The First Sunday of Lent
F E B RU A RY 1 4 , 2 0 1 6
Dear Parishioners of St. Wenceslaus,
This past Wednesday was Ash Wednesday; I hope most of you were able to participate in an Ash Wednesday Mass to begin
Lent in the most appropriate way. There are a number of ways during this Lent that we can expose our life in the Lord with time
spent with Jesus.
This week we will begin having Stations of the Cross on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm and Friday afternoons at 2:45pm
throughout Lent. In addition, during Lent, we will be having a Holy Hour after each 10:30am Mass on Sunday mornings with
quiet prayer, devotions, Confessions (as time allows) and Benediction at 12:30. We will also have Mass each Friday during
Lent at 5:15pm. Of course, many graces and partial or plenary indulgences can be obtained during this holy season with visits to
the Blessed Sacrament, or if you wish to walk the Stations of the Cross on your own in the Church. May God bless you and your
families this Lent!
I hope you are taking advantage of one of the Lenten Study Sessions. If you want to be a part of one of the Lenten Study
Groups please sign up on the table behind the west pews. We will have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Fridays of Lent if
there is enough interest. Signup sheets will be on the table in the rear of the church.
We are excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with those of you who have signed up to have dinner
here in the Church Basement on Sunday evening at 5:40pm. Happy Valentine’s Day! In addition to
that, thank you to all of you who sent and extended Birthday greetings to me this past Saturday,
February 13. God bless you!
Have a Blessed First Full Week of Lent and a Holy Lenten Season.
Sincerely in Christ
Fr. Charles Townsend
The Diocese of Lincoln Natural Family Planning Creighton Model Introductory
Sessions for March: Thursday, March 3, Wednesday, March 16, and Thursday, March
31 at 7 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For more information call 488-2040.
Please Pray for Vocations to the Priesthood
Jerome Kain Carson, Theology 1
St. Charles Borremeo Seminary
DATE NIGHT: Join us for Date Night on Friday, March 11 at 7 pm at the Parthenon Restaurant, 5500 S. 56th St., with Russ and Carleen Barger as our
speakers on, "Thanking God for Unanswered Prayers" No charge for the presentation and fellowship—if you grab a drink and snack or stay for a
great Greek dinner, that is on you! For info call 402-488-2040 or [email protected] We look forward to seeing you there!
Mass in Loma: A Mass for the happy repose of the soul of Msgr. Myron Pleskac will be offered at St. Luke Czech Catholic Shrine in Loma on
Sunday, February 21, at 4:00 pm. The Ostry Family Singers will provide music. All are welcome!
A Mother/Daughter Program to promote respect for human sexuality and chastity will be presented on Sunday, March 13, from 2:00 - 4:30 pm at
John XXIII Diocesan Center, 3700 Sheridan Blvd. Girls 10 - 13 years old and their mothers are invited to register. (Registration forms in the back of
the church ). The program is presented by the Family Life Office and the Lincoln FertilityCare Center.
Kindergarten Roundup: St. Wenceslaus School in Wahoo will be hosting its Kindergarten Round-Up on
Tues, March 15th at 7:00 p.m. Parents and the kindergarten age child are invited to attend. Please call the school
office at (402) 443-3336 ahead of time to register for the meeting. Those who attend will also have the opportunity
to learn more about the before/after school program that will be available during the 2016-17 school year.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic School in Wahoo is excited to host a PreKindergarten Registration Night on Thurs,
March 17th at 7:00 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend to learn more about the two different programs that
will be available for the 2016-17 school year. Those who attend will also have the opportunity to learn more about
extended care opportunities as well as the before/after school program that will be available during the 2016-17
school year. Please call the school office at 402-443-3336 ahead of time to register to attend the meeting. This is an
information meeting for parents only. Sign-ups will be taken at the meeting –class sizes will be limited.
ANNOUNCEMENT: School Career Openings
We are currently taking applications for the Director of Ministry as well as the Executive Director of Advancement, which is a full-time position. If you are
interested in applying or if you know of someone who might be interested in these positions, please contact the Employment Office at Bishop Neumann High
School at 402-443-4151.
Director of Ministry: Saunders Catholic Schools has an opening for a new activity sponsor, as the Director of Ministry, working with the three Catholic
Schools in Saunders County coordinating spiritual and ministry events, clubs, trips and retreats. The individual will have the opportunity to work with
Bishop Neumann High School, St. Wenceslaus and St. John Elementary schools in coordinating youth groups, volunteer leaders and
campus ministry teams in each of the schools. This position starts in the Spring of 2016 and pays $300 per month, with an estimate of 5-10 hours per week.
Executive Director of Development & Advancement: Support the mission of the Catholic Schools in Saunders County by implement and overseeing
development activities necessary to grow the organization and expand the base of financial support from a broad range of sources. Responsibilities include
but are not limited to: Strategic Plan Implementation, Grants, Fundraising, Database Management, Public Relations, Professional Development as well as
supervising assistants and other volunteers. Required: B.S or B.A., 3-5 years development experience with emphasis in Non-profit or church fundraising
preferred. Strong skills in communication, organization preferred. Prefer an active Catholic with demonstrated understanding of parishes and Catholic
schools; proficiency in oral and written communication and computer literacy.
For info about these positions, go to the careers page at bishopneumann.com or call the Employment Office at Neumann High School at 443-4151
Monday Feb 15 No School/No School Mass
7:00am Emil Snitily +
Richard Breunig +
9:00am (Care Center) Eleanor Bartek +
Tuesday Feb 16
7:00am Mary Lou Maly +
8:05am Jim Lawson +
Pvt. Sam Franco +
Wednesday Feb 17
7:00am Judy Voboril-Macholan +
8:05am George Hromic +
6:30pm (CCD Mass) Matthew Townsend +
7:00pm Stations of the Cross
Thursday Feb 18
7:00am Eldora Weber +
8:05am Dale Benal +
9:30am (South Haven) Rosmary Shanahan +
Friday Feb 19
6:40am Betty Sheridan +
8:05am Frieda Hoffer +
2:45pm Stations of the Cross
5:15pm Nolan Hannan +
Saturday Feb 20
8:00am Tammi Kavan + & Bethany Kavan +
Tim +, Toni + & Ardena Hindman +
5:30pm Ed Berrington +
Sunday Feb 21
7:30am Roy & Margaret Gittins +
9:00am Poor Souls Int of Lloyd Fiala Family
10:30am For the People of St. Wenceslaus Parish
St. Wenceslaus Church is grateful for our
faithful giving of time, talent & treasure.
Parish Gifts for February 7, 2016
Envelopes/E-tithe $ 26,652.79
Campaign: 4,448.75 2nd Collection: $ 252.45
11:00am-1:30pm Soup Dinner: St. Vitus Catholic Church Annual Soup Dinner in
St. John’s School Gym/Weston~Serving Chili, Chicken Noodle, Ham and Bean Soups,
Sandwiches, Desserts, & Drinks. Games/Raffle/ Music/Cake Walk/Baked Goods/Silent &
Live Auctions. Pay as you go! Preschool (4 & under) Free.
Monday February 15 No School/No School Mass (TEC weekend)
6:30pm WDCCW-Wahoo Deanery Council of Catholic Women: Winter Deanery Meeting
in the Church basement. Updates and handouts from the January Symposium and
updating the St. Gianna project. Representatives from deanery PCCW are urged to
attend. All women welcome.
7:00pm RCIA: Classes meet at Bishop Neumann HS /room 27~For info Call Fr. Rowan
443-4235. Anyone interested in joining the Catholic Church or learning more about
the Catholic faith is welcome to attend.
Tuesday February 16
7:00pm The Most Holy Rosary in the Church. Let's renew our devotion to Jesus by
striving to pray the Rosary together Tuesday Evenings
Wednesday February 17
Sewing for the Missions
CCD Class—Mass at 6:30pm
Stations of the Cross
Thursday February 18
Friday February 19
5:30am That Man Is You– In the church basement- Steve will encourage us to have silence
in our spiritual lives read Scripture, go on a pilgrimage, pray a novena or make a
retreat. In our current culture, we need to create silence. All men are invited.
2:45pm Stations of the Cross
5:00-7:30pm Lenten Fish Fry-Knights of Columbus Fish Fry in church basement.
$9.00/adults & $5.00/kids 12& under.
Saturday February 20
8:30am Women of the Parish: A Call to Joy special morning retreat Feb 20th. “A Still
Small Voice” will focus on Personal Prayer; how we each converse directly with the
Creator of the Universe. Register-8:30am at Bishop Neumann Cafeteria, immediately
after 8:00am Mass at St. Wenceslaus. Light breakfast followed by speakers, discussion
and an opportunity for Confession, all wrapped up before noon! (*Babysitting is
available, call Missy Chvatal 443-6456 in advance so arrangements can be made.) Join us
for a wonderful relaxing, rejuvenating and inspiring morning!
Sunday February 21
Mass Ministry Schedule ~ Feb 20/21
If you are unable to serve at the scheduled time,
it’s your responsibility to find a replacement.
5:30pm Nathan Gusman, Jake Unger, Joshua Urlacher,
Colton Hagemann, Aaron Spicka
7:30am Steven Sladky, SunJeet Carlson
Wyatt Moravec, Nolan Van Slyke
9:00am Sam Kavan, Eli Kavan, Will Kavan,
Eli Johnston, Jude Polacek, Luke Meis
10:30am Evan Wagner, Eli Wagner, Nathan Euler
Jerome Linscomb, Joseph Linscomb, Isaiah Kuhfahl
5:30 Pat Sullivan, Ron Sabatka, Steve Vrana
7:30 Chris Lautenschlager, Jerry Hain
9:00 Brian Miller, Pat Burke
10:30 Kevin Sladky, Joel Woita
(following the 9:00am Mass):
5:30 Don Tejral, Bob Cherovsky, John Gillette, Terry Mongar
7:30 Rich Bohaty, Nick Bohaty, Bill Kremlacek, Greg Chapek
9:00 Jason Glock, Greg Kavan, Richard Wagner, Bob Sabatka
10:30 Jim Cloyed, Betty Cloyed, Joe Spicka, Michael Sabatka
5:30 David Privett, John Grandgenett
7:30 Richard Bartek, Ken Harpenau
9:00 Don Furasek, Cory Sylliaasen
10:30 Alan Makovicka, Tom Cherovsky
5:30 Chris Rappl Family
7:30 Duane Osmera Family
9:00 Martin Chvatal Family
10:30 George Toline Family
THE WEEK AT A GLANCE:
Sunday February 14
8:00am-1:00pm St. John’s Men’s Club Annual “Pancakes, Eggs, &
Sausage Feed” St. John’s School gym in Weston. Adult/$6.00;
Kids under 12/$4.00, Pre-school & under/Free. There will also be a
bake stand, games, and a raffle.
11:30am-1:30pm Soup Supper: 32nd Annual Saint George Soup
Supper at the Parish hall in Morse Bluff . Serving chili & chicken
noodle soup with crackers, rolls, pies & kolaches. $7 for adults and
$4 for children under 12. Cake Walk. Raffle-1:30pm
Jesus offers the gift of salvation to all who seek it.
We Remember in Prayer:
Donna Bach, Annie Braun, Kim Brigham,
Mary Cooney, Ann Eilers, Sally Hakel, Colton Hageman, Steve Janecek,
Samuel Johnson, Lily Koranda, Pam Kotera, Peter Meyer, Lori Peterson,
Adriana Poulson, Gwenth Rohrid, Derek Ruth, Mary Ann Schense
Parish Council Members: Dale Kavan, Joel Woita, Pat Dailey,
Megan Kumpula, Brett Eddie, Teresa Urlacher
Columbian Squires Paper Drive:
Every 2nd Sun. Trailer located on A St., East of Virgl Implement.
Knights of Columbus: Call Lloyd Fiala 443-4549/
5:30 Scott Tingelhoff Family Table/Chair Rental: Paul & Linda Cernik 443-5832,
7:30 John Brabec Family
Bernie or Emily Sladky: 443-5225
9:00 Evan Harmon Family
Rosary at Planned Parenthood: Pray for an end to abortion 9:30am
10:30 Tim Gatewood
Tuesdays at facility 48th & Old Cheney.
CHURCH CLEANING ~ Feb 20:
PROJECT RACHEL can help heal the wounds of abortion. For private,
sensitive & confidential counseling and/or reconciliation,
Janine Kavan, Denise Chvatal,
call 800-964-3787/ email: hopeafterabortion.com
Carolyn Haberman, Judy Osmera,
Women's Bible Study: Meeting every other Thursday at 9am. Children
Welcome! For more info, call Vickie Phillips 402-660-3772