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From the Pastor's Desk - April 21, 2013

Dear Parishioners,
On this Sunday, we congratulate our nine second graders who make their First Holy Communion at a special 11:00 A.M. Mass. We keep them in our prayers that they will always remain close to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, appreciating always that He is forever present to us in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
With the gospel passage this fourth Sunday of Easter being a portion of the Good Shepherd discourse in the Gospel of St. John, chapter ten, the universal Church celebrates World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of this being such. All of us have a responsibility to pray for these vocations and to encourage those whom Our Lord calls to such that they will respond. The Vocations Office of the Archdiocese has sent some posters to be displayed at all parishes, so you will see these that have been put up in the entry to Church and on the bulletin board. Please note the poster encouraging everyone to join “Invisible Monastery” online at www.invisiblemonastery.com  where one can go and pledge to pray for vocations. I encourage everyone to check out this website and to choose Omaha as the diocese for which you pledge your prayers. Also, on the cabinet in the entry area to Church there are some booklets entitled “Praying for Vocations: A Meditated Rosary for Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life,” which I encourage that these be taken and used in praying for an abundance of these type of vocations in our Archdiocese and the Church. These also have been given to every parish in the Archdiocese by the Vocations Office.
Finally, a quick update on the Religious Education Building project: members of the parish and finance councils and I met with the architect this past Tuesday to take the final steps to get the ball rolling in preparation for construction. If all goes according to schedule, we should be able to break ground in mid-July.  So, please keep this process in your prayers that it all goes smoothly now that we have archdiocesan approval to proceed. More details will be coming as things progress.
Have a wonderful and grace-filled week.
God bless, 
Fr. Gutowski

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.