Women’s Ministry

This is an exciting time for women to be a vibrant part of our parish and community!

Martha and Mary Women’s Ministry

As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary [who] sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me.” The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” ~ Luke 10: 38-42

The Martha and Mary Women’s Ministry Group is open to women of the parish of any age. We are dedicated to expressing love of the Christ through service to all God's children. The Society's primary focus is on three aspects of our humanness; Social, Spiritual and Service. We gather to socialize with other women in the parish, provide support, and help educate all Catholic women in spirituality and in service consistent with the teachings and tradition of the Catholic Church. For more information please contact John Gencarelli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Linda Luther at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming Gathering Dates: Please meet at 7:00 pm in the Social Hall

(We meet on the second Monday of each month)

  • January 8, 2018
  • February 12, 2018
  • March 12, 2018
  • April 9, 2018
  • May 14, 2018
  • June 11, 2018
  • July 9, 2018

Charity Focus Chosen: We have adopted the Bethlehem House as our group’s charity through 2016 and maybe beyond. The Bethlehem House was started in 2005 and provides a home and training to be self-sufficient to pregnant women in difficult situations. There are many opportunities for volunteer work and donations.

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/

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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