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From The Pastor's Desk - August 15, 2010

Dear Parishioners,

As the installation of the new light fixtures in the church continues, you can see that the work continued this week. The electricians spent the good part of this last week doing rewiring for these before they could start installing the fixtures. We hope that they can be finished in another week or so, if all goes according to schedule.

As the new school year begins for our children and youth, I pray that all the students of our parish will have a great year of growing in knowledge and wisdom. We pray for all who are involved in education, for all teachers and those who work in schools. Let us pray for Chuck Chevalier, one of our parishioners, who is superintendent of the South Sarpy School District, and all of the children and youth of our parish who attend the district’s schools. Also, let us pray for those from our parish who are enrolled in Catholic schools. I will be concelebrating with Archbishop Lucas and other pastors at the opening school Mass at Skutt Catholic High on August 26th where we have a couple of students from our parish. As well, we pray for those in our parish who are home-schooled and their parents who teach their children. Finally, we pray for the success of our parish religious education program: for Sherry Huntwork, our Director of Religious Education, all of our parishioners who have volunteered to be catechists this coming year, and for our children that it will be for them a grace-filled year of growing in their knowledge of our wonderful Catholic faith. If your children are not yet enrolled in the religious education program and need to be, please contact Sherry (her phone number and email are on the front of the bulletin). Most of all, whatever the educational situation of each of our children is, I remind all of our parents that they are the primary educators of their children, especially in regards to their formation in our Catholic faith, having the responsibility to see that their children learn our Catholic faith and by their example help them to practice it, especially by daily prayer in the home and
weekly attendance at Sunday Mass and on holy days, by reception of the sacraments, and by letting their children see that they live according to the moral
teaching of Jesus that we receive through the Church.  We pray that our parents will have all the graces that they need to carry out this mission that Jesus has given to them of passing on the faith to their children.

As I have been doing, I continue to provide you each week with a FAQ on the new English translation of the Roman Missal:

What will the process of implementation look like?

Once the recognition [approval from the Holy See] is granted, final preparation and publication of the Missal will commence. At that time, catechesis on the new translation and on the Liturgy itself will become even more important. Training for priests, music ministers, and other liturgical leaders (liturgy committees and liturgical commissions), as well as formation for all Catholics, will help to ensure the successful implementation of the new text.

I hope that all of you have an enjoyable week and, again, we express our appreciation to our Knights of Columbus members and any of our parishioners who worked the food booth during the Sarpy County Fair as your contribution of your time will surely benefit our parish in the future through the generous activities of the Knights.

        God bless, Fr. Matt

This Week

Prayer Intention for the Week
For the sick: Joyce Cockerill, Kathy Ewing, Harriet Green,  Ted Riha, Duane Poser, Sally Leyden, Chrissy Skinner, Jerry Martin.

ACTIVITIES IN THE PARISH
Tues., Oct. 17, Ladies Guild, 7 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 18, RE, 6:15 p.m.