Low Sunday Homily and more

From Deacon Ron Reno:

I hope everyone is well and enjoying the greening of Nebraska. We certainly have had our fair share of thunderstorms but the glory of God’s Creation is still all around us. Everyday we see more trees and flowers showing that beauty.

We have been praying for Traveling Mercies for Nick and now we need to pray for Traveling Mercies for all Bishops, Priests, Deacons and others going to the APCK Synod in California. We also need to pray for Traveling Mercies for Father Andrews and his wife Anneliese. We will be blessed to have Father for a full Mass on April 29. God bless, Deacon


Good Friday, Easter Homilies and more

From Deacon Ron Reno:

Springtime weather in Omaha finally! Get outdoors and enjoy it!

The Sacrifice of the Lamb at the Good Friday service is a reminder of Christ’s victory of the Cross. We must never forget what our Savior did for us; His victory of love to the end. The cross was victorious for us because it bore the fruit for our salvation. During our humble service it was especially moving when Nick, Lynda, Julia, Julie and David sang the Passion according to Saint John. Thank you!

Our Easter service was befitting of a mission church to celebrate Christ’s Triumph and His Resurrection. Jesus’s Resurrection brought us a new humanity and a opportunity to share His Risen life. Father Andrew’s homily was excellent. This mission church celebrated with wonderful Easter Hymns and the offertory hymn “Come, Ye Faithful” was especially appropriate. The Regina Coeli was also sung by the choir. We are blessed to have God loving people in this mission church.

We also need to thank God for the sacrifice, His Son made for us. Deacon

Palm Sunday homily and more

From Deacon Ron Reno:

Good morning! A much colder morning than what we experienced yesterday morning. 70’s yesterday and 40’s today but we do love (mostly) and enjoy our four Seasons in Nebraska.

Please remember our fast and abstinence thru Good Friday. As we work through these last days of Lent and approach the Easter Triduum; we can reflect back to the beginning from the calling of the 12 Apostles through the events of God’s Holy Week. Ultimately the crucifixion and the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ is a new beginning offered to all of us. Pray for Christian unity that there will be one flock and one shepherd, Pray for the evangelization of all who have not heard and accepted the Good News about Jesus.

The sacred Easter Triduum starts at sundown on MaundyThursday to sundown on Easter Sunday. This is considered our most solemn part of the liturgical year. During these three days, consider what Jesus did for us through His passion, death and resurrection. Pray for our Bishops, Priests and Deacons to do God’s work. May God continue to bless us.

Our Good Friday service starts at 6 PM. Attached is our Palm service homily and Saint John’s music done for that service.

Palm(2023)      St. John Music Palm Sunday Deacon Mass