"John the Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. John was clothed in camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He fed on locusts and wild honey. And this is what he proclaimed: 'One mightier than I is coming after me.'" According to Mk 1:4, 6-7a

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WELCOME to ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fremont, Nebraska   

Safe Environment Training

The Archdiocese requires that all adults who have regular contact with parish youth become Safe Environment certified. If you have never been certified (or to take the re-certification online training) go to www.archomaha.org to find a date and time that works best for you.

~ Monday, December 15 6:00 pm: St. Robert Bellarmine, Omaha (dmarcil@stroberts.com)
~ Thursday, December 18 6:30 pm: St. Margaret Mary, Omaha (bsetter@smmomaha.org)

Contact Janae Smith at jsmith@stpatsfremont.org or (402) 721-6611 #15

Religious Formation Upcoming Events

Director: Janae Smith at the parish office, (402) 721.6611, ext. 15.

~ Wednesday, December 17: EDGE and LifeTeen, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in Delaney Hall. EDGE is for registered 7th and 8th graders. LifeTeen is for all parish high school students; no preregistration is required.
~ Wednesday, December 17: Catechist meeting from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the Bergan Library. This is for all K through 6th grade catechists and aides.

CONGRATULATIONS to the 70 young people that made their First Reconciliation this past Saturday! A special thank you to the parents for preparing their children to receive the Lord's forgiveness and our substitute catechists: Mrs. Laura Enos, Mrs. Cozy Sorrick, Mrs. Sandy Snodgrass and Mrs. Lori McIntyre.

All Are Welcome

Come join the environment committee decorate the church for the Christmas season on Monday, December 22, starting at 2:00 pm. The Knights of Columbus will be lending a helping hand at 5:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Religious Articles Sale

Religious Articles will be sold the weekend of December 20-21. We hope you will purchse your Advent items and Christmas items then. We appreciate your suport and thank you for your generosity. ~The Evangelization Committee

Mark Your Calendars

The Parish Penance Service will be held Sunday, December 21 at 7:00 pm. Seven priests will be available to hear your confessions.

Gifts for the Bergan Student in Your Life

A day of Spirit Wear to Archbishop Bergan Catholic School may be just the thing. The Advancement Office is selling the passes until December 22nd and they make great gifts or stocking stuffers. When a student wants to wear spirit wear, they will simply present their pass to a school secretary before school, receive a "spirit wear bracelet" marked with the date, and the will proceed to their classroom. Students are not to wear spirit wear on Mass days. Passes are $5 each with a maximum of 10 passes per student. Contact the Advancement Office at 402.721.1846 or bonnie.nebuda@berganknights.org to order yours today!

Order Scrip for Christmas Gifts!

Support Archbishop Bergan Catholic School by purchasing Scrip! Scrip is available at the Parish Office, Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, and before and after Mass on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings. Scrip comes in the form of gifts cards, and a percentage of your purchase (determined by vendor) goes directly back to Bergan! Or, you may designate the 50% of this amount be applied toward the tuition of a Bergan student. We keep a huge inventory of Scrip on hand, AND cards may be ordered for almost any store! What are you waiting for? Buy Scriop today for your holiday shopping, to spend AND to give! Go to www.scrippro.com or www.glscrip.com and see what scrip is available to order. Let us know what you need, we'll place the order and you'll have your Scrip in TWO days!

Announcements

If you have an announcement that you would like to have made at the Sunday morning Masses, it must be submitted to Joe and Cindy Uhlik by the Tuesday prior. Announcements may be sent to jucuhlik@hotmail.com