Vocations and 31 Club

The goal of the St. John Vianney Vocations Ministry is to create a vocations-friendly environment that engages our parish community and inspires families to encourage, support, and call forth vocations. We will honor and support those already in Holy Orders or Consecrated Life. We will spiritually adopt through prayer those discerning and those already on the path to ordination or final vows. We will pray for and encourage those who select sacramental marriage and those who choose the single life as their vocations.

31-Club - Becoming a member is simple! A person chooses one day of the month (i.e. the 10th) when he or she will go to Mass and offer it for vocations. New members call the office to sign up for a day of the month to attend Mass where the member prays for all priests, sisters, brothers, deacons and lay ministers who have served or are serving his or her parish, and prays that future church vocations will be forthcoming from the parish.

 

Contact Sharon Neal or Parish Office
402-650-1179 or 895-0808
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Environment

Coming soon.

Adoration

Adoration - Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love "In the sacred Host, He is present, the true treasure, always waiting for us. Only by adoring this Presence do we learn how to receive Him properly." Jesus waits for us in the Blessed Sacrament. He waits for our little Acts of faith, adoration, love, thanksgiving, repentance, reparation and charity that we can offer Him as we contemplate --His Divine Majesty --in the Blessed Sacrament. A commitment of one hour per week is all it requires, or you may volunteer to be an alternate. No training is required, only a desire to spend time with Our Lord.

Contact Sharon Neal or Parish Office
402-650-1179 or 895-0808
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Altar Servers

Servers are an important part of the celebration for the Mass, preparing the altar prior to Mass, directly assisting the celebrant during Mass, and resetting the altar for the next Mass. Boys and girls are eligible to train when they reach fifth grade, and may serve through graduation from high school.

Contact Lynn Gaston
895-3177
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Congratulations to our Serra Server Award winners.

We were honored to host the Archdiocesan Serra Server Awards on Tuesday, March 1st. Thank you to the Serra Club, Archbishop Lucas, Father Richard, Pastors from many parishes, and especially to all our servers here at Saint John Vianney. You truly are serving God.

Eucharistic Ministers

Possessing a clearly defined understanding of the presence of Jesus in the consecrated bread and wine, Eucharistic Ministers share their faith openly with the community through their participation in the Mass by distributing Precious Body and Precious Blood.

Individuals who have been mandated by the Archdiocese of Omaha are invited to become an EMHC. For new EMHCs, the formal instruction and mandation ceremony is held by the diocese. Training is also given from our parish EMHC coordinator. High school students who are juniors or seniors are eligible to become EMHCs. Volunteer EMHCs are also needed to distribute communion to our homebound parishioners.

*Upcoming training sessions for 2016 for new EMHCs have been announced.  Choose one of the following training sessions to attend: August 7th at St. Columbkille, August 9th at St. Leo's, or August 22nd at St. Vincent de Paul. The Mandation ceremony will be on Thursday, September 8th at 7pm at St. Cecilia Cathedral. Call or email the parish office to sign up. Deadline to sign up to attend a training session is July 21st.

Contact Pattie Money
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Lectors/Commentators

Not unlike the twelve apostles, lectors share an earnest desire to proclaim God's word. This spiritual closeness to the beauty and importance of God's word, is not only proclaimed, but shared and passed on to every member of the congregation with each reading.

Those who are high school age and up, who have little or no fear of speaking before large groups of peopl,e will attend a training session through the Archdiocese and attend the mandation ceremony. The lector coordinator at SJV will then meet with the new lectors for additional training.

*Upcoming training sessions for 2016 for new lectors have been announced.  Choose one of the following training sessions to attend: August 7th at St. Columbkille, August 9th at St. Leo's, or August 22nd at St. Vincent de Paul. The Mandation ceremony will be on Thursday, September 8th at 7pm at St. Cecilia Cathedral. Call or email the parish office to sign up. Deadline to sign up to attend a training session is July 21st.

 

Contact Cher Slavik
896-3056
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Music Ministry

What a beautiful way to participate in the Mass and share with your fellow parishioners one of the talents God has blessed you with. All you need to participate in this ministry is an interest in music. There are opportunities for musicians of all age groups and of all abilities to share their talents with the community. No auditions are required and all are welcome!

Contact Arlene Stratman
896-3943

Ushers

This is a unique and special ministry for men and women in the parish who would like to take on an active leadership role at Mass. Ushers actively participate in the Mass, seating people, taking up collections, orchestrating the offertory procession, assisting in the orderly distribution of communion and passing out bulletins.

Contact Rick Lowery
896-1147