A Challenge to Everyone..

This Lenten season I am challenging the youth to think about someone else other than themselves.  Some of the things we have talked about are simply smiling at someone passing by, holding a door open, sending a friendly note, or doing some other sort of service for someone else.  I would like to encourage you to try to do the same for the remainder of Lent.  🙂

I decided to partake in this challenge as well; so far I have found this to be one of the easier challenges that I have given the youth to do over the course of this year.  While babysitting the other day I was asked by one of the kids what I gave up for Lent, my response was that I wasn’t giving up anything but that I was going to take time to do more things for others.  I was told “you can’t do that; you have to give something up.”  While giving something up for the duration of Lent would be easy I wanted something that was going to challenge me every day!  I think many kids are so stuck in that mind set of you have to always give something up for Lent and that is the only option available.  This was why my challenge for the Youth Group members was going to challenge them in a different way.

So many times has it been thrown in my face that Millennial’s and younger generations are going to be the end of us.. But why? Maybe it’s because we aren’t taking enough time to develop these youth, our future, into the exceptional human beings God has made them to be.  Or maybe it’s because they have to learn things for themselves.  I don’t have kids now but being a Millennial I am sick of the bad street cred we are all given, due to the actions of few, and would like to change the older generations mind about those youngsters.  I want to take these superb youth of our parish and help become the exceptional human beings I know they can all be.  Next time you see someone in a younger generation stop and say something nice or positive to them so they have the hope that they need to better our country, because they are our future.  Let’s be positive and show these youth that they can break free from the stereotypes they have been given.

We are doing a Youth Group service project that we are hoping to get our whole parish involved in.  This is something that the kids are excited about and I wanted to share that with you all in ho0pes that you would be willing to lend a hand or even some words of advice.  I would love it if you all to help this younger generation learn what it is like to be a good person who thinks of others, not just because of a challenge but because they want to be a better person.  They want to be a role model for younger children to look up to.  I am hoping you all will join me on this journey to help make the youth of this parish the sons and daughters of Christ they were born to be.

In the spirit of service, I am so happy to announce that the Medical Mission is back on! Please join us at St. Robert’s on Sunday, March 12, from 3-6 p.m. to help out these wonderful doctors. We will be packing medicine for the doctors to take to Sudan. Come for an hour or stay the whole time! This is such a great service opportunity for the whole family!

Please contact Debbie Marcil at dmarcil@stroberts.com or Jordan Moser at jemoser@archomaha.org if you have any questions. We hope you can join us!

 

Youth Group Lenten Service Project

The Youth Group has decided on a Lenten Service Project and we would like you all to be involved! We will be making Easter Care Baskets/Bags for our friends down at the Open Door Mission to help them share in the joy of Christ’s resurrection!

The items we are going to be collecting are as follows:

 For the Women’s basket: Chocolate Easter Bunny, pantyhose/knee highs, deodorant, razor, and shave cream.

For the Men’s basket: Chocolate Easter Bunny, washcloth, deodorant, razor, and shave cream.

If you would like to help by donating any of the items above or if you have any questions, please contact Jordan at jemoser@archomaha.org.

We will be collecting items from March 1st until April 5th!

 

 

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Holy Week Schedule 2015

Event Day / Date Time
Confession Dates / Times Tuesday, March 31 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. – 6:0 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. – 6:0 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 Holy Thursday  Thursday, April 2  Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday Friday, April 3 Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross at 3:15 p.m.
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 7:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday Saturday, April 4 Blessing of Easter Food at 1:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil at 8:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday Sunday, April 5 7:30 a.m.; 9:00 a.m. (gym); 9:00 a.m. (church); 11:00 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.
NO 5:00 p.m. MASS
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Rice Bowl Reminder

Our community will change lives this Easter Season, and CRS Rice Bowl wants to say THANK YOU!!!

Don’t forget to turn in your CRS Rice Bowl to the Parish Office this Easter week so we can start helping the less fortunate.

Lent

Good Friday Obligation

Good Friday is an obligatory day of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. For members of the Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not equal to a full meal. Catholics are to abstain from meat on Good Friday.

Lent

Lenten Schedule 2015

Event Day / Date Time
Stations of the Cross Wednesdays of Lent: March 18 & 25 6:00 p.m.
Parish Penance Service Wednesday, March 25 7:00 p.m.
Confessions Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 4:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
Additional Confession Dates Wednesday, March 25 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. – 6:0 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. – 6:0 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Palm Sunday (Holy Week) Sunday, March 29 Regular Mass Schedule
Holy Thursday (Holy Week) Thursday, April 2 Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday (Holy Week) Friday, April 3 Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross at 3:15 p.m.
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 7:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday (Holy Week) Saturday, April 4 Blessing of Easter Food at 1:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil at 8:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday (Holy Week) Sunday, April 5 7:30 a.m.; 9:00 a.m. (gym); 9:00 a.m. (church); 11:00 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.
NO 5:00 p.m. MASS