Upcoming Events, Holy Day Masses & Cancellations 

August 15-October 7:  54-day Rosary Novena for Our Nation

All are invited to pray the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary for our Nation from August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption, to October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. You can join in any time. For more information or to sign up for email updates, see www.novenaforournation.com 

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Saint Peter Church Just Got FORMED / Su Parroquia Acabo de FORMED (Formado)

Thanks to generous benefactors, Saint Peter Parish has a subscription to FORMED - Catholic resources, ebooks, movies, and audio by the Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press and more. The best Catholic content, all in one place. For more information, please click here

Gracias a generosos benefactores, la Parroquia San Pedro tiene una suscripción a Formed.org. Acceder a la verdad, la belleza y el significado de la Fe católica. Utilice en su ordenador, tableta o teléfono inteligente. Formed (Formado) está disponible para ayudarle a profundizar su relación con Cristo y su Iglesia con recursos de formación en la Fe católica, estudio bíblico, libros en línea, películas y audio por el Instituto de Agustín, Ignatius Press y mucho más. Para mayores informes, favor haga clic aquí

Archbishop's Annual Appeal / Ofrenda Anual del Arzobispo

Recently you should have received a letter from Archbishop Lucas inviting your support of the Archbishop's Annual Appeal. Please give prayerful consideration to how you can respond. Our parish goal is $38,128. For more information and a link to a video in English, please click here.

Recientemente usted recibió una carta del Arzobispo Lucas para inviotarlo a apoyar la Ofrenda Anual del Arzobispo. Por favor considere de manera reverente la manera de responder. Nuestra meta parroquial es $38128. Para mayores informes, y para ver un video en español, favor haga clic aquí

RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Are you an adult or teen who needs Baptism or would like to become Catholic? Are you a Catholic adult or teen who never received the Sacraments of Confirmation or First Communion? Do you have adult friends or family members who would like to become Catholic Christians? Consider RCIA classes. It includes weekly evening meetings for adults, age 16 and above, who wish to receive any of the Sacraments of Initiation. The classes in English will occur on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 pm-8:30 pm. Classes will begin tentatively on September 13. For more information, please contact Father John Broheimer at 402-341-4560, ext. 104; or email fatherbroheimer@gmail.com. For classes in Spanish, please contact the parish office or Sister Clara. 

RICA, el Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos

Eres un adulto o adolecente con necesidad de Bautismo? Eres un adulto católico que nunca recibió los Sacramentos de Confirmación o Primera Comunión? Tienen amigos adultos que les gustaría convertirse en cristianos católicos? Consideren nuestras clases de RICA. RICA incluye reuniones semanales por la noche para los adultos, de 16 años o más, quienes desean recibir cualquier de los Sacramentos de Iniciación. Las clases en español empezarán lunes, 12 de septiembre a las 7:15 pm y continuarán hasta mayo de 2017. Para mayores informes, favor contacten la oficina parroquial o Sor Clara Acosta.  

September 27:  How do I Vote as a Catholic?

7:00 pm-8:30 pm. Tuesday, September 27, in St. Peter McMahon Hall, just east of the church. Come join fellow Catholics to learn what the Church teaches about properly preparing yourself for voting on November 8th. Presented by Omar Gutiérrez, Manager of the Office of Mission & Justice and Special Assistant to the Archbishop. Free and open to the public. For a flyer, please click here.

Domingos: Venta de Comida / Hispanic Food Sale on Sundays 

Les invitamos a venta de comida todos los domingos después de la Misa de la una. Comida Mexicana, Salvadoreña y Guatemalteca: tacos de asada, pupusas y otros antojitos. El dinero que se recaude se usará para ayudar a cubrir el costo de los nuevos techos para la Escuela San Pedro y el Salón McMahon. Por favor, vengan a comer y al mismo tiempo a cooperar. Gracias. / All are invited to a Hispanic Food Sale on Sundays after the 1:00 pm Mass. Delicious, authentic Mexican, Salvadoran and Guatemalan food. Dine in or take out. All proceeds will go towards the cost of the new roofs for St. Peter School and McMahon Hall. 

Octubre 1 & 2:  Escuela de Evangelización Curso "María, Madre Nuestra"

Invitamos a todas las personas que ya vivieron el Curso Felipe, al Curso "María, Madre Nuestra." Vengan a conocer máa a Nuestra Madre María a través de las Sagradas Escrituras. Será el 1 y 2 de octubre, empezando el sábado y domingo a las 8:00 am en el gimnasio de la Escuela de San Pedro. Pedimos una donación de $15 dólares por persona para los gastos de materiales. Habrá cuidado de niños y venta de comida. El cupo es limitado. Les pedimos que se registren de antemano en la asamblea de los Crecimientos los viernes de 7 a 9 pm en el gimnasio. Requisito: Haber vivido el Curso Felipe. Los esperamos. 

October 2:  Life Chain / Cadena de Vida

All are invited to defend life and give a peaceful, prayerful witness to the sanctity of human life by joining the Life Chain on Sunday, October 2, from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm. St. Peter Parish will be in our customary location at 62nd and Dodge St., on the south side of Dodge, across the street from St. Margaret Mary Church. Signs will be available at our location from our parish Pro-Life coordinator, Sheila George. Please return the signs to Sheila after the event. For a flyer, please click here.

Todos están invitados a defender la Vida y unirse a la Cadena de Vida anual el domingo, 2 de octubre, de las 2:00 pm a 3:00 pm. La Parroquia San Pedro estará de pie a lo largo del lado sur de la calle Dodge y 62nd Street, cruzando la calle de la Iglesia St. Margaret Mary. Nuestra coordinadora Pro Vida, Sheila George, proveerá señales en nuestro lugar. Todo señal debe ser devuelto a Sheila después del evento. Gracias. 

October 5:  Youth Group meets at Vala's Pumpkin Patch

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, October 5, the Youth Group will meet at Vala's Pumpkin Patch at 12102 S 180th St, Gretna, NE 68028. To RSVP and sign up to bring food or snacks, please click here

January 24-29, 2017:  Saint Peter March for Life Pilgrimage

Departure on Tuesday evening, January 24, and return home on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Possible sites in addition to the March for Life are: Life is Very Good Rally, Holocaust Museum, Gettysburg, and the Saint John Paul II Museum. More information to follow. Please contact Deacon John Zak at olsotszakpak@yahoo.com or the parish office if you are interested in joining the pilgrimage or for more information.

Spring 2017:  Catholic Study on Eucharistic Adoration 

Coming in the spring of 2017, we will offer a Catholic study on Eucharistic Adoration. Sources will include the Holy Bible, The Catechism of the Catholic Church, teachings of the Church Fathers, and more. The class will be held tentatively on Tuesday evenings. More information will be announced in the future. 

This House We Are Building: An Illustrated Guide to St. Peter Catholic Church

In this new full-color hardcover book, Rev. Damien Cook takes you on a guided tour of St. Peter's - one of the oldest and most beautiful churches in the Archdiocese of Omaha. Father Cook focuses in particular on the building's recent renovations - and what they mean within the storied tradition of Catholic art and architecture. A limited number of these fully illustrated, 94-page books are currently available in the parish office. And if you know someone who used to be a parishioner or student at St. Peter's, this will make a one-of-a-kind gift. Books are available to purchase in the parish office

Important Opt-out Form for Students in Omaha Public Schools  

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the PrebornIf you have a child attending Omaha Public Schools, there is an important form to Opt-out of its new comprehensive sex education classes that will be taught to Omaha Public School students in grades 4-8 and 10 beginning in the Fall of 2016. There is information in the program that is contrary to the Catholic Faith, and may morally harm children. Please contact the parish office for a copy of the form, orclick here

Hoja de "Opt-out" para Niños en las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha  

Si tiene un niño que asiste a las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha, hay una hoja importante de optar por quedar fuera de su nuevo programa de educación sexual intregral para estudiantes en los grados 4 a 8 y 10, que empezará este otoño de 2016. Hay información en el programa que es contrario a la Fe Católica, y puede dañar moralmente los niños. Favor contacten la oficina parroquial o haga clíc aquí para una hoja. 

Urgent Need for Congress to Enact the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 

On June 21, 2016 a ruling by the federal Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Civil Rights allowed California to continue forcing health plans to cover abortions has prompted the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to call for an immediate federal remedy. That remedy is the CPA which will protect healthcare providers from being forced to pay for or participate in abortions, and allow victims of discrimination a “right of action” to defend their rights in court. The CPA will make it even more clear that sponsors or providers of health plans that do not include elective abortion cannot be discriminated against. In a bipartisan 245-182 vote, House members passed the Consicence Protection Act on July 13, 2016. Now it has been referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Government should not force hospitals, doctors, nurses and other providers to stop offering much-needed health care because they cannot in good conscience participate in destroying life by elective abortion. For more information, click here.

A History of Saint Peter Catholic Church

A History of Saint Peter Catholic Church, by James W. Pieper, tells the rich story of one of Omaha's oldest parishes. Books are now available in the parish office. For more information please click here

 

 

 

Lifeboat Coffee   

Support St. Peter Catholic Church when you buy Lifeboat Coffee. Ten percent of all purchases will be donated to St. Peter Catholic Church. To order or for more information click here.   

 

 

A Call to Battle / Un Llamado a la Batalla - A Short Film on 'Society's Crisis with Masculinity'   

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix released for the first time ever in its history a documentary-style short film that seeks to create awareness of a crisis in masculinity found in today's society. The film is entitled "A Call to Battle/Un Llamado a la Batalla" and it is in English with Spanish subtitles. To view the short film click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mDzNm7cylw

For "Into the Breach" an Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men from Bishop Thomas J. Olmstead of the Diocese of Phoenix click here or for the pdf click here.

Para "Firme en la Brecha" una exhortación apostólica a los hombres católicos haga clic aquí o para el documento en pdf haga clic aquí.