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All Saints: Holy Day of Obligation
Friday November 1 is dedicated to all the saints of the Church: those who have attained heaven, even if not formally canonized. (Not to be confused with All Souls' Day, which is Saturday November 2, recalling those who have died and not yet reached heaven.)  Plan to attend Holy Day Mass either tonight or tomorrow.

Directory of Parishes in the Diocese of Lincoln
Upcoming Retreats at Good Counsel
Healing Retreat
with Fr. Craig Doty

Nov. 1-3, 2019
Jesus, Please Heal Me!
Weekend Retreat opens with Holy Day Mass for All Saints Day on Friday Nov. 1, 8:00pm; ends Sunday Nov. 3 with Noon lunch.
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Living the Little Way of St. Therese
with Fr. Karl Millis

Nov. 15-17, 2019
Follow the Little Flower to Holiness and Happiness
Weekend Retreat for Men and Women.

The Retreat House welcomes back Fr. Karl Millis for a weekend retreat on the Little Flower, "Living the Little Way of St. Therese."

"The wisdom of St. Theresa speaks to us about what it means to follow the Lord," said Fr. Millis.  "She invites us to experience the unconditional love God has for everyone; of how God's justice is conditioned by His mercy; and how God's justice serves love.  'To love the love that is mercy' is central to the practice of The Little Way.  It is this love that we are called to show towards others."

Topics for the retreat include: confidence in God, in spite of sufferings; God's love for you personally, and how you can see it at work; not becoming discouraged by your sins and weaknesses, but abandoning yourself to the mercy of God; and what it means truly to follow Jesus.

Fr. Millis asks, "How often do you and I cling to things of this world, thinking they will satisfy, thinking they can somehow fill a place that only God can fill?  And how many of us resist really following Jesus with the radical conviction that St. Therese did, in truly surrendering everything to Christ?  All these other things cannot satisfy."

Father Millis has been a Third Order Carmelite for more than 30 years, and has studied Carmelite spirituality extensively in both Rome and the United States. He has helped to establish Third Order Carmelite groups in several parishes.

“As a Third Order Carmelite, I enjoy sharing Carmelite spirituality with others. It is said, ‘The Carmelites may be one of the smallest religious orders of the Church, but they have produced some of the greatest Saints.’ To know, understand, and live the Carmelite spirituality in one’s life, gives to one an amazing gift to assist one on the journey to heaven.”

Father Karl Millis was ordained in 1999 and came to the Diocese of Lincoln five years ago, serving at St. Joseph in Auburn, St. Clara in Peru, and as chaplain of the Newman Center in Peru.

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Magnificat Women's Retreat
with Sr. Lucy

Nov. 22-24, 2019
Be Renewed in the Spirit
Women's Retreat with Sr. Lucy, Sr. Christine Marie, and Sr. Marguerite Marie of the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We also welcome back Sister Lucy and other Sisters of the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ for a weekend retreat for Women Nov. 22-24, sponsored by the Morning Star Chapter of Magnificat.

This retreat is an invitation for women to 'Be Renewed in the Spirit', to receive a greater outpouring of God's Love in Jesus, and to rediscover the promise of the Father in the Holy Spirit.  A series of teachings and reflections will be accompanied with times of prayer.

Based on the Scriptures and the Catechism, the retreat will be a time to ponder the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of Our Blessed Mother and in ours.  It is for women of all ages who are looking for the Joy of the Lord in their lives.

The Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ is a Franciscan Charismatic Religious Congregation in the Diocese of Amarillo, Texas; learn more at

Sr. Lucy grew up in a strong Catholic family in Farwell, Neb. She felt drawn to religious life and entered the Disciples in 1988. Sr. Lucy has been heavily involved in youth ministry, adult ministry, evangelistic outreach, leading praise and worship, and was superior of the community. She says her greatest joy is "praising the Lord and bringing people to a deeper realization of a great God who has a plan for their life."

Sr. Christine Marie remember praying in her youth for a life of adventure and mystery, and now says "Religious life has been the greatest adventure and mystery I could have asked for!"  Sr. Marguerite Marie joined the Disciples in 2010 fresh out of college; she says, "God fulfills every desire of our hearts, we just have to be patient and follow the Lamb wherever He goes."
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Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House • 402-786-2705 •
Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House near Waverly offers a peaceful atmosphere of prayer and recollection, with single rooms and private baths.  Retreat include meditations, silence, prayer, adoration and the Sacraments and typically begin with a Rosary and Mass at 8pm on Friday evening, and end with Mass and noon lunch on Sunday.

PLan ahead, other upcoming retreats include:
  • "Keeping Close to Mary" with Bishop James Conley and Fr. Gary Coulter, Dec. 6-8 Advent Retreat
  • Men's Spiritual Exercises with Regnum Christi and Fr. Matthew Summe, LC, Dec. 12-15 Advent Retreat
See the full schedule of retreats and register at, email or call 402-786-2705 for more information.
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