The Archdiocese of Omaha requires that all adults, both paid and volunteer, who work with children under the age of 18, must be Safe Environment certified. To complete certification, the adult sets up an online account with Catholic Mutual and on this site, completes the information for a background check, reviews policies and guidelines, and registers for a live training class. After completing the live class, the adult is issued a certification which is valid for five years. At the end of the five year period, the certification can be renewed online.
St. Mary’s is hosting a Safe Environment Certification Training on Sunday, August 9, 2015, at 1:00pm in the GACC Cafeteria. (Additional class dates and locations are posted here.) Pre-registration is required for any Safe Environment Training class.
For more information about Safe Environment policies, trainings, recertifications, etc, contact Lisa Hunke.
Edge is hosting a pool party and picnic in the park for incoming 6th – 8th graders and 9th graders who were in Edge last year. Bring the whole family! Mark your calendars — Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00pm @ the West Point Pool, Neligh Park. We will swim from 5:00 – 6:00 and then eat from 6:00 – 8:00.
Edge will provide the burgers, plates and utensils for the meal. Core Team is asked to bring desserts. Families are asked to bring salads or veggies to share and enough drinks for your own family. No cost for this event.
Join us for fun and fellowship! We are hoping that our new parents and parents considering involving their children in Edge will come to ask questions and learn more about this ministry.
Registration forms will be available to register students for Edge 2015-16.
Please RSVP by Aug 2 to firstname.lastname@example.org — provide your name and # attending.
Contact Lisa Hunke for more information.
Students in 11th – 12th grade and adults are needed to serve as EMHC’s and Lectors for our parish. Those interested are asked to attend one training session and one mandation. The schedule is posted below. To sign up for a training, please contact Lisa Hunke or call the parish rectory by August 1, 2015. Once trained and mandated, volunteers will be added to the parish schedule.
Sunday, Aug 9, 2015 at St. Columbkille, Papillion, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 at St. Leo, Omaha, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 at St. Isidore, Columbus, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at St. Vincent de Paul, Omaha, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 at St. Mary, Norfolk, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 at St. Mary, West Point, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, Sept 2, 2015 at St. Mary, Norfolk, 7:00 pm
Thursday, Sept 3, 2015 at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral, Omaha, 7:00 pm
Register now for free webinar scheduled for TONIGHT June 16 at 6:00pm central time. This webinar will help us more effectively evangelize teens in our diocese. A panel of ministry leaders who have decades of experience leading teens to healthy relationships with Christ and their families will discuss obstacles in reaching our teens and ways to overcome them; QA session at the end for questions and discussion.
Register for free webinar here! If you can’t make the webinar, don’t worry. We will send you the recording afterwards.
Cultivation Ministries is offering the Institute for Catholic Youth Ministry (ICYM) which include two tracks: one for new youth ministers (0-4 years) and another for veteran youth ministers (over 5 years). We firmly believe the ICYM will support your diocesan efforts in effectively equipping those who work with the young church. Attached is a brochure that describes the content, presenters, etc of the August 10-13 ICYM event in the Chicago area.