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

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Choirs are Back!

Adult Choir
Knights of Columbus Choir (men)
The Mezzos (6th – 8th grade)
Children’s Choir

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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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St. Joseph Consecration

The Year of St. Joseph is coming to a close.

To find resources about St. Joseph and to watch the videos by Father Donald Calloway that go along with the 33 Days of Consecration to St. Joseph, click the button below.

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The Chosen

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.

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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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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

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Christmas is coming! What is your reaction to these words? Do you see the joy of the season? Or do you see the red of mounting debt? (Honestly, most of us see both!)  Anticipation and anxiety over the holiday season go hand in hand. Sometimes we want to savor the season. Sometimes we just want the season to get over. Sometimes we anticipate. Sometimes were anxious.  When Jesus pointed to His coming, He realized there would be anxiety, but He wanted anticipation. He wants His people to stand tall and raise their heads. He wants us to have hope.  Anxiety and anticipation are two reactions to a life under pressure, but one sees only darkness and despair while the other sees light and hope.  We can never fully predict disastrous events, but we can prepare for them. We can live a moral life, as if tomorrow does matter, and we can pray for the strength to live through the darker days. Ultimately, we can live as if Jesus is fully present. We can live with hope fully present.
Friday Funny  One day, Jesus walked into a bank to make a deposit. The teller asked Him what He wanted to put in the bank, and Jesus replied, “A DEPOSIT OF FAITH!”
O God, when I have food, help me remember the hungry. When I have work, help me remember the unemployed. When I have a home, help me remember those who have no home at all. When I am without pain, help me remember those who suffer. And while remembering, help me destroy my complacency, to be concerned enough to help, by word and deed, those who cry out for what I take for granted. Amen.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable holiday spirit and motivates end-of-year giving. At a time when we are all experiencing the challenges of a lingering pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on.  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.
On December 1, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that directly challenges Roe vs Wade. This case presents an opportunity for the court to substantially alter or overturn its previous rulings that claimed a constitutional right to abortion. The Court has not heard such a challenge since the 1992 Planned Parenthood vs. Casey case.  The Supreme Court will determine if state laws prohibiting abortion prior to the viability of the child are unconstitutional. “Viability” is the court’s legal standard from 1973 and is understood as the point at which an unborn child can survive outside of the womb. The case challenges Mississippi’s law banning most abortions after 15 weeks.  This is a tremendous spiritual battle, and our justices will be attacked. They are in need of our prayers to strengthen them and give them courage. We also pray to protect them from the snares of the enemy so they can hear the voice of the Lord—the voice of life, love, truth, and beauty.  St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Omaha is hosting a day of adoration to lift up our Supreme Court Justices on Tuesday, November 30. Please go to https://tinyurl.com/SVdPDayofPrayer to sign up for an hour of prayer. If you are unable to join in person praying from home is also encouraged.
In the very early days of Christianity, when people gathered to celebrate the Eucharist, it became customary to bring offerings of food for the poor to the table of the Lord.  This Thanksgiving Day we are asking our parishioners to reenact this tradition by bringing non-perishable food items to place before the altar before Mass. All donations will be given to the Gretna Neighbors Food Pantry. Thank you for considering.
As a child, did you ever imagine yourself as a king? What would you do if you were king of the world for a day?  A theologian once said that all revelation is invitation. In other words, all that God reveals to us invites us to live with Him. This is the reality of Jesus kingship. Jesus is Lord, so we might live near Him in love. He is King of the World, not over us but for us and with us.  How can you give one area of your life over to the King of the World this week?
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Friday Funny  In honor of the celebration of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe this weekend, how about a kingly joke.
The new Eucharistic Adoration Chapel has progressed by leaps and bounds!  The drywall is done; the brick is almost done. They started working on the heating inside. And now we are looking at samples for the flooring.  Im really excited to see the stained glass windows when they go in. They are going to leave such a beautiful reflection on the floor!  Theres still time to make a contribution to the chapel. Contact the office if you have questions.
Did you know that the entire month of November is dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory? More specifically it is dedicated to us praying for those souls in Purgatory. They can no longer pray for themselves so it is up to us to offer our prayers for them to move on to Heaven.  Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.
Are you a parent of a young child or know parents of young children here in the Gretna area?  We have compiled a list of names of 7th-12th grade parishioners who are willing to babysit. If you would like a copy of the contact list of these babysitters please contact the parish office.
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