St. Peter de Alcantra in Ewing, NE
The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health, has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members.”
Reconciliation will be offered before and after each Mass as available. Watch the bulletin for additional times or changes.
Communal Penance Services offered during Advent and Lent.
The baptism of your child provides an opportunity to renew your own Christian life and spirituality. In bringing your child to be baptized, you are saying that you want to share your living Catholic faith with your child; this is a serious commitment to raise your child within the community of believers and to educate them in the truths of the Catholic faith.
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Children are eligible for the Sacrament of Confirmation when they are in the eighth grade. Specific preparation begins in the seventh grade and children must be registered in a Catholic School, Faith Formation classes, and/or be taught at home with the guidance of the Faith Formation office. Regular attendance at classes is expected. Confirmation is scheduled with the Archdiocese and the date may vary from year to year.
Preparation requirements set by the Archdiocese include: choosing a “Confirmation Name” and sponsor, and submitting a report on the chosen Saint; making a one day Confirmation retreat; performing the requisite amount of Christian service work; attending practices; and receiving permission to be Confirmed through an interview with either the pastor or catechist.
Parents must be equally committed to assisting the children in achieving their goals through reinforcement at home, continuing attendance at weekly Mass, and attending sacramental meetings for parents. For various reasons, some Catholic youth missed making their First Communion in the second grade and some adults missed receiving the sacrament of Confirmation in their youth. In either case, please contact the parish office for more information on how to receive these sacraments
The Church has a rich tradition in its teaching on sacramental marriage and covenantal union. If you would like to get married in any of our six churches, please contact the Parish Grouping Office at 402-843-2345.
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is given to those who are seriously ill and not only for those who are at the point of death. Anyone of the faithful who begins to be in the danger of death from sickness or old age may receive this sacrament.