish! I am looking forward to meeting you. May God bless you!

Congrats on your new position at St. Patrick’s!

Welcome to St. Pat's Jonathan!

Our prayers are with you 🙏🏼

Well said Jonathan! Welcome to our St Patrick’s family!❤️🙏

Welcome to our Parish!🙏🏻😊

Welcome Jonathan!

Welcome, Jonathan!

Welcome Jonathan! ✝️

Welcome to the St. Patricks community.

Glad you are here! Welcome!

Welcome!

Any relation to Louie Wotipka?

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Prayer by Pope Leo XIII to St. Joseph to be said after the Rosary during the month of October:  To you, O Blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our affliction, and having implored the help of your most holy spouse, we now, with hearts filled with confidence, earnestly beg you to take us under your protection. Through that sacred bond of charity which united you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and by that fatherly love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you to look graciously upon the beloved inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by His blood, and to aid us in our necessities with your power and strength.  Defend, O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen children of Jesus Christ. Keep from us, O most loving father, all blight of error and corruption. Aid us from on high, most valiant defender, in this conflict with the powers of darkness. And just as you once saved the Child Jesus from mortal danger, so now defend God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity. Shield us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and strengthened by your help, we may be able to live a virtuous life, die a happy death, and obtain everlasting bliss in heaven. Amen.  St. Joseph, pray for us!
Happy Respect Life Sunday!  Today’s Gospel ends with Jesus blessing the children, although in Jesus’ time children were of the lowest in social status. He also tells us that if we want to enter the kingdom of Heaven we are to be as children. We are meant to put our trust in the Lord that He will take care of us, giving what we need to survive as a good father would do.  Parenthood is a call to service. Parents are to be last; meaning that personal interests of the mother and father give way to the good of the family, and children are to be blessed not rebuked. In every situation, the well-being of the children and family take precedence to desires of the parents.  What are you doing to promote the good and well-being of your family?
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