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Adult Formation

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19

Bible Studies

Contact: Nicole Cook, 402-339-0990

The parish offers bible studies throughout the year. The Great Adventure Bible Series is offered in homes and at the parish and the Archdiocesan Biblical School offers courses.  The Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study at St. Columbkille Parish runs September 2016—April 2017.

Come and See

Contact: Nicole Cook, 402-339-0990

Come and See is a ten-week program for baptized Christians designed to enhance understanding and answer questions about the Catholic Church and its teachings. They may profess faith and become members of the Catholic Church at the culmination of these ten weeks.

Disciples are needed as sponsors who will attend all sessions, and be willing to meet with the inquirer throughout the sessions.

Conversational Dinners

Contact: Mindy Pelton at 402-291-3802

As couples or singles, eight parishioners gather to share a meal and get to know one another. Sign up for the months you are available. On a rotating basis, people host a gathering in their home or at the Steinhausen Center.

Lord Teach Me To Pray

Contact: Cathy Beccard at 402-592-5862

Lord, Teach Me To Pray is a three-part Ignatian prayer series developed to meet the desire for on-going spiritual growth, for an appropriate response to the call to holiness, and for a deeper commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord.

  • Part 1: Praying Christian Virtues will introduce you to the meditative and contemplative way of prayer devised by St. Ignatius of Loyola. This is a 12 week program, facilitated in a small group setting. It meets for 2 hours once a week & requires 15 minutes of daily prayer on assigned scriptures.
  • Part 2: My 19th Annotation allows you to pray the full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
  • Part 3: Discernment & Gifts of the Spirit.

Natural Family Planning

Contact: Mike and Lisa Brandon

Natural Family Planning is the method of family planning fully approved by the Catholic Church. It teaches couples about their natural body for the purpose of planning or postponing a pregnancy. It has been shown to be 99% effective throughout a woman’s reproductive life. Natural Family Planning is medically safe, morally acceptable, easy to learn, inexpensive, promotes intimacy, and protects new life.

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RCIA—Rite of Christian Initiation

Contact: Nicole Cook at 402-339-0990

The Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is the process by which new members are welcomed into the Catholic Church. This ministry consists of inviting and providing an atmosphere of love and concern where people interested in the Catholic faith will be able to learn about the faith; and, if the Spirit leads them, they join the parish community. Sessions are held on Tuesdays. Sponsors are needed to attend each session and meet with their candidate periodically throughout the year.

Senior’s Happy Club

Contact: Armi Hurley at 402-592-4824

A social gathering for the purpose of sharing ideas, past experiences and wonderful memories is held monthly. Members are free spirits with no dues, officers or committees. They meet on the first Monday of the month in the Steinhausen Center at 11:30 a.m. for a potluck luncheon and entertainment.

SPIRITuality ALIVE

Contact: Jean Marie Faltus, SFCC at 402-593-9214

Adults learn best when they share their faith with others. The parish provides the SPIRITuality ALIVE program to groups of eight to ten adult parishioners who gather together to pray, learn more about their faith, study scripture and share how God is working in their lives. The groups are encouraged to culminate each six-week session by taking part in an outreach project providing service to either the parish or the community. Group leaders are needed as this program expands.

That Man Is You!

Contact: Duncan Murray

That Man is You! is an interactive, multimedia men’s program focused upon the development of authentic male leadership. Over the course of four years, That Man is You! successively considers men in their relationship to God, to their spouse and to their children.

The program content harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive. It is particularly indebted to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and Pope John Paul II.

That Man is You! is successful at attracting large numbers of men, including younger men still actively parenting, and then transforming their spiritual lives. Indeed, independent research from a Faith Advisor to The Gallup Poll reveals That Man is You! to be one of the most life transforming programs ever studied.

At St. Columbkille, That Man is You! will be begin with year one, meeting Thursday mornings 6:00-7:00 a.m. at the Steinhausen Center for breakfast, a video presentation, and small-group discussion.

Young Adult Formation

Contact: Nicole Cook, 402-339-0990

Young Adult events are geared towards single, married, widowed, or divorced individuals in their 20’s and 30’s. At this time, there is not a young adult group at St. Columbkille, but we encourage you to get involved with the various groups and activities happening throughout the Archdiocese Young Adult Ministry Events .