508 Angus St, Gretna, Nebraska 68028

Jesus Christ is risen today!


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!


Archdiocean-wide giving day May 18 (Additional days to give from May 2-25)

Will support restoration projects including re-shingling roof, restoration of stained glass windows, and renovation of big clear windows.

Also participate via cash or check to the parish office with “Joy of Giving” in the memo.


The St. Patrick School Survey has been completed. The survey ran March 26 – April 11, 2022. It was designed to gain parishioner feedback about building a Catholic School. The Parish Council and Finance Council will continue to work with Fr. Baxter to study the survey findings and address the possibility of a Catholic Grade School. Further updates will be forthcoming.


Sign up for an hour of Adoration

Consider signing 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


Would 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.


Registration open now!

Vacation Bible School (VBS) online registrastion is now available! VBS is $25/child. Space is limited, register soon.

Totus Tuus was unfortunately canceled this summer due to a low number of missionaries.


Save the date!

Women’s Weekend: September 24-25

Men’s Weekend: October 15-16

Thank you and best wishes!


After 11 years of serving as our Preschool Director, Stephanie Adams is leaving St. Patrick for a new career opportunity closer to her home. Stephanie did a great job building the program from the ground floor. We wish you the very best, Stephanie, thank you!

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Our current custodian, Mike Sarchet, has announced his upcoming retirement and he will be leaving St. Patrick near the end of July. Mike did an absolutely outstanding job and we will definitely miss him!

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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.  Season one was the highest crowd-funded TV series or film project of all time. The series’ creators 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.


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.



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.


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

Rosary 30 minutes before each Mass


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


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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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 office

Contact Office for Access Arrangements

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Thank you to all who participated in the Archdiocese of Omaha #JoyofGiving day yesterday! St. Patrick raised $4,960 yesterday in addition to the $21,635 that was donated during the early days of giving.  Extended giving days last through May 25, so there is still time to participate. All donations will fund the building projects at St. Patrick including restoring the stained glass windows, re-shingling the roof, and fixing the leaks around the big East windows.  Donations can be made in the parish office or at https://omaha.igivecatholictogether.org/organizations/st-patrick-church-gretna-cbb234c2-e8ea-47bf-a0fd-0a4b28d8b10c.  Thanks again for your generous support of our parish!!
Congratulations to the Gretna graduating class of 2022!  Have you ever considered becoming a Knight? Now is the perfect time! For Catholic men that are 18 years of age you can join the Gretna Knights of Columbus here at St. Patrick and your dues will be taken care of while you are in school up to four years by the Council. This includes trade schools, community colleges, and universities. If interested please contact Chancellor and Membership Director, Randy Meerian at https://www.kofc-gretna.org/.
Theres been a debate in the office about whether or not we will hit $30,000 raised by midnight tonight for the Archdiocese of Omaha #JoyofGiving campaign. Thats only $4,455 more to go, we can do this!

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The Archdiocese of Omaha will award a $100 prize every hour today to the participating parish, school, ministry or organization that has the most unique donors during that hour! And we just won it for the 5 o’clock hour!

Only a couple hours into the morning of #joyofgiving and we have already seen a $2,560 jump in donations and we are #2 on the Archdiocese of Omaha Leaderboard, and the numbers keep rising!  There is plenty of time to participate, https://omaha.igivecatholictogether.org/.

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Current status: we are up to $25,395 raised and in 4th place on the Archdiocese of Omaha leaderboard. Thank you thank you thank you to all who have participated thus far!


Todays the big day! Its the Archdiocese of Omaha Joy of Giving Day! Support St. Patrick today by visiting https://omaha.igivecatholictogether.org/organizations/st-patrick-church-gretna-cbb234c2-e8ea-47bf-a0fd-0a4b28d8b10c.
The St. Patricks Preschool Director is a full-time, 12-month salaried position with benefits, serving ages 3 to 5-years-old, that requires on site presence and availability during the hours 7 AM. to 3:30 PM (M-F) as well as some evening meetings and weekend events. The Preschool Director is supervised by the Parish Manager and directly accountable to the Pastor.  Find out more and apply at https://stpatricksgretna.org/mesmerize/about-us/job-postings/.
Please pray for the whole Archdiocese of Omaha as we begin the Journey of Faith with our new Families of Parishes.  Lord and Giver of Life, we ask for your guidance as we journey to discover your plan for our parishes and schools. Change can bring about great excitement; it can also be the source of anxiety and fear. Help us to move forward with faith, courage, and confidence. Give us open minds and clarity as we discern your will for a promising future. May Jesus, the constant companion of the Church since Pentecost, help us to accept the challenges of loving service in new and invigorating ways. May Mary, Mother of the Church, encourage our efforts to listen and learn. In the beginning, you hovered over the waters, giving birth to your plan for creation. You were present to the People of Israel, speaking to them, teaching them, and guiding them. Be present with us now, and give us your light to see the way. Amen.  https://journeyoffaith.org/
As baptized Christians we are baptized priest, prophet, and king.  As priests, all Christians are called to pray. As prophets, we are called to witness for Jesus through our words and actions. As kings, all of us are called to lead others as Jesus did, through loving service.  Jesus gave an example of Gods presence in the world. We are to continue that example. The love Jesus gives us is the same love we share with others. That love defines us and motivates us. It is the love that grows beyond words.  How can you live out your baptismal call of priest, prophet, and king today?
We have been accumulating quite the collection of lost items at the parish. This week we will have a table set up in the Narthex with all the lost items that have been found here at St. Patrick. There is a collection of rosaries, sunglasses, jackets, books, and various other miscellaneous objects.  Additional items, pictured here, are in the parish office, to inquire further call the office.  Anything that isn’t claimed by Friday, May 27 will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul.
Friday Funny  An elderly woman was mailing an old family Bible to her brother in another part of the country. When she put the heavy package on the counter, the postal clerk asked, “Is there anything breakable in here?” “Just the Ten Commandments,” the lady replied.

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Ahh, you and the old lady “crackin “ us up! GBY

The USCCB invites the faithful to unite in fasting and prayer (specifically of praying the rosary) tomorrow on the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima.  Let us pray for a new commitment to building an America where children are welcomed, cherished, and cared for; where mothers and fathers are encouraged and strengthened; and where marriage and the family are recognized and supported as the true foundations of a healthy and flourishing society.  Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
A little goes a long way when the Catholic community gives as one. Join us and the greater Archdiocese of Omaha on May 18 for #joyofgiving!  Weve already seen a couple online and offline donations come in. Find out how you can give online at https://omaha.igivecatholictogether.org/organizations/st-patrick-church-gretna-cbb234c2-e8ea-47bf-a0fd-0a4b28d8b10c.  If you would prefer to give offline, you can bring cash or check to St. Patrick with Joy of Giving in the memo line.
In preparation for Memorial Day, a cleanup is scheduled for Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, located at 231st and Schram Rd, beginning at 8 AM on Saturday, May 14. (In case of rain, Saturday, May 21 will be the backup date.) We ask that all volunteers meet at the columbarium site for instructions.  Thank you,
St. Patrick Cemetery Board
May is the month of Mary. A common Catholic tradition is to crown Mary during the month of Mary. Our Religious Education and St. Patricks Preschool had a May crowning ceremony to honor our Blessed Mother.  You too can crown your statue of Mary at home or bring her fresh flowers to thank her for bringing our Savior into the world.
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