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The Pastor’s Connection – July 5, 2018

Important Changes!


We will begin offering a Saturday Morning mass . The Mass will be at 8:00 a.m., in the Daily Mass Chapel. The first Mass will be on July 7.


Beginning July 10, our weekly Confession time will move from Thursday to Tuesday. The time of 5:30 to 6:30 will remain the same. The Saturday afternoon time of 3:30 to 4:45 will also remain the same.


This week:


Rummage Sale News!!

The last day for drop offs is July 8th.


To donate talent or needed supplies to the Rummage Sale click this link: 

To donate talent or needed supplies to the Bake Sale during the Rummage Sale click this link:


To donate talent or needed supplies to the Hot Dog Stand Sales during the Rummage Sale click this link:!/showSignUp/30e054babae292-rummage


Drop offs Saturday, June 16th through Sunday, July 8th.

Sat-Sun  10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Mon-Thu 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Fri – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

These are some of the things that we don’t accept:  Exercise Equipment, Entertainment Centers, Large Desks, Sleeper Sofas, Pianos, Tube TVs, CRT Computer Monitors, and Adult clothing.  Just about anything else is fair game.  When in doubt, call Deacon Ernie at 402-861-4515.  The sale begins July 12th!


Next Week 


July 12 – JPII Newman Bar-B-Que!  This event will be held Thursday, July 12 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 1221 S 71st St.  All High School Upperclassmen and College Students are invited to attend.  For more information, please call Lauren Hankes at 402-557-5575 or email her at


Coming Soon!!


Knights of Columbus Food Drive


July 21/22 – The Knights of Columbus will be in the gathering space accepting food donations after all of the masses.  This food drive benefits the St. Stephen the Martyr food pantry.  We have a city wide reputation for having an excellent pantry.  This social outreach program goes well beyond our parish boundaries.  Please be generous.


EMHC AND LECTOR TRAINING — The Archdiocese has announced their annual lector dates.  You must attend all three things to become either an EMHC or a Lector.  If you want to be BOTH an EMHC and Lector you must attend 2 of the Archdiocesan Training Sessions.

Please RSVP to as we must turn in the names of those seeking training to the Archdiocesan Office with a referral from Father Dave Belt.  These names must to be turned into the Archdiocese by July 23, 2018.

  1. Archdiocesan Training (3 opportunities to attend)
  2. Sunday August 5th 2018; St. Columbkille – 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  3. Monday August 13th, 2018; St. Vincent de Paul – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  4. Tuesday August 21st, 2018; St. Leo the Great – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  5. Internal St. Stephen the Martyr Training:  Monday August 27th, 2018  – 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.(Worship Space)
  6. Mandation Mass and Ceremony; Thursday August 30th, 2018– 7:00 St. Cecilia’s Cathedral


Parish 2 Parish Relay


Aug 18 – The Parish 2 Parish relay is a multi-person relay race through the streets of four west Omaha parishes.   The race begins at 7am and ends at Mary Our Queen with stops at St. Stephens, St. Wenceslaus and St. Roberts along the way.  Each team is comprised of 6 members (a minimum of 3 females per team), with each member running one leg of the 19 mile course (each member ends up running about 3 miles).


Parish 2 Parish is in its 5th year of being hosted by Mary Our Queen and has expanded to include 40+ teams and 6 different parishes


We are hoping that you are all able to join us in this year’s race, either as a participant or a volunteer. Runners of all pace are welcome to join!  This event has gained a reputation as a friendly competition that builds relationships among parishes and individual competitors.


For more information and to register, please  visit:


Facebook page

Registration page


Contact Nate Driml at with questions.


Parish Festival


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