Choir Summer Party/St Joseph Hall • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Parish Council Meetng/JP II Room • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, May 28th
Ladies Night Out • 7:00pm
Friday, May 29th
Saturday, May 30th
Mass Fr Chris • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 31st
Mass Fr Chris • 8:00am - 9:00am
Mass Fr Chris • 10:00am - 11:00am
12N Mass Fr Hollis • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Letter to the Parish from Father Timothy D. Kalista
My Dear Parishioners:
I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Fr. Timothy Kalista. I just celebrated my 12th anniversary of ordination. I have three brothers (two older) and one younger sister. All of my siblings are married and, thanks be to God, I am the proud uncle of 12 nieces and nephews. How blessed can one man be? Well, I just received another blessing because, on Wednesday May 20th, I was appointed as your next pastor! My responsibilities as pastor are going to be different from what I am used to as the Parochial Vicar; however, one element in of my responsibilities remains the same: Jesus Christ! I am excited to begin my pastorate of Immaculate Conception Church on Wednesday, July 15.
The reason I cannot begin sooner than this is because I am currently finishing a Master’s Degree in Christian Spirituality at Creighton University. As I am studying I hope to send updates to you through the bulletin and website. While I am gone, Fr. Behrend, Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, will serve as the administrator of the parish.
I eagerly look forward to meeting you all, and please know of my daily prayers for you while I am away. I intend to offer my daily mass intentions for you and for our parish community. The specific intention will be that we all continue to grow in the love of Jesus Christ. As I prepare to begin my pastorate I ask only one thing from all of you: Please pray for me. I need this more than I need anything else, because regular prayer enriches both of us! I am asking everyone in the parish to please pray one rosary for me, and to please entrust me to the Sacred Heart of Jesus so that the Sacred Heart of Jesus may always envelop me and that I will be the shepherd you need and the priest God desires.
May Our Blessed Mother enfold us in her mantle of love and may God Bless You All!
Fear can be such a crippling emotion - it can stop us in our tracks, and thinking we are alone might be our greatest fear. Knowing that we have some support, some guidance - an Advocate to be there for us can certainly settle our fears. This may sound simplistic, but we do not have to be afraid; God is with us. The Holy Spirit, the Advocate that we honor and celebrate at Pentecost is God's guarantee - His promise that He will be with us always; we are not alone Let's try to put our anxieties aside and do what we sense the Lord is asking us to do; trusting that He will be there to help us. When we let go of our fears we will discover freedom - a freedom that comes when we trust our God. With the assurance that the Holy Spirit is always there for us; the freedom, the joy and the peace of mind that we long for can and will be ours. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENROSITY! The weekend of May 9-10 we took up a second collection for the earthquake relief efforts in Nepal. I am happy to say that we collected over $4,000 - your generosity is overwhelming! Have a holy & blessed week, Fr. Chris