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JULY 2021 - JUNE 2022

A Place to

Belong

S T. P E T E R C AT H O L I C C H U R C H


A Place to

Belong

Pastor – Fr. Clark

Assistant Pastor – Fr. Bedient

Fr. Clark is the Pastor at St. Peter Church. He is responsible for the vision and direction of St. Peter Church and School. As shepherd of our church, he guides us in formation and sacramental life.

Fr. Bedient is the assistant to the pastor in leadership, administrative and sacramental life for St. Peter Parish. Fr. Bedient is also the chaplain for GodTeens and RCIA.

Parish Manager – Katherine Norman Katherine assists the pastor to ensure the vision, mission and goals of St. Peter Catholic Church and School are achieved. She manages parish staff and volunteers, as well as coordinates the stewardship program. Katherine welcomes parishioners and guests to our parish, fosters stewardship as a way of life, and supports ministry leaders. As our parishioners become more active in parish life, they become better stewards and grow closer to Jesus. Parish Catechist – Blake Vajgrt  Blake coordinates all youth and adult faith formation including CCD, Godteens, RCIA, Totus Tuus, bible studies, as well as other formation for our staff and adults in our parish.  As our Parish Catechist, Blake works closely with Fr. Clark and Fr. Bedient to ensure the mission of Jesus Christ is fulfilled, to make disciples by participating in His ministry as priest, prophet and king.

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Here at St. Peter, we want to help every individual to know that they are welcome and wanted as a part of our Catholic family. In terms of stewardship, hospitality is an immensely important concept. The truth is, if someone doesn’t feel like they are wanted and appreciated, how will they receive the love of God through us? Hospitality opens the door to a person’s heart and allows him or her to receive joy, grace and love. For St. Peter to continue to grow as a stewardship community, we must help everyone who walks through our doors feel like they truly have come home. We must make hospitality a cornerstone.


Stewardship of Time While many of us understand that prayer is an important element of the Christian life, most of us admit that it’s difficult to find a quiet moment to spend with God. As Christians, we must remember that we cannot give what we do not have. In order for us to welcome others into the life of the Church, we need to make sure that our spiritual lives are properly in order. To become a more prayerful person, take inventory of how you spend the 168 hours in the week. Are you taking time to talk to God in prayer, to speak with Him as you would a friend? Are you seeking His truth through reading the Scriptures? Will you make Him first on your priority list so that you are able to give to others from the graces He has given you? Maintaining A Healthy Prayer Life: • Pope Francis encourages all Catholics to spend time in daily prayer, thanking God for His blessings, asking for His help in difficult circumstances and reading Scripture. • Receive spiritual nourishment in the Eucharist at least every Sunday. • Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on a regular basis and asking God for the grace to live a life of holiness.

Stewardship of Talent “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Peter 4:10). Each of us has received gifts from God that we are to use in humble service. While many of us may not recognize the skills or abilities we have as gifts, they are a means by which we can give glory to God through serving each other. At St. Peter, our ministries provide opportunities for us to serve God and others. Will you take the time to ask God how you can best serve Him through the service of His children? Ways to Welcome and Serve Others: • Pray about how your gifts can best be used to help others feel welcome. • Sign up for a parish ministry that stretches you to put others’ needs before your own. • Greet our fellow parishioners before or after Mass, introducing yourself to unfamiliar faces.

Stewardship of Treasure Throughout Scripture, we are taught to give to God our “first fruits.” In modern speech, we might say that the first “line item” in the family budget should be returning a portion of our income to God. Both symbolically and in actuality, this is a powerful expression of God’s place in your life. “Where your treasure is, there also lies your heart” (Matthew 6:21). Will you take some time to reassess how you prioritize God in your finances? Reasons to Tithe Why give a percentage of income? We give the tithe (which means 10% of one’s harvest or income) because it is a scriptural benchmark that has been honored since the early Church (see Malachi 3:10).

Working Toward Giving the Tithe 5% to the parish offertory 5% to other charities 3


COUNCILS Finance

The Finance Council assists the pastor in all aspects of the parish’s financial administration and is responsible to the pastor and parish for the financial integrity of the parish and all the financial dealings conducted by the parish. An accounting and/or business background is useful. Meets Quarterly: Aug. 24, Oct. 19, Jan. 18, May 17

Stewardship

Directed by prayer, the Stewardship Council invites all parishioners to recognize and cherish their God-given talents, and encourages parishioners to share their gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure with the community. The Stewardship Council supports and facilitates programs of hospitality, prayer, spiritual formation, and stewardship renewal. The Stewardship Council is responsible for supporting the pastoral vision and ministry of the parish. This is accomplished through fostering stewardship as a way of life within all aspects of the parish community. The Council seeks to create opportunities for the parish to increase its ability to recognize, accept and share God’s abundant blessings and gifts each day. The Stewardship Council offers guidance to the pastor to guide the development of stewardship within the parish. The Council seeks to promote the mission and ministry of the parish through year-round communication and special initiatives, and by supporting the annual Stewardship Renewal. Meets Quarterly: Aug. 31, Oct. 26, Jan. 25, May 24

Pastoral

The Parish Council exists to help the parish catechist and pastor in areas of catechesis and evangelization. It seeks to foster parish unity, assess needs, develop programs, coordinate activities, encourage participation in spiritual and apostolic life to make disciples of Christ. Members of the council are ministry leaders of RCIA, CCD, GodTeen, adult faith formation, marriage and Baptism preparation, missions and pilgrimage, Legion of Mary, St. Vincent dePaul, pro-life and anyone appointed by the pastor. Meets Semi-Annually: Aug. 10 and Jan. 4

Liturgical

The Liturgical Committee aids the pastor and assistant pastor with the priestly ministry of Christ. Members of this committee are parish volunteers who help with the sacraments and other liturgies. They aim to make the Sunday experience and other liturgies an encounter with the Divine for parishioners and guests. These members are the leaders of acolytes, lectors, servers, adoration program, hospitality, ushers, musicians, sacristans, prayer line, retreats, wedding and funeral coordinators. Meets Semi-Annually: Aug. 11 and Jan. 5

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St. Peter Strategic Plan Vision: St. Peter Catholic Church will abide in Christ and build His kingdom.

Mission: To fulfill the mission of Jesus Christ to make disciples by participating in His ministry as priest, prophet and king.

Principles: St. Peter Parish has seven cultural norms that guide us toward what we value: 1. W  e exhibit Holiness by participating in the life of Christ through the sacraments and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary as our model. 2. We incorporate Beauty in our sacred liturgy and sacred space. 3. W  e practice Evangelization by sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ through Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. 4. W  e pursue Truth through intellectual and spiritual formation, guided by Scripture, Tradition, and the Magisterium. 5. W  e celebrate all human Life from conception to natural death and defend the dignity of the vulnerable. 6. We cultivate Unity in our parish, greater community and universal church. 7. We are generous Stewards of our time, talent, and treasure.

Defining Characteristic: St. Peter Parishioners will be disciples of Christ devoted to: (Acts 2:42)

1. Teaching of the Apostles

2. Fellowship

3. Breaking of Bread

4. Prayer

2021 Slogan:

“Become living stones through Christ.” — 1 Peter 2:5 5


Summary

2022 Ministry Catalog Prayer ACOLYTES: John Kuchta — JKuchta@allcopyproducts.com, 402-730-8833 ALTAR SERVERS: Schedule: Bridget Paseka — bridgetpaseka@gmail.com, 402-480-5463 Training: James Benes — James-Benes@cdolinc.net, 402-432-3874

Formation BAPTISMAL PREPARATION CLASS: Patty Daberkow — kdaber@aol.com, 402-420-7313

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION (EMHC) HOMEBOUND: Michael Hayes — michaelhayes7@gmail.com, 402-416-0128

BOY/CUB SCOUTS: Matt Tapling, Boy Scouts — tapling@earthlink.net, 402-420-1070 Michael Sullivan, Cub Scouts — pack32.lnk@gmail.com, 307-399-0431 Brenda Shields — michaelandbrendas@gmail.com, 402-499-3755

JESUS OF DIVINE MERCY: Jeannie Moxley — rpraiz@yahoo.com, 402-421-1730

CCD VOLUNTEERS: Blake Vajgrt — blake-vajgrt@cdolinc.net, 402-641-3872

LECTORS/READERS: Mike Messineo — michaelm@valscorp.com, 402-430-6080

GODTEEN COUPLES: Blake Vajgrt — blake-vajgrt@cdolinc.net, 402-641-3872

LEGION OF MARY: Mike Davis — davism72@gmail.com, 402-480-0404

LENDING LIBRARY: Carol Wathen — jimwathen2@gmail.com, 402-742-6468

MUSIC MINISTRY: Mary Odgaard — mzodgaard@gmail.com, 402-483-4945

MARRIAGE PREPARATION CLASS: Fr. Eric Clark — fr.eric-clark@cdolinc.net, 402-423-1239, ext. 102 Kevin and Anne Hubbell — amhubbell@gmail.com, 402-730-1314

PERPETUAL ADORATION: Katy Dornbos — kldornbos@gmail.com Parish Office — 402-423-1239 PRAYER LINE: Prayer Writer, Maryann Boumann Prayer Requests, Brittni Bibba — stpeterprayerwarriors@gmail.com, 402-759-1053 WOMEN’S FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: Deb Placek — debraplacek@gmail.com, 402-432-4614 Jean Bouc — gbouc@hotmail.com, 402-420-7478 ST. MONICA’S MINISTRY: Kayla West — kayla-west@cdolinc.net, 316-201-7140

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THE HOLY FACE MINISTRY: Lisa Kerrigan — lisa@neb.rr.com, 402-484-6554

MEN’S AND WOMEN'S FORMATION: Blake Vajgrt — blake-vajgrt@cdolinc.net, 402-641-3872 RCIA: Blake Vajgrt — blake-vajgrt@cdolinc.net, 402-641-3872 ROCK: Tricia Walker — triciagrundman@hotmail.com, 402-890-6134 SURVIVING DIVORCE MINISTRY: Mike Timmins — mtimmins@gmail.com, 402-770-8810


TOTUS TUUS: Blake Vajgrt — blake-vajgrt@cdolinc.net, 402-641-3872

Service

SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS: Bill and Stacie Hooks — shooks@concordei.com, 402-419-9696 Monica Oldenburg — monica_jeanne@yahoo.com, 719-671-6528

CHURCH CLEANING: Paula Sroczynski — paula_sroczynski@yahoo.com, 402-942-3582

ST. VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY: Mike Riordan — sandmriordan@gmail.com, 402-875-2000

CHURCH DECORATING: Karen Largen — rexlargen@earthlink.net, 402-450-1008 Kathleen Noonan — knoonan509@yahoo.com, 402-421-7334

Hospitality

CSS (CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES) FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION: Bonnie Damrow — brdamrow6@gmail.com, 402-580-3673

FUNERAL LUNCHEON: Kathleen Noonan — knoonan509@yahoo.com, 402-421-7334 LaDonna Hegemann — ladonnahegemann@earthlink.net, 402-421-9333

EVANGELIZAITON: Kayla West — kayla-west@cdolinc.net, 316-201-7140 GIVING TREE: Jean Pearson — docplace@yahoo.com, 402-423-5240 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL: Michael Creager — creags731@yahoo.com, 402-432-3313 Donovan Lempka — donovanlempka@gmail.com, 402-499-9294 PARISH MAINTENANCE: Raul Saavedra — 1972saav@gmail.com, 402-440-4960 PARISH OFFICE HELP: Nancy Allder — nancy-allder@cdolinc.net, 402-423-1239, ext. 101 PCCW (PARISH COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN): President: Anne Hatch — hatch.annemarie@gmail.com, 308-920-0993 Vice President: Amy Fendrick — amyfendrick@gmail.com, 678-995-2629 RIGHT TO LIFE: Mike Davis — davism72@gmail.com, 402-480-0404 Cathy Turner — ccpturner@yahoo.com, 402-202-1614

FAMILY NIGHTS: Erin Willnerd — ewillnerd@hotmail.com, 402-314-3937

HOLY HAPPY HOUR: Zach and Laura Kane — laurakane4@gmail.com, 308-380-9819 MASS GREETERS: Becky Huebner — beckyhuebner6@gmail.com, 402-770-1350 MASS REFRESHMENTS: Debby Rye — ryettes@aol.com, 402-432-2315 MEN’S GOLF LEAGUE: Chris Wagner — chris.wagner@ubt.com, 402-440-4863 Doug Kreifels — dougk@actionlincoln.com, 402-610-1608 PARISH FALL FESTIVAL: Rick Garneau — rickgarneau@hotmail.com, 402-200-8769 PARISH FUNDRAISER: Katie Koester — koesterk24@gmail.com, 402-335-8244 USHERS: Dave McWilliams — dmcwilliams@farleywolfins.com, 402-416-0783 WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS: Katherine Norman — Katherine-Norman@cdolinc.net, 402-450-9484

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Listings

2022 Ministry

Prayer ACOLYTES

The Acolytes Ministry offers adult men of the parish an opportunity to serve the church by assisting the celebrant at Mass on Sunday and Holy Days. This is a great ministry to deepen your faith and become closer to Jesus. Training is once at the beginning of the year at the chancery. You will be assigned a Mass time convenient to your schedule and will be scheduled to serve once every four to five weeks. Contact: John Kuchta, 402-730-8833, JKuchta@allcopyproducts.com

ALTAR SERVERS

The altar servers assist the priest during Mass. There are different duties with specific responsibilities for each server, such as thurifer (carries the censer), cross bearer, and candle bearers. It is crucial that all altar servers are mature and reverent during Mass. Scheduling Contact: Bridget Paseka, 402-480-5463, bridgetpaseka@gmail.com, Training Contact: James Benes, 402-432-3874, James-Benes@cdolinc.net

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EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION (EMHC) HOMEBOUND

Distribute Holy Communion to the assisted living facilities, nursing homes and homebound. A spirit of reverent service to Christ, present in the Eucharist, is at the very heart of this ministry. By serving in this ministry, you will be witnessing Christ’s own loving service to those unable to attend Sunday Mass. Contact: Michael Hayes, 402-416-0128, michaelhayes7@gmail.com

JESUS OF DIVINE MERCY (NEW)

Women of the parish meet once per month to grow spiritually through reading, prayer and discussion. Help with the Lenten Tree to benefit Catholic Social Services, Memorial Carnation Sale to benefit a charity. Coordinates two Traveling Fatima statues and Divine Mercy Sunday Devotions. Contact: Jeannie Moxley, 402-421-1730, rpraiz@yahoo.com

LECTORS/READERS

Lectors proclaim the Word of God within liturgical celebrations including Mass, funerals, weddings and Liturgy of the Hours. Particular skills of public speaking are required and an extended formation is required. The proclamation of Sacred Scripture is a very important ministry, which needs to be done with competence and skill in order that the Holy Spirit may be fostered in the hearts of those present. To be effective, readers need to make adequate preparation including study, prayer and practice. Readers have a loud, clear and unhurried speaking voice. Contact: Mike Messineo, 402-430-6080, michaelm@valscorp.com


LEGION OF MARY

Members bring people to Jesus through weekly prayer and by imitating the virtues of the Blessed Mother as they visit the sick and elderly, and promote prayer through the home enthronement of the Pilgrim Virgin. Members take new parishioners a welcome bag. Contact: Mike Davis, 402-480-0404, davism72@gmail.com

MUSIC MINISTRY

To lead or assist in leading sung prayer or accompany sung prayer with instrumental music and participate in necessary rehearsals. Must be able to sing or play an instrument and read music. Contact: Mary Odgaard, 402-483-4945, mzodgaard@gmail.com

PERPETUAL ADORATION

Around-the-clock adoration. Key to the success of Perpetual Adoration are the parishioners who faithfully keep their assigned hours every week or serve as substitute adorers. Perpetual Adoration refreshes the soul of participants. We are always in need of new adorers. You can check the schedule on our website under Ministries & Stewardship. Contact: Katy Dornbos, kldornbos@gmail.com; Parish Office, 402-423-1239

PRAYER LINE

Parishioners on the Prayer Line receive emails and are asked to pray for sick and deceased individuals, or subjects pertaining to the Catholic Church in areas of faith and morals. Email requests go to stpeterprayerwarriors@gmail.com. Maryann Boumann takes all requests to prayer and writes a prayer that is then distributed. Brittni Biba coordinates all of the behind-the-scenes collecting and distributing of prayers. Contact: Maryann Boumann, Brittni Biba, 402-759-1053, stpeterprayerwarriors@gmail.com

the next book we will study. Contact: Deb Placek, 402-432-4614, debraplacek@gmail.com; Jean Bouc, 402-420-7478, gbouc@hotmail.com

ST. MONICA’S MINISTRY (NEW)

This ministry offers up adoration, prayer and sacrifices for fallen away Catholics. Contact: Kayla West, 316-201-7140, kayla-west@cdolinc.net

THE HOLY FACE MINISTRY

From 1843 to 1847, Jesus revealed to Sr. Mary of St. Peter, a Carmelite nun in France, a powerful devotion which He wanted established worldwide — the Devotion to His Holy Face. The purpose of this devotion is to make reparation for sins of blasphemy and for the profanation of Sundays. Please join us every Tuesday from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in church to pray for much needed reparation for these offenses in our own time. Contact: Lisa Kerrigan: 402-484-6554, lisa@neb.rr.com

Formation BAPTISMAL PREPARATION CLASS

The Sacrament of Baptism is the foundation of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Parents and Godparents are required to attend classes. Please check here if you are in need of taking a baptismal class. Contact: Patty Daberkow, 402-420-7313, kdaber@aol.com

WOMEN’S FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

This is a women’s formation group fueled by the Holy Spirit and prayer. We meet weekly on Friday at 9:15 a.m. Any women 18 years or older are welcome — open to non-Catholics, as well. Childcare is provided if needed. Please refer to the bulletin for

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BOY/CUB SCOUTS

The Boy Scout Program teaches skills to boys and young men, ages 11-18. These are skills they can use throughout their lives. The program provides opportunities to develop self-confidence and leadership skills while interacting with others in a positive manner. Troop activities include service projects, monthly campouts, summer camp and a high adventure program. The Cub Scout program teaches skills to boys to help them in their everyday life and prepares them for the Boy Scout experience. The program also provides opportunities for boys to develop self-confidence and begin to understand various life skills through interactions with fellow Cub Scouts. Pack activities include service projects, monthly pack field trips, winter Cub days and summer day/night camps. Contact: Boy Scouts — Matt Tapling, 402-420-1070, tapling@earthlink.net; Cub Scouts — Michael Sullivan, 307-399-0431, pack32.lnk@gmail.com; Brenda Shields, 402-499-3755, michaelandbrendas@gmail.com

CCD VOLUNTEER

CCD is held each Wednesday evening to help our children understand their Catholic faith and to prepare them to receive the sacraments. Volunteers are needed to serve as teachers and assistants. Contact: Blake Vajgrt, 402-641-3872, blake-vajgrt@cdolinc.net

GODTEEN COUPLES

The GodTeen Program is a catechetical formation program for high school students of the parish. The program of Sunday meetings is meant to further a deeper understanding and love of our Catholic faith through discussion facilitated by a married couple from the parish. The Godparent couple commits to a four-year program and each teen remains in the same group for all four years. This program is a wonderful way for teenagers and married couples, to deepen their faith and grow ever closer to Jesus. Contact: Blake Vajgrt, 402-641-3872, blake-vajgrt@cdolinc.net

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LENDING LIBRARY

The Lending Library is located in the church lobby and is open to everybody in the parish. There are books to check out and borrow, and a few books for you to take and keep. To expand our offerings, please feel free to drop off books you would like to donate in the box at the Library. Contact: Carol Wathen, 402-742-6468, jimwathen2@gmail.com

MARRIAGE PREPARATION CLASS

Helps engaged couples prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage and married life through various topics and a FOCCUS Inventory. Couples who are engaged will be contacted to meet with married couples who will often lead discussions on Communication, Spirituality, Married Intimacy, Financial Responsibility, and Marriage as a Sacrament. Contact: Fr. Eric Clark, 402-423-1239, ext. 102, fr.eric-clark@cdolinc.net; Kevin and Anne Hubbell, 402-730-1314, amhubbell@gmail.com

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S FORMATION (NEW)

Ongoing faith formation for the men and women of the parish. Parishioners come together as men, women, or in combined settings to study the Bible, Church documents, writings of the saints, Catholic literature, and contemporary works so that as we come to know more about God we can love and serve Him and others in a deeper way. There will be various modes of formation: small groups, video and lecture series, retreats, and self-guided courses. These formation options will continue to develop your faith and aid you in sharing that faith with others. All parishioners should prayerfully consider joining a formation group. Contact: Blake Vajgrt, 678-995-2629, blake-vajgrt@cdolinc.net

RCIA CANDIDATES

Are you or do you know someone interested in joining the Catholic Church? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the process by which non-Catholic individuals become fully


initiated members of the Catholic Church, receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. Seekers are encouraged and welcomed to inquire, discern, and pray by teachers and mentors who share the love of Christ as they respond to the invitation by Christ to join His Church. RCIA begins in September and continues to Pentecost (50 days after Easter). RCIA meets on Thursday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. Contact: Blake Vajgrt, 402-641-3872, blake-vajgrt@cdolinc.net

ROCK (RAISING OUR CATHOLIC KIDS)

St. Peter’s ROCK is a ministry with a goal of providing Christ-based family activities for our parish community. This ministry plans numerous activities annually, such as a back-to-school swim party, bowling, rosary making, Easter egg hunt and ceramics. If you would like to join the group, we are always looking for volunteers. Contact: Tricia Walker, 402-890-6134, triciagrundman@hotmail.com

SURVIVING DIVORCE MINISTRY (NEW)

There is hope and healing for Catholic families who civilly divorce. When you married, you intended it to last a lifetime. Now you have been faced with a difficult situation and a time of grief and great pain for the loss of the dream you had for your life. You are single again and probably have many responsibilities that will need your attention. The first thing you must do is to take good care of yourself. Your children, your job, your extended family will all suffer more if you are not healthy and hopeful for the future. We're here to help, and to encourage healing through the Sacraments where you'll personally encounter Christ—with all His love and tender mercies. Whether you got divorced recently or 10 years ago, this ministry offers valuable insight for everyone. “Come to me, all you who labor and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Contact: Mike Timmins, 402-770-8810, mtimmins@gmail.com

TOTUS TUUS

Totus Tuus (Latin for “totally yours”) is a summer Catholic catechetical program dedicated to the youth in order to evangelize and teach the faith of the Church. The aim is to help all youth develop their relationship with Jesus so that there is an intimate friendship whereby He may lead them to the Father in the Holy Spirit. Taught by college students and seminarians, the focus is on the Eucharist, Marian devotion, Catechetical instructions, vocational discernment and FUN! Contact: Blake Vajgrt, 402-641-3872, blake-vajgrt@cdolinc.net

Service CHURCH CLEANING

Parishioners clean and dust statues, vigil lights, the main altar area, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting pews, mopping, straightening up, shining up the glass/ windows, etc. Volunteers are scheduled to clean on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. and can choose between the first, second, third, fourth or fifth Saturday. You may also clean when you are available as well. This is a great way to give an extra hour of your time every month to take care of your parish. Contact: Paula Sroczynski, 402-942-3582, paula_sroczynski@yahoo.com

CHURCH DECORATING

We decorate the church to show the liturgical seasons so we can better enter into the celebration of the Mass. Help with Christmas, Easter and liturgical season decorations — for those with a green thumb and love of plants or some ability to climb ladders. Contact: Karen Largen, 402-450-1008, rexlargen@earthlink.net; Kathleen Noonan, 402-421-7334, knoonan509@yahoo.com

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CSS (CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES) FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION

Participants collect food staples, cash, SCRIP, and coupons continuously to help families. Help with collecting food during food drives, as well as take food down to CSS to unload and sort. Anyone can drop off non-perishable items in the container in the church lobby. Contact: Bonnie Damrow, 402-580-3673, brdamrow6@gmail.com

EVANGELIZATION (NEW)

Members fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28) by going after the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost son (Luke 15). Contact: Kayla West, 316-201-7140, kayla-west@cdolinc.net

GIVING TREE

Parishioners are encouraged to donate to our Christmas Giving Tree coordinated by the St. Anthony’s Circle of the PCCW. These gifts help families during the holiday season. We supply the gifts to CSS for distribution. Contact: Jean Pearson, 402-423-5240, docplace@yahoo.com

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL

This is a men’s Catholic fraternal organization. Our Faith in Action categories are Life, Family, Faith and Community. We provide volunteer and financial support for numerous families, and pro-life, youth and community activities. All practicing Catholic men are encouraged to join. Contact: Michael Creager, 402-432-3313, creags731@yahoo.com; Donovan Lempka, 402-499-9294, donovanlempka@gmail.com

PARISH MAINTENANCE This group keeps up with the maintenance of parish properties and to study the necessity and/ or advisability of certain building

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projects. Parishioners with experience in buildings and ground maintenance for general upkeep and repairs around the church, offices and rectory are encouraged to join. Contact: Raul Saavedra, 402-440-4960, 1972saav@gmail.com

PARISH OFFICE HELP

Volunteers support the parish office staff, answer phone calls, greet visitors at the door and take care of light office work — stuffing envelopes, filing, parish records in registrar, and some computer work. Contact: Nancy Allder, 402-423-1239, ext. 101, nancy-allder@cdolinc.net

PCCW (PARISH COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN)

The purpose of the St. Peter Council of Catholic Women (PCCW) is to give glory to God through prayer, study and service, for our parish community and the community in which we live. We aim to serve the needs and unite the women of St. Peter in spiritual, educational and social activities. We also aid financially with the needs of the altar, sanctuary and the parish in general. Some activities include serving and/or donating food for funeral meals, coordinating fundraisers, and partnering with outreach organizations. PCCW is comprised of sub-circles (Please go to our website for specifics). Contact: Anne Hatch (President), 308-920-0993, hatch.annemarie@gmail.com; Amy Fendrick (Vice President), 678-995-2629, amyfendrick@gmail.com


Hospitality FAMILY NIGHTS

A great opportunity for families to share in fellowship and fun, Family Nights offer a valuable chance to grow in relationship with Jesus, as well as with our brothers and sisters in community. Volunteers are needed to facilitate the outings and events — anybody is welcome to help! Contact: Erin Willnerd, 402-314-3937, ewillnerd@hotmail.com

RIGHT TO LIFE

We believe God is the author of all human life — as such, only He has the right to take life away. This group provides educational material to the parish about protecting all life, from conception to natural death, and keeps parishioners updated about legislative activities. Contact: Mike Davis, 402-480-0404, davism72@gmail.com; Cathy Turner, 402-202-1614, ccpturner@yahoo.com

SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS

Can you listen to a child read? Can you spare an hour? There are numerous ways to help. Examples include reading to students, lunchroom or recess monitors, and decorating, nursing staff, office helpers, Science Fair volunteers, Field Day and volunteers. Contact: Bill and Stacie Hooks, 402-419-9696, shooks@concordei.com; Monica Oldenburg, 719-671-6528, monica_jeanne@yahoo.com

ST. VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent dePaul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. Organized locally, we witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. We collaborate with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, we see the face of Christ. Contact: Mike Riordan, 402-875-2000, sandmriordan@gmail.com

FUNERAL LUNCHEON

As a service to the family who is grieving, PCCW serves and provides a meal immediately following the funeral service. Often these luncheons can be quite large, so many volunteers are needed to prepare and serve the meal. Contact: LaDonna Hegemann, 402-421-9333, ladonnahegemann@earthlink.net; Kathleen Noonan — 402-421-7334, knoonan509@yahoo.com

HOLY HAPPY HOUR (NEW)

This ministry seeks to serve the adults in our parish community by offering them a night out for fellowship and fun. We gather at church for games, drinks, snacks, and fellowship. Volunteers are needed to help plan and coordinate these events. Contact: Zach and Laura Kane, 308-380-9819, laurakane4@gmail.com

MASS GREETERS

Greeters create a welcoming atmosphere for parishioners and visitors as they arrive for Mass, as well as answer questions about our community and building. Contact: Becky Huebner, 402-770-1350, beckyhuebner6@gmail.com

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MASS REFRESHMENTS (NEW)

An opportunity for food, drinks and fellowship will be available after the weekend Masses once a month. Volunteers are needed to help host these weekends or consider sponsoring a monthly Mass refreshments event. Contact: Debby Rye, 402-432-2315, ryettes@aol.com

MEN’S GOLF LEAGUE

Members of St. Peter are welcome to participate in the Men’s Golf League. The league consists of four-player teams with two team members playing half (eight weeks) of the 16-week season. The league begins the week after Daylight Savings Time in the spring and ends before Labor Day. League members will have a handicap from their GHIN or actual score posted in league play. Members are asked to prepay the green fees and league dues at the beginning of league. The 2019 league will be at Holmes Golf Course on Monday evenings with a shotgun start at 5:30 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to golf with other members in our community. Contact: Chris Wagner, 402-440-4863, chris.wagner@ubt.com; Doug Kreifels, 402-610-1608, dougk@actionlincoln.com

PARISH FALL FESTIVAL

This is a family-friendly fun event on a Friday evening in the fall at St. Peter. It’s a time to play games and get some food with members of our community. This is put on by the SFA (School Family Association), embodying hospitality and building community and, therefore, the Body of Christ. Contact: Rick Garneau, 402-200-8769, rickgarneau@hotmail.com

PARISH FUNDRAISER

We plan an annual parish fundraiser, Taste and See, in February. It is an auction, wine, craft beer and food event that is held on a Friday evening at the parish. The proceeds support our parish programs and outreach. Many volunteers and participants are needed. Contact: Katie Koester, 402-335-8244, koesterk24@gmail.com

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USHERS

With an attitude of hospitality, ushers serve the assembly in varied ways during the celebration of the Mass. Ushers are ministers of hospitality. They welcome people as they gather for Mass. They are to be easily visible if someone needs assistance or directions to a particular area in the church. They may help seat people or assist the physically disabled or elderly. Ushers inquire if anyone needs to have Communion brought to them in their pew. They assist in handing out worship aides for Mass. Ushers take up the collection and help direct the community at Communion time. They distribute bulletins and other materials as needed. They are observant and stay alert so they can readily assist someone that becomes ill or has a medical emergency. After Mass, ushers ensure that everything is in order in the church and in the gathering space. Contact: Dave McWilliams, 402-416-0783, dmcwilliams@farleywolfins.com

WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS (NEW)

This ministry seeks to serve all new parishioners of St. Peter Parish. Members will call new parishioners to welcome them, invite them to have a tour of the church and school grounds and help coordinate a new parishioner gathering. Contact: Katherine Norman, 402-450-9484, Katherine-Norman@cdolinc.net


Four Pillars of

Parish Stewardship Hospitality

“When I was a stranger, you welcomed me” (Mt. 25:35). Jesus teaches that whenever we welcome one of the least of our sisters and brothers, we welcome Christ Himself. That is why the first mark of a stewardship parish is hospitality. Kindness is one of the first ways we can be Christ-like towards others.

Prayer

Prayer prepares us spiritually to do things we did not think possible and to do the will of God. When we spend time in prayer, we show God that He is more important than anything else we could be doing at that moment. The Mass is the pinnacle of parish prayer life. Personal and family prayer should also be a part of our daily lives.

Formation

From childhood to adulthood, our whole life must be a process of drawing closer to God. He never stops calling us forward to learn more about Him and His Church and consider how we can live holier lives. We cannot give what we do not have, therefore we must seek opportunities to stay formed in our Faith.

Service

“As I have done, so you must also do.” These were Christ’s words after He washed His apostles’ feet at the Last Supper. In this moment, Jesus called His followers to a life of humility and service. We must seek ways to serve our families, parish and community at large.

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LITURGICAL CALENDAR Aug 15th – Assumption Nov 1st – All Saints Day Nov 2nd – All Souls Day Nov 28th – Advent Begins Dec 8th – Immaculate Conception Dec 25th – Christmas Jan 1st – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Jan 6th – Epiphany Jan 9th – Baptism of the Lord Mar 2nd – Ash Wednesday April 10th – Palm Sunday April 14th – Holy Thursday April 15th – Good Friday April 17th – Easter April 24th – Divine Mercy Sunday May 26th – Ascension Thursday June 5th – Pentecost June 12th – Trinity Sunday June 19th – Corpus Christi

Please keep until Fall 2022

S T. P E T E R C AT H O L I C C H U R C H 4500 Duxhall Dr. • Lincoln, NE 68516 402-423-1239 • www.saintpeterslincoln.com

Profile for Catholic Stewardship Consultants

St. Peter Catholic Church — 2021 Stewardship Renewal Handbook  

Publication of St. Peter Catholic Church in Lincoln, Neb.

St. Peter Catholic Church — 2021 Stewardship Renewal Handbook  

Publication of St. Peter Catholic Church in Lincoln, Neb.

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