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Adult Faith Formation Events

There are so many new opportunities for men, women, and adults of all ages for 2017-2018. We hope you will join us for one or all.

For information or to register for any or all of our current faith formation events, please see our Adult Faith Formation Page.

Lent: CRS Rice Bowl

“Lent is the favorable season for renewing our encounter with Christ, living in his Word, in the sacraments and in our neighbor.” —Pope Francis

Dear Families,

During Lent our community will participate in CRS Rice Bowl, a faith-in-action program that invites us to encounter our neighbor, as companions on the journey, through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We will have the CRS Rice Bowls available at the Masses on Ash Wednesday.

We will reflect on how an encounter with our neighbor can be transformative. We will see how our prayers, fasting and alms can support those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities.

As we prepare for this holy season, it is especially meaningful to come together in prayer as a family. Reflecting on the crosses of hunger, poverty and war carried by our brothers and sisters forced to flee their homes, we have an opportunity to also reflect on our roles in caring for them as members of our human family.

Please consider these suggestions in your family’s Lenten plan:

• Use your CRS Rice Bowl and Lenten Calendar daily to guide your prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
• Read the Stories of Hope and daily reflections to inspire your Lenten journey— and guide your Lenten almsgiving.
• Prepare simple, meatless meals on the Fridays of Lent to eat in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world.

Visit crsricebowl.org/stories to watch videos of the people and communities you support through your Lenten gifts to CRS Rice Bowl.

We will collect your CRS Rice Bowls at the end of Lent, so stay tuned to learn more.

Lenten Fish Fry & Family Fun

Stop by between 4:30-8:00 pm. 

We'll be serving baked & fried pollock, mac & cheese, grilled cheese, pancakes, french fries, tomato soup, coleslaw, lettuce salad, and a Bake Sale 
Beer, wine & pop available. 
All you can eat. 
LIVE music with Win Lander.
Drive through & take out available. 

Cost: Adults $11, Seniors: $9, Kids 12 and under $7
Immediate family (parents with minor children) $35

Retreat at St. Columbans

An Invitation to a Lenten Retreat at St. Columbans

“Return to Me with all your heart. Rend your hearts and not your garments.” ` Joel 2: 12-13.

The holy season of Lent invites us to a new springtime. We are invited to conversion, a deeper walk with Christ and one another, a time of transformation.

Saturday, February 17, 2018; Columban Priests Residence Lounge; 1902 Calhoun Street, Bellevue, NE 

The retreat will begin with registration at 8:45 am and conclude with lunch at 12:30 pm.

Included in the morning will be a celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The retreat will offer time for input, reflection, silence, sharing and quiet prayer.

For reservations call the Columbans at 402-291-1920, Monday through Friday between 8:00 and 4:30. Bring a friend. Free will donations are appreciated.

Living in Freedom: The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m., February 15 to May 10

Join us at Mary Our Queen Church for a life-changing Lent/Easter retreat experience – the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

The Spiritual Exercises are a “school of prayer” – a compilation of meditations and contemplative practices – that bring you into an intimate encounter with God, revealed in Jesus Christ, and lead you to interior freedom that comes from ordering your life-values, putting on the mind of Christ, and taking on an attitude of holy indifference and detachment. It might be called the ultimate freedom – the freedom that accompanies deep awareness of the true meaning of your life, so to respond more generously to God’s call in your life. 

The retreat is over 13 weeks – every Thursday night at 7:00 p.m., February 15 to May 10. Each week is built off the previous week, and it is built upon a commitment of daily prayer. 

Retreatants agree to keep a journal of their prayer experiences to share with other retreatants. This, too, is a source of great grace, and it is very effective in growing in the love of God as a community of faith.

Your spiritual guide for this “retreat in daily life” is Deacon Tim McNeil: chancellor of the Archdiocese of Omaha, spiritual director, and chaplain of the Omaha Police Department.

Anyone can participate.  All that’s required is the desire to deepen one’s friendship with Christ, Bible, journal, pen, and time every day to pray.

For more information, contact Deacon Tim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Full of Grace: The Story of Mary the Mother of Jesus

Full of Grace Night of Reflection: Full of Grace tells the story of the Blessed Mother’s final days on earth. Surrounded by Peter and the remaining Apostles, she recounts the beauty and mystery of her experiences with her Son. During her last earthly days, she helps the early Church regain their original encounter with the Lord. Full of Grace is a new genre of film. It is intentionally paced in a manner that draws the viewer into deep spiritual reflection. It takes what we know through scripture and tradition and artfully tells a story with great depth and insight. It causes viewers not only to reflect on the struggles of the characters in the film, but also to ponder their own personal walk with Christ.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 – Mass at 5:30; dinner, movie, and reflection beginning at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall.

Contact John Gencarelli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register so we have a count for food.

Free will offering will be taken

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Theology Day at SJV

Theology Day at Saint John Vianney

"Pope Francis, the Reformation, and the Spiritual Works of Ecumenism” by Shawn Colberg, Ph.D

Please join us for an exploration of the early Protestant Reformation and the ways that Pope Francis and Vatican Council II call us to a life of “spiritual ecumenism” which seeks personal and institutional reformation so that all Christians may “be known by their love.”

Sunday, March 4 ~ 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ~ Saint John Vianney Parish Social Hall

Registration is required: www.csbsju.edu/sot/theology-day or call 320-363-3560.

There is no fee; gifts are gratefully accepted to support the mission of the School of Theology and Seminary and to ensure the continuation of Theology Day.

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Lord, Teach Me to Pray - Women's Study

"Lord Teach Me To Pray - A Women's Study" - At St. John Vianney beginning Wednesday, March 7

LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY is a three-part prayer series for women and men rooted in Ignatian Spirituality with a daily commitment to prayer and Scripture reflection.

A women's 12-week program, Part 1: “Praying Christian Virtues,” will begin Wednesday March 7, at 9:45 AM in the downstairs ARS Room. Small groups meet with two trained facilitators 1-2 hours once a week to pray, faith share, and learn how to deepen one’s prayer life.

Materials will be provided and a $20 donation is suggested.

For questions or to register, please contact Dorothy Slattery 402-651-8065; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You may also visit the National Website at http://lordteachmetopray.com/

Men’s Retreat - Experiencing and Living God's Mercy

Men’s Retreat - Experiencing and Living God's Mercy

Come explore how the Apostles Experienced and Lived God's Mercy and how we can look to these Fishermen, Tax Collectors, Zealots, as examples of how we as Men of Today are to Experience and Live God's Mercy in the modern world.

Led by Fr. Mike Eckley: Pastor of St. Pius X Parish ~ Fr. Mike was ordained in 1991. Over his 26 years of priesthood, he's taught high school, and lead many retreats for Youth and Adults. He was part of the Envisioning Team that worked with the Archbishop on the Vision and Priorities of the Dioceses and has been a point person on the Mercy Priority.

Saturday, March 10th: Men’s Retreat from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

• 8:30 am: Gather/coffee & rolls
• 9:00 am - Noon: Presentations/discussions
• Noon: Mass in Church
• 12:30 pm: Lunch

Contact John Gencarelli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register

Free Will Offering will be taken

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The Power of the Pause, Lenten Retreat for Women

The Power of the Pause! ~ Day of Prayer for Women

This is a mini-retreat designed to give WOMEN a time PAUSE (time-out: time away, time for prayer, and time for sharing.)  

Led By Teresa Monaghen A.O. Teresa Monaghen, AO,  is a consecrated woman in the Secular Institute of the Apostolic Oblates, and leader in the Pro Sanctity Movement. She works with all ages in the area of spiritual formation. She holds an STB in Theology from Rome and a MA in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University in Omaha. She is finishing up a dissertation on Mary and the Saints for Dayton University, Ohio.  Most importantly, everything she learned about being a spiritual women, she learned from her own mother and Mother Mary of Trust!

Saturday, March 24th: Women's Retreat from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

• 8:30 am: Gather/coffee & rolls
• 9:00 am - Noon: Presentations/discussions
• Noon: Mass in Church
• 12:30 pm: Lunch

Contact John Gencarelli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register

Free Will Offering will be taken

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The Shroud of Turin

Monday, March 26th, 2018 - 7:00 pm in the Social Hall

The Holy Shroud of Turin: Presented by Jim Bertrand of the Turin Shroud Center.

A full-size replica of the Shroud will be on for display this evening. If it is the burial cloth of Jesus, then it is a precious relic. If it is not then it is an icon. Either way, it is a “sacramental”. In fact, the Shroud replica you will see has been blessed. The presentation helps to answer the question, “How can I use the Shroud to deepen my relationship with Jesus?” The reality of the Shroud points us toward the reality of Jesus, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament - a harmony between our faith and our reason.

For More information, or to sign-up to attend, please call John Gencarelli at 402-895-0896 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free will offering taken.

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Tues to Fri 9:00 am
Weekend Masses
Sat Vigil 5:30 pm
Sunday 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30 am

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