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March 16 2020

Our Religious Ed classes at St. Mary's Cathedral has been cancelled until further notice. Our First Communion will be  rescheduled at later date. Thank you and Bless you

¡Las Clases de Educación Religiosa de los miércoles han sido canceladas hasta nuevo aviso! . Esta junta será programada para otra fecha.  Muchas bendiciones para todos.

All meetings, groups, masses, adorastions, and events are canceled  at St. Mary’s Cathedral until futher notice.

Please read the Bishop letter on the right for all other cancellations

A prayer in this time of the coronavirus

Lord Jesus Christ, our Divine Physician, we ask you to guard and protect us from Coronavirus COID-19  and from all serious illness. For all those who have died from it, have mercy; for those who are ill now, bring healing. For those searching for a remedy, enlighten them; for medical caregivers helping the sick, strengthen and shield them. For those working to contain the spread, grant them success; for those afraid, grant peace. May your precious blood be our defense and our salvation. By your grace, may you turn the evil of disease into moments of consolation and hope. May we always fear the contagion of sin more than any illness. We   abandon ourselves to your infinite mercy.

Amen

. -- Pedro de la Cruz

There have been multiple reports from parishes and from other dioceses that many priests are being impersonated by phishers and scammers trying to convince parishioners to send them gift cards or gift card numbers.

What these phishers and scammers do is obtain priest and parishioner information from different sources. They then use the information to impersonate the priest and send out emails requesting gift card numbers. When phone numbers are available, fake texts have been sent also.

Please be aware of these types of phishing attacks and scams! If you receive any messages requesting gift cards or gift card numbers, or even a text that says something like, “I need a favor from you, please text me back as soon as possible”, and the sender claims to be me, it is a phishing attempt. You can contact the parish to let us know of the phishing attempt. You may want to report this attempt to the authorities. See www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishing for more details.

You should never email or text the numbers from a gift card. Once a scammer has that information, they can immediately drain the gift card and make it worthless.

If I or the parish ever needs assistance or if I am asking for a donation, I typically will write, call, or visit with you in person. Unless you are expecting me to request assistance or a donation by email or text message, you should confirm that I really am making this request. That confirmation should be made by any other means besides replying to the suspicious email or text you received (which would go back to the scammer).

If you have any questions about this scam, you are welcome to contact the parish offices.

Fr. Jim Golka

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 Quinceañera 
  Española
Quinceañera Ofrecimiento de la Joven
Quinceañera Ofrecimiento de la Joven

Oración en Acción de Gracias & Dedicación de la Quinceañera

Señor, Dios mío, te doy gracias por darme la vida, al crearme a tu imagen y semejanza y por llamarme a ser tu hija
en el Bautismo. Gracias por enviar a tu Hijo Jesucristo a salvarme y a tu Espíritu Santo para santificarme.
Quiero responder que “si” a todo lo que tu deseas de mi en tu bondad y amor. Con tu gracia me comprometo a servir a mis
hermanas y hermanos a lo largo de mi vida.  Me consagro a ti, María, Madre de Jesús y Madre Nuestra, tu estas muy cerca de él y eres mi modelo de fe,
concédeme que continuamente aprenda de ti lo que necesito para ser una mujer cristiana. Ayúdame a escuchar la Palabra de Dios
como tú lo hiciste, guardándola en mi corazón y amando a los demás para que, al caminar con Jesús en esta vida, merezca alabarle junto a ti para siempre en el cielo Amén.

Regulaciones para las Quinceañeras

REGISTRACION

  • Todas las quinceañeras se registran a las 10:00 de la mañana y las bodas por la tarde.  Si no hay boda, su quinceañera se puede programar por la tarde – pero no se programará por la tarde, hasta que falten 4 meses antes de la fecha de la quinceañera.  Favor de llamar la oficina para cambiar la hora.
    Estos son los requisitos para programar la quinceañera:

  • Certificado de Bautismo
  • Certificado de Primera Comunión
  • Un depósito de $100.  No Reembolsable.
  • Registración para el curso de quinceañeras por la internet.
     
  • La quinceañera debe cumplir el curso de quinceañeras por internet www.CatholicQuincePrep.com.  El costo es $95.  Ella debe cumplir las clases por lo menos un mes antes de la ceremonia

LA CEREMONIA / LITURGIA

  • La quinceañera y la corte (chambelanes & damas) deben de vestir modestamente.
    los hombros deben de estar cubiertos. Por favor no vestidos de bajo escote, no vestidos extremadamente cortos, no ropa con símbolos de pandillas o drogas.
     
    Una práctica es requerida.  La práctica es el miércoles antes de la quinceañera a las 4:00 p.m. 
    -   Requerimos que la joven (e idealmente su familia y chambelanes y damas que son católicos) se Confiesen durante la semana previa a su Quinceañera. Las Confesiones se ofrecen los miércoles, jueves y viernes de 4:45-5:10 p.m. y los sábados de 11:00 am a 12:00 del mediodía.

     

  • Se prefiere y recomienda la música para preservar la dignidad de la misa. La oficina le dará una lista con la información de los ministros de música.  Es la responsabilidad de la familia contactar directamente a los músicos, para reservarlos para su fecha y horario y para pagarles directamente a ellos. Cada musico es libre a establecer su propio estipendio (cantidad a pagar).

  • Fotografías: los profesionales deben hablar con el sacerdote antes del servicio.
    Se permite posar para fotografías antes o después del servicio.  

LA IGLESIA

  • En todo momento debemos de recordarnos que la Iglesia es la casa de Dios donde se encuentra el Santísimo Sacramento.  Por lo tanto, debemos mantener el respecto y la reverencia.
  • No comida, bebidas ni chicle en la Iglesia.
     
  • Las siguientes cosas no se permitirán: globos, alfombras para el pasillo central, pétalos de rosas, arroz, confeti, etc. Por favor de no usar cinta adhesiva en las bancas.

FINALMENTE

  • La Iglesia recomienda fuertemente que la quinceañera este registrada para las clases de Educación Religiosa (catecismo) cada año y no solamente para la Primera Comunión y la Confirmación. Las clases se ofrecen del kínder al grado 10.
     
  • La extravagancia es excesiva y puede causar escándalo.  Por lo tanto, la Iglesia desaprueba fuertemente de tener recepciones extravagantes, limusinas, etc

  English

Quinceañera Prayer of Thanksgiving & Dedication of the Girl

Heavenly Father, I thank you for the gift of life, for creating me in your image and likeness, and for calling me to be your daughter through Baptism. Thank you for sending your Son Jesus to save me and your Holy Spirit to sanctify me. To that which in your goodness and love you will for me, I say “yes.” With your grace, I commit myself to serve my brothers and sisters all my life. Mary, Mother of Jesus and our Mother, I dedicate myself to you. Since you are my model of faith, help me to continue learning from you what I need to be a Christian woman. Help me to hear the Word of God as you did, holding it in my heart and loving others, so that, as I walk with Jesus in this life, I may worship Him with you in all eternity. Amen.

About the Quinceañera Celebration

REGISTRATION

  • All Saturday quinceañera celebrations are initially scheduled for 10:00 a.m. so that weddings can take place in the
    afternoon.  If there is no wedding, the quinceañera may be rescheduled for the afternoon – but it will not be rescheduled until it is less than 4 months away.  Please call the parish office to make the change.
  • Requirements for scheduling a quinceañera:
    • Baptismal Certificate
    • First Holy Communion Certificate
    • Non-refundable fee of $100
    • Registration for the online class.
  • The young lady must complete the online class for quinceañera s at www.CatholicQuincePrep.com.  The cost is $95.  The classes must be completed at least one month before the quinceañera .

THE CEREMONY / LITURGY

  • The Quinceañera and her couples (chambelanes & damas) should be dressed modestly.  Shoulders must be covered.  Please no low-cut dresses, no extremely short dresses, no clothing with gang or drug signs, etc.
  • A practice is required.  The practice is held on the Wednesday before the quinceañera at 4:00 p.m.
  • We require that the young lady (and ideally her family and chambelanes & damas who are Catholic) celebrate a Confession during the week prior to her Quinceañera.  Confessions are offered each Wed., Thur., and Fri. from 4:45-5:10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Music is preferred and recommended to preserve the dignity of the mass.  The office will distribute a list of music ministers for you.  It is the family’s responsibility to contact the musicians, to reserve them for your date and time and to provide payment directly to them.  Each musician is free to set their own stipend (amount to be paid).

  • Photography:  Professionals must speak with the priest before the service.  Posed photographs will be permitted in the church either before or after the service.

THE CHURCH

  • Remember that the Church is the house of God and a house of prayer.  Please respect the Church and the people who come here.
  • No food, drinks, or chewing gum is allowed in the Church.
  • No balloons, flower petals, rice, confetti, bubbles, etc.  Please do not use tape on the pews.

FINALLY

  • The Church strongly suggests that children are registered each and every year for Religious Education classes, not just for First Communion and for Confirmation.  Classes from Kindergarten to 10th grade.
  • Extravagance is not only wasteful but can also be scandalous.  Therefore, lavish receptions, limousines, etc. are strongly discouraged. 

    Revision 10/29/19 JRG
    St. Mary's Cathedral
    112 S Cedar St.  Grand Island, NE 68801
    PH: (308) 384-2523 | FAX: (308) 384-2527
    Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
    Email:
    office@stmarysgi.com

    St. Mary's Immigration Program/Programa de Inmigración
    PO Box 938 | Grand Island, NE 68802-0938
    PH: (308) 381-2855  #2 Carmen #3 Jacinto | FAX: (308) 381-2925
    Office Hours: Tues-Fri 9:00a.m. - Noon & 1:00p.m. - 5:30p.m.
    Saturday: By appointment only ~ Sunday ~ Closed