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

Lenten Activities

~ The Sacrament of Reconiliation will be offered on Thursdays during Lent, from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Both priests will assis as they are able.

~ Stations of the Cross will be held on Fridays during Lent at 5:30 PM. Hispanic Stations of the Cross will be held at 7:00 PM.

~The Deacons will hold a time for evening prayer on Sundays during Lent, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM.

~ Fr. Belt and Fr. Boyd will offer a Holy Hour with Exposition and Benediction on the Sundays of Lent, from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. This will be held in the Chapel.

~ The Parish Reconciliation Service will be on Sunday, March 29 at 7:00 PM.

~ The Knights of Columbus Fish Fries will be held on Fridays during Lent, at the St. Patrick's Auditorium from 5:00 - 7:30 PM.

Theology on Tap

NO THEOLOGY ON TAP DURING LENT, next Theology on Tap is April 23. 

The Light is On

On all Thursdays of Lent, from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, St. Patrick's and all parishes of the Archdiocese of Omaha will be open for individual confession. The Archdiocese has set up a website, www.thelightisonomaha.org to help you prepare. It has videos on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, sheets on how to make a good confession, answers to frequently-asked questions and more. Please make plans to come on Lenten Thursdays and spread the word of this special outreach of mercy to those you know.

Religious Formation Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 4: Family Formation, 6:30 - 8:00 PM at Bergan elementary School. 

Wednesday, March 4: No EDGE or LifeTeen; 7th graders report to Bergan Elementary for a night of service 8:30 - 8:00 PM; 8th graders and LifeTeen enjoy the night off!

Sunday, March 8:  Children's Liturgy of the Word druing the 11:00 AM Mass.

Bergan News

In February 2015, Archbishop Bergan Catholic School will be partnering with Abe Krasne's Home Furnishings for a unique opportunity that will benefit our school. For ten days in late February, a percentage of the proceeds on all furniture, flooring, mattresses, and window coverings will go directly towards Archbishop Bergan. If you have been thinking of making any purchases on these items, please consider making your purchases at Abe Krasne's Home Furnishings and help Archbishop Bergan at the same time. More details will be communicated on this event at a later date.

Holy Land Pilgrimage to Mark 25th Anniversary

Fr. Dave will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Priesthood Ordination in June of 2015. To mark this event in his life, Father will serve as the spiritual Director on a pilgramage to the holy Land (Israel) in October of 2015. We will visit sites that were important in the life of Jesus, His family, and His Apostles. Daily Mass will be celebrated in Nazareth, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, on Mount Tabor (site of the Transfiguration), Bethlehem, Bethany, and at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. We will also walk the Stations of the Cross in the old city of Jerusalem, have a Holy Hour that includes Eucharistic Adoration in the Garden of Gethsemane, and couples will have an opportunity to renew their Marriage vows in Cana. This is truly a jorney in faith. A person who travels to the Holy Land and walks, prays, and worships where Jesus did will never be the same. Seats on the pilgrimage are limited, so that we can travel in a smaller group. If you would like more information, there are brochures near the entrances of the church and at the Parish Office.

Earn Money for Bergan

Baker's Grocery Store (formerly Food 4 Less) has decided to stop participating in our Scrip program. However, they have introduced a program called "Community Rewards." If you have a Plus card at Baker's, you may participate. By doing so, 5% of all your purchases at BAker's will be returned to Archbishop Bergan Catholic School. (This will not affect the fuel points that you receive at Baker's). Rewards are distributed quarterly, and if you have a designated student on file in our office, we will credit your student with 2.5% of your purchases.

Here is how you participate:

1. Go to this website: www.bakersplus.com/community_rewards

2. Creat an account. You do this by entering your email address, password and zip code. When it asks for your preferred store, click on the tore at 1531 N. Bell in Fremont.

3. After creating your account, go to Community Rewards at the bottom of the page, click on "Enroll Now" at the end and enter Bergan's 5-digit code "11476".

4. Select Bergan and click on "Enroll."

If you are having trouble logging on or creating an account, or don't have access to a computer, please stop by the parish office and we will get you enrolled. Thank you for participating!

Rice Bowl:

Join our parish community and more than 13,000 Catholic communitites across the United States in a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family's rice bowl from the Narthex after any Mass on Ash Wendesday or the First Sunday of Lent, and don't forget to download the CRS Rice Bowl app! Remember, your Lenten sacrifices change lives.

Calvary Cemetery Reminder:

On March 12 at 2:00 PM, Calvary Cemetery will be doing their annual spring clean-up. If there are any decorations you wish to keep, please have them removed by that time. Thank you. 

~The Calvary Cemetery Board

Catholic Heart Work Camp

We are starting to collect projects for the Catholic Heart Work Camp, July 6-9. We are looking for one day projects up to 4 day projects: yard work, house cleaning, garage cleaning, scraping and painting a house, staining decks, building a handicap accessible ramp, etc. If you have a project you need completed, please e-mail Sandra at allfourjesus@cox.net or call (402) 306-9043 (you will need to leave a message.)

Knights of Columbus

Tuesday, February 24 is the Officers' meeting at 7:00 PM in Delaney Hall.

~ The next Fish Fry will be Friday, February 27 from 5:00-7:30 PM at the St. Patrick's Auditorium. Cost is $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children up to age 12. Take-out orders are available. Fish will be provided by the Knights of Columbus and desserts will be provided by the Catholic Daughters at a cost of $1.50 per slice of pie or cake. Beverages will be provided by the Booster Club.

ATTN: Youth Preparing for Confirmation

If you are looking for service opportunities, consider volunteering at any of the Knights of Columbus fish fries during Lent. Knights are looking for youth to help pick up tays, wipe tables, and clear dishes. If you can help, please arrive by 4:45 pm at St. Patrick's Auditorium (Fridays during Lent). Find a Knight in the kitchen and let him know you are there to volunteer. They will put you to work!

Thank you!

Christians Encounter Christ (CEC)

The next weekend for Christians Encounter Christ (CEC) will occur March 6-8  for the men and March 13-15 for the women at the Archdiocesan Retreat Center in Omaha. Although everyone gets something different from the weekend, there are three things we all agree on: 1. It was one of the greatest experiences of our lives. 2. We wish we had done it sooner. 3. It provides a solid foundation for spiritual growth and giving us a lasting plan to grow in our faith life. Please contact: Dale or Mary Sue Korus (402) 720-9355, Mary Flies (402) 317-2149, Ken or Rita Grosse (402) 720-2424. We hope you will consider making your weekend this March 6, 6:00 PM thru Sunday, March 8 for the men and March 13, 6:00 PM thru Sunday, March 15 for the women. You can visit http://www.cecomaha.com for more information.