Easter Triduum LIVESTREAM
Holy Thursday 7:00pm
Good Friday 3:00 pm
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 8:30pm
First Holy Communion
Due to the state government's extension of the 10-person limit to social gatherings until at least May 6th, our First Holy Communion Mass scheduled for April 26th will be postponed until further notice. We hope to have another update toward the end of April. May God bless you all and stay safe!
Spiritual Communion Prayer
"When you do not receive Communion and you do not attend Mass, you can make a Spiritual Communion, which is a most beneficial practice; by it the love of God will be greatly impressed on you.
“My Jesus, I believe that you’re present in the Holy Sacrament. I love You above all else, and I desire You in my soul. As long as I can’t receive You sacramentally, at least enter spiritually into my soul.”
(brief pause to unite oneself with Jesus)
“Since you’ve come, I embrace you and unite my entire self with You; don’t let me ever separate myself from You.”
Cancellations & Notices
Encounter Classes are cancelled until further notice.
The remaining Sermons A La Carte series is Cancelled.
Assumption Coffee and Rolls are Cancelled on April 5th.
Stations of the Cross at both Assumption & St. Mary's are cancelled until further notice. However, books will be available for you to do your own stations of the cross privately if you choose to.
Traveling Chalice has been postponed until further notice.
Mary's Way of the Cross scheduled for Weds. at 12:05pm is cancelled.
All remaining small group bible studies will NOW be held via ZOOM. Watch your email and our APP for notifications in this regard.
24 hour Perpetual Adoration WILL continue in the main church. The monstrance has been reposed so the obligation has been removed.
The Knights of Columbus will still have Fish Fry's on Fridays, however ONLY the drive thru will be open
Diocese of Lincoln Statement Coronavirus
(COVID-19) March 16, 2020
March 16, 2020
Due to the new COVID-19 limitations in place today from our local, state, and national governments, effective immediately, all public Masses and communal celebration of the sacraments or other liturgies are indefinitely suspended in the Diocese of Lincoln.
Priests should still offer the Mass privately, and pastors and administrators must especially offer the Sunday Pro Populo (for all people of the parish) Mass. Further guidance will be given to parishes and diocesan institutions during this time of crisis and uncertainty.
We should continue to pray for one another during these trying times. Catholics and all people should use this opportunity to devote time for prayer and spiritual renewal. This may include meditating on Sacred Scripture, observing Mass on television or the internet, praying a rosary, or other spiritual practices. A reminder that a Mass for shut-ins is televised every Sunday in the Lincoln area on KLKN-TV at 9:00 a.m. and in the Hastings area on KSNB-TV at 9:30 a.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation Notices
To find all the forms needed for Confirmation and a copy of the 92 questions. Please click here.
Encounter At-Home Materials
St. Mary's Parish would like to offer ALL families access to at home materials that are part of our Encounter program this year. If you would like a packet with these faith building activities please click the box below and it will direct you to a link to request them. Once we receive your form we will make a packet and contact you to make arrangements for delivery to you.
While Masses are suspended, it’s more important than ever to maintain your prayer life!
You will either leave this quarantine a better version of yourself (closer to God, closer to our family, more content in who you are)
…or you won’t.
What will you do during this time?
One of the best ways to grow in your faith during this time is to dive into Sacred Scripture through Lectio Divina.
Step 1: Pick a Scripture to pray with. You can choose from the gospels or go to usccb.org to read the gospel for the day.
Step 2: Read the scripture through once and ask yourself, “What stands out to me? A verse? A person? A feeling?”
Step 3: Read the scripture a second time and ask the Holy Spirit, “Why is that what’s standing out to me?”
Step 4: Share or journal what the Holy Spirit tells you.
When you take note of what the Holy Spirit tells you, make sure that you say/write it in terms of “I” and “me” instead of “us” and “we.” The Lord isn’t talking to everyone during this time. He wants to tell you something specifically for you!
Check out our Links page for numerous links to pages to aid you in this!