Hello!! If anyone will be in Chadron tomorrow (Mon.) and if you are feeling strong, we need to move some pews into the Assumption Arena. Meet at St. Patrick's Church at 8 a.m. in the morning. Thanks!!! Fr. Todd ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Father's Day and Happy Trinity Sunday.
I hope your summer is going well. Fr. ToddSt. Joseph, foster father and protector of Jesus Christ, pray for us as we remember the gift of all fathers on this day. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
It's already been a super busy and exciting summer for several of our current and former Newman students!
Congratulations to Mary Anne and Andrew Smith as well as Tory and Curtis Stevens on their happy new marriages! May your lives together be long and blessed!
-Amy and everyone at Newman ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Happy 30th Year of Ordination, Fr. Todd! Thank you for so many years of faithful service to our diocese!
Thank you Catholic Daughters of the America’s #2737 for hosting outdoor mass and for the celebration / festivities after! ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
Happy Memorial Day!! It's pretty wet outside. Let's move our Memorial Day Mass to the Church. Memorial Day Mass 9 a.m. St. Patrick's Church. ... See MoreSee Less
There is an opportunity near us for a great day for learning about Stewardship! This is a program that is being put on by the Stewardship Office of our Diocese. If you are around and would like to attend the Alliance session, let me know and I can get arrangements made! There are also sessions that will take place in Kearney, Grand Island, and North Platte if you are closer to those this summer and would like to attend any of those!
Amy ... See MoreSee Less
Should be good!! Fr. Todd
Hi everyone. I hope your summer is going well. One of my favorite blogs is Faith in Focus from America Magazine. This month's segment has several wonderful interviews. Check it out. Fr. ToddAward-winning poet and memoirist Mary Karr joins Fr. James Martin, S.J., on Faith in Focus for a conversation on her conversion story, her vocation as a poet... ... See MoreSee Less
Reminder: NO Wednesday Newman Night during finals. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Justin Hartman on his Confirmation this past Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church! Thank you, Fr. Todd, Jacob Rissler, and everyone who helped prepare and to make this evening special one! A truly joyous occasion before we say goodbye to Justin as he graduates this coming weekend.
-Amy ... See MoreSee Less
Please tell him congratulations from me!
Congratulations, Justin. Many, many blessings to you!
Finals week snacks are at the house!!
-pizza and pizza rolls
-Reese’s peanut butter bars
-crackers ... See MoreSee Less
A truly wonderful last Newman Night for the semester! Some delightful visitors, Bishop Hanefeldt, Eric Heckman, and Armando Chavarria, thank you for joining us!
Thank you for a great school year here at the Newman House, it was because of each of you that this year was so spectacular! ... See MoreSee Less
What a good time! Definitely coming back to finish that Corn Hole game!!
Hello!!! Today is administrative professionals day. I am grateful for Melissa and Cindy, our Administrative Professionals at St. Patrick's Parish. I like to say that St. Patrick's Parish and Newman are family. The goodness of Melissa and Cindy trickles over to Newman in many ways.
Take care.....Fr. ToddAdministrative Professionals Day ~ April 24, 2019 Don't know what to get? Give us a call and we will come up with the perfect gift! ... See MoreSee Less
LAST Newman Gathering of the Semester!!! Picnic at 5:00 PM! ... See MoreSee Less
As always, good job Amy!
And the Board Stacie Kris And maybe Jacob 😀😂
No Bible Study Tonight!
Instead I will pay your ticket to see the movie Unplanned at 7:15 PM down at the Eagle Theater! Meet at the Newman House at 7:00 PM to leave to go downtown. ... See MoreSee Less
Great plan. Just like the meal packing on Saturday, this movie can set a good tone for Holy Week. Sorry I will not be able to be with you all tonight. Fr. Todd
Hi everyone. I hope you have a blessed Holy Week.
Fr. James Martin is one of my favorite authors. He gives a wonderful commentary on the fire in Parish. His words mean so much more!!! A wonderful reflection on Jesus, God, Mary and Holy Week. Please watch this!!! Peace. Fr. Todd
America Magazine - The Jesuit Review
Father James Martin, S.J., reflects on the tragic fire at Notre Dame cathedral. Where was God in Paris? How can we find hope amid the destruction?
Read more: www.americamagazine.org/faith/2019/04/15/grieving-fire-notre-dame-during-holy-week ... See MoreSee Less
Why do Catholics wave palms on Palm Sunday, wash each other’s feet on Holy Thursday, or kiss the cross on Good Friday? In a BRAND NEW version of our classic ... ... See MoreSee Less
Hello. Regarding Story Night. If you received an email from me and would like to participate in Story Night--please contact Amy or I by Sunday evening. Thanks....Fr. Todd ... See MoreSee Less
Have a good day everyone!! Stay safe. Here is some info. regarding our Parish. Peace, Fr. ToddEvening Vespers and Thursday night Reconciliation Times are CANCELLED due to the blizzard. Please stay safe if you are out and about.
***Our CRS/Helping Hands Food Packaging Event is in need of quite a few more volunteers. If you can volunteer this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. your help is needed and appreciated!!! *** ... See MoreSee Less
No Official Newman Night this Wednesday due to campus closure.
There will be a meal served at 5:00 PM if you need supper. However, there will be no official programming, no bible study, and no official gathering. Please use good judgment when going out in this blizzard. ... See MoreSee Less
I wanted to share this with you for your Lenten prayer and reflection. Have a good day. Fr. Todd
The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir
The Folk Choir singing Bernadette Farrell's "O God You Search Me".
Watch the whole video here: youtu.be/3JPGY1w-674
And read FaithND's Lenten reflection on the song below --
"God is nearer to us than we are even to ourselves. Before we were even knit within our mother's womb, God called us to himself. We were created to share in his life. In this beautiful hymn by Bernadette Farrell, sung by the Notre Dame Folk Choir, the words of the psalmist celebrate our identity as chosen and beloved by God. For most of us, our baptisms occurred before we can remember them. We can easily forget the immense dignity of being persons baptized into Christ's body. Our hope is that this song brings to mind this powerful love of God which brings us into union with him and his grace in the Sacrament of Baptism.
As you listen to this hymn, we invite you to meditate and pray with the following questions:
1. The third verse speaks of God's intimacy: "you are with me beyond my understanding." Even in moments of loneliness, darkness, or despondency, God is with us. Where has God been with you so far this Lent, perhaps? Where is God in your neighbor? In your workplace?
2. "Still I search for shelter from your light," sings the choir. In what ways do we hide from God or shy away from our identity as God's adopted daughters and sons through Baptism? What parts of who we are are we afraid of sharing with God? What fears or anxieties are keeping us from living fully in God's light?
3. "For the wonder of who I am I praise you." God loved us before all time; the only reason we exist is because of God's love for us, each of us wholly unique and intended images of God. In Baptism, Christ has claimed us as his own. The other identities we have or narratives we live—as humans who have made errors or suffered failures, as members of a certain class or race, as children of wounded family relationships—are all subsumed into this core identity of Baptism as partakers in Christ's death and resurrection. In Baptism, our narrative is joined to Christ: we are, like Christ, a story of death and resurrection. Christ becomes our identity. What narrative in your life is Christ seeking to transform? What scars are in need of healing so that we can see ourselves as a masterpiece, a work of art, and sing along with the choir: "for the wonder of who I am, I praise you"?
4. The ending verse of Farrell's hymn proclaims: "in your hands, all creation is made new." In Christ's love, in Christ's death and Resurrection, the entire cosmos is baptized into God's love. What grace do we need from God today to be made into new creations?" ... See MoreSee Less
P.S. There is a very good Lenten Reflection attached to this post. See the FaithND's Lenten Reflection. Fr. Todd
Registration for the BIG EVENT ends tomorrow! If you were planning on signing up to work with the Newman House group, don't forget to do so ASAP!Professor Jones is happy to announce only 9 days remain until The Big Event! 🦅
Volunteer registration ends TOMORROW! CSC students, faculty and staff can register to volunteer at www.csc.edu/thebigevent/volunteerapp/index.csc. ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday we will be serving meatball subs (meatballs are homemade!) pasta salad, toss salad, fruit, and chips at 5:00 PM.
Amy will be speaking at dinner about the Newman House Scholarship opportunity!
Bible study will be at 8:30 PM in the basement of the Newman House!
See you Wednesday!
Amy ... See MoreSee Less