Ministries of Prayer

31 Club

This is a program sponsored by the Serra Club.  The Serra Club is an international group of Catholic men and women who devote their efforts to the promotion of Vocations to the Priesthood and Vowed Religious life.  The 31 Club encourages members of the parish to join Catholic men and women worldwide to volunteer for one hour per month to pray for Vocations. Members can pray at home or at church.  It is voluntary, but very necessary. 

CONTACT: Sam Marasco, 402.891.1767, smarasco@cox.net

Cenacle of Marian Movement of Priests

The primary purpose of our prayer in the cenacle is to pray for Our Lady’s intentions, which is salvation for all humanity.  The rosary is prayed along with other prayers and readings from “To the Priests, Our Lady’s beloved Son”, containing Our Lady’s messages to Fr. Gobbi.   The cenacle of Priests is dear to spiritual benefits.  They are the golden key that unlocks her tremendous power of intercession.  Our Lady invites you.

CONTACT: Connie Garza, 402.333.2168

Centering Prayer

Centering prayer is to learn to rest in God in silence.  There are opportunities to share and discuss our spiritual journey with others as well as watch videos on Centering Prayer by Fr. Thomas Keating. 

CONTACT: Diane Kaiser, 402.330.9968, 2rdkaiser@cox.net

 

Healing Prayer Ministry

Every Sunday a trained Healing Team is available (by appt.) from 1:45pm to 3:45pm in the Church complex. They pray with the “laying on of hands” for parishioners who come with all kinds of requests: physical pains, emotional ailments (e.g., depression), spiritual attacks, and so on.  All sessions remain private and absolutely confidential.

CONTACT: Kristi Rooney, 402.450.0495

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is the oldest lay apostolate with members around the world in the spirituality of St. Louis Marie de Montfort.  The Legion of Mary focuses on doing corporal and spiritual works of Mercy and evangelizing and participating in the life of the parish, such as Brown Scapular investures, rosary candlelit procession, visits to families, the sick homebound, leading rosaries, novenas etc.   Our Blessed Mother calls one and all.  The spirit of the Legion of Mary is that of Mary herself. Under the spiritual direction of Deacon Bob Hamilton, the rosary is prayed and readings from the Legion handbook, followed by meeting agenda. 

CONTACT: Lois Coyne, 402.697.0533, lxjcoyne@cox.net  Connie Garza, 402.333.2168

Junior Legion of Mary

Under the spiritual direction of Deacon Bob Hamilton and Mrs. Connie Garza, the Junior Legion of Mary is a weekly prayer group that is open to boys and girls in 2nd through 8th grade.  The group meets every Thursday after school until 4:45 pm, during the school year.  During meetings, the group prays the rosary and learns about Jesus’ love for each of us. 

CONTACT: Margaret Righter, 402.861.1777, mr4nu@hotmail.com Connie Garza, 402.333.2168

Perpetual Adoration

Participation in adoration offers a means of fostering devotion to our Lord in the reserved Eucharist.  Those committed to the program are asked to offer prayers of worship and intercession at church in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.  Prayers are requested for the program, our parish family, and our community.  The prayer vigil continues 24 hours each day.  Interested individuals commit to one hour of prayer each week at church, or participate as a substitute.

CONTACT: Mary Adam, 402.502.0871, cadam11612@cox.net

Prayer Chain

Our Purpose is to intercede in serious matters and emergencies, such as hospitalization, accidents, surgery, serious illness, death.  Being an intercessor is more than being a petitioner. A petitioner prays, “Dear God, please heal John”, scripture tells us an intercessor “stands in the gap” (EZ 22:30).  This means the intercessor takes the place of the person being prayed for.  That person cannot pray for himself because of illness, under anesthesia, too young, lack of Faith, etc.  We step in and pray for them.

CONTACT: Sheila Gehrman, 402.333.9595, Connie Garza, 402.333.2168

Rosary for Peace

Several people pray a rosary every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. in the Family Room.  We pray for the safety of our police, firefighters, first responders, military, here and abroad.  We also share our worries, prayers and joys.

CONTACT: Deacon Bob and Lori Hamilton, 402.739.7406, bobxlori@aol.com

The Prayer Cross is a small standing crucifix. A family will pick one up after their weekend Mass and take it home with them.  Then each day as a family, pray for vocations.  The following Saturday, they return the crucifix to the sacristy so it’s ready for the next family.  The crucifixes are carried in small wooden boxes. Prayers are encouraged for more priests, religious brothers and sisters, but also for consecrated virgins, married couples and deacons.  We need strong marriages and families and strong vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

CONTACT: Deacon Bob and Lori Hamilton, 402.739.7406, bobxlori@aol.com

Vocations Ministry

The committee has a monthly Holy Hour to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, as well as, deacons, strong marriages and single.  The Holy Hour has prayers, and reflection time.  We meet about every other month following the Holy Hour. 

CONTACT: Deacon Bob and Lori Hamilton, 402.739.7406, bobxlori@aol.com