From Our Pastor...
Dear Parishioners,
The business of School and Fall have started. There was so much anticipation for the first Husker football game (obviously I’m writing this after the game) that our hopes were dashed after the game concluded. I know that one game doesn’t make a season, but it does say something about hopes, dreams and desires.
When we look at the beginning of something, whatever it may be, we have hopes and dreams about the outcome of our efforts. There is a simple phrase from Psalm 127 that is a good way to approach everything that we do. In that Psalm it simply says; “Unless the Lord builds the house, the laborer builds in vain”. This Psalm reminds us of the importance of relying on God always. Relying on Him in the planning and the execution of the work that we do. The unfortunate truth is that in our business and in our competence we can easily forget the most important part of work and that is to appeal to God for wisdom and strength.
A difficult truth to accept and practice is to learn from failure. Fr. Richard Rohr is the author of a book entitled “Falling Forward”. One of my good friends used that phrase all the time, and I thought that he coined the phrase. The phrase is used to express that conversation with God that we are called to have when we experience failure. Failure looked at with the help of God’s wisdom and grace helps us to take the next step. Failure can cripple a person when it is not approached with God and viewed as a positive event in one’s life. I have even heard people say, that the most important events in their lives were their failures. Thomas Edison is a great example of one who lived that way. I don’t remember the number of attempts that he made before creating the light bulb, but without that attitude we would have been in the dark for some time. As people of faith, and believers that God can do anything, our first step in any endeavor needs to be on our knees. Please, let us pray for each other and for the wisdom and strength to do God’s work. God Bless you.

Msgr. Tucker

Your Call to Stewardship!...
Our September issue highlights our school at St. Vincent de Paul, and all the amazing things they are doing within our community, as well as improving upon the curriculum and making the students the best they can be!

Principal's Notes!...
Welcome September!! August was really good to us, and what a great two weeks we have had a St. Vincent de Paul School. The teachers were well prepared to meet the students at the cusp of the new year, and the students have shown they are ready to take it all in. September is the beginning of the “ber” months, which brings on thoughts of Fall, football, new friends, and Faith building relationships. It is also the month that celebrates Labor Day, which is not only a day that gives us a little reprieve from our labors, but also recognizes that all humans need the opportunity to work. Work is something that some may consider a “have to”, but if we look deeper into what work provides for us as a basic need, it truly is something that we are compelled to do. It is a God given gift and supplies us with meaning, and purpose. Work is an obligation , a duty if you will , on the part of man . Man must work, both because our Creator has commanded it and because of his own humanity. Work is required in order for humanity to be maintained and developed. At St. Vincent de Paul, our students go to work every day! As a student, their job is to attend, listen, prepare, and absorb experiences that will help them progress and succeed. Our teachers and staff are prepared to help them prosper in the best way possible so they can know that working and “earning the learning” by the sweat of our brow, can bring success. There is a huge payoff for them, just not the financial kind; however it leads to that! We are excited to see what the new year will bring to our students through their work, for it is through our work that we give to ourselves and others, and most importantly, give Glory to God. May God bless your September abundantly!
Pax,
Mrs. Denise Ray
Go Make a Difference! ~ Godteen Retreat
Knights of the Holy Eucharist - September 7th & 8th
In a sermon at the opening of Perpetual Adoration at the Vatican in 1982, Pope John Paul II said: "Your faith will help you realize that it is Jesus Himself who is present in the Blessed Sacrament, waiting for you and calling you to one special hour with Him each week."

Founded by Mother Angelica, the Knights are called to serve Masses, Healing Services, Processions, and Benediction to give public witness to the profound reverence and devotion befitting such sacred service. They also provide talks to groups and parishes to help increase the devotion to the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration.

September 7th and 8th, the Knights of the Holy Eucharist will be visiting our parish and speaking to us at all 3 weekend Masses about increasing our devotion to Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Please continue praying for the success of our Adoration Program and prayerfully consider signing up for an hour. Commitment cards will be passed out during the Knights talk, and there is a sign-up available on the parish website as well, so you can choose the best time for your hour with Jesus.
St. Vincent de Paul's Feast Day is September 27th!
Join us for one of the following Masses in his honor...
Wednesday, September 25th at 7:10 pm
Friday, September 27th at 8:10 am
Firehawks Club Raffle
Tickets for the Firehawks Club Split the Pot Raffle are now on sale. Stop by the table in the narthex after weekend Masses or talk to one of our students about purchasing your winning ticket!!
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September 6th for
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