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PARISH CLEAN UP DAY

Parish Clean-up Day is Sunday, March 29.SHC
Start time is 2:00 pm
Our focus will be to prepare St. Mary’s church (inside and out) for Easter services if it is complete!
Other items on the to-do list include: Raking, Cleaning out landscaping, Washing windows, Picking up trash, Indoor cleaning.
If you have access to: Rakes, Push Brooms, Gloves we ask that you bring them along on Sunday as well!  
Immediately Following Clean-Up a light meal will be served for all volunteers at the Parish Center.

PARISH RECONCILIATION

Regular Confessions Times:
Monday—Friday  Weekday Reconciliation
—Sacred Heart Church    4:45-5:15 pm
Tuesday, March 31 & Wednesday, April 1-These dates are Added Reconciliation Times
—Sacred Heart Church    7:00-8:00 pm (additional time)
Saturday Reconciliation
—NCHS Burns Hall     4:15-5:15 pm (not on Holy Saturday)

MEMORIAL & DEDICATION OPPORTUNITIES TO COMPLETE ST. MARY'S CHURCH

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One of the exciting finishing touches of the St. Mary’s Church renewal is the glass art for the courtyards shown here.  
We need your help to restore the architect’s vision of these Marian moments along with a number of other opportunities to assist in the final transformation.  
If you are interested in a special way to honor a loved one or leave a legacy in our spiritual home, click here for more information on the memorial opportunities.  
Gifts of any size toward the completion of these finishing items are welcomed and appreciated.

HOLY WEEK & EASTER

April 2, Holy Thursday
—NC Activity Center*     7:00 pm - Presentation of the Holy Oils;
                               Mass of the Lord’s Supper;
                               Adoration until midnight at the Bl. Chiara Oratory
April 3, Good Friday
—Sacred Heart           3:00 pm - Stations of the Cross
—NC Activity Center*   7:00 pm - Celebration Of The Lord’s Passion
April 4, Holy Saturday
—St. Mary's Church     8:30 pm  - Easter Vigil (no 5:30 or 7:30 pm Masses)
April 5, Easter Sunday
—Sacred Heart          10:00 am, 12:00 noon (Spanish)
—St. Mary's Church    7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am
*will be held in St. Mary’s Church if completed by Holy Week

Steubenville 2015 - July 10-12 in Rochester, MN

We are excited to announce that we will be attending the Steubenville North Conference in Rochester, MN!  The Steubenville Youth Conference is a three-day experience consisting of music, keynote speakers, small group time, breakout sessions, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, fellowship, and fun!Cost is $275 for adult & youth. Registration will end Wednesday, May 20th at 5:00 p.m. (unless trip fills sooner; a limited number of spots are available). Registration fee includes the cost of the conference, meals during the conference, housing, and Archdiocesan t-shirt.Online registration is now open for the Archdiocesan Steubenville North Conference trip. Information can be found at: http://www.archomaha.org/youth-ministry/steubenville-north-youth-conference/conference-information/. 

Click here to view the video on this year’s conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H_bdRrQKP4&feature=player_embedded 

Click here to View flyer

RENOVATION BEGINNING AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH

St. Mary's Church is now closed for renovation.
Masses/Confessions for our Parish during this time will be as follows:

Sacred Heart Church 200 So. 5th St.
Saturday: Mass 7:30 pm
Sunday: Masses 8:00 am; 1:00 pm (Spanish)
Weekday: Confessions (M-T-W-Th-F) 4:45 pm;
Weekday: Mass (M-T-Th-F) 5:30 pm

NCHS Gym (Burns Hall) 2300 W. Madison Ave.
(next door to St. Mary's Church)
Saturday: Confessions 4:15 pm; Mass 5:30 pm
Sunday: Masses 9:30 am; 11:30 am

Oratory: Weekday Masses (M-T-TH-F) 7:30 am;
Activity Center: weekday School Masses (W) 8:20 am; 9:35 am

TRIDUUM/EASTER MINISTRY LIST

Ministry Schedule is Online!!!  
We could use your assistance at our Easter Services in both Liturgy and Hospitality Ministries. Review the Ministry Schedule online now and sign up to be a part of one or all of these beautiful liturgies.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3
1 – View the Ministry List
2 - We need your help to fill the open spots that are highlighted in yellow.
3-  Call the Parish Office to sign up for one of the open times

LENTEN REGULATIONS

Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation. However, it is a universal day of fast and abstinence. Everyone over 14 years of age is bound to observe the law of abstinence. Abstinence from meat is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays within the season of Lent.
On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, everyone over 18 and up to the beginning of their 60th years is also bound to observe the law of fast. On these two days, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs; but together they should not equal another full meal. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, therefore, are the only days of both fast and abstinence.

Fr. Andrews Blog

(on Church / Renewal progress)

http://stmaryrenewal.wordpress.com

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COMING SOON...

SM RENOVATION
    Nov. 2014–June 2015
CONFIRMATION 2015
    March 26
EASTER
    April 5
FIRST COMMUNION
    April 19
NCHS GRADUATION
    May 10
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
    May 26-29
PUBLIC SCHOOL GRADUATION
    May 17
JAMAICA MISSION TRIP
    May 30-June 5
JC CAMP I
    June 3-7
DEDICATION OF ST. MARY'S
    June 13
JC CAMP II
    June 17-21
TOTUS TUUS
    June 21-26
STEUBENVILLE CONFERENCE
    July 10-12
WHITE ELEPHANT SALE
    July 19-25
CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE
    September 6
ALTAR SOCIETY BRUNCH 2015  
    November 14
SPIRIT 2015
    November 21

 

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