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Masses at Holy Trinity

   Saturday Vigil........................5:30 p.m.
   Sunday....................8:30 & 10:30 a.m.
   Tuesday-Friday.....................8:05 a.m.
  Saturday..........................10:45 a.m. at
                 Golden Living Center

Confessions at Holy Trinity
   Wednesday-Friday........7:40-8:00 a.m.
   Saturday........................4:00-5:00 p.m.
  Anytime by appointment




Rev. Owen W. Korte, Pastor
Rosemary Kathol, Business Manager
Janet Creamer, Receptionist
Terry Kathol, School Principal
Monica & Colin Kathol, Religious Ed
Aleacia Herbolsheimer, Confirmation

Steve Heine, Plant Manager
Joani Potts, Development Director

 


Ministries/Groups

There is any number of ways for the people of Holy Trinity parish to express their faith and to grow in their relationship with God through prayer and good works. Here you will find a brief description of the various ministries, apostolates, and prayer opportunities available in our parish. If you are interested in joining or helping out in a particular way, please contact the Parish Offices or the contact person listed in the descriptions below.

Bereavement
Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Catholic School Volunteers
Christian Mothers
Council of Catholic Women
Knights of Columbus
Liturgical Ministries
Nursing Home & Shut-In Visitation
Parish Garage Sale
Pastoral & Finance Councils
Perpetual Adoration
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Pro-Life Group
Religious Education & Catechesis
Senior Prayer Ministry
Welcoming Committee
Youth Camps


Bereavement

The members of the Bereavement Committee reach out to those who have lost loved ones in order to assure them of their prayers and communion with them during their time of grief. Through simple gestures of concern and solidarity they strive to help their brothers and sisters in their moment of need. Contact: Gerri Jueden or call 402-254-6559.

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Catholic Daughters of the Americas

The Catholic Daughters is one of the oldest and largest organizations of women in the Americas. This organization cultivates and celebrates a uniquely feminine spirituality. The Catholic Daughters enjoy each other’s company at monthly meetings, they pray together, and they strive to make our nation a better place by taking action on issues that affect women and children. They donate to charities, administer scholarships, and strive to be “helping hands” to those in need in the parish. Contact: Nancy Becker or call 402-254-2220.

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Catholic School Volunteers

Holy Trinity Preschool, Holy Trinity Elementary, and Cedar Catholic Jr.-Sr. High School rely on the help and support of many volunteers throughout the year. Volunteers work as teacher aides, library assistants, office aides, chaperones, etc. Contact: Terry Kathol or call 402-254-3906.

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Christian Mothers

The Christian Mothers is a confraternity of women who recognize that mothers guide the destinies of their homes and children. The Christian Mothers strive to uphold the dignity and responsibility of women as wives and mothers and to assist mothers in the Christian formation of their children. This organization unites Christian women who are willing to support each other in creating the most Christian of homes. Jolene Fischer at 402-254-3513.

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Council of Catholic Women

The Council of Catholic Women (often referred to as “the Guild”) is a part of the Archdiocesan and National Councils of Catholic Women. Through its membership, it strives to empower and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service. The Council of Catholic Women helps to organize the women (and households) of the parish in order to animate the life of the parish. The CCW is responsible for the Fall Dinner & Bazaar, church cleaning, funeral luncheons, etc. Contact: Rose Koch or call 402-254-2249.

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Knights of Columbus

The local Knights of Columbus council is part of the largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world. The order remains true to its founding principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. The Knights were founded to render financial aid to members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among its members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, and relief works. The Knights of Columbus Hall downtown is available to rent for special events by calling Chuck Feilmeier at 402-254-3961. For other Knights of Columbus activities: See the Knights of Columbus website or Contact: Carly Christensen
or call 402-640-5183.

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Liturgical Ministries

The Sunday liturgy is the “source and summit” of the life of a Catholic; therefore, we strive always to put forth our best efforts in carrying out the Church’s liturgy. There are a variety of ways individuals can put their talents at the service of the community to better enhance our Masses:

  • Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are trained and mandated by the Archdiocese to proclaim the word of God and to distribute Holy Communion.
  • Greeters and Gift Gatherers welcome the faithful as they arrive to church and help take up the collection during the Offertory.
  • Altar Servers assist the priest at the celebration of Mass and other liturgical events. Boys and girls are trained as altar servers in the fifth grade and continue to be scheduled at the various Masses until graduation from high school.
  • Cantors, Musicians, and the Choir enhance the experience of the liturgy through their musical leadership.
  • Videographers record the Mass so that it can be watched at a later time at the local nursing homes and care facilities.

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Nursing Home & Shut-In Visitation

This group strives to maintain contact with those members of our parish who are physically separated from the church community due to being homebound, especially during the winter months. Regular visits are planned so that those who cannot come to church are not forgotten as valuable members of the community. Those who are mandated as EMHCs are especially needed.

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Parish Garage Sale

Twice a year the parish hosts a massive garage sale at the Skylon Ballroom as a fundraiser for the parish. Many volunteers are needed for the setup, organization, and running of the sale. Contact: Lee & Lois Lammers at 402-254-3897.

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Pastoral & Finance Councils

The Pastoral Council consists of parishioners elected or appointed to three-year terms whose task it is to provide the pastor with assistance in identifying and meeting the pastoral needs of the parish. The council meets once per month to discuss the current work of the parish and to make plans for the future. Council President: Reggie Hochstein or call 402-640-3233.

The Finance Council consists of men and women who are known for their expertise in financial and administrative matters. This council meets with the pastor on a regular basis to provide guidance regarding the temporal goods of the parish. Council President: Rob Howell at 402-254-6585.

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Perpetual Adoration

Holy Trinity is blessed to have someone from the parish praying before the Blessed Sacrament 24 hours each day, seven days per week. These faithful adorers strengthen the “soul” of our parish and help to keep us always open to the grace of God. If you would like to commit to a certain hour, share an hour with someone else, or be available as a substitute, contact the Parish Offices.

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

Holy Members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry care for those who are sick and suffering by making knitted shawls as gifts and by praying for them by name. Shawls are handmade and blessed with the Church's prayers for the sick. They are distributed by request.

If you know of someone in need of comfort through the Prayer Shawl Ministry or would like to be part of this group, contact Joyce Gentrup or call 402-254-3271.

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Pro-Life Group

The Pro-Life Group works to raise awareness of and promote the dignity of every human life, from conception until natural death. This is accomplished through a variety of ways: prayer, personal witness, promoting programs that build up family and community life, promoting and supporting moral legislation, providing educative materials, etc. Contact: Jennifer Kleinschmit.

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Religious Education & Catechesis

Our Religious Education program provides catechesis to students in grades K-12. (Click the Education tab to learn more.) Many men, women, and couples serve as catechists and aides for our various programs: K-6 summer session, K-8 school year sessions, and our 9-12 Godparent program. Students preparing for Confirmation participate in special sessions to help them in their journey toward receiving the Sacrament. Religious Ed. Contact Monica & Colin Kathol at 402-254-6987 or 402-841-5594. Confirmation Contact: Aleacia Herbolsheimer or call 402-254-7343.

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Senior Prayer Ministry

The “Ministry of Praise” recognizes that power of prayer is an important and necessary part of parish life. Men and women who are age 55+ are invited to be active members in this intercessory ministry. There are no meetings to attend and no dues to collect. Members receive a prayer book and a monthly newsletter to help them in their particular ministry of praying for specific needs and intentions. To receive our monthly newsletter and become a part of this praying ministry, contact the Parish Offices.

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Welcoming Committee

The Welcoming Committee strives to identify and welcome new Catholics to the community and to Holy Trinity. This committee helps newcomers find a home at Holy Trinity Parish by reaching out to them and providing the necessary information to get involved in the life of the parish. Contact: Jean Yates at 402-254-3367.

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Youth Camps

Each summer, Holy Trinity offers a variety of opportunities for our young people to experience and grow in their faith. In July, the incoming Freshman of the parish spend several days on retreat together at HT Camp at Tintern Retreat Center. A follow-up camp is held each spring as a way to reconnect these youth with the faith they explored during the summer. Contact: Ed & Michelle Lammers.

Also, each summer, Holy Trinity is happy to host a Totus Tuus team from the Archdiocese of Omaha. They provide an on-site weeklong catechetical, faith-filled camp experience for youth in grades 1-12.

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Last updated: 1-23-2017