"And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed." - Jn 3:19-20. a

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

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    Jr. Sr. High Building
 

Special Services of Holy Week

Holy Thursday, April 2:  Bilingual Mass at 7:00 pm

 

Good Friday, April 3:  Solemn Good Friday service at 3:00 pm; Stations of the Cross in Spanish at 7:00 pm.

 

Holy Saturday, April 4:  The Great Easter Vigil service at 8:30 pm, including Baptism and Professions of Faith from RCIC and RCIA groups.

 

Easter Sunday, April 5:  7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 12:30 pm (Spanish)

 

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.

* However, there will be no confessions on March 19, as Fr. Dave and Fr. Boyd will be attending the Ordination of Bishop Joe Hanefledt in Grand Island.

Religious Formation Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 22: Children's Liturgy of the Word during the 11:00 am Mass.

Wednesday, March 25: NO EDGE or LifeTeen. 7th Graders report to the Bergan Elementary School office for a night of service and 8th Graders have no classes. Study for that interview! No classes for LifeTeen.

Wednesday, March 25: Family Formation, 6:30-8:00 pm at Bergan Elementary. For all registered families with children in grades K thru 6 and parents of 7th and 8th Graders.

Sunday, March 29: Children's Liturgy of the Word during the 11:00 am Mass.

Bergan News

- Archbishop Bergan Catholic School is always seeking quality students who are interested in a top notch education. If you are a parent who would like to learn more about our school, please visit www.berganknights.org or call Bonnie Nebuda at (402) 721-9683.

- Archbishop Bergan Catholic School would like to announce Kindergarten registration is open for the Class of 2027. If you would be interested in learning more about enrolling your student in our school system, please call Bonnie Nebuda at the number mentioned above.

REMINDER: ALL current families must go through the re-enrollment process to notify the school if they are planning on returning next year. If you are a current Bergan family, please use the link provided to log-in to the enrollment portal. https://app.sycamoreeducation.com/admissions/index.php?schoolid=1100 The enrollment portal will use your nsame parent log-in username and password as the standard Sycamore log-in page, but the log-in pages are NOT the same. You can also find the link to reenroll by going to www.berganknights.org and clicking 2015-2016 Re-Enrollment at the top of the website.

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!

Take A Look

The St. Patrick's stained glass window is all cleand up. Wow! What a difference! The next window to be worked on will be the window by the choir area, followed by the one in the tabernacle area. Thank you for your patience as this project is completed.

Candles

If you would like to purchase six-day candles (tall) for your own personal use, they may be purchased at the Parish Office for $3.00. Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

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, March 31 is the next Officers' meeting at 7:00 pm in Delaney Hall.

~ Knights of Columbus is for any Catholic man that is 18 years of age or older. If you need more information, please call Ray Mann at (402) 727-1650 or Gilbert Faltin (402) 753-6491.

Parent Alert: KC Easter Egg Hunt for the youth of the parish will be held Saturday, April 4th at 11:00 am at the softball field next to the YMCA. For more details, call Josh McIntyre, (402) 637-5787.

~ There will be a highway clean-up on Monday, April 6th at 5:00 pm. Meet at Rawhide Chemoil. If you have questions, call John Holck at (402) 721-3820.

 

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!