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  • We Are St. Pius X Parish grateful to our founders for a tradition of sacrifice, hard work and simplicity, proud of our economic, cultural and age diversity. As a Catholic community, we share our gifts and resources to live the Gospel of Jesus in a spirit of joy. We commit to Spirit-filled worship and prayer and excellence in education for all. We strive to be a welcoming community, to work for justice and to provide caring service for one another and the world.

    ST. PIUS X PARISH “A Place to Call Home”

    Welcome to

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    Parish Office 402-558-8446

    MARCH 15, 2015 ● FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

    Parish Office: Office Hours:

    Weekdays 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Saturdays 9:00 am—Noon

    Pastor: Rev. Michael Eckley

    Associate Pastor: Rev. Mark Bridgman

    Deacons: Mike Leick, Jim Nardini (Cindy) &

    Gene Schimonitz (Carol)

    Weekend Masses:

    Saturday Vigil, 5:00 and 7:00 pm

    Sunday, 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 am

    Daily Masses: 7:00 am and 5:30 pm

    Sacrament of Reconciliation:

    Saturday, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

    Marriage Preparation: Call the Parish Office

    at least six months in advance

    New Parent Baptismal Class: 2nd Thursday

    of the month, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Parish

    Center. This class is required for baptism.

    Pre-registration required 1 week in

    advance. Call 402-558-1898

    RCIA (for those interested in becoming a

    Catholic) Call the parish office.

    St. Pius X/St. Leo School: 402- 551-6667

    Religious Education Office: 402-558-1898

    Liturgy Office: 402-558-1847

    Youth Ministry Coordinator: 402-558-8446

    Pastoral Minister: 402-558-8446

    Prayer Line: 402-556-4350, Irene Wolf

    Bulletin Deadline: Two weeks in advance.

    Bulletin e-mail: [email protected]

    “ NOW IS THE TIME”

  • From your Pastor’s Desk… Trip to Ireland: I’m going to Ireland from September 21st – October 3rd on The Best of Ireland Tour through Magi Travel and you are invited to join me. I’ve been to Ireland one other time and it is a beautiful place. On this trip we will not only be spending time in the Republic of Ireland but will also be going to Northern Ireland. If you would like more information about the trip please contact me at the rectory. Also, Jim Brady from Magi Travel will be here next Sunday, March 22nd in the Parish Center at 12:30 pm to talk about the trip and answer any questions.

    Pastoral Question: On the weekend of February 7th/8th the Pastoral Council asked all parishioners to respond to the following question: “As a member of the parish what do I expect of St. Pius X and what can St. Pius X expect from me?” At the Pastoral Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 10th members discussed the feedback they received after mass. Some of the feedback will take more discussion with the Council and the Staff to see what kind of direction we can take with some of the issues. Other issues that were brought up can be addressed quickly and some I’ll address in this space over the next couple of weeks. There were a number of questions regarding ministry to divorced Catholics and the Annulment process. There was a desire expressed to have assistance with the Annulment process of the Church. For those who have questions about Annulments, I encourage you to set up a meeting with myself or with Fr. Mark. Another valuable resource we have in the parish is Deacon Mike Leick. Deacon Leick has personally gone through the Annulment process and has also been trained by the Archdiocese to assist those going through the process. If you have any questions and are struggling with an Annulment, please don’t hesitate to ask for help. Please Pray for Bishop Elect Joseph G. Hanefeldt: This Thursday, March 19th, is The Solemnity of St. Joseph. I will be in Grand Island that day for the Ordination and Installation of a brother Omaha priest, Msg. Joseph Hanefeldt. He will be Ordained Bishop and then Installed as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Grand Island. It is a great day of celebration for both the Archdiocese of Omaha and the Diocese of Grand Island. Please join me this week in praying for Bishop-Elect Hanefeldt and for the People of the Diocese of Grand Island. Many of us were not taught when we were young and in Catholic Schools or Catechism class how to read the bible, let alone memorize it. Many Catholics are intimidated at times when discussing faith with other Christians because many of them seem to have the Bible, or at least parts of it, memorized. Personally, I’m not much for memorizing Scripture. There are parts that I know well but I couldn’t tell you usually what Chapter and Verse they are. It wouldn’t take me long to find it, but I don’t have it memorized. Today’s Gospel reading from St. John has a verse in it that all of us who are Catholics/Christians should know and memorize. The verse is Jn 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” This is the Gospel and the purpose of Jesus summed up in one verse. It reminds us that God loves us and that love leads to giving us the greatest gift, The Son. The Son, by his sacrifice won for us eternal life. Let’s try to memorize it. Next week there will be a test!

    Discussions with the Pastor: You are invited to come and visit with an idea, concern, question, or if you would just like to talk. Feel free to come alone or with others. This week I will be available Tuesday, March 17th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Wednesday, March 18th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm; and Saturday, March 21st from 3:30

    pm to 4:30 pm. Fr. Mike

    Monday, March 16th 7:00 am † Beverly Bomar 5:30 pm † Sr. Mary Evangeline Randolph, RSM Tuesday, March 17th 7:00 am † Merle Gubbels 8:30 am Sarah Gasnick 5:30 pm † Rita Thomas Wednesday, March 18th 7:00 am † Buddy Martin 8:30 am Zita Tesar 5:30 pm † Fred McNamara Thursday, March 19th 7:00 am Marion Bianchi’s Birthday 8:30 am † Hogan Family 5:30 pm † Edwin Daeges Friday, March 20th 7:00 am † Cathy Clark 10:00 am Mass at Ambassador 5:30 pm † Bob & Bernice Brown Saturday Vigil Masses, March 21st 5:00 pm † Charlotte Teets 7:00 pm † Pat Crampton Sunday Morning Masses, March 22nd 7:30 am † Donald Pulte 9:30 am St. Pius X Parishioners 11:30 am † John Bendon

    MASS INTENTIONS

    Our Sick . . .

    Kay & Marty Baye, Judy Bednarz, Joyce & Richard Castle, Jane Cannon, Leone Coyle, Justine Devoe, Jane Dunn, Ron Duros, Jerry Ewald, Roger Flemmer, Peggy Fleming, Cindy Flogstad,

    Mary Gaffney, Mary Ann Garvin, Margaret Garvin, Veronica Gibney, Jimmy Grasso, Louise Hanten, Rick

    Harrell, Buzz Hawte, Katie Heinen, Corky Hillebrandt, Ralph Hoffman, Jack Kacin, Dennis

    Keller, Bill Kirk, Nathan Kitzke, Blanche Kolc, Leon Kresl, Erwin Krummel, Bernie Kuhfahl, Peg Long, Helen Mahon, Marcie McCowan, Olga & Eugene

    Michalski, Sr. Beatus, John Piper, Ray Ramirez, Teri Roberts, Richard Roccaforte, Leonard Schaefer,

    Sharon Schleich, Margaret Serafini, David Sieben, Frank Sierawski, Shawn Simon, Alice Staley, Geri Stratman, Elena Sullivan, Mary Swafford, Harold Trummer, Deb Vana, Lorraine Versch, Sr. Viola,

    Dan Wais, Irv Wickert, Dorothy Williams and all those who are in need of our prayers. To place names on our Saint Pius X Prayer List

    call the Parish Office at 402-558-8446.

    Our Deceased:

    † Alice Schmid † Vernis Bueltel Brother of CJ Bueltel

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  • Religious Education

    News

    There is a very dedicated catechist in the Wednesday evening Religious Education Program who has been involved in the religious formation of children for the past nine years. Cyndi Pane started as a co-catechist with Julie Lawslo in Level 7. After a few years, Cyndi felt called to work with children who have special needs and children who needed to “catch up” on their sacraments. Her affiliation for children in those situations propelled Cyndi through five more years as a Special Needs/Sacramental Prep catechist, even though health issues loomed large in her life. Each catechist in the RE Program has a story to tell

    as to what drew him or her to the ministry. Cyndi’s story is

    especially compelling because of her heart, her care, and

    her concern for children in special situations in life. It has

    also spurred her development of a sacramental preparation

    program that meets the needs of those preparing for

    sacraments while still keeping them with their regular RE

    group so that concepts taught at grade level are not missed.

    It is dedicated catechists, like Cyndi, who minister so

    effectively to both the children and their families, who build

    up the Pius community.

    Patty Griffith, Director

    “Good News” From St. Pius X/St. Leo School

    "St. Pius X / St. Leo School is a diverse community forming

    students in