Pope Francis Prayer Request for December 2018
Pope Quote :
"If you want to share your faith through the word, you have to listen much and carefully.
Let us imitate the style of Jesus, who adapted himself to the people He had in front of Him so as to bring God’s love to them.
Let us pray that people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time, in their dialogue with people’s hearts, and above all, by listening much."
Pope's Monthly Intention for December
Let us pray that people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.
Through Jesus’ all-encompassing love, we can help provide the peace and clarity you seek. If you struggle with same sex attraction or related feelings, you’re not alone. More importantly, the Archdiocese of Omaha provides a place of sanctuary where you can share your thoughts and emotions, and begin your journey towards greater peace of mind. That’s where our Courage/EnCourage program offers help—for both you and your family or friends. So take that first leap.
Courage/EnCourage is not a program to change a person’s sexual attraction. Instead, it’s a ministry of spiritual support. We’ll be here to accept you, listen to you and help you—at your own pace, in a welcoming atmosphere.
Courage/Encourage Omaha is an outreach of the Center for Family Life Formation. For more info., or to speak with someone confidentially, please call 402.557.5692 or click here.
If you are in crisis or need immediate emergency assistance, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
St. Vincent de Paul
SMM Disaster Relief for Yale Park Apartment Residents
Our SMM St. Vincent de Paul Chapter is requesting assistance with disaster relief donations. Families from Yale Park apartments that are now homeless need our help. SVdP is going to buy mattresses for them. Please donate to St. Margaret Mary -St Vincent de Paul and we will help those families and others in need. Donations can also be dropped off or mailed to the Parish Office. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Help for All Saints – Our Sister School
Please consider helping out our sister school by signing up to help in the following areas:
Help in the classroom – All Saints teachers do not have regular help in the classroom so this is an area of need and we have already had a few people sign up. This is volunteer help on a consistent weekly basis, a few hours a week. Please visit volunteer spot link to see what openings are still available.
Fr. Mukasa Education Fund
The Mission of the Fund, which was established in 2002, is to provide financial assistance that will inspire and help young people of Uganda develop into responsible and respected individuals as well as enhance the quality and well being of their lives and community. The education is designed to be comprehensive in nature and will also instill caring, ethical and moral values in their lives. This will be achieved by a Catholic primary and secondary education followed by a, committee approved, college or trade school selection appropriate to the student’s career path with the course of study to be completed within the appropriate time period corresponding to the course of study selected. The board reserves the right to continue funding graduate education on an individual basis. The students selected for the fund must demonstrate the willingness and desire to fulfill the educational requirements of the course of study.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat Omaha
Healing the pain of abortion – one weekend at a time.
Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing.
Learn more by visiting HERE.
Habitat for Humanity
Project Rachel helps women and men who have experienced an abortion find forgiveness and peace of heart through compassionate counseling and Reconciliation. This includes women who have had an abortion, fathers whose children have been aborted and loved ones of those who have experienced abortion.
Find a Project Rachel Ministry near you by clicking on the map on “Where to Find Help” on the Project Rachel website or by calling 888-456-HOPE (888-456-4673).
Bethlehem House | Humble Lily
Bethlehem House provides support to pregnant women to choose life for their unborn child in a Catholic, residential environment both during and after pregnancy.
Bethlehem House educates each woman on child care and personal life skills to assist them to be self-sufficient.
pdf CLICK HERE (336 KB) for a list of donated items needed.
The Humble Lily by Bethlehem House Now Open!
The Humble Lily, a secondhand boutique and meeting space located at 2580 S 90th Street, Suite 1 (a quarter block north of 90th & Center in the John T. Turco & Associates building) is now open!
Store and donation hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10-6, Sunday from 12-5, and closed Monday.
Shop for gently used and new women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, as well as gifts and select home décor.
Catholic Charities provides counseling services, community services (i.e. food pantry, refugee and immigrant help, domestic abuse shelter), various children’s services (i.e. adoption), and drug and alcohol rehabilitation counseling. Contact: 402-554-0520
This shelter provides meals, clothing pantry supplies, medical care, and recovery programs to the homeless and disadvantaged in our community. Contact: 402-341-1821
NEW! SMM Nights at Siena Francis House … Join Us To Serve!
St Margaret Mary's has signed up with the Siena Francis House to provide volunteers to serve the evening dinner meal to those experiencing homelessness from 4:30 until 7:00pm the FOURTH Wednesday of the month. Volunteering to serve a meal is a great activity for SMM groups or individuals to become better acquainted with the shelter and organization and other members of the parish. It is also a great way to provide a real and meaningful service to the homeless guests.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink...Mt 25:35.
The Stephen Center provides shelter in crisis situations, self-help programs, transitional housing, and free medical clinics to those who are needy. Volunteers may cook and serve meals, stay overnight or do clerical and reception work. Contact: 402-731-0238