Next Mass: Friday, March 14, 2014
Volunteers Needed for Readings, Response, Petitions & Altar Server
Welcome to the Catholic Homeschool Association of Omaha. We are an organization of homeschooling families who exist first and foremost to promote unity and support around the sacraments of the Church, particularly the Eucharist. In addition to our monthly Mass, the group offers four quarterly family meetings each year, and a variety of social and spiritual opportunities for parents and children. United in Christ and our sharing of the Eucharist, it is our mission to minister to homeschooling families and those who wish to explore this option. We believe that in renewing the family, we contribute to the “new evangelization” spoken of so often by Pope John Paul II.
To register with the Catholic Homeschool Association of Omaha, Inc., please download the family registration form:
2013-2014 New CHAO Registration Packet
If you need more information, please email: email@example.com
“Called to Serve”
By Fr. William Sanderson
I am writing this column just prior to the annual Seminary Collection and the beginning of vocations awareness week in the Archdiocese of Omaha. It is always a fitting time to reflect on the important matter of God’s call. Our heavenly Father calls each of us to a life of holiness to be lived our according to each person’s state in life. God calls many to married life wherein they might create a home and family in which new life is welcomed and children are given consistent, solid religious formation in the “domestic church.” Some are called to serve him in the priesthood or consecrated life; others to serve Him faithfully as unmarried lay people.
Jesus entrusted two vocational sacraments to the Church: holy matrimony and holy orders. Each sacrament confers the graces proper to each sacrament that those who receive it might draw sufficient strength to faithfully live out their particular calling.
Sadly since the end of the Second Vatican Council we have seen a great falling off in the number of men responding to God’s call to the priesthood. I don’t believe that God is calling fewer men but . . . . continue reading