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Welcome to your 8th grade adventure!

Keeping Focused in Times of Uncertainty 

Who would have thought that we would be ending our school year in such an unusual way? This year will definitely be a year we will always remember for both positive and negative reasons. I think that slowing down and practicing "social distancing" is a good thing for our busy society. While I know it's a hardship in many ways, the time for praying, thinking, planning, enjoying family, and resting is also good for a culture that tends to fill up every second with activities and people. Scott  Dethlefs sent out two prayers that I decided to post on my website. Maybe you can use them as a way to focus your prayer time on the questions and concerns you have about the current struggles in the world. 

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. 

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,

Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.

We fly to you today as your beloved children.

We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,

as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,

and gain for our nation and world,

and for all our families and loved ones,

the protection of your holy angels,

that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted,

we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.

Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,

wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,

teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be

patient and kind.

Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to

our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,

knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,

health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,

keep us in the embrace of your arms,

help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus.

Amen.


Contacting Ms. Oliver 

(402) 896-0754

Dates to remember: 

Scholarship essays - TBA 

April 2nd - Field Trip to SAC (based on school being back in session)

April 9th - 13th  - Easter Break 

April 14th - Classes resume



Contacts for more information


Parish Office: (402) 896-9675
School Office: (402) 896-0754
Rel.Ed Office: (402) 896-5683
Youth Ministry: (402) 861-4509
Kidzone: (402) 896-4316

16701 "S" Street,
Omaha, NE 68135