Adorers Needed

For the following hours:
Sunday @ 6am, 10am, 10pm
Monday @ 4am
Tuesday @ 6pm
Thursday @ 8am
Friday @ 3am, 6am, 7am. 2pm, 3pm
Saturday @ 1am, 4am, and 10pm

For any of the above, or If you can sub,
call the Rectory at 402-291-1350.

Welcome to St. Mary's Parish 

What does Jesus mean when he refers to his disciples as "salt" and "light"? In themselves, salt and light are useless.  Their value is realized only when they combine with other realities.



Around the Campus

►Parish Directory

This fall we will be doing a picture directory for all members of our parish. Our last directory was done in 2012 and we are due for an updated directory. We will be partnering with Lifetouch, a company experienced in producing parish directories across the country. There is no cost to the parish for the printing of the directories and all who participate will receive a free 8x10 photo and a Parish directory. Additional photos are available for purchase.


Signups for photo sessions has begun. MANUAL signups will continue for the next several weekends at weekend Masses. ONLINE signups will be available on the Lifetouch website Click Here from Monday through Friday of each week. If you signup online, please pick up an appointment packet in the back of Church which includes an appointment card, a coupon, a what to expect at the photo session brochure and a price list for any photos purchased.

Photos will be taken at St. Mark’s Hall from Tuesdays through Saturdays October 8-12 and October 15-19. There are appointment time slots in 10-minute increments. If you have 7 or more in your photo, Lifetouch asks that you sign up for 2 consecutive sessions. Pets are welcome! ALSO, we need LOTS of volunteers to act as hosts at the photo sessions and for reminder phone calls. If you would be able to help, please sign up on the volunteer sheet next to the appointment sheets in the back of the Church and you will be contacted. John Saniuk will be coordinating this project and you can contact him with any questions at jsaniuk@cox.net or 402-250-0308. We look forward to seeing your photo in our parish directory. Our directory will not be complete without you!

Annual Men's Retreat

Information and Sign Up is HERE 

 

 

FORMED

“FORMED”….. a.k.a., Catholic Netflix!

With FORMED, you can:
• Watch hundreds of movies and documentaries
• Read or listen to books and lectures
• Dive into Scripture studies and Apologetics
• Prepare for Sunday Mass by watching an insightful five-minute video by renowned Catholic teachers
• Help your children grow in character and embrace the beauty and wonder of the Faith

You may access FORMED though the St. Mary’s subscription of: stmarysbellevue.formed.org with the access code of 467f9.



Lenten Parish Mission and Other News

Lenten Parish Mission- March 24-26, 2019
Save these dates and welcome Fr. Tom Donaldson, CSsR, as he presents our annual Lenten Parish Mission, Light of the World.
Fr. Donaldson is no stranger to the Bellevue area, having presented Missions at St. Bernadette, St. Columbkille and many other parishes in the Archdiocese of Omaha. He comes highly recommended and I look forward to Fr. Donaldson and his message of love.
Volunteers are needed to help with hospitality and during the presentation. If you wish to help any or all days, please contact the RE office at ReligiousEd@stmarysbellevue.com

Lenten Resources
Dynamic Catholic presents Best Lent Ever.
A free email program that will guide you on an incredible journey toward the-best-version-of-yourself. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, you’ll discover ways to transform your life in forty days and become the person God created you to be.
How do I sign up? Go to: BestLentEver.com it is free and you will receive:
Daily Emails, Inspirational Videos and a Lenten adventure to remember.

Daily Medications from Bishop Barron and the Word on Fire community.
A free Lenten reflection from Bishop Robert Barron at www.lentreflections.com

3 Minute Retreat by Loyola Press
Another Free Resource for Lent, a 3 Minute Retreat. This site is year around and offers three minutes of music, meditation, inspirational readings. A great way to start your day any day. 3-minute-retreats

Franciscan Media Journey through Lent with Daily Messages of Hope
Join us for 40 days honoring the wonder of God's infinite love! Each day of Lent, we will provide ways to nourish your spirit with Scripture readings, prayers, and meditations on this holy season from Fr. Richard Rohr's book Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent. This series also includes video, audio, and content in Spanish, offering more ways for you to observe Lent than ever before.
Would you like to receive daily Lenten reflections in your inbox? go to Franciscan Media at: info.franciscanmedia.org

Coming Events

CY Choir Begins Rehearsals Wednesday August 22nd. First mass presentation on September 9th at the 9:30 am Mass.
   This is the Children's Choir going by a new name. The CY (Children/Youth) Choir is now open to all ages of young people. This group continues to rehearse on Wednesdays at 5:45 pm, between RE sessions in the music room at the school. There is a  FLYER available with the schedule and a list of WHY the CY Choir is a great place to be. You can find this flier at the main entrance of church and on the school and church websites . Contact Sally Ames, Director of Choirs at   sally.ames@stmarysbellevue.com or 402-592-4091 for more information.

That Man Is You - A Men's Ministry Program
We will start our 9th year of this dynamic and Spirit-filled program on Friday morning, September 6th, 2019,  in the Parish Center at St. Mary's Church. Join us for a great opportunity to gather with other Catholic men for faith sharing, prayer and a delicious hot breakfast. Please contact Deacon Ted Menzel at: 402-292-2076 or

That Man Is You Flyer for the 2019-2020 season is HERE


 

► St Mary's Online Giving Available

Starting Dec 5, 2013, stewardship is made easier than ever with our new online giving system - WeShare.           Make your one-time or recurring donations using your debit card, credit card, checking or savings account. Start today by following these 3 easy steps....      Click on the link above named "Online Giving"      Set up your account by clicking on the option on the right named "Sign Up"      Receive your password and access your account.  Customize by choosing payment options when you set up a payment. Call the Rectory at 402-291-1350 if you have any questions or problems.

Bible Image of the Day


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