This Lent, Catholics in the Archdiocese of Omaha, especially those who have been away from the Church or the sacrament, are invited to experience God’s mercy and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Saint John Vianney will be open on Thursday evenings (February 11, 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17) during Lent from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for Confession and quiet prayer.
To help you get started, you will find information here on how to go to Confession, frequently-asked questions, preparation guides and more.
As he seeks to more effectively shepherd the faithful of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Archbishop Lucas would like your input. Over the next couple of months, Archbishop Lucas will host nine listening sessions to hear from as many people in the Archdiocese as possible as he discerns a Pastoral Priority Plan for our future.
Following these sessions, the Archbishop and his team will use your feedback to establish three overarching pastoral priorities and associated goals to foster more fruitful ministry throughout the archdiocese.
Visit archomaha.org to register for a listening session. Please keep this important effort in your prayers, and thank you in advance.
Archdiocesan Retreats for Married Couples
Saint John Vianney Lenten Retreats with Fr. Tom Greisen
“Our Walk with Jesus: Becoming One in Christ.”
As soon as we start to like someone, we want to get to know him or her better in order to develop a relationship. This relationship with Jesus is a covenant with all of us in his blood, and with each one of us in a personal and intimate way. Join us for a Lenten retreat with Fr. Tom as he journeys with us on our walk with Jesus. Continental breakfast for both retreats. Lunch also served at the women’s retreat.
A brief look at the day:
Saturday, February 13th: Women’s retreat from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Saturday, February 20th: Men’s Retreat from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
March 6-8: Join us for our Parish Mission with Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ.
FATHER KEVIN SCHNEIDER, SJ
Fr. Kevin Schneider was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is the second eldest of six boys. Fr. Schneider graduated from Creighton University in 1982, the Weston School of Theology in 1993 and was ordained in 1994.
Fr. Schneider is the Director of Adult Spirituality at Creighton Prep and serves as the Assistant Chaplain for many athletic teams. Fr. Schneider is also a lifelong Green Bay Packers and Creighton Bluejays fan.
Weekend Mass Homily: NOTICE GRACE: Did you See?
Evening Presentations 7:00-8:00 P.M. with Social afterwards
Morning Presentations 7:45-8:30 A.M. Coffee Social
Every Friday in Lent: Join us from 4:30-8pm. MENU: baked and fried Pollock, mac and cheese, French fries, baked potato, pancakes, grilled cheese, tomato soup, coleslaw, lettuce salad, pop, wine & beer. ALL YOU CAN EAT! Adults $10, Seniors $8, Kids 12 & under $6 and no immediate family (parents with dependent children) pays more than $30. Take out and drive through available.... LIVE music with Win Lander....don't forget to stop at the Bake Sale. Bake Sale proceeds go to our Religious Education program. See you Friday!
3rd Annual Women’s Lenten Day of Reflection – Growing Through Faith in Difficult Times, at St. Patrick’s Parish Center, Gretna, NE on Saturday February 27, 2016, from 8 am – 12 pm.
Sr. Joyce Rupp, OSM, Author and International Retreat Leader will be our Keynote Speaker this year.
A Continental Breakfast will be served before the start of the Morning Retreat. A free will offering will be accepted.
Theology Day, March 6th, 2016
Care for Our Common Home:The Ecological Crisis, Pope Francis and a Prophetic View of Collective Responsibility. March 6th, 11am-3pm, St. John Vianney parish. Pope Francis in his encyclical letter on the environment invites us to a “new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet”. An in-depth look at the current ecological crisis drawing on the teachings and tradition of the Church including the prophetic writings of Ezekiel. What do the prophets have to say to us today regarding our collective responsibility to care for the earth? No charge. Luncheon served.
Fr. Dale Launderville, OSB, PhD., is Dean of Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary, Collegeville Minnesota. More information and registration [required] at www.csbsju.edu/sot/theologyday or call 320-363-3560.
In order to facilitate efficient snow and ice removal, beginning Monday, November 30th, the east doors (Sandoz side) will remain locked until 8:30am Monday through Saturday. To enter the church prior to 8:30am, please park and enter through the west doors (rectory side). This policy will remain in effect through the winter months, ending Monday, March 28th.