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vocations to the Catholic priesthood and consecrated life.

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Foster and promote vocations to the Catholic priesthood and consecrated religious life while assisting our members in recognizing and responding to God’s call in our own lives.

Always forward, never back!

-Saint Junipero Serra

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Our Patron Saint ~ Junipero Serra

Not only because of his place in American history as the founder of a chain of missions in Mexico and California, but also because of his life of priestly zeal and heroic virtue, Fray Junípero Serra, OFM, was chosen as the patron of our apostolate. This gifted Franciscan friar had occupied the Duns Scotus chair of philosophy in Mallorca, Spain, until he felt the call to commit himself further to the service of Christ as a missionary in the New World. Departing from Cadiz, Spain, in 1748, he made the perilous crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a small ship, landing at Veracruz on the southern shore of the Gulf of Mexico. From there, he journeyed on foot to Mexico City, where tradition has it that he prayed at the church built over the famous site where the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to St. Juan Diego in 1531.

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Foster and promote vocations to the Catholic priesthood and consecrated religious life while assisting our members in recognizing and responding to God’s call in our own lives.

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Today's #SeniorFeature! Meet Kyle Wozniak, senior from the Archdiocese of Omaha 🎓🎓🎓

Biggest Change Since SJV | I've seen a tremendous deepening of my understanding and practice of the spiritual life at SJV. I was all-in on my faith before seminary, but even so, I had nowhere near the breadth and depth of knowledge and trust in the Lord that He has given to me while here. I have come not only to know about Jesus, but know Him in Himself, and the Father through Him.

Favorite Part of SJV | The silent retreats we attend before each semester. They have been a time of rest with the Lord in which He has blessed me with graces of affirmation, healing, growth, clarity, and peace. If I had to choose anything else, it would be the deep fraternity I've experienced, especially through frisbee, movie-nights, and Frassati's Root Beer Bar on my own 5th floor.

Most Important Lesson Learned at SJV | To trust in the Father's love for me with recourse to the sacraments and daily prayer, and how to pray relationally with Him in the confidence of His affirming gaze.

How Has SJV Prepared You | By showing me the heart of the Father, giving me a model for my own future fatherhood.

Best Part of Summer | The opportunity to spend time with my family and enter into various summer assignments given by my vocations director - from working at a Catholic cemetery in my hometown to teaching youth as a Totus Tuus missionary.

Please pray for Kyle and all of our seniors preparing for graduation this spring! #SJVCollegeSeminary #MenInChrist #MenOfTheChurch #MenForOthers
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Join us on June 1 at the Cathedral of Saint Cecilia to celebrate Reverend Matthew Louis Pohlman's Ordination to the Order of the Priesthood.

Then, on June 2, come to St. Gerald for his First Holy Mass of Thanksgiving, followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. We hope to see you there!

Learn more about the events and Matthew Pohlman by visiting stgerald.org/matthew-pohlman.
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Today's #SeniorFeature! Meet Brian Johnson, senior from the Archdiocese of Omaha 🎓🎓🎓

Biggest Change Since SJV | Jesus has become enough for me, all I want and all I need. He’s given me the great gift of being able to pierce through so many allurements to realize only Heaven matters. Because Jesus alone is enough for me, I am free from so many fears and worries. Because He has given me such compelling desires to live for Heaven, I feel an exhilarating freedom to truly live - to live for Love. Every facet of life has become such a gift!

Favorite SJV Memory | On my first retreat with my class after hiking in a beautiful state park, we prayed Night Prayer outside. I realized in that moment I could not have gotten the same brotherhood, joy, and community of prayer anywhere else. How blessed am I to be an SJV man?!

Most Important Lesson Learned at SJV | “Everything is a grace, everything is the direct effect of our Father's love - difficulties, contradictions, humiliations, all the soul's miseries, her burdens, her needs - everything, because through them, she learns humility, realizes her weakness.” -St. Therese of Lisieux

How Has SJV Prepared You | SJV provided me with incredible brotherhood and regular contact with Jesus every day. As I continued, I had a few really hard times here, times where I did not necessarily feel like continuing on. But in God’s goodness, He taught me through those trials to hear His voice and to act on His voice alone. I became stronger through the trials God allowed, and I resolved that, “I will not move a muscle until the Lord says.” God gave me the determination and gravitas of a battered soldier, of a real man in Christ. After this time of strengthening, I was given the grace to live more fully in the joy, freedom, and unspeakable love that a disciple enjoys. Those two qualities, a resolute determination and a joyful levity, are two qualities of a fatherly heart that I am thankful to now possess. The goal is to become more and more like the Father, so that I can be an image of Him for His people. Weak and flawed as I am, God has accomplished much in continuing this saving work in me through my time at SJV.

Best Part of Summer | Volunteering with programs like Totus Tuus and having a blast teaching the faith. After studying for 9 months of the year, I think I would explode if I couldn’t go share the wonderful things I’ve learned with someone.

Please pray for Brian and all of our seniors preparing for graduation this spring!
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Serrans - Attend our Luncheon, May 6 at 11:45 AM at the German American Society. Speaker is Mother Marie Zierke!

Mother Ann Marie Zierke, M.S., is a member of the Marian Sisters of the Diocese of Lincoln. Originally from Lincoln, Mother Ann Marie is a graduate of Benedictine College where she studied Secondary Education and English. She has taught both Theology and English for 18 years, grades 8-12. She completed her master’s degree from Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College. Come and learn more about Mother Zierke's initial call to consecrated religious life and her journey serving as a Marian Sister. We hope you can join us as we learn from Mother Zierke!

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Serrans - Attend our Luncheon, May 6 at 11:45 AM at the German American Society. Speaker is Mother Marie Zierke!  Mother Ann Marie Zierke, M.S., is a member of the Marian Sisters of the Diocese of Lincoln. Originally from Lincoln, Mother Ann Marie is a graduate of Benedictine College where she studied Secondary Education and English. She has taught both Theology and English for 18 years, grades 8-12. She completed her master’s degree from Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College. Come and learn more about Mother Zierkes initial call to consecrated religious life and her journey serving as a Marian Sister. We hope you can join us as we learn from Mother Zierke!  Registration required through the SignUp Genius!

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How about some more birthday JOY this week?! It’s Fr. Dave Belt’s Birthday today! Please join us in wishing him a very Happy Birthday. We are beyond blessed to have you shepherding us at St. Stephen the Martyr, Fr. Dave! We love you and wish you the happiest of birthdays! ... See MoreSee Less

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