Come, O Holy Spirit: enlighten my understanding to know your commands; strengthen my heart against the wiles of the enemy: inflame my will... I have heard your voice, and I don't want to harden my heart to resisting, by saying 'later... tomorrow.' Nunc coepi! Now! O Spirit of truth and wisdom, Spirit of understanding and counsel, Spirit of joy and peace! I want what you want, I want it because you want it, I want it as you want it, I want it when you want it.
--By. St. Josemaria Escriva
Participate in Omaha Gives!
As part of an effort to celebrate Omaha's spirit of generosity and to support our parish, St. Robert's is participating in Omaha Gives!
Omaha Gives! is a one day online fundraising event organized by the Omaha Community foundation to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits. This is the third year for the event, and St. Robert Bellarmine Parish has been selected as one of the 700 nonprofits to participate in the event.
It is a community-wide event to show Omaha’s spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits, and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make this city great. In addition to the direct donation to St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, there are additional charitable challenges. Bonus Dollars encourage donations of all sizes, Participation Prizes encourages as many people as possible to give, and Hourly Prizes encourages giving throughout all 24 hours.
The minimum donation is $10.00; there is no limit to the amount you give. If you want to be part of the giving on May 20, 2015, but you do not use online giving, you are welcome to write a check to St. Robert Bellarmine. Only online giving will be counted for the bonus dollars and prizes, but the parish will benefit greatly from your gift. All donations, no matter the amount, are welcome and 100% tax deductible. To make a donation on line, CLICK HERE or go to St Robert’s Facebook. Just think, if every household gave a minimum of $10, we would raise $28,000.
Mark your calendars for May 20, 2015 (midnight to midnight) and participate in Omaha Gives!
"I Will Follow"
A new short film from Ascension Press on priestly vocations. This film follows Father Joshua and Father Mike through their conversions and their journey to the priesthood.
Looking For St. Robert's School Alumni
The Alumni Committee is compiling a current list of contact information for past graduates of St. Robert's School. If you graduated from St. Robert Bellarmine School, we would love to hear from you. Plans are developing for the first All School Reunion on September 19, 2015. This will be part of the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish. Check out the School Alumni web page for more information! Click HERE to go to an online information form, or open this information flyer >>
Good and gracious Father, Creator of all that is good, true, and beautiful, You watch over us with loving and merciful care. You have given life itself to us, your children. In Your boundless and exuberant love for your creation, You have given us a share in Your love, That we may humbly share it with others.
Remind us always, to linger Near the heart of Your Son, Jesus, That His love may dwell abundantly within us, And that it may overflow to those around us. And in a special way, as stewards of Your gifts, May the light of Your Face radiate through us To all our brothers and sisters within the parish.
Father, we beg of You the grace To be of humble and self-less service To the good people of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish. May your blessings abound richly in us all, And may the kingdom and person of your Son, Be lifted up and proclaimed, To Your glory now and for endless ages.
We offer our deepest gratitude for your Presence And for the opportunity You have given us To serve others in the parish, We pray this in the holy name of Christ, Jesus, And in the efficacious power of the Holy Spirit, Amen, Amen.