St. Mary Catholic Church

1625 Adams St
Ashland NE 68003

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Oak & North Streets
Greenwood NE
Phone and Fax: 944-3554
Parish NewsletterJune 2013

Corpus Christi, The Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart

The month of June is devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Devotion to the Sacred Heart recalls the infinite love of our Savior who died on the cross for all, even to the point of having his heart pierced. It is also the reason why we hold First Friday adoration of the Eucharist. As Jesus promised St. Margaret Mary, those who are devoted to the Eucharist, especially on First Fridays, will receive the excessive mercy of His Heart and experience His all-powerful love.

Very appropriately, this month also begins with Corpus Christi, latin for "The Body of Christ", a solemnity where we honor the real presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist: Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. Join us for the Eucharistic procession on Sunday June 2, 8:30 AM in Ashland and 10:30 AM in Greenwood.

The Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is celebrated Sat. June 8 this year, 9:00 AM Mass in Ashland.

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Masses and Devotions

Saturday June 1, join us for First Saturday devotions after 9 AM Mass. Allow 40 minutes for the Rosary and prayers beginning at 9:30 AM, or allot an hour if you want to stay for coffee and cookies afterwards.

Sunday June 2, all are invited to Fr. Ed Standerís Golden Jubilee Mass 4:00 PM at St. Mary (this Mass fulfills the Sunday obligation). Join us in prayer and thanksgiving for 50 years of priestly service; and a priestly vocation from Ashland. You are invited also to a dinner that follows; no gifts, please.

First Friday June 8, this month is also the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart. Join us for 9 AM Mass, and a Breakfast Potluck after Mass each First Friday. Also stop by the Church to spend some time in prayer before the Eucharist on First Fridays, as we have 24-hours of adoration through the day and night. If you have never made a visit, please stop by to do so, even if for a short time. And if you have never made a Holy Hour, consider spending an hour with our Lord Jesus. Adorers are needed to sign up: 1 AM, 2 AM and 8 AM (Saturday).

Welcomes and Goodbyes

Bishop Conley has transferred Fr. Coulter to become the director of Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House. Effective June 17, his address will be 7303 N 112th St, Waverly NE 68462,

Be sure to give a warm welcome to our new pastor, Fr. Thomas Au. A Potluck Dinner will be held Sun. June 23, 5:30 PM at Ashland to welcome Fr. Au and say goodbye to Fr. Coulter. Fr. Coulter requests that in lieu of any gifts, please consider giving Mass Stipends: a donation to have Masses offered for anyone, living or deceased, is an important work of mercy.

Summer School VBS: Totus Tuus


Summer School is here! Totus Tuus, Latin for "Totally Yours" is a program run by a team of college students and seminarians.

  • June 10-14, 9-11 AM: Ages 4 - entering Kindergarten
  • June 10-14, 9 AM-3PM: entering 1st-8th Grade
  • June 9-13, 8-10 PM: entering High School (or College)

Please contact Tanya Keith 944-2167, for information and advance registration. Volunteers are needed to provide a 6 PM evening meal for the team.

Everyone is invited to a Parish Potluck on Wed. June 12, 6 PM in the Church Basement as part of our week of Totus Tuus. Also students don't miss: High School Social Thurs. June 13, 8:00 PM; and K-8 Picnic Fri. June 14, 12:15 PM.

Daily Mass during Totus Tuus is 11:30 AM. See the Monthly Calendar

Rummage Sale

The chaperones and students planning to attend the World Youth Day in Brazil 2013 will holding a Rummage Sale Thurs.-Sat. June 6-8 at the St. Mary Education Center.

Your donation of items for the sale, large or small, would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the Education Center Mon June 3, 3-5 PM or 7-9 PM, Wed. June 5, 10 AM-Noon and 1-4 PM. Or call Deanna for a pickup of items: 944-7300, 867-4151 (A receipt for tax purposes is available upon request.)

Times for shopping the bargains are: Thurs. June 6, 4-8 PM, Fri. June 7, 8 AM-4 PM and Sat. June 8, 8 AM-4 PM

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day June 16th. A poster is available to sign up the names of fathers, living or deceased, to be remember in prayer during June. Optional donations support Saunders County Right to Life.

Also remember that you can have a Mass offered for your fathers, living or deceased, Catholic or non-catholic. The standard Mass Stipend is $10, but lesser amounts are never refused.

Special Collections

June 23-24, parishes throughout the world will participate in the annual Peter's Pence Collection, uniting us in solidarity to the Holy See and its works of charity to those in need. Your generosity allows the Pope to respond to our suffering brothers and sisters with promptness, love, and compassion, so Godís people will not feel alone in their time of misfortune. "Let us make sure that none of Godís children ever feels alone." -Pope Benedict XVI

Many thanks to all who have been so generous in their gifts and pledges to this year's Charity and Stewardship Appeal (DDP). Everyone can still join in this annual Diocesan appeal which supports 16 different ministries and apostolates in the Lincoln diocese, as well as supporting our parishes. Thank you for your generosity, and special thanks to our CSA chairs: Jim & Cathy Sokolewicz and Kevin & Dian Hofferber for all their time and efforts.

Events Calendar


1 First Saturday

2 Fr. Stander Jubilee

7 First Friday

6-8 Rummage Sale

5-10 Summer School Totus Tuus

8 Totus Tuus Potluck

16 Father's Day

22-23 Peter's Pence

23 Welcome Potluck

For more detailed information, visit the Online Calendar

Take Note

Knights of Columbus will meet Thurs. June 2, 7:00 PM at Ashland after Mass.

Bible Study meets Tuesdays, 9:30 AM at Ashland after Mass.

Mobile Food Pantry, Mon. June 24, 4 PM - volunteers needed.

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