Saint Bonaventure Catholic Church



Saint Bonaventure Catholic Church
The Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 17, 2016
St. Bonaventure
Catholic Church
1565 18th Avenue
Columbus, Nebraska 68601
RECTORY OFFICE . . . . . . . .402-564-7151
FAX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402-562-6025
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. –12:00 noon; 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Bulletin notices: Submit to [email protected] or deliver in writing to the rectory before 10:00 a.m.
on Mondays. Online calendar notices: Submit in writing or via email any time.
Saturday: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.-Spanish
Rosary is prayed 20 minutes before Mass
Twenty-four hour Eucharistic Adoration
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 6:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
First Saturday: 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 5:00-5:20 p.m.
Saturday: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
and by appointment
1st & 3rd Sunday of the month after the 9:00 a.m. Mass and by
appointment. Pre-Baptism class is required. Classes are offered
every month on the Monday before the second Sunday. To
register call the rectory. Parents should be active in their faith
and be registered in the parish.
Contact one of the priests at least six months prior to a wedding.
Couples should either be registered in the parish or have some
connection to the parish.
Hospital Visitation:
Due to laws regarding privacy, hospitals no longer notify the
parish office if parishioners are admitted. Please contact the
rectory if you or one of your family members are going to be
hospitalized and you would like the priest to visit.
Sick Calls:
Contact the rectory if you are not able to attend Mass and would
like Holy Communion on Sunday or First Friday.
PRIESTS: 402-564-7151
Pastor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Michael J. Swanton
Sr. Associate Pastor. . . . . . . . . . . . Fr. Michael Keating
In Residence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fr. Matt Capadano
Permanent Deacons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dan Keiter
Larry Mielak and Art Spenner
PARISH OFFICE TEAM: 402-564-7151
Parish Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dianne Keiter
Pastoral/Youth Ministry . . . . . . .. . . . . . Belinda Keiter
Family Faith Formation Coordinator. .Cheryl Rambour
Business Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norma Krzycki
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gene Hoessel
Music Coordinator
Jan Moser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402-564-6121
Fr. Gerry Gonderinger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402-352-3540
Fr. Gregory Congote, OSB. . . . . . . . . . . 402-352-3540
Rocio Adame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402-564-7151
GRADE SCHOOL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402-564-7153
Principal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cheryl Zoucha
Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barb Brockhaus
PRESCHOOL/CHILDCARE. . . . . . . .402-564-9338
Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kathy Zadina
SCOTUS JR. & SR. HIGH SCHOOL 402-564-7165
President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Ohnoutka
From our Pastor….
Last weekend, I attended my sixth
Steubenville Conference in Springfield, MO.
We call it “Steubie”--a gathering of teens and
adults who experience an abiding presence of
God’s deep love for them through energetic
praise and worship music, inspirational
speakers, powerful Eucharistic adoration and
holy Mass with the bishop of Springfield and
Archbishop of St. Louis.
Steubie by the numbers:
568 youth and adults from the Archdiocese of
117 youth and adults from Columbus
43 youth and adults from Bon’s
10 priests from the Archdiocese of Omaha
5,300 youth and adults from the Midwest
praising God in the Q Arena
Our faith grows when we’re vulnerable to
the Lord. Stoke the fire into a roaring blaze!
How? Daily quiet time, Mass, adoration,
scripture reading and study, hanging out with
positive people, praying the Rosary.
We thirst for our loving God who thirsts for
us first. God quenches all thirst.
Thank you to all the adults who shared
their weekend with our awesome teens!
You’re an inspiration to us all.
Mark your calendar for St. Bon’s Parish Festival on Sunday,
August 28, 2016 - Noon - 4:00 p.m. at Ag Park. Please call the
rectory if you would like to volunteer. Something for everyone!!
Godparent registrations have been mailed out. Please drop it off
as soon as possible. If you didn’t get one, and want to be in
Godparents, stop by the rectory to pick up a form.
Growing in
God’s Grace
Stewardship Update!
We have had 497 families respond so far! Thank you to everyone
who turned in their forms. We are in the process of putting
together the ministry lists and will be contacting you soon. A
mailing will be going out to those who have not yet returned their
stewardship forms. Please return them as soon as possible.
FFF First Communion and Confirmation pictures are in - if you
haven’t picked up your order up, please stop by the rectory during
office hours as soon as possible. We are open from 8:30AMNoon and 1:00PM-4:30PM M-F.
BIRTHRIGHT of Columbus is in need of volunteers. We
are a non-profit organization that helps women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Volunteers help clients receive
practical needs such as clothing, diapers, etc. Hours are 3-5PM.
Monday-Thursday. Please commit to help with this life-saving
Pro-life work. Call Patsy at 402-270-4822.
PIANO Upright piano to give away. Call parish office if
interested. 402-564-7151
Clothes reflect attitude, & attitude dictates behavior. As the
weather gets warmer, please dress modestly. Summer wear,
including shorts & flip flop sandals, is not appropriate for Mass.
Thank you to the following people who cleaned church
on July 8: Lana Bell, River Liebig, Marlene Rickert,
Mary Peterson, Jane Kelly, Delores Sempek, Judy
Loseke, Saray Gloria, & Pat Parry.
Crew #12 will be cleaning the church on July 22 at 5:00 PM.
Did you know you can have our bulletin delivered to your inbox
each week? Stay informed even if you are out of town or forget
to pick up a bulletin. Visit and
click on the ‘Subscribe Now’ button.
Colombian Squire #5832 is proud to have been given the
opportunity to raise funds for the Baby Bottle Boomerang and
could not be more proud then to have raised over $10,550.00 for
our local families, youth, churches, schools and seminarians.
Thanks to all who participate with prayers and money to make
this a huge success. The Squires will be working diligently to
hand out the funds throughout our community and make a
difference to all they encounter through this experience.
Ladies of the Lord News!
Monthly meeting at 7PM on July 18
in the Parish Center. See you there!
Circle Rotation as follows:
July - Circle 7 & 8 Funer al Dinner s
July - Circle 11 Monthly Meeting
When we realize we are going to have company, my family and I
swing into motion with a frenzy. The bathrooms will be spotless and
toilets worthy of the name "throne." We must run to the store so that
an endless supply of refreshments and snacks greet our distinguished
guests. We never want to be seen as bad hosts and, of course the real
reason for all the commotion, we never want to be seen in our natural
habitat of messy rooms and barren kitchens.
But what is real hospitality, a necessity for encouraging good
stewardship and developing a sense of belonging? In the Gospel of
Luke, Mary knew. Martha was so busy preparing and serving, while
Mary simply sat with Jesus and listened to him. This is not to say
that she did not prepare for her Guest by making a proper place for
gathering. But when a guest is already received, true hospitality
begins with being present to and engaging him or her. Part of the
message in this story is that we all need to pause and listen to the
good news that Jesus preaches, but also we can learn a lesson about
good hospitality from it as well.
How many times have we been more concerned with appearances
than what we have inside each of us to share? Christian hospitality
calls for the Jesus in me to meet with the Jesus in you. We are called
to be fully present to one another, with no distractions of technology
or the world standing in our way. This is choosing "the better part."
For what does it profit a man if he has all the beer and wine in the
world, and a spotless home with the greatest of technology, and loses
his attention in the conversation with his brother or sister to the game
on television? (Or something like that!) ~Tracy Earl Welliver, MTS
July 10, 2016
Contributions Received………………………………….$11,792
Monthly Bank Withdrawls …………………………….. $11,594
Year-To-Date Actual Received……………..…….……. $40,491
Year-To-Date Actual Budget .……………..…….…… $39,220
Net Excess (deficit)………………………...……………..$1,271
July 11-July 17, 2016
$55-(611) Ken Fleeman
$55-(150) Mr. & Mrs. Tom Pullen
$55-(539) Dennis Miller
$55-(1007) Jerry L. Chlopek
$500-(1175) Agnes Miller
$55-(1031) Crystal Epstein
$75-(1141) Dianne Keiter
Journey of Hope: The r efer endum on the death penalty is on
the ballot for General Election November 8. Monday, July 18 at
7PM at St. Isidore’s - come and be better informed.
Healing Mass at Sts Cyril & Methodius Church: Ther e will
be a healing Mass held on Thursday, July 21th, at 7:00 PM, at
Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church, 120 Cherry St., Clarkson, NE.
Confessions will be heard at 6:00 pm. Stations of the Cross will
begin at 6:25 pm. Any questions call 402-892-3464.
Apparition Hill - a film featuring Medjugorje - will be shown at
AMC Westroads 14 Theatre in Omaha on July 20th, 22nd, and
24th. For ticket information, visit
Father and Sons Retreat - July 30/31 at Schuyler Retreat Center.
Retreat runs 8AM Sat-Noon Sunday. Sponsored by Pro Sanctity
and St. Benedict Center. Cost is $165.88 for father and son. Visit To register, call 402-352-8819.
Sacred Heart Parish Festival - September 11 in Norfolk, NE.
Made in His Image: Human Dignity in a Secular World
September 22-24, 2016 -
El Papa Francisco
Cuando tengo la oportunidad de ir a Omaha, me gusta visitar librerías y almacenes como Gloria Deo y Adoremus
donde venden libros, música y artículos religiosos en general. La última vez que fui me encontré con un librito que se
llama “Diez cosas que el Papa Francisco quiere que sepas,”
escrito por John L. Allen, Jr. He decidido resumir este libro
de la siguiente manera: El mensaje del pontífice número
266 de la Iglesia Católica podría expresarse en las siguientes diez cosas que el Papa Francisco quiere que sepas:
Una iglesia pobre para los pobres. El papa dijo que escogió su nombre en honor a San Francisco de Asís cuyo romance con la “señora pobreza” es como de leyenda. Ser
cristiano significa, en primer lugar nunca olvidarse del pobre, cambiar la jerarquía de valores del mundo poniendo al
pobre y al marginado al centro de nuestra atención. El auténtico poder es servicio, especialmente servir a los más
pobres, a los más débiles y a los menos importantes.
Humildad. El Papa Francisco impresiona por su tono de
humildad y desmitificación del papado. Es Cristo quien
encabeza la Iglesia a través de su Espíritu. Cristo es quien
debe ser el centro de atención, no el papa.
Permanecer cerca de la gente. Es un papa que parece
estar decidido a moverse hacia las multitudes en vez de
alejárseles. El papa Francisco está decidido a no perder el
contacto con la gente ordinaria, a no permitir que las barreras, que llegan junto con el papado, lo desconecten totalmente de los lugares comunes, donde los párrocos pueden
conocer lo que pasa por el corazón y la mente de su gente.
Evangelizar significa encontrar a la gente donde está, ser
capaz de entender sus dudas y frustraciones valorando lo
que aportan. Padre Gregorio
Las formas de inscripción para el Programa de Educación Religiosa
fueron enviadas por correo a todas las familia con niños en los grados
kinder al 8o que están registrados en la Parroquia. Si usted no la recibió, lo más probable es que no esté registrado. Todavía tenemos algunos lugares en la doctrina para sus hijos. Por favor llame lo antes
posible a la oficina al 402-564-7151 y pregunte por Rocío ó Cheryl.
Sábado 30 de Julio 7:30am - 7:00pm
Domingo 31 de Julio 7:30am– 5:00pm
Skutt Catholic High School
3131 156th St. Omaha, NE 68130
Habrá Cuidado de Niños y/o hospedaje llamando
al 402-708-4059
Entrada $20 (por los dos días)
Habrá Venta de Comida
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 17, 2016
Readings for the Week of July 17, 2016
Sunday: Gn 18:1-10a/Ps 15:2-5/Col 1:24-28/Lk 10:38-42
Monday: Mi 6:1-4, 6-8/Ps 50:5-6, 8-9, 16-17, 21, 23/Mt 12:38-42
Tuesday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Ps 85:2-8/Mt 12:46-50
Wednesday: Jer 1:1, 4-10/Ps 71:1-6, 15, 17/Mt 13:1-9
Thursday: Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13/Ps 36:6-11/Mt 13:10-17
Friday: Jer 3:14-17/Jer 31:10-13/Jn 20:1-2, 11-18
Saturday: Jer 7:1-11/Ps 84:3-6, 8, 11/Mt 13:24-30
Next Sunday: Gn 18:20-32/Ps 138:1-3, 6-8/Col 2:12-14/Lk
Today we include the following parishioners and
friends who are sick and are in need of your care
and love. You may want to send them a card of
encouragement. Please pray for those who need the hope and strength
of the Lord: Gloria Wemhoff, Sam Nahorny, Scott Wemhoff, Dee
Prososki, Mary Sue Messersmith, Bub Randells, Norma Cremers,
Mary Ann Fremarek, Mark Wangler, Mike Bernt, Annette B.,
Dave Eisenmenger, Bernard Brezenski, and Robin Anderson.
Monday, 7/18
6:30 AM
8:15 AM
Tuesday, 7/19
6:30 AM
5:30 PM
Wednesday, 7/20
6:30 AM
8:15 AM
Thursday, 7/21
6:30 AM
5:30 PM
Friday, 7/22
6:30 AM
8:15 AM
Saturday, 7/23
5:00 PM
Sunday, 7/24
7:00 AM
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
1:30 PM
6:30 PM
 Mrs. Francis Murphy
 Awakening of Faith of St. Bonaventure Parishioners
 Leonard Martin
 Liv/Dec of Maurie Melcher Family
 Lori O’Hearn
 Ron & Pauline Wilwerding
 Max Thomazin
 Liv/Dec of Horne/Wemhoff Family
 Bernadette Slovinski
 Kelly & Tom O’Hearn
 Frank Markytan
 Liv/Dec of Ed & Clara Pinger Family
 Joe E. Shickich
Parishioners of St. Bonaventure
Francisco Cardona
 Liv/Dec of Motley/Mostek Family
Liturgical Roles Weekend of July 23 & 24
Could you not watch one hour with Me?
I love you with all My heart, body, blood, soul and divinity.
Friday: Afternoon 1p-2p (sub until Oct)
Call Joan – 402-910-0958
Rosary for Life, Marriage & Family - 8:45 a.m. Saturday, July
23, 2016 after the 8:10 a.m Mass at St. Isidore’s, outside on the
sidewalk. Celebrating God’s plan for life, marriage & family.
You are invited to join us in asking God’s blessings through the
Rosary of His Most Holy Mother and through the intercession of
Saint Joseph. For details, contact: Joan @ 402-910-0958
We are providing 2 sets of Scripture activities for kids ages 3-6
and 7-12. Look for the 1/2 sheet booklet on the tables as you
enter the West doors of Church.
Gave sister piggy-back ride.
Made card for Dad.
Babysit and mow.
Helped at school
Helped do the laundry
Archbishop George J. Lucas invites couples who are celebrating
5, 25, 40, 50, 55, 60 or more years of marriage to attend the
annual Mass honoring marriage and your anniversary. There are
two dates for our Archdiocese: Sunday, September 4 in Norfolk
at St. Mary Church (2300 Madison Ave) OR Sunday, September
11 in Omaha at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral (715 North 40th St). Both
days begin with seating at 1:15 p.m., Rosary at 1:30pm, and Mass
at 2pm. Reception immediately following ceremony. Registration
required by Wednesday, July 27th, 2016. Call Reggan
402.551.9003 x 1300 or visit
Presider: Fr. Swanton
M. Cruise, J. Engelbert, M. Witt
Joyce Dohmen
Sacristan: Deacon Mielak
L. Schaecher, K. Feehan, M. Feehan
L. Bierman, R. Campbell, S. Jahn, J. Swirczek, K. Wojcik, B. Fleischer
Julie Heimann & Jan Moser
Presider: Fr. Keating
P. Bogus, R. Van Dyke, R. Vanek, Please volunteer
Tom Williams
Sacristan: Betty Heimann
M. Vazquez, F. Madrigal, E. Ruskamp
K. Bernt, C. Gates, P. Rupprecht, D. Vavra, E. Woodward
Presider: Fr. Swanton
C. Sackett, D. Schnieders, S. Swanson
Willie Piitz
Sacristan: Deacon Keiter
C. Hottovy, S. Smith, M. Simons
J. Albracht, J. Davis, D. Korger, M. Massman, B. Rusher
Tracy Augustine & Janelle Chvala
Presider: Fr. Swanton
J. Chohon, P. Engel, D. Svehla
Teresa Gabriel
Sacristan: Bill Ruskamp
L. Ohnoutka, G. Young, K. Young
V. Blum, D. Curtis, M. Landkamer, M. Lenihan, D. Nicolas, B. Ruskamp
Beth Augustine-Schulte
Presider: Fr. Keating
Z. Braziel, M. Novotne, D. Stone, Please volunteer
Cynthia Mahlstedt
A. Braziel, J. Davis, N. Zoucha
D. Eisenmenger, J. Dubas, B. Motley, J. Ternus, R. Wolpert
Dolores Bristol & Jan Moser
Visit our website to read our bulletin, learn about ministry
opportunities, FFF, upcoming events and more!
Get in the fight for the soul of America – Pray the Rosary daily.
Don’t have time, then pray 1 decade.
Don’t have time, then pray 1 Hail Mary – but get in the fight!
God will bless America for what you CAN do.
Fall registration for St. Bonaventure Elementary
students will take place on Thursday, Aug. 4, from
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the school social hall. Parents can
come any time during this time period. If you will
not be able to attend registration on this day, please
call the school office and arrange for a time to meet with Mrs.
Brockhaus. Thank you!
Registrations were due for FFF on July 15th!
Thanks to everyone for your prayers and support! It was a
wonderful, faith-filled weekend! God is good . . . All the time!
Confirmation Kick Off for ALL St Bon's 8th Graders and
parents is Sunday, August 14th. 6:30pm Mass with kick off
after Mass.
Help Scotus win $1,000! Go to, click on
the Facebook icon, “like” the Ernst Facebook page, go to photos
section, click on "vote for your favorite local charity organization" album & like the Scotus logo. Contest runs July 1-29 and
the organization with the most likes by July 29th will win $1,000!
Bellevue, NE. Schedule: Sundays and a weekly rehearsal.
Compensation: TBD. Minimum of two (2) years of experience
performing music for Catholic Church services. Possess a
minimum of three (3) years’ experience (preferably a minimum
of five (5) years) as a church musician. Contact Person: Austin
Reed 407-602-7780 x102 [email protected]
PIANO Upright piano to give away. Call parish office if
interested. 402-564-7151
Every year our students are searching for church Living the Faith
hours. Every week there is church cleaning (see schedule
elsewhere in the bulletin) that our students can help out with. The
times are listed, and all they have to do is show up and help. The
adult volunteers will sign their forms for them.

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