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1 V I N E L I N C O L N, N E B R A S K A ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE St. John the Apostle Catholic Church celebrates our First Holy Communion Class: To receive Jesus in Holy Communion is to enter into a lifelong friendship with Jesus, explains Benedict the XVI to children in Rome who had recently made their First Holy Communion. When you see these kids joining you in Holy Communion, whisper a word or two of congratulations on their lifelong friendship with Jesus! - Fr. Lyle M. Johnson & Fr. Adam M. Sughroue PASTOR Associate Pastor Rev. Lyle M. Johnson Rev. Adam M. Sughroue PARISH DIRECTORY Parish Office: School: Parish or School Web Site: Bulletin Vine St Vine St FAX MASS SCHEDULE Mon-Sat :15 am M, Tu, Th, F :30 am Wed :30 pm First Friday :30 & 8:15 am and 5:30 pm Saturday :00 pm Sunday :30 am/9:00 am/10:30 am/12 noon Holy Days (except Christmas & New Year s) Vigil Mass :30 pm Holy Day :00 am/9:00 am/12:10 pm/5:30 pm/7:00 pm CELEBRATION OF SACRAMENTS Baptism: Last Sunday of each month at 1:00 pm. All parents are required to attend the Baptism instruction class if this is your first child to be baptized. The class meets in the Conference Room at 6 pm on the Monday prior to Baptism Sunday. Must be a registered and practicing Catholic for six months before the Baptism. Please contact the Parish Office for Baptism instruction arrangements. Confession: Saturdays from 3:00 to 3:50 pm and 5:00 to 5:30 pm. Vigil of First Fridays: 6:45 to 7:45 pm; Vigil of Holy Days 6:30-7:00 pm. Holy Eucharist: For shut-ins and those recovering from illness, please contact the Parish Office to arrange for home visit. Marriages: The Priests must be notified 6 months before the proposed marriage date. All couples must be registered and regularly attend Mass. ALL COUPLES are required to attend an Engaged Encounter weekend as part of their marriage preparation. Anointing of the Sick: Individual celebration upon request call the parish office. PARISH REGISTRATION New Parishioners: Please register as soon as you move in by phoning the Parish Office during the week. To register Kdgn 8th students, please call St. John s school, to obtain the registration information. For high school students, please call Pius X High School at For information about: Automatic Deductions File Downloads - Direct Payment Contribution Form Eucharistic Perpetual Adoration Cindy Kruml Extended School Care School Office Godparent Teen Program Ron & Theresa Wilhelm Grade School CCD Margie Gonser Prayer Line Requests: Pauline / Mary Ann Pre-School Information Sherry Cederberg RCIA (Faith Instruction) Susan Carlson Rental of Gym/Social Hall St John s School Wedding Coordinator Eileen Perkins Present Parishioners: Please notify the Parish Office of any changes of address/phone number. A P R I L 2 2, BULLETIN NOTICES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE PARISH OFFICE IN WRITING BY 10:30 AM ON TUESDAY

2 ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE Lincoln, NE pg 2 MASS INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK MONDAY, April 23, :30 am Mary Amodeo 8:15 am Barbara Ely TUESDAY, April 24, :30 am Amelia Blum and Parents 8:15 am George and Marie Machacek WEDNESDAY, April 25, :15 am Intention of Frank Bennett Family 5:30 pm All Souls Day Int of Keith and Tini Van Oehlertz THURSDAY, April 26, :30 am For the Health of Pat Stastny 8:15 am Bill Roloff FRIDAY, April 27, :30 am All Souls Day Intentions of Laurence Buller 8:15 am Adolph Furasek SATURDAY, April 28, :15 am St John s Altar Society 4:00 pm Robert Havlovic SUNDAY, April 29, :30 am Agnes Penney 9:00 am Kruml and Metesky Families 10:30 am For the People 12:00 noon Don Carlson ST. JOHN S 9th ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC - benefiting St. John s School, Friday, May 4th, Quarry Oaks at Ashland. Rain or Shine, 12:00 Noon shotgun start. Four Person Scramble. Entries from men, women, singles, twosomes and foursomes are welcome! Entry Fee includes: Driving Range, Green Fees and Cart, Lunch, Flag Prizes and Auction, Dinner immediately following. (cash bar available) Entry Fee $100 per person. Entry and fee may be mailed to St John s Office, 7601 Vine St, Lincoln, NE For more information, call or to Intercession for Life - Third Sunday of Easter For all those who work to build a culture of life, that in the spirit of the Resurrection, they will remain joyful and hopefilled witnesses to the sanctity of life; We pray to the Lord. THIS WEEK S SCHEDULE DAILY MASS SERVERS April 23 to April 27 8:15 am Mon-Fri C. Clark A. Martinez N. Hall L. Kempf If you cannot serve, please get a substitute. Father is depending on you! Thanks for your help. If a tornado siren warning is issued while you are in St. John s Church, you will need to move immediately to one of our designated tornado shelter areas. At St. John s, this would be: 1) the hallways to the west at the back of the Church, 2) all bathrooms, and 3) the Church basement (door/passage is directly through the men s bathroom). Move quickly, but do not run. Please assist anyone who is disabled or is having difficulty. Wait in the shelter area until you hear an announcement that it is safe to return to the Church. Mary, Queen of the Home circle will meet at Mary Leopold s home, 4030 D Street, this Tuesday, April 24th, at 7:30 pm. Call for more information. Widowed, divorced, separated, and single ladies of St John s Parish are invited to meet for lunch this Friday, April 27th at 11:30 am at the Lone Star Restaurant on 200 North 70th Street. Hope to see you there! Adopt-a-Plot News - Spring grounds clean-up is scheduled for this Saturday, April 28, starting at 9:00 am. Please help for any length of time that you can put into your schedule. It is needed and will be appreciated! If you bring any tools, please be sure to mark them with your name. Coffee and refreshments will be served. St John s Annual Garage Sale is June 15 & 16. (Mark your calendar!) As you start your spring cleaning, save your unwanted treasures for the sale. We will also be accepting clothes in good condition this year. April 22 April 23 April 24 April 25 April 26 April 27 April 28 April 29 DDP Early Bird Sunday Make your pledge after Mass in the Conference Room Children s Liturgy during 10:30 am Mass Call for more information Adult Bible Study at 7 pm; call or for more info Baptismal Class 6 pm in the new Conference Room Ladies Bible Study 9:30 to 11 am at K of C Club House; Call for info That Man is You 6:15 am in Social Hall Catholicism Series in Social Hall 6:15 to 7:45 pm Topic: The Communion of Saints Grade School CCD 6:30 to 8 pm Godparent Teen Meetings as scheduled Benediction and Night Prayer 8 pm at the Pink Sisters Praise Choir Practice at 7 pm Spring Grounds Cleanup General Church Cleaning 8:45 am (is it your turn?) SCRIP sold in Parish Office 8:45 to 10 am Confessions from 3:00 to 3:50 pm and 5:00 to 5:30 pm DDP Early Bird Sunday Make your pledge after Mass in the School Library God Teen Senior Breakfast Children s Liturgy during 10:30 am Mass; call for more information Baptisms at 1 pm Adult Bible Study at 7 pm; Call or for more information

3 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER April 22, 2012 pg 3 PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS : Ron Barzydlo, Justice Bennett, Paul Bruckner, Robert Darnell, Harold Dorty, Don Drozda, Larry Dvorak, Jack English, Caleb Fech, Lillian Fish, Fred Fujan, Helen Halada, Albert Joseph, Joyce Kempkes, Kate Knopik, Michael Marsh Family, Tonya Nelson, John Noble, Steven Poynter, Genna Rathke, Lou Rice, Bernice Selko, Joe Sis, Shirley Stetson, Derek Stier, Margaret Sykora, Mary Tally, Avery Vaska, Russell Walters, Wes Welcomer and Carrol Wilson. MAY THEY BE STRENGTHENED AND HEALED IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON ANYONE LISTED ABOVE THAT NEEDS TO BE UPDATED, PLEASE LET US KNOW BY CALLING THE PARISH OFFICE AT THANK YOU. Thank you to the men and women of the Prayer Shawl Ministry. The first prayer shawls were made by our Prayer Shawl Committee in Over the last 5 years, our Visiting Ministry Committee has delivered over 100 prayer shawls. On Divine Mercy Sunday last week, April 15th, 65 prayerfully made shawls were blessed for distribution. Thank you to Betty Dumonceaux and everyone in the Prayer Shawl Committee for their prayerful work. The recipients of these prayer shawls are members of St John s who have special need of God s loving embrace during a difficult time in their lives. If you know someone who would benefit from receiving a prayer shawl, please let us know by calling Dee at or the parish office at If you have any yarn to donate or would like more information regarding this ministry, call Betty at Special Order Scrip Certificates A complete listing of scrip gift certificates for your shopping needs is available by going to: and clicking on retailer list on the left side. We do not carry many of these but they can be special ordered. These certificates are neither nonrefundable nor returnable so please be sure of what you want. Payment is required when you pick up your order. Special orders need to be mailed to or in the school office by 9 am on Tuesday mornings. This way we can guarantee delivery by Friday afternoon at the latest. We will let you know when your order is ready for pickup. Church Cleaning for April 28 at 8:45 AM Families responsible for church cleaning this Saturday are listed below. If you are unable to clean on your Saturday, please call and trade with someone else whose name is on the list that came with your monthly mailing from St John s OR call Rent-a-Teen at Carl Bowman Shannon Bronzynski Kent Brady Catherine Brown David Brandl Connie Brown Gary Brandt Tommy Brown Jeff Bring Dennis Brozek Larry Brockman Martha Bruckner David Brokaw Jodel Bruns Readings for the Week of April 22, 2012 Sunday: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19/1 Jn 2:1-5a/Lk 24:35-48 Monday: Acts 6:8-15/Jn 6:22-29 Tuesday: Acts 7:51--8:1a/Jn 6:30-35 Wednesday: 1 Pt 5:5b-14/Mk 16:15-20 Thursday: Acts 8:26-40/Jn 6:44-51 Friday: Acts 9:1-20/Jn 6:52-59 Saturday: Acts 9:31-42/Jn 6:60-69 Next Sunday: Acts 4:8-12/1 Jn 3:1-2/Jn 10:11-18 We wish to thank Emanuel Bartek and Mike Cobelens for agreeing to be our DDP co-chairmen for this year. Their captains are now making calls to find workers for this year's pledge campaign. We encourage your participation in this program which returns so much to our parish school and CCD program and the diocese programs, such as the Newman Center, St Gianna s Homes, the Retreat House and a number of other areas. This Sunday and next will be DDP Early Bird Sundays. You can make your pledge after Mass this week in the Conference Room and then a volunteer worker will not need to visit your home. Pius X Tradition of Faith Campaign - We have received our 22nd rebate check in the amount of $1, from the Pius X Tradition of Faith Campaign. (This is the 28 cents of every $1 that is returned to us as well as 100% of everything we collect over our goal less campaign expenses). 10% of this total and of future rebates will be committed to St John s School Endowment fund to provide future payments of interest to support our school. The remaining 90% will go to the Gratitude Renewed Campaign. COLLECTION REPORT Sunday, April 15, 2012 Adult Envelopes $14, Plate $ Children s Envelopes $ Total $15, ***Our Budgeted Goal is $18,800 per Week** Direct Withdrawals for March 2012 $7, (not included in the Sunday Adult Envelopes above) 2004 Renovation Campaign Update thru March 2012 Payments Received $1,132, Pledges $1,271, Gratitude Renewed Update thru March 2012 Payments Received $1,093, Pledges $1,283, Diocesan Loan through March 2012 $ 451, Quarterly Interest Owed (4 1/2 %) +$32, Loan Payments to date -$316, Loan Balance (now below $170,000!) $168, SCRIP Update for 4/2 thru 4/15/2012 Amount Exchanged $ 42, Profit $ 1, Cost of Summer 2011 Stewardship (ramp/classrooms) $88, Less: Amount collected to date -$72, Balance $15,854.66

4 ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE Lincoln, NE pg 4 SPRING UNIFORM TRY-ONS Due to ordering policy changes with Dickies, these are the only remaining try-on dates we will be having for the school year. ALL items (including pants) will be offered for try-ons and ordering at this time. There will NOT be any summer try-ons in July. PLEASE, try to make it to one of the times listed below (if you haven t already) so that we can be prepared for the next school year. Wednesday, April 25 7 to 9 pm Saturday, April 28 9 am to 12 noon Any questions, contact Katy at St John s Preschool is accepting registrations for the school year. We are a four and five year old pre-kindergarten program. Currently, there are openings available in both our Tuesday/Thursday morning and afternoon classes. If you would like more information about our preschool program for next school year, please visit our website: (look under the Pre- Kindergarten classroom link). If you have any questions, please or call the school office at God Teen Update April 29 May 6 W EVENTS OF INTEREST TO ST JOHN S YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES Senior Breakfast the Park anted: family or group who would like to take on the responsibility of developing the center courtyard area in the school as a lovely garden space. This is the one area of the grounds the Adopt-a-Plot committee has not found a volunteer group to provide care. If interested, contact Tini or Keith at: - or contact Dennis Martin at the school office, Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat Schedule April Magnificat (Women) Life in the Spirit Retreat May Mothers Retreat with Father Jerel Scholl Sharing the Gospel with Children: When Jesus came to his friends after Easter, they could hardly believe he was real. Jesus told his friends it was okay to touch him. Jesus had bones. He had muscles. He had scars from the cross. Jesus even ate a piece of fish to show that his stomach worked okay. Yes, they had all seen Jesus die, but God raised him to life. Moses and King David and the prophets had all written about the Savior. The Scriptures all came true through Jesus. He really is alive. If you believe in Jesus, don't keep it a secret. Tell your friends that Jesus is their savior, too. Prayer: God, give me the words I need. I want everyone I know to follow you. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MOW SCHEDULE for April 28th Team Leader: Rey Alcalde Dallas Virchow William Wallish Thomas Vodvarka Mike Wallman Von Rentzell Tobin Watson Richard Waldren Larry Weixelman Jeff Walker Timothy Weixelman Steven Wallingford Tim Welcomer Nicholas Wemhoff Consider Rent-a-Teen to help out our St. John s teens who will be attending World Youth Day Brazil If you have an odd job, babysitting, church cleaning, pet walking/sitting, house or garage cleaning, garden tilling or yard work, or errands to be done, please call Deb at to schedule your help. Baumert, Cecava, Lockhorn, McClellen, Milburn and Weskamp teens will be at your service! We received a Thank You note from Susanne Blue, Executive Director at Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach for our recent generous gift of $2, Unstable economic conditions have impacted MTK and the individuals and families they serve. They have seen a significant increase in demand for outreach services this past year. Your gifts help keep their homeless prevention services accessible for those who need it the most. To learn more about new giving options and to be up-to-date on their activities and accomplishments, go to: THE MASS AT A GLANCE This booklet has the new prayers and responses transcribed into large print for the visually impaired. There are several for your use available by the statue of St John in the Atrium. Please return them after Mass for someone else to use next time. Thank you! Sacred Heart School s annual FUN NIGHT will be held this Friday, April 27th from 5 to 8 pm at Sacred Heart School, 31st & T Sts. You are invited to attend. Bring the entire family for an evening of food, fun and games! 2012 Faith Build Home ---Lincoln/Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity is working with local places of worship to build a home entirely funded by the faith-based community. Together we can change the fact that right here in Lincoln there are many families in need of decent affordable homes. If you would like to sponsor a specific part of the home, for example, the foundation, roofing, windows, etc., or have any questions, please call Faith Relations Committee Member, Susan Portsche, at We also have a DVD available for anyone interested in more information. CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS Spring Grounds Cleanup April 28 May Crowning May 4 St John s Golf Classic May 4 St John s Garage Sale June 15 & 16 VBS/Totus Tuus July 15/16 to July 20 Craft Fair November 3

5 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER April 22, 2012 pg 5 AREA EVENTS OF INTEREST TO ST JOHN S PARISHIONERS The Marian Mantle Silent Strength Prayer Group will meet this Tuesday, April 24th at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital at 3 pm in the Flanagan Room. Bring your rosary; we recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet and pray the rosary in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows and other prayers for the return of prodigal children to the Church. The meeting is one hour. There is Mass at 4 pm in the Chapel for those who wish to attend. Cathedral of the Risen Christ PCCW is having an important fund raiser to raise money to update the kitchen for Cathedral School. We are having a garage sale and bake sale next weekend, April 27th & 28th from 8 am to 4:30 pm in the school gym, 3245 So 37th St. Parking is available at Blessed John XXIII Diocesan Center, 3700 Sheridan Blvd. MAGNIFICAT Sister Elizabeth Ann, a temporary professed Sister of the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ will share her story as a convert to Catholicism who has overcome many challenges. She holds a bachelor s and a master s degree in music and was a professional double bass player and orchestra director prior to entering religious life. You will be inspired by this young woman s testimony of God s faithfulness. The meal will be held at Beacon Hills Country Inn and Suites, 5353 N 27th St, next Sunday April 29th at 5:00 pm. To register, send your $25.00 check payable to Magnificat to Annette Wemhoff, 931 W Harvest Rd, Lincoln, NE Student price $ Registration deadline is this weekend, Saturday April 21, If you are interested in attending you may want to call or to see if you can still register; or with any other questions. Still hurting after an abortion? God forgives. Now learn to forgive yourself; Rachel s Vineyard Retreat healing weekend is coming to Omaha, May 4-5. For information, contact Heather at , or her at or visit St. John s Ladies Golf League begins Thursday, May 17th at Wellington Greens at 6:30 pm. New members are welcome. Call Dianne at for information. DIOCESE OF LINCOLN SEMINARIAN OF THE WEEK Matthew R. Prochaska Matthew is from Assumption parish in Dwight, Nebraska. His parents are Ronald and Linda Prochaska and he has one brother and one sister. Matt graduated from East Butler High School in 2008 and attended SECC for two years. He entered St Gregory the Great Seminary in August 2010 and will be a College 3 seminarian. Please say a prayer for the seminarians and postulants who are studying for our diocese. A Violation of Personal Civil Rights The recent U S Health and Human Services mandate regarding contraceptives in health coverage creates still a third class, those with no conscience protection at all: individuals who in their daily lives strive constantly to act in accordance with their faith and moral values. They, too, face a government mandate to aid in providing services contrary to those values -- whether in their sponsoring of, and payment for, insurance as employers; their payment of insurance premiums as employees; or as insurers themselves -- without even the semblance of an exemption. This, too, is unprecedented in federal law, which has long been generous in protecting the rights of individuals not to act against their religious beliefs or moral convictions. (Administrative Committee of the USCCB, United for Religious Freedom, March 14, 2012) CONFESSION: Five Sentences That Will Heal Your Life by Dr Tom Curran is the One Book One Diocese selection for this spring. Next Calix Meeting for those concerned with alcoholism will be at Madonna, Ryan Memorial Chapel, 5401 South St on Sunday, April 29th at 5 pm. Covered dish meal to follow. For more information phone Craig C. at Catch the next First Friday Fish Fry Outside of Lent at Catholic Social Services on Friday, May 4th! We are back serving up all your favorites plus we have added a FISH TACO BAR. Father Kubat is stirring up his famous Wisconsin style potato cakes complete with the applesauce. On your way home? Place your order at our Drive-Thru on the West side of our offices. Remember it is all you can eat for $10 and proceeds go to help support St Gianna Women s Homes for women suffering domestic violence and the threat of abortion. Saints and Shrines of Rome and Italy, an 11-Day Pilgrimage with Father Gary Coulter,is November 4-15, $2,885 per person/double occupancy includes all transportation, 4 star hotels, tips, entrance fees, two meals daily, professional local guides and daily Mass in the footsteps of saints, apostles and Eucharistic miracles! View the itinerary at or call He said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled. You are witnesses of these things." - Lk