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Mass Schedule Labor Day thru Memorial Day
St. Wenceslaus Pastor

Father Kizito Okhuoya, Pastor

Fr. Kizito Okhuoya was born and raised in Minna, Nigeria by his parents Raphael (deceased) and Beatrice Okhuoya. He has three brothers, four sisters and several nephews and nieces who all live in Nigeria. Fr. Kizito completed his seminary formation at St. Augustine Major Seminary, Jos in 1995 and was ordained a priest for the Catholic Diocese of Minna on September 14, 1996. He served as pastor for about eight years in three parishes in Nigeria prior to coming over to the United States and the Archdiocese of Omaha in 2004. Prior to his appointment as Pastor of St. Wenceslaus Verdigre and St. William Niobrara, Fr. Kizito served as Associate pastor at St. Thomas More Church Omaha (2004-2010), St. Wenceslaus Church Omaha (2010-2013) and Chaplain of Our Lady Queen of Africa Omaha (2006-2013). Since 2004 Fr. Kizito has completed MSc in Clinical Counseling, and MA in Christian Spirituality. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy and Theology, Barry University, Miami Florida. Also, Fr. Kizito has completed at least three years of Clergy leadership training with Good Leaders, Good Shepherds and Divine Renovation Network; and attend several hours leadership workshops ps and seminars. Fr. Kizito academic interests revolves around Ministry, Ecclesiology, Virtue Ethics and Leadership. Other areas of interest include: Spirituality and Psychology, Non-profit organizations. Fr. Kizito is the founder of Hope Connecting Hearts Nigeria, an international non-profit that help to make education accessible and affordable in the poor and remote regions of Nigeria. Fr. Kizito hobbies include: reading, helping others, visiting, traveling, watching wild life, listening and watching News and sports channels, and golfing. He is a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden Warriors. Also, He is the unofficial chaplain of the Huskers! Go Big Red!

Mass/Visits to Nursing Homes/Assisted Living Homes

Wausa: Countryside Villa - 1st Tuesday@9:30am
Bloomfield: Good Samaritan - 1st & 3rd Tuesday@10:45am
Verdigre: Alpine Village - Wednesday@10:45

St. Andrew

Celebrate Mass Sunday @ 10:30am
and Thursday @ 8:00am

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St. William Link

Celebrate Mass Saturday @ 5:00pm
and Thursday @ 5:30pm

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St. Wenceslaus Link

Celebrate Mass Sunday @ 8:30am,
Tuesday @ 6:30pm
and Friday @ 8:30am

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Let Your Prayer Be Simple

Let your prayer be entirely simple. One word was enough for the publican and for the prodigal son to obtain God’s forgiveness (cf. Lk 15,21)… No pretentiousness in the words of your prayers; how often it is that the simple and unadorned stammerings of children sway their father! So don’t launch into long discourses lest you weaken your spirit through verbal affectation. A single word from the publican moved the mercy of God; one word full of faith saved the good thief (Lk 23,42). Prolixity in prayer often fills up the spirit with images and dissipates it, whereas a single word often has the effect of recollecting it. Do you feel consolation, gripped by a word of prayer? Remain there, for it is then that our angel prays with us. Don’t be too sure of yourself, even if you have attained to purity; rather, have a great humility and you will then feel a greater confidence. Even if you have scaled the ladder of perfection, pray for forgiveness for your sins; pay heed to Saint Paul’s cry: “I am the foremost among sinners” (1Tim 1,15)… If you are clothed with gentleness and free of anger little else is required to free your soul from its bondage. So long as we have not attained to true prayer we are like people who teach their children to take their first steps. Try hard to lift up your thought or, rather, to contain it within the words of your prayer. If a childish weakness causes it to fall, raise it up. For our minds are naturally volatile but He who can strengthen all things can also stabilise the mind… Thus the first degree of prayer consists in dispelling the suggestions of the mind with a simple word as soon as they arise. The second is to keep our thought solely on what we are saying and thinking. The third is the soul’s fixation in the Lord.”

Saint John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, ch.28