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The Pastor’s Connection – August 9, 2018

Brush-Up Nebraska


Volunteers Needed: We will once again be showing a home some much-needed TLC and will be participating in the Brush-Up NE Paint-A-Thon. We are in need of volunteers for Prep Day on the morning of Saturday, August 11th and Paint Day the morning of Saturday, August 18th! This is an excellent service opportunity for the whole family to join in on. Volunteer forms can be submitted on-line. Contact Laura at with questions. Parents and families are encouraged to participate!

Monday, August 13

Back to School Night is Monday night! Please come at your designated time listed below. Meet your teacher, drop off your school supplies, and visit all of the booths to learn about school clubs, committees and volunteer opportunities.

Bring cash or checks along for spirit wear, festival tickets, used uniforms and more!


Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Last Names A-M: 6 – 7 p.m.

N-Z: 7 – 8 p.m.



T/Th: 6 – 6:30 p.m.

MWF: 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. High 5: 7:30 – 8 p.m.


PARISH FESTIVAL – August 24 & 25th

Click the link –>  Parish Festival Video

Just imagine:  mingling, giggling, community building… it’s all just 2 weeks away and we need your help to make it all come true!  Please pray that all Parish Festival needs are met.  


Over 200 volunteer opportunities still available

Visit: and sign up today!


Over 100 cakes and desserts are still needed

Visit: and sign up today!


Over 50 Gathering Space donation request tags are still available

Please submit all donations by Monday, August 13.


Preview this year’s silent auction online

Visit: and click on “Browse Items, All Items”.  Reminder:  bidding is open to EVERYONE beginning Monday, August 20 at 8 am!


Purchase Martyr Moonlight tickets

Please purchase tickets by Monday, August 20th.  Visit: or today!


Join fellow parishioners, school parents/staff, friends and neighbors (ages 21 and over), Friday, August 24th from 6:30 – 11:30 pm under the moonlight!  Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, pop, water, cash bar, music, silent auction and raffle ticket sales!  Rain or shine – indoor and outdoor seating available.


Purchase Family Fun Night Unlimited “Activities” Wristbands (PRE-SALE price) and Punch Cards

Come one, come ALL!  Please join us Saturday, August 25th for 5 pm Mass.  Then, from 6 – 10 pm, it’s Festival Fun!

Unlimited “Activities” Wristbands

Wristband holders will enjoy unlimited climbing, sliding, running, and jumping!  This year’s spectacular “Activities” lineup includes 8 oversized inflatables and 4 themed bounce houses!  Wait, there’s more!  Hop onboard the train, run in human-sized hamster balls and take aim at the dunk tank – all night long!  Skip the lines and save money today!  Pre-Sale price:  $15, at Event price:  $20.  Visit: or see a volunteer after each Mass.


Punch Cards

Card holders will redeem punches for (20) games, a cake walk, a safari walk, face painting, tattoos, festival food, pop, water, snacks & sweets.  Punch Cards are available in $5 and $20 denominations.  Individual “Activities” may also be purchased with Punch Cards. Visit: or see a volunteer after each Mass.


Buy or sell Raffle Tickets and take a chance to win $5,000

Contact Deacon Ernie Abbott at 402-861-4515 or see a volunteer after each Mass for additional tickets.


“Fancy Up” a Flip Flop and financially support the Parish Festival

Visit: or see a volunteer after each Mass.


We GREATLY appreciate EVERY effort being made to support OUR Festival!



Liturgical Schedule – October 2018 through January 2019


Now is the time to submit your Liturgical Scheduling Conflicts to the Liturgy Office.  We are in the midst of preparing the next liturgical schedule and it helps greatly if you let us know the dates that you CANNOT assist with your Liturgical Role.  Please submit your requests to Karen Hardy at by September 7th, 2018.  Please let us know if you are no longer able to serve in your role or if you would like to switch to another Mass time.  It’s also a great time to invite other parishioners to get involved with your ministry.  We are ALWAYS in need of more Greeters, Hospitality Ministers and Ushers.



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