News & Announcements
St. Peter’s students are requesting your sponsorship and generous donations. Funds collected during this fundraiser will be mindfully allocated for our new playground and other necessary improvements at St. Peter School.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
THE 40 DAYS FOR LIFE FALL CAMPAIGN is Sept. 28 - Nov. 6. The Campaign Kickoff is at St. Peter's on Weds. Sept. 28th from 6:45 – 8:00 pm. Weather permitting, we will walk to Planned Parenthood for closing prayers. Please bring a flashlight. Signup to participate by selecting an hour on www.40days forlife.com/Lincoln. St. Peter’s hours are Mondays 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults topic for October 3: The Church and it's teaching authority. Classes meet 7 - 8:30 pm in the downstairs meeting room.
BoxTops for Education
Help win $5,000 for our school! Every Walmart-exclusive Box Tops Certificate that is clipped and turned in earns our school a chance to be one of 20 winners of bonus points worth $5,000 for our classrooms. Box Tops container is located along the side of the scrip counter against the wall.
Notes from Father Charles Townsend
Thank you for so kindly listening to my homily last weekend on the Bishop’s Appeal for Vocations. I enjoyed sharing part of my vocation discernment experience with my mother’s initial unhappy reaction to my decision to go to the seminary. While it seems like a long time ago, I can picture her alarmed reaction like it was yesterday. As I said, I’m grateful that she was able to come to appreciate my time in the seminary and later to fully enjoy my priesthood. I want to encourage you, as mothers and fathers of our next generation of priests, to allow them and encourage them to consider a vocation as a priest of Jesus Christ. By picturing one of your own sons as a priest, it may help you to appreciate more the priests in your own life. I remember Bishop Bruskewitz saying once that if we don’t like our priests maybe it’s because we have not been generous enough to give one of our own sons to be a priest. Having a priest son is a great honor, but it also helps us to appreciate what a priest is because part of that priest is you! I ask you to continue praying for priests and offering your home, the domestic church, as a place where the seed of vocations are sown, encouraged, and nurtured with love and prayer.
As I mentioned the parish has been asked to meet a goal of $42,007.63 to help the diocese meet a $1,400,000 annual cost of educating the diocesan seminarians, your future priests. With the blessing of 43 seminarians, the burden is great, even with each new seminarian paying $5,000 of his own money for the cost of his seminary education. Your prayers and financial support have helped supply two recently ordained priests, who will serve our spiritual needs for many years in the diocese. Likewise, you can really claim two more seminarians at present who were nurtured in our parish and school. It is a heavy financial burden, but worth any price, and not much when it comes to the life-time service of a priest who forgoes family and the world to serve you. Please be as generous as you can for this collection with your financial resources and your prayers! God bless you!
Thank you as well for the wonderful night at the Fall Family Festival. It was a great deal of fun, and I really enjoyed seeing so many families and extended families enjoying the beautiful evening together. It was especially refreshing to see Father Gayhart paying his dues in the dunk tank! It is a rite of passage for assistant pastors! I did it twenty-five years ago in Falls City—anything for Jesus! Blessings to those who planned and made such a wonderful night for all of us!
Just a little P.S. I don’t read anonymous mail or messages—I burn them without reading. So please if you want to tell me something—please own it, as everything I say or write has my name on it! I’m a very approachable person, be kind. God’s blessings on you all!
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