January 17, 2010
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Jan 17, 2009 Parish Bulletin

  1. 1. Saint January 17, 2010 Second Sunday of Ordinary Time Patrick’s CATHOLIC CHURCH 20500 West Maple Road PO Box 10 Elkhorn, NE 68022 s t p a t s e l k h o r n . o r g FR. RON WASIKOWSKI, Pastor FR. RODNEY ADAMS, Assoc. Pastor DANIEL PERCHAL, Deacon BUD SIMMONDS, Deacon Masses Saturday .......................................... 5:00 pm Sunday.... 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 am & 12:30 pm Monday-Friday ................................. 8:30 am Holy Days .................. Announced in bulletin. Sacraments Baptism: “Welcome Your Baby" classes are required for 1st time parents. Baptisms are celebrated with Parish Information the parish community during weekend liturgies and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Parish Office Staff .................... 289-4289 x 0 Call 289-4289 to schedule dates/times. Terry Krolikowski .......................... ext-1520 Matrimony: Preparations need to begin at least 6 months prior to wedding date. Vicki Payton ................................. ext-1521 Call 289-4289 for information. Fr. Ron ......................................... ext-1523 Fr. Rodney ................................... ext-1522 Reconciliation: Saturday from 3:30-4:30 pm or by appointment. Adult Formation, Beth Kathol ……… ext-1525 Anointing of the Sick: Available at anytime. Communal celebration in late November. Development, Laura Geisinger ex t-1526 Receiving Holy Communion: Homebound visits can be arranged. Liturgy/Music, Michael Willis ........... ext-1524 Youth Ministry, Jenni Vankat .......... ext-1527 Prayer Chain: Contact Lisa Seidl at 763-9770 Fax ................................................. 763-9530 Emergency..................................... 289-4288 M I S S I O N S T A T E M E N T Religious Formation Information We, the members of St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish, Elkhorn, Religious Formation Office ............ 289-4947 Nebraska, accept Jesus Christ as the Risen Lord. We are a pilgrim Mary McMahon ............................. ext-1505 Gazelle Johnson ........................... ext-1504 people seeking salvation; we are called to worship God, to preach School Information and witness the Gospel, to share the gifts God has given us, and to Principal, Don Ridderl .................... 289-5407 love and serve our neighbor. We commit ourselves through God’s Admin. Assistant, Kathy Moritz guidance to model a truly Christian community to all. .
  2. 2. Mass Intentions page 2 Mass Intentions Monday, January 18 8:30 am † Ermelinda Michelletto r.b. Family & Friends Here’s What’s Happening Tuesday, January 19 Sunday, January 17 8:30 am † Eugene Pfeifer Pantry Sunday r.b. Stegman Family 9:30 & 11:00 am LWC 2:15 pm - People of the Parish 9:30 & 11:00 am Preschool (Life Care Center) 2:00 pm Parent/Child First Eucharist Retreat Wednesday, January 20 6:00 pm MS Youth Group Boland Hall 8:30 am - Special Intention-Theresa Hoy Healing 6:30 pm Kairos Groups Off Site (Marquis Place) r.b. Dave & Rita Persing Monday, January 18 Thursday, January 21 9:15 am Living Your Strengths Parish Conf. Rm 244 8:30 am - People of the Parish 6:00 pm Hospitality Committee Teacher’s Lounge 3:00 pm - Community at Elk Ridge 7:00 pm MOMS-St. Cecilia Family Rm (Elk Ridge) 7:00 pm Knights of Columbus Parish Center Friday, January 22 7:30 pm AA Meeting Rm 331 8:30 am No Mass Tuesday, January 19 Saturday, January 23 6:30 pm Music Practice Family Rm 5:00 pm - People of the Parish 6:30 pm RF Committee Rm 229 Sunday, January 24 6:45 pm Guardian Angel Committee Rm 236 8:00 am - People of the Parish 7:00 pm Living Your Strengths Teacher’s Lounge 9:30 am - Special Intention End Legalized Abortion 7:00 pm Pro Life Committee Rm 331 11:00 am † Valerian Eikmeier 7:30 pm Athletic Committee Media Center r.b. Don & Karen Eikmeier Family 7:30 pm Bible Study Parish Conf. Rm 244 12:30 pm † Toni Wasikowski Wednesday, January 20 r.b. Family & Friends 11:30 am Sunshine Group Boland Hall Saints Rm 4:00 pm, 5:45 pm & 7:30 pm RF Classes 7:15 pm Bible Study Boland Hall Saints 7:15 pm Catholics Returning Home Family Rm The Knights of Columbus will be 6:30 pm Teen Bible Study Rm 331 accepting donations for their Thursday, January 21 One Rose-One Life campaign 9:15 am Scripture Class Parish Conf. Rm 244 next weekend, January 23-24. 3:45 pm APLS Parish Conf Rm 244 7:00 pm MOMS-St. Margaret Mary Family Rm 7:00 pm RCIA Boland Hall Saints Rm Friday, January 22 6:00 pm Holy Hour for Life Church Sacrificial Offering Saturday, January 23 5:00 pm LWC Sunday, January 10, 2010 Next Sunday, January 24 Our Sunday Goal is the total of Sunday Envelopes, ACH, and Credit Card Collections. Knights of Columbus One Rose –One Life 9:30 & 11:00 am LWC Per Sunday Goal for 9:30 & 11:00 am Preschool Fiscal Year 2009-2010: $22,300 3:00 pm Mission Trip Planning Boland Hall Sunday Collection: 24,492 Electronic Funds: 9,182 St. Patrick’s & Bethany Total Collections: $33,674 Lutheran Church are holding Church Plate: 835 a Blood Drive on January Votive Candles: 28 25th, from 1:30-6:30pm Children’s Collection: 146 Total Other Collections: $1,009 at Bethany Lutheran. To $27,000 sign up for your donation ap- Christmas $35,417 pointment, go on line to Christmas Goal: ($50,000) Sponsor code: 33 Solemnity of Mary: 300 Heat: 365 Sponsored in part by St. Patrick’s Women’s Club Seminary: 3,537 1st Offering: 397 January is National Blood Donor Month Total Special Collections: $4,599 .
  3. 3. Parish News & Notes page 3 ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH? JOIN OTHER INQUIRERS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RCIA PROCESS. St. Patrick’s is holding a causal gathering for those who desire to learn more about the Catholic Faith. Scripture Readings This gathering is a great opportunity to meet other inquir- FOR JANUARY 24, 2010 ers and to learn a little more about the RCIA (Rite of Chris- The 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time tian Initiation of Adults) process which starts in the fall. Our 1st meeting is January 28th from 6:00-6:45pm in FIRST READING: Nehemiah 8:2-4a,5-6,8-10 Boland Hall. “He opened the scroll so that all the people might We will continue to meet every other week but there is no see it…and, as he opened it, all the people rose. obligation to come every time, just whenever you can! Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God, and all the If you are interested in joining us or have questions, please people, their hands raised high, answered, ‘Amen, contact Beth Kathol at the Parish Office – 289-4289 ext. 1525 or email amen!’” Did you turn in a picture for the parish directory in- RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 19:8-10,15 stead of having one taken? Olan Mills “Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.” has returned those photos. If you would like the picture, it can be picked up in the parish SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 office between 9am and 6pm Mon-Fri. The “Brothers and sisters: As a body is one though it photos will be held for two weeks, until Jan has many parts, and all the parts of the body, 25th, after which time photos remaining will though many, are one body, so also Christ. For in be disposed. one Spirit we were all baptized into one body….” Reminder that everyone is GOSPEL: Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 welcome to join us on Wed “Since many have undertaken to compile a Jan 20th, for a talk by Patsy narrative of the events that have been fulfilled Schmidt on the history of among us, just as those who were eyewitnesses Elkhorn. We will meet for from the beginning and ministers of the word have lunch at 11:30 in Boland handed them down to us, I too have decided…to Hall. Cost is $7. Please write it down in an orderly sequence for you….so make your reservation by that you may realize the certainty of the teachings Jan 18th. Event is being coordinated by the Sunshine you have received.” Group. For more info call Dave at 289-4867 or Ron at 359-1056. Everyone is invited. February event will be a lenten talk Daily Scripture for this week by Fr Tom Greisen. Monday, January 18 – Remember: The first and the last, who once died but came Week of Prayer for Christian Unity back to life, says this “I know your tribulation and poverty, 1 Samuel 15:16-23 but you are rich. Remain faithful until death, and I will give Mark 2:18-22 you the crown of life.” Rev 2:8b-9a, 10b Tuesday, January 19 1 Samuel 16:1-13 14th Annual EPS -Essential Pregnancy Ser- Mark 2:23-28 vices Benefit and Awards Dinner Wednesday, January 20 – January 31 at the Sts. Fabian & Sebastian Hilton Omaha, 1 Samuel 17:32-33,37,40-51 1001 Cass Street. Mark 3:1-6 The evening in- Thursday, January 21 – St. Agnes cludes a hosted 1 Samuel 18:6-9, 19:1-7 bar, gourmet dinner and silent and oral auctions., Mark 3:7-12 Mary Maxwell will emcee and the Westside Jazz En- Friday, January 22 – St. Vincent semble will provide entertainment. Tickets are $125 1 Samuel 24:3-21 per person or $60 for those 35 years or younger and Mark 3:13-19 members of the clergy/religious. Purchase online at Saturday, January 23 or by calling 554-0121. Proceeds 2 Samuel 1:1-4,11-12,19,23-27 from the dinner will help EPS continue to provide their Mark 3:20-21 services to mothers and babies in need. .
  4. 4. Youth Ministry News School News page 4 TEC Retreat – Please pray for the following teens INTERESTED IN ST. PATRICK’S attending the Archdiocesan TEC retreat this SCHOOL FOR 2010-2011? If you are interested in weekend: Danielle Dyer and Hannah Park. enrolling your child(ren) for the 2010- SPY-C Mild Night – this Sunday, Jan. 17th from 6:00-7:30 2011school year at St. Patrick’s School, pm in Boland Hall - Middle school youth group night for 6th- please go to the school website and click 8th graders. Topic: Peer Power on the Admissions link. Applications are Teen Choir - 8th graders and older lead music for now being accepted. The registration the 12:30 pm Mass on the fourth Sunday, January process begins in February. Send 24th. Practice directly before Mass at 11:30 am in applications to the School Office through the Sunday the Family Room. A cantor for the psalm is still collection basket, the U.S. Mail or you can hand deliver needed. A practice CD of the psalm is available by it. No registration fees are required until your child is contacting Michael Willis, accepted. Bible Study with Bob & Todd – Great CURRENT STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS Adventure Bible Study led by Bob Wolf and Todd WILL BE SENT HOME THURSDAY, JANUARY Morgan Wednesday, Jan. 20th 6:30-8:00 pm in 21ST, 2010– In order to allow new families earlier Rm 331 of the school. Note: time and location adjustment. notification of their status, acceptance or waitlist, the TACOS Meeting – High school leaders meet next Sunday, registration process will begin in January rather than Jan. 24th 1:30-3:00 pm to plan for the next few weeks. February this year. Please note that the “Current Summer Mission Trip – High school youth - wanna do Student 2010-2011 Registration” forms will go home service work this summer? Choose between Great Falls, on January 21st. They will be due back by January 28th Montana, July 10th-18th or Omaha, Nebraska, July 18-24 with the $100 registration fee per child to hold their both with Young Neighbors in Action. Contact junior Emily spot. Please make sure you have completed the 2009 Seevers, sophomores Stephanie Sperry or Jen Tunink, or Stewardship Appeal form, found on the Parish website, Jenni Vankat for more info. Initial information meeting to keep receiving the parishioner tuition rate. Families Sunday, Jan. 24th from 3:00-4:00 pm. Parents encouraged on the ‘waitlist” will be notified of their status in early to attend the informational meeting. February via letters mailed to their homes. Breakfast – Our second Pancake breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 31st in the parish center from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. 6-12th graders and their families are needed to help cook and serve. Shifts are 7:30-9:30, 9:30-11:30, and 11:30-1:30. Enjoy a family meal together from our made RF NEWS to order menu of pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, and NOTE TO PARENTS OF 7th GRADERS hash browns, then help out! Contact MJ Nachreiner or AND CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES… Jenni Vankat to volunteer. Our recent snow storm and cold weather have forced yet more events to be re- scheduled. (And yes, the Holy Spirit is testing our patience.) The Confirmation Parent/ Candidate Retreat (8th Grade and above) has been rescheduled for Wednes- day, February 3, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the church. Thank you to all of the volunteers Provided by St. Patrick’s Youth Ministry who assisted with St. Pat’s Parish Center set-up and clean- up, along with Free Will Donations Accepted those who Made to Order Menu: greeted families Pancakes, Sausage, Bacon, Scrambled and distributed materials during our 1st Eucharist retreats Eggs, Hashbrowns, Coffee, Orange Drink this weekend. Thanks also to those who assisted us by providing refreshments. Come eat a meal as a family Our parish community is blessed to have or use this as an opportunity for service! so many willing volunteers to help with the faith formation of our young children. .
  5. 5. John Bosio, author of Stressed? Happy Together, the Catholic Blueprint for a page 5 Catholic Conversations Loving Marriage, and his wife Teri, Stress Management will present an evening for married couples to reflect and rekindle their “minimizing the number of grays” romance on Thursday, February 11th, Rescheduled for at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Friday, Jan 29 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Cost is $25.00 per 7:30pm in Boland Hall couple which includes a copy of the Social time at 7:00pm book “Happy Together”; or $15.00 Sister Marie Micheletto, RSM, M.A., L.P.C., LMHP, is without the book. Wine & light a Sister of Mercy of the Americas, a psychothera- refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the pist and an educational humorist. She does pre- Archdiocese of Omaha Family Life Office. Registration requested by February 4th. Forms are available on the marital, marital and individual counseling, provides Archdiocesan website at mentoring and in-services to hospice staff, and is a newsevents/events.html national and international speaker, as well as facili- or you may call the Family Life Office 402-551-9003. tator of retreats. Sr. Marie’s talks are laced with humor and wisdom. Come for some laughs and deeper understanding of our faith! Drinks and snacks provided—free will offering. WHY DID I DO THAT? Registrations appreciated! Have you ever wondered Please contact Beth Kathol at 289-4289 ext. 1525 why you do the things the or to register. way you do? Well, we have a way to find out! Living Your Strengths The Sacrament of Baptism at St. Patrick’s Living Your Strengths is a 4-week series in which participants join a Participation in “Welcome Your Baby,” a pro- small faith-sharing group. You will have the oppor- gram geared to assist expec- tunity to finally discover and understand what your tant and/or new parents in innate gifts are and how to use them in all aspects raising their children, is re- of your life. This is a great program to do with your quired of all first-time par- friends, spouse and adult family members! ents anticipating Baptism. New sessions are being offered: Pre-registration is necessary, Tuesdays, January 26th – February 16th so contact the parish office 7:00-8:30pm in the Teacher’s Lounge (289-4289xx 0). Mondays, February 1st – 22nd 1:30-3:00pm in the Family Room The dates/times for celebrating Baptism during our Mondays, February 1st – 22nd regularly scheduled masses are: 7:00-8:30pm in classroom 226 February, 2010 Contact Beth Kathol in the Adult Formation Office at • Sunday, February 7 at the 9:30am mass 289-4289 ext.1525 or to • Sunday, February 14 at the 11:00am mass register or for more information. • Sunday, February 21 at the 12:30pm mass • Saturday, February 27 at the 5:00pm mass March, 2010 You're Invited! • Sunday, March 7 at the 9:30am mass • Sunday, March 14 at the 11:00am mass Make plans now • Sunday, March 21 at the 12:30pm mass • Saturday, March 27 – No Baptisms as we cele- to attend the 11th brate Palm Sunday! Annual Dinner/Auction on February 13th! April, 2010 Invitations were mailed this week to all parishioners • Saturday, April 3 at the 9:00pm Easter Vigil and school families. So get your friends together liturgy and get your reservations turned in early for best • Sunday, April 11 - No Baptisms as we cele- seating. It's going to be another fun and memorable brate First Eucharist at all liturgies evening that you won't want to miss! Also, don't • Sunday, April 18 at the 8:00am mass. forget about Tag Night on Monday, February 1st! (Confirmation at the 11:00am and 1:00pm Contact Dana Bird at or masses) 315-9689 for more information if you are interested • Saturday, April 24 at the 5:00pm mass in helping at this fun prep night. .
  6. 6. St. Patrick's will be hosting its Friday, January 22 is the 37th anniversary of first Chess Tournament the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings legalizing page 6 on Saturday, January 23rd from 9 am abortion during all nine months of pregnancy - 1 pm in the Parish Center. The (Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton). The U.S. Bishops have tournament is open to all children in designated January 22nd as a day of penance for the grades Kindergarten through 8th violations to the dignity of the Grade. You do not have to be a human person committed through member of the St. Patrick's Chess acts of abortion, and of prayer for Club to compete in this tournament - the full restoration of the legal all are welcome. guarantee of the right to life. To participate in this tournament, Please offer some form of prayer please email Teri Fisher at to receive and penance on this day and a registration form. Late registrations will be accepted at attend Mass to pray for an end to the door before the tournament starting at 8 am. this violation of the rights of the unborn. Or attend the HOLY HOUR FOR LIFE Children’s Stewardship at St. Patrick’s, on Friday, January 22, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Being grateful for what I have Being polite Come join with other at this evening of prayer. Carrying firewood for my neighbor Cleaned my room, gave toys from my room to kids MONTH 4 Emptied the dishwasher Developing Baby Made hot cocoa for my parents while they were shoveling Spiritual Adoption Let my little brother sleep with my favorite stuffed animal Program Making my fried who moved feel special & loved Made my bed before school “I had a dream today!” Helped my Mom shovel Well, your little baby now weighs Helped my bother put a puzzle together six ounces. He has fingernails and eyelashes. He has his own unique fingerprints, which will remain the same until he dies. His taste buds are working. His sense of hearing is developing and pre- CYSL Soccer Registration Deadline Approaching— sent at 14 weeks. There are no major developments After January 24th, a $20 late fee will be anymore. At this month rapid eye movements added to all registrations and spaces will (REMs) can be detected – a sign of dreaming. Your be given out on a first come, first served spiritually adopted baby is already well-formed, in- basis. Register now at: http:// ternally and externally. All he needs now is time to gain weight and grow strong. What a miracle he SportsOrganizationId=240. If you have questions is! about CYSL Soccer, please contact Mike Meyer at For registration questions please contact Renee Shotkoski at Jan 23, 5:00 PM Jan 24, 8:00 AM Jan 24, 9:30 AM Jan 24, 11:00 AM Jan 24, 12:30 PM 3rd Sun In Ord Time 3rd Sun In Ord Time 3rd Sun In Ord Time 3rd Sun In Ord Time 3rd Sun In Ord Time M Thiele - Lector Rich Panowicz - Lector C Olson - Lector J Ricketts - Lector R Fowler - Lector Lector K Lynch - Comm M Rasmussen - Comm D Obenauer - Comm L Meyer - Comm J Fowler - Comm Stacie Becker Annie Badalucco Cathy Brodersen Joseph D'Elia Gina Antisdel Janelle Cook Eddie Biwer Karen Eikmeier Joey D'Elia Becca Brasher Stacie Iossi Maria Karstrom Mary Galligan Colleen Gawley Mark Constantino Bil Martin Todd Morgan Marge Gell Dan Hanus Emily Fay Ann Martin Maribethe Mrsny Rochelle McGill Lisa Hanus Ryan Nelson EMHC Dan Perchal June Schlegelmilch Carol Obenauer Michele Nolan Mary Vondra Janet M Schonder Jan Oligmueller Marty Nolan Ann Marie Seevers Jacqueline Pletan Mary Reed Emily Seevers Scott Tomsu Kathy Ricketts Christi Speck Bob Welshiemer Joe Wherry Home- Elaine Hodge - Life Care Center Gary Blum - Heritage Point Judy Matton - Brookstone bound/ Suzanne Kibbe - Life Care Center Mary Turley - Elk Ridge Sue Whorlow - Brookstone Infirm Paula Kramer - Lakeside Garrett Connor Megan Brichacek Connor Mazzei Ashley Chovanec Tristan Carlson Server Kelly Seevers Lexi McGargill Morriah Nelson Shane Henderson Joe Fees Julia Smith Kathryn Noel Adam Thomsen Kirsten Meyer Michael McCarville Sacristan Paula Perchal Dick Mrsny Dolly Welshiemer Wendy Anderson Joseph Fees .