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Jarecki speaking at holy hour

COLUMBUS -- Renee Jarecki will speak at holy hour at 5:30 p.m. Monday at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus.

Jarecki, who grew up in Platte Center, will discuss her vocation to the Secular Institute of the Apostolic Oblates. The monthly holy hour for vocations includes singing, community prayer and silent adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.

Retreat for married couples

SCHUYLER -- The Foundational Intimacy: Eucharist as a Model for Marriage is a retreat scheduled for Sept. 30–Oct. 1 at St. Benedict Center with EWTN and Spirit Catholic Radio presenters Jim and Maureen Otremba from Minnesota.

In this retreat, married couples are invited to explore parts of the liturgy including gathering, repentance, breaking open the word and partaking of the very body and blood of Christ. The weekend will include talks, personal and couple reflection time, Mass and Reconciliation.

For more information, call 402-352-8819 or visit

Parish festival in Clarkson

CLARKSON -- SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church will hold a Parish Fall Fest on Sunday.

The day starts with a Polka Mass at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 120 Cherry St.

Minute steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fruit salad, rolls and desserts will be served from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at St. John Neumann Hall, 420 Cherry St. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for kids 5 and younger.

There will also be bingo, a raffle, country store, bottle bonanza, games for the children and silent auction. A giant auction will begin at 1:30 p.m., including two $100 giveaways to auction bidders.

Women's Guild salad luncheon

COLUMBUS -- Peace Lutheran LWML/Women’s Guild will host a salad luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 12 at Peace Lutheran Church, 2720 28th St.

Cost is $7 per guest. The luncheon is open to the public.

Rosary Crusade in Platte Center

PLATTE CENTER -- The 2017 Public Square Rosary Crusade will be held at noon Oct. 14 at the St. Joseph Church parking lot.

In the historic year of the Fatima centennial (1917-2017), we ask God to save America through the Rosary of His Most Holy Mother.

For more information, contact Fr. Walter or Merline at 402-246-2255.

Church celebrates 25th anniversary

STROMSBURG -- Living Word Church Int’l., 120 E. Third St. in Stromsburg, is celebrating its 25th anniversary during the month of October with special guest speakers.

Services will include 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 and 10 a.m. Oct. 1 with Pastor Mike Ploen from St. Louis. Pastor Mitch Stroda will be sharing at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30. The rest of the month will be Sunday services at 10 a.m. with Pastor Joe Rystrom from Southeast Asia on Oct. 8, Julaine Christensen of Papillion on Oct. 15, Pastor Shane Ogle of Detroit on Oct. 21-22, and local Pastor Mike Ulffers on Oct. 29.

For more information, visit

Retreat features missionary

SCHUYLER -- From Here to Hope: Our Mission of Mercy is a one-day retreat scheduled for Oct. 14 at St. Benedict Center with Fr. Joseph Nassal, a Missionary of the Precious Blood from Liberty, Missouri.

This retreat will explore in both practical and prophetic ways how to live God’s tender mercy in our everyday lives. The program fee is $30. Lunch will be available at the center for $10.50.

Register by calling 402-352-8819 or visiting


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