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

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Lay Ministry

If you or a member or your family is interested in becoming a Lay Minister, please contact the parish office.  Training sessions are offered through the Archdiocese each year for some ministries.

EMHC

Distribute Holy Communion at liturgies or to home bound.

LECTOR

Proclaim the Scripture readings at weekday or weekend liturgies.

ALTAR SERVER

Assist the Priest at the altar during Mass. Students fifth grade or older are welcomed.

MUSICIAN

Join a choir, sing solo, play an instrument, praise the Lord!

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USHER

Assist with seating at various liturgical services.

GREETER

Greet and welcome parishioners attending mass and carry offertory gifts.

Knights of Columbus

Founded in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action.  Any man 18 years or older interested in joining the Knights of Columbus should contact the Grand Knight.

PARISH

We support the monthly parish breakfasts, Mothers’ Day breakfast, and the pro-life One Rose, One Life Campaign.

COMMUNITY

We are active with blood drives, the high school invitational track meet, and the Intellectual Disabilties Drive.

SOCIAL

Join in fellowship with fish fries, steak fries, and the annual golf tournament.

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Committees

Volunteers from all walks of life help our community be successful.  Consider joining one of the following committees to enhance our parish and our future.

FINANCE

Provide guidance and support for the parish budget and planning process.

PASTORAL COUNCIL

Serve and advise the parish priest about pastoral issues.

STEWARDSHIP

Coordinate activities through the parish that lead all to a life of stewardship and discipleship.

VOCATION

Foster vocations to the religious life through prayer, invitation, encouragement and affirmation.

COMMUNICATION

Newly created committee to help evangelize in our own parish and beyond.  Activities include social media, website, bulletin, among others.

HOSPITALITY

Newly created committee to welcome all to our parish and coordinate activities to engage the faithful.

Guilds and Groups

Being part of a small group is tremendously beneficial for the Catholic experience. Not only do you get to experience God with other believers outside of a weekly church service, but you also have the opportunity to go deeper in your studies and relationships – all while socializing and having a good time.

ST TERESA OF CALCUTTA ROSARY MAKERS MINISTRY

Our members are men, women, and children who enjoy working with their hands to construct rosaries.  Our mission is to gift a white rosary for each baby who is baptized, a red rosary for each Confirmation candidate, and a green rosary for each family moving into the Parish, plus other rosaries as needed.

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PARISH OUTREACH MINISTRY

Our members include any volunteer who would like to help with St. Patrick’s outreach. Our mission is to offer assistance during special times of spiritual, physical or emotional need, through personal contact, referral, and prayer.

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SAINT ROSE OF LIMA GUILD

Our members are women who enjoy gardening, working with flowers, decorating the church, and socializing. Our guild’s mission is to praise God and to decorate the entrance and inside of the church and the parish center.

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SAINT MONICA GUILD

Our members enjoy organizing social and charitable events. The guild members assist the parish with projects such as laundering the Purificators, helping with the annual Stewardship Fair, parish breakfasts, serving needy families, and other events as the need arises.

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SAINT GERARD GUILD

Our members are mothers who choose to grow in grace, faith, and friendship. Our mission is to unite mothers of all ages. Our meetings include prayer, faith sharing, and fellowship.

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Christ Renews His Parish

As Catholics, we are called to witness to one another the amazing things God has done for us. The CRHP process allows us to do just that—take a break from our busy lives, share our faith with others, and get to know God through his works.

Since 1969, CRHP has impacted over 1,400 parishes throughout the United States. Today, CRHP is the primary program for both personal and parish spiritual renewal in over 100 Catholic dioceses and 40 states across America.

RENEWAL WEEKEND

The first step is a 2-day, 1-overnight renewal weekend.  Music, faith sharing, Mass, and individual and group activities help you reflect on your current relationship with God and inspire you to be open to the way God is working in your lives. 

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After attending a renewal weekend, participants are invited to serve on the next CRHP team. They will go through a time of team fellowship and formation as the team prays, works, and prepares to lead the next retreat.

PARISH ENGAGEMENT

After sharing in the CRHP weekend, participants are encouraged to seek other ministries in the parish to serve and help make the parish a more vibrant faith community.

Stewardship

Living a stewardship way of life makes us pleasing to God, is a blessing to others, brings us true happiness. Learn how you can support your church and community through stewardship.

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Least of my Brethren Ministry

Today’s homeless population includes men, women, children, and families. Approximately 2,000 people are homeless in Omaha every night.  Join this ministry to make a difference to the less fortunate in our community.

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Prayer

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ.

During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist.

The Adoration board in the Narthex shows days and times parishioners have slotted to spend time in church.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Our Lord is truly present, body and blood, soul and divinity in the Blessed Sacrament.  
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in our beautiful monstrance is offered on the second Thursday of the month beginning at 7:30 AM and concluding at 5:45 PM just before 6 PM Mass.

Someone must always be present. We invite anyone to come to adore Our Lord in the Eucharist for any amount of time. For more information or to get involved contact Jean Hlavacek at 402-504-4222.

ROSARY

The rosary is offered by the community before all weekend masses and on Tuesday evenings.  The purpose of the Rosary is to help keep in memory certain principle events in the history of our salvation.  Our Blessed Mother has promised 15 graces to those who faithfully recite the Rosary.

PERSONAL PRAYER

The Catholic faith is rich with many prayers. Spending time in personal prayer can bring about a very powerful experience with our Lord.  Here are some of our favorites.

PRAYERS

Benediction of the  
Blessed Sacrament Lent 2019

After the priest places the Blessed Sacrament in the monstrance, a hymn of praise is sung as the priest incenses the Blessed Sacrament. Watch as Father Matt completes this holy process.