As the festival was wrapping up and clean up and take down was well underway on Sunday evening, I received a message that a woman in a nursing home would like to receive the anointing of the sick. I dictated a text message to someone alerting them that I was leaving. When I spoke into my iPhone, the message that I intended to send was that I am going to the nursing home to “anoint” a person but instead the message indicated that I was going to a nursing home to “annoy” a person. I'm sure that it is true that I annoy people from time to time and I am annoyed by people as well.
Following the festival I was anything but annoyed! I am continually amazed and delighted to be pastor at St. Columbkille Parish. The Family Fun Festival was a huge success.
I am delighted to see the very large number of brand-new people heavily involved in the festival as well as the seasoned experts. One of the people who just showed up at a festival meeting this year was Heather Turecek. She oversaw getting folks to sign up for all of the booths and jobs. Dee Iske and Eileen Kolbo provided valuable help as they got involved for the first year. read more...
St. Columbkille will begin a bereavement support group Wednesday, September 28th, at 6:30 pm. You must be registered to begin and space is limited. Please call Mary Stuart at 402-452-3239 for location and questions. You may find you will grow emotionally and spiritually as a result of meeting and interacting with others on this grief journey.
Join us at one of the formation opportunities being offered at our parish this year. Come to observe, come to learn, come just to sit and talk about God for a bit.
The Original Image of Divine Mercy: The Untold Story of an Unknown Masterpiece: This October we are collaborating with the parishes of St. Matthew, St. Mary in Bellevue, St. Joseph in Springfield, and St. Gerald to bring this movie to our parish communities. read more...
Road to Emmaus: Time and again “Cradle Catholics” have asked me if there is a way to “audit” the RCIA program. They want to better understand their faith and feel like they may need to start over at the beginning. While the RCIA process is reserved for those discerning a call to communion with the Church, there is no reason we can’t offer the information to everyone. read more...
Other Programs: The September 4th bulletin includes information about other wonderful formation programs we offer like:
Sunday, September 25
Monday, September 26
Tuesday, September 27
Wednesday, September 28
Thursday, September 29
Friday, September 30
Saturday, October 1
Sunday, October 2
5K and Fun Run
October 1, 2016
Works of Mercy
Our Heart Values
We recognize one another as gifts of God, inviting and inspiring all to become disciples of Jesus.
We joyfully celebrate Christ among us through full, active and vibrant worship.
We go forth to love and serve, sharing our God-given gifts with each other and throughout the world.
We embrace formation as a life-long journey of spiritual growth, individually and as a community.