JC Camp is offered two different weeks this summer (participants choose which week they want to attend), at Tintern Retreat Center, in Oakdale, NE.  JC Camp is facilitated by Columbus parishes, but dance-campfire-1West Point students are invited.  This opportunity is for students who are 8th graders this school year.  In West Point, these students are newly confirmed, and JC Camp is an excellent opportunity to continue their spiritual growth.  JC Camp includes awesome food, christian music, new friends that last a lifetime, and MUD!  Cost is $90, however, no student will be turned away for lack of funds.  Click the link below for a registration form.

Julie Dorcey is the West Point coordinator.  Contact Julie for more information.

JC Camp 2015 Registration Form

St. Mary’s Parish is2204020 proud to present Doug Barry, devoted husband and father, founder of RADIX and co-host of EWTN’s “Life on the Rock,” presenting his Battle Ready Rally at St. Mary’s on Wednesday April 8, 2015, at 7:00pm.  This event is for men, women and children ages 7 and older.

Click here for more information on the rally at St. Mary’s.

What is a Battle Ready Rally?  Find out here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCtnHV7MSqY#action=share

From the Battle Ready website (www.battlereadystrong.com):
BATTLE READY is an effort to encourage and strengthen the fighting spirit in all Christians. Nearly 2000 years ago the Catholic Church was established by Christ. It was built on St. Peter, the ROCK, the first Pope. In the gospel of Matthew 16:18-19 Jesus tells Peter, And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”  From the start and by Christ’s own words, it is clear-hell exists and the Church is under attack, as are each one of us. There are also constant references in the inspired Word of God, the Bible, to spiritual warfare and battle on this earth!

“For our battle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.”  – Eph 6:12 

“Be sober and vigilant: your enemy the devil is roaming around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.”  -1 Peter 5:8 

“Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.” -Revelation 12: 7-9

“Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and bear witness to Jesus.”
– Revelation 12:17

Even the Catechism of the Catholic Church goes on to say, “The whole of man’s history has been the story of dour combat with the powers of evil, stretching, so our Lord tells us, from the very dawn of history until the last day.” – CCC 409 

Some Christians do not take this spiritual warfare seriously. It is BATTLE READY’s mission, to God-willing spread the message of the spiritual war raging around us and God-willing, reach the souls of those who need to hear this message.


Confirmation Time!

Posted: March 20, 2015 in YM Opportunities

St. Mary’sconfirmation dove-600x600 and St. Wenceslaus students will be confirmed by Archbishop George Lucas Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at St. Marys Church.  Students should be at church by 6:15pm.  Mass starts at 7:00pm.  Reception following Mass in the GA cafeteria.

Practice for Confirmation is scheduled for Sunday, March 22 at 4:00pm at St. Marys.  Each student should bring a sponsor or parent.

Please contact Lisa Hunke for more information.

middle school ministryEdge Night is scheduled for this Sunday, March 22, at 6:00.  This time we will meet at the GA gym rather than St. Joe’s.  This is the last Edge Night for this school year.  Hope to see you there!

JesseJesse Manibusan will be at St. Columbkille Parish, 84th Street & Cornhusker, Papillion, NE March 23 – 26 for their parish mission.

Many will recognize Jesse from national youth events such as NCYC and Steubenville.

He is an awesome musician, speaker and entertainer.  I would highly recommend going to see him while he is this close.

Click here for more information


This camp is sponsored by Pro Sanctity and held at their facility in Elkhorn.  It’s a great opportunity for young girls!  Visit this link for more information.


adoration A grace-filled evening of praise, worship and adoration of the most Blessed Sacrament with worship leader, Danny Leger.  Sunday, March 8, 7:00pm – 8:00pm at Sacred Heart Church in downtown Norfolk.

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