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

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved!

Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up.
Galations 6:9

LAY MINISTRY

There are many ways that you can help in the litrugy of the mass.  If you feel this is your calling…

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GUILDS / GROUPS

Working together for a common goal builds our community and each one’s spirit.

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STEWARDSHIP / ACTIVITIES

There are many ways to positively impact your spiritual life and those in need.

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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.

GUILDS / GROUPS

There are many groups available for a variety of interests and activities.  List is sorted alphabetically.

CENTURY CLUB

Part of the Knights, this club raises funds for a variety of needs and groups. All welcome to join.

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CEMETERY BOARD

Ensures the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Gretna is maintained as a holy place and preserved in good condition.

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55+ CLUB

Individuals 55+ years old that gather for breakfast the 3rd Wednesday of the month to socialize and share fellowship.

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FINANCE COUNCIL

Assists the pastor in the administration and stewardship of parish financial and temporal matters.

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FUNERAL MINISTRY

rovides support with funeral wakes and liturgies, food and service for lunches, and other funeral duties.

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HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE

Cultivates an active and welcoming spirit within the Church and helps to assimilate new members.

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Catholic men’s organization that promotes and conducts educational, charitable, religious, and social welfare works.

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PARISH OUTREACH MINISTRY

Hosts the annual Advent Giving Tree, prepares gift boxes for Baptisms, and various other projects.

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PARISH PASTORAL COMMITTEE

Assists the pastor in developing / deepening the parish faith community by proposing a vision / direction for parish life.

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PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

Crochet prayer shawls to be used for the sick and those needing healing.

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ST. MONICA GUILD

Women’s guild that assists in the laundering of the Purificators, and serving events as needed.

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ST. ROSE OF LIMA GUILD

Decorates the church with liturgically appropriate flowers and decorations throughout the year.

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ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA GUILD

A men, women, and children’s group that makes rosaries for Baptisms, Confirmations, new parishioners, and others.

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YOUNG ADULT GROUP

Ages 18-35 from Family of Parishes (St. Patrick, St. Charles, and St. Joseph) gather for social and spiritual events.

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Stewardship and Activities

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CHRIST RENEWS HIS PARISH

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, and get to know God through his works.

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.

LEAST OF MY BRETHREN

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.

BIBLE STUDIES

Seasonal Bible studies varying in duration and focusing on various topics.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION

Faith formation program for non-Catholics to enter the Church or for Catholics to learn about the faith.

FRIDAY FAITH SHARING

Separate men’s and women’s groups that meet on Friday mornings to discuss faith and scripture.

PRAYER LINE

Organized prayer group that prays individually for the requested prayer intentions of our parishioners as a way to knit believers together and encourage the burdened with hope and support.

PERPETUAL ADORATION

Pray before the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle for one hour, anytime during the day or night, seven days a week.

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.

ADORATION CHAPEL
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 after the 7:30 AM Mass and concluding at 7:15 AM on Friday just before 7:30 AM 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.